Since the advent of cloud saving and cheap USB sticks, there are so many places to store files now. Sooner or later everyone ends up with at least one extra storage option, from Dropbox to a keyring USB drive. Many have more than one, since different projects and apps work better with certain storage solutions. It’s easy to forget where you last stored a file, but apps like Swift Files are made to make life easier. This simple interface speeds up locating files across your machine.
Not revolutionary, but may prove very handy
Swift Files is a pretty simple bit of kit, but you might be surprised how much it can speed up daily tasks. For those who prefer to keep their PCs neat and tidy, with files all kept in certain places or sorted by type and subtype, this is a great program for getting all that done. Essentially this software provides an overview, collecting data from My Pictures, My Videos, My Music, the HomeGroup folder and external sources. Not only is it useful for sorting pictures and other files into the right place, but also for sharing and copying across networks, or quickly making backups of files to a USB drive or Dropbox. Essentially, this is a file management program which lets you perform general tasks like copying and checking properties. Sadly it isn’t for viewing or editing, so while it does give a good overview, it isn’t much use for actually viewing content.
Swift and simple
Swift Files has undergone some performance updates lately that help it to better live up to its name. It should run smoothly on most devices, though speed can be device and network dependent. When it comes to accessing external files, it seems to like most if not all USB sticks so long as your PC is compatible. The user interface is pretty sleek and easy on the eye, using Metro as a guideline with blocks of bright colour and large touchscreen/click panels. Files are displayed as thumbnails which is great for fast identification of photos, but can make everything blur together a little with files that have no thumbnail. Being able to connect multiple Dropbox accounts is very useful, especially if you often share videos from PC to Dropbox and then to a mobile device. While this software is easy to use, it’s also pretty basic and won’t blow you away with lists of features.
A direct tool for getting jobs done
This app will definitely appeal more to those who like to micro-manage their files and keep everything neat and tidy on their devices. This goes doubly if you use multiple devices, networks and external storage. Thought there are few bells and whistles here, Swift Files is quick and pretty intuitive. A good tool for specific tasks, but not an all-round management suite.