[APP] datFM - Dual panel File Manager for Android

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Zorge.R

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datFM
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datFM - is two-pane file manager for tablets.


! This is a pre-beta, do not use your important data !
Stay tuned!

Features:
- Clear looking
- Insanely fast
- Two active panel
- Action panel on bottom (Share, New Folder, Pack to Archive, Copy, Move, Rename, Select All, Deselect All, Delete)
- Multi-selection (just hold on file for first selection, and tap to allocate more and more)
- Batch file transfer, including directories (send file, folder, multiselection items with bluetooth, gmail, and more)
- Batch Rename, including directories (select one or more item and rename tham all!)
- Kamikaze Mode! For the brave! (disabled by default. If turn it on, application will not ask you anything (yes\no\sure dialog), it will just do what you want, insanely fast)
- Root mode (disabled by default, turn it on for root operation, like change file permission, or delete\send application from \data)
- Customizable UI, hiding various elements, for minimalism fans and useful for devices with small screens.
- Save paths on exit (can be disabled in settings)
- Focus on the folder from which you just came out (can be disabled in settings)
- Ability to instantly open to the newly created directory (can be disabled)
- Fast directory creating, just click OK, and it make "New Folder".
- Support for compression and decompression through ZArchiver 0.6.0 or higher (7zip, zip, tar, etc)
- Copy any information to clipboard from file properties, just click on it.
- "Open with"
- Context menu on file icon click
- Samba
- Change file and folder permission
- Show / Hide hidden local and remote file, folder.
- High customization
- Counting and quick check md5 in file properties
- Thumbnails for video, photos, apk (Photo thumbnail for samba)
- EN, RU, PL, UK(Ukraine), SK, DE, FR localization.
- Much more.

Changelog:

Code:
0.1.7.5b:
- tons of fixes
0.1.7b:
- dark ui theme by default
- added single address bar mode
- samba video, audio streaming and file caching
- homepage
- favorites
- samba page
- hold "UP" to open homepage
- new operation dialog
- NL localization
- when single file renamed, its name pre entered in rename window
- some ui improvement
- o2 icons, sd card icon from artofapogee.blogspot
- ability to change height of bottom and top panel, and text size in panel
- many fixes
- other changes
0.1.6b:
- new pre-beta icon
- "Open" / "Open With" for Samba
- Clear file cache when exit (file opened from network). (You can turn off cache cleaning, in preference / network)
- ability to show/hide hidden file/folder, local and samba. (hidden by defalt. to show it, turn it on in dangerous section of preference)
- photo thumbnail for samba
- normal font style by default
- new about dialog
- some fixes for old API
- fix various crash on some device
- unpack dialog available in context menu for archive (click on file icon)
- if ZArchive 0.6.0 or later installed, click on archive file will open it in ZA, without unpack
- localization upd

0.1.5b:
- added checkbox "Anonymous" to Samba logon dialog
- some change in samba logon algoritm
added in preference:
- small panel, for small screen (turned off by default)
- change font size, typefaces, style
- change icon size and height of row item
- bold folder name (turned off by default)
- preference theme fixed for old API
- little fix in general UI for old API
- fix icon position in bottom panel when text disabled
- fix localization
- some fixes
0.1.4b:
- first Samba implement
- Change file and folder permission
- Fix thumbnail aspect ratio
- Fix thumbnail cache for more smooth scroll
- added FR, DE, PL localization
0.1.3b:
- Added progress bar during the process of copying, moving, deleting, renaming
- Added icons caching
- Fixed an issue when files name contains a space
- Fixed error when performing operations on files with Cyrillic characters on the way.
- Added thumbnail generation for jpg, gif, png, mkv, mp4, 3gp
- Added support for compressed 7z, zip, tar and decompression heap formats, working through the handler of ZArchiver 0.6.0 and later
- Added context menu that appears when you click on the icon
- "Open with"
- Added file and directory properties
- A recursive calculation of the size of the selected files and directories in the properties
- Calculation and check md5
- View permissions on the file
- Small refactoring.
- Another pack fixes.

0.1.2b:
-root access (transparent rw/ro)
-added a progress bar during the processes of copying, moving, deleting, renaming
-added caching of icons for apk and other thumbnail, for smooth scrolling
-fixed a bug when dealing with files whose name contains a space
-fixed a bug when you try to manipulate files with Cyrillic characters on the way.
-added in preferences: icons cache limit (50-100-150-200-250 icons)
-added thumbnail generation for jpg, gif, png, mkv, mp4, 3gp
-some fixes and tech changes

....
....
0.0.1a:
- initial release


Screenshots:

Phone, one panel:
d503b5b847d48c425bbcb4bc66b84687.png
66b1675c0d50.png

df3a766349da346cfc0a15a267a5dd87.png
133491ad49338871443d9cd9f28d3e39.png

14cea145820a63a2306c8dc1354c88c4.png
923abb60687a3cc00c850187d81f6d90.png



Phone, two panel:
Screenshot_2013-02-27-10-13-23.png


Tablet:
56089069.png



Permission:
INTERNET - for network service, like Samba, ftp, etc.
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - read data from storage
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - write data to storage

More information and discussion:
en:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2112405
ru:
http://forum.motofan.ru/index.php?showtopic=1733873
----
Get it on Play.google.com -> datFM
 
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kokesh

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Upload the screen shots somewhere else, it just shows Facebook icon

Sent from my GT-I9100 using xda app-developers app
 

Zorge.R

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Feb 24, 2009
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New screenshots
Now the main window looks like this:
datfm0024.png


Displayed at the top of the address bar for each panel, the "Up" and "Go" button, you can change the address in the manual and go to the directory.

When clicking on the address bar, whole text will be selected for your convenience to copy the path if necessary.

Current panel is different illumination address bar, the other panel bar is not highlighted.
Current panel changing instantly with any action of the user on the panel, such as touch, scrolling or clicking.

If you begin to select objects in each panel will appear at the bottom is such a panel with buttons
datfm0021.png


It will operate on the currently selected file.

If at this point you switch to another panel
datfm0022.png


Selection in previous panel remains, but some buttons are no longer available, because in the current no selection. If you choose just one item or switch back to the other panel, all the buttons will be activated.

When changing the folder in one pane, the selection in the other remains in its place:
datfm0023.png


Pop-up menu.
datfm0025.png


This is what is at the moment. Any ideas and suggestions?
 

Zorge.R

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Feb 24, 2009
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root and editing permissions?
It is planned to implement.

okay well, if i could slide left/right on a file to move it between panes that would be legit
Yes, I want to implement it. Added in the future plans.

Can you give us the source-code ? Please don't add FTP/etc... now it's ok how look. just upgradeit & resolve bugs.
Source code will be available after app release. Now it is too crude version and before the release of the source will need to refactor.
----------------

Version 0.0.1a is complete.

Worked:
- copy, move, delete file from bottom panel, like Total Commander.
- new folder, select all, deselect all, add new folder also from bottom panel.
- Share button (send file)
- Open file with assigned app
- Confirmation of operation (copy/move/delete)
- Kamikaze mode - Perform action immediately when you click, dont ask anything and dont perform confirmation.

Include preferences:
- Control panel (bottom bar) - (always on / show up when any selection)
- Open new dir - (open new dir when it created / just create it)
- Save path - (save path when exit / forget it)
- Focus dir - (Set focus on current dir, when UP button pressed / go to the top element of list)
-------
FTP, sftp, etc is planned as addons.
For archive support will be used integration with zArchiver.
 

xRaul

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It is planned to implement.


Yes, I want to implement it. Added in the future plans.


Source code will be available after app release. Now it is too crude version and before the release of the source will need to refactor.
----------------

Version 0.0.1a is complete.

Worked:
- copy, move, delete file from bottom panel, like Total Commander.
- new folder, select all, deselect all, add new folder also from bottom panel.
- Share button (send file)
- Open file with assigned app
- Confirmation of operation (copy/move/delete)
- Kamikaze mode - Perform action immediately when you click, dont ask anything and dont perform confirmation.

Include preferences:
- Control panel (bottom bar) - (always on / show up when any selection)
- Open new dir - (open new dir when it created / just create it)
- Save path - (save path when exit / forget it)
- Focus dir - (Set focus on current dir, when UP button pressed / go to the top element of list)
-------
FTP, sftp, etc is planned as addons.
For archive support will be used integration with zArchiver.

Now have enaught funchion don't overload... sorry for my eng. :)
 
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Zorge.R

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datFM - alpha
version: 0.0.2a

True dual panel file manager for Android Tablet. (Phone version soon)

!! This is Alpha version for the brave guys !!
Stay tuned.

- To select / multiselect, hold your finger on the file, or click on them if you selected at least one.
- Use kamikaze mode especially if you are really brave

Please install it from Google Play (will be online after some time), it good for statistic and error information.

Thx!

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zlab.datFM

Download: version: 0.0.2a
datFM_0.0.2a.apk
 
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y0yerrj0sh

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Very cool looking file manager i'll keep track of this, and it's one of the few that has dual panel view (the other one that i know if is solid explorer).
 

pvdeejay

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I have never tried using dual panne file manager on android but what I like about this app is that both the file views are accessible while using screen reading apps for android such as TalkBack or Spiel.
If I can ask there are some buttons at the top of the main window and some icons at the bottom.
These have no textual labels. Should these be added?
If it is undesired to display text labels on the screen maybe you can use content description properties on the individual buttons / images.

Greetings

Peter
 

Zorge.R

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0.0.4a:

- added icons for:
apk,ai,pdf,psd,swf,txt,doc,docx,rtf,odt,xlsx,xls,ods,fb2,djvu,chm,epub,ibooks,zip,7z,rar,ttf,otf,pptx,ppt,xml.
- added APK file icons generation (enabled by default, can be turned off in preferences).
- added text on buttons in panel.

p.s.: wrong version in about.
 
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Zorge.R

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Can anyone help with translation to other language?
English, Japanese, Spanish, Standard Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese?

I'll share string resource on pastebin.
 

iregados

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What about when in portrait mode on phones, be able to slide from one panel to another (2 panels on such a small window is not so useful and dont looks great in my opinion)
Text editor?
+1 for ftp capability and root also
looks promising, great work!
 

Zorge.R

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iregados, phone version in plans. have some ideas how to make the operation more convenient, but i have only a tablet to regular testing and no free time, when i'll have some free time and the phone, I will develop both version, for phones and tablets too.
the primary target - release is for tablets, and only then will a special version adapted for phones.
phones will have to wait.
 
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    datFM - is two-pane file manager for tablets.


    ! This is a pre-beta, do not use your important data !
    Stay tuned!

    Features:
    - Clear looking
    - Insanely fast
    - Two active panel
    - Action panel on bottom (Share, New Folder, Pack to Archive, Copy, Move, Rename, Select All, Deselect All, Delete)
    - Multi-selection (just hold on file for first selection, and tap to allocate more and more)
    - Batch file transfer, including directories (send file, folder, multiselection items with bluetooth, gmail, and more)
    - Batch Rename, including directories (select one or more item and rename tham all!)
    - Kamikaze Mode! For the brave! (disabled by default. If turn it on, application will not ask you anything (yes\no\sure dialog), it will just do what you want, insanely fast)
    - Root mode (disabled by default, turn it on for root operation, like change file permission, or delete\send application from \data)
    - Customizable UI, hiding various elements, for minimalism fans and useful for devices with small screens.
    - Save paths on exit (can be disabled in settings)
    - Focus on the folder from which you just came out (can be disabled in settings)
    - Ability to instantly open to the newly created directory (can be disabled)
    - Fast directory creating, just click OK, and it make "New Folder".
    - Support for compression and decompression through ZArchiver 0.6.0 or higher (7zip, zip, tar, etc)
    - Copy any information to clipboard from file properties, just click on it.
    - "Open with"
    - Context menu on file icon click
    - Samba
    - Change file and folder permission
    - Show / Hide hidden local and remote file, folder.
    - High customization
    - Counting and quick check md5 in file properties
    - Thumbnails for video, photos, apk (Photo thumbnail for samba)
    - EN, RU, PL, UK(Ukraine), SK, DE, FR localization.
    - Much more.

    Changelog:

    Code:
    0.1.7.5b:
    - tons of fixes
    0.1.7b:
    - dark ui theme by default
    - added single address bar mode
    - samba video, audio streaming and file caching
    - homepage
    - favorites
    - samba page
    - hold "UP" to open homepage
    - new operation dialog
    - NL localization
    - when single file renamed, its name pre entered in rename window
    - some ui improvement
    - o2 icons, sd card icon from artofapogee.blogspot
    - ability to change height of bottom and top panel, and text size in panel
    - many fixes
    - other changes
    0.1.6b:
    - new pre-beta icon
    - "Open" / "Open With" for Samba
    - Clear file cache when exit (file opened from network). (You can turn off cache cleaning, in preference / network)
    - ability to show/hide hidden file/folder, local and samba. (hidden by defalt. to show it, turn it on in dangerous section of preference)
    - photo thumbnail for samba
    - normal font style by default
    - new about dialog
    - some fixes for old API
    - fix various crash on some device
    - unpack dialog available in context menu for archive (click on file icon)
    - if ZArchive 0.6.0 or later installed, click on archive file will open it in ZA, without unpack
    - localization upd
    
    0.1.5b:
    - added checkbox "Anonymous" to Samba logon dialog
    - some change in samba logon algoritm
    added in preference:
    - small panel, for small screen (turned off by default)
    - change font size, typefaces, style
    - change icon size and height of row item
    - bold folder name (turned off by default)
    - preference theme fixed for old API
    - little fix in general UI for old API
    - fix icon position in bottom panel when text disabled
    - fix localization
    - some fixes
    0.1.4b:
    - first Samba implement
    - Change file and folder permission
    - Fix thumbnail aspect ratio
    - Fix thumbnail cache for more smooth scroll
    - added FR, DE, PL localization
    0.1.3b:
    - Added progress bar during the process of copying, moving, deleting, renaming
    - Added icons caching
    - Fixed an issue when files name contains a space
    - Fixed error when performing operations on files with Cyrillic characters on the way.
    - Added thumbnail generation for jpg, gif, png, mkv, mp4, 3gp
    - Added support for compressed 7z, zip, tar and decompression heap formats, working through the handler of ZArchiver 0.6.0 and later
    - Added context menu that appears when you click on the icon
    - "Open with"
    - Added file and directory properties
    - A recursive calculation of the size of the selected files and directories in the properties
    - Calculation and check md5
    - View permissions on the file
    - Small refactoring.
    - Another pack fixes.
    
    0.1.2b:
    -root access (transparent rw/ro)
    -added a progress bar during the processes of copying, moving, deleting, renaming
    -added caching of icons for apk and other thumbnail, for smooth scrolling
    -fixed a bug when dealing with files whose name contains a space
    -fixed a bug when you try to manipulate files with Cyrillic characters on the way.
    -added in preferences: icons cache limit (50-100-150-200-250 icons)
    -added thumbnail generation for jpg, gif, png, mkv, mp4, 3gp
    -some fixes and tech changes
    
    ....
    ....
    0.0.1a:
    - initial release


    Screenshots:

    Phone, one panel:
    d503b5b847d48c425bbcb4bc66b84687.png
    66b1675c0d50.png

    df3a766349da346cfc0a15a267a5dd87.png
    133491ad49338871443d9cd9f28d3e39.png

    14cea145820a63a2306c8dc1354c88c4.png
    923abb60687a3cc00c850187d81f6d90.png



    Phone, two panel:
    Screenshot_2013-02-27-10-13-23.png


    Tablet:
    56089069.png



    Permission:
    INTERNET - for network service, like Samba, ftp, etc.
    READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - read data from storage
    WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - write data to storage

    More information and discussion:
    en:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2112405
    ru:
    http://forum.motofan.ru/index.php?showtopic=1733873
    ----
    Get it on Play.google.com -> datFM
    3
    New screenshots
    Now the main window looks like this:
    datfm0024.png


    Displayed at the top of the address bar for each panel, the "Up" and "Go" button, you can change the address in the manual and go to the directory.

    When clicking on the address bar, whole text will be selected for your convenience to copy the path if necessary.

    Current panel is different illumination address bar, the other panel bar is not highlighted.
    Current panel changing instantly with any action of the user on the panel, such as touch, scrolling or clicking.

    If you begin to select objects in each panel will appear at the bottom is such a panel with buttons
    datfm0021.png


    It will operate on the currently selected file.

    If at this point you switch to another panel
    datfm0022.png


    Selection in previous panel remains, but some buttons are no longer available, because in the current no selection. If you choose just one item or switch back to the other panel, all the buttons will be activated.

    When changing the folder in one pane, the selection in the other remains in its place:
    datfm0023.png


    Pop-up menu.
    datfm0025.png


    This is what is at the moment. Any ideas and suggestions?
    2
    Changes in latest testing build:

    - added dark ui theme
    - added single address bar mode
    - samba video, audio streaming
    - home page
    - samba "add server" dialog
    - new operation dialog
    - when single file renamed, its name pre entered in rename window
    - some fix for mimeType
    - some ui improvement
    - fix thumbnail update
    - fix some bug and crash
    - fix samba IO
    - other changes
    ---

    about samba "add server", my implementation is as follows:
    You can enter the name of a bookmark, the server address or hostname, start directory, username, password, domain, and the encryption key.

    If encryption key is empty, all data will be stored in "Internal Storage" of datFM, in plain text.
    If you entered encryption key (for example "x", or "SAdfsFDSaS"), password for this bookmark will be encrypted and then stored to "Internal Storage" of datFM.

    If you try open a bookmark whose password is encrypted, you will be asked to enter encryption key.
    The key can be cached in ram before the first closing of the application, if you choose "caching secret key" in settings.

    This approach allows you to use one master key to all bookmark or different keys for different bookmark, or use it only for one bookmark, or not use it at all.

    The key is not stored anywhere in application

    Who has any ideas and suggestions on this approach?
    2
    One-panel view will be included in the settings for each of the orientations. By default it will be turned off.

    ok, added this fix in todo, for next release.
    2
    0.1.6b uploaded in play store, changelog:
    - new pre-beta icon
    - "Open" / "Open With" for Samba
    - Clear file cache when exit (file opened from network). (You can turn off cache cleaning, in preference / network)
    - ability to show/hide hidden file/folder, local and samba. (hidden by defalt. to show it, turn it on in dangerous section of preference)
    - photo thumbnail for samba
    - normal font style by default
    - new about dialog
    - some fixes for old API
    - fix various crash on some device
    - unpack dialog available in context menu for archive (click on file icon)
    - if ZArchive 0.6.0 or later installed, click on archive file will open it in ZA, without unpack
    - localization upd



    How do I download the latest release? And how can I edit the properties of a file? (I've given root acces to the app)
    Click on file icon, and select file properties, change the permission, click apply.
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