Sig Software has updated NameCleaner, its Mac utility for manipulating file names and types, to version 2.1. NameCleaner is specially designed to help move files to and from foreign file systems such as MS-DOS, Windows 3.x/95/98/NT/2000, NetWare and Unix.
“Version 2.1 adds support for Internet Config or Internet control panel file mappings, optional case sensitivity, recursive searching, character, and string wildcards to the Find and Replace Phrases cleaner and several minor interface improvements,” said Gideon Greenspan of Sig Software.
NameCleaner includes a Contextual Menu module for instant desktop cleaning (this requires Mac OS 8 or later on PowerPC) and allows system file mappings to be used (this requires Internet Config or OS 8.5 or later). The utility includes mappings for over 100 PC extensions and 100 Mac file types. Cleaning operations can be previewed before they’re performed. NameCleaner allows multiple sets of options to be maintained and produces a full report of all cleaning operations.
NameCleaner has been extensively field-tested, Greenspan said. Over six years, tens of thousands of licenses have been sold to hundreds of diverse enterprises including Walt Disney, Lockheed Martin, Boston Consulting Group, Glaxo Wellcome, US West, Honeywell, Prudential Bank, Newbridge Networks, Cable and Wireless and Motorola, he added.
NameCleaner costs $20 per license, and discount pricing is available for multiple-license purchases. For details go to the utility
Sig Software has also introduced two detailed online guides —
Macintosh to Windows guide
Windows to Macintosh guide
— which explain what steps need to be taken in order to transfer files between Macs and Wintel systems and how their products can help, according to
MacTech magazine. The pages also refer to many third-party products that may be required as part of the process.