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MauriceRice
Posts: 425
Registered: ‎03-17-2011
My Device: Developer
My Carrier: Telus
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Native file browser?

Can anyone confirm (or not) that the PlayBook includes a native Explorer-like file management utility able to launch documents, change file names etc.

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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
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Re: Native file browser?

It does not include that, yet.


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eprklims
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎04-27-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 & PlayBook 64
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Native file browser?

It would be excellent if a developer built this application.  I am sure there is a window of opportunity to make some $$ as I would be happy to pay for a file manager/browser that included directory structure of files copied onto the PB.  It would also need the ability to 'launch' the application when a file was clicked to open (i.e. open Adobe Reader, W2Go, S2Go, SS2Go, etc.)

RIM hasn't provided this and I think a lot of people want this functionality and expect it. 

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cideasdev
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎04-04-2011
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My Carrier: Verzion

Re: Native file browser?

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I'm hoping to have mines finished soon, odd mockup http://ihaveinternet.com/dump/filemanager_mock2.jpg :smileyvery-happy:

Also it will support remote file systems in the future, the first one will be DropBox :smileyvery-happy:

Playbook Applications : ArrangeIt File Manager
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eprklims
Posts: 23
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Re: Native file browser?

awesome. if you need a beta tester let me know!
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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Native file browser?

Looks great. Diito on the beta testing. I am not certain what the 2 columns represent. They appear to be the same thing. Also, if you can add the ability to bookmark directories to make it easier to get back to a folder.
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cideasdev
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎04-04-2011
My Device: None
My Carrier: Verzion

Re: Native file browser?

Its a dual panel setup sorta like total commander/xplorer2 . Right now the image shows the same folder, but you can navigate to different folders and do any operation between both of them and the bookmarking idea Is already planned, but not for this version.
Playbook Applications : ArrangeIt File Manager
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eprklims
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎04-27-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 & PlayBook 64
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Re: Native file browser?

hi cideasdev
any idea on timing for this app? Also will it automatically launch viewers/apps so you can open the files?
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jocala
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-17-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: Native file browser?

Won't a file browser require a native sdk (and possibly root)?  I thought air apps were sandboxed.  There's a file browser in the app store, but it can only see its own files. (hope I'm wrong about the sandbox!)

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shawnblais
Posts: 439
Registered: ‎10-25-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Native file browser?

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Using AIR you can basically see anything inside the "Shared" folder... documents, videos, music, photos, misc...etc

That is basically where the majority of user files will be anyways so it should be pretty decent.

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