Video: File-Manager for MeeGo-Harmattan – Nokia N9/N950

| August 19, 2011 | 22 Replies

I’m not sure if MeeGo-Harmattan comes with a file manager out of the box (e.g. no folders yet either) but there is an app, aptly called “File-Manager” to organize files on the move in your Nokia N9.


Cheers to crisscross for the tip (woah, which apparently was nearly 3 weeks ago already).

Here’s a demo from MeeGo Experts showing it in action on the N950

Sources: my-meego. / MeeGo Experts
















Category: Applications, Maemo, MeeGo

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  • Matt

    Your dedication to this site is admirable.

    • Shashank

      Seriously. I love this site. Good job Jay. Good job

      • Mendax

        Call me a crazed fan, but let me just say that Jay is the bringer of joy to my life.


    any info on using a swipe to go back instead of the back button? swipe left and right to go back and forward…. swipe up or down to close/minimize ???

    • James

      You should put that to the dev…
      No reason why it isn’t do-able “in app”.
      There may be scenarios where it’s not practical.
      But some swipe-like control would be useful overall IMO.

  • there is a great app for n9

    called musikloud by marxian

  • hotnikkelz

    Saw this a while ago, looks really good 🙂

  • Hey Jay, thanks for featuring my app!

    Regarding swipe to navigate, I hadn’t put it in because the left and right swipe on MeeGo are for sending an app to the background, and swiping down from the top is to close it. These are built into the OS, and the User Interface guidelines recommend back buttons to navigate rather than swipes so it doesn’t get confusing.

    The project page for this app is at and if you ‘Follow’ the project you’ll get notifications as I release updates. Soon to come will be FTP and Cloud access which will be very exciting!

    — Nik

    • ssdh


    • asdf

      Good job with the app, it’s looking good! Would it be feasible to port to S^3 or is there too much platform specific stuff going on? If you manage to integrate (S)FTP with the local file browser, it would make an awesome app for Symbian as well. Currently the only (decent) FTP program available is the for-pay Toad FTP that was featured a while back.

      • Yep, I’ll be porting it to Symbian as well. There is currently nothing platforn-specific as I’m using Qt for all the file manipulation and no command-line stuff. The only platform-specific things are a couple of components that arent yet in the MeeGo Qt Components kit, but I’ve made these so I can replace them with the Symbian equivalents easily enough.

        I’m planning to have FTP as one od the first cloud services as it’s pretty simple to implement. I’ll focus on MeeGo as there’s no built-in Filr Manager but Symbian will definitely be supported down the line.

        • Tariq


          I NEVER post comments, but will post here, but apps like the one you developed are really important for me.
          Currently I use X-plore for my E6, but if this app you developed is even half as good on Symbian Anna, I might shift to it, but there just one suggestion:
          When we view a folder filled with pictures, we see the same icon for all te pictures in x lore.
          your video doesnt show a folder filled with pictures, but I hope it shows thumbnails instead of standard icons.
          if it doesnt, i suggest in the next update you add this feature, because now adays ppl take thousands of pics, and no one names them

          • Tariq

            and yes there are tons of mistakes in spelling and grammer, i never proof read

    • j

      thanks 2

  • Lloydo

    Nice one Nik. Really appreciate your attention to detail. It really does look like it could be a built-in utility.

    • Thanks! That was one of my key focuses, so good to hear I’ve got it right!

  • there’s no built-in filemanager (on my N9) at the moment. But who knows, when the phone gets available.
    I’m using this filemanager and its great. QAD File Manager is also nice. It shows full root structure, has a nice minimal look (like wp7) and you can share the filesystem over http (N9 acts like a Server).

    • You can browse the root structure in File Manager as well, just press the back button to get out of the home folder.

      Hidden files and search filtering are coming in the next build.

      • Tariq

        And thumbnails for pics? are they coming in the next update?

  • Fff

    One more great app

    Vlc remote control

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