A big push this week to get an early version into a few testers’ hands today for an early alpha of file_wrangler_2. I’m very happy to have the program to a point I’m ready to share with a small group and after using it for a while, it is difficult for me to use other, similar programs again including my own! It is my hope that the interface I’ve developed will become a distinguishing “signature” for my utility software, so it is important to me to get it right.
It is currently running on 10.6, but 10.5 compatibility is my intention. There are some features that have been requested in the past that will not make it into the 2.0 release, but the groundwork is laid for introduction in 2.1 or 2.2. I need to make sure the foundation of the program is solid, especially with regard to the new user interface, before committing further development resources into feature additions.
I can’t help but feel a little nervous, having reached this milestone. I know a lot of people around the world have come to enjoy the original “file_wrangler” and continue to use it to this day. Nobody’s expectations for the program are higher than my own, and I certainly do commit my time and energy toward the goal of delivering a solid product with outstanding customer support.
If you have previously made a PayPal donation to file_wrangler_2 development and would like to give early feedback on the new version, drop me a line and I’ll send you a copy.