GeekSuit releases Client Folder Maker 3.5 - Offers Snow Leopard Support

November 9, 2009 in Mac OSX (E)

[] Lake Dallas, Texas - Geeksuit today is proud to announce Client Folder Maker 3.5, a significant update to their popular folder creation and management tool for Mac OS X. Client Folder Maker is a simple to use, general purpose folder creation and management tool for the busy desktop publisher, prepress operator or web designer. It allows the user to set up a hierarchy of folders once, then re-create that hierarchy anywhere in the filesystem with just a few clicks from the Finder.

Focus on Ease of Use

Client Folder Maker was developed to help Mac professionals be more productive and specifically designed to stay out of the way. Implemented as a Preference Pane, Client Folder Maker can be invoked via a handy Menu Item, Keyboard shortcut or Contextual Menu (Leopard Only).

Simply enter the Client Name, its Job Number, and hit the Create Folder button. Client Folder Maker will faithfully create a folder hierarchy based on the clients name, the number associated to that job, with all the support folders inside. Client Folder Maker utilizes a very simple approach for building up custom folder sets for any job type. Easily add, rename, or delete folders in the hierarchy, as well as the ability to create new files under the folder tree too.

Tag Variables

The hidden gem in CFM is its limitless customization of tag variables, so the possibilities for personal customization are endless. Despite its namesake, Client Folder Maker's default presets aren't limited to simply a "client name" and a "job number". As long as the chosen words or phrases are surrounded in braces, users may create and leverage any tags they wish. Client Folder Maker ships with default presents for the design or prepress minded, as well as a simple website structure for web developers. Both have their own unique tag variables, but can easily be customized for any working environment.

Version 3.5 is a significant update, and sports a long list of useful, customer requested features. Client Folder Maker has been updated to support both 10.5 Leopard, and 10.6 Snow Leopard and later. CFM now sports a handy Menu Item, as well as supports a user defined Keyboard shortcut.

Users can import and export Presets via Drag & Drop. Effortlessly drag any Preset to the Desktop for setting up another machine, archive, or email friends and colleagues. Existing Presets may also be sorted in any way in the list, as well as the ability to add useful descriptions for each Preset to better describe its use under different conditions.

Additionally, users may auto-import content from existing source files. This feature makes it easy to copy content from any text file into a newly created file at the time a hierarchy is created. CFM users can easily set permissions on files and folders too. This is a boon for web designers who often build very structured folder directories which have repeatable content and file/folder permissions.

New Features in CFM 3.5:
* Added a new Menu Item
* Now supports a user-defined Keyboard shortcut
* Colored labels
* Custom folder views
* Auto-incrementing variables
* Import/export settings via drag/drop
* Preset descriptions
* Custom permissions
* Scriptability
* File content copying
* Preference Pane interface improvements

Another useful feature is Client Folder Maker's support for auto-incrementing tag variables. Once the auto flag has been inserted, when invoking the Contextual Menu (Leopard Only), its Menu Item or Keyboard shortcut, CFM will increment numbers, starting at any point the user wishes. This feature is handy for creating hierarchies for new customers or billing purposes.

To fill out the existing list of new features, Client Folder Maker supports colored labels. When setting up hierarchies, simply chose any OS X default (or custom) colors for folders and files. CFM is semi-scriptable; users can attach a PHP, Bash, Shell or Applescript to a Preset. When Client Folder Maker is invoked, it will run the selected script once the hierarchy is created. Client Folder Maker ships with starter scripts for those who wish to tinker, as well as three AppleScripts to set custom hierarchy views. The end uses of this semi-scriptability is only limited to the users imagination.

A Hierarchy By Any Other Name

Design professionals know that adhering to a strict folder hierarchy is paramount when setting up new clients, backing up customer files, as well as the ability to search them for repeat jobs. Graphic Designers, Prepress Operators and Web Developers alike will immediately appreciate the convenience and time-savings Client Folder Maker offers. But it doesn't stop there. As extensible as CFM is, it offers a myriad of different uses. Photographers, Photoshop wizards, programmers, teachers and professors (for Quizzes, Homework, Solutions, Student Records), writers: anyone can leverage and enjoy its benefits.

Feature Highlights:
* Stays out of the way
* Implemented as a Preference Pane
* Can be invoked via Contextual Menu, Menu Item or Keyboard shortcut
* Limitless Customization
* Zero Footprint

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 5.4 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
Client Folder Maker is available under three licenses, and is a free update for CFM customers. A single license is only $19.50 (USD). A Three-User license is $50.00 (USD). A Ten-User license is only $145 (USD). For CFM2 users, upgrade licenses are available at a discounted rate. Note that customers must have their CFM2 serial on hand to use an upgrade license, and must buy the matching upgrade license.

CFM works as an unrestricted 15 day demo until which time can be unlocked with a purchased registration code. Client Folder Maker is used by many leading Printing Firms throughout the world. Print Franchises who wish to purchase CFM in bulk licenses for stores, contact their website for available licensing options.

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