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THE BEST way to search and organize your computer and network files
George Margolin, Editor,
In the good/bad old days of Windows 3.1 – there was one GOOD thing about that
program. It was the Windows Explorer function which let you drag and drop
files from one window or folder or partition, to another in a clear and
intuitive way. It was simple, smart, useful, and instantly available as part
of their then “new” operating system.
But then came the upgrades of Windows that began to work better and more
reliably. Super! Improvements and increased reliability in an otherwise
squirrelly system, are good things, right? No one could or would argue that.
But along with those “improvements” came a throwback to a Neanderthal period
of computer file handling. Microsoft lost one of the “best” parts of Windows
3.1 -- the easy and intuitive file handling part.
So, sadly – with all the great and actual improvements to the Windows programs
and the added complexities that have bloated it – Microsoft and their
thousands of eager and competent programmers, never did get the file handling
part of it right again.
BUT -- A teeny, tiny, small, little company somewhere in Wisconsin, named
“Mijenix? (for its founders Mike and Jenny) filled this gaping hole with an
elegant and intuitive way to make the file handling hole -- whole again! They
called it PowerDesk. And even in its earliest form it was a joy and a pleasure
Later that wonderful and useful program found a home in a larger company,
OnTrack which then sold it to another fine company, V-Com, and it improved
incrementally to match each of the many, many changes that Windows wrought.
My wife Cathy (the Cal State Fullerton Computer Science Lecturer) and I have
used and promoted and proselytized Power Desk, happily and faithfully over its
entire life. And we knew that it made the increasingly complex world of
computing on gaggles of growing Gigabytes of hard drives –livable. What, we
thought, could be better than that?
THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW
But when we recently received an email from THE Mike Kronenberg, founder of
the former Mijenix – telling us that he had arranged to obtain a license of
his previous wonder program PowerDesk and was IMPROVING AND UPDATING IT -- AND
NEEDED BETA TESTERS – need I say more?
Well he and his competent crew sent out bunches of Betas which we beat on and
busted,. suggested and tested and blasted and broke.
BUT NOW DEAR FRIENDS AND FELLOW COMPUTER FOLKS – we want to tell you about
this marvelous new program from Mike Kronenberg and his new company Novatix,
Following, you’ll find some screen shots showing how simply and elegantly
ExplorerPlus lets you see, find, change, name, rename, copy, move, transfer,
synchronize and organize, any and all of the files on your computer’s one,
some, or many -- as in my festooned-with-Fire-Wire -- gang of Gigabyte
grinders and DVD burners.
Some of the nicest features are the multiple and instantly selectable way of
looking at your disks. You can have one screen or a double screen in various
configurations. One of top of the other in a Horizontal array, or one NEXT to
the other in a matching Vertical array. This makes it easy to see and easy to
compare and drag files, folders and disks from anywhere on your computer or
NETWORK – to anywhere else that’s attached.
Dual Windows Vertical
Dual Windows Horizontal
ExplorerPlus from Novatix is an absolute
Necessity for any Microsoft Windows user.
It is available for $39.95 at Novatix.com
ExplorerPlus™ 6.0- File Management Made Fast, Easy and Efficient
|ExplorerPlus™ is the ultimate file management solution.
This powerful yet easy to use suite of integrated tools provides all you
need to quickly and easily organize and manage all your system files and
folders. From digital photos to MP3 music files, or web files to Word
files, ExplorerPlus lets you tackle even the most demanding file
management tasks like a pro!