One of the key complaints made by users of handheld computers (both Palm and Windows) is the lack of a high-quality integrated file manager. Programs like FileZ set out to correct this failing by providing a one stop shop for browsing and managing your device’s file structure and memory cards.
The file management tool in Filez is powerful and comprehensively featured. Allowing you to view and alter the attributes of all files on your PDA (including protected ROM files), it represents a massive improvement on the software that ships with your Palm. However, it is advisable that caution is taken while working with FileZ. As is made abundantly clear in the program’s manual, FileZ allows you to edit aspects of your PDA’s system files which could cause irreparable damage to your system. For this reason, FileZ can only really be recommended to expert users.
FileZ also incorporates a system information screen which displays basic information on your PDA’s memory, battery and connection state. This useful function is now commonplace among file manager applications, and often proves a godsend when investigating compatibility, free space and power issues.
In its genre, FileZ hold a special place. Being completely free, open source and containing powerful file editing tools, Filez is a must have for all advanced users and Palm programmers. But it’s because of these powerful tools that FileZ is not recommended to inexperienced Palm owners.
- New and improved selection system
- Progress bar has been included
- Second configurable column
- Faster results list