document list view

The document list view shows files on your device.

interface layout

The document list view has several components:

view selection bar

At the top, below the application title, is the view selection bar for selecting the view to show.

location bar

Immediately below the view selection bar is the location bar, which shows the folder path leading to the currently listed contents.

document list/file list

The document list or file list occupies most of the space of the document list view and lists the files and folders within the current folder. Folders always appear before files.

Each item on the list has the four areas of information described here:

You can optionally hide the date and/or size columns through the options.

To open a file, tap the file's name. To enter a folder, tap the folder's name. To get the context menu for a file or folder, hold down on its entry for at least one second. For more about the context menu, see file operations and folder operations.


views

The document list view provides five different views of documents you have installed on your device.
To access a given view, tap its title in the view selection bar.

device

The device view provides a way to browse through all files of all folders within iSilo™'s Documents folder on your device.

recent

The recent view lists the documents you have opened recently, ordered from most recently opened at the top to least recently opened at the bottom. By default, the list shows only the ten most recently opened documents. To change the number of documents listed, go to the settings page of the options.

updated

The updated view lists documents you have previously opened that have been updated since the last time you opened them.

categorized

The categorized view lists documents you have placed into one or more categories. iSilo™ initially creates two top-level categories named Business and Personal.

In addition to being able to select a specific category, you can also select the [All] listing or the [Uncategorized] listing. With [All], you get a listing of all categorized documents located anywhere and all uncategorized documents located immediately within any of the favorite folders. With [Uncategorized], you get a listing of all uncategorized documents located immediately within any of the favorite folders.


favorites

The favorites view provides an easy way to quickly jump to a list of documents in any folder to which you have assigned an alias. iSilo™ initially creates the following favorite folders: Note that even though all the initial favorite folders have aliases with the same names as the aliased subfolders, an alias does not have to be named the same as the subfolder which it aliases.

To add a favorite folder to the list, use the favorite folder alias command in the folder context menu.

To determine the path of the folder associated with each alias, or to rename and delete favorite folders aliases, use the favorite folders menu command.

Favorite folder aliases are always sorted lexicographically.


file operations

To open a file, tap the file's name. To get a context menu, also known as the file action menu, with a number of additional file operations, hold down on the file's entry for at least one second. The context menu provides the following operations for files:


open

The open command in the context menu opens the file just as tapping the file's name in the document list does.

categories

The categories command in the context menu presents the categories dialog, which you can use to categorize the file into one or more categories. You use the categories dialog to also create, rename, and delete categories.

Press the Back key to accept changes you make to the categorization of the file and any changes you make to the category list, such as creating, renaming, and deleting of categories.

categorizing

To place the file in a category, check the box to the left of the category. You can place a file into any number of categories. In the categorized view, the file shows in the list only when you go to a category to which the file belongs.

To remove the file from a given category, uncheck the box to the left of the category.

creating a new category

To create a top-level category, first select any top-level category, then tap the new icon . In the new category dialog, enter into the text field the name of the new category, then tap ok.

To create a sub-category, first select the category into which you want the sub-category created, then tap the new icon . In the new category dialog, enter into the text field the name of the new category, check Sub-category, then tap ok.

To create a category at the same level as another category, select an existing category at the same level, then tap the new icon . In the new category dialog, enter into the text field the name of the new category, uncheck Sub-category, then tap ok.

Following are some additional notes about categories:

renaming a category

To rename a category, first select the category to rename, then tap the rename icon . In the rename category dialog, change the name in the text field to the new name for the category, then tap ok to save the change and return to the categories list.

You can not rename a category to that of an existing category at the same level. If you attempt to do so, you get a message informing you that the category already exists.

deleting a category

To delete a category, first select the category to delete, then tap the delete icon . You get a message asking you to confirm that you want to delete the selected category and any sub-categories it contains. Tap ok to proceed with deleting the category. Tap cancel to cancel deletion.

If the category has sub-categories, all the sub-categories are also deleted. Any files in the deleted categories are removed from the deleted categories.

Note that deleting a category does not delete the files belonging to those categories.


delete

Use the delete command in the context menu to delete the file. iSilo™ asks for confirmation before deleting the file.

rename

Use the rename command in the context menu to rename the file. When you do so, iSilo™ presents the rename file dialog so that you can enter a new name for the file.

information

Use the information command in the context menu to view information about the file in the file information dialog that iSilo™ presents. The dialog shows the file name and folder location at the top. Below those fields are the last modification date and time of the file. Next come the file type line and file size line.

copy

Use the copy command in the context menu to copy or move the file to the top of iSilo™'s Documents folder or to any favorite folder.

In the copy file dialog, check Copy settings/categories to also copy the document settings and categorizations. Check Delete original after copy if you want to perform the equivalent of moving the file to the new location.


folder operations

To enter a folder, tap the folder's name.

For the favorites view and the device view, you can get a context menu by holding down on the folder's entry for at least one second. The context menu provides the following operations for folders:


enter folder

The enter folder command in the context menu enters the folder just as tapping the folder's name in the document list does.

favorite folder alias

Use the favorite folder alias command in the context menu to add an alias for the folder to the favorites list. If the folder already has an alias, use the command to edit the alias.

Using the command shows the favorite folder alias dialog. The Folder path field shows the path of the folder. You can not edit the path shown. It is only present to show you the path for the alias. In the Alias field, modify the alias to your liking, then tap ok to add the alias. In the favorites view, the alias appears as one of the top-level folders in the list.


rename folder

Use the rename folder command in the context menu to rename the folder. When you do so, iSilo™ presents the ,b>rename folder dialog so that you can enter a new name for the folder.

delete folder

The delete folder command in the context menu deletes the folder and all its contents. iSilo™ asks for confirmation before deleting the folder.

application bar

The application bar right below the document list has the download icon .

download

Tap the download icon to activate the Download dialog to navigate to a web server to download document files. When you enter a URL or tap a link that ends with .pdb, .prc, or .txt, iSilo™ assumes that the target is a document or zip file you want to download and so presents the save target to dialog asking you to select the folder to which to save the downloaded file. The possible choices are the following:

menus

On the application bar, tap the ellipsis to access a menu of additional commands divided into the following sections:

file

new folder

Use new folder in the File section to activate the new folder dialog to create a new subfolder in the current folder. This command is only available in the
favorites view and the device view.

edit

favorite folders

Use favorite folders in the edit sub-menu to activate the edit favorite folders dialog to rename and delete favorite folder aliases. The dialog has a list of two-line entries. The first line of an entry shows the alias and the second line shows the associated folder.

To rename a favorite folder alias, select the alias in the list, then tap the rename icon to get the favorite folder alias dialog. The Folder path field shows the path of the folder associated with the alias. You can not edit the path shown. It is only present to show you the path for the alias. In the Alias field, modify the alias to your liking, then tap ok to rename the alias.

To delete a favorite folder alias, select the alias in the list, then tap the delete icon . iSilo™ asks for confirmation that you want to delete the alias.

options

Use options in the edit sub-menu to activate the DOCUMENT LIST OPTIONS screen to set options for the following:
list
Go to the list section in the options screen to specify settings that affect the document list view display. Here, you can set the following options:
icons
Go to the icons section in the options screen to specify settings for the icon that appears to the left of entries.

You can also select the mini-icons you want the document list to show. The following list describes the mini-icons:

settings
Go to the settings section in the options screen to specify settings that affect the saving of a document's local settings and the
recent view.

A document's local settings include the following items:

iSilo™ creates an individual file in its Settings folder for each document's local settings for which it saves. By default, iSilo™ automatically saves the local settings for a document when you close the document. Each local settings file takes up storage space. Over time, if you have viewed many documents, the cumulative space occupied by the local settings files can add up. So by default, when the amount of space used reaches 1,000 KB, iSilo™ deletes the oldest settings files (e.g., based on when the local settings were last written) until the space used goes down to about 90% of the limit. You can increase or decrease this limit by changing the Space to use limit value.

If you tend to keep a lot of documents around, you may want to increase the limit. If you are tight on space and do not care so much about the local settings of documents you have not viewed recently, then you may want to decrease the limit. The actual size of a local settings file currently depends mostly on how many local bookmarks you have created for the document. However, a rough estimate of the size of a typical local settings file might be anywhere from half a kilobyte to one kilobyte. Using this rough estimate, a limit of 1,000 KB should allow for at least the saving of the local settings for the last 1,000 documents you have viewed.

For the Recent file list value, specify how many files you want the recent view to show.

mode
Go to the mode section of the options screen to specify trial and free mode settings.

While in trial or registered mode, you can check or uncheck the Free mode option to turn free mode on and off, respectively, to see what that mode is like.

During the 30-day trial period, you can check or uncheck the Show trial period reminder option to enable or disable the messages that let you know how many days you have left in your trial period.

delete all

Use Delete all in the edit sub-menu to delete all files listed in the current folder of the current view. The deletion does not enter subfolders.

delete special

Use Delete special in the edit sub-menu to access the following commands:

list

sort by

Select sort by in the list sub-menu to sort the current list by any of name, date, or size in either ascending or descending order. The initial sort order is by name in ascending order. Select one of name, date, or size in the list to change the sort order to the corresponding selection. To reverse the sort order from ascending to descending or from descending to ascending, select the same sort option again.

The sort by menu command is disabled for the recent view.

Regardless of whether the sort order is ascending or descending, folders in the list always appear before files.

extensions

Select extensions in the list sub-menu to filter the list based on the extension of the file names:

refresh

Select refresh in the list sub-menu to force the document list to rescan for files and update the document list. By default, the document list automatically updates itself when it detects new or deleted files and folders. However, there are situations where this may not happen.

tools

system information

Use system information in the tools sub-menu to activate the system information dialog so that you can determine the user ID or device ID you need to provide in order to obtain a registration code for a document that requires a registration code.

about iSilo

Use about iSilo in the tools sub-menu to see the iSilo™ about dialog.

document types

iSilo™ provides direct support for a set of standard document types and a catchall for textually viewing the content of any other document type, useful for viewing plain text files.

standard document types

catchall document type

You can use iSilo™ to open any other type of file for viewing in text mode. This is generally only useful for files in a plain text format as iSilo presents the content as is. If the format of the content is binary or a mix of text and binary, then you may see gibberish.
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