FileScout 2.0 from emacberry is now available for download. It is surprisingly packed with many cool features and even more important, Blackberry 6 compatible! FileScout is a very useful utility, especially if you send or receive .zip files through BBM on a regular basis, as I do. I can open a .zip file, install to a folder of my choosing and continue on from there, installing a program or perhaps a theme.
If you own a touchscreen device, you will immediately notice a new design that allows for quicker access to FileScout's main functions. It can be a little confusing at first as you may not know what each icon on the new Ribbon Bar does. FileScout does not seem to pop up a description for each function on the Ribbon bar, so you may need to visit their website to get familiar with them. After discussing this issue with the developer, he informed me that tool tips in third party software cannot be done as of yet.
The new MultiSelect feature is also very cool. On touchscreen devices you can simply use two fingers to select multiple files/ directories at once to manipulate as needed. The MultiSelect function is also available on non-touchscreen devices as well by holding down the "Shift" key while scrolling.
FileScout Core Features:
FileScout is a file system browser
Create directories, copy, move, rename, or delete files
Zip and Unzip files or complete directory structures with your BlackBerry
Copy and delete complete directory structures
Open all media files
Open files (like ini, xml, etc.) as plain text so you can edit, mark, copy, and paste text
Display thumbnails for supported image files
Search for files and directories
Send any file as an email attachment to your contacts
Send/receive any file(s) via Bluetooth
Define list of favorite directories (as shortcuts)
Show details for files & directories
Image Viewer - browse though the images of a directory (incl. 'Next' & 'Previous' functionality)
Resize (& rotate) images
Create audio playlists
Email & SMS Archive Function
Drive Usage Information
Of note, FileScout has been updated to 126.96.36.199 on the developers website and as soon as possible, will be reflected in the BBOS store.
Can FileScout enhance the productivity of your BlackBerry?