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.