April 12, 2000: Sunnyvale, CA. Probability One Technologies LLC announces
the initial release of UtilityDog 1.0 for the Macintosh. UtilityDog is a
multi-purpose file utility that provides a whole new way of interacting
with the files and folders on your hard drive and auxiliary disks.
The program provides an unusually powerful “find file” capability and can
find files and folders by virtually any criteria imaginable. This powerful
search engine remains easy to use because the complexity is hidden behind
an intuitive interface similar to the one to which all Mac users are
accustomed. UtilityDog can even find duplicate files, enabling users to
eliminate them and recover wasted disk space.
Another extremely useful feature of UtilityDog is its ability to display
the contents of most files and folders instantly in its “Contents View”
area. Users can browse through disks or through the results of a “find
file” search, viewing the contents of each item without opening additional
applications. UtilityDog is especially useful for viewing pictures and text
documents, but it also provides useful information about applications,
extensions, and many other kinds of files. This empowers users to safely
and quickly browse through newly installed folders or unfamiliar CD-ROMs.
Although UtilityDog will benefit Mac users of all levels, perhaps most
useful for power users is the program’s extensive ability to manipulate
multiple files and folders simultaneously. It can copy, move, trash, label,
alias, and rename selected items, as well as perform more intricate
programmer operations like manipulating type and creator codes, toggling
finder flags, and altering file date information. The way the program
handles renaming multiple items is particularly impressive, both in its
power and flexibility, and in the simplicity of its interface.
UtilityDog also offers powerful backup/restore capabilities which make it a
viable backup utility, especially when used in conjunction with a data
compression program. Users can choose between a simple “Synchronize
Folders” operation and more complex solutions for backing up or restoring
specific files and folders.
Any Mac user interested in a powerful file utility, a backup utility, a
picture viewer, or an innovative way to browse through folders and disks
should try UtilityDog. Most aspects of the program are extremely intuitive
and easy to use, making it attractive even to novice users despite the
extreme level of power “under the hood.” More information about UtilityDog
is available online at http://www.ProbabilityOne.com. UtilityDog(TM) and
Probability One(TM) are trademarks of Probability One Technologies LLC.