A few months back I had the opportunity to test-drive CloudBerry Labs’ “S3 Explorer” software after beginning to Amazon’s S3 storage platform.  After having used a few other S3 management utilities, I honestly found that none of them were quite up to par with S3 Explorer’s robust – yet entirely powerful – user interface.  In fact, I even said that the product usability and sheer power was “well worth the $40 price-tag” because it allowed you to make the most out of Amazon S3.

One of the things that impresses me about S3 Explorer is that it has so many uses.  Not only can it help you to manage miscellaneous files stored on S3, but it can easily aid you in hosting a static website on Amazon’s storage platform, and can be adapted to become a superb desktop backup utility.  Essentially, CloudBerry S3 Explorer makes S3 usable for “average” users instead of simply developers and large-scale operations.

Since our writeup on CloudBerry S3 Explorer, the application has received a few updates with lots of new features and improvements.

New in version 2.7:

New in version 2.5:


  • Multipart Upload support
  • CloudFront Custom Origin support
  • Ability to create multiple CloudFront Distributions per bucket
  • CloudFront Manager – central place to manage all CloudFront Distributions
  • Sync folder improvements
  • Other usability enhancements and bug fixes

New in version 2.4:

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After having enjoyed S3 Explorer so much myself, BestTechie recently contacted CloudBerry Labs to obtain a few licenses to give away to the BestTechie community.  These licenses for the full copy of S3 Explorer ($40 value) will allow you to harness the full power of S3 and take it to its full potential.  So what do you have to do to be eligible to win yourself a copy of this versatile application?

  1. First, head over to and “like” our Facebook page.
  2. Once you’ve liked the page, comment on the post for this article (it should be the most recent one); preferably sharing your opinion as to what S3 Explorer’s most promising feature is for you.
  3. Once you’ve done that, shoot me an email (mike@besttechie.net) that simply includes your name as shown on Facebook.

From there, I will send the email addresses of the first five successful entries to our contact at CloudBerry and reply back to the winners emails so that they can claim their free licenses.

Good luck!


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