In the 2012.03.01.02 version of Bucket Explorer, we have released some great convenience features for Bucket Explorer users, in addition to some major Amazon S3 based features. These are the new features, which will absolutely make your lives much better, if you work a lot on S3 to store and manage your data:
Filter Files from Upload/ Download : Bucket Explorer provides an option of blocking listed file types from the upload/download operation. You can configure the file extensions to be blocked during uploads and downloads, from Advanced Preferences panel. You can enter multiple file extensions separated by comma (,).
This will address any security issues you might have with uploading or downloading files like executable (.exe) files or image files, which might cause harm to your system.
Bookmark the long remote folders path for quick object listing:
Most of the time we end up working on folders at different levels within the folder structure of a bucket. After a certain point, it can become really painful to navigate to those embedded folders over and over again to access the data.
To save time and money spent on multiple S3 requests, we have added a bookmark option in Bucket Explorer in the new version, to save your folder paths for easy access. You will find a bookmark button next to the remote path text box.
You will see the bookmark button with plus(+) sign, if the listed path is not bookmarked, to add the bookmark. You will see a minus(-) sign for the bookmarked path, to remove the bookmark if you like.
You can quickly see the object listing for buckets embedded within main buckets by selecting the bookmark, without having to navigate to that bucket.
Advanced Search Options:
- Search within Object Listing Table : This feature helps you search within your objects listing in the object table. Now you do not need to scroll the listing table from top to bottom looking for a particular file anymore. You can search your objects on key press. Start typing the search word and the searched file will get highlighted on keypress.
- Search in multiple ways: You can search either by prefix or by prefix and delimiter
Customize Toolbar : This version allows you to customize your Bucket and Object toolbar in Bucket Explorer. Now you can set order for, hide/show the toolbar buttons according to your preference.
Configure “part size” for Multi Part Processes from GUI : Now you can configure the size of individual parts of multi part upload and download process from Bucket Explorer Advanced Preferences panel. You do not need to edit the configuration file for this setting.
Enhanced Look and Feel : We have improved look and feel of the Bucket Explorer with alternate row color, dispose on escape button press and more new features.