"Material Editor" - Type Listing Thing?

Good afternoon,

Is there an area in Blender that lists all of the materials of a scene? My first 3D experience was with 3DS Max years ago and I remember that 3DS Max has/had a Material Editor thing… I was just wondering if Blender had something similar or if you could only get to the materials through the object(s) that they’re assigned to.



Yikes. I’m an idiot. It’s there as a dropdown list in the Shader Editor. I can even add a Fake User just in case I want to retain the material when Blender does it’s garbage tossing thing upon save.

Is this the best way that people have found of working with all of the materials in a larger scene? Are there scripts out there that would make things more enjoyable?