iGet is a modern and Mac-specific file transfer tool. It's designed to replace older file transfer tools, or client-server solutions which require advance set-up.
You can use it to log into your account on any remote Mac, and browse, search, and get the files you need. As easy to use as the best FTP clients, iGet is much more Mac-oriented: you can stop and resume file and folder transfers, and you see the real Mac icons and Finder labels for all your files as you browse. iGet can even put remote files into the Trash instead of irrevocably deleting them.
With Spotlight searches that execute on the remote Mac, you can find anything quickly. Always-on strong SSH encryption keeps your data secure, and you never have to think about details like HFS metadata, resource forks, or unusual characters in your file names. With iGet, all this stuff just works.
iGet works well over virtually any kind of network connection, instead of requiring a fast LAN; it was designed for accessing your Macs over the Internet via DSL, cable, or even cell phone modem.
All this power is wrapped up in a smooth interface that is simple to use and supports all the great technologies that Mac users expect, including Automator, AppleScript, Bonjour, Spotlight, and the Keychain.
Best of all, because iGet's innovative design will require no additional application be pre-installed on the remote machine, all you need is iGet on your own computer!
Here are some key features of "iGet":
· Fully supports Mac file features (resource forks, type/creator, HFS metadata, Finder flags, file packages, etc.)
· Remote Spotlight searching!
· Automator actions
· Resumable file and folder transfers
· No server software required--just iGet on your own Mac
· 60 second learning curve
· Strong encryption (SSH)
· Bonjour and Keychain support
· Optimized for excellent performance over real-world Internet connections, such as DSL, cable, and even dialup.
· The remote Mac must, however, have the "Remote Login" service enabled, to allow incoming network connections. To turn this on, simply check the "Remote Login" checkbox in the Sharing pane in the System Preferences application.
· The number of transfers per launch is limited when iGet is running in demo mode.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Corrected an issue where iGet could become confused about the state of the local network, and become unable to connect to other Macs via the "Local Network" browser. If this occurred, the New Connection window would remain stuck displaying the message "Resolving Bonjour address" until the connection was cancelled.
· Fixed a bug that could cause iGet to list multiple entries for the same Mac in its local network browser.
· Fixed a bug that would cause the Recent Connections list to malfunction after being sorted by username or address, whereby clicking on an item in the list would improperly result in a different item being selected.
· Certain alert and warning messages have been edited for clarity.