August 26, 2010 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Kitchener, ON, Canada - XtraLean Software today is pleased to announce the release of DataLore Version 1.1, the latest update to its file searching tool for Mac OS X. DataLore is a unique front end to Spotlight that makes it easier and faster to search and share files both locally on one's own computer, as well as on other Macs on the same network.
Version 1.1 adds over a dozen new enhancements to the user interface that simplify browsing the contents of a Mac and the process of displaying the search results, as well as improving the speed of searching locally and on the network. This update also adds a faster search algorithm, more filters for narrowing down search results, plus many more improvements. DataLore V1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and is available for immediate download from XtraLean's website. This is a free update to registered users; new users can try the full-featured seven-day trial of DataLore for free before they buy. A serial number can be purchased for only $19.95 CAD and can be used on up to five computers.
DataLore is for the power user who needs speed, reliability and the ability to perform complex search queries or more specific, custom searches. DataLore presents a simple and clean user interface, containing many powerful features organized into distinctive components. Search results appear immediately and will change dynamically as the user makes changes to the text search terms. With the added value of network searching and sharing, any home or business will quickly discover the efficiency and ease that DataLore adds to workflow and collaboration.
DataLore uses an innovative "Search-as-You-Type" technology for finding files fast. It also employs "Text Shorthand" and "Special Characters" for highly defined or more complex search patterns. DataLore is both a Dock application and menu-bar app offering users an all-in-one search solution for finding files easily, reliably, and quickly. The companion menu bar application acts as a mini-server for controlling remote access for network searches.
Users can search filenames, file types, content and more. Users can quickly narrow down their search results by filtering the results list by file type and kind, or by searching using special characters to define the search by date range, Boolean operators, wild cards, exact matches, plus much more. All of the same features and capabilities for searching locally can also be used to search on multiple external hard drives and other Macs on the same network.
This update adds more than a dozen new enhancements to the interface to simplify browsing the contents of one's own Mac locally, as well as making it simpler to browse the contents of networked Macs. The faster search algorithm and improved interface also make it faster to find and display files, and easier to narrow down and display the search results. The new 'Filters' tab allows users to add more filters to their search in order to further narrow down and customize the search results to their specific needs.
Other features new with this update include the ability to use DataLore as a Finder, 'exclude files' has replaced the former 'exclude folders' feature for faster narrowing down of results, and minor changes have been made to the options for allowing other computers access that make it even faster to search other Macs across the network, plus many other improvements.
A quick two minute screencast demonstration of DataLore in action is available online. The screencast provides a quick rundown of the basic features as DataLore's Developer performs an actual search, both locally and on the network.
V1.1 is a free update to registered DataLore V1.0 users. New users can try the full-featured seven-day trial of DataLore for free before they buy. Purchasing a registration number for only $19.95 CAD will unlock DataLore from trial mode. One serial number can be used on up to five Macs in the same household or in the same business. DataLore V1.1 is available for immediate download from XtraLean's website and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. Users must have Spotlight indexing enabled.
DataLore V1.1 is a Universal Binary for both Intel-based Mac and Power PC support. DataLore for the PPC supports OS X 10.5 only. To learn more about DataLore and to download the free trial version, please visit XtraLean's website.
Founded in 2002, XtraLean Software is a small software developer for the Mac(R) OS X platform with over twenty years of experience in developing and marketing leading edge software applications. XtraLean is committed to creating affordable and innovative software for Mac OS X users by providing slim and useful alternatives that give users what they ask for. Located in Kitchener, Ontario, in the heart of Canada's technology triangle, XtraLean serves customers in all parts of the world.