ForkLift speaks German and other candies


Yet we would like to release another beta version of ForkLift 2. Why beta again? Because ForkLift learned the German language and before releasing an official localized version we would like to get enough feedback in order to find any little typo leftover that might be hiding amongst the lines. Besides the localization we also made two other singnificant improvements:

1. We have rewritten the entire WebDAV engine from scratch as it was the last piece of code taken over from the 1.x version. We hope that this will raise the reliability of WebDAV connections to the next level.

2. We had to restructure the entire code in a way that we can maintain two versions, the one for the Mac App Store and the one distributed via our website. It was quite a task to build a new structure that allows us to keep two versions up to date simultaneously and efficiently. Finally, after neglecting sleep once again for a while, we tackled it and the way should be straightened to head forward to the App Store.

Finally we improved many smaller bits that you will hopefully notice and thus be happy about them.

Enough of the talk now, just grab it and flood us with your feedback:
ForkLift 2.0.6 Beta 1

If you have any suggestions regarding the translation feel free to post it as a comment to this blog post so we can have a public discussion about it. Thanks a lot in advance!

134 Responses to “ForkLift speaks German and other candies”

  1. lx6g says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for this new prerelease, but what was the reason to fork the ForkLift for two distribution channels? AppStore do require some special features to be implemented in code or even have a specific code structure?? Sounds weird..

    Cheers!

    • MB says:

      Any news on Forklift availability on the Mac AppStore?

      I’ve some credit to spend and I’d like to buy it. Do you have any idea on when the application will be available?

      MB

  2. lx6g says:

    PS.

    There’s an issue (or I can name it a feature request) in ForkLift: when I sort a panel by “Kind” or “Extension” folders should be sorted by “Name”.

    Test case:
    $ ls
    1.Distr
    2.Media
    3.Backups
    4.Profiles
    5.Software
    doc.doc
    preso.ppt
    sheet.xls

    I have dirs 1..5 and three office files with extensions. In “By Kind” or “By Extension” ForkLift sorts folders just like files – separating the suffix before dot “.” and sorting by these suffixes. But instead I want folders to be sorted “By Name”, in my case to be sorted by numbers, while files should continue the “Extension” sorting.

    Thanks!

    Alex

  3. Max says:

    Hi Gly!

    Deine Übersetzung ist dir sehr gut gelungen. Ich hab dir eine Mail mit ein paar kleinen Ausbesserungen für die deutsche Forkliftversion geschickt!

    Lg,
    Markus

  4. David Ferch says:

    Hallo,

    die deutsche Übersetzung ist sehr gut. Wäre es noch möglich, den Begriff Places in Orte zu übersetzen ?

    Gruß,
    David

  5. Z. says:

    The crash I reported is fixed. Thank you!
    Now I am just waiting for the 1) disclosure triangles and 2) reorder-able tabs.

    By the way, what are the differences between the two versions: the one for the Mac App Store and the one distributed via your own website?

    • Gly says:

      We are working on these features.

      There will hopefully be no significant differences in functionality between the two versions but we can only reflect on this question appropriately when we already received a reply to our submission. I’ll make sure to keep you informed on the Blog.

  6. Mike says:

    What about copy between volumes bug? Do you plan to make some trick to get it works, without waiting from Apple for ages????

  7. Z. says:

    Is there anyway to make a PDF user manual for us to download or have a built-in user manual?
    I printed the online user manual as a single PDF file with 33 pages, but the layout was shifted.

  8. Tommy says:

    Because my english isn’t good, I write this better in german.
    Ich teste schon seit einiger Zeit Forklift und finde, dass es inzwischen sehr gut ist und ich es kaufen möchte. Die Frage ist jetzt wirklich auch für mich, was an der (zukünftigen) AppStore Version anders sein wird.

    Außerdem gibt es für mich noch ein richtig großes Problem, welches seit dem ersten Release der 2.xx Version besteht. Jedes mal nachdem mein Mac im Ruhezustand war, sind immer alle Tabs wieder auf dem Home-Verzeichnis. Die Pfade der einzelnen Tabs werden also nicht gespeichert. Das ist für mich der Grund, warum ich es bis jetzt noch nicht gekauft habe. Gibt es dafür eine Lösung oder bin ich der einzige, der damit ein Problem hat?

    Wenn das noch gelöst werden könnte, habt Ihr einen ganz großen Fan und vor allem Käufer mehr! :)

    • Gly says:

      Wir hoffen, dass wir keine sonderlichen Änderungen an der App Store Version von ForkLift vornehmen müssen, können dies aber erst dann definitiv sagen wenn Apple unsere Software inspiziert hat und uns Rückmeldung gibt. Es sollte nicht mehr lange dauern, da wir ForkLift bereits letzte Woche eingesendet haben.

      Über das Problem wissen wir bescheid. Es ist auf unserer Todo-liste und sollte in einem folgenden Update gelöst sein.

  9. Jan says:

    Hey!
    Ich freue mich sehr über die deutsche Übersetzung!
    Habe jedoch noch ein paar englische Zeilen gefunden.

    1. Rechtsklick in die Sidebar -> Menü ist englisch

    2. Fehlermeldung beim Beenden während Disklets gemounted sind.

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  11. Gunnar says:

    “Forklift Beenden” im Forklift Menu ist ein kleiner Fehler, es muss beenden klein geschriebe werden.

    Besten Dank für die deutsche Übersetzung.

    Caio

    Gunnar

  12. any idea when the app store version will be there. waiting to purchase it from there to make updates much easier for all apps i use.

    not sure if its a good idea to keep an app store version and a website version since having more purchases from the app store would mean greater exposure and reviews from purchasers.

    oh, i suppose it would minimize piracy as well.

    • Gly says:

      We have submitted ForkLift to the App Store last week already, let’s keep fingers crossed that it’ll be approved quickly.

  13. mav says:

    Any plans for other language versions? Like, for example – polish one?
    If you need translators, maybe I could help a bit :) . I.e. by doing that: http://bit.ly/g2IM3P

    • Gly says:

      We definitely plan to localize ForkLift to several other languages, the next on our list is French. We also plan to translate it into Polish at some point. Thanks for the offer, it’s noted.

  14. Harry says:

    Where is the user forum that you promised??

    • Gly says:

      Sorry for the delay with the forum we had to focus on the submission to the App Store a bit. We hope to power up the forum soon.

      • Z. says:

        How about focus on the 7 key features I mentioned below first and I guarantee ForkLift 2 is going to really sell. After that, focus on making it to the App Store with a better product, compare to current version, to bring more customers (Don’t get me wrong though, ForkLift 2 is already great).

  15. Lebostein says:

    Dann schreib ich mal auf deutsch:

    Die Dateiselektion (unter “Bearbeiten/Auswählen…”) ist ein Graus:

    1. Man muss immer einen Moment warten, bis die Maske eingeblendet wird. Warum geht das nicht schneller/plötzlich?

    2. Nach dem Eingeben des Suchtextes kann man die Auswahl nicht mit [Enter] abschließen. Man muss umständlich zur Maus greifen und auf das kleine [+] drücken.

    3. Das Deselektieren mit [-] funktioniert nicht! Oder verstehe ich das [-] nur falsch?

    4. Selektierte Dateien werden zwar rot eingefärbt, aber nicht wirklich ausgewählt! In der Statuszeile steht immer “1 von X ausgewählt”, obwohl mehrere Dateien selektiert wurden. Wenn man in dem Zustand beispielsweise auf “Kopieren” klickt, wird nur die eine Datei, die vor dem Öffnen der Dateiauswahl gewählt war, kopiert und NICHT die rot markierten Dateien!

    Derzeit unbrauchbar, diese in meinen Augen wichtige Funktion.

    • Gly says:

      1. Sollte eigentlich nicht vorkommen und funktioniert auch wie erwartet bei mir.

      2 -3. Wir werden diese Funktion weiter verbessern. Ich habe die Problematik auf unsere Todo liste eingetragen.

      4. Das liegt daran, dass unter ForkLift > Einstellungen “Tastaturauswahl aktivieren” eingestellt ist. Bitte deaktiviere diese Option für das erwünschte Ergebnis.

  16. Kevin says:

    If you need a Dutch translator, I am willing!

  17. Łukasz says:

    Hello,

    I just wanted to ask why decompressing *.war files (Java Web Archive) is not supported. They are in fact normal ZIP archives, but when I try to open them, the new TAB appears with the same directory displayed.

    Cheers!

  18. Z. says:

    Once in a while, ForkLift 2.0.6 beta takes a long time to load the folders or files in my home folder. I see the spinning circle in the far left of the status bar. Is this a bug?

    By the way, how long are you guys going to support the website version? Is it going to fade away as time goes? I am thinking to purchase a website version instead of App Store version…

  19. Z. says:

    I just noticed that when ForkLift 2.0.6 beta was taking long time to load my home folder, not only was the right pane blank, but the Path Navigator was blank also.

  20. Z. says:

    I think MAYBE this is the way to reproduce the problem, NO guarantee though: with ForkLift 2.0.6 beta, click on favorites, then close it; click on connect, then cancel it; click on transfer queue, then close it. Exit ForkLift 2.0.6 beta and relaunch it. Now ForkLift 2.0.6 beta window opens up but it takes long time to load my home folder’s contents.

  21. Stefan says:

    Will there be a special price for the App Store launch?

  22. Dimitri Hautot says:

    Hi,

    I am a Java developer and in love of Total Commander for about ten years.
    The only reason I didn’t want to switch my professional computer a MacBook Pro was the lack of serious alternative to TC.

    I thought it until I tried ForkLift 2. According to me, its only missing feature is a comparison tool similar to the powerful one of TC. Do you plan to upgrade yours, and get rid of the XCode dependency?

    Apart from that, you made a great app! Can’t wait to buy it on the App Store! (today is last day of trial :-/)

    ps: I am Belgian, French-speaking. If I can help for translations, drop me a mail…

    • Lebostein says:

      Yeah. The functionality of ForkLift is very restricted against TC. A simple example: If I overwrite a file, ForkLift says only: “The file exists.” TC show me the size and date of this two files and I can see the newer one.

      • Z. says:

        In Windows 7, it also shows the created date and modified date…I think.

      • Z. says:

        I’d love to see the sizes and dates in the comparison tool as well, especially when overwriting a file – with the same file name of course.

    • Z. says:

      Just uninstall everything of ForkLift and then reinstall it again. It will give you another 14 days of trial.

  23. Some1 says:

    Hey!

    The fact of having my system running in German doesn’t mean i want the apps running in German. Please add an option to choose the language! (Setting it up manually per Terminal doesn’t solve the problem for the most users, I guess…)

    I noticed that in List View the files are sorted separately from the folders, a good idea. But the files are sorted by the name independing their extension, which is really annoying to me. Adding a simple option in the now called “Darstellungsoptionen” would fix that for me.

    What disturbs me the most is that the FTP always breaks down when my internet-connection isn’t that fast. Downloading bigger packages (2Gigs+) is almost impossible because the download breaks with the error 445 (not sure). I then have to use Flow or Cyberduck. Cyberduck can handle that error by restarting the download at the stopped point automatically. Would avoid a lot of trouble if that would be fixed/added too.

    Btw: Forklift rocks !

    • Z. says:

      It would be nice if we could pause and resume the download, upload, transfer…etc. in the transfer queue.

    • Z. says:

      Yes, ForkLift rocks! BinaryNights rocks! I would buy another Mac again just to use ForkLift 2! Especially after they adding the 1) disclosure triangles; 2) reorder-able tabs; 3) sizes and dates in the comparison tool; 4) pause/resume in the transfer queue and 5) the built-in user manual plus the 6) speed and 7) stability to the future release – ForkLift 2.1 (maybe). It will really sell and it does not matter it can make it to the App Store or not. Of cause it will be nice if it can make it to the App Store.

    • Gly says:

      Unfortunately it is very unlikely that we can introduce such an option as it is managed by the OS automatically.

      The issue you encounter is most probably related to network timeout. You can increase the timeout for connections by using the following command in the command line:

      defaults write com.binarynights.ForkLift2 GeneralNetworkTimeout YourValue

      please replace YourValue with the desired timeout value in seconds (the default setting is 30). Please restart ForkLift after altering this setting.

      • Harry says:

        What? Command line?? All this fancy UI and you couldn’t add a simple preference for this with a slider or something? LOL

      • Some1 says:

        I thought some Adobe applications had the ability to change their language.

        Thanks for the tip with the timeout! Hope it works now.

        If you upgrade the transfer queue, please show multiple selected files, which were placed together in another folder/place as multiple tasks and not as “2 Files” as it is now.

  24. Peter says:

    What I also love about TC is the instant filtering. You just type e.g. “a” and it only shows you all files and folders starting with an “a” – instantly.
    Maybe instant filtering would a good feature for ForkLift?

    Also, – someone above called it the “copy bug”, but I think he meant the “move bug” – will there be a way to MOVE files between volumes again. Or – as a workaround – put “copy” and “delete” a file in the queue, so that only after a successful copy the queued action “delete” starts? The current situation is quite annoying with copying nested files / folders….

  25. Tatos says:

    Do you plan to make a refund to customers who bought Forklift in January 2011 and who wish to purchase the version of MacAppstore?
    (like other developers by sending them two proofs of purchase)
    Sorry for my english…

    • Gly says:

      No we don’t plan to offer any refund as it would raise huge problems both technically and economically for us.

  26. Z. says:

    Just discovered a big bug: open preferences window, change its toolbar icons to “Use Small Size” and “Icon Only”, then you will see the bug right away. The worse thing is that you cannot revert back.

    • Spaceman says:

      I can confirm this bug. The more you change the toolbar settings (switch to icon only and then back), the more the preference window gets messed up. Closing the preference window and reopening it does not fix the issue.

      Quitting and relaunching Fork Lift seems to fix it though.

      Spaceman

      • Z. says:

        Quitting and relaunching ForkLift does NOT fix it for me :(

        • Spaceman says:

          That is odd. I just verified it does on mine.

          Just to be clear, if I make any changes to the tool bar of the Preferences window, it screws up the redraw/layout of the Preferences window. If I close and then reopen the Preference window (without quitting Fork Lift), the window remains screwed up.

          However, if I quit Fork Lift and then relaunch, when I go to the Preferences window, it is drawn correctly (using what ever ‘modify toolbar’ settings I had set before quitting).

          I’m using 2.06 b1

          That is really odd if that is not the behavior you are seeing.

          Spaceman

    • Gly says:

      Thanks for noticing, we already fixed it in 2.0.6

      • Spaceman says:

        Gly,

        If I am seeing correctly, the way you ‘Fixed’ this was to no longer allow customization of the Preferences toolbar. Am I correct? Can’t say I would call this a ‘Fix’.

        Also, there is still and issue with the Preferences toolbar in 2.06. With the Preferences window open, choose “Hide Toolbar” and see what happens. I does not hide the toolbar, it shifts the lighter colored portion of the window up and results in cutting off the bottom two checkbox options in the window.

        Regards,

        Spaceman

  27. Dimitri Hautot says:

    Hey guys, what about a collaboration with Christian Ghisler, author of Total Commander?

    He could help you improving usability, thanks to his loooong experience on TC; also on coding (anti-)patterns, efficient user workflow, …

    On your side, you master developments on Mac OS, and you already have a great basis to build atop.

    This could be a win-win situation for Christian Ghisler and Binary Nights.
    And even further, this could benefit Apple, thanks to the huge amount of wannabe-switcher, only waiting for a real alternative to Total Commander.

    Other users feeling the same?

  28. Z. says:

    Not sure whether or not it’s going to be a good thing to make it to the AppStore. I quoted the following words directly from Panic:

    “Transmit 4.1.5 Now Half-Available
    January 27th, 2011

    A quick update-update.
    We wrapped up Transmit 4.1.5 on January 6th, fixing some important bugs and addressing two major (and unexpected) Mac App Store issues with Transmit Disk and Amazon S3, part of the pain of the bleeding edge.
    Our plan was simple: submit 4.1.5 to the Mac App Store, but don’t post it to our direct customers until it’s approved by Apple, so all customers are treated equally and get the update at the same time.
    Unfortunately, as of today, the Mac App Store’s 4.1.5 remains in review. And while it’s a far more critical update for Mac App Store customers than direct customers, we no longer thought it was reasonable to make our direct customers keep waiting due to circumstances beyond their control. (Put another way, our support guys were preparing a full-scale riot.)
    So: Transmit 4.1.5 is available today for direct customers! Click here to auto-update.
    Mac App Store customers: we deeply, sincerely apologize for your continued wait for this update, and we thank you for your patience and for your purchase. We’re learning a lot from this process, we’ll keep adjusting our approach, and I’m confident things will eventually level out as we get used to the rhythm of this new world.”

  29. Z. says:

    …and the following are from the Panic customers (ForkLift forks, please think it through):

    billy 1/27/2011 2:03 PM
    I understand Apple can’t brazenly play favorites, but I’m amazed that a company with a history like yours has to deal with any kind of lengthy review process.
    All the more reason (among others) to keep buying from you directly. I like the app store for some things but I greatly prefer to do business directly with developers who deserve it.

    sam hill 1/27/2011 3:15 PM
    looking back i’m unsure why i bought the transmit through the app store. i guess just to try it out. however, i certainly know now that i will never do it again!

    Kevin Milden 1/27/2011 3:15 PM
    It took 20-days for our update to get approved. We feel your pain. It seems that Apple requires almost 3 weeks to get an app reviewed and updated. If you’re in review it will be very soon. Once we moved to that state it was like 24 hours and it was live. I agree, Apple getting in between developers and customers is going to be tenuous at best. I applaud your gumption for doing what you have to do in the early days of App Stores until the bugs get worked out.

    Lee 1/27/2011 3:17 PM
    I will continue to purchase my software directly from the developers website over the Mac App Store for this exact reason (among a few others).

    Andrew Fiorillo 1/27/2011 3:25 PM
    This furthers my skepticism of the mac app store. I like the idea of having a unified place for acquiring apps, but not at the expense of customer service, quality, and efficiency. I think I’ll stick to buying apps directly. I hope you guys keep that option available moving forward. Thanks for making sweet software!

    I am going to buy ForkLift directly through BinaryNights. How about you?

  30. Z. says:

    Oh ya, one more thing, let’s not forget the tax that AppStore charges. The following words are from another customer of Panic:

    Xander 1/27/2011 6:29 PM
    Oh—plus don’t forget that here in Australia we usually get hit with about a 20% “international tax” on the App Store that doesn’t happen when buying direct. An example from right here: Coda is USD$99 direct, about AUD$100.08… or AUD$119.99 from the MAS… meaning I’d have almost 20 bucks more in my pocket after buying it straight from Panic.
    Thanks, Apple! :-S

  31. Z. says:

    I just purchased directly through BinaryNights for the 2.0.6 release. :)
    But I noticed that the store website didn’t have the security lock sign showing on my Safari…

  32. Spaceman says:

    Has anyone gotten a response to your questions to BinaryNights tech support? They asked that we not post tech questions here but to email them. I did that 12 days ago but have not heard anything back yet. Just curious if that is other peoples experience.

    Regards,

    Spaceman

    • Z. says:

      Yes, here is the same. I sent them an email about tech questions back in December last year and yet still have not heard back from them.

      • Gly says:

        I have searched our mailbox for the e-mail address you provided on the blog but haven’t found your request. Could you please re-send it? Thanks a lot and sorry for the inconvenience.

        • Z. says:

          Thank you for trying. You have answered and fixed a lot of the issues I mentioned in my email last year as the released of 2.0.6. So I don’t think it’s necessary to resend it. I am using a different email address here, that’s why you could not find the email I sent in last year. Keep up with the good work. I really love ForkLift 2 and am looking forward to the future releases.

    • Gly says:

      Sorry for the delayed answer. I have dealt with your request straight away. Usually we try to answer every request as quickly as possible.

      • x says:

        Where is the Forum that you have announced?

      • Dominik says:

        I’m also waiting for a reply, sent a message to support a couple of days ago.
        Though I’m not asking for support but sent two feature requests:
        - a true fast viewer for F3, similar to what Total Commander or other file managers offer. A viewer who shows, regardless of extension, the content of a file in text form. I often use that and miss it in ForkLift. Especially the “Übersicht” function in ForkLift doesn’t show all files and worse, doesn’t offer a choice to mark content for copy/paste…

        - possibility to map the delete key to actual delete.

  33. Hallo says:

    Also ich sehe nirgendswo eine Möglichkeit wie bei Forklift 1.7.3 eine Verbindung zu speichern. Ich werde bei einem Neustart immer wieder dazu aufgefordert das Passwort erneut einzugeben.

  34. Hallo says:

    Sorry, da gab es wohl gerade ein Missverständnis. Ich nutze ForkLift2 (auf dem neusten Stand/Deutsche Version) – Ich habe eine Verbindung/FTP zu meinem Server hergestellt und diesen auch als Favorit abgespeichert – ich werde dennoch immer wieder aufgefordert das Passwort einzugeben, sobald ForkLift neugestartet wird.

    • Gly says:

      Kannst Du bitte folgendes prüfen:

      - öffne den Favoritenmanager (cmd-shift-F oder Favoriten > Favoriten einblenden)
      - Rechtsklick auf den Favoriten bei dem das Passwort nicht gespeichert wird
      - wähle Bearbeiten
      - das Kästchen vor “bei Verbindung fragen” muss deaktiviert sein

      falls das nicht der Fall ist deaktiviere bitte diese Option, trage das Passwort erneut ein und Speicher den Favoriten. Das sollte Dein Problem beheben.

    • Gly says:

      P.S: Please let’s try to talk english on the Blog so everyone can understand. Thank you!

  35. Hallo says:

    Danke – Habe diesen Haken echt übersehen.

    —-
    Another thing: Under Macintosh HD is it not possible to mark a folder or file with a label (Etikett). Nothing happen when I try it.

    • Gly says:

      This is most probably related to file/folder permissions. Please check the owner and access privileges of the items and modify them if necessary before adding a label.

  36. Łukasz says:

    Hello again! Is Forklift 2 still waiting for Apple approval? It’s been 2-3 weeks since you said that it was submitted to Mac App Store. I check every day and it’s still not there :)

  37. Peter says:

    I’m also curious when Forklift 2 will be available on AppStore. For me, this is ‘must have’ application and I will buy it as soon as it will be on AppStore so I will be really glad for any information about current progress.

  38. mudi says:

    ForkLift has been “In Review” since 27th of January.

  39. Paul says:

    I like Forklift 2, and would really like to see these two commands in the toolbar!

    COPY AS
    MOVE AS

    One selects files/folders then ask for another name before the action copies/moves to the other pane, and added to the queue if this option is selected in the prefs.

  40. Berend says:

    I have tried ForkLift 2.06b1.
    I have found a problem with column view and clicking on a favourite in the sidebar.
    The issue is:

    Click on a favourite in the sidebar e.g. Documents
    The favourite in the sidebar will be highlighted and the first column will display the contents of the folder.

    When you proceed to navigate in the Document folders the highlight in the sidebar will change: Macintosh HD will be highlighted. Then as you navigate further the highlight in the sidebar will revert to highlighting Documents for a split second.

    This is not the way column view works in Finder or Path Finder. It is also extremely disconcerting tot see the highlight in the side bar jumping around.

    When you start with a favourite in the sidebar in column view the highlighted item in the sidebar should remain fixed as long as I am navigating in the folder tree which has the sidebar item as ultimate parent.

    I’ve mentioned this many months ago in the forum but nothing seems to have been done.

    As far as I’m concerned column view as currently implemented is not particularly useful.

  41. Victor says:

    Hi friends!
    I bought FL2,(2.0.6) but unfortunately it has still bugs.
    shortcut F6 does not work time to time.
    some archives I can not open as a folder.
    in the same time in FL 1.7.8 it works in proper way. I mentioned about this since FL2 beta, but no any reaction.
    Guys you need work hard to fix common bugs ASAP.
    Good luck.

  42. Holger says:

    The last entry of the favorite list on the left side is sometimes missing (if scrollable). If you collapse and expand a folder it gets displayed correctly. Have you ever seen this?

  43. Holger says:

    There is a serious bug in FL 2.0.6 where the location of the tabs sometimes get lost after a standby on a mbp. It is reset to my home directory and I can go back with “back” to the last (correct) directory. The previous directory is usually on my local hard drive. This is very annoying.

  44. Holger says:

    Could you please respond to Peters request regarding Apples move bug:
    “… as a workaround – put “copy” and “delete” a file in the queue, so that only after a successful copy the queued action “delete” starts? The current situation is quite annoying with copying nested files / folders….”

    Thanks.

    PS: If these three bugs (42.-44.) get fixed soon I will buy a license.

  45. Craig says:

    Just evaluating this as a replacement for Pathfinder – initial impressions are that Forklift kicks ass! Couple of issues I’ve noticed:

    - File associations don’t appear to work (I want almost everything associated with TextWrangler!)
    - Dragging from a Stack to the desktop – the layout of files is such that they’re on top of each other (I thought only one file had been copied!)
    - Creating 2 FTP connections then dragging them to a folder in the Sidebar confuses the app (whichever one I click on attempts to open the first one created – so I can never open the second connection.) Works ok if I right click and ‘Open in new tab’ or ‘Mount as disk’

    I’m using the 2.0.6 (315) – do you have a list of ‘known issues’ – I love the features but I’m slightly concerned at the bugs given that I’m trusting my files to this!

    Thanks

  46. Josh says:

    What’s happening with ForkLift, there hasn’t been an update to this blog since 13 January? Has development stranded?
    There are a lot of bugs left that need attention.

    • Lebostein says:

      I think they have problems to publish Forklift in AppStore… It’s possible, that Apple reject ForkLift, because the program does not comply with standards? I don’t know….

    • Lebostein says:

      Am 18. Januar haben sie es eingereicht, mittlerweile ist es Ende Februar. Scheinbar ist Apple mit dem Programm nicht zufrieden und die Nachbesserungen nehmen viel Zeit in Anspruch. Ich find’s ganz gut, dass Apple mal drüber schaut. So ein Datei-Commander ist doch sehr systemnah und ich bin immer sehr skeptisch mit solchen Tools (habe auch selbst schon beim Kopieren mit Forklift 1.7.8 Daten verloren).

  47. Some1 says:

    Hey there!

    Could you please add the feature that when I once entered my admin passwd I don’t have to twice or more (like a sudo session in a shell)? And what’s not working (or missing feature) is the octal right indicator in the infowindow of any file/folder. If I want to change the rights of a folder (which has the rights e.g.: 742 ) and I want it to 777 I don’t want to tick each single box.

    Thx!

  48. Tebi says:

    Well, is there any chance to make this work as a file manager?
    I cannot even move files between volumes, so this is useless as a file manager (using 2.06).
    Rest of the “features” like FTP etc I am anyway using with a dedicated program.
    It is quite unfortunate and annoying that move files which was working in 1.xx is not working anymore in the new version!

  49. h1 says:

    First Sorry for my Bad English, i am from German.
    I tried out this Programm for two days now.
    But two Key features don’t work, prevent me to buy a Licence.
    This are:
    1. Disklets mount only in administrator accounts, but not in
    standard accounts.
    2. Droplets don’t Work, Finder Says: You can’t open the application
    blabla.app because it is not supported on this type of Mac (iMac Early 2006, Core Duo, OSX 10.6.6).
    Maybe it’s still in Beta Test…

    Greetings
    h1

  50. T says:

    Disklets still don’t work in Non-Admin-Accounts in 2.0.7!
    Any news when that will be fixed???

  51. Petr Slunecko says:

    Hello,

    I have recently switched to Mac and your file manager is best I have found so far (still missing TC though).

    I am wondering whether you would be willing to consider following features in future:

    - Option to switch to non-antialised fonts (that’s what I like Pathfinder for).
    - More options to tweak colors (I need dark background to reduce eye-strain).
    - Having ‘..’ within folders, as there is no faster way than to press enter to go up a level when you enter a wrong folder.

    Regards and keep up the good work.

    Petr

    I am sure I will come up with some other suggestions over time – is this right place to mention them at?

  52. dan says:

    is there an action is associated to CTRL + ESC? because the behaviour seems to be DELETE, but skipping the trash. I looked in Preferences/Keyboard shortcuts and there is no mapping for CTRL + ESC.

    • Max says:

      I found the same bug today and wanted to post it right now! It’s a little bit strange because after pressing CTRL and ESC the file/ folder disappears like it has been deleted. But if you reload -> the file/folder will be there again, so it’s not deleted. First time I hit CTRL + ESC I really got shocked because I thought I deleted an importend folder.

      greetings,
      Max

  53. Harry says:

    No blog posting for v2.0.7 release. Still no sign of the promised User Forum.

    Why are you so quiet?

  54. LMZ says:

    maybe devs are trying to push the app in the Mac App Store…

    • Z. says:

      That’s for sure.

    • Harry says:

      Hmm, everyone knows that after submission there are weeks of waiting. There is no ‘push’ a developer can make.

      So what’s happening guys?? Hello??

      • Some1 says:

        I think the duration of the approval depends on the app’s functions/contents. iStudiez (Mac) was in the App Store within a week.

  55. Dimitri Hautot says:

    That silence remind me about Disk Order. First application bought for my brand new home MacBook: lots of bugs, no upgrades…

    If you don’t post articles on the blog, if you don’t set up a user forum, then at least tweet some news. That would be nice!

    • Jonas says:

      I agree. For a while there were lots of updates, but now it just seems that the developers have gone underground. Please keep us informed of the progress.

  56. Some1 says:

    I experienced one very strange bug or side-effect of Forklift. I only got this once till now but today I saw it tree times, so I guess it will come back.
    When I have Forklift open, there is a task for Forklift (taking up to 5% of CPU usage) and sometimes there is one process that takes 60-80% of CPU usage, also called Forklift. The one time earlier I could fix that by quitting Forklift and opening it again, but today the task always came back. I tried to open and close Finder (always quit normally), but nothing changed. I then rebooted and changed the graphics-card (NVidea 9400 to 9600, Macbook Pro mid 2009 2,8GHz and 8GB RAM). Till now, the problem didn’t came back, so I don’t know if it was the GraCa or the reboot or any of them.

    Hope that helps a bit.

  57. Dominik says:

    @BinaryNights somewhere you have a spam leak – I get offered fork lifts in emails addressed to the address I only used (related to ForkLift) for registering ForkLift, writing you for support and posting in the one comment in this blog post.

  58. Tomaž says:

    When Fork Lift 2 come to Mac App Store?

  59. Lebostein says:

    @binarynights: you still alive!!?

    • Lebostein says:

      Very poor! I have many ideas, I see many bugs. I would talk and discuss with developers. But not in this form! This is a blog and not a discussion board. PLEASE OPEN A FORUM TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PRODUCT! Are you afraid? What is the problem??

    • Lebostein says:

      Why they are not interested in discussing with their customers?

  60. LMZ says:

    FL is in MAS!!
    congrats to all devs!

  61. Some1 says:

    Considering that it’s in the App Store now, do we have to buy it again to get updates (like Pixelmator, where as early adopter/buyer you pay 80€ instead of 30€ for App Store buyers…) or will we get promocodes?

    However, congratulations for your succeeds so far!

  62. Z. says:

    Buying it directly from the developer is much better than the stripped down version in the AppStore. Maybe it’s better to name the AppStore version “ForkLift 2 Lite” since it does not support disklets or privileged file operations. It means not all the apps can be deleted with ForkLift’s “delete App” function. Quoted: “@BinaryNights: No Disklets (macfuse) and No “privileged” file operations. That’s all.”

  63. mudi says:

    Hi Folks,

    I apologize for the silence but I have been too busy getting FL into the App Store and other stuff..
    I will explain it in the next blog post. Hint: just updated the about page: http://www.binarynights.com/about

    regards,
    Mudi

    • Harry says:

      Ahh, so you’re a one man show now. What happened? Not enough income to support 3 people?

    • Gary says:

      Seems only the captain remains with the ship? Very well, you have a good product and if you make the customers happy you will make money.

    • Dominik says:

      Interesting, waiting to hear what this is all about. I can see that a one man show has a harder job to code and at the same time maintain blog,twitter, setting up a forum etc…

  64. Z. says:

    Mudi, we support you! You can do it. You have a very good product. It’s just like PathFinder, Vim, and others, they are also one man’s work. As long as you keep working on it, don’t give up, you will succeed. Cheers :)

  65. Mudi says:

    I decided to setup an account at getsatisfaction.com: http://support.binarynights.com for those who missed our forum. You can have you voice heard ;)

  66. K4 says:

    Hi,

    I have problem. Column called “name” isn’t visible. I tried cmd+J to enable but without result. I have removed Forklift from my Mac and installed again – lack of resoult. I can see extesion, date modified etc etc generaly all columns I want but no chance for “NAME” column. I’ll appreciate for suggestion or solution.