Is there a browser/management view in QGIS 1.8 so that I can manipulate shapefiles and others (such as geo tiffs, etc.) like in ArcCatalog? Maybe a plugin? Right now I have to use my system's file manager to manage them, but is error prone because I have to select five files for a shapefile, instead of just on in ArcCatalog.
BTW, I found the builtin browser dock, but can't get it to do any manipulation other than drag it into the TOC.