September 6, 2007 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bonn, Germany - September 6, 2007 - Objectpark Software is pleased to announce Picnic 1.0.2, their collaborative file syncing application for Mac OS X. Picnic is a revolutionary new file syncing application that runs on two or more Macs on a common local area network (LAN/WLAN).
Picnic offers the ability to create folders which are automatically synchronized between all user's accounts using Bonjour, offering an easier alternative to file server based shared folders or network drives.
Picnic works by distributing a copy of a shared folder to each participant and keeping those copies in sync while they change. This reduces the chances of data loss as every other client computer can act as a backup.
By using the peer-to-peer paradigm, there is no need for a dedicated "server" computer, not even an internet connection. Picnic works over every local area network, even computer-to-computer networks or two Macs only wired with one ethernet cable. As a plus, this architecture lacks a single point of failure.
Participating users and shared folders are discovered automatically using Apple's "Bonjour" technology. Subscribing to a shared folder can be a one-click operation.
* Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC & Intel
* At least two users running the software on the same local area network
* 6.1 MB Hard Drive space.
Pricing and Availability:
Picnic 1.0.2 is available as a free download and is licensed per subscriber with volume discounts up to 30% available. Two client licenses e.g. will be US$27.50 each, while ten licenses cost only US$20.90 each.
Without registration, each synchronized folder can be used up to seven days for free. No other restrictions apply, so Picnic can be tested with real-world load and as many users/subscribers as needed. Longer lived shared folders will require license codes available online at the Objectpark's web store.
Founded in 2002 by members of the Objectpark Group, Objectpark Software, the maker of the famous MenuCalendarClock application, focuses on quality software development for Apple's Mac OS X, using the modern, object-oriented Cocoa application framework, leveraging Apple's latest technologies included in Mac OS X. Objectpark Software offers custom development services and consulting for Mac OS X and WebObjects as well as Windows<->Mac porting services and customization of our existing products to fit specific customer needs.