September 18, 2009 at 11:58 AM #174070
Ronen HalevyKeymasterPosts: 2,906
The donationware FileScout application, previously called BBFileScout, has been through some updates since we last mentioned it. The last version added the ability to resize images which was awesome but the new version 1.3 adds some great email options. You can now email a whole directory worth of files or select multiple files to include in one email. Pretty cool if you ask me. There are a few other fixes like opening HTML files and setting MIME types that you can catch below.
You can read more at this link or download the app OTA here. The app is free to download but the developer is asking users to donate as much as they think the application is worth.
NOTE: If you still have BBFileScout installed [before the applications name change in Version 126.96.36.199] you have to remove BBFileScout first in order to use FileScout v188.8.131.52
The highlights from the change log
September 18, 2009 at 11:58 AM #181248
- New File Associations Option: "Use the BlackBerry default Browser to open HTML files". In previous versions of FileScout HTML files where always opened with the Media application. With this new Option it’s possible to open any HTML files (e.g. from your SDCard) with the default BlackBerry® browser application.
- New Functions in TextViewer/Editor: Toggle WordWrap, FontSize,new Menu items ‘Goto Start’ & ‘Goto End’
- New functionality in search popup
- New Menu Item ‘eMail <selection>’ (when multiple files are selected)
This function will send all files (no directories) that are multi-selected in the current folder. You can select multiple files by using the key. Please have in mind that the total attachment size might be limited by your provider!
- New Menu Item ‘eMail DIRECTORY-NAME‘ (when a directory is highlighted)
This new function will send all files (no subdirectories) which are in current selected folder. Please have in mind that the total attachment size might be limited by your provider!
- New ‘File associations’ Options: In the past FileScout was registering itself automatically as content handler for the MimeType text/txt for various extensions. Now this is configurable for which file extensions you would like to register FileScout as content handler in the BlackBerry® OS. You can select the following extensions: .ini, .log and/or .xml.
Please note, that any change to this setting does only take effect after a full device reboot.
The implementation of word wrap, font size, etc. within FileScout’s integrated text editor is huge! Thanks again, Matthias!September 19, 2009 at 4:41 AM #181249
I’ve been very happy with FileScout as the default file manager on my Bold, but one major limitation is that it crashes the device if I try to open a pdf by clicking on an icon from within it’s tree structure. I’ve tried to configure it to use BeamReader as the pdf-associated application to no avail. all other file types open perfectly. I’ve learned to get around it by opening pdfs with BeamReader directly.September 19, 2009 at 4:51 AM #181250
Have you tried either RepliGo Reader or PDF To Go? Either works launches by clicking on a document within FileScout on my Tour. Is it possible that BeamReader is not registering properly as the default PDF reader?September 19, 2009 at 7:23 AM #181251
Ronen HalevyKeymasterPosts: 2,906
I used to use BB but pretty happy with this new version.September 19, 2009 at 7:02 PM #181252
Those are good options Tom, but I’ve got a licensed copy of BeamReader offered from my beta test experience. It actually functions quite nicely as an on device file manager. I can’t see buying RepliGo for my needs and the premium Docs to Go price is outta sight.
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