Macintosh Explorer, Rage Software’s file management tool and file browser for the Mac, has been updated to version 2.0, which greatly expands drag & drop support, which lets you drag and drop files into folders.
Macintosh Explorer provides a Windows Explorer like interface with more features. It offers an organized hierarchical overview of your files and folders and allows users to perform various tasks on them not available in the Finder. Macintosh Explorer includes the ability to view and edit extended info and content of files including all invisible files and folders. Other features allow you to find and delete unused files, backup important files and folders, and navigate your hard drives in an Internet browser like style.
Version 2.0 boasts a new, less cluttered interface, more preferences, improvement to the backup feature and the ability to store up to 33 links which leave your files a click away, according to MacTech magazine. This new version also brings a whole new functionality to the folder structure of Macintosh Explorer. Hard drives are now listed in the left folder list instead of a popup menu above it. The root volume is also now your desktop folder and the up button’s functionality has changed.
You can also customize Macintosh Explorer’s interface and features. For instance, you can tile a background pattern, change the background color, or give the app an Aqua look. You can download background patterns online. Buttons and functions are also customizable with a new feature in version 2.0 that lets you chose only the basic buttons required for file navigation.
System requirements are a Power Mac, QuickTime, AppleScript, and Mac OS 8.5 or higher. What of a Mac OS X version? According to the folks at Rage, Macintosh Explorer will be ported to OS X. However, they won’t be releasing a public beta of Macintosh Explorer as originally planned. A full version is promised “within a few months.” Version 2.0 won’t run natively on Mac OS X.
Macintosh Explorer costs US$15 for a standard license. An upgrade from version 1.x is $6.95. Site, academic, and worldwide licenses are also available. You can download the app from the Rage Web site.