Five Speed releases iGet 2.1 for Mac OS X
Latest version of the Mac file transfer tool features significant
enhancements and new features
RENO, Nevada — June 7, 2006 — Five Speed Software, Inc. today announced
the immediate availability of version 2.1 of iGet, the Mac file transfer
tool. This update is free, and is recommended for all iGet users.
iGet 2.1 sports significant new features and user-requested enhancements,
including a “set-it-and-forget-it” automatic update system that can keep
the application up to date without manual downloads or user intervention.
iGet’s groundbreaking remote Spotlight search capability — which allows
users to perform lightning-fast searches of remote Macs as easily as using
Spotlight to search the local Mac — has been refined, as well. Other
enhancements include better reporting and troubleshooting for network
configuration problems, and several fixes for issues discovered since the
iGet is a Universal Binary, offering native performance on both Intel- and
“The number one feature request from our small business customers this year
has been set-and-forget software updates,” said Ethan Tuttle, iGet
engineering manager. “Our users appreciate that Five Speed continually
extends and improves iGet. But during a hectic work week, sometimes even
clicking a download button is too much of an interruption… and it doesn’t
get done. That’s especially true in workplaces that might have a couple
dozen Macs. With the new update system, users can get all the latest
goodies we add to iGet, even if they don’t have any time to deal with the
iGet 2.1 is available immediately, from the company’s web site:
Complete release notes are also available. iGet will run in full-featured
demo mode for users wishing to try it out.
iGet is a modern and Mac-specific file transfer tool, designed to replace
more limited cross-platform tools like FTP, SFTP, or dedicated file
servers. iGet provides complete support for all the file features that Mac
users expect (and other platforms don’t support or need), without needing
to install or set up any server software. Resource forks, HFS metadata,
custom Mac icons, packages, aliases, Unicode file names, remote Spotlight
searching, etc. are all supported. With an elegantly efficient Mac
interface, iGet allows users to quickly locate and move files from Mac to
Mac. At the same time, its innovative “zero-setup” design allows the user
to connect to any machine running Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, without having
to install special software (not even iGet) on the remote Mac. All the user
needs is a copy of iGet on her own Mac.
Pricing and Availability
iGet 2.1 is available immediately from the company’s web site, at
(http://www.fivespeed.com). It is priced at $49.95, with significant
discounts available for multi-seat licenses. The update is free to all
licensed users of iGet 1.x or 2.x.
Educational discounts and site license pricing are also available.
For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at
(http://www.fivespeed.com), send email to (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org),
or call (888) 550-0505.
About Five Speed Software, Inc.
Five Speed helped redefine the boundaries of handheld computing in the
1990s with its award-winning line of software for the Newton OS. The
company engineers custom software solutions for clients across Europe and
Japan, and returned to the consumer market in 2004 with iGet for Mac OS X.
Five Speed Software, Inc. is a privately held Nevada corporation.