Thumbnail file previews and faster file browsing added

Toronto, Ontario =96 (April 5, 2005) =96 Rage Software announced today the
immediate availability of Macintosh Explorer 4.3, a major update to the
first ever tabbed file browser and file management tool for the Mac. This
free update adds thumbnail browsing, allowing users to preview pictures
while they browse, and significantly improved file listing speed.

Macintosh Explorer brings the hierarchical, tree-view navigation style of
Windows Explorer to the Mac. Combining powerful file management tools along
with a unique approach to Mac file browsing, Macintosh Explorer is the
first Macintosh file browser to offer tabbed file browsing, thumbnail
previews while you browse and filter based file browsing. Macintosh
Explorer eases the transition for Windows users who switch to the Mac,
while offering existing Mac users an appealing alternative to their current
file navigation system.

Macintosh Explorer 4.3 adds thumbnail picture previews while browsing,
allowing users to see the contents of picture files instead of generic
icons. The file listing speed has also been significantly improved for this
version bringing it up to par with the Mac OS X Finder. Other features
added include: more familiar interface elements for Windows users, such as
connecting nodes between sub directories and their parent directories; a
new interface for tabbed file browsing, similar to Apple’s Safari Web
Browser; and instantaneous file sorting that is remembered between folders.

“We are pleased to offer this update to our users, free of charge, because
it significantly improves the file listing speed, which has been the number
one feature request by our users,” says Paul Levine, Rage Software’s
Product Manager. “We were able to bring comparable speeds to that of the
Mac OS X Finder in this update as well as make Macintosh Explorer the first
ever Mac file browser capable of showing thumbnails of picture files
instead of a generic icons.”

Macintosh Explorer is available for users of Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X 10.2
or later. A free trial version is available at Rage Software’s web site at, which allows 14 fully functional

Macintosh Explorer can be purchased for $15.95 USD from Rage Software’s
online store at with substantial
volume discounts also available. An upgrade to version 4.x from previous
versions of Macintosh Explorer costs $7.95 US.

Since 1999, Rage Software has continued to deliver unique and useful
Macintosh Software including Macintosh Explorer, the first ever tabbed file
browser, and Smart Folders, the first application to bring Smart Folders to
your Mac. Rage Software aims to provide unique and useful applications to
Mac users at an affordable price.