ThatFile Update, version 1.3.6.0

ThatFile version 1.3.6.0 brings some great new features and a few bug fixes.

Column View - Fixed some flickering during subnav changes. Column view (miller columns) is an excellent way to navigate to your content. There are several toolbar functions that alter the subnavs, like Trace and Collapse.


Auto-Scaling Previews - As you navigate through directories, the preview window will automatically adjust to fill the empty unused space, until the subnavs get to the point where the horizontal scrollbar is activated, then the preview window will default to the pre-defined size, which is user adjustable and can be achieved by dragging the preview edge to a position. Previews have multiple settings associated with it, which can be altered by the settings window.


Tabs - File Explorer doesn't yet support tabs, which can have a huge impact on establishing a good workflow. ThatFile supports basically unlimited tabs, eventually they'll crowd the UI. The tab field shows the currently selected item name, so you can identify which tab is which.


Tags - ThatFile uses a tagging system to organize your content into single-click favorites, accessible from the MainNav. There are 10 tags available for use by users. I will eventually re-tool this feature to make it so there is no pre-built tag count, so users can add as many tags as they want. This feature change will take some time to complete, as I also will need to provide a way to convert users' existing tags into the new tag system.


Split-View - Allows users to be in two places at once. Split-View supports drag/drop from other sources, including the Desktop and the other Split-View. There are also some embedded functions available as a right-click option under the Split-View toolbar icon.


Multi-Image Preview - Using this powerful image preview feature, you can view multiple images, then select the image you're looking for.


Merge Mode - Combine multiple folders' content into a single subnav.


Tag Filtering - Now you can filter through your tagged content.


Directory Search - Search through your directory contents quickly with this new feature.


Zip Items - Compress/Decompress your stuff, using this built-in zip feature.


Related Menu - As you navigate directories, a "Related" list will be cross-referenced against your histories. This list will re-build every time a new folder or file is selected, to show you down-stream content previously accessed.


URL & CSS Previews - This cool feature will read the data from a "URL" shortcut, so you can quickly preview your URL files. Also CSS previews will show a quick preview or your CSS files.


PDF Previews - Finally finished implemented this feature. OH BOY, was this a complex build. I'll still don't think its perfect; but as long as you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, it works great. Check out this
Blog post regarding PDF Preview steps.


Video Previews - An equally complex feature to implement was Video Previews. I created another
Blog Post indicating some work-arounds to get video previews working properly if using Nvidia GPU.

Keywords Provide Quick Access to Your Stuff

Keywords in ThatFile are the epitome of quick access to your stuff. Assign a file or folder to a keyword, then click that keyword to show you the appropriate file or folders previously assigned.

Copy Multiple File Paths

Ever needed to get a list of file paths? Now you can do just that by utilizing ThatFile's new "Copy Paths" function.

Open Multiple Files at Once

Now you can use ThatFile to open multiple files at once.

ThatFile Glance Provides Mac Like QuickLook Capability

Use Glance just like QuickLook in macOS. Press the space bar or click the toolbar icon to open a new "preview" window for the item selected.

ThatFile macOS like File Manager for Windows

ThatFile is a feature rich file manager for Windows 10 operating system. It is available as a digital download via the Windows App Store. ThatFile offers several excellent features to make it a great alternative to Windows File Explorer.

ThatFile was designed around column view (miller columns) directory loading.

ThatFile Progress

Hard at work getting some much needed features implemented for the next update, including "Properties". Version 1.3.3.0 will hopefully be uploaded by end of November. I am catching those bugs too!

  • Fixed bug where sometimes “Untag” button showed “Tag”.
  • Fixed bug where UnFavorite button was showing when selecting a tagged item.
  • Added Date Modified/Date Created and File Size. Properties will move to last subnavs, to limit crowding of UI.

Preview, still playing around with size property, should KB, MB be displayed? Or just display GB.

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ThatFile Update, version 1.3.2.0

v1.3.2.0 brings some much needed additions, including Drag/Drop and cursor highlight on hover, as well as a few bug fixes.

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ThatFIle Update, version 1.3.1.0

I have been hard at work getting the latest version of ThatFile ready for release. Today I put the finishing touches on the latest features, including Tabs and Split-View. The new update, version 1.3.1.0 is now available via the Microsoft App Store.

I am super excited about this release, mainly because I use this app for my day job and I seriously need tabs already! Below are some screenshots, illustrating some of the great new features.

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Changes in v1.3.1.0
  • Added Tabs.
  • Added Split-View.
  • Organized settings into tabs.
  • Added MainNav coloring. Default is light gray. Can be changed under “Settings”.
  • Fixed issue where user couldn’t paste if another file is selected.
  • Added “Back Auto Trace” option under Settings.
  • Fixed button enable issue after Trace for Mark, Pin, and Spoof buttons.
  • Added Threading for paste and duplicate actions.
  • Fixed Untag button, was sometimes showing when non-tagged item was selected.
  • Fixed Filtering of files, now it isn’t case-sensitive.
  • Fixed pasting when only MainNav selected.
  • Changed Spoof icon, old one was freaking me out.
  • Merged Search and Filter to same textbox. Searches histories, filters directories.
  • Re-designed toolbar icons.

ThatFile Update, version 1.1.2.0

Updated ThatFile to version 1.1.2.0. Please check out this great productivity app!

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  • Added JumpLists for Popular & Recent Files.
  • Disabled ding sound when pressing Enter key for search and path fields.
  • Optimized icon loading for files, which was causing large directories to load slowly.
  • Fixed bug where pasted in path wasn’t navigating.
  • Fixed “Rename textbox” from showing bullets.
  • Added history clear button to Main Nav Setup
  • Optimized large directory loading.
  • Added Duplicate button.
  • Fixed icon issue where .ico and .exe files were getting set incorrectly.
  • Added highlight to current day of week for "Week" Smart Tag.
  • Modified Main Nav back color.
  • Relocated Search Histories field to Main Nav.
  • Modified buttons, so favorite, pin, etc… now uses a single button to apply/remove actions.
  • Fixed an issue where when pasting a path, sometimes the first sub nav wasn't highlighting.
  • Further optimized icon loading by hard coding multiple icon types.
  • Fixed untag issue where it removed the item from list but stayed on view.
  • Fixed issue where if highlighting multiple items then click on previous folder would cause view to not load.
  • Added New Folder with Selected button. This action will move selected items to a New Folder.
  • Optimized Copy/Paste/Cut logic.
  • Added Image Preview.
  • Added setting to disable image preview. Default is enabled.
  • Added keyboard arrow control for navigation.
  • Updated App icon.
  • Added "Filter" field for directory filtering.

Also, check out the ThatFile product page for news on the app.
ThatFile Product Page

ThatFile Update, version 1.2.1.0

Updated ThatFile to version 1.2.1.0. Please check out this great productivity app!

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  • Further optimized directory loading. Super fast now.
  • Fixed Filter operation for large directories, was very slow. Mucho faster now.
  • Added keyboard Shortcuts for Copy, Cut, Paste, Duplicate, Delete, and New Folder
  • Added Spoof - Replaces item name for display in subnav without changing actual file name. Allows any normal string characters.
  • Fixed paste issue when not clicking mainnav.
  • Added preview for text (following formats supported: .txt, .xml, .cfg, .log, .config, .ini, .rtf, and .html).
  • Added more text file types for Categories (.log, .config, .ini)

Also, check out the ThatFile product page for news on the app.
ThatFile Product Page

ThatFile Update, version 1.0.1.0

Updated ThatFile to version 1.0.1.0. Please check out this great productivity app!

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  • Optimized performance for directory loading.
  • Removed Tag Selector Form icon.
  • Fixed a bug where Paste button wasn't enabled when pasting to Tagged directory.
  • Fixed Tagged file issue, where when clicking Tagged file, would sometimes load the directory of the Tagged file.
  • Added back button. Can resume back button history from previous app use.
  • Changed Favorite icon to a green star.
  • Changed Pin icon to a purple pin.
  • Increased MainNav row height slightly.
  • Modified start position and size of window on first app launch.
  • Improved image quality for Smart Tag icon.
  • Improved image quality for Basic Tag icon.
  • Set on Pinning an item, view scrolls to top.
  • Added Explore button to open item using File Explorer.
  • Fixed Pinned & Marked files type not getting set, which prevented opening files through Smart Tag.
  • Fixed Paste button allow issue when Cutting item.
  • Set Basic Tags to sort Tags by name
  • Fixed bug where Popular Folders were being added to Recent Files Smart Tag.
  • Added Search. Looks through Smart Tags and Basic Tags and shows histories in SubNav.
  • Added more content to Categories (.zip, .cfg, .dll).

Also, check out the ThatFile product page for news on the app.
ThatFile Product Page

ThatFile Release!

ThatFile is now available on the Windows App Store.

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