BinaryNights (http://www.binarynights.com) has announced ForkLift 2, an update to their dual-pane file manager and FTP client for Mac OS X.
ForkLift is a file manager that integrates multiple features. Version 2 was rewritten from the ground up to bring enhanced speed and stability, as well as new features such as Disklets, Stacks, Transfer Queue, Synclets, Favorites Manager, and Coverflow view. Existing features have also been revamped, like RegExp in search and filtering, an enhanced Multi-Rename, and fine-grain control for Folder Sync operations.
You can create and manage archives, edit files, use Quicklook, batch-rename, and organize with ease between all types of volumes, local or remote, including full support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, iDisk, SMB, AFP and NIS. In addition, a new Disklets feature allows you mount any of your remote connections, making them appear to your Mac as local drives.
Stacks are virtual containers for working with many disparate files across multiple volumes; you can drop files from many different directories in a Stack and then zip them up or copy to a remote folder. Workspaces allow you to save a snapshot of your current directories and connections to jump right back where you were working. You can oversee and manage all your operations in the new Transfer Queue, with conflict management and file reordering, even pausing the queue with one click.
When you need to keep two folders in sync, you can use the renovated Folder Sync. You can set up rules with RegExp, detailing what files you want to keep in sync, then adjust file-by-file in the preview. You can save your setups as Synclets and put them right on your dock for one-button updating.
In Fork Lift 2, you now have at-a-glance view of current progress in the Docked Activity Viewer. The new Favorites Manager is also integrated right in the main window, popping up in the pane you want to connect.
Fork Lift 2 costs US$29.95 for a single user license, and $49.95 for a family license. Registered users can upgrade to version 2 for $19.95.