Skytag Software has released a new version of its Mac OS file management utility, File Buddy. The new version, 6.0.4, is ready for download from links on Skytag Software’s Web site.
File Buddy enables Mac users to complete a variety of otherwise time-consuming 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 many other functions.
File Buddy 6.0.4 incorporates changes including:
The duplicate file selection dialog (accessed from the file list window) is no longer modal. As a direct consequence, the online help opens to the correct page when the help button is clicked in that dialog.
Moved buttons at the bottom of the Questionable Preferences window to the upper right corner to be consistent with other windows.
Minor changes to the code to better accommodate translations to other languages.
Alerts now allow switching to other applications unless displayed as the result of a drag operation.
Several bug fixes have been made, as well:
Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when the Find window was opened and no searches had ever been done.
The Find and Cancel buttons in the Find Duplicates in Selection dialog now respond to keyboard input.
Some fixes to address problems in OS 8.1. Some problems still remain for some users.
Fixed a problem that could cause File Buddy to hang when you tried to add a column to a file list.
Fixed a problem that would keep the help from opening if the Help folder is removed from the File Buddy Support folder.
Editing version strings in the info window would cause a crash. Fixed.
Fixed a couple of other minor issues.
File Buddy 6.0.4 is distributed as shareware and carries a US$39.95 registration fee. There is a reduced fee for users upgrading from previous versions. System requirements call for a PowerPC Mac running System 7.6 or later. Skytag also has available an older version for machines that do not meet 6.0.4’s requirements.
Download File Buddy 6.0.4