Stairways releases Anarchie Pro 3.0
“Anarchie Pro the web browser. Huh?” – a confused Stairways minion.
“Yes! Anarchie Pro introduces a new faster way to browse the web. Packed
with new features, the most exciting of which is its ability to quickly
extract, sort and list the links from a web page into a finder-like window
– without having to wait for all the excess garbage that goes with it.
Anarchie Pro has helped Macintosh users easily break ground with FTP sites
for years, and now it does the same for web sites.” – Andrew Tomazos.
Perth, Western Australia — 5 Sept 1998 — Stairways Software Pty Ltd,
today announced the release of Anarchie Pro – version 3.0 of the premiere
Macintosh file transfer client. With new support for the web (HTTP),
offline browsing, mirroring, resumed transfers and remote file editing – it
has positioned itself as a broad and essential tool for every Internet
What is Anarchie Pro?
Anarchie Pro is the preeminent Internet file transfer client for the
Macintosh. It lets you browse web & FTP sites, upload or download files,
mirror remote folders, download entire web sites, edit remote files and
find files using Archie, Mac Search or Site Indexing.
Anarchie Pro now integrates seamlessly with Netscape Navigator and Internet
Explorer. It makes the perfect companion to your browser, to give you total
control over the web with its exciting new web link extraction and listing
Anarchie Pro is a mature, robust and reliable application suitable for
everyone from power users to Internet novices.
* FTP upload and download files and folders.
* Web downloads – HTTP download files and web pages from web sites.
* Resume failed FTP and web transfers.
* Mirror Upload – maintain your web or FTP site from a local folder.
* Get Entire Web Site – download entire web sites.
* Edit remote FTP files with BBEdit transparently.
* Mac Search – find Mac files quickly.
* Extensive Documentation, FAQ and Tips.
* Support for Appearance and Themes.
* Save passwords in bookmarks or in the Keychain.
* Internet Config support.
* Version control support.
* Drag Manager support for easy interface with with Finder.
* AppleScriptable and Recordable.
* Switch web browsers to use Anarchie Pro for FTP.
* Apple Internet Access Detector actions to use Anarchie Pro for FTP and
* Internet Config override that maps HTTP files to Anarchie Pro.
* Firewall support:
* SOCKS server.
* Proxy FTP (for FTP uploading and downloading).
* Proxy Web (for web downloading and Mac Search).
* MacBinary uploads and downloads.
* SITE INDEX support.
* Archie query support.
* Connectionless FTP.
* Comes complete with bookmarks to many popular sites.
* Supports UserLand’s MenuSharing.
* Supports Marc Moini’s Smart Scroll.
New Features Described in Detail
Get Entire Web Site: For a variety of reasons you may want to take a local
copy of a web site. Anarchie Pro now lets you do this with ease and
reliability. Simply type in the name of a web site and Anarchie Pro will
copy its contents to your hard disk – it’s that simple.
Mirror Put FTP Site: Many web site maintainers find Anarchie Pro the
easiest tool to use to keep their web sites up to date. Anarchie Pro now
makes this task even easier with the new mirror feature. Simply fill out
the information about your remote web server, select the local directory
you want to mirror to the server – and Anarchie Pro will do the rest.
Web Listing: Anarchie Pro introduces a totally new way to browse the world
wide web. Enter a standard web page link in the “Get via HTTP” window and
Anarchie Pro will download the web page, remove all the text, pictures and
other rubbish and present you an alphabetically ordered list of all the
links it contains, just like an FTP site.
Resumable Downloads: Downloading a large file and you lose your Internet
connection? No problem, simply reconnect, double click on the unfinished
file and Anarchie Pro will continue where it left off.
Edit Remote File: Tired of downloading a text file, editing it, logging
back on and transferring it back? No problem. Anarchie Pro lets you use
BBEdit, the popular text editor, to edit files on remote servers. Simply
highlight the file and click “Edit with BBEdit”.
What Other People Have Said About Anarchie Pro
“The new ‘Mirror Put FTP Site…’ feature is a godsend! While many of the
web-page editing packages on the market today are slowly adding uploading
features, Anarchie Pro 3.0’s synchronization abilities make updating a
website as simple as double-clicking a single icon.” – James F. Naron, III.
“Anarchie Pro is the best FTP client available for Macintosh today – bar
none.” – David Blache, Metrowerks.
“When you’re working with upwards of 2GB of data and your only access is
via FTP, Anarchie Pro 3.0 provides the best batch file-transfer
capabilities of any FTP client I’ve found” – Grant Bayley, The AusMac
“I wouldn’t connect to the net without Anarchie Pro!” – Carl B. Constantine.
“For most people, Anarchie is quite simply the best FTP client available
for any platform.” – Adam Engst, TidBITS.
“I love Anarchie — I switched to it because the multiple windows design
allows me to suck files faster than ever before! – Chris Pepper, registered
“I filled up my disk in 20 minutes! Before Anarchie it would take me a good
hour or more to download the same amount of stuff!” – Russell Baird
“Clever touches abound Anarchie is a must have for your Internet tool
kit.” – Adam Engst.
Second Place in the Best Scriptable Application category of the Everyday
Outstanding Programming for a Shareware Product, USENet Macintosh
As seen on TV (MacNeil/Lehrer Show)
As demoed at several Apple World Wide Developers Conferences.
Anarchie Pro 3.0 is shareware. If you find it useful, you should pay for
it. Registration is only $35.
About Stairways Shareware
Stairways Shareware was founded in April 1995 by Peter N Lewis. Peter
started Stairways to distribute his extensive range of Macintosh Internet
applications. Peter was joined in Feb 1997 by his assistant Andrew Tomazos,
an up and coming programmer and designer.
Stairways is probably best known for its flagship products Anarchie Pro,
Assimilator and NetPresenz – and for co-authoring the public Internet
Config system. Stairways has always been a reliable source of high-quality
Peter N Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrew Tomazos (email@example.com)
Press Contact (firstname.lastname@example.org)
World Wide Web (http://www.stairways.com/)