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NOTE: This press release was issued by iGet's original developer, Five Speed Software, Inc. It is reproduced here for historical interest. Nakahara Informatics acquired iGet as of version 2.5.5, and has been the software's developer and publisher since that time.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TOKYO, Japan — October 20, 2005 — Five Speed Software, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of iGet™ 2.0, the second major release of the Mac file transfer tool.
The new version introduces a powerful new remote search feature, which can search any Mac remotely using Apple's new Spotlight technology. Dozens of other major new features include embedded Automator actions, new AppleScript capabilities, URL support, connection shortcuts, improved file listings featuring Finder labels and true Mac icons, networking enhancements, faster SSH encryption of connections, realtime throughput reporting, and much more.
"With iGet 1.0, we showed the Mac world that Internet file transfer doesn't have to be a clunky, cross-platform experience," said engineering manager Ethan Tuttle. "Ever since iGet 1 was released, Mac users no longer needed to stuff or compress their files, install any servers, or any of that nonsense. But with the 2.0 release, we've really been able to take it to the next level, and showcase how Mac software can rise above the rest. Thanks to iGet's unique Mac-specific architecture, we were able to support for all these innovative Mac-only features, like Spotlight and IconServices, at the most basic level (in the protocol itself). You can't do that with SFTP. These are some of the huge advantages of being engineered specifically for the Mac."
"One exciting new aspect of iGet 2.0 is that it harnesses the power of Spotlight, and projects that power across the Internet," said product manager Mason Mark. "This is something business travelers have been requesting over and over. Wherever you happen to be, or wherever the Mac happens to be, you can connect and quickly perform advanced searches based on a huge variety of criteria. They can find all documents containing the words 'ACME corpotation' created in the past 2 weeks. Or all pictures taken with a Canon digital camera with resolutions of 1600x1200 or higher. Spotlight lets you find your stuff wherever it happens to be on their Mac; iGet 2 builds on that to let you find your stuff, wherever you or your Mac happen to be in the world."
Mark went on to add that there are "a ton" of other enhancements in iGet 2.0, in addition to the high-profile remote Spotlight search capability. "From Automator and AppleScript support to power-user details like custom port numbers and our own URL scheme, iGet 2.0 has updates for the entire user base. Plus, we've revamped the entire UI," he said. "And of course, we're extremely excited to be able to provide all of this as a free upgrade to our existing users."
iGet is a modern and Mac-specific replacement for older file transfer tools, and for client-server solutions which require advance set-up. Unlike SFTP or FTP, iGet provides complete support for all the features and goodies that Mac users expect: resource forks, HFS metadata, custom Mac icons, packages, aliases, Unicode file names, and more. Using an elegantly efficient Mac interface, iGet allows users to quickly locate and move files from one Mac to another. Its innovative "zero-setup" design allows the user to connect to any machine running Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, without having to install special software (not even iGet) on the remote Mac. All the user needs is to have a copy of iGet on her own Mac, and connecting and moving files back and forth is as easy as if iGet were built into the OS.
iGet 2.0 is available immediately from the company's web site, at www.fivespeed.com. Regularly priced at $49.95, the software is available for only $39.95 until October 31, as part of the "iGet Release Party" promotion. The update is free to all licensed users of iGet 1.x.
Educational discounts and site license pricing are also available.
For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.fivespeed.com, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (888) 550-0505.
Five Speed helped redefine the boundaries of handheld computing in the 1990s with its award-winning line of software for the Newton OS. The company engineers custom software solutions for clients across Europe and Japan, and returned to the consumer market in 2004 with iGet for Mac OS X. Five Speed Software, Inc. is a privately held Nevada corporation.
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