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FileScout v1.4.1 Released – Performance Tweaks

FileScout1.4 Matthias let me know that he has updated his immensely popular FileScout file manager application to version 1.4.1. FileScout is a donationware application that you can download and donate as much as you deem fit. The new version 1.4.1 brings quite a few changes under the hood to make the app more stable and memory efficient. You won’t see those updates in the change log below but they translate into a faster more stable application.

You can pick it up OTA at this link or learn more at this link.

What’s new?

  • New Simple TextViewer/Editor Option: Select how files will be saved. Either in ‘UNIX Format (CR)’ (default) or in’Windows Format (CRLF)’. By default BlackBerry is storing files in the UNIX Format – which makes editing afterwards e.g. with Windows Notepad a bit difficult.
  • Storm 2 (9520/9550) will be treated as the Storm 9500/9530 devices (but still no touch screen support yet)
  • Added a MenuItem for the “Go to Directory” + function
  • Various performance and memory issue improvements

What’s fixed?

  • Sometimes FileScout was instantly started again after it was closed by the user (e.g. when during the FileScout session some media files had been opened) – this issue should be solved with this build.
  • OS 5.x ONLY: Endless loop for system folder fixed – Unfortunately in Beta OS 5.x (Storm & Bold) it’s not possible anymore to access the system folder via the file system API – it looks like RIM have restriced the access to this folder. With this Version FileScout will display an error message when the API does not return any content for a folder. This also means that FileScout can’t be used to delete pre-installed files located in the subfolders of ‘system’ for Storm and Bold devices that have installed the OS 5.x. (Beta)
  • Additional small tweaks for OS5.x Users.

Please note, if you still have BBFileScout installed [before the Application name change Version] you have to deinstall BBFileScout first in order to use FileScout v1.4.0.0 – I am sorry for this inconvenience!

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  1. Best app ever & ever


  2. @Matthias: Best of luck with FileScout at the BlackBerry® Partners Fund™ Developer Challenge! IMO, you definitely deserve the Grand Prize.

    (For those of you not aware, FileScout was selected as one of sixteen finalists. Final judging will occur on 9 November at the BlackBerry Developers Conference in San Francisco — Grand Prize winner and runner-up will be announced on-stage at the Conference the following day.)

  3. Hmmm…OTA offered but App World offered

    • well – only RIM knows what updating applications in AppWorld takes so long – that’s why FileScout comes with a own ‘check for updates’ option – once your purchase the in AppWorld (v1.3.0.2) you can instantly update to the latest build via this feature…

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