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webOS File Manager Internalz graduates to App Catalog, goes Pro in Homebrew 19

by Jason Robitaille Thu, 10 Mar 2011 4:05 am EST

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. The day is finally here: Internalz has graduated to the App Catalog.  Inspired by FileZ for PalmOS, and named after /media/internal/, this full-featured file manger is the perfect companion for any webOS device.

It all started back on August 18, 2009, when the first beta of Internalz was released. Up until then, people had to put their devices into USB Mode to move around and delete files. Internalz changed that, and over the next year and a half, continually innovated with features like full-device browsing, a built-in image viewer, a built-in text editor, ipk installing, patch applying, resource handling, and much more.

Now, with the webOS 2.0 support for js services, Internalz is able to evolve once more, onto the App Catalog.  At a limited-time discount price of $3.99, it's now available to purchase for webOS 2.x devices, with multi-language support.

Even better, as the above video shows, Internalz 1.0 for the App Catalog has been redesigned with the average user in mind (as well as App Catalog restrictions). File management is now centered around the USB drive, with the ipk installer and patcher removed. There's also several usability enhancements to make things easier, including integrated video tutorials.

And homebrew users, fear not. A homebrew variant, named "Internalz Pro" will remain, with all the goodies you've come to love. What's more, along with Internalz 1.0's release, I'm proud to announce the immediate coinciding release of Internalz Pro 1.4, which can be downloaded on the PreCentral Homebrew Gallery, or via the feeds in WOSQI and Preware.

Check out the Internalz Pro 1.4 video changelog tour after the break.


This is absolutely wonderful news for such a great and necessary app! Obviously if you intend to go with the Pro version, you should purchase the App Catalog version first.

Good job guys!

Really great I love the new multitouch scroll feature specially for DCIM folder!

arrrg i'm still running 1.4.5... man i need a pre3. i will most likely get this when i get a WebOS 2.0 device. if and when that comes... *sighhh*

With all the bugs in web OS 2.1 I dont know if you want a higher pre. It looks like everytime Palm makes a change, bugs come back big time. I think they need to hire specific people to root out these bugs. Like an e-mail VP, or bluetooth guy or a NFC guy.

Congrats Jason. I'll continue to use the Pro version but I'll be buying the App Cat version this weekend to support your efforts (as soon as I move back to my regular Palm Profile --- I'm currently running WebOS 2.0 on a Sprint Palm Pre+ on a temporary profile while I checked things out). Again, Congrats -- we can finally support you legitimately beyond the Paypal donations!!

Congrats Jason!!

I must be missing something here - not to knock this app but does it appears to do what already can be done in just another fashion. What benefit does this offer me, the typical normal phone/email/mms/data user, other than being able to access the usb area without plugging into my laptop? Any clarification is appreciated.

Why use email on your phone when you have a laptop? Why have a cellphone when you can use a landline? Convenience; it's all about convenience :)

Move around music on the go, delete downloaded files, rename files, hide files, etc. None of this was before possible without being forced to be near a computer, have a usb cable, and entering USB mode.

Every OS needs a file manager, this is webOS's :)

Thanks for the clarification - I will definately keep this app in mind for when HP releases new products as I am working a Sprint Pre- and just happy the dang thing is still in one piece - lol.

I already use it now... but I agree with you, that it will get really useful together with a Touchpad. I will use it as my Notebook-replacement and I hope that the developer will let me use the App (which I bought today off course! :) ) also on my Touchpad ;)

Getting package dependency not satisfied error when trying to install 1.4.0 via QI. Preware's still showing 1.3.7, and trying to re-install it gives curl "error 403" (access forbidden). Still in the middle of posting updates??

For Internalz Pro 1.4, do you have FileMgr and Homebrew JS Service Framework installed? If so, try going StartMenu->Run...->"services.msc" then look for "Palm Novacom", right click on it and choose "Restart". WOSQI should then work again. Alternatively, try installing the .ipk file with Preware

Yes, I have FileMgr 2.0.2 & Homebrew JS Service Framework 1.0.0 installed. Internalz 1.3.7 had worked fine before I had uninstalled it.

I've restarted the "Palm Novacom" service, but getting same issue. I'll try again tomorrow, but getting nervous without my good ol' Internalz! :)

Btw, I Paypal'ed you on 3/7 for all your hard work. Thanks again!

How come I don't see Internalz Pro 1.4 in Preware?

The P|C ipkg feed only updates once every 4 hours. So you'll need to be patient, or alternatively, manually download the ipk file and install that with WOSQI or Preware

Hi Jason.
I am a noob to FileMgr. I was wondering where can I find the API documentation for FileMgr?

I seriously am glad HP finally gave Jason his long deserved spot in the app catalog. Should have given him a lump sum for it too but he can't win them all. If you haven't donated or purchased internalz pro It's a must. Preware/Filemgr/Internalz are best friends for WebOS, now Jason should work on Cloud account syncs, which I've tried to do with dropbox/access to windows live big cloud storage..Windows of course would make it difficult...but dropbox is looking better and better for the price to just not fool with syncing them all to one app..

Just a thought :P

I know this is for more experienced users and I'm on the verge of moveing forward on my pre- until the new pre if available to me by my server. As a newwbie, I find some of the lingo confusing, and not sure if I'm ready? The first time on my first pre I loaded preware and loaded a flashlight app and fried it! luckly I was able to re boot and dump the addin so I could use the insurance for a replacement.
I love this system and phone, and want a new one. sorry for the long wind!