FilerFrog 2.0 Features List


Extract Files From Folder

The quick way to move a folder’s content to its parent folder.

Usage: Simply select the required folders and choose Extract Files from Folder from the Organize submenu. The folder’s content will be moved immediately to the same level of the folder extracted, and you will be asked whether you would like to keep or delete the empty folder, just to be on the safe side.

Possible Scenario: You’ve just unzipped a shareware program to a folder and surprisingly enough, the files are in yet another folder. Now you need to set things right. Extract files from folder will get the job done. Simply select the folder and useExtract Files from Folder. The useless folder is gone once you confirm its deletion – clean and simple!


Extract Files to Folder

The easy way to move any number of files or folders to a new folder.

Usage: Select the files and/or folders you would like to move and choose Extract Files to Folder from the Organize submenu. Once you enter the new folder’s name, it will be created at the same level of the files extracted and the files you selected will be moved there.

Possible Scenario: Let's say you've just downloaded photos from your amazing trip to Thailand and you want to arrange them by the cities they were taken in. Extract files to folder is what you need. For example, you can select the photos from Bangkok click “Extract Files to Folder” and name the new folder “Bangkok”. That's it! You're done!

Extra tip from the frog:  Good for cleaning out your desktop.

 

Copy/Move Files and Folders

Copying and moving files and folders without hunting through My Computer looking for the same often-used destination folder.

Usage: Select the files and/or folders you would like to copy/move, and choose Copyor Move from the Organize submenu. Now all you have to do is browse for the destination folder and the chosen files/folders will be copied/moved there.

Extra tip from the frog:  Copy To/Move To options from Organize submenu saves your most recent destination folders for quick reuse – browse once, copy and move forever!

Extra tip from the frog:  Move Up option from Organize will move the selected files and folders to the folder above the current folder. Just select files and/or folders and select Move Up and your selection will bounce to the folder above. 

 

Delete Empty Files or Folders

 Search and delete empty files and folders.

Usage: Choose all the files and folders you think might be empty and choose Delete Empty Files/Folders from the Organize submenu. All empty files and folders will be deleted instantly.

Possible Scenario: You’ve just cleaned out your computer and uninstalled a lot of useless programs, only Windows left you a nasty surprise and your Program Files is filled with empty folders. Delete Empty Files/Folders will do the job for you. UseDelete Empty Files/Folders and those empty folders are gone in a heartbeat. Order is once again restored!

 

Copy Path to Clipboard

 If you've ever wished you could copy a file or folder path to the clipboard, this is the tool you've been looking for.

Usage: Simply choose a file or folder, right- click and choose Copy Path to Clipboardfrom the Organize submenu. The full path of the file or folder chosen will be copied to the clipboard and available to you with the paste command (or simply CTRL + V).

Possible Scenario: You're a programmer who writes batch scripts that runs several files in order to perform important startup initialization in your system. When writing your script, Instead of struggling to write the paths of the invoked files, just navigate to the folder containing those files, select them and click Copy Path to Clipboard. Now you can just paste and go on to work on your next project.

 

Invert Selection

Sometimes the simplest things can make our lives much easier. Invert Selection is one of them.

Usage: Right-click on any files and folders selection and choose Invert Selectionfrom the Organize submenu, and your selection is inverted. That means those files that were selected are now not selected, and the others are.

Possible Scenario: You have a large number of files to burn on a CD, but there’s not enough room on just one CD. Now you’re done with the first batch of files, you’ll need to select the rest. Use Invert Selection to choose the files that are left. Insert a blank CD and you’re good to go!

 

Split and Join

 Split a large file of any type into smaller pieces, making it easy to distribute on CD-ROMs, the Internet, or in e-mail attachments.

"Split" Usage: Right-click the file you want to split and choose Split from the Split and Join submenu. Now, all you have to do is choose the size of the pieces, ranging from floppy to CD-ROM, as well as set sizes of 1, 5 and 10 megabytes. If you really want to be unique, you can type in any custom size you desire (in bytes). The pieces will be created and placed at the same level as the file, named after the original file with "ffsX" extension where X is the piece number. The original file will not be removed or altered in any way.

Join is used to put the pieces back together.

"Join" Usage: Simply select the pieces of a file you just split before, and choose Joinfrom the Split and Join submenu. The joined file will be created at the same level as its pieces. The file’s name will not be changed and the pieces will not be removed or altered in any way.

Possible Scenario: You’ve just made a cool image album of your trip to Thailand using FilerFrog. You can’t wait to show the album to your friends but there’s a problem. E-mail attachments are limited to 5 megabytes in size and your album is larger than that. Split will help solve your size limit barrier! Split the file into 5 megabytes pieces and e-mail them to your friends. Now when your friends receive the e-mail, all they have to do is put the pieces together using Join and they can start getting jealous of the amazing time you had in Thailand!

 

List of Files

Create a text or html file containing a list of the files and folders selected.

Usage: Simply select the files and folders you wish to be included in the list, Right click and choose one of the options in the List of Files submenu. You have the choice between a Simple or a Detailed list and whether you would like to include the full path of the files, for easy access. A Simple list contains only the file names, while aDetailed list also has the files’ creation date, modification date, size and type. Once you’ve chosen which list you’d like, the List Of Files dialog will appear. In this dialog you can choose if you want a text or html file and you can also specify the file name. You can also choose to include the subfolders and decide if you want them to be indented. Click OK and a file containing the list will be created instantly.

Possible Scenario: You’ve just finished organizing your mp3 library and it’s amazing. Now all your music loving friends want to see what new tunes you’ve acquired. List of Files will get you Rocking & Rolling. Create a Detailed list of your music files and send it to your friends. The text file is readable on any operating system and it is lightweight so it’s quick to e-mail. Now just sit back and let your friends admire your immaculate taste in music!

 

Encrypt/Decrypt

Nowadays, security is of utmost importance, especially for your important personal files. FilerFrog’s powerful file encryption uses a strong RC4 stream cipher encryption, which is used in popular protocols such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and WEP (to secure wireless networks), combined with a private password of up to 256 characters.

"Encrypt" Usage: Just select one or more files, right-click and choose Encrypt from the Security submenu, and enter a password. You would have the choice whether to keep or delete the original file.

The encrypted file is created in the same folder as the original, and with the same name as the original (including extension), plus a ".ffenc" extension, so you can see the original file's full name at a glance. A special FilerFrog icon shows you that the file has been encrypted.

"Decrypt" Usage: Decrypting files could not be easier. To decrypt and open a single file, just double click on it. (To decrypt multiple files that were encrypted using the same password, select them, right click and choose Decrypt from the Security submenu). Enter the correct password, and the original files will be decrypted.

Possible Scenario: You are an important business consultant and constantly on the move. You take your laptop with you everywhere - to customer sites, on business trips, and even on vacation. Maintaining the privacy of your clients' confidential data is critical to the success of your business and your reputation. You already have a firewall and antivirus software installed on your computer, but these only protect you from attacks from the Internet. What happens to your confidential files if your laptop is lost or stolen? Losing your computer doesn't have to mean losing your privacy. With FilerFrog’spowerful yet easy to use encryption system, your most important data is completely safe. Just Encrypt your files and folders and rest easy knowing your privacy is looked after. Decrypting is as easy as a double click, so you’re gaining security and not wasting precious time.

 

Rename

A common need for the home or office user is renaming multiple files or folders – perhaps to make simple changes such as making commonly understanable names or to create a sequence of entirely new names. FilerFrog’s Rename make this easy: just select the files and/or folders you want to work with, right-click, and choose theRename submenu.

FilerFrog has quite a few rather exciting built in options for renaming files and/or folders:

  • Find Replace
  • Auto Numbering
  • Alphabetize
  • Append
  • Auto Numbering with Append (Links to Auto Numbering)
  • Alphabetize with Append (Links to Alphabetize)
  • Make All Same Name
  • Truncate

Rename - Find Replace

Here you have the option of entering a search criteria and the text to replace that criteria with. FilerFrog will search all selected files and folders and replace all occurrences of the old name with the new one you entered.

For example: For a file named “uselessFile.PDF”, if you enter “useless” in the Findtextbox, and “Important” in the Replace textbox, “uselessFile.PDF” will be renamed “ImportantFile.PDF”.

Rename - Auto Numbering

You have never seen such an easy way of auto numbering your files !!!
With Filerfrog's Auto Numbering option for rename you can autonumber selected files and folder with just a few click of your mouse.

 

Usage: Select any number of files and a start number, and FilerFrog will rename all the files with numbers, starting from the number you’ve selected.

For example: “this.PDF”, “is.JPG” and “cool.TXT”, with the starting number chosen as 9, will be renamed to “9.PDF”, “10.JPG” and “11.JPG”.

Auto Numbering with Append

This feature combines the features Auto Numbering and Append (well duh ...).

Rename the chosen files/folders with automatically generated numbering, as well as any prefix and/or postfix as you like.

For example: If you choose “Paris” as a prefix and 1 as the starting number, “DC00021.jpeg”, “DC00025.jpeg” and “DC00041.jpeg” would become “Paris1.jpeg”, “Paris2.jpeg” and “Paris3.jpeg”.

Extra tip from the frog:  As you can see from the example, this option is quite useful for organizing pictures or other documents that share a common characteristic.

Extra tip from the frog (WoW!!! 2 Tips in a row !):  After selecting your files and selecting the appropriate rename method for you, you'll have a way of ordering your files so you have the power to decide how the rename will be done. 

Rename - Alphabetize

Alphabetize your files if you need them ordered in a specific way.

Usage: Choose any number of files and/or folders, and FilerFrog will rename them as the letters of the alphabet, starting (of course) with “A”.

For example: “Filer.PDF”, “Frog.MP3” and “Rulez!!.BMP” will be renamed “A.PDF”, “B.MP3” and “C.BMP”.

Rename - Alphabetize with Append

Rename files as the letters of the alphabet, as well as any prefix and/or postfix you choose.

For example: If you choose “FilerFrog file-“ as the prefix, “Filer.PDF”, “Frog.PDF” and “Rulez!!.PDF”, would be renamed to “FilerFrog file -A.PDF”, “FilerFrog file -B.PDF” and “FilerFrog file -C.PDF”.

Extra tip from the frog:  This feature comes in handy when organizing files that naturally partitioned into pieces smaller than the whole, like homemade recordings of audio or video.

Extra tip from the frog (WoW!!! 2 Tips in a row !):  After selecting your files and selecting the appropriate rename method for you, you'll have a way of ordering your files so you have the power to decide how the rename will be done.

Rename - Append

Add prefix and/or postfix to the file names of your choice. Select any number of files and folders, enter free text to append to the file names and FilerFrog will add that text to the original file names.

For example: If you choose a file named “Pic435.jpg”, enter “Paris-“ in the prefix textbox and “(Excellent Zoom)” in the suffix textbox, the file will be renamed “Paris-Pic435 (Excellent Zoom).jpg”.

Extra tip from the frog:  This feature, of course, is quite useful when renaming a large number of files, such as photos, that share a common quality.

Rename - Make All Same Name

Now you can rename all files selected to the same name.
All the selected files will be name by the name of one of them. Don't worry ... you can select which one will be the anchor name.

Usage:  Simply select any number of files and folders, choose Make All Same Namefrom the Rename submenu, and in the dialog that appears, select which one of the names you’d like to use. Needless to say, the files’ extensions stay as they were.

Possible Scenario: You are writing a paper on an art masterpiece such as Michelangelo’s David and you have quite a few files describing it (a few pictures, a Word document, a presentation etc.). The names of the files are not indicative of their content (as pictures are often named “DC000081.jpeg”) and you would like to associate all these files with the article you are writing. Just use Make All Same Nameand choose the name of your article as the name to use and you’re done. Associating the files is easy once their names are the same!

Extra tip from the frog:  Useful when you want to unify the names of a movie file and the corresponding subtitles file.

Rename - Truncate

FilerFrog Rename Truncate makes it easy to remove annoying characters from file names.

Usage:  Simply select any number of files and folders and choose Truncate from the Rename submenu. In the dialog, select the number of characters you wish to truncate from the files and folders. You can also choose if you want to include the extension in the truncate process.

Possible Scenario: You have your mp3 album files and they all starting with the song number: "01-Song1.mp3", "02-Song2.mp3" etc. In order to remove the song number from the beginning of eery file, you simply need to truncate the first 2 characters. With FilerFrog Rename Truncate you can easily remove the 2 characters from the beginning of every file.

Extra tip from the frog:  Useful when you need to remove the extension of a bunch of files at once.

 

Image Manipulation - Resize

Image resizing has become a necessity for users of the internet, who post photos on their blogs, use pictures for an avatar and e-mail pictures to friends and family. Since cameras are now equipped with 10+ megapixels, pictures can be quite large in size and therefore, need to be shrunk in order to be uploaded. FilerFrog’s Resize Image is an intuitive and easy to use tool that does this and more!

"Custom Resize" Usage: Simply right click an image file and choose Custom Resizefrom Image Manipulation submenu. Here you have the choice of how to change the size of your image: by percentage of the original image or by image dimensions in pixels (useful for when you know the exact size of the photo). Also, you can change the image’s compression quality, which will have a direct effect on the image file’s size. Your Image can also be converted to and saved as a JPEG file, which is the most commonly used format for images. Click OK and a copy of your image will be added to the folder, its name indicative of the operations done by FilerFrog. For example “1.jpeg” will be named “1 - Copy_FrogShrinker50%Q8” if you resized the image to 50% of its original size, and change its compression quality to 8.

Extra tip from the frog: Also, in the Image Manipulation submenu, FilerFrog also has a few commonly used set sizes (25%, 50%, 75% and 100%), with and without the option to convert the image to a JPEG file, for quick and easy usage.

 

Image Manipulation - Put Logo On Image

Put your business or personal logo on every image from your selection.

Usage:  Simply select any number of files and folders and choose Put Logo On Image from the Image Manipulation submenu. In the dialog, select the logo image file and its location on the selected images. Now, decide if you want them to be created in a new folder and That's it! All your images will contain the logo on them.

Possible Scenario: You took some great pictures from your trip to paris and you want to sell some of them on your website. You want people to see a preview but you also want to prevent them from stealing your images. No problem, FilerFrog is here for you. Create a logo that you want to be placed on each one of your images and FilerFrog will do the rest.

 

Image Album

FilerFrog presents the easiest way to share your pictures with your friends and family! 

What can be simpler than viewing your pictures in one image album?
What can be nicer than a one click image album that you can print or just send to a friends?
With Image Album, you choose how to arrange your photos and the page size and FilerFrog does everything automatically from there! In just two clicks your memories are neatly arranged in one file that can be viewed on any operating system and computer!

"Image album – custom" Usage: Choose the pictures you’d like to add to your album, right- click and choose Custom, from the Image Album submenu. Here you have a few options to choose from:

  • The number of rows and columns of pictures for each page. This directly affects the number of pictures shown in every page. Don’t worry, images will be resized automatically to fit in the album!
  • Page sizes ranging from A3, A4, to Letter and Wallet sizes, are available to choose from, meeting every users needs.
  • You can provide the margin and gap between images if you want define it yourself.
  • If you’d like, the album can be laid out in landscape orientation.
  • Borders can be added to the pictures, to give the album a professional touch.
  • If you have large images you might want to make them lighter. Optimize pictures size will reduce the pdf file's size but will also reduce the image quality.

Extra tip from the frog:  If you’re not sure about the options, take a look at the preview on the right hand side of the screen!

Extra tip from the frog (WoW!!! 2 Tips in a row !): Also, in the Image Albumsubmenu, FilerFrog also has a few commonly used preset album configurations, which fit most user needs. That means a PDF image album of your favorite pictures is just a right- click away!

 

Sort Desktop

Sorting your desktop has never been easier!

If you have the habit of saving files and shortcuts on your desktop for easy access, it will soon be packed with icons and you’ll probably have a problem finding what you’re looking for. Using windows built in auto-arrange and sort by type will, in most cases, confuse you even more. FilerFrog’s Sort Desktop will arrange your desktop icons and form groups of them so you can find and access what you want easily and quickly. You’ll see that when your icons are grouped you can locate what you need faster and the added value is that your desktop will look better.

Usage:  Right click any file on the desktop or on the desktop background, select “Sort Desktop” from FilerFrog menu. Then, choose if you want to customize the desktop sorting yourself, or use predefined themes. With custom Sort Desktop you can select the colors of the desktop background gradient and the background gradient of the icons groups. 

 

FilerFrog Sort Desktop - Before

FilerFrog Sort Desktop - Before

 

FilerFrog Sort Desktop - After

FilerFrog Sort Desktop - After

 

FilerFrog Settings

FilerFrog was designed to be intuitive and easy to use, and configuring its settings is no exception!

The Settings window has a few options for you to customize FilerFrog:

  • Favorites Settings: Here you have the choice of what to do with your favorites. Either show them in the favorites menu (Default) or hide all other menus and show only the favorites in the main menu.
  • Recent Data Settings: FilerFrog saves your recent activity, such as folders you copied or moved files to, so you have the choice of clearing recent data from FilerFrog’s memory using the Clear Recent Databutton.
  • Update Settings: FilerFrog has an automatic update mechanism that you can choose when you want to run it. You can choose to never check for updates or to check for them every day, week or month. In addition you can check for updates whenever you like on the About window under the help submenu.

 

 

 

Last edited Aug 17, 2010 at 10:18 PM by Obg1, version 4

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