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Macroplant logo icon thumb We've improved our store!

During the last week we've overhauled our online store. Our new store, powered by FastSpring.com, includes enhanced security, a cleaner user interface, multi-lingual support and additional promotions (you get an additional 20% off many products when buying multiple products at once).

Macroplant logo icon thumb Awesome Files 1.0.0 and Awesome Files HD 1.0.0 released!

A little over a month ago we quitely released Awesome Files & Awesome Files HD into the App Store. These programs are file managers for iOS devices. These apps offering a unique interface for organizing your files on your iOS device. You can select your files just like native iOS app icons or take advantage of the multi-touch capabilities and select multiple files by dragging a box with two fingers.

With Awesome Files Connect, a tiny free app for Mac (the PC version is coming very soon) you can browse your computer's files over your WiFi network using the Awesome Files interface.

Awesome Files can open and read all Microsoft Office files (Excel, Powerpoint, Word), PDFs, music, videos and iWork docuemtns. You can zip/unzip groups of files, save websites, create .txts, and easily send e-mails with attached files.

Learn more on our website.
http://www.macroplant.com/awesomefiles

Macroplant logo icon thumb PhoneDisk (Mac) 1.628

Update to PhoneDisk (Mac) 1.628 for Mac!

It includes a few bug fixes and two new features:
-Copy folders with files/folder to iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices.
-Use a custom name as the mount disk name.

Enjoy, and happy new year!

Macroplant logo icon thumb The lifehacker.com stress test

Lifehacker.com is great. They're write interesting stuff, they've got a huge following and they're one of the most respected blogs in the world . Around April last year, with an article about Pod to Mac they helped us discovered that when web hosting companies say "unlimited file transfer," what they mean to say is "unlimited file transfer, just not all at once." With the visitors sent from that article, combined with our steadily growing fan base, our servers were pushed beyond "unlimited." Shortly thereafter, we upgraded to a pricey new Virtual Private Server (VPS) and this VPS handled the punches beautifully for over a year.

Last Tuesday LH and the Phone Disk fans caught our servers on fire, again. We had over 40,000 visitors, 6 hours of downtime and a bottle of Champaign to celebrate. We love our visitors and don't want to keep them waiting so this weekend we upgraded our servers again. Having effectively doubled our site's capacity (and server expenses), we're hoping that this upgrade will hold steady for the next year.

With that said, behind the scenes we're quietly working crazy hours on two awesome new programs and hopefully they will light up our servers like never seen before. Combined, we've already spent over 10,000 hours working on these secrete projects. Now we're wrapping things up so be ready in mid-December and Q1 2011 for the release of these awesome new apps.

Macroplant logo icon thumb Phone Disk (PC) - 1.100

Phone Disk 1.100 for Windows now includes access to all iPhone App directories on any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad device.

Macroplant logo icon thumb iPhone Explorer (PC) - 2.100

We're very happy to annouce iPhone Explorer 2.100! We've worked very hard to build in new features which now allow this program to explore all of the apps on your device!

Enjoy!

Iexplorer4 icon thumb Pod to Mac - 4.007

New version of Pod to Mac, 4.007. A couple of minor bugs were reported, and promptly fixed.

Iexplorer4 icon thumb Pod to Mac - 4.006

New version of Pod to Mac, 4.006.
This includes various bug fixes, including ones that prevented some users from accessing the photos or iTunes backups.

Macroplant logo icon thumb PhoneDisk (Mac) 1.673

Phone Disk (Mac) - 1.673 includes some bug fixed.

Iexplorer4 icon thumb Pod to Mac - 4.001

Update to Pod to Mac includes a few bug fixes to do with looking up backups.