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Has Anyone Tried The New Brinkster File Manager?

Posted by Sravan | December 23, 2008 .

Brinkster, the web hosting company, released a new file manager to manage one’s webspace. The product is an Adobe Flex app and their Channel Blue blog shows that it was released over a month ago.

The file manager has the thumbnail, detail and image views; can be used to perform all common operations like create, move, cut, copy, paste, delete on multiple files; to manage permissions of a file or folder; and to upload multiple files of different formats simultaneously. The file manager also comes with a file editor for on-the-fly editing.


While I have come across examples of file managers that do nothing much like this one, the Brinkster File Manager sounds like an interesting RIA with greater purpose. Has anybody tried it? Much better, does anybody know of a Flex Windows Explorer or some such? I would love to get my hands on such an app.

You can check out the File Manager tour on the website, though I strongly feel that the tour itself didn’t need to be in Flex. Either the tour should have more than a few screenshots, or it can be replaced with screenshots directly.

About Brinkster From Their Website
Brinkster is a hosting company with customers in over 175 countries around the world. It operates at the intersection of people, data and the Internet. Brinkster offers the highest quality and best supported domain name, shared and dedicated server web hosting, email and data storage services available.

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7 Comments so far
  1. Steve Reiner  December 23, 2008 1:40 pm

    Check out the open source FlexSpaces (and FlexSpaces+AIR) clients for Alfresco ECM (and Adobe LiveCycle Content Services ES). These have file manager like features including icon, thumbnail, details, and coverflow views. The air version supports desktop drag/drop/clipboard and has a local files browser pane.



  2. Nat Kemberling  December 24, 2008 11:08 am

    You can try out the filemanager yourself with a free developer account. The link can be found at the bottom of I love the new file manager. But I do work for Brinkster. Any feedback would be appreciated.

  3. Sravan  December 24, 2008 9:38 pm

    I will check it out and get back to you, Nat. Thanks.

    Merry Christmas.

  4. Ivan  December 28, 2008 9:45 am

    Here is a different approach – Flashcommander is a classical, Norton Commander – like file manager. It has list and thumbnail views.

    Built in Adobe Flex and Php, multi-user, fine grained permission system, text and image editor, video and mp3 player.
    It can be customized in many ways: style, language, add custom modules.
    Single panel version exists for Adobe Air, featuring drag’n’drop file upload.

    You can try it out online without registration:

  5. Sam  March 20, 2009 7:06 pm

    i want to know how to design?

  6. web file manager  December 26, 2010 2:04 pm

    web file manager

    FileVista is a web file manager for storing, managing and sharing files online through your web browser. It is a web based software which you install on your web server to fulfill web file management requirements of your company or organization. This web file manager allows your users to upload, download and organize any type of file with an intuitive user interface.

  7. Jess Clausen  June 11, 2012 11:49 am

    DONT USE BRINKSTER ****im werry werry sad that Brinkster had deleted my files on my 2 accounts ive had for over 10 years thats right 10 years on their servers , i got werry sick and didnt had the chanse to reactivate my accounts so all my files are gone now …. i had no backup of the files because i trusted Brinkster damnn im sad …. if you trust a firm that will delete all files even if its a free account or payaccounts its not a trustworthi company to leave your files to …be aware and place your files at a secure firm that dont delete your files …..


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