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Folder Sync v1.4.4 Approved

Apple have approved v1.4.4 and it is now available on the App Store.

Folder Sync v1.4 released

Apple have approved v1.4.0 and it is now available on the App Store.

Folder Sync v1.4 uploaded to Apple for approval

Folder Sync v1.4 has been uploaded to the App Store for Apple approval. The updates are as follows...
• Added new Menu Bar only mode.
• Added built in scheduling of Presets to run at a particular time on any selected day.
• Vastly Improved Logging System.
• GUI Updates to Preferences.
• Preset Edit now supports keyboard shortcuts for Copy, Paste etc.
• Preset Edit now automatically saves changes. No longer need Save Button.
• Fixed rename Preset bug which temporarily caused Presets to become read only.
• Improvements to Select Folder Browsing with more appropriate defaults used for each specific folder being browsed for.
• Select Folder Dialogs now enable user to toggle visibility of and select hidden Files/Folders.
• Improved detection of users selecting syncs prior to even running a compare of Left/Right Folders.
• Fixed a delay after a sync/copy/delete operation completed when using large data sets in Diffs mode.
• All built in keyboard shortcuts removed. Users can add their own shortcuts via system preferences.
• Fixed a bug with days calculation for Preset repeat interval (for some date locales)
• App icon reduced in size by 5%.
• Added new growl notification in situation where a sync failed to be added to sync queue.

We’ll be updating the Instruction Manual over the coming days and release a revised version of that shortly.

Folder Sync v1.3.0

Folder Sync v1.3.0 has been uploaded to apple for approval, hopefully it will be available shortly in the App Store. A revised Instruction Manual is now also available here.

Updates are as follows…
• Presets can now be set to repeat automatically at user defined time intervals
• Added Preset Group functionality (allows user defined groups of presets to be easily added into the Sync Queue)
• Presets dialog now has a swap left/right paths button
• Added support for Lion full screen mode
• Growl notifications now include date/time
• Further improvements to fixing target file modified dates which don’t get set correctly when copied
• Fixed bug with ctrl-click on a magic mouse not pulling up the context menu
• When you select a preset in the Add to Sync Queue Dialog, the sync type now automatically changes to the sync type saved within the preset (although you can still change it if you want).
• When editing the current preset in the edit preset dialog, changes made are now propagated through to the main window (paths, filters and view mode)
• Setting for “Disable Adding of Presets to Sync Queue on start-up” is now “Disabling of all Scheduling of Presets”
• Fixed a bug with ignoring small time differences in conjunction with ignoring differences in daylight saving time
• Added option to prioritise deleting files on target drive prior to copying new files (to free up space prior to copying)
• Can now select file packages as left/right folders (e.g. the iPhoto Library)
• Improvements to date handling on newly created folders
• Added Edit Current Preset command
• Added Destek Support email link into Help menu
• Compare and Sync operations are now timed within the Log Window
• Various other bug fixes and stability improvements

Folder Sync v1.2.0 Released

Apple have approved v1.2.0 and it is now available on the App Store. Updates are as follows...

• Added Growl Support
• User can now disable built-in sounds
• Added Toolbar buttons for Delete Empty Folders on Left and Delete Empty Folders on Right
• Improved Layout of Edit Presets Dialog
• Fixed an issue with modified dates on copied files not matching the original file
• Other Misc Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements

Onwards and upwards ... we are now shifting out efforts onto v1.3

Folder Sync v1.1.0 Released

Apple have approved v1.1.0 and it is now available on the App Store. This release contains many new features, a summary list is as follows...

• Added new Sync Queue and Sync Queue Manager, it is now possible to perform Sync operations in the background while continuing to work in the main window.
• Can now set Presets to add them to the Sync Queue when Folder Sync Starts (which also enables basic scheduling abilities using iCal)
• Ability to have Folder Sync Auto Quit after 10 minutes of inactivity
• New setting to Auto Save the Log on exit into path /~/Library/Logs/FolderSync
• Improved layout of left/right folder controls in main window
• Improved use of Sheets in place of modal dialogs
• Added Ability to Exclude Folders, settings are Preset specific, like Exclude File Filter
• Added RMB Context menu for quickly adding existing file/folder names into filters
• Improved Folder and File Exclude filter fields, now with cancel/clear button
• Up and Down arrows on keyboard in Preferences:Edit Preset table now select preset for editing
• Added a "Select All Same" Files command
• Can now create new folders when browsing for left right folders
• Added Ability to Manually Delete All Empty Folders on Left or Right
• Added Ability to Automatically Delete All Empty Folders on Left or Right as part of Sync Settings
• Can now toggle open the log via screen menu during an active sync
• During Syncs, main table view now scrolls delete/copied lines to visible
• Autostart of compares has been revised, using combo boxes or browse for folders does not automatically start compares
• Added a new Presets screen menu
• Added a new Tools screen menu
• Added new toolbar buttons for manual copy/delete operations
• Added Delete Empty Folders Toolbar button
• User can now disable previews of manual file copy/delete operations
• Manual Copy/Delete of files can now be done via keyboard shortcuts
• "Base Folder" and "Up one Folder" are now accessible from keyboard shortcuts
• Added basic support for dragging/dropping folders into main window for left/right

Folder Sync v1.1.0 is ready!

We are pleased to have finally completed v1.1 of Folder Sync and have submitted it to Apple for approval. Updated documentation will be available soon.

Folder Sync v1.0.3 Released

Apple have approved v1.0.3 and it is now available on the App Store. This version is an interim release fixing several minor bugs. We had not planned to release another interim release before releasing v1.1.0 but v1.1.0 is not ready yet and we had a few bug reports that we wanted to fix.

Folder Sync v1.0.2 Released

Apple have approved v1.0.2 and it is now available on the App Store. This version is an interim release fixing several minor bugs.

We are currently hard at work on v1.1.0 of Folder Sync and that has some great new features which we are sure you will find very useful. We hope to complete testing and have v1.1.0 approved by apple at some point in June. Some of the notable features are ...
  • Background Syncing (sync presets in the background and still work in the main window)
  • Automatic startup of presets in the background sync queue when Folder Sync starts (allowing scheduling using iCal)
  • Automatic shutdown of Folder Sync after period of inactivity (to support scheduling using iCal)
  • Automatic saving of log (to support scheduling using iCal)
  • Ability to manipulate and modify the background sync queue manually (add presets, remove presets, re-order presets etc)
  • Improved Filtering of Folders, each preset can have its own filter settings (similar to files)
  • Ability to right click on files or folders in the main window to quickly add file or folder filters
  • Improved User Interface utilising sheets where appropriate in place of modal dialogs
  • Improved layout of main window controls
  • Many other small enhancements and stability improvements

Folder Sync v1.0.1 Released

Apple have approved v1.0.1 and it is now available on the App Store. All known bugs are fixed and we have made significant speed improvements to the initial comparison stages, we are typically seeing speed improvements of around 15x. We are now hard at work adding support for background synchronisation amongst other things ... all of which are coming soon as free upgrades!