Synonyms for Footle:

n.

fritter away, kill time, knock around, kick your heels, futz around, mess around, fiddle around, reinvent the wheel. footle (noun)
mess about, loaf, lounge, lollygag, tarry, hang around, lallygag, mill around, linger, lurk, loiter, mill about.

v.

stative (verb)
mess about, loaf, lounge, lollygag, tarry, hang around, lallygag, mill around, linger, lurk, loiter, mill about.