7.1.2. QGIS Browser

Starting in version 1.7., a new feature has been added to QGIS: The QGIS Browser (Fig. 69). This browser is a data management program similar to ArcCatalog (see section 6.1.2.), simplifies file navigation within the file system, and provides preview options for various file types. Items can be easily added to the Map View of QGIS Desktop by drag and drop.

Fig. 69. QGIS Browser serves as data manager and can be used as a standalone application or as a separate panel directly within QGIS Desktop.