Every time we with Martin turn gHacks comments into semi-private (what are two millions or so monthly visitors) chat I remember something I had picked up from there and probably should blog about at last.
This time it is Snowbird – fast alternative for Windows Explorer.
What it does
If Q-Dir is Explorer that someone had lovingly modded then Snowbird is Explorer that was angrily mutilated with chainsaw.
It browses and searches files. With some effort it can also copy them. So – why bother…
It is fast. It is ridiculously fast. And if for local files it simply fastest file manager I had ever seen, for browsing local network it is something even science fiction failed to predict.
Equipped with nice set of hotkeys, mouse gestures and breadcrumb that manages to be useful (as opposed to usual obnoxious) Snowbird delivers fantastic file browsing experience.
Everything else. Really – it cannot do a thing. I mean even drag and drop is missing.
While offering excellent speed Snowbird sadly fails to combine it with spectacular functions (few can pull that of like Everything does). Still for straight simple browsing or turning upside down network shares this is the app to use.
PS know any other apps that focus on speed? I realized lately that I miss feeling of clicking and not having to wait for result.