Sorry for the "thread necromancy" but since Bucket Explorer is for sale at a 50% discount today on BitsduJour - and since this is the only thread mentioning "Bucket Explorer" here at DC - I thought it might be appropriate.
I currently use the free Cloudberry S3 Explorer, mainly because it is free (naturally!) and my only Amazon S3 bucket is the one I created for Jungle Disk to store my JD backups. Jungle Disk stores the data in a way that is not easily browsable to the human eye so I have Cloudberry installed only in case for some reason I cannot access the data any other way. Kind of an emergency backup S3 browser.
Some forum posts I have read elsewhere tout Bucket Explorer as the best tool for browsing S3 data, but it is expensive: regularly $69.99. Bits has it today for $34.99, which though it is a 50% discount that's not exactly cheap either! The praise-filled forum posts I have read all read similarly so it is possible that it is really some astroturfing by the folks at Bucket Explorer. Or not - I'm not trying to accuse them; it might just look that way to me. Actually it looks like it could be more appropriate for companies that require collaboration and access control for multiple S3 buckets. I can't see the justification for using it for a personal S3 account though.
Anyway, is anyone here using Bucket Explorer? If so, can anyone give me reasons why it is so costly? Any special or unique features that aren't otherwise available in other S3 browsers?
Thanks for any advice.