RENO, Nevada — November 13, 2006 — Five Speed Software, Inc. today
announced the immediate availability of version 2.5 of iGet, the Mac
file transfer tool. This update is free, and is recommended for all
Along with improved performance and several bug fixes, iGet 2.5
delivers a redesigned New Connection window, a brand new interface
for maintaining the favorite connections list, and support for public
key authentication using OpenSSH key files.
“These new features, particularly the new authentication features,
are the direct result of working closely with our customers,” said
iGet engineering manager Ethan Tuttle. “Because iGet already solves
some of the same security issues, we didn’t intially prioritize
supporting key-based authentication. But our customers told us that
they needed it anyway–they might be using other SSH-based software
in addition to iGet, or they might have an upstream IT manager making
policy decisions that prohibit password authentication. We listened,
and today we’re happy to deliver support for public key
authentication in iGet 2.5.”
iGet 2.5 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.
iGet began shipping as a Universal Binary before Intel-based Macs
became available, so it has offered native performance on both Intel-
and PowerPC-based Macs from day one.
iGet requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. iGet can connect to Macs
running Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
Pricing and Availability
iGet 2.5 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 users who have purchased a license for any version of iGet.
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:email@example.com), 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