FileMaster is updating to version 2.0 this week. The file manager and downloader is the product of Shenzhen Youmi Information Technology Company, and was designed to give users an easy way to transfer files from their computer, carry them around with them, and then share them with friends, family or colleagues.
Also available in a version specially localized for those in China, once you’ve loaded FileMaster with the files you wish to take along with you, a long-press on a file or folder icon will display a context popup menu. From here, it’s just a case of tapping your selection and you’re ready to go. There are a number of actions you can perform on a file or folder. These include: Cut, Copy, Paste, Rename, Delete, Zip and Lock. You can even see a full breakdown of the object’s contents by heading to “Properties.”
As for what’s new in version 2.0? – SYITC claims that the new version of the document manager now includes an optimized video decoding algorithm for better playback, alongside full support for full-screen playback of video.
In addition, you’ll also find a new option to use Wi-Fi to wirelessly transfer your files to FileMaster, a method which is said to be 10 times faster than the ‘Bluetooth’ method users were restricted to using, previously.
Batch downloading of files via FileMaster‘s browser is now also support in this release, as is the playback of animated gif files. If you’re looking to use FileMaster for your photos, you may be pleased to hear that the app’s ability to use your iPhone (or iPad)’s built-in camera now also includes the ability to ‘continuously shoot’ in a rapid sequence.
Plus, when reading a ‘.txt’ file, FileMaster now supports gestures to adjust the font size, making it easier to read what’s in that particular file.
Solving a problem which may have seen the app crash when trying to open a file with a third-party application, FileMaster 2.0 supports iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, natively – and is available FREE to everyone for 1 week only.