I've been looking at a few "download managers" and have been having trouble finding something that allows me to really control how the files are presented. I'm running the "Newspaper" theme, which has a really nice picker for custom post types and categories and displays the results with an ajax paginator. Under the hood, Newspaper is using "Visual Composer", if that helps.
How possible is it to query WP FIle Download posts outside of your widgets or shortcodes?
I'd love to give you business, really happy with the Media Folder download, bought it three times.