November 19, 2009 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Milano, Italy - Apimac announced today the release of Compress Files 5.0, their popular compression tool for Mac OS X that enable Mac users to create Zip compressed and encrypted files; XAR archive files, 7zip and 7zip crypted archives, TAR archives; Gzip compressed archives; Bzip2 compressed archives and compressed and encrypted disk images.
The Services menu in Mac OS X lets you use features of one application while working in another. In Snow Leopard, services are contextual, so it shows just the services appropriate for the application you're using rather than all available services. You can access services with a right click of your mouse or Control-click of your trackpad and you can configure the menu to show only the services you prefer. This new release of Apimac Compress Files primarily adds Mac OS X Snow Leopard Services support letting user access via Services menu to compress and archive commands associated with files and folders.
Compress Files is an universal program for Mac OS X that enable Mac users to create Zip compressed and encrypted files; XAR archive files, 7zip and 7zip crypted archives, TAR archives; Gzip compressed archives; Bzip2 compressed archives and compressed and encrypted disk images.
What's more Compress Files, let you omit Mac-specific invisible files when creating zip files. Invisible Mac-specific files can be extremely annoying when you transfer Zip files to other systems. Windows and Linux make these files visible and they could create confusion to recipients that receive your files. Compress Files let you specify if you want omit Finder specific information (such as the .DS_Store files) and Mac specific file attributes (such as a resource fork) when creating Zip archives.
For high security, you can use Compress Files to encrypt part of your hard disk through the use of an encrypted disk image protected with a password. You can then also email this disk image to other people who know the password. The image will show up as a volume on your desktop. When your Keychain is locked, or when you send that disk image file to another person, the image is secure. When your Keychain is unlocked, you can copy, move and delete files as you would on any normal hard disk.
To compress a file, you have to simply drag and drop the file you want to compress onto the Compress Files icon. If Compress Files is closed, the program will launch and compress your files. You can also compress files by dragging files into the application window. Just launch Compress Files and the window will appear. You can compress more than one file by dragging multiple items onto Compress Files window, and you can also compress larger groups of files by placing them in a folder and dragging the whole folder onto Compress File.
New in this release are:
* Mac OS X Services menu support letting user access to often-used commands associated with Finder files and folders
* Various code optimizations
* Snow Leopard optimization
* Creates compressed archives and encrypted disk images
* Let you omit Mac-specific invisible files when creating zip files
* Mac OS X Services support
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 2.2 MB Hard Drive space
Pricing and Availability:
Compress Files is available for $19.95 USD from the Apimac online store and is free of charge for all current customers. A free demo is available from the Apimac website.
Apimac is a company founded in 1996 dedicated to Mac OS X and iPhone only software. People at Apimac aim to put into users hands applications which they can use in a way they do things every day. Right after opening their programs, users can immediately focus on their task, not even noticing that they're using an entirely new program. Copyright 1996-2009 Apimac. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.