Matthias let me know that he has updated his useful and popular FileScout BlackBerry app and that it is now available as two versions, a free “Lite” version and a premium version that has more features.
- 100% free FileScoutLite Version with the core functionality:
- File system browser for your BlackBerry® (including hidden files)
- Create directories, copy, move, rename, or delete files
- Copy and delete complete directory structures
- Show details for files & directories [modification date, is hidden, etc...]
- Open all media files (supported by your BlackBerry®)
- Text Viewer (e.g. for ini, xml, etc.)
- Zip-Archive handling
- Full FileScout Version which requires a ‘Registration Code’ with the additional features:
- File Search
- Thumbnail display for images
- Image manipulation
- Text Editor
- Send files via eMail/Bluetooth
- eMail Archive function
- Playlist creation
- Favorite-Directory handling
- Directory Tree navigation (Goto…)
- AutoUpdate check
- Support via eMail
FileScout is available for all BlackBerry devices running OS 4.3 and higher. You can download the free version here or check out the premium version of FileScout in the store. The premium version is available for $4.99 until March 15th with a 14 day trial, after that it goes up to $6.99. I’ve included the rest of the changelog as well as a feature comparison chart after the jump.
Changelog (continued from above):
- Autocheck for available updates (every 7 days) – never miss a new version of FileScout – could be disabled in the options
- Search dialog improvements:
- A running Search can be canceled
- Support for deletion of files from the Search Result list (also via [DEL]-Key)
- Selection via [SHIFT] + Nav UP|DOWN
- Thumbnail Generation optimization: Specify directories that should be excluded from the Thumbnail persistence
- eMail Archive function:
- Directly from the BlackBerry® Message Application you can select an eMail and store it’s content (incl. all meta data) to a previously specified directory of your device (e.g. on your SDSCard). FileScout then will create a substructure (YEAR, MONTH, DAY) and store the eMail with all data that is accessible via RIM’s API in one folder per message.
- Additionally to the raw data of the message FileScout can create a rendition of the Message – either in HTML or in plain text depending on the message format. These files then can be opened anytime – no matter if the original message is still present on your device or not.
- Download of external images of HTML-Messages [incl. an option to force transfer via the devices TCP (instead of using your BES connection)]
- ‘Reply/Reply All’ from FileScout to an archived message (plain text messages will be quoted)
- Known issues (caused of limitations in RIM’s API):
- Most attachments of an eMail can’t be stored in the eMail-Archive (FileScout will give you a warning for all attachments that can’t be retrieved through the API).
- HTML-eMails: Not all (or probably all) of the embedded images are accessible (FileScout will give you a warning for all attachments that can’t be retrieved through the API).
- When using the option ‘Use MessageApp to show eMails that have been archived with FileScout’:
- HTML-eMails can’t be created with the BlackBerry® Message composer that’s why they can’t be restored in the BlackBerry® Message Application
- PlainText-eMails that have larger content can’t be created with the BlackBerry® Message composer. The API will give you a warning that the message have been truncated.
- Even if the API offers methods to request all missing content for a message from the Server – sometimes the result is different when you use ‘More All’ from the BlackBerry® MessageApplication for a message or let FileScout request the missing portions. It was very frustrating to get no way around that within the FileScout code, so the recommendation is to use ‘More All’ from the Message Application before you use the ‘Archive with FileScout’ function. This might be related to the BES configuration.
FileScout -vs- free FileScoutLite Features
|FileScout||FileScoutLite||RIM’s OS5 File App|
|File system browser for your BlackBerry® (including hidden files)||x||x||x|
|Create directories, copy, move, rename, or delete files||x||x||x|
|Sort directory content (Name, type, date, size)||x||x|
|Copy and delete complete directory structures||x||x|
|Show details for files & directories [modification date, is hidden, etc...]||x||x||x|
|Open all media files (supported by your BlackBerry®)||x||x||x|
|Text Viewer (e.g. for ini, xml, etc.)||x||x||txt only|
|Thumbnail display for images||x||x|
|Send files via eMail/Bluetooth||x||eMail only|
|eMail Archive function||x|
|Directory Tree navigation (Goto…)||x|
|Support via eMail||x|
Share the love
Get free updates and win BlackBerry prizes
People Who Liked This Article Also Liked...
Related Posts From Forum... Have Your Say!
This section is coming soon...