A Better Finder Attributes 4.6 weeds out invisible files

August 8, 2007 in Software (E)


A Better Finder Attributes expands its growing feature set with functionality targeting invisible files.

Invisible files, files that exist on your hard disk but do not appear in the Finder, quickly become a real problem when you are transferring your files to a non-Macintosh system or are using cross-platform software, such as version control system and document management systems, that is not aware of them.

The notorious .DS_Store files are often burned to CD-ROM, compressed into archives, committed to version control systems or transferred to Unix or Windows web servers. They appear as superfluous files to non-Macintosh users and leave a amateurish feeling to your customers. Worse, invisible files can prevent you from copying files onto shared SMB network drives and backup devices.

A Better Finder Attributes now allows you to address these problems by systematically removing invisible Macintosh files from your folder hierarchies and to visualize them inside of the Macintosh Finder.

A Better Finder Attributes has long been known to post-production and digital media producers for its ability to change Finder attributes, such as file creation and modification dates.

The recent 4.4 release brought it to a larger audience of digital photography amateurs and professionals alike by adding the ability to batch adjust the Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) time and date that JPEG pictures were shot to compensate for timezone errors or incorrectly set camera clocks.

A Better Finder Attributes remains priced at $14.95. Family, Business and Enterprise Licensing is available.

publicspace.net was founded by Frank Reiff in 1996 with the aim of producing affordable best-of-breed software for the Macintosh. In the past decade, our A Better Finder series of file utilities and our MacBreakZ personal ergonomic assistant have become familiar fixtures of the Macintosh community. publicspace.net is also active in the Windows software market.