, that's very helpful of you. After reading what you wrote, I did wonder whether I had missed something potentially useful to me, so I just now double-checked - including viewing the Listary v. Listary Pro
comparison list and the YouTube clip that @tomos
linked to above - so I probably by now have better noted and understood many/most of Listary's features
At the risk of digressing: a Windows OS disk structure can be regarded as a simple hierarchical database, and a main tool for viewing and accessing that database is WE (Windows Explorer). For me that is a very important tool, but WE seems too basic and necessitates a lot of manual intervention by the user, and I prefer something more automated, faster, and more powerful, so I use xplorer² to replace WE. Having said that, xplorer² is not to everyone's liking.
The discussion is about Listary Pro. It still
seems to me that:
- (a) the features that I would have found useful in Listary Pro are already incorporated into xplorer², so, in my case, using Listary Pro would be adding unnecessary/redundant functionality.
- (b) if I didn't already have xplorer², I would probably have bought Listary Pro some time ago.
My peculiar needs are for certain kinds of functionality that I would find useful, rather than just features, and as far as the priority
of those needs goes, that is:
- A = Mandatory
- B = Highly desirable
- C = Nice-to-have
- and the "As" and "Bs" are what I really need, and the "Cs" are what i can do without (don't really need, by definition).
Whatever functions Listary offers that might be an "A" or a "B" are already well-provided for by xplorer², and the rest are either not required or are "Cs".
You are probably spot-on where you say that:
...Listary usefully beefs up Windows Explorer if that's all you have...
- I began to realise how seriously limited WE was in design and functionality in about 2003 when I stumbled upon 2explorer
- having formerly had no basis for comparison. I rarely use WE now except typically to check to see how it does what compared to similar functionality in xplorer².
Whilst there are probably a couple or so functions that WE has that I think xplorer² might not
have, there are stacks of functions that xplorer² has that WE does not. You certainly don't really need
WE if you have xplorer² - which is why it is generally used as a WE replacement.
Listary, on the other hand, seems to be a very useful adjunct
to WE, but it is not designed as a replacement for WE.
Where you wrote:
...Looking at the video again, I realise there are plenty of other good features I'm not using yet...
- I can quite understand, and I have the same view of my use of xplorer².
In terms of xplorer² not
being able to meet my needs, I think I have only so far come across one
case - a "C" need - which can be met by xplorer² but in a fashion that does not work as easily as I would like it to, that cannot be done in WE, and that - on the odd occasion when I need to do it, I use another tool for (Filegrab). I have discussed this need with the author of xplorer².