The powerhouse Files & Folders application for the BlackBerry PlayBook has just received another awesome update. Jon over at Innovatology let us know that their file explorer & manager app updated yet again! v2.3 now let’s you E-mail files via your mail server!
This new feature is experimental, but has worked great for me every time I’ve tested over the past 2 days. Most users will find it extremely helpful, whether moving items from different servers or to different customers, friends, ect.
v2.3 release notes
NEW! Send a file to e-mail via your GMail, Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, Windows Live or other e-mail address! This is an experimental feature. Notes:
Before you can use the e-mail feature you will need to setup some mail server details in the Settings screen.
The e-mail feature has been found to work with GMail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Windows Live, MSN, many Exchange servers and SendMail, and will probably work with many others too. Please see the instructions in Settings for configuration.
Full support for plain SMTP with optional authentication, partial support for secure SSL and StartTLS protocols.
There are thousands of different mail servers, and each interpret e-mail and encryption “standards” in their own way. It is very likely that there are servers out there that don’t understand Files & Folders. If you experience difficulties with your mail server, please let us know and be sure to include the host name of your server.
Enhanced By default you are now asked to confirm before a file or folder is deleted. This can be switched off in the Setting screen.
Enhanced The search function now accepts multiple words, separated by spaces. To match, a file name must contain all the words, in any order.
Enhanced You can now see a preview thumbnail of your Google Docs files.
Fixed! Files with unknown file types could sometimes not be copied.
Fixed! Files with an apostrophe in the name could not be uploaded to Dropbox.
Files & Folders for BlackBerry PlayBook is still one of the most useful and exciting products to use. Between the Dropbox, Google Docs, Bridge, PlayBook and now ability to E-mail items out! There’s truly no file application with more features on any BlackBerry device.
This was the first application I needed the moment my PlayBook was set up. I found some similar products but nothing that combined the UI, function and brilliance like Innovatology does now. I highly recommend this one for anyone looking to even scratch the surface of what F & F will do.
Available in both a 3 day Trial or purchase the full product for just $2.99. A price no one could argue with!