One of my favorite applications received a major overhaul this past week. Files and Folders by Innovatology is more than just your average utility application. Whether stored on your BlackBerry PlayBook or in the cloud, it lets you easily access and manage your documents anytime and anywhere. This latest update not only brings additional features and enhancements but a BB10 inspired look and feel with the new light and dark color scheme and icons. Click on the jump for the full change log.
Changes in v5.0
- NEW! Support for SkyDrive and Office Web Apps! SkyDrive is Microsoft's answer to Dropbox. It integrates very well with desktop and online versions of Microsoft Office, and provides 7GB of free storage. Learn more and sign up at skydrive.com.
- Swipe down, tap SkyDrive and sign in with your Windows Live ID.
- We show you your own SkyDrive, and files/folders that others have shared with you, but due to SkyDrive restrictions we cannot yet show files or folders that must be fetched from your computer.
- Tap an Office file, then tap Open online to fire up the Office Web App.
- ENHANCED! Google Drive.
- Now much faster, especially for users with many files.
- Your own files and files people shared with you are now in separate top-level folders.
- Because of these changes, any Google Drive folders you have starred will have to be re-starred.
- ENHANCED! Redesigned look & feel, new icons inspired by BB10.
- NEW! Choose your favorite color scheme! The light scheme has better visibility during the day, while the dark scheme is easier on the eye at night and handy for presentations, meetings and on stage. Choose your flavor from the General page in the Settings screen.
- NEW! Online manual, so you can read it in a separate browser window or on another device.
- FIXED! Many more major & minor improvements & bug fixes.
Note: removed mention of Office 365 until Microsoft can clarify their definition.
Fixed in v5.1
- Google Drive: Some files uploaded via the Google Drive desktop client or website were not showing up in Files & Folders. This was due to a bug in Google Drive, which we've reported to Google and managed to work around.
- SkyDrive: Could not paste files to the My SkyDrive root folder. Fixed.
Files and Folders is a great file management system and only gets better with each update. It is available in BlackBerry App World for $2.99 or you can try the free 3-day trial version before purchasing.
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