Today we took our beta files page out of beta, and made it the main files page! We’re pretty excited about this because it has a lot of improvements over the old versions. It combines the file browser and file manager (for project admins). Here’s a quick list of changes for file browsing:
- Faster page loads, especially for projects with lots of files.
- Simplified page content, to make it easier to find what you want. Click the “i” icon for more details on any file.
- Some projects have README instructions shown right on the file browse page:
- Sparklines to show recent download activity for each file.
- The download counts on the new files pages are from our beta stats, which we’re still fine-tuning. So in case you noticed some small changes, that’s why. We’ll be rolling out more improvements to that in the next weeks to make it even more accurate.
And if you’re a project admin, here’s what you’ll find in the new file manager:
- Progress bar while uploading.
- Select multiple files to upload at once (in Firefox, Safari, and Chrome).
- README file content shown on file browse pages. This is a great way to show installation instructions, explain the difference between different releases, or whatever you want to tell your users.
- Easy file management:
Want to see it in action? Give it a try with Flashcard Master’s files, or any of our great open source projects. We hope you like it, too!