GeoApt Spatial Data Browser
This is a project I have had lingering around for a while. It is a geospatial data browser written in Python using the PyQt and QGIS bindings. It allows you to navigate a tree structure and preview raster and vector datasets. Metadata extracted from the data can be viewed as well. It supports drag and drop for any target that accepts filenames (e.g. QGIS). For screenshots and more, see http://geoapt.com/geoapt-data-browser.
The code is now available on GitHub (see https://github.com/g-sherman/GeoApt) and ready for you to contribute. Take a look and if you want to get your hands dirty fork the project and start coding.
Lots of features are missing—consider this an alpha version…