Path Finder 6.4.5 released, fixes some common Maverick-related bugs

Cocoatech has released Version 6.4.5 of Path Finder, which fixes some bugs that popped up upon the official OS X Mavericks release.

Please note that there is still an issue some users are experiencing, with PF freezing upon launch of the app. While this update probably won’t correct the issue, we’re still spending a majority of our time on fixing it, and expect a complete fix in the next update.

If you have any issues or questions, get in touch with our support team at support.cocoatech.com.

Change List:

1. Column view headers fix for Mavericks.

2. Key shortcuts mapping fix for Mavericks.

3. Tiled desktop image fix for Mavericks.

4. QuickLook image preview fix for Mavericks.

5. PDF preview fix for Mavericks.

6. Path Finder no longer previews Mail .eml(x) files as text files.

7. Menu bar icon list fix for Mavericks.

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Path Finder 6.4 released, optimized for OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Today, Cocoatech released Path Finder 6.4, following suit of Apple’s OS X 10.9 release. Version 6.4 is optimized with Mavericks in mind, allowing for seamless intergration with your OS. As always, this free update is available to all licensed Path Finder 6 users. Please visit support.cocoatech.com for any issues you may have.

Changes for 6.4:

  • Support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • 10.9 Tags compatibility
  • Fixed Emoji characters in file names not being displayed in main browser views

Path Finder 7 officially under development

Path Finder 7

Some exciting new from us here at Cocoatech! We’ve officially begun the development process on Path Finder 7, a new version of Path Finder sure to bring new and improved functionality and features.

Stay tuned and follow along as we release more information, such as features, public betas, and dates.

We’ll also be holding open forum discussions on our support site next week, where you’ll be able to voice your opinion on both specific features in PF7, as well as talking about PF7 in general. We certainly appreciate the user input, as it plays a major role in our development process. We’ll announce these open discussions on our Twitter and Facebook pages, so be sure to follow those.

As always, you can leave feedback and vote on other ideas for PF7 on our feedback page.

Thanks for the continuous support!

-The Cocoatech Team.

Apple reveals iPhone 5S and 5C, iOS7 release date

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The iPhone 5S will come in 3 colors: Slate, Gold, and Silver. (AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage in a black shirt and jeans at the company’s Cupertino, Calif. headquarters on Tuesday to show off the latest technology from the company, including new lower-cost 5C models and a fancy new golden iPhone 5S that may be the most important product yet for the technology pioneer.

Cook began the day by discussing iOS 7, an update to the software that powers the iPhone and iPad. The new version does away with the 3D effect seen in earlier versions and introduces a simpler new visual style. The new software will be released Sept. 18 for the iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and 5th-generation iPod touch.

But it’s Apple’s much-anticipated new iPhone line-up that fans were most eager for.

“Now I’d like to talk about iPhone. A couple of you may be expecting this,” Cook joked to the crowd. In the past, the company has lowered the price on older models when it introduced new ones. This year, the company is instead releasing two new models: a low-cost iPhone 5C and a high-end iPhone 5S — and yes, it comes in gold.

“A few of you might have seen some shots on the web. And that’s cool, because everyone is really excited about this,” explained Phil Schiller, senior vice president of marketing.

The iPhone 5S is made of aluminum and comes in silver, gold and slate gray, and it includes a fingerprint sensor for security– a new feature Apple calls the Touch ID sensor. The sensor is built into the home button on the bottom of the smartphone.

“You can simply touch your home button to unlock your phone,” Schiller explained.

The phone is powered by a new chip called the A7 that Schiller called the first ever 64-bit smartphone chip. It packs in over a billion transistors, Schiller said, and is “over twice as fast” as earlier processors. Graphics are 56 times faster, he said.

The iPhone 5S also has an impressive-sounding camera on the new phone that includes an Apple-designed lens and image sensor system, as well as a special flash designed to improve color balance. Apple calls it “the iSight” camera.The 5Swill sell for $199 for a 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB version, and $399 for the top-end 64GB version; it will be available on Sept. 20 in the U.S. and eight other countries, including China.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 5C is a lower-cost plastic model wrapped in one of five colors: lime green, white, yellow, red and bright blue. It has a 4-inch Retina display, and the same 8-megapixel rear camera and A6 processor as the iPhone 5. But the new model has a front-facing camera as well; it will cost $99 for a 16GB model, and $199 for 32GB.

Senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller shows off the colors of the new iPhone 5C (AP)

Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 5 last September. The company has never waited longer than a year to update the iPhone, which has generated $88 billion in revenue during the past year.

Apple’s timetable for rolling out products has vexed many investors who have watched the company’s growth slow and profit margins decrease. Meanwhile, a bevy of smartphone makers, most of whom rely on Google’s free Android software, release wave after wave of devices that cost less than the iPhone. Those concerns are reflected in Apple’s stock price, which has declined nearly 30 percent since peaking at $705.07 at about the same time the iPhone 5 went on sale last year. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen about 14 percent during the same stretch.

Even though Apple’s market value of roughly $460 billion is more than any other company in the world, the deterioration in its stock price is escalating the pressure on CEO Tim Cook to prove he’s the right leader to carry on the legacy of co-founder Steve Jobs. Since Cook became CEO two years ago, Apple has only pushed out new versions of products developed under Jobs, raising questions about whether the company’s technological vision has become blurred under the new regime.

-Courtesy Fox News

What do you think of Apple’s recent announcements? What’s got you excited, and what are you not too happy about? Let’s hear it!

Version 6.0.10 for Snow Leopard has been released

We’ve released Version 6.0.10 for Snow Leopard, making it the final Snow Leopard version released for Path Finder 6.

The Cocoatech team has put out a lot of versions for the older Snow Leopard OS, constantly adding features and taking care of bugs. We feel the time has come to move on to bigger, better, and newer things, so that’s what we’ll be doing! We’ve got some exiting things up our sleeve at Cocoatech! Stay tuned!

Changelog:

1. Fixed Desktop icon moving bug.

2. Fixed RegEx hanging

 

 

Cocoatech releases 6.0.9 for OS X Snow Leopard and 6.3 for OS X Lion and above

Cocoatech has announced the release of Path Finder 6.0.9 for OS X 10.6, and 6.3 for OS X 10.7 and above, available as a free update to all licensed users. This update can be downloaded by clicking “Check for Updates” in the Path Finder menu.

Danny Saad, Cocoatech’s Marketing and Sales Director, said, “Our Snow Leopard update encompasses the past few iterations of the Lion/Mt.Lion versions, which implements all the cool new features and bug fixes that have been prevalent in the other version for quite a while now. The 6.3 update is minor compared to the SL update, but continues to show that we’re dedicated to constantly improve Path Finder through the feedback and suggestions of our users.”

Change log for Version 6.3 on OS X 10.7 and 10.8:

1. Fix to file comparison tool selection.
2. Shared servers now show in the “Connect to Server” panel.
3. Able to select multiple files/folders using AppleScript (so far only selection of a single item was possible).

Change log for Version 6.0.9:

1. Fixed crash when re-sizing file operations progress window.
2. Fixed “Computer” Dock menu item.
3. Improvements of Spotlight search for tags, keywords and others.
4. Respects umask environment variable when creating new files and folders.
5. Added option to keep Dual Pane divider centered.
6. Added option to keep copied items in the Drop Stack until manually removed.
7. Improved compatibility with the third party applications Typinator and TextExpander.
8. Fixed “Use separate preview panes for dual browser” setting for some modules.
9. Fixed tab dragging animation on Retina MacBook Pro.
10. Fixed item selection after selecting “Reveal in Finder” action from other applications.
11. Fixed reserved key combinations in keyboard preferences.
12. Fixed a Bookmark Bar issue.
13. Fixed keyboard preferences for loaded plug-ins.
14. Fixed the positions of dragged items on the Desktop.
15. Fixed the desktop icon positions for new folder and new file.
16. Fixed selection of configured search locations in the Find window.
17. Fixed localization of items in the Sidebar.
18. Fixed blue desktop issue.
19. Fixed opening of some applications (previously being opened as text files).
20. Fixed some items in column view.
21. Fixed flicker when deleting items from network volumes.
22. Fixed label activation in contextual menu.
23. Fixed file size unit localization.
24. Fixed icon size slider for the icon view options.
25. Fixed slider behavior for icon view grid.
26. Fixed creation of aliases on the Desktop by holding cmd+option while dragging Desktop items.
27. Fixed Desktop flicker when changing desktop view options.
28. Fixed Desktop flicker when switching graphics card.
29. Fixes to Default directories in module menu.
30. Able to set default view type for new windows and tabs.
31. “Applied to all” checkbox in the “Name Conflict” dialog is hidden for the last copied/moved item.
32. Path Finder informs user that PowerPC binaries are not supported.
33. “Home” main menu improvements.
34. Extended support for preview of text-based files in the Preview module.
35. “Compare” action added in Dual Pane mode.
36. File comparison-ready (user can choose own comparison tool).
37. Initial Croatian localization.
38. Calculate all sizes in list view for network volumes.
39. Dragging files from the Dock into Path Finder desktop trash now trashes them.
40. Improved Batch Re-namer loading and window positioning.
41. One batch renaming session at a time.
42. Correct behavior of the WebDAV remotes in Favorites (previously opened in text editor).
43. Redesigned “Connect to Server” panel.
44. StuffIt compression engine updated to the latest version.
45. Improved “All windows/This window only” view option behavior.
46. Folder file info (number of items) shown on non-HFS volumes.
47. Added “Last Opened” and “Added” dates in file info panels.
48. Added option to sort items by “Date Last Opened”.
49. Added “Application” and “Item Info” sorting menu items for the view list options.
50. Added confirmation for successful registration.
51. When Dual Pane divider is placed in the center, centered Dual Pane is automatically turned on. Turned off by moving divider manually.
52. Selection of multiple files/folders using AppleScript (so far only selection of a single item was possible).
53. Other minor tweaks for improved stability.

Version 6.2.1 released

Version 6.2.1 for Path Finder 6 has been released and is available to all licensed users of Path Finder 6 as a free download. To update, click “Check for Updates” in the Path Finder menu.

Changelog:

*When Dual Pane divider is placed in the center, centerd Dual Pane is automatically turned on. Turned off by moving divider manually.

 

More info: 

Dual-Pane mode divider functionality change: When divider is dragged to the center, centering will be automatically turned on. Any further resizing of the window will keep both panes the same size. If a user drags the divider to any other position (not in the middle), centering will be automatically turned off.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Version 6.2 is now live!

San Francisco, California – Cocoatech has announced the release of Path Finder 6.2 for OS X, available as a free update to all licensed users. This update can be downloaded by clicking “Check for Updates” in the Path Finder menu. Version 6.2 is one of Cocoatech’s biggest free updates, packing a multitude of additions, functionality changes, and bug fixes.

“This iteration of Path Finder brings very requested features and improvements, as well as many fixes,” said Dragan Millić, Path Finder’s lead developer. “I’m particularly fond of the redesigned ‘Connect to Server’ window. Being able to set the default view type for new windows and tabs is also something I find very useful for myself, and I’m sure other users will as well.”

Danny Saad, Cocoatech’s Marketing and Sales Director, commented “This update is one we spent a while working on. We spent a lot of time deliberating over specific things and topics, and in the end, everybody is really happy with the final result. It’s a really rich update with some awesome features that we can build upon, and its got all of us here at Cocoatech really excited for the future of Path Finder.”

New Features, Bug Fixes, and improvements for Version 6.2 on OS X 10.7 and 10.8:

1. Fixed “Use separate preview panes for dual browser” setting for some modules.
2. Fixed tab dragging animation on Retina MacBook Pro.
3. Fixed item selection after “Reveal in Finder” action from other applications.
4. Fixed reserved key combinations in keyboard preferences.
5. Fixed the Bookmark Bar issue.
6. Fixed keyboard preferences for loaded plug-ins.
7. Fixed the positions of dragged items on the Desktop.
8. Fixed the desktop icon positions for new folder and new file.
9. Fixed selection of configured search locations in the Find window.
10. Fixed localization of items in the Sidebar.
11. Fixed blue desktop issue.
12. Fixed opening of some applications (they were previously opened as text files).
13. Fixed some items in column view.
14. Fixed flicker when deleting items from network volumes.
15. Fixed label contextual menu item activation.
16. Fixed file size unit localization.
17. Fixed icon size slider for the icon view options
18. Fixed slider behavior for icon view grid.
19. Fixed creation of aliases on the Desktop by holding cmd+option while dragging Desktop items.
20. Fixed Desktop flicker when changing desktop view options.
21. Fixed Desktop flicker when switching graphics card.
22. Fixes to Default directories in module menu
23. Able to set default view type for new windows and tabs.
24. “Applied to all” checkbox in name conflict dialog is hidden for the last copied/moved item.
25. Path Finder informs user that PowerPC binaries are not supported.
26.”Home” main menu improvements.
27. Extended support for preview of text-based files in the Preview module.
28. “Compare” action added in the Dual Pane mode.
29. File comparison-ready (user can choose own comparison tool)
30. Initial Croatian localization.
31. Calculate all sizes in list view for network volumes.
32. Dragging files from the Dock into Path Finder desktop trash now trashes them.
33. Improved Batch Re-namer loading and window positioning.
34. One batch renaming session at a time.
35. Correct behavior of the WebDAV remotes in Favorites (previously opened in text editor).
36. Redesigned “Connect to Server” panel.
37. StuffIt compression engine updated to the latest version.
38. Improved “All windows/This window only” view option behavior.
39. Folder file info (number of items) shown on non-HFS volumes.
40. Added “Last Opened” and “Added” dates in file info panels.
41. Added option to sort items by “Date Last Opened”.
42. Added confirmation for successful registration.
43. Added “Application” and “Item Info” sorting menu items for the view list options.
44. Other minor tweaks for improved stability.

Path Finder placed 2nd in “Top 10 paid apps” by LifeHacker

Hey all!

Path Finder recently placed 2nd in LifeHacker’s “Top 10 paid apps”. The article, which can be viewed below, pitted the best selling and most useful apps against each other.

Cocoatech is proud to receive such recognition for Path Finder, an app we’ve been so adamant on improving daily. While we think Path Finder is pretty darn impressive already, we never lose the drive to come up with ways to make our app even better. A main cog to that are our users, who have always provided us with apt and useful feedback. We really appreciate such involved and dedicated users, and we thank you endlessly.

Get ready for an awesome update coming soon!

-The Cocoatech Team

LifeHacker article: http://bit.ly/1ar7TB5

Cocoatech releases Path Finder 6.1.5 for Lion/Mt. Lion

Cocoatech announces today that it has released version 6.1.5 for Lion and Mountain Lion. New to 6.1.5 are a few bug fixes and more customization options, as well as improved functionality with a couple third party apps. For more information visit http://www.cocoatech.com.

Changelog:

1. Improvements of Spotlight search for tags, keywords and others.

2. Respects umask environment variable when creating new files and folders.

3. Added option to keep Dual Pane divider centered.

4. Added option to keep copied items in the Drop Stack until manually removed.

5. Improved compatibility with third party applications Typinator and TextExpander.