Best Windows 8 Apps
3 June 2015
This was my go to app when I wanted to easily manage between multiple cloud services, and my computer. Sadly, things seem to be breaking, and not getting fixed. It appears that the developer has abandoned the application.
1 June 2015
I downloaded this only so that I could share files through metro with the metro email client easily. Instead, it's another headache. Whatever I type in the email body simply get thrown out into the ether and only the attachments come through...
5 May 2015
I am having issues connecting to Google Drive.
18 April 2015
please add a copy apps
23 February 2015
Seems that the developer has stopped involving with the app.
Sad and very bad attitude.
18 February 2015
It's a beautiful app, user interface is awesome and customization options are on par, but it's terribly sad that the connectivity issues are increasing rather than being repaired. First it was Box, which I'm sure was tied to Heartbleed, understandable but somebody should be working on it. Then it was Facebook, they say File Brick "developers have not set up this app properly for Facebook login." Now Dropbox fails to sign in. It wouldn't even by that big of an issue if you would address your users or respond to an email. I would be glad to purchase this app but will not do so when it doesn't work. If you'd like to respond you can start with the unanswered emails in your app_support_FileBrick@compal.com inbox. Edit (021715): Don't waste your time, app has not been updated since before Heartbleed was discovered. Could be an excellent app and looks great but isn't usable for much in the current state.
11 February 2015
Two things I would like to see.
1. The Ability to change the background
2. Show Picture on Folders for Music, Movies. ETC.
29 January 2015
This app has great potential but there are issues logging in to various services. Facebook is the most recent victim. The developer has not updated the app to work with Facebook. It looks like an abandoned app. Too bad as I really liked it.
24 December 2014
Would be exactly what I needed if it worked properly. Could never get it to work with Flickr, Facebook, or box. Worked with onedrive and Dropbox fine, wish the others worked.
23 December 2014
What good is it if I still need to run the Dropbox client? It says it isn't set up for Facebook, and Dropbox kicks me out with an incorrect login error. What's the deal?
13 December 2014
Needs keyboard input support, especially for some of us using it to sift through large quantities of files. Also should not override the original user specified application. I appreciate that it has it's own media player, but some of us prefer to use the programs we already have. These two things added, it'll be 5 stars.
11 December 2014
This app has a beautiful interface and has managed my huge gallery of jpegs. My one major complaint is connectivity to Dropbox. Would be a major issue if I didn't have desktop version installed. Fix that & u get 5 stars
6 December 2014
Fine for local usde but limited working cloud support.
30 November 2014
Amazing how well and how easy and fast File Brick brings together data from many different data sources, incl. DLNA/UPnP servers, cloud services, local file system, etc.
What I would like to see is the ability to do a Little more automated activity with the items it finds - music, Photo, and video. It would make sense that after having selected multiple / all of these, all selected could be "played" automatically rather than each one being forced manually. So for music play all tracks selected (in right order! Not alphabetically), for Photos run a slide show and for Videos one after the other (possibly with a cut scene).
For OneDrive integration, I would like to see the ability to also browse folders shared to you. Windows Phone OneDrive app has that capability now directly, as well as the Pictures hub can bring in albums shared to you. Would be nice if File Brick could also bring in folder shared to you in OneDrive.
Still - quite good.
27 November 2014
Does what I want
23 November 2014
19 November 2014
Does well with the Metro/Modern interface. Three things I would like to raise. It does JPG's just find, I wish it would fully handle animated GIF files. 2) Having issue getting it to connect with DropBox. 3) It would be nice if it handled drag and drop file movement.
18 November 2014
For Google drive...It actually works, and its fast. For dropbox it fails to connect. Still, works great for Google drive which is missing a metro app, unlike the rest. Best so far
7 November 2014
Great work developers but needs option to customize interference mean there's no personalize option in this app. Otherwise its a very good File Explorer.
3 November 2014
After trying several "metro" file managers, I like this one the best. I am actually using this with a keyboard and mouse -- no touch screen. One annoying issue -- when scrolling with a mouse, the scrolling "jumps" by one "column" at a time which is jerky and quite disorienting -- I have to take a second to see where I am after scrolling. Implementing smooth scrolling with a mouse would be a huge plus in my book.
1 November 2014
Pls give us options :
- Auto fix screen for images
- Sort files : group by type
- Image looks not quality when zoom in
20 October 2014
Can't login to my flickr after am authorize it also. shows error code SSL required.
13 October 2014
.... when I try to log-in to Flickr. Please look into this issue. It's a nice app so far besides that. Image thumbnails on folders would be nice but I'm a tech so it doesn't bother me as much as it probably does others. I'm on a ThinkPad Tablet 2 running Win 8.1 if that helps you with troubleshooting. Thanks for the good app (besides the minor issues) and thanks for making it ad-free. It makes it look much cleaner and more professional.
24 September 2014
Then only free file manger worth downloading and it looks and works nice too.
1 September 2014
The file system view does what you expect, but the integration with 3rd party cloud drives puts it over the top. Get it while its free, I can't imagine that will last long.
29 August 2014
Seems this app is no longer being maintained and changes in connection methodology for social platforms aren't being reflected in app updates. Shame, this app was unique in its features. I would gladly pay for this app if it were working properly again.
23 August 2014
connectivity issuses are really bad now
1 August 2014
The best file manager I have installed. If it could have a preview window then it would be a great tool already.
22 July 2014
10 July 2014
Great handy-dandy helper for the new Win 8 interface. Nice and stable too.