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have updated two of their products: NameCleaner and Cross Platform.
NameCleaner 2.5 is now available for Mac OS 7/8/9 and as a Carbon application for Mac OS X. It’s an “industrial strength utility” to manipulate file names and types. It’s specially designed to help move files to and from foreign file systems such as MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT/2000/XP, NetWare and Unix, according to Gideon Greenspan of Sig.
“Version 2.5 is the 25th release of NameCleaner and the most significant upgrade in its 8-year life,” he said. “New features include a regular expression cleaner, full support for long file names on HFS Plus and UFS volumes, filters for preparing file names for use under Unix and a contextual menu module for Mac OS X.”
NameCleaner licenses are now available in three versions. NameCleaner Personal is for cleaning files on local and removable disks; it costs US$25. NameCleaner Network, at $49, is for cleaning files anywhere on the network. And the $99 NameCleaner Administrator adds scheduling and scriptability.
NameCleaner licenses purchased since March 22, 2001 will be upgraded free to a Network license for NameCleaner 2.5. More info and downloadable versions can be found at the product Web site.
NameCleaner’s sister product, Cross Platform, has been updated to version 1.1.5 and is now available both as a native Mac OS X application and for Mac OS 7/8/9. Details and download info is at the product Web site.
Cross Platform is a utility that provides information about how the files on a Macintosh can be used with Windows-based computers. It also functions as a disk-cataloging tool.
Pricing is $15 for a Personal License and $30 for a Network License that allows analysis of files situated on your network. A bundle of Cross Platform Personal and NameCleaner Personal costs just $35 and a bundle of Cross Platform Network and NameCleaner Network can be purchased for $69.