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Software News : Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
Posted by glames on 2013/2/14 15:54:25 (3926 reads) News by the same author
Software News

Dir Me Up is now available for AmigaOS 4.1 computers.

Dir Me Up a software to explore and manipulate files, links and drawers of your Amiga.


Resized ImageYou browse quickly and easily the content from your hard drives, USB sticks or CDs with advanced features: browsing history, current path being accessible via buttons, multiple sorts, filters, preview (image, text)...

Handle one or several files: cut, copy, paste, rename, comment, manage attributes are some actions that you can perform easily. Of course, you can choose to click on icons, use a context menu or type the keyboard shortcuts.

Connect Dir Me Up with the best existing software on Amiga OS 4: video, music, internet are all pleasures you can enjoy by a double-click.

More details on our website.

You can download a demo allowing (only) browsing
here or there.

There are also two videos: 1st part 2nd part (French speaking but a few English written comments).

Dir Me Up, improve your Amiga!


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kas1e
Published: 2013/2/14 16:04  Updated: 2013/2/14 16:06
Home away from home
Joined: 09/11/2007
From: Russia
Comments: 9031
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
Tryed.

What i like:

- light
- small
- runs without problems after dbl-click
- something which can be usefull
- maybe someday will be one more filemanager ?:)

What i dislike:

- The first Image which spawning at running. Image not bad, just will be annoing if it all the time will showns on running. I hope it only in demo version ? If yes, then i will buy it just for sake of support :)

- images in toolbar not AISS ones. So, make a bit wrong feel and look. User need again understand in new software what all those buttons about, what all of them mean and so on. Of course buble-help, of course test-and-will-know, but still, AISS is done for that purposes

- When i close first image at start, then, i think about 2-3 seconds 100% cpu loading, everything else in system crawls and overloads, and when main window showup CPU reduce again to normal state

- Window with words "buy me full or try" seems with some "fade" effect, which of course nice for one/two tried, but will annoy pretty well if all system requesters in SW will shows like this :)

- maybe just a browsing for demo-version not enough, as for everything else i try i have "buy me", so i even can't test anything except browsing.

But anyway, one more quality SW, nice to check, and if first image only in demo versio, will also buy it as well.
glames
Published: 2013/2/14 16:13  Updated: 2013/2/14 16:13
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: France, Nantes
Comments: 240
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
@kasle,

Thank you for feedback.

The splash screen is also in the full version.

Glames
spotUP
Published: 2013/2/14 16:21  Updated: 2013/2/14 16:21
Just can't stay away
Joined: 11/26/2006
From:
Comments: 1485
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
I haven't tried it yet, but, NICE, filer has got some competition! =)
kas1e
Published: 2013/2/14 16:24  Updated: 2013/2/14 16:25
Home away from home
Joined: 09/11/2007
From: Russia
Comments: 9031
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
@glames
Quote:

The splash screen is also in the full version.


Sadly.. And no option to turn it off ? Imho it is necessary to not have splashes which will slow users work down. I.e. when user want to do something, he just dbl-click and want to do it right now, without 2-3-4-5 seconds of waiting + manual closing of window and so on. Besides it is not a game , but some kind of SW which one can use quite offten, so disabling of splashes is must imho.

In compare with all the other programms, splashes only here in demo versions. When user buy a full one, splashes disappear, or at least can be disabled. No one want to see the same image again and again and again :)
glames
Published: 2013/2/14 18:11  Updated: 2013/2/14 18:11
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From: France, Nantes
Comments: 240
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
ok

I'll do something about it on the next release.
glames
Published: 2013/2/14 18:21  Updated: 2013/2/14 18:22
Just popping in
Joined: 11/28/2006
From: France, Nantes
Comments: 240
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
Concerning AISS, it seems that I can't use it as it's a commercial project. Quoted from AISS PDF ( http://www.masonicons.info/resources/aiss412.pdf) "You may not use this work for commercial purposes" (page 5).
cha05e90
Published: 2013/2/14 18:31  Updated: 2013/2/14 18:31
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Joined: 03/10/2009
From: Germany
Comments: 642
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
Due to the fact that AISS is a standard ressource of AmigaOS 4.1 you don't need to *distribute* any pictures from the AISS repository but can assume that they are *already there* (accessible through the "tbimages:" assign). To check which image to use for what button you might use AISSview (from OS4Depot).
Most of AmigaOS 4.1 software use the pre-installed AISS imagary for their GUIs.
Joeled
Published: 2013/2/14 19:30  Updated: 2013/2/14 19:30
Quite a regular
Joined: 10/29/2008
From: Uppsala, Sweden
Comments: 806
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
I bought it and i like it. I hope it can be more like a filemanager in the future.
glames
Published: 2013/2/14 19:58  Updated: 2013/2/14 19:59
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: France, Nantes
Comments: 240
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
@cha05e90,

Yes, it's true but I think I'll check with Mason before doing it.
sofistisoftware
Published: 2013/2/14 20:45  Updated: 2013/2/14 20:45
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Joined: 01/01/2007
From: Latina, Italy
Comments: 209
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
AISS is a must to have, the splash window is boring, you could put a tooltype or prefs file to choose those features
kas1e
Published: 2013/2/15 8:02  Updated: 2013/2/15 8:02
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From: Russia
Comments: 9031
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
@Glames
Quote:

ok
I'll do something about it on the next release.


Thanks ! Just disable it for registered version by default + add an option in settings like "enable splash screen on/off".

Anyway, i buy a copy already in case of support. 10E its nothing anyway :)
glames
Published: 2013/2/15 9:31  Updated: 2013/2/15 9:31
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: France, Nantes
Comments: 240
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
@kas1e,

Thanks!
glames
Published: 2013/2/15 9:32  Updated: 2013/2/15 9:32
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Joined: 11/28/2006
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Comments: 240
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
@sofistisoftware,

There's already a prefs window in the software.
abalaban
Published: 2013/2/15 15:34  Updated: 2013/2/15 15:35
Quite a regular
Joined: 11/27/2006
From: Nantes, France
Comments: 892
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
@glames

I haven't tried it yet, but what I can say is that it's a great surprise to see you release such a software so close to the Ask Me Up release! Good work!

About the splash under some other systems that's quite common to have a splash screen displayed even for productivity software just the splash screen must be done while loading other parts of the software (like loading GUI imagery which is probably what takes the additional 2-3 seconds kas1e is pointing).
About the Imagery itself, I'm almost sure you could get permission from Mason if you ask for it (other commercial products got access to it). I agree that using that imagery will help a lot users to understand how to use the software. You can always provide your own icons and fallback to them if AISS isn't installed.

Keep up the good work!
glames
Published: 2013/2/15 16:20  Updated: 2013/2/15 16:20
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: France, Nantes
Comments: 240
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
@Alex,

Thanks

I don't always tell you all when we meet
logicalheart
Published: 2013/2/16 3:56  Updated: 2013/2/16 3:56
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Joined: 07/14/2009
From: Utah, USA
Comments: 239
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
A sample video of: DIR ME UP
glames
Published: 2013/2/16 10:15  Updated: 2013/2/16 10:15
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: France, Nantes
Comments: 240
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
Hello,

Thank you for this very well done video.

Glames
SinanSam460
Published: 2013/2/16 14:32  Updated: 2013/2/16 14:32
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 07/16/2012
From: Istanbul
Comments: 457
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
Dear Glames,

Just purchased :)

Looking forward to new versions with improvements...
glames
Published: 2013/2/17 9:52  Updated: 2013/2/17 9:52
Just popping in
Joined: 11/28/2006
From: France, Nantes
Comments: 240
 Re: Dir Me Up available on AmigaOS 4.1
@Sinan,

Thank you!
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