August 24, 2007 in Networks and FTP (E)
[prMac.com] Budapest, Hungary - August 24, 2007 - Binarynights Software announces Forklift 1.1, their popular FTP client/file manager for Mac OSX. ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage Amazon S3 accounts or mobile devices over Bluetooth.
Version 1.1 expands on existing capabilities of Forklift, starting with the droplet tool, which will greatly facilitate uploading files to your FTP and Amazon S3 accounts. All these features are beautifully integrated into a sophisticated, yet easy to use Cocoa based interface. Dual-pane view will dramatically increase productivity along with state-of-the-art features like live preview, spring loaded folders and any-to-any workflow. All this to be topped by tabs, to keep the workspace nice and clean.
Forklift also includes FXP copy capability, now enabling users to move files directly between FTP servers. Forklift now has a split/combine function to slice up and recombine large files; this is compatible with Total Commander's format, and includes a full-featured batch rename tool that will work on files stored locally or on a remote server. Version 1.1 includes bug fixes and many feature enhancements and is a recommended update for all customers.
New Features in Version 1.1:
* Droplet: A small, independently running piece of code that puts up an icon anywhere in the filesystem as a connection port to most used FTP and S3 folders. The droplet created can be placed anywhere in the filesystem. Any files you drag on it will be uploaded in the background to the FTP or S3 folder represented by the droplet.
* FXP: FXP copy allows the direct transfer of files and folders between two FTP servers, without the need to first download them to the local machine.
* Batch Rename: A full-feature batch renamer.
* Appdeleter: Now select a folder where applications are, and Appdeleter will search for applications in the folder and subfolders. Then select which apps to remove.
* Split/Combine: A traditional split/combine operation for slicing up large files to removable media. The format is compatible with Total Commander's split/combine feature.
* Tools Menu Sorting: Tools are now listed in alphabetical order, along with their icons and shortcuts.
* Creating New file: Creates an empty file on the remote server directly, allowing remote editing.
* Amazon S3 0 Byte File: Create 0 byte size files in S3 accounts.
* Escape For Stop: Pressing down the escape key will now stop the running process in ForkLift.
* Sparkle Framework: ForkLift now uses the Sparkle Framework for software updates.
* SFTP: public-key authentication. Implemented support for SFTP's public key authentication.
* Correct Numerical Sorting of File Names: Implemented a new sorting for filenames beginning with numbers. Files starting with 10xxx.xxx sorted after the file starting with 9xxx.xxx, not after 1xxx.xxx as it would be sorted in the normal alphabetical order.
* Search Shortcut: Included a shortcut for Spotlight search. The shortcut ALT+COMMAND+F
* Requires Mac OS X v10.4 or later.
* 9.3 MB Hard Drive space.
Pricing and Availability:
Forklift 1.1 may be purchased for $29.95 USD and comes with a fully featured 15-day demonstration period.
There are four of us at BinaryNights; all of us come from different IT backgrounds. We were originally involved with developing J2EE enterprise applications for telecommunication enterprises, like T-mobile. We bought our first Mac in early 2006 and immediately fell in love with the concept. It was obvious that this is a much more progressive market to develop applications for. Desktop application development was an exciting opportunity to shift to from the repetitive enterprise tasks.