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Directory Opus 10 Pro

A Revolutionary Replacement for Windows Explorer

$89
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Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Windows Server 2003, 2008 or greater
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How many years have you been working and living with Windows? And how many of those years have been spent using Explorer as your primary means of managing files? Sure, it's not perfect and it has its quirks, but you've long learned to get along with them in order to get your work done. Well, today is the day that you liberate yourself from Microsoft's file manager and start to experience life the way it was meant to be - with today's discount software promotion, Directory Opus 10 Pro!

Directory Opus 10 Pro is a brilliant file manager with much greater power and functionality than Windows Explorer. With Directory Opus 10 Pro, you'll be greeted with single and dual pane file displays and trees that will have you navigating through your file system like a jet plane at an air race. Familiar tab-based organization lets you keep multiple folders open while enabling quick access with just a click. And, as you would expect from a high caliber file organizer, you can filter, sort, group, and search through your folders faster than ever before. There's even support for color coding and star ratings, stuff that should have been a part of Microsoft's system years ago.

When you lived in Windows Explorer Land, you used to have to launch associated programs to get an idea of what file you were examining. Directory Opus 10 Pro frees you from this tedium, giving you previews of images, documents, and more right inside of a dedicated Viewer pane! Additional features include the ability to view and edit file metadata and the power to rename, synchronize, and detect duplicate files right inside of the application! Best of all, full support for multithreading makes this the fastest file organization solution you've ever experienced.

Please note folks, the price listed above is an estimate based on current AUD->USD conversion rates. There may be some slight variation come promo day.

Review Written by Roger Thomasson
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Mappi75 Hope this deal comes soon as possible!
Apr 28 2013 at 4:48am Copy Link
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Michael R. This is my favorite everyday-directory tool, which I like very much...

Some smaller things though, I do miss a little in these everyday's tasks

1) When entering a non-existing directory, beside jumping to it's parent-dir or retrying I would like to see the option 'Create this directory'

2) I would like to open Dopus always with fixed directories when the desktop is double-clicked on, e.g. twice 'Computer'. I think there might be a way, but I was not able to find these options. Is there a way?

3) Especially I like the new copy-function, which allows to create a batch-file with different directories to be copied sequentially (and there is an certain-mode which remembers the warnings and continues. Unfortunately, as soon as a problem in one of these batches Dopus does not continue to the next directory in the list. It just stops. And every option which is set, e.g. "Rename old files" is only used for the current batch-entry and there is no way to define this globally for all the directories in the batch. Implementing a checkbox for doing this woud be nice.(Here also the option 'Rename new files' is missing).
I often came back after the initiation of an unattended copy after a certain estimated time and found out, that all the copy process has been blocked because of one little problem and it would last another half hour to do the rest. So this would be a time-safer...

Thanks for listening...
May 6 2013 at 5:13am Copy Link
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trek I'd like to set "List" as default folder view. I click "Set As Default Lister" in the "Settings" menu but when I close and reopen Directory Opus 10 the folder view is "Details". Is this a bug or a normal Directory Opus 10 behavior?
May 6 2013 at 5:13am Copy Link
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GP Software For technical support please visit http://resource.dopus.com
GP Software - May 6 2013 at 5:30am Copy Link
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SoftCollector A great tool – I already have one license. However, I would like to see improvement in handling devices with Android. Right now it is a hit and miss kind of deal.
May 6 2013 at 9:09am Copy Link
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Gr3gw I know no-one here knows me and therefore my reputation is not yet established, BUT I have been using Directory Opus for nearly ten years and think it is absolutely fantastic. I haven't explored all its functions and commands but am always pleasantly surprised when I need something and find it's already incorporated.

I unreservedly recommend this product.
May 7 2013 at 2:21am Copy Link
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Mappi75 Is the discount only for 1 license?

I thought i will get 50% off

1 / 2 or 5 license ?

can i buy two times ONE licence to get the full discount ?
(i need two)
May 9 2013 at 7:43am Copy Link
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govertz The best file explorer ever, it had it on my Amiga and now I have the Light Edition on my PC, and I love it.
May 9 2013 at 7:43am Copy Link
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Giganto Pithecus I'll second your recommendation of this product. I purchased it the last time it was on sale here and haven't regretted it for a moment. I also hold licenses to XYplorer and xplorer². They pale in comparison to Directory Opus.
May 9 2013 at 7:44am Copy Link
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Joe McCormick This is a good deal. You can install it on two of your computers.
I have been using the Lite version since 09/25/2012 that I purchased here at BitsDuJour. I paid $16.00 for it. It is very fast.
Much better then PowerDesk. I was thinking of upgrading from the Lite version to the Pro. One nice feature that is in the Pro that is not in the Lite is the ability to sync files and folders. It will cost me $40.00 to upgrade. So for $4.00 more, I can get the Pro. I can use the Lite on 2 lesser used computers the the Pro on 2 computer that I use the most.
May 9 2013 at 7:45am Copy Link
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Overtkill Like the previous post, I too have been using Directory Opus for a very long time.

This proggy is everything Windows Explorer wishes it was. I too thought it was waay over priced, when compared to similar programs like XYplorer, etc... The truth is that I have tried all the others, and none of them have half the features of Directory Opus.

If you are serious about file management, and you spend a bulk of your time in Windows Exploder or another file browsing utility, this is the tool you need. Download the trial and use it for a couple hours. You'll be glad you did. :)
May 9 2013 at 7:45am Copy Link
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Matzel Can I use the license for the German version?
May 9 2013 at 7:47am Copy Link
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HuangYe WuDeng I 'v bought this software months ago. And ,I think it will be helpful to you if you prefer using mouse other than the keyboard.
May 9 2013 at 7:49am Copy Link
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Mark Johnson I just want to echo the sentiment of others. I've been a registered user of Dopus Pro for quite a while now, and depend on it heavily every day. I also have licenses for a couple of competing products, but they don't scratch the surface of the capabilities in Dopus. It is worth the price.
May 9 2013 at 8:18am Copy Link
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Stew Cam I use my file manager more than any other software. Often I just need to perform some quite simple operations. Therefore I value a combination of speed and functionality. Directory Opus has functionality in spades but is somewhat bloated. Just look at the download size (26 Mb vs 2 Mb for Xplorer2). Also the price is relatively high.
May 9 2013 at 8:19am Copy Link
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Overtkill @Stew Cam

Its not so much about bloat, but more about more features. Directory Opus is in a whole other league than the other file manager tools. Believe me, I have tried them all and chose Opus for its advanced features and tool customization. There is no real comparison IMHO. Directory Opus blows them all away.

Thanks for reading...
May 9 2013 at 9:05am Copy Link
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HJ B When the evaluation version of the program is installed, it notes that:

FTP Advanced: Disabled
USB Flash Drive Export: Disabled

What are those features?
May 9 2013 at 12:12pm Copy Link
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GP Software Thanks all for your feedback so far!

To answer a few specific questions:

@Mappi75: The discount is for 50% off a single licence (which also includes a free laptop licence). You can use the discount as many times as you like.

@Matthias Walter: Yes you can use Opus in any of the supported languages including German.

@HJ B: Advanced FTP - enables features such as SSH and SecureFTP. USB export - Enables export of Opus and configuration to a USB or U3 memory stick (so you can have a portable version you can run on any machine).
GP Software - May 9 2013 at 12:56pm Copy Link
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T Raynor It's not cheap, but I put it on all of my PC's.
May 9 2013 at 3:23pm Copy Link
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David Morris I'm seeing a number of comments here saying that competing products such as Xplorer2 "don't scratch the surface" of Directory Opus. Can anyone be more specific? I've used and bought a number of similar products, and I find that just going by the screenshots and feature list here, Xplorer2 Pro appears to be far more functional. I'm not saying this isn't better, but so far I don't see how it's even a little better let alone A LOT better as others have claimed. I won't have the time before this deal ends to download the trial and do a fair comparison, so I'd love to hear some more specifics of what this does that Xplorer2 Pro doesn't. If I can be convinced I'd be glad to buy it at the deal price.
May 9 2013 at 3:23pm Copy Link
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T L How much can this do for me that I don't get with my xplorer2 pro license? Can it compare folders on a byte-for-byte basis?

Thanks!
May 9 2013 at 3:24pm Copy Link
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GP Software @David Morris/@T L: We don't really know anything about those other products so don't feel qualified to speak as to the differences, maybe some other people can help.

What we can do though is offer to honor the BDJ pricing if you would like to trial Opus first - just drop us an email mentioning this offer when you're ready to buy.
GP Software - May 9 2013 at 3:57pm Copy Link
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Valentina Wallace I just wonder how long does it take to receive the registration code? I paid via Paypal over 2 hours ago and still no email with the license details. Paypal confirmation arrived right away. Are there some problems with my order? Thanks!
May 9 2013 at 4:45pm Copy Link
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GP Software @Valentina: When you pay via PayPal your registration details are sent to your registered PayPal address (yours seems to be an aol.com) one. If you can't find it email us directly and we'll sort it out.
GP Software - May 9 2013 at 4:47pm Copy Link
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OryZ @GP Software: I am also interested in trialling Opus vs. other file managers I have, could the offer above be extended to include myself?

Thanks!
May 9 2013 at 8:59pm Copy Link
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Avi S @DavidMorris:

I also own licenses to Xyplorer, xplorer2, and Opus, and I also unreservedly assert the superiority of Directory Opus. After using the first two for some time I finally bought Opus, and here I finally found that the doors to true file-management freedom were finally opened.

I haven't prepared a detailed feature-by-feature comparison, but I'll present a few general points and some examples here which I hope will provide a flavor of the superiority of Opus. (Of course, it's possible that some of the features here have been added to Xy and x2 since I last used them, so feel free to check it out to be sure):

1] In Directory Opus, every single feature is implemented in a completely flexible and customizable way. For instance, one of the major features of all of these explorers is the dual-layout. But how does one efficiently adjust the divider within the dual layout, making more room for one side or the other according to need (other than with the mouse, which is inefficient and downright difficult on a laptop trackpad)? With Directory Opus, one can set keyboard shortcuts not only to toggle between the basic "one-column" or "dual layout" views, but one can also set keyboard shortcuts to shift the divider as required. I have keyboard shortcuts for a number of set possibilities (half-half; 25%-75%; 75%-25%), and then I have two other keyboard shortcuts that adjust the divider incrementally towards a specific direction, in 5% increments, each time I hit the shortcut.
Here's another example. Directory Opus allows using ctrl-mouseWheel scrolling to increase and decrease the font size of the filenames. This is very useful, and the others may support this as well (I don't recall). But what I find really impressive is that I can also assign keyboard shortcuts in Opus to set the font size to be a specific size, or to adjust it higher/lower incrementally. (This is critical when working on a laptop without an external mouse, because doing the ctrl-mousewheel thing on a trackpad is not easy!)

2] Renaming. Consider that Opus provides options to set what happens when you hit F2 to rename: does the whole filename become selected? Or just the filename without the extension? Or, do you prefer no selection, and just a blinking cursor at the front? Or, no selection, with the cursor just before the extension? Or, no selection, with the cursor at the end?
I often find myself needing one or the other of these settings, for a series of file operations, and I set it back and forth depending on my needs.
But the point is not this specific feature (though I do appreciate it), but rather that so much thought has been poured into Opus regarding the basic file operations like rename, so that even these basic features are so much more efficient on Opus than in other tools.

3] Macros. Opus has a very flexible built-in scripting language which allows common tasks to be automated very efficiently. For instance, I often find myself organizing directories with lots of files by putting groups of files into new directories. Normally, that would entail creating the directory, selecting the files, doing a "cut", entering the directory, doing a "paste", and then back to the original directory (or using the rather inefficient method of drag-and-drop). In Opus, I defined a single keyboard shortcut which pops up a dialog asking for a directory name, then creates that directory, and moves into it all of the currently selected files. Scripts like this can make file management so much more efficient.

Also, significantly, if you are a programmer, or if you like to use scripting languages like Autohotkey outside of Opus, you will be pleased to know that Opus provides a complete external interface allowing external programs and scripts to perform just about every possible Opus action, from outside of Opus. This is something that many major packages have today (e.g. Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat), but something which no other file manager offers, as far as I know. It's allowed me to write scripts for other programs which instruct Opus to perform actions based on the results or selection in those other programs. For example, I have a script for Voidtools Everything which takes all of the currently selected files in Everything and copies them to the directory currently open in Opus. This has saved me so much time!

4] Colors. All file browsers allow customizable use of colors to a certain extent. But Opus lets you do it all. You can define the colors based on any of the file properties, including EXIF data, or based on the metadata of Office files. So you can have Opus display all images above a certain resolution in one color, and all others in another color. Or you can have all office files authored by yourself in one color, and those by someone else in another color. And of course you can set colors according to when the files where modified, or when they were created, or according to what size they are, or according to whether the filenames match a particular regex.
Again, this flexibility is representative of the type of maturity we find within Directory Opus in all areas.

5] Use of volume names - external drives often get a different letter name each time they are inserted. And it takes time to go to the root, look over the letters, and figure out which drive we want. In Opus, you can use the volume names instead. So just typing $ in the path field provides a list of available volume names, or you can just type $HD19 to go straight to the drive with that volume name.
And, of course, you can have a keyboard shortcut to go straight to the diskonkey or external drive that you want, based on its volume name, and regardless of which drive letter it has been assigned.

This is a small sampling of the types of efficient, customizable, and useful features that are unique to Directory Opus.
May 9 2013 at 9:00pm Copy Link
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Valentina Wallace Yes, this is my email (an aol.com). I received only one email from receiptsgpsoft.com.au stating "Your order has been successfully recorded in our database. You have elected to pay via PayPal and if you have not made the payment directly online then you must now make the following payment to ensure that your order is processed." No more emails from GP Software, no license details. Is receiptsgpsoft.com.au your direct email address? If not, what is your direct email? Thanks!
May 9 2013 at 9:01pm Copy Link
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GP Software @Valentina: Contact us at sales@gpsoft.com.au

@Ory: Yes no problem.

To clarify the "trial" issue for others - we're aware that Opus is a big program and you may wish to trial it for more than the duration of this sale before committing to purchase. On the other hand, we can't offer this pricing indefinitely! To be eligible for the reduced pricing after the sale, you will need to:

a) post in this thread, before the end of the promotion, indicating your wish to trial the software first
b) when you're ready to purchase, send an email to sales@gpsoft.com.au referencing your post in this thread within 30 days of the sale period

Providing these two conditions are met we'll honour the BDJ discount.

Not sure we can say fairer than that! :)
GP Software - May 9 2013 at 9:36pm Copy Link
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Valentina Wallace My problem with receiving the registration code is solved. I am using Directory Opus now and really enjoying it. Still learning and discovering new features.Thanks for your help and for designing such a nice piece of software!
May 10 2013 at 1:23am Copy Link
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OryZ Thanks! I think that is VERY fair!

Appreciate this allot.

Hopefully you will hear back from me towards the end of the month.
May 10 2013 at 1:24am Copy Link
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David Morris @GP Software: "What we can do though is offer to honor the BDJ pricing if you would like to trial Opus first - just drop us an email mentioning this offer when you're ready to buy."

Thank you, that is a generous offer. I'm tempted to give it a try and at the deal price I would certainly consider buying it, but the regular price is a bit steep, especially considering I have a lifetime license for Xplorer2 and a collection of free alternatives on other machines.

@Avi S: Thanks for the details. I am a developer and some of those details are interesting while others don't really fit my use or interests.

I've done a bit of research tonight and read arguments on both sides. Some prefer Xplorer2 and other Dopus. I see where different usage patterns would favor one over the other. I've been quite happy with Xplorer2 but will give the Dopus trial a go and see what happens.
May 10 2013 at 1:25am Copy Link
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Craig S. I would also like to be included in the offer to trial the software before committing to purchase at the BDJ sale price.
May 10 2013 at 1:25am Copy Link
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Danny One can purchase the option USB/U3 export later?
May 10 2013 at 1:26am Copy Link
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Steven Avery Hi,

Ok, some of those strengths, especially macro and scripting and external call strengths, sound interesting, although I'm still not sure if my usage is enuf to justify.

Will give it a try (this is my announcement!)

Steven
May 10 2013 at 1:26am Copy Link
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Silvernine @ GP Software
Woah! That's amazing! I would like to trial this program first as well. Thank you.
May 10 2013 at 1:26am Copy Link
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GP Software @Danny Thys: Yes you can add the USB licence on at any time.
GP Software - May 10 2013 at 1:43am Copy Link
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Laga Mahesa Just piping in to voice my support. I've been using Directory Opus since its Amiga days - where most people will doggedly stick with their choice, I like to check out the competition occasionally. So far, DOpus remains king.

My most frequent usage cases:

- buttons to fix JPEGs by a) setting the filestamp to the EXIF shooting time, and b) rename them according to filestamp, and put them in directories by year, month and day.
- FTP/SFTP for iPhone hacking, webdev and for work.
- Synchronize dropbox master between work and home copies.
- Synchronize permanent backups.

I cannot recommend DOpus enough. I just wish there was an OSX version, as this is the only thing keeping me on Windows.
May 10 2013 at 7:26am Copy Link
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Rocketeer @Gp Software I would like to trial your software against other file managers please
May 10 2013 at 7:26am Copy Link
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John Brown I wish to trial the software first. I already own xplorer2 and before I lay out more money for a similar program I'd like to make sure it is worth the upgrade.
Thank you.
May 10 2013 at 7:27am Copy Link
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SoftCollector Dear All,

1. I have been using DO for two years now. Before that I used Servant Salamander, which with its simplicity and power, is still, in a way, my favorite. I had to switch to DO for one reason only: you can have more than 10 (actually as many as you like) favorite folder shortcuts to place above the folder panes. With SS this is not possible at this point.
2. Apart from that, it is true that DO is very comprehensive and (potentially) more powerful than other file managers out there, but its learning curve is very steep. Simply put: you will find it continuously difficult and aggravating, trying to learn how things work, if you venture to use some of the more complex features. In essence DO is also a programming tool, as you have to program it to do certain things, if you so wish. Please, note that I spend 10+ hours in front of my computer every day, and my knowledge of software is way above average.

Kind Regards,
SC
May 10 2013 at 7:28am Copy Link
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smgcircle I would also like to take advantage of the "30 day sale price" offer.
May 10 2013 at 7:28am Copy Link
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CL @GP software:

Can you please include me in your trial before buying offer.
Thanks
May 10 2013 at 7:28am Copy Link
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Leo Davidson (Disclosure: I work on Directory Opus.)

@Stew Cam:

"Directory Opus has functionality in spades but is somewhat bloated. Just look at the download size (26 Mb vs 2 Mb for Xplorer2)."

Comparing the size of the installers is a bad way to judge things.

The F1 help for Directory Opus is over 7MB, compressed, which makes the manual alone larger than Xplorer2. Why is it so large? Because it's full of screenshots that help explain how to use things. Does that extra space slow anything down? Nope.

Similarly, the bulk of the main program's file size is graphical resources which do not slow things down and don't even get loaded into memory unless they are actively in use.

If you're trying to fit the program on a floppy disk then the manual and graphical resources might be an issue, but it's 2013 and a few MB of disk space are worth it for a rich UI and manual.

(The 64-bit installer is larger because it includes the 32-bit version of the program as well, in case you wish to export it to a USB stick for use on 32-bit computers.)

(When exporting to USB, you can choose not to include things like the manual, toolbar background images, plugins, etc. if you need to save some space there.)
May 10 2013 at 7:37am Copy Link
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Avi S Another killer feature in Opus is multi-level sorting. In all file managers, one can click on a column ("name", or "date", etc.) to sort. In Opus, after sorting by one column (say, "date"), one can alt-click another column to add a second-order sort, and then alt-click on a third column to add a third order sort.
May 10 2013 at 7:37am Copy Link
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Jason Tsang Hi, Would like to trial this software first.

@GPsoftware, given the major release history in Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/w...ctory_Opus
A major release every 3 years.

Are there any plan for a major release next year?
May 10 2013 at 7:38am Copy Link
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OryZ I'm not sure I understand, is the USB features not part of the single pro license? And if not, how much would it cost?
May 10 2013 at 7:39am Copy Link
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Tomasz Lisowski I know I am rather an old PC user :), but to be honest, most of these features, as listed by Avi S I can find in Total Commander or one of its plugins, and after having bought a license some 7-8 years ago, I never needed to pay for an upgrade ...

IMHO, it is a bit hard then to justify a purchase of Directory Opus 10 Pro, even if it shines better, looks more modern or has a feature or two more ...
May 10 2013 at 7:39am Copy Link
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Flo Please include me in the extended trial offer as well. Interested in a possible purchase, but I will need a few more days to test. Thank you for this offer!
May 10 2013 at 7:39am Copy Link
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Innuendo @All,
You are reading Avi's examples and applying too narrow of a scope. Yes, you can do every single thing he listed, and no, you may not have need to perform those tasks he listed.

But what Avi was trying to convey is that whatever you use a file manager for, no matter what the task, each of those functions in Directory Opus are just as powerful and just as customizable as the tasks Avi listed.

Go to the the GP Soft site and download the manual. It is 848 (!!!!) pages of awesomeness detailing how you can customize nearly every single aspect of the program *and* control it all with scripts and macros. You can even customize what shows in the file infotips for goodness sake.

No, this is not a file manager, my friends. This is a file manager construction set. The default configuration is a framework closely representing Explorer. What you transform it into is limited only by your imagination & capacity to learn.

Choosing a file manager is similar to choosing a religion. What's right for you may not be right for the person next to you, but if Explorer can't perform the tasks you need it to or your current third-party file manager seems to be lacking lately then give this one a try.

I understand price is a concern. It's more expensive than some others, especially once you factor in the upgrade policy. I'm as big a fan of limetime upgrades as anyone else, but the trade-off is that with this extra income the author is able to treat this as his full-time job. This means new features and bug-fixes come at a very quick pace. There's even been more than a couple 'major' features added to DOpus v10 that a lot of other authors would have held off till a major release so they could charge an upgrade fee.

DOpus is not for everyone and while in it's default configuration state it's very powerful, you'll only truly start to reap the full benefits of the program if you are willing to learn to customize things or at least cruise the DOpus Resource Centre to make changes to your configuration from the examples posted there.
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Avi S Following up on @Innuendo's post, I'd note that just one year ago, when I first purchased Dopus on BDJ, I posted a couple of feature requests to BDJ (you can see them in the archive), and, indeed, they have both been implemented since! (The first regards title bar customization, and the second regards the interface for keyboard shortcut selection). And over the year a number of additional feature requests of mine have been implemented as well.

Overall, I would really like to underscore how much we benefit from the fact that the Dopus developers are dedicated full time to this project. In addition to their very quick implementations of feature requests, as noted, they are also *extremely* responsive on the forum. Technical questions are generally answered by the developers themselves within a couple of hours. This applies especially to issues of macro writing and scripting: the user is not on his or her own with the script writing; at every step of the way one can appeal to the Opus developers, who are always happy to provided snippets of working code customized for the specific task at hand. This is what makes the scripting practical. And this seriously reduces the learning curve that was mentioned above.
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David Morris Okay, I'm taking a leap of faith here and just purchased Dopus. I played around with the trial *very* briefly last night and while I didn't immediately see anything earth-shatteringly better than what I get from xplorer2 Pro, I've read enough reviews and comments by others to make me feel like it's worth the investment.

Thanks GP Software for the extended sale opportunity even if I didn't ultimately take advantage of it.
May 10 2013 at 1:38pm Copy Link
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GP Software @OryZ: The USB licence is an additional cost ($10) since this actually gives you an extra licence to use Opus simultaneously. You can add this on at any time.

@Chong Lee: Yes you can do this, the licence is per physical machine, and you can use 32 and 64 bit versions interchangeably.
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DrTeeth I'd also like to be on the extended trial offer.
May 11 2013 at 12:48am Copy Link
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Tony Martin I would like to try out the Directory Opus software. I have Xyplorer and Explorer 2 to compare it against. Thank you for the very generous 30 day extension to the offer.
May 11 2013 at 12:49am Copy Link
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Eric van Bouwel Sir,
Please include me in the extended trial offer as well. Interested in a possible purchase, but I will need a few more days to test. Thank you for this offer!
May 11 2013 at 12:50am Copy Link
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Joe McCormick Yes, I would like to trial Opus 10 Pro for the 30 days for the discount. I already have the Opus 10 Lite and am pleased with it.
I need more to time to trial the Pro version to see if it has some features in it that I want that are not in the Lite version.
May 11 2013 at 12:50am Copy Link
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Sweet Soft Best software on my PC, been using it for years i'd be lost without it.
May 11 2013 at 12:50am Copy Link
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Vcannavo Please include me in your "30 day trial before buying offer".
Thanks
May 11 2013 at 12:51am Copy Link
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David Vaughan I think I will give it a spin too (please add me to the list).
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Alien Jesus I'd like to Trial this app and take advantage of the discount before the trial is up.

Thanks for making such a generous extension to what's already a good deal.
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DroidLuvr I don't know if everyone in Australia has gone to bed or not, but I have a couple of quick comments/questions - one is developer specific, but the others are open for all my co-BDJers :-))

#1: I do wish to have a trial of this for longer than this offer, and I will gratefully accept your offer of a 30-day extension to try this software!! While it is a generous offer which I greatly appreciate!!... I'm just a little curious why don't you just offer a 30-day return period instead as do most vendors here?

#2: The FTP add-on for $10 more hasn't really been mentioned in all these comments (at least I missed it if it was...) Can someone detail that a little more?

#3: I'm mostly concerned about the general "speed" of this software compared to its competitors. While I have a relatively new laptop, with an Intel i7 processor, Win7 64-bit, and 8 GB of RAM,I have been using xyplorer, I'm also just not really happy with its performance: it just seems miserably slow on my PC :-( So slow, in fact, that I end up using plain old Windows Explorer unless I want to use a "custom" feature :-( [ABSOLUTELY NO OFFENSE TO xyplorer: despite its awesome features, lifetime license, and very helpful developer, how do you really troubleshoot "slow"??

Bottom line: while the price of DOpus is a quite steep, especially since there isn't any type of long-term license, if it will perform at a speed that my hardware should handle, you will definitely be getting a purchase from me. I just haven't had enough time to try yet!

Thank you!!
May 11 2013 at 12:54am Copy Link
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Juan Badillo @GP Software I just read about the 30 day trial extension. I would love to be part of it. I've been looking at the product for the last 2 days and just read your comment about the 30 day extension. Thanks!
May 11 2013 at 12:55am Copy Link
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Amar Singh Hi, I too am interested in the discount offer + 30 Day trial extension. What does one need to do for getting this bundled offer? Thanks.
May 11 2013 at 3:39am Copy Link
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VLM Please include us in the 30-day trial. Is there an official "day one"?
May 11 2013 at 7:24am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson @ VLM

Regarding "us" - Each individual must post separately to take advantage of the GP Software trial extension.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 11 2013 at 7:27am Copy Link
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Elvin Hartman Please add me to the likst for the generous 30 day trial discount extension. Directory Opus 10 Pro. Thanks
May 11 2013 at 7:29am Copy Link
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Germain Lavoie Like to be added to list for 30 days trial extension for Opus Pro 10.
Using version 6 and sure there's a lot more updates since.
Is the 30 days based from today's date 05/11/13 (may be last day for offer)?
Thanks!
May 11 2013 at 7:31am Copy Link
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Peg I would like to try the generous offer of a trial before purchase at this BitsDEJour price. Thank you.
May 11 2013 at 7:31am Copy Link
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Nathan Smith @ DroidLuvr: #3 Not really sure what you exactly mean by being "slow" but it has worked flawlessly on all PCs I have used it on. Even at work when trying to access network drives with a massive amount of data it was able to display/navigate a lot faster than everything else I tried: explorer, xyplorer, total commander.
May 11 2013 at 7:32am Copy Link
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Mappi75 @GP Software

you said:
"@Mappi75: The discount is for 50% off a single licence (which also includes a free laptop licence). You can use the discount as many times as you like. "


Is there any disadvantage when i buy two times two license ?

I bought

1 x two license with 2 x FTP & 2x USB Stick support

can i buy this again with my same email adress, i did only get another registration code - thats all?

Or is there a downside ?
May 11 2013 at 7:32am Copy Link
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Cindy Johnson I am also interested in the 30 day trial. Just installed the trial version and so far I am quite impressed.
Thanks!
May 11 2013 at 7:33am Copy Link
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Jeffrey Sherman Please include me as well in the 30 day trial of DOPUS. Thank you for offering this.
May 11 2013 at 7:33am Copy Link
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Roberto Where i can get information about the ftp addon or the usb module?

I'm confused now.
May 11 2013 at 7:33am Copy Link
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Howard Ruderman Are there any programs that you are aware of that are compatible with windows explorer (in my case Windows 8 o/s), but incompatible with Opus?

This would not put me off Opus, but I may consider uninstalling the incompatible program!
May 11 2013 at 7:34am Copy Link
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Con Fusia for those who have used xyplorer and prefer dopus. what are the advantages that you see the latter having over the former?
May 11 2013 at 7:34am Copy Link
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Roberto I think the choice depends of the user preferences. I bought TC, ZTreeWin, Opus, XYplorer, xplorer2... and I use the last one because i feel familiar with it.
May 11 2013 at 7:35am Copy Link
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Kimbe Lee a) I would like to trial Directory Opus for the extended period of 30 days
b) when I'm ready to purchase, I will send an email to salesgpsoft.com.au referencing my post in this thread

Thank you
May 11 2013 at 8:39am Copy Link
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PBMCMLXXI Please also include me in the kind offer you have provided. I would also like to trial this programme a little longer, with a view to purchasing within the next 30 days. Thank You.

BTW initial thoughts are a really nice programme, so much configuration. Will look through online help to configure one aspect.
May 11 2013 at 8:40am Copy Link
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VLM GP Software - Regarding "us", the one and only computer in question is owned by our congregation, not by me personally. So I routinely (and properly) say "us" wherever I go. :) But rest assured that it is one machine with one user. :):)
May 11 2013 at 8:42am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson @VLM

Thanks for clarifying!
BitsDuJour Admin - May 11 2013 at 8:42am Copy Link
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PBMCMLXXI @GP Software, your forum does not seem to let me post even once registered on there. I am interested in having this question answering please..
Is there away to disable autoplay of media files in the preview pane (viewerpane)?
I like the preview pane enabled as it's great to preview files etc at a glance, however everytime I click a media file .mp3 etc it automatically starts to play the file. Is there a setting where I can disable Directory Opus automatically playing the file? I don't mind the file loaded in preview ready for me to click play, just it's autoplaying I would like to stop.

Many Thanks.
May 11 2013 at 2:08pm Copy Link
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Mappi75 Hi!

Is that right?

I cant buy an Upgrade from 2 to 5 license or FTP or USB Addon and pay with Paypal ?

Do you support only creditcard?

The main-buy of DOpus works with PP, but Addons (later) didn't work with PP?
May 11 2013 at 2:09pm Copy Link
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Avi S @DroidLuvr:
I find Opus to be blazingly fast. (I run a setup similar to yours: i7, Win7.

This is true even regarding a number of directories in which I store tens of thousands of files. Windows Explorer can barely handle such directories - it pretty much freezes whenever I navigate to them - and in contrast, Opus handles them with ease.
May 11 2013 at 2:09pm Copy Link
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G Nowhere Please also include me in the kind offer you have provided. I want to compare it with xplorer2 which i own and decide...thanks.
May 11 2013 at 2:13pm Copy Link
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Daniel Jones Please include me in the extended 30-day offer.

I have a question about the USB export license:

If the USB device I have used to export the program gets damaged / unreadable, can I use the same USB export license to export to a fresh USB device?
I have had a couple of thumb drives gone bad in the past, thus the question.

Thanks.
May 11 2013 at 2:13pm Copy Link
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Germain Lavoie Another question to clarify. I know about having software installed in one physical PC with multiple OS's.
Do you use one install for 32bit and one for 64bit?

That is, you install proper bit version and use SAME license code given to activate programs?
May 11 2013 at 2:14pm Copy Link
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Leo Davidson @Mappi75's question about using PayPal to buy add-ons later on was also posted to the forum and answered there, for anyone else: http://resource.dopus.com...=3&t=19360

@Daniel Jones: If your USB export is lost/damage, you can create another one without any problems.

@Germain Lavoie: Licences are the same whether 32-bit or 64-bit. If you have a mixture of machines (or dual-boot different OS on the same machine) then it doesn't matter, provided you have enough licences to cover that many physical machines. (A single Opus Pro licence includes an extra personal laptop install. Additional licences can be added if needed.)
May 11 2013 at 4:48pm Copy Link
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Joe Mira Please include me as well in the 30 day trial of DOPUS.
May 11 2013 at 4:49pm Copy Link
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blueroly I have been an Opus user on the PC for about 5 years and was a user on the Amiga for as many years. I use this program on a daily basis and haven't stopped customising it since day one. Almost every day I will discover a new feature or command to simplify even the simple tasks thanks to the amazing staff and users on the forum.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this yet but one of the greatest features of Opus, which AFAIK, is unique to Opus, is "flat view".

Browse to a folder and select flat view mode, this will display all files and/or folders below the selected folder. Go into filter box and select from an automatically generated list of file extensions found within these folders to quickly filter out any files or folders. Alternatively, enter a wildcard to filter out more specific filenames (i.e. "File*.txt" or more complex ones like (*.gif|jpg|bmp) which will filter out all of these images types.

Another great feature, and another personal favourite, also not mentioned here, is the ability to Alt / Shift / Ctrl double click a file or folder to perform different actions. For example, I double click on any image to preview it using the built in viewer, Alt double click will open it in Photoshop and Ctrl double click opens it in MSPaint. These can be assigned to any filetype or folder. A super feature.

The greatest part of all though is the forum... for the level of service you receive, not just from dedicated staff but also from some awesome users, Microsoft would charge more than the price of 10 licences for it. Thank you guys.

For anyone who says Opus is expensive, even at this discounted price, personally I would pay the full price annually, I rate it that highly. I realised I forgot my USB version when I arrived at work one morning and drove home and back (75 miles) because I couldn't face using a PC without it.

Hopefully this may convince at least one more person to purchase a licence. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.
May 11 2013 at 4:49pm Copy Link
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VLM I have located the tutorials listed in the forum under Downloads. But I also have some links in my bookmarks to older tutorials (videos) on several topics. For example, I have http://resource.dopus.com...lbar1.html. This still loads just fine. But when I try to back up the link to "videos", I receive access forbidden. And when I try "files", I see a blank browser tab. Are more tutorials / videos stored somewhere, and if so, where please?
May 11 2013 at 4:50pm Copy Link
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Zoran Paljevic Installation, integration, applying certificate file- went fine, this software could be really useful as it has concept BUT:

I cannot believe that max thumbnail size stuck at 256px., shame..

Software like should allow greater thumbnail customization and allow 500px at least. Personally, if this option was giving up to 1000px I'd set 800px in two rows and speed up my photo works and selection so much.

Because of that and having in mind that there's ton of marginal functions at the same time I decided to drop this software and uninstall..
May 11 2013 at 5:46pm Copy Link
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GP Software @Zoran Paljevic: Maximum thumbnail size can be increased up to 4096px setting the max_thumbnail_size Advanced option in Preferences (http://www.gpsoft.com.au/...vanced.htm).
GP Software - May 11 2013 at 5:55pm Copy Link
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PortablesFan I may trial it as well... Currently a XYplorer and plain ol' Windows Explorer user (I know, I know...), but this might be helpful for me. I've certainly heard a lot about it.

Thanks for the time extension!
May 12 2013 at 2:20am Copy Link
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Rick Truell GP Software: "a) post in this thread, before the end of the promotion, indicating your wish to trial the software first"

I also would like to continue trialing DO before making a decision. Please add my name to the list of those eligible for the promotion price after the end of the promotion. Thanks.

"Not sure we can say fairer than that! :)"

I'll say. Your offer to extend the promotion price for a month to allow extended testing is, I think, the best "deal" I've ever seen on BDJ! Plus, you've kept extending the deal so that this is the 3rd (4th??) day the deal has been available...also I believe something of a record. Your generosity in this matter and the responses you've given to questions speak as loudly in your favour as do the praises posted here the last few days by users of DO.
May 12 2013 at 2:20am Copy Link
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J S Does the deal include Upgrading from v10 Lite to v10 Pro?

Why? Because I bought the Lite by mistake last time (September 2012) and it would appear that the Upgrade price WiTHOUT coupon is almost identical to the Pro price with Bitsdujour coupon.

I already own 1 other Pro license and have tried to send 2 comments during this May 2013 promotion period, but thecomments have been blocked by the "screening" [mentioned at the bottom of this comment box] although I really cant understand why they where blocked as they asked for Your assistance.

Hope this time that my comment will get to you.

JS in OZ
May 12 2013 at 2:21am Copy Link
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Jbl430 Count me in on the 30 day trial.
May 12 2013 at 12:05pm Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson Ok folks, thanks for participating! This offer is now expired, that includes the 30-day trial offer from GP Software.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 12 2013 at 12:07pm Copy Link
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GP Software For those who requested the extended trial, please note you have only 5 more days to take advantage of this offer.
GP Software - Jun 7 2013 at 3:49pm Copy Link
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Danny @GP Software,

It's a top software! Meanwhile I'm a proud OPUS Pro user!

Thank you very much!
Jun 7 2013 at 11:27pm Copy Link
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Bruce McCormick I CAN'T afford this software until it gets promoted here again!!! There is nothing better, and if you are in a better financial situation than I, I suggest buying it ASAP.
Aug 18 2013 at 12:14am Copy Link
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Frantz DORILAS I'd love to see this software discounted again ASAP. I missed out on it last time, that won't happen again !
Oct 18 2013 at 2:55am Copy Link
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Bruce McCormick Anyone hear of any Black Friday or holiday discounts on DO?
Nov 26 2013 at 5:59pm Copy Link
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Chris Dino Waiting for a Deal on this. Sad to have not heard of a Holiday deal yet.
Dec 5 2013 at 10:31am Copy Link
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Mappi75 Since Today you can buy version 11 of DOpus!

Hope we will soon see a deal here on bdj :)
Mar 4 at 4:22am Copy Link
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Loco78 * Hello
When the program is the promotion
Regards
Jun 15 at 1:58am Copy Link
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Rached N. Any deal planned or coming soon?
Aug 21 at 10:16am Copy Link
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Please note that all comments for this promotion will be screened before posting. It's nothing personal, just a step we have to take because of a few bad apples last time around.

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