While I was out on vacation at the end of last month, newcomer Terra Mobility released a beta of their upcoming File Manager Pro application that really impressed me. It has quite a few functions that RIM should have built into the OS which make it a powerful file manager for your BlackBerry. It includes features such as being able to email multiple files and extracting zip files. Pretty powerful and it’s just in its first beta release.
From the description:
File Manager Pro is the new file and Zip archive manager for your BlackBerry smartphone. With File Manager Pro, you can manage your files easily and quickly using its powerful new features. In addition, File Manager Pro allows you to open, create, extract and append to Zip archives, that are today’s de facto standard for distributing compressed files.
Work with the contents of Zip archives received via email. With OS 4.5, your BlackBerry smartphone has pre-installed Docs-To-Go and the ability to download email attachments. Often these attachments contain PDF and Office documents that are compressed in a Zip archive. With File Manager Pro, you can easily extract these documents for use with applications that natively handle Office and PDF files.
Send documents as email from your BlackBerry. The BlackBerry has a limitation on the size of attachments that can be sent from your device. Many Office and PDF documents exceed this limitation — either singly or as multiple files — preventing you from emailing them from your BlackBerry. Now you can easily compress one or more documents into a single Zip archive and Send as Email, all from within File Manager Pro.
Manage all your files and folders. With large capacity Media cards, you have the ability to carry thousands of documents on your BlackBerry. But with so many files and folders, it can be difficult to manage. With the advanced features of File Manager Pro, managing your files is fast and simple.
All standard file operations. Copy, Move, Rename, Delete, New Folder and Send as Email, on both files and folders. In addition, recursive Copy, Move and Delete operations are supported as well.
Manage your Zip archives. Open and browse Zip archives the same as you would folders. Extract all of the contents, or select and extract just a subset of items. Create new archives or add to existing ones. Even supports nested Zip archives.
Select multiple files and folders simultaneously. Select multiple files and folders at the same time. Do any standard file operation on the selected items, including compressing them into a Zip archive.
Fast access with the Favorites list. Avoid tedious folder navigation by using the Favorites list to quickly access frequently used or deeply nested folders. Jump directly to your destination folder with a single click.
Sort and view files your way. Sort files my Name, Size, Type or Date, in either ascending or descending order. Specify the display of file information, and control the viewing of hidden files.
Modify file attributes. Assign the read-only and hidden properties on files and folders.
Integrated Text Viewer. Built-in text file viewer that includes a Find feature for text searches.
Unsurpassed performance. Fully designed to give uncompromising performance. Fast file and folder navigation while still providing quick application load time.