fman 0.8.3

fman 0.8.3 was just released. Despite the innocent-looking version number, it was actually quite a big release. The reason is that many things "clicked into place".

A licensed user wanted to change the sort order with the keyboard. So, instead of say clicking on the Size column header, he wanted to be able to do this by keyboard. To implement this, fman 0.8.3 adds new API functions that let plugins change the sort order. But this opened the gate for another much-requested feature: That fman remembers the sort settings for each folder you visit. For example, you might want your Downloads folder to always be sorted by Modified time. Using the new API, this was trivial to implement. This feature has been in the top 10 of most-requested improvements for a while. It's great it's finally implemented.

There were several other notable improvements. My personal favorite is that the Command Palette now automatically suggests the command you last entered. For a list of all improvements, please see the Changelog.

Michael started fman in 2016, convinced that we deserve a better file manager. fman's launch in 2017 was a huge success. But despite full-time work, it only makes $350 per month. The goal for 2018 is to fix this.