If you have ever used Photoshop, you know that Bridge is part of the installation. It comes with Photoshop but is a separate program. Bridge is a very good file manager program and is an excellent tool for quickly viewing and finding your photos.
Even though I have Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, I find myself on occasion using Bridge to quickly view photos.
What I was not aware of until today is that you can download Bridge from Adobe for free. You do not have to have Photoshop to use it. The free version is not the latest one. From the name on the website, it appears to be the version that was supplied with Photoshop CS6. I suspect that it may not support RAW files from the latest cameras, but I am not sure of that.
Here is the link to the download page.
I did download the file, but to be frank, I did not install it. I already have Bridge on all of my computers.
So if you are not a Photoshop or Lightroom user, or if you use Photoshop Elements, but not its Organizer, you may find that Bridge will help you keep better track of your images.
If you download and try it, let us know how it works for you by leaving a comment.