This week I am sharing some of my favorite software gizmos from my Web-marketing toolbox.
Today’s gizmo: PowerDesk from VCOM.com
Tasks: Manage your files
Cost: $39 (free shareware version, too)
Get it here: Power Desk Pro (aff)
I LOVE POWERDESK! There are a gazillion Windows shareware utilities, but they often do jobs that only need to be done once in a while, and that you can do yourself. You download them once and then forget it.
PowerDesk I use everyday. It is ‘Windows Explorer’ for the power user. I am constantly browsing for files and would be very frustrated if I didn’t have it.
Explorer sucks because:
- It decides what ‘view’ each folder you open should be.
- It’s favorites list is integrated with the IE bookmark list, making it useless.
- Copying from one folder to another means opening two different windows.
- You can’t quickly navigate to a different drive or folder, you have to go ‘up up up’.
- You always start at the same place, usually My Documents.
- You can’t print!!!!
Powerdesk, of course, solves all the above problems. Specifically, I like these features:
- I have set it to show folders in ‘detail’ style and it remembers that. I usually have it also sorted by ‘last modified’ so my most recent files float to the top.
- By pressing ctrl-3, I can bring up a second folder to browse right next to the current one.
- The header has a short-cut bar, so you can quickly jump to you favorite places. I’ve changed the icons to help find certain important folders.
- You can ‘copy’ the path to a file to the clipboard.
- You can print the content of a folder or a directory tree.
- Did I mention is Zips and unZips? And FTPs? And easy search by pressing F3? And has a list of recently opened folders?
Life is so much better with this tool. Get the shareware version and see what I mean!
(Once again, any affiliate commission will be redirected to Coverville.com. I’ve pondered the fact that I’m not donating to a charity, but my idea is that the internet culture should find a way to support each other. Brian has quit his day job and I believe in what he is doing, so I want to support him.)