New Zealand-based utility developer SubRosaSoft announced on Wednesday that file recovery applications FileSalvage and PodSalvage are now available. The former can recover deleted or damaged files in a wide variety of formats — including JPEG, MP3, AIFF, AVI, MOV, Word, Excel and more — on hard drives, USB Flash drives, Flash memory cards, CDs “and almost anything else you can plug into your company,” according to software co-author Ben Slaney. The latter can retrieve MP3, AAC, AIFF and WAV files from an iPod and most brands of MP3 players as well as the same media covered by FileSalvage.
Both applications feature the option to scan only the free space on a drive to improve recovery speeds and can obtain files from initialized or corrupt media. FileSalvage is US$79.95 as a download or $89.95 plus shipping on a CD. PodSalvage is $39.95 as a download or on a CD, although the latter also requires additional shipping charges. Both require Mac OS X v10.2.