Firefox Organizer for Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront (S3Fox)

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S3Fox helps you organize, manage, and store your files on Amazon S3 and distribute them through CloudFront. It's integrated into Firefox, which makes it easy to install and work with Amazon S3 buckets and objects.


Submitted By: s3fox
AWS Products Used: Other
Languages(s): Other
License: Other
Created On: May 17, 2007 3:31 PM GMT
Last Updated: March 24, 2009 8:41 PM GMT

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an intuitive gui front-end for S3
Amazon should really support the development of S3Fox. Or better yet, bring Rahul/Suchi Soft on board, form a small, agile team, and turn this (already great) extension into an official Amazon release. Also, thank god for Jeff Atwood: If not for Rahul and Jeff I think I would have given up on test-driving S3
Ricky d on May 5, 2010 11:22 AM GMT
It works but doens't play well with others
The S3 organiser work under my Firefox in Ubuntu Linux. The look and feel is good. I tried some simple file operations, it worked. However S3Fox could not read directories (and files) created with JetS3t cockpit and s3fs (mount tool in Linux). And if I want to access a directory created with S3Fox is shown a folder as a file, like: test_$folder$ Is S3Fox using own storage mechanisms?
kacee914 on January 7, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
I use Firefox for pretty much everything and since I have recently started using AWS. I found 3sfox and it has proved to be a great resource. Has not crashed once. Thanks.
trivitait on December 17, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
CloudFront Support ROCKS!!! 5 Stars!!!
The new CloudFront support works for me. Right out of the box I had my new CDN based files working on my sites. This is the CDN for the rest of us. Now I can have files from AWS served at the cost of the bandwidth when I am not in need of any back-end support. The only tool I need is FireFox and S3Fox to support my new site. Great product, good work, right on time for me needs. Edward M. Goldberg
Edward Goldberg on November 23, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
Works but a little glitchy
I'm not sure what all these other people are having trouble with. As long as you are capable of actually correctly entering your aws access key and the secret key for the account it should connect just fine. Worked on my first try. I noticed sometimes it lists a bucket as just prepended with the name instead of in a folder so the behavior is a little wacky but this is in beta/alpha it would seem so that shouldn't be surprising.
yousport on November 13, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
Plugin didn't work
Downloaded plugin and it doesn't appear to work. The user interface is clunky and confusing.
johnthisproperty on November 11, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
Just keeps throwing errors about my account settings, which might be wrong, but I can't get to the point to edit and fix them because it crashes my entire FF every time I click anything in S3Fox, it sounds like it would be awesome if it worked.
pretheory on October 31, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
no worky
doesnt work... is the developer working on update? nice to know
piripitsis on September 27, 2008 10:35 PM GMT
Faster simplier results with Undesigned S3 Php Object
Was very disapointed with the S3 Fox 0.4.1 update. Because I could no longer remove buckets, I found myself in the frying pan and I sought out another alternative. Undesigned's PHP S3 class was easy to use and totally solved my problem (too many buckets). Best of all no dependencies beyond php 5.2. - jellytypo
jellytypo on September 2, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
Kills my browser
I installed the organizer and it worked for a while. After the recent upgrade; however, it now throws an exception every time it opens and subsequently hangs my browser. I have to force quit it to get out. I used to think it was useful, now I think its a crock.
jdogsailing on July 1, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
Errors and no support
Application does not work. I get Errors and have emailed for support with no response.
Greg J Huber on May 31, 2008 7:02 PM GMT
Limited stability and usefulness
Browses folders and creates buckets. Uploaded 1000 files at 30bytes each and 997 succeeded. Uploaded a 20 MB file successfully. Failed twice on 179 MB file. Hung Firefox ( three times in three attempts to delete single or groups of files. I'll just use it as a browser.
kermujian on May 2, 2008 4:32 PM GMT
Some issues with Linux/Firefox combination
---Tools/S3 Organizer dropdown is functional with Firefox (using Kubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn) However, The handy little S3Fox button in lower corner of webpage crashes Firefox. Transfers do occur although some transfers and some other attempts to startup the S3 organizer result in a error box containing Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST)[nslocalFile.lastModifiedTime]" nsresult: "0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST)" ---On a different computer: Both dropdown and S3Fox popup buttons appear to work in Firefox version (using Fedora Core 6) But actually no connection to the S3 buckets can be made. Nothing shows up in the right-side panel (even when accurate bucket-names and keys are provided).
kenpc on December 4, 2007 12:02 AM GMT
keys didn't work
I didn't get past step 1. My access key and secret access key didn't work in the plugin. Now I wasn't sure whether the "account name" was a factor in calculations or just a local name for the plug in. I tried my account id, user name, and bucket name from s3 as account name in the plugin and none of them worked.
David Orchard on October 16, 2007 5:17 PM 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 3, 2007 5:55 PM GMT
Great tool
This is a great tool to easy administer you S3 account. This and EC2 UI is a base for all work with EC2 and S3!
davidboman on June 7, 2007 9:44 AM GMT
Didn't work
Kept getting Exception errors.
K. Reiss on May 30, 2007 10:00 PM GMT
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