June 1, 2007 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] LikeMac Group has updated the latest version of its double-panel file management utility for OS X, Disk Order, adding few useful features and improving plug-in architecture.
The most noticeable new feature is a Navigation Bar, displayed on the left side of the main window. The control is a handy panel with a list of mounted volumes and favorite folders that allows to quickly switch between the most visited placed on your system. Also Navigation Bar displays connected FTP servers and can be easily configured using drag and drop.
Other added features include some usability stuff.
1. Go-to-Folder feature. Used to quickly access a particular file system location by its path. Can be used either by a keystroke or directly from the command line.
2. Quick file lookup. Used to quickly find a file by its name on a long list. Just hold the Shift key and start typing the name.
3. Improved file selection modes. Now the cursor behaves much more intellectually, adjusting itself after copy/mode/delete operations. Norton Commander selection style works faster and better.
The latest version of Disk Order includes a greatly improved plug-in architecture, allowing third party developers to add any specific functionality to the application. The developers will be able to download a public SDK (which is coming soon) and sample plug-ins to simplify their efforts.
Disk Order was designed to be a decent substitution of Finder, that could offer users time-saving double-panel interface and ultimate file management at the same time. It suits best for those who used to work on other platforms with applications like Total Commander or Directory Opus. Also, it's a great choice for portables owners as it allows to perform nearly all file operations with fast key combinations, saving time and omitting frustration from using track-pad in Finder.
The application is available in two versions, PowerPC and Universal Binary.
The first one is to be used in PowerPC mac and can be downloaded at http://www.likemac.ru/download/disk-order.dmg, and the second one is for Intel-based Macs and can be found at http://www.likemac.ru/download/disk-order_ub.dmg.
Both versions can be downloaded free of charge as 30-day trial shareware.
LikeMac Group develops Disk Order, a file management application for Mac OS X.