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BBFileScout v0.5.1 Released – Free File Manager

We mentioned BBFileScout last week as a free/donationware file manager. Since then the developer has released quite a few updates that seriously enhanced the functionality. The latest release as of this article is v0.5.1 which brings a few nice features that I thought were worth a mention. I am really loving BBFileScout and really think it is becoming one of my BlackBerry must have applications.

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What’s new?

  • Complete new implementation of content handlers – BBFileScout now makes use of the (pre-)registered document handlers – when a app register itself for a specify file extension BBFileScout now can read this association and launch the registered app [this implies, that installed PDF readers will now instantly work with BBFileScout]
  • Default BB-eMail Composer is used to send any FileAttachments from BBFileScout (previously there was a own implemented eMail composer)
  • If the default BB-eMail Composer is causing problems with sending attachments, then you can turn on the BBFileScout-“buildIn” eMail Composer via the Options.
  • additional options:
    • Use the BBFileScout build-in text viewer/editor (default ON)
    • Use the BBFileScout build-in ZIP handler (default ON)
    • Force BB media content handler for images, audio & video files (default OFF)

Product page and desktop install link:
OTA install link:

14 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Looks like OTA link isn’t working

  2. While this hasn’t allowed me to delete unwanted system files (My Fav’s icons) it is still a very handy tool to have. I totally feel RIM should have included this in the OS from the get-go.

  3. OTA doesn’t seem to be working. I seem to get the source of the jad file displayed instead.

  4. All links above this post still not working.

  5. All OTA links not working

  6. Used link in #2 and it worked just fine.

    I love BBFileScout.

  7. Anyone still having problems with the OTA links might want to try either a Refresh from the Browser menu or clearing the Browser cache. It might be a caching issue. 😉

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