All editions of Windows 8, including Windows RT, come with a File Explorer to easily browse and manage files\folders. While most users might not need a metro-style file browser app for Windows 8, developers are releasing file browser apps for Windows 8 to easily manage files and folders without having to open the native File Explorer.
Ever since the release of first Metro-style file explorer app Metro Commander for Windows 8, tens of apps have been released for Windows 8. While none of these apps provide all the features and options present in the native Windows File Explorer, some apps are really awesome.
File Brick is another free file browser app for all editions of Windows 8. It lets you easily manage your files and open many file types within the app. For instance, you can play audio files within the app or open your pictures without the help of third-party apps or desktop programs.
The user interface of File Brick is simple and easy-to-use. Upon installing and launching the app for the first time, you’ll see how-to use File Brick tips. The home screen of the app shows all local drives and also cloud drives. Yes, File Brick supports Microsoft SkyDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Facebook. Access to Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, and YouTube is available only in the Pro version of the app.
Right-click anywhere on the app to see new folders, cut, copy, paste, rename, delete, select all, clear selection, change view (supports detail and thumbnail views), filter, and refresh options.
To select a file, you need to either touch and pull down the file, or do a mouse right-click on the file. Probably the only downside of the app is that it doesn’t let you open a file in desktop program. That is, for instance, if you want to open an audio file in Windows Media Player, there is no option available to open the file. When you double-click on the app, File Brick opens the audio file using the built-in audio player.
Overall, it’s an awesome file manager app for Windows 8. Visit the store link provided below in your web browser and then click View in the Store app to open the app in the official Store app.
File Brick (Store link)