I’ve been using Interarchy since I first started using the Internet, though I seem to recall a brief tangle with Fetch in the early days (and again a couple of days ago). [Fetch’s running dog still drives me totally batty.]
Interarchy is one of my most-used and favourite Mac applications, but it seems to be widely ignored and neglected by other bloggers. Nothing else I’ve tried could come close for me to the elegance, power and ease of use though.
After a brief beta period Interarchy 9 has just been released: Nolobe – Interarchy – Advanced File Transfer Made Easy:
Interarchy 9 introduces over one hundred new and improved features, including a brand new protocol built upon SSH, numerous enhancements to the product’s award-winning interface, plus much much more.
I look after at least a dozen websites, and store backups on Amazon’s S3 service. Interarchy is how I work with all these sites.
I must admit that I don’t actually use all the features, but the tabs are cool — I love being able to drag files from one tab to another, for example to move them. Interarchy closely resembles the Finder: use Get Info to change Permissions, set an application for editing files directly on the server.
I like the new Path Bar and Side Bar, the new ability to copy an URL in a public format — for example the address of a file at
http://example.com/file.php on the clipboard.
Control click a file on the server (or your Mac — in the Interarchy window or the Finder) to call up a contextual menu offering various actions.
The Transcript and Transfer windows are always useful, but I haven’t yet set up any Workspaces. I use Workspaces extensively on OmniWeb, so expect to do this soon. I also haven’t yet used the Mirroring or scheduling features, but the Dry Run option allows you to test a mirror before making potentially destructive choices.
If you haven’t ever tried Interarchy give it a whirl. You may be pleasantly surprised.