File Buddy — SkyTag Software’s shareware utility for finding info or editing attributes on files, folders or desktop — has been updated to version 7.5.
File Buddy, which runs on Mac OS X (10.1 or higher) and Mac OS 9.x, enables Mac users to complete a variety of tasks, including editing file and folder information; creating droplet applications that automatically make changes to items dropped onto them; finding file and folder info using extensive search criteria; modify names of groups of files all at once; manage aliases; and other functions.
File Buddy 7.5 adds a contextual menu plug-in for use with items in the Mac OS X Finder. The file searching code used when conducting searches in Mac OS X has been completely rewritten, and there’s a new preference in the Find window to “Treat packages as files.” When this option is on, File Buddy will return packages such as packaged applications in file searches which would normally exclude folders. Thus you can now search for files of type “APPL” and File Buddy will find iTunes and other packaged applications.
Also, in File Buddy 7.5, several groups of special folders can now be excluded from searches, including System, Library, Preferences, Applications and Trash folders. Searches based on file name can now be case sensitive, and there’s also an option to limit the number of items returned in a search. A new pop-down menu has been added to the folder list’s “add” button for adding folders such as your Desktop and Home folders in one step. And there are other changes, as well.
A single-user license for File Buddy 7.5 is US$49.95; upgrades from version 7.x are free. Registered users of File Buddy 5 or 6 can upgrade for $19.95.