Filescout Updated to Version

Do you remember Filescout? (It used to be named BBFilescout)


Well, a new version is now available for download. Specifically Version

bbfilescout has been working HARD to send out these updates, so please remember to donate to their website Here.

There’s actually a lot of new features that have been implemented into the app since the last version.

Here’s a full list of changes-

The new Simple TextViewer/Editor Option: Select how files will be saved. Either in ‘UNIX Format (CR)’ (default) or in’Windows Format (CRLF)’ is now visible in the Simple TextViewer/Editor Option

Sometimes FileScout was instantly started again after it was closed by the user (e.g. when during the FileScout session some media files had been opened) – this issue should be solved with this build.

New Simple TextViewer/Editor Option: Select how files will be saved. Either in ‘UNIX Format (CR)’ (default) or in’Windows Format (CRLF)’. By default BlackBerry is storing files in the UNIX Format – which makes editing afterwards e.g. with Windows Notepad a bit difficult.

Additional small tweaks for OS5.x Users
Storm 2 (9520/9550) will be treated as the Storm 9500/9530 devices (but still no touch screen support yet)

Added a MenuItem for the “Go to Directory” [SHIFT]+[G] function

Various performance and memory issue improvements

OS 5.x ONLY: Endless loop for system folder fixed – Unfortunately in OS 5.x it’s not possible anymore to access the system folder via the file system API. With this Version FileScout will display an error message when the API does not return any content for a folder. This also means that FileScout can’t be used to delete pre-installed files located in the subfolders of ‘system’ for devices that have installed OS 5.x.

File list scrolling speed tweaked – this version should give you a slight performance boost compared to previous versions of FileScout 😉
File list will be updated, if ‘Create New File’ or ‘Save as…’ is used
TextEditor ‘Save as…’ will check, if destination exist

New File Associations Option: “Use the BlackBerry default Browser to open HTML files”. In previous versions of FileScout HTML files where always opened with the Media application. With this new Option it’s possible to open any HTML files (e.g. from your SDCard) with the default BlackBerry® browser application.

New Function in TextViewer/Editor: Toggle WordWrap (ON/OFF)
Unfortunately not available for for Storm users: For some reason, the layout manager does not support horizontal & vertical scrolling of a text field at the same time (looks like a bug in the OS – or I am too stupid?) – when WordWrap was turned of you could scroll horizontal but it was impossible to scroll up/down – I tried all my best to get around this flaw but I was not successful yet – my apologize for this inconvenience.

New Simple TextViewer/Editor Option: Auto WordWrap (to select the startup behavior of the TextViewer/Editor) – default value is ON
Unfortunately not available on TouchScreen devices (see above)

New functionality in search popup:

Select and deselect multiple files in the search result – Key shortcut: [SPACE]

Add single file (or selection of files) to virtual Clipboard [so the file(s) can be copied or moved to any destination once the search dialog is closed] – Key shortcut [C|V]

Please note you can repeat as many searches as you like – each time you add a file (or a selection) to the clipboard the number of files in the clipboard is increasing.

Checkbox: Search only in the current directory

New Simple TextViewer/Editor Option: FontSize – select between: ‘small’, ‘medium’, ‘default’, ‘large’ or ‘I am an old man’ (default: DEFAULT)

Options are directly accessible from the TextViewer/Editor

TextViewer/Editor loading performance improved

TextViewer/Editor: new Menu items ‘Goto Start’ & ‘Goto End’

TextEditor: new Menu item ‘Switch to ReadOnlyMode’ -> this will give you access to all new key shortcuts

TextViewer/Editor: new key shortcuts (TextEditor have to be in ‘ReadOnly’ Mode)

[O|P] toggle WordWar(p) (not available on Storm)
[F|D] open (F)ind popup
[SHIFT]+[F|D] find next
[T] goto (t)op of document
[B|N] goto (b)ottom of document
[Q|W] goto next (W)ord (not available on Storm)
[SHIFT]+[Q|W] goto previous (W)ord (not available on Storm)
[A|S] goto (s)tart of line (not available on Storm)
[E|R] goto (e)nd of line (not available on Storm)
[SPACE] go one page down (not available on Storm)
[SHIFT|ALT]+[SPACE] go on page up (not available on Storm)
[X|Y|Z] switch to EditMode (only if EditMode is enabled in the Options)

New Simple TextViewer/Editor Option: Start Editor in ReadOnlyMode

If you have enabled the TextEditor, then you can specify if a file should be automatically opened in the ReadOnly more first. This allows you instantly to navigate with the new key shortcuts once you are opening a text file.

New General Option ‘Warn when number of files in one directory exceed’: You can select between 500|1000|2000|4000 files or no warning at all [DEFAULT: 2000]

When you open a directory with FileScout it takes some time to read the content – you can select at which content size a waring should be displayed in order to get already a feedback to your open action.

New Menu Item ‘Show vClipboard Content’: Will open a popup that is showing you the current content of the virtual Clipboard.

The virtual Clipboard popup supports the following key shortcuts:

[ENTER] Open containing directory
[DEL|Backspace] Remove selected file/directory from vClipboard
[ESC] Close the popup dialogue

New Menu Item ‘eMail <selection>’ (when multiple files are selected)

This function will send all files (no directories) that are multi-selected in the current folder. You can select multiple files by using the [SPACE] key. Please have in mind that the total attachment size might be limited by your provider!

New Menu Item ‘eMail DIRECTORY-NAME’ (when a directory is highlighted)
This new function will send all files (no subdirectories) which are in current selected folder. Please have in mind that the total attachment size might be limited by your provider!

New ‘File associations’ Options: In the past FileScout was registering itself automatically as content handler for the MimeType text/txt for various extensions. Now this is configurable for which file extensions you would like to register FileScout as content handler in the BlackBerry® OS. You can select the following extensions: .ini, .log and/or .xml.

Please note, that any change to this setting does only take effect after a full device reboot.


I know! I was serious when I said they have been working hard!

If you have recently updated your blackberry OS Version to 5.0, but haven’t updated Filescout yet, go ahead and do it as soon as you can.


Download it OTA Here.


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