I'm looking to add to my site a searchable, sortable, means of managing files that would be available for users to download. In other words, I would have a dedicated page of items for download, divided into categories. Users would ideally be able to view each category as a grid of items, like a photo thumbnail page, or alternatively in flat list view.
I considered simply using regular WP category views for this, but I'm not sure all this is doable without massive hacking. Is there a WP plug in or other php/sql application that would work for this? I did search these archives, but found nothing directly applicable.