FileScout, a great file manager that now comes with its own image viewer, allowing you to browser through all the images in a given directory. Storm users will also enjoy the ability to browser through pictures by touching the left or right side of the screen. The image viewing feature is also improved by the fact that FileScout caches theimages in a directory, but will only cache as much as your memory allows so as to not affect performance. The latest version also includes Bluetooth fixes, making this update an overall success.
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myCopernic is a web-based application that lets you search and access data stored on your PC.
Once you’ve registered your account, and downloaded the Copernic Connector to your PC, you can access your files OTA from your BlackBerry. Over the web, you get access to documents, emails, email attachments, pictures, music, movies, contacts, etc.
This application, with competitors such as Cortado, is most likely aiming at a Power User and consumer market. If you’d like to see how it holds up for enterprise, you can download a professional version which gives you access to calendar items.
Older version screenshot.
The creators of BBFIleScout have had a ton of user feedback since the release of their free file manager for BlackBerry. They have now released version 1.0 of BBFileScout and there are quite a few major improvements.
- Options reorganized – on BlackBerry devices it’s quite common to separate the application options into various screens – this makes the options way more organized and easier to understand.
- Path entry fields (Startup Path, Thumbnail Storage & Playlist Directory) show now an additional button that allows you to browse in the file system to make an appropriate selection (in the past this was only possible via the menu).
Some of the core features that have been maintained are:
- BBFileScout is a file system browser for your BlackBerry (including hidden files)
- Create directories, copy, move, rename, or delete files
- Zip files or complete directory structures
- Extract Zip archives (incl. structures)
- Copy and delete complete directory structures
- Open all media files (supported by your BlackBerry)
- Register additional file types with other (3rd party) applications (if supported)
There are several file sharing systems available to corporate users such as Cortado, and each will provide a competitive advantage over the others. Depending on your organization’s needs, it’s important to evaluate each for its strengths and weaknesses.
One of these systems is Enterprise File System (EFS). EFS lets you create folders, copy and paste documents between remote systems, delete documents and folders and email remote or local documents.
Click through for a synopsis of functionality and features with EFS
BBFileScout is a file explorer and zipping application that is really impressive, especially being free. With BBFileScout, you can view files, rename files, move files, hide files, zip filles and heck, even associate files to a specific application ie: .doc to Documents To Go. It also includes an integrated text viewer.
- Hide and unhide files and directories via the File/Directory information popup
- Option ‘Show filenames in Menus’ – enables/disables the display of current selected file in the #Menu (default on)
- Fixed internal NullPointerException [when updating root]
- Options: it’s now possible the remove a previously specified playlist directory (in order to disable the complete playlist functionality of BBFileScout)
Before you say, “Hey, didn’t he already review a file manager?” I will correct you that this is the first time I am reviewing a GOOD file manager. While I might have been a little harsh in my review of Bilby File, it was because I knew there had to be something better… And I found that better something with File Manager Pro by Terra Mobility.
One of the first things I appreciated was the quick “tutorial” the application runs through the first time you open it. I really dislike opening a new application (especially one with as much depth as this one) and hitting every combination of keys trying to figure out the fastest way to complete a task, but this app has you covered from the beginning.
Now let’s hit the feature list and go over the high points:
• Support For The Storm — Provides double tap and multi-touch selections, and swiping for fast file list scrolling. No compatibility mode needed!
• All Standard File Operations — Copy, Move, Rename, Delete, New Folder and Send as Email. In addition, recursive Copy, Move and Delete operations are supported.
• Manage Your Zip Archives — Open and browse Zip archives the same as folders. Extract all of the contents or just a subset. Create new archives or add to existing ones.
• Select Multiple Files And Folders — Select a range of items, an arbitrary set, or any combination of both. Do any file operation on the selected items, including compressing them into a Zip archive.
• Search For Files And Folders — Search in a single folder or across multiple folders, even recursively. Specify whole words only or to use case sensitivity. Select search result items and perform any file operation.
• Fast Access With The Favorites List — Avoid tedious folder navigation and jump directly to frequently used files or deeply nested folders with a single click.
• Sort And View Files Your Way — Sort files by Name, Size, Type or Date, in Ascending or Descending order. Specify the display of file information, and control the viewing of hidden files.
• Launch Files In Documents to Go — Click on a Word, Excel or PowerPoint file and have it opened in Docs-to-Go. Click on media files — audio, video or image — and have it launched in your media application. (requires OS 4.5 or higher)
• Modify File Attributes — View properties on files and folders, and assign the Read-Only and Hidden attributes.
• Integrated Text Viewer — Built-in text file viewer that includes a Find feature for text searches.
• Unsurpassed Performance — Open and browse folders containing 1000′s of files with virtually no performance penalty.
The first thing we’ll take a look at is the options, most of which pretty much just cover how items are displayed. As you can see below, you can also choose your level of compression when creating zip files.
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