Thursday, 27 April 2017

Polo Beta 5 Preview

Beta 5 will be delayed by another week (May 7th). Here's a preview of new features.

What's New

Trash Support

  • You can now browse, delete and restore items in your trash.

  • Each user can see the items in their local trash folder plus trash folders on all mounted devices that they have access to.
  • Size of files in trash will be displayed in the sidebar and dropdown. So you will always be aware of how much data you have in trash.

  • Right-click menu for trashed items have an option to open the original path in a new tab, and options for copying trashed items to other locations.

Archive Support

  • Support was added for browsing, extracting and creating archives. This is powered by the p7zip utility which is available on most Linux distributions.

  • Archives can be browsed as normal folders with a double-click. Browsing nested archives (archives inside archives) is also supported.

  • You will be prompted for password when you try to open an encrypted archive with encrypted headers (encrypted file list). Encrypted archives with non-encrypted headers can be browsed normally. Password will be required only for extraction.

  • Once you enter password for an archive, it will be remembered for current session.

  • Extraction progress is similiar to the 7zip application on Windows :-). It shows detailed progress information and can also be paused and resumed.


Beta releases of Polo are currently available only to a limited set of users who have donated to this project. The final stable release of Polo will be available to all users (in July). People who donate get access to a few extra features in the final release.