Builds on move to web-based interface, plug-in architecture
FTP administration and file-serving software CrushFTP has been updated to version 6.2, building on and addressing issues with the earlier release that moved the program entirely to a web-based interface and introduced client applications, multimedia support, PGP encryption, multiple admin capability and more. The new update offers many changes and improvements, and fixes numerous bugs. The CrushSync real-time sync engine has been redesigned to use the web interface, and CrushTask has been extensively improved.
Now compatible with Mountain Lion, adds bug fixes
Developer Ben Spink has updated his flagship file transfer server software, CrushFTP, to version 6.1. The new version offers a handful of major new features along with many interface tweaks and speed improvements, along with the usual assortment of bug fixes. The program, which handles FTP and SFTP file transfer along with HTTP and WebDAV, has now added Amazon's S3 protocol as a support transfer option and is compatible with Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).
Now supporting trackpad gestures as well
Popular open-source FTP program Cyberduck has been updated to version 4.1, bringing with it an all-new WebDAV protocol implementation, increased compatibility with cloud storage service Cloudfront, support for trackpad gestures for navigation and selection for the Mac version, and IPv6 and numerous small interface improvements for the Windows version.
Menubar item can return shortened URL for pasting
German developer Christian Kienle has released a new menubar application called Drops, a simple FTP uploader that can manage multiple accounts, copies the resulting web URL to the clipboard automatically, can shorten the web URL using bit.ly, and can even be set to automatically zip files and folders before uploading.
"Disklets" lets FTP volumes show as local drives
BinaryNights has released Forklift 2 (v2.0.3), its FTP and file manager software that has been completely rewritten for speed and stability as well as a host of new features, including a Transfer Queue, Coverflow view, a Favorites Manager and both Synclets (buttons to activate manual syncing) and Disklets (remote volumes mounted as local Finder drives, so they are accessible from any application) among others. Version 2.0.3 corrects minor flaws and other bugs.
Update adds support for Quick Look, Cover Flow
Nolobe has unveiled Interarchy 10, updating the Mac file-transfer software today. The FTP client and download manager supports a number of File Transfer Protocols, like FTP over SSH, FTP/SSL-TLS, SFTP, HHTP and HHTPS. It also supports file transfers via WebDAV and WebDAVS and Amazon's S3.
new WFM features and template
Maxum Develipment on Monday released Rumpus 6.2, the latest version of its FTP program for Mac. The update features an improved iPhone interface for simpler navigation and media viewing, as well as an integrated “Drop Ship” function which enables users to send e-mails containing URLs directed to download links. New search capabilities can find files either by name or content. The function is powered by SpotLight and protects users against unauthorized access to personal data.
Compresses and e-mails files or folders
Zevrix Solutions has announced a new media delivering software, File Courier 1.0. The app is designed to improve the efficiency of sending files and folders via FTP or between local destinations. Automatic e-mail notifications, containing delivery info, can be sent to recipients, while a variety of customizable templates can be used to present the items and locations. Users can also encrypt disk images with passwords, or create low resolution versions of PDF files that can be attached to an e-mail.
CyberDuck 3.2.1 (free) is an open source FTP and SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer) browser licensed under the GPL. The application features integration with external editors, as well as support for many Mac OS X system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, the Keychain, and AppleScript. Features added to the new release include: the ability to create placeholder objects, the option to enable Bucket Access Logging and CloudFront Access Logging, an updated Info window, and more. The update also features several bug fixes including one related to failed MobileMe iDisk upload failures. [Download - 12.7MB]
PDF Merge, Countdown
FTP Maker 1.4 ($30) is a tool that helps users create a custom FTP Uploader package to be distributed to employees/customers/co-workers for simplifying the process of sending files to an FTP server. The generated package contains all of the connection parameters meaning the user does not have to manually set them up. Version 1.5 has added a new log feature along with a new parametric prefix for creating a single zip file with custom prefix. The new version also allows users to hide settings in the generated FTP Maker Uploader. [Download - 2.5MB]
Forklift 1.7 ($45) is a file manager for Mac OS X that connects to FTP or SFTP servers and manages Amazon S3 accounts or mobile devices over Bluetooth. The update now allows users to create zip, pkzip, tar.gz, tar.bz2 and add password protection to zip archives. Forklift is also now able to initiate multi-threaded FXP transfers between FTP servers and includes several new options and small refinements. [Download - 5.4MB]
Fetch 5.5 released
Fetch Softworks has released an update to its flagship program, Fetch 5.5. The program uploads files to servers, where users can then download the content from remote locations. The update enables users to edit any sort of remote file using any application. The FTP program also utilizes Quick Look, allowing uploaded files to be viewed without leaving the software interface. The file transfer engine has been upgraded to handle larger file transfers and groups of files.
YummySoup! 1.8 ($20) is a recipe organization tool which features a full screen view and text to speech options. The software also allows cooks to use an Apple Remote to flip through recipes and access an online library of user-created recipes. The new update includes a new feature which can scale recipes. The software determines what scaling factor to used based on how many people the recipe will be for and calculates all the new values. It also makes sure that values are converted to understandable denominations, for example .125 cups is converted into 2 tablespoons. [Download - 5.5MB]
MacPilot, Captain FTP
rubiTrack 1.6 ($39) allows users to track their physical activity and then display and organize the corresponding data. Information from runs, bike rides, walks or other outdoor activities can be placed on a map and then compared side by side. Information can then be sorted into graphs so users can analyze progress against personal goals. The update adds a function for importing power data from devices that record power and also includes power charts for this data. The new release has added a TCX Course export option for use on Garmin Edge cycle computer and has improved the reliability of track metrics. The update has also changed the power averaging method to include zero-effort zones in the average and fixed several smaller bugs. [Download - 4.6MB]
Patent Grabber, Tetris
Contour 1.1 ($50) is a story development tool that can help with the process of turning a movie idea into a full outline. The software uses a fill-in the-blanks approach where the user is asked series of questions on topics like loglines, the protagonist's growth and the beats to be used in each of four acts. The update has added new sample content and allows users to enter Contour XML files form the File menu. Version 1.1 also includes several small interface enhancements and bug fixes. [Download - 4.6MB]
Captain FTP 6
Xnet Communications has released Captain FTP 6, the latest version of its file transfer and automation program. The update adds support for Amazon's S3 backup service, along with synchronization scheduling and WebDav editing for remote documents. Users can now automatically e-mail a URL link to a remote file or folder, or add duplicate entries in the address book. The program also allows offline browsing and file listing from Amazon or WebDav. Several bugs have been fixed, including a cache issue that would crash during browsing and a problem that caused the application to use 100 percent of the processor resources.
CyberDuck 3.1 is an open source FTP and SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer) browser licensed under the GPL. The application features integration with external editors, as well as support for many Mac OS X system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, the Keychain, and AppleScript. Version 3.1 has added support for both Amazon CloudFront (in conjunction with Amazon S3) and Cloud Files from Rackspace. CyberDuck also now features pre-configured protocol settings for MobileMe iDisk and can send rbitrary commands over SSH using the "Send Command" interface. A list of additional features and fixes are available in the softwares changelog. [Download - 10.3MB]
SimpleImage 5.1 ($20) allows users to organize images and movies, and remembers the last 250 files that were opened with the exact preview information that they were last viewed with, such as size, position and movie length. The app can also create snapshots of groups of windows, and can run slideshows that use Apple's Core Image technology for its transition effects. Version 5.1 adds the ability to color-correct, sharpen and apply effects filters to images, and also lets users set background, text and drop-shadow colors for contact sheets generated from movies and browsers. [Download - 7.2MB]
Rumpus 6.0 update
Maxum Development on Tuesday launched Rumpus 6.0, an update to its FTP program for Mac OS X. The release includes a new tool, FileWatch, for monitoring activity. A sharing feature has also been added for user administrators, making it possible to create sub-administrators that can manage user accounts. Server preferences have been expanded, and now allow configuration of multiple upload triggers for individual accounts. An IP address “whitelist” adds to the available controls for client access.
Flow 1.1 update
ExtendMac has announced an update to its FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and .Mac client, Flow. The software is designed to streamline certain tools that are normally excluded from FTP clients. Flow features a code editor that can be used for writing things such as HTML, and also includes features like tabs, colored syntax and code completion suggestions. Version 1.1 includes some of the most requested advancements, while also improving overall stability: it offers improved error-handeling, public iDisk support, as well as more secure WebDAV and MobileMe iDisk authentications.
Speed Download updates
Yazsoft has posted updates for its two Speed Download applications, which manage and resume downloads, and (depending on the version) can provide miscellaneous services such as an FTP client, an RSS reader, and support for iDisk and WebDAV. Speed Download 5.0.7 and SD Lite 1.0.4 have been newly optimized for Mac OS X 10.5.5, and now support Apple's long-standing AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) format.
CrushFTP 4.9 released
The creator of CrushFTP has released v4.9 of the program, introducing a number of minor and major changes. The software operates as a file server, and supports a number of FTP, HTTP and WebDAV protocols. The update adds support for the WebDAV changes in Mac OS X 10.5.3, and a new file encryption option, which encrypts files as they are uploaded but decrypts them for authorized downloaders.
CrushFTP 4.8 update
CrushFTP 4.8 was unveiled on Friday, providing several new features and bug fixes, including a few interface optimizations. The CrushUploader file browser has been refined, and can handle forms on multiple batches. CrushSQL users are able to request their password through email, and the "freespace" tag shows available drive space on a given volume. CrushFTP 4.8 is available starting at $30 for 10 concurrent users, with licenses available for up to unlimited users.
Flow, FTP Client
If most of your time on the Internet is spent transferring files from one computer to another (such as designing web pages and transferring files from your computer to a web server), you’ll need a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program or client. An FTP client lets you connect to a remote computer without the clutter of a web page getting in the way. While you can find several FTP clients for the Mac, one of the latest is Extendmac’s Flow.
Cyberduck 3 adds WebDAV
Developer David V. Kocher today unveiled Cyberduck 3, a major update to his FTP client software, offering users a number of new protocols and several other enhanced features. Cyberduck 3 now offers support for both Amazon Simple Storage Service and WebDAV protocols, as well as the ability to use Quick Look in the browser under Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The update is available from Kocher's website, or through the automated "Check for Update" feature.
First Look: Freeway 5
Flow FTP client released
Extendamac has released the first version of Flow, an original FTP program. The software is designed to streamline certain tools that normally fall outside of FTP clients; predominant is the inclusion of a code editor, which is used to write the likes of HTML, and includes features such as tabs, colored syntax and live previews. Along these lines Flow also boasts integrated QuickLook support, letting users preview the content of various files before formally downloading them.
CrushFTP.com has released the latest version of its file transfer utility, CrushFTP 4.7. The update adds additional hacking protection, expanded CrushSQL abilities, a new PostBack plugin for integrating better with existing business needs, specific user based controls, and enhanced custom reporting abilities. The uploading from the WebInterface has been improved to handle multiple batches of files, each with its own custom form information with the batches details.
- Graph Paper Maker 1.8 ($20) lets you create your own custom sheets of graph paper. It is ideal for students, teachers, engineers, scientists, researchers, businessmen, and others who need to create specialized sheets of graph paper. The latest release of Graph Paper Maker adds an option for using the Hydraulic (1.85 power) scale, an option to directly set the maximum scale value for an axis, and several bug fixes. [Download - 1.4MB]
- MacTFTP Client 1.2 ($12) enables send and receive, provides for multiple, simultaneous transfers, and more. It also provides an optional password field required by some devices such as the Linksys series of routers. The new version is now a Universal Binary that will work natively on all Macs running MacOS X 10.3.9 or later. [Download - 2.8MB]
- CGIScripter 2.83 ($20) multi-platform development tool for generating Perl CGI scripts for 9 different database servers. The 2.83 update is a maintenance release including fixes for generating DB2 database scripts and a re-compile of the program as a MacOS X Universal Binary application, compatible with MacOS X Leopard. [Download - 2.6MB]
- iGet 2.7 ($200) file transfer tool designed specifically for the Mac. It allows users to log into their accounts on remote Macs and browse, search, and download the files they need. It can stop and resume file and folder transfers, displays the real Mac icons and Finder labels for remote files, understands Mac aliases and can perform Mac-specific tasks like putting files into the Trash remotely. [Download - 7.8MB]
CrushFTP 4.6 released
CrushFTP.com has released the latest version of its file transfer utility, CrushFTP 4.6. The update adds automated server alerts for messages like low disk space, user bans, and exceeding a threshhold. The latest release also adds support for maximum upload file sizes, maximum download amounts per session/day/month, MagicDirectory plug-in enhancements, and better support for foreign characters from Windows XP. CrushFTP 4.6 is priced from $30 for new customers, with updates available for free to existing 4.x users.
iTools 9 update released
Tenon has released a new edition of iTools, bringing the program up to version 9. The software is a web-based graphical interface for administering web servers, and specifically handles Apache, DNS and FTP management. The greatest change to v9 is the inclusion of Apache 2.2.6, which is said to have better memory and disk use, support for file sizes above 2GB, and a new database interface architecture. The FTP component of the program now has a new File Manager, which lets admins assign clients to specific groups, which are then given permissions for uploading, renaming and deleting files.
CrushFTP 4.5, a significant update to the full-scale FTP server by Ben Spink, adds rolling account expiration days, better support for iCal calendar publishing and subscribing, a new report to notify when new files have been added to a users directory, and SFTP enhancements. Additionally the WebInterface now supports adding items to a download basket so that you can then download the entire basket as a single .zip file. Several bug fixes are also included in this version. CrushFTP 4.5 is a free update to registered 4.x users.
- Captain FTP 5.2 ($25) FTP and SFTP client for Mac OS X. A new feature, File compare, shows the differences line by line and even character by character. This is quite important to maintain version control with frequently updated files and ensure that the correct version of files are transferred or 'sync'd' to external sites. For examples users may use File Compare to ensure that the correct text file is used to update a website with new information. [Download - form]
- iList Data 3.6 ($70) low cost database software for the Macintosh. Includes integrated graphing, ten find modes, a new speed browse feature, and batch editing. Also included is extensive support for cataloging images and other files. This release has a new speed browse feature that dramatically speeds up searches when browsing thousands of records at a time and updated support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). [Download - 13MB]
- SecuritySpy 1.5.3 ($58) Multi-camera video surveillance software for the Macintosh. Features include motion detection, real-time compression and network video streaming. The new release is fully compatible with Mac OS X 1.5 "Leopard"; standard system sounds are now available as audio alarms, and it fixes problem viewing MPEG-4 encoded video streams in web browsers using the Java applet [Download - 2.4MB]
- Galder 1.1 ($20) puzzle board game for Mac OS X. In Galder, the player must remove gem stones from an interactive circular game board by matching identical stones to get the highest score. Version 1.1 increases performance, improves the graphics with a new graphics filter and resolves several bugs. A demo of Galder is available from the Fastforward website. It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, 256MB RAM required and at least 32MB VRAM recommended. [Download - 16.1MB]
- CheckUp Preview 1 ($30) tools to monitor the behavior and health of a Mac computer. It's a powerful and intelligent monitoring application for any Mac with PowerPC or Intel Processors. CheckUp is designed to monitor the usage of CPU, Memory, Disk Drives and Network Adapters and alert you when a certain resource exceeds a certain value. You can create usage reports and displays detailed information about all running processes. You can delete or terminate these. [Download - form]