Stairways releases Anarchie Pro 3.5
“Anarchie Pro 3.0 has been nominated for a Macworld 1998 Editors’ Choice
Award for Best Internet Client Software, the most prestigious award
possible. The new version goes even further by supporting
Sherlock-compatible web searches (even on older versions of Mac OS), easier
browser-style address navigation and offers full support for the new Mac OS
8 Finder look. If you use a Mac web browser, download and install Anarchie
Pro 3.5 now.” – Andrew Tomazos.
Perth, Western Australia — 1 Dec 1998 — Stairways Software Pty Ltd, today
announced the release of Anarchie Pro – version 3.5 of the premiere
Macintosh Internet companion. With new support for Sherlock, the web
(HTTP), offline browsing, mirroring, resumed transfers and remote file
editing – it has positioned itself as a broad and essential tool for every
What is Anarchie Pro?
Anarchie Pro is the premiere Internet companion for the Macintosh. It lets
you search and browse web & FTP sites, upload or download files, mirror
remote folders, download entire web sites, edit remote files and find files
using Sherlock-compatible engines.
Anarchie Pro now integrates seamlessly with Netscape Navigator and Internet
Explorer. It makes the perfect controller for your web browser of choice,
to give you total control over the Internet with its many new features.
Anarchie Pro is a mature, robust and reliable application suitable for
everyone from power users to Internet novices.
* Sherlock-compatible Internet searches.
* Browser-like address navigation.
* FTP upload and download files and folders (now including VMS).
* Web downloads – HTTP download files and web pages from web sites.
* Mac OS 8 Finder-like listing windows.
* 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.
* Stairways Software Finder – find Mac software 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
Sherlock-compatible Searches: Sherlock technology was introduced with Mac
OS 8.5 and provides an out-of-browser interface to several Internet search
engines and other web-based facilities. Anarchie Pro is one of the first
third party tools to leverage this technology, and it lets you use it in
the familiar Finder-like way – even on older system versions!
Address Navigation: Anarchie Pro introduces a totally new way to browse the
world wide web. Every listing window has an address field at the top just
like a web browser. If you go to a web page it will extract and list the
links it contains in a sortable list that you can navigate in the same way
as the Finder. Anarchie Pro will download and display a web page in this
fasion much, much faster than a web browser will because it can ignore all
the formatting and pictures. If you have a rough idea what you want to
achieve with a site, try going there with Anarchie Pro first.
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.
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
Nominated for the 1998 Editors’ Choice Award for Best Internet Client
Software, the most prestigious award in the Macintosh industry.
As seen on TV (MacNeil/Lehrer Show)
Outstanding Programming for a Shareware Product, USENet Macintosh
As demoed at several Apple World Wide Developers Conferences.
“I wouldn’t connect to the net without Anarchie Pro!” – Carl B. Constantine.
“Anarchie Pro is the best file transfer 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 provides the best batch file-transfer capabilities of
any file transfer client I’ve found” – Grant Bayley, The AusMac Archive.
“For most people, Anarchie is quite simply the best file transfer client
available for any platform.” – Adam Engst, TidBITS.
Anarchie Pro 3.5 is shareware. You may download it and use it for free
until you decide if it is worth registering it for $35. Site, Departmental
and World-Wide licenses are also available.
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 apprentice Andrew
Tomazos, an up and coming designer and programmer.
Stairways is 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 Macintosh
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