BinaryNights releases ForkLift 1.5 for Leopard

March 17, 2008 in Networks and FTP (E)

[] Budapest, Hungary - The outstanding dual pane file manager published by BinaryNights now comes with a beautiful new Leopard interface, heaps of extra features, and greater transfer speeds than you ever dreamed of.

ForkLift's great productivity and workflow is now enhanced with all that's best in the Leopard OS, including its great new interface tools, QuickLook, enhanced Favorites and Shared volumes management.

ForkLift is now also capable of handling multiple channel transfers over any remote connections, and this will mean a 10+ times increase in transfer rates !!

A unified Connection Panel will let you connect to FTP, SFTP and WebDAV servers and Amazon S3 and iDisk accounts, as well as your Bluetooth enabled devices.

Of course, version 1.5 also includes ForkLift's traditional set of tools for handling archives, batch rename files, delete unused applications, use direct FXP copy between file servers, Sync Browsing, splitting and combining files, et cetera.

This update is FREE and recommended to all Leopard users.

- Droplets created with 1.2 may no longer work once 1.5 is installed.
- this version will only run on Leopard.

New Features in ForkLift 1.5:

* Beautiful new UI, with Finder-style Sidebar and Preview.

* New Sidebar. The Sidebar now lists shared volumes of the local network in a separate group item, and will recognize all AFP, SMB, NFS... shares on the network just, like Finder does (with the funny little PC icons et al).

* The Sidebar will also allow you to create Favorite Groups, and to edit Favorites directly from the context menu (does not support local favorites, only remote).

* There is now a single Connect panel (Go > Connect or cmd-K), which groups FTP/SFTP/WebDav/S3/Bluetooth connection functions (iDisk is accessed as WebDAV). the panel now has an option to add a new connection directly to the Favorites.

* We've rewritten some part of the copy engine - it should now be about 10 times (!) faster, as FL can now use multiple channels for moving data. The improvement will affect all copy operations, over FTP, SFTP, S3, WebDAV, etc. It means ForkLift is now one of the fastest ftp clients on earth. A Word Press upgrade that took us 60 seconds with 1.2 on Tiger now takes a mere 6 secs!

* The new live preview panel is just great. It can be resized to any size, it is capable to display pdfs, and it now reads Spotlight comments as well. This, of course, will work across remote folders and inside archives. the new ForkLift also has Quick Look. just hit [space] to toggle QuickLook.

* It is now possible to create new buckets on european S3 accounts.

* The new copy engine also fixed a problem that was reported by many users. Namely, that copying a folder to a remote filesystem where a folder with the same name already existed wiped the original folder, instead of merging the contents of the two folders. Now, this was not a bug, but since we releived so many requests, ForkLift will now ask you if you want to replace or merge the directories. The function will only work with remote volumes.

* Tasks running in the background are now grouped in a single activity viewer window

* On top of each panel, you will now see a Path Navigator bar to help browsing.

* We've reviewed and corrected the menu items and panel texts. should be nice an clean now

* The new application icon. A progress bar and badge are now also displayed on the dock icon, to monitor transfers while ForkLift is in the background there are also a couple of new toolbar icons.

* User permissions on the Info.plist file. Now all users of a computer will be able to start the ForkLift installed under another user account

* Font selection is now available in the main panels

* Help pages were added

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.