Editors' reviewAn unusual file manager, DynamicExplorer successfully makes finding documents an easier affair. In Windows Explorer, for example, files are viewed by location, and cannot appear in multiple directories without creating separate shortcuts. DynamicExplorer, on the other hand, allows you to assign several categories or keywords to a particular document. The file remains physically in the same directory, but you can browse your documents by category, regardless of their home directories. Categories are always at hand through the right-click menu, or you can drag and drop. File Type Assistant also will scan folders or entire disks for files with particular extensions to automatically categorize them. Unfortunately, you can't search by other file properties such as creation date, and the program eats up 40MB of memory. For those working with an abundance of documents, DynamicExplorer is likely to reduce time spent sifting and searching.
DynamicExplorer allows you to move seamlessly from one-dimensional folders to multidimensional categories. Use the integrated Windows Explorer functions (which are free) to continue to manage your files in your accustomed fashion, while getting used to the benefits of multiple categorization. Easily assign a file to multiple categories, yet save it to disk only once. Double Windows Explorer panes (also free) make comparing folders and copying files secure and easy. Tight integration of folders and categories allows you to keep control of your files, even while working in the logical world of categories. Feel at home in the familiar three-window design. Administer all your documents, e-mails, favorites, pictures, and MP3s from one point. There is no need for parallel searching in Internet Explorer or Outlook or on the hard disk. The built-in preview and a series of assistants help make the administration of files easy.