Matthias let us know that this new Version of FileScout (complete file, text, zip, and image manager) now includes a ScreenCapture application (called ScreenScout) and some Playlist enhancements. The new ScreenShot functionality is also included in the free FileScoutLite version as well. As usual the ScreenShot functionality comes with plenty of customization features so it should fit everybody’s skill & needs.

What’s New

  • ScreenScout – Use FileScout to capture your BlackBerry Device display from anywhere.
    This new FileScout version will come with a integrated fully configurable screenshot application. FileScoutLite user can also make use of this new feature (the Lite Version will add some overlay to the screenshot). Of course you need to grant FileScout the permission (in the BlackBerry device application permission configuration) to capture the screen of the device.
    The capture operation can be accessed in two ways (if not disabled in the options)

    1. Via the Global Menu entry ‘ScreenShot with FileScout’
      In any application you simply can select the ‘ScreenShot with FileScout’ menu item to capture the current screen (of course without the menu visible).
      Unfortunately the global menu is not always accessible (or does not include the system wide menu items) in this case the you should use the ‘ScreenScout’ background application to capture the screen.
    2. Via the ScreenScout background application (recommended)
        Simply open the TaskSwitcher (hold ALT any press ESC or on newer OS: hold down the BB-Menu-Button) and select the ‘ScreenScout – Capture with FileScout’ application. By simply selecting the background application FileScout will capture the current screen (incl. all popup dialogs) and will save it as image into the specified screenshot directory.
    Configuration ‘FileScout Image & ScreenShot Options’ (Lite Version: ‘ScreenShot Options’):

    • ‘ScreenShot Directory’
      Specify the destination directory for all the screenshots you are going to create (a directory need to be defined in order to use the new functionality).
    • ‘Autoname ScreenShots’
      When this option is enabled the screenshots will get the default file name "ScreenCapture" (already existing screenshots will not be overwritten instead the new screenshot will be autorenamed. If this checkbox is deactivated you will be prompted each time to enter the filename for the new screenshot.
    • ‘Add Timestamp to file name’ (not available in Lite Version)
      The screenshot file name will automatically get a timestamp information in the format ‘YYYYMMDD-HHMM’ at the end.
    • ‘Open ScreenShot Directory after operation’
      After taking a screenshoot FileScout will be opened so that you can instantly do what ever is required with the new created screenshot image.
    • ‘Add Global ScreenShot Menu’
      If you don’t like to have the Global ‘ScreenShot with FileScout’ MenuItem you can simply deactivate it with this checkbox (a reboot/battery pull required to take effect).
    • ”Launch ScreenShot Background Application on system start’
      Same applies to the additional ScreenScout Application that will be automatically launched in the background at system start. If you don’t like that the background app will be launched uncheck this checkbox (a reboot/battery pull required to take effect).
    • You can also select between PNG or JPEG (including the compression level) as screenshot file format.
  • Creation of PlayLists more user friendly – show warning when no Playlist directory is configured – creating recursive Playlists can be canceled
  • Additional Key-ShortCut [SHIFT]+[L]: PlayList Recursive
  • The TextEditor allow you to use a own/different FontFamily (can be configured in the Options)
  • eMail Archive & Browse with FileScout MenuItems will now check if another instance of FileScout is already running in the background and if this is the case this background instance will be used.

Normally priced at 6.99 but on sale for 5.99 until Nov. 19.

The Premium version is in our store Here. 14 day trial available

To download the free version go Here.

 FileScout is a file explorer for your BlackBerry®. In addition to its core functionality (browse the file system, create directories, copy, move, rename, zip, unzip, delete files, or open your media files directly, FileScout also allows you to open text files (including .ini, .xml, etc.) so you are able to edit, copy, and paste text segments of text.

Additionally FileScout allows you to manipulate images (resize & rotate), easily save and access your favorites, search for files, create playlists across multiple folders, send files via email or Bluetooth®, archive your SMS & eMails and capture device screenshots.

Before your purchase feel free to download the 14 day trial version.

Features:

  • Browse over the file system of your BlackBerry® device
  • Show hidden files and directories (indicated by grey name)
  • Show ‘encrypted content’ (indicated by a caution icon)
  • Creating new directories
  • Copy a single file (or a group of files) from one folder to another
  • Move files (incl. multi select) – (in the same way as copy a file)
  • Renaming existing files & directories
  • Auto rename/overwrite if a file already exist at the destination [of copy & move], this behavior is configurable via options
  • Delete existing files [even ones that are preinstalled (like wallpapers or ringtones)] – Please note: a) this is unfortunately not supported for all files on all devices (e.g. System Folder in OS 5.0) b) deleted files can be only recovered by a hard reset of your device
  • Copy or More complete directory structures (including all it’s content) in the same way as single files can be copied
  • Delete directories with all its content (recursive)
  • Unpack ZIP-Archives (including directory structures) – no support for password protected zips
  • Create a ZIP-Archive from a marked single file, a group of files (mark multiple files by pressing the SPACE-key) or a selected directory (including all it’s content/recursive)
  • Resize Images to save time and money when sending photos that have been taken with your BackBerry® or coming from other sources (this also can save device memory)
  • Rotate Images (90°, 180°, -90°) (might require image resizing first)
  • Capture device screenshots
  • Create Playlists across multiple folders [select in any folder your audio files (via Space-Key) and once you have marked all files select ‘Create Playlist from selection’ from the menu] (this menu item is only available, if you have specified a ‘Playlist Directory’ in the options)
  • Create Playlists from current directory content [optional: including all subdirectories (recursive)] (this menu item is only available, if you have specified a ‘Playlist Directory’ in the options)
  • eMail Archive Function
  • Send and Receive files via Bluetooth (OBEX-Push)
  • DriveUsage: Easily detect directories that acquire a lot of device memory
  • FileScout register itself as default content handler for ‘.INI’, ‘.LOG’ and ‘.XML’ files [This allows you to open this files e.g. from eMail attachments directly in the FileScout SimpleTextViewer/Editor]
  • Add the current directory to your ‘favorite directory list’
  • From anywhere goto any of your favorite directories (from the list)
  • From anywhere goto any other directory on your device by using SHIFT+G|SHIFT+H (Nodes can be expanded or collapsed with the SPACE-Key)
  • Opening Media-Files (if supported by your device):
  • ·····o Audio: W4A|AAC|MP3|WAV|AU3|MID|WMA
  • ·····o Video: MPEG|AVI|MP4|3GP
  • ·····o Image: JPG|PNG|GIF|TIFF|SVG|BMP
  • ·····o Office (requires installed "Office to go"): DOC|XLS|PPT
  • ·····o PDF [requires installed "PDF to go" or "Repligo Reader" (incompatible with BeamReader)]
  • ·····o Other: TXT|HTML
  • ·····o Playlists: M3U
  • Opening custom registered files – FileScout allows you to associate own file extensions with custom applications (like you might know it from other OS)
  • Opening Files in a SimpleTextViewer:
  • ·····o You can open files in plain text mode – This enables you to open XML’s, INI’s or any kind of script files (or any other files) in your BlackBerry®
  • ·····o Once the file is opened, you can mark/select text and copy it into the clipboard (to use it where ever you like or need it)
  • ·····o Quick navigation via key shortcuts
  • Creating new text files (if edit-mode is configured in options)
  • Opening Files in a SimpleTextEditor:
  • ·····o Once it’s enabled in the options you can edit the text files that you have opened in the SimpleTextEditor.
  • ·····o by default all files will be open with UTF-8 character encoding
  • ·····o Re-read file with different encodings [UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, UTF-16BE or US-ASCII]
  • ·····o Search in content
  • ·····o Save File
  • ·····o Save File as…
  • ·····o both ‘save’ functions will use UTF-8 encoding
  • Show File details:
  • ·····o Filename (complete)
  • ·····o 128px Preview (for images only)
  • ·····o Path in which the file is located
  • ·····o File size
  • ·····o MIME type
  • ·····o Last modification date
  • ·····o Is Hidden [YES|NO] (writeable)
  • ·····o Is BuildIn [YES|NO]
  • ·····o Is DRMLocked [YES|NO] (if accessible)
  • ·····o Is Encrypted [YES|NO]
  • Show Directory details:
  • ·····o Directory name (complete)
  • ·····o Path in which the directory is located
  • ·····o Total file size (incl. sub-directories)
  • ·····o free space
  • ·····o number of files
  • ·····o number of directories
  • ·····o Last modification date
  • ·····o Is Hidden [YES|NO] (writeable)
  • and way way more…

Normally priced at 6.99 but on sale for 5.99 until Nov. 19.

The Premium version is in our store Here. 14 day trial available

To download the free version go Here.

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