This free Windows 8 File Manager app is a handy and very useful app, with user-friendly functions. Apart from various typical features to manage your files/ folders, the app is also packed with some special features. It enables you to play slideshows of images and videos. You can open different types of files via other supported apps installed on your system and also share files using the Windows 8 Share charm.
The app is freely available in Tools category of Windows Store. You can also view the app directly in Windows Store by clicking on the link given below at the end.
Let’s have a detailed look at various features of this app.
Manage files and folders on your system using this free Windows 8 File Manager app:
As you land on the app’s Main screen you will see icons for your system folders: Pictures, Music, and Videos. The icon to ‘Create a Shortcut Folder’ will also be displayed along. This feature allows a quick access to your favourite folders straight away from the main screen. Click on the icon displayed or right click on the main screen and use Add option displayed in the app’s bar, to create shortcut of a desired folder.
Click on any system folder to open it. The app displays the contents of folder in a nice tiled view. To open a file in the app, simply click on it. A popup will appear showing various supported apps installed on your system, to open the selected file. Choose the desired option by clicking on it to open the selected file via that app.
For other operations, select any file by right clicking on it. Again, right click on the screen. A bottom flyout will appear displaying various options. These include Delete, Rename, Slide Show, New Folder, Copy, Cut, Paste, Get Files, Display Mode, Sort, and Refresh. You can cut, copy, paste, delete, or rename a file within the app, using the options displayed. Use Sort option to sort files on the basis of date, time, name, size, and type of file.
You can also browse files on your system or Skydrive, and import them in the app by clicking on Get Files option.
To play a slideshow of photos in the app, click on Slide Show option available in the bottom flyout. A beautiful tiled preview of Slide Show will appear on the next screen. As you right click on the screen, a bottom flyout will appear displaying Slide Show option. Click on the option to play a Slideshow of your photos.
You can also click on a photo to open it in full screen and use left and right headed arrows to navigate through the various photos.
The app is also integrated with Windows 8 Share charm. So, you can share files via e-mail.
Key Features of this Free Windows 8 File Manager App:
- Free Windows 8 File Manager app
- Nice tiled interface
- Sort files by date, time, name, size, and file type
- Plays Slideshows of photos, videos
- Option to cut, copy, paste, delete, and rename files/ folders
- Opens different types of files with other apps installed on system
- Integrated with Windows 8 Share charm
Similar app: Files&Folders Lite.
Link File is a very useful Windows 8 File Manager app, packed with excellent features like Slideshow play. The app is also capable of opening files in various supported apps installed on your system. You can even share files using the Windows 8 Share charm. Try the app and share your feedback via comments.
Also check some free Windows 8 zip file apps we reviewed earlier.