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How to use “Search” in B1 File Manager

May 8, 2014

In one of it’s previous update B1 File Manager has received a local search option. It’s simple by design, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t improve your search results making it more customizable, thus more accurate.


How to manage multiple Dropbox accounts with B1 File Manager

April 17, 2014

In the newest version of B1 File Manager 0.5 the network options were extended beyond FTP and SMB


How to use SMB with B1 File Manager

April 4, 2014

B1 File Manager has become more functional with the v0.4.5 release. One of the major updates is the support of file sharing via the SMB protocol.

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How to hack Wi-Fi with B1 File Manager

March 31, 2014

B1 File Manager v0.4.5 has introduced the possibility of SMB networks access and local Search option. However there is another unique feature about which the developers kept silence until today.


How to access SD card

March 18, 2014

Struggling to help our users to experience the most out of B1, we pay a lot of attention to the questions we receive. One of the most popular ones (not to mention “What is the password?”) is “How do I access SD card on my Android?”.

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How media library synchronization works

April 30, 2014

One of the major improvements in the latest versions of B1 Free Archiver and B1 File Manager is media library synchronization.


The way to overcome SD card write restriction with B1 File Manager

April 23, 2014

As we’ve mentioned in our previous post, Android 4.4 (Kitkat) limits the functionality of third-party applications in terms of writing to external SD card storage.


Android 4.4 SD card problem

April 10, 2014

With the release of the latest version of Android OS 4.4 (KitKat), our support team started getting emails from B1 Free Archiver and B1 File Manager users complaining about a specific problem


B1 Free Archiver: the future of voice commands

March 31, 2014

Following the uprising popularity of Google Glass and Android Wear, B1 Free Archiver decided to become the first Android app to leave behind the graphic interface, limiting its users only to voice control


Comments for zip archives

February 20, 2014

A comment feature in archives is not new. It is popular and really useful in case you are looking for some instructions or explanations to the archive or its contents.

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Lifehacker: “B1 File Manager Accesses Multiple Dropbox Accounts on Android”

May 7, 2014

One of the latest features in B1 File Manager – the cloud storages support – has attracted a lot of attention from many popular web-sites and bloggers.


A look behind the curtain: Interview with Android app maker Catalina Group

May 2, 2014

Some time ago we were contacted by Jack Wallen, a famous tech writer specialising in Linux and Android. He had some question regarding our app and developing for Android in general.


The Linux Rain: “B1 Free Archiver: a simple solution”

April 25, 2014

Migrating to Linux can be a troublesome task. Finding programs that will suit you also requires some time. This is where The Linux Rain comes in!


Unbreakable! The NSA admits B1 Free Archiver’s encryption supremacy

March 31, 2014

A cross platform archive managing program B1 Free Archiver has won the NSA Security Award. This is a unique case because no organization or person has ever received this award since its very establishment.


itbusiness.ca: “5 most popular archiver apps on Android compared”

March 7, 2014

B1 Free Archiver for Android has already conquered the hearts of many casual users and IT experts. And this time we have something new to be proud with.

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B1 File Manager v0.5: Dropbox support, icons restyled, media library sync improved

April 15, 2014

New York, NY, 15 April 2014 – Catalina Group presents the updated version of its latest product, B1 File Manager.


B1 Free Archiver YouTube channel launched

April 8, 2014

Yes, it’s just what the headline says – B1 Free Archiver now officially has a YouTube channel!

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April Fools’ Day commentary

April 2, 2014

As you might have noticed, today is April 2. Which means that yesterday was April 1.


Zuckerberg to buy B1 Free Archiver for $25 billion

March 31, 2014

Following the recent purchase of the virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, for $2 billion, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has laid further big buy plans regarding B1 Free Archiver.


B1 File Manager v0.4.5: SMB client and local Search

March 24, 2014

New York, NY, 24 March 2014 – Catalina Group presents the updated version of its latest product, B1 File Manager.