May 19, 2015 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Breckenridge, Colorado - MacDaddy today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Duplicate 1.0, its new productivity application developed specifically for OS X Yosemite. Duplicate enhances the OS X Finder's standard copy and paste functionality by making them more efficient and performing approximately 10% faster than the stock functions. While duplicate works via Finder just like standard copy and paste, its abilities are much more enhanced. In addition to Duplicate's greater efficiency and increased speed, it can also copy large folders, or even entire volumes at once.
Duplicate installs itself as an option into the contextual menu that appears when you Control-Click or right-click a file, folder, or drive. This makes Duplicate just as easy to use as the standard OS X copy and paste functions, while providing a copy and paste operation that is both faster and more efficient. Duplicate avoids failed copies with large folders, and users won't experience any issues with permissions as they sometime do with the standard Copy and Paste functions. Duplicate creates an exact duplicate of the data that is copied and pasted using the app.
* Copies and pastes data up to 10% faster than OS X's standard functions
* As easy to use as the standard OS X copy and paste functions
* Copy and paste large folders
* Copy and paste entire volumes
* Duplicate copied volumes are bootable
"Using the stock OS X copy and paste functions built-in to OS X Yosemite 10.10 can frustrate some users," says MacDaddy CEO Ben Slaney. "When copying large folders, they sometimes encounter issues with permissions and failed copies with large folders. Duplicate fixes all of that, while being just as easy to use as the stock copy and paste functions."
Whenever Duplicate is used to copy data, it makes an exact duplicate, which can even pass the "Backup Bouncer Test," which is a test that determines whether a perfect copy of a file and all associated data is made, which many utility apps, (including the Finder's native copy and paste), fail.
Duplicate preserves the following when it copies data:
* Basic permissions, ownership, and timestamps
* Symbolic links
* Ownership of symbolic links
* Hard links
* Resource forks
* Finder flags
* Finder locks
* Finder creation date
* BSD flags
* Extended attributes (on files, directories, and symbolic links)
* Access Control Lists (on files, directories, and symbolic links)
* Any combinations of the above
One ultimate test for Duplicate is that it can even be used to copy and paste an entire volume to another drive, resulting in a bootable drive. Volume copy and paste is an extremely handy feature for those looking to easily create test volumes when they're wanting to experiment with different setups and configurations on their Mac.
"By using Duplicate to make an exact copy of their Mac OS X volume, users can use the Duplicate copy to try out various configurations and changes without worrying about harming their daily use system's hard drive and its data," continues Slaney. "This protects users who enjoy tinkering with their systems, offering complete protection from accidentally and irreversibly altering their Mac's configuration by mistake."
* OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
* 64-Bit Intel processor
* 4.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Duplicate 1.0 is Free and is available worldwide exclusively as a direct download from the MacDaddy website.
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