S3Fox Organizer

S3FoxOrganizer is a Firefox extension that helps you organize/manage/store your files on Amazon S3. It is easy to install and use as it is integrated into the browser.

Details

Company: Rahul Jonna
Inquiry e-mail address: rjonna@rjonna.com
Amazon Web Services Used: Amazon S3
Solution URL: http://www.rjonna.com/ext/s3fox.php
Audience: Consumers
Pricing: Free of charge
Created On: August 25, 2006 1:20 AM GMT
Last Updated: August 25, 2006 1:20 AM GMT
S3Fox Organizer is a firefox extension that helps you manage/organize the files/folders in your S3 account.  Its interface is very much similar to the FTP interface, it lists local folders in the left panel and S3 buckets/files/folders in the right panel. Files/folders can be moved from the local computer to Amazon's storage space and vice versa. Key features include:

1. Easy and fast installation
2. User friendly interface to upload & download folders/files
3. Ability to create multiple accounts
4. Convenient handling of file/folder permissions (ACLs)
5. Easy installation of the new updates to the extension

Comments

Hangs when deleting content
On several computers I have experienced that Firefox (2.0.0.14) hangs when I tries to delete files and folders on the remote site.
recursion76 on June 9, 2008 7:38 AM GMT
Good only for small file sets
Works fine for limited number of files. Problems: - hangs when number of folders is large (over 2,000) - can't delete a folder/sub-folder, with files. To delete a folder you need first to delete all the files in the folder. Alex
Alexander Kouznetsov on May 28, 2008 7:00 AM GMT
A proof that works
One may argue about the fact that an S3 file handling tool requires a web browser as host application. However, the whole thing works pretty well. There's some usability fine tuning needed in my eyes, this Firefox add-on still appears a bit like a proof-of-concept. But as long as there's no better alternative around, it can be highly recommended to all FF/S3 users!
Hans-Juergen Philippi on July 4, 2007 3:49 PM GMT
worked great
worked great, but one question: does it encrypt the access key/secret access key?
TooDiesel on April 20, 2007 5:26 AM GMT
Easy to install and use indeed!
Installing and using S3Fox Organizer is a breeze. After installing, I successfully uploaded several 3MB MP3 files within minutes, and adjusted their ACLs. One thing that seems missing is the ability to define meta-data.
Chris on November 17, 2006 7:01 PM GMT
Pretty good
Nice and 'lightweight' solution (if you're a 'Foxy' user).
Charles Marcus Durrett on September 26, 2006 12:33 PM GMT
Must have tool
Very good for the first release. A bit slow. All possibilities to manage your objects: view, upload, download, delete. I will test it on linux box. Seems I don't need to rewrite my upload script.
calumets3 on September 15, 2006 5:20 PM GMT
It does what it says it does
Unfortunately, the program sometimes hangs after uploading. It isn't possible to move files remotely, i.e. to transfer remote files from one directory to another.
schnelly01 on August 28, 2006 2:25 PM GMT
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