While NaviActionPad was about navigation inside of a project, FileBrowser was about navigation outside of a project.

IDEA has always also been a good fit for web development. Whenever I worked on some html or css I used IDEA, but back in 2007 it was a bit tedious. You either had to create a project for everything you wanted to work on in IDEA or you had to take some awkward path to open external files in it.

That’s what I tried to make easier with my second plugin — FileBrowser. It provided a browser for the local filesystem inside the IDE and allowed to open any file by just double clicking it.

Here’s the original introductory post I wrote about it.