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FileBoss Whole Home License (includes your Home Office)

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Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Windows Server 2003 and later
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Most importantly, FileBoss gives you the power you need when it comes to finding files meeting a very specific criteria, like date modified, long names, or specific paths. And with multiple tabs and tab groups, FileBoss can be configured to show you files in a way that’s most compatible with your workflow!

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Phil Tayler What does (include Home Office) actually mean? There's no mention in the accompanying details .....
Mar 21 2013 at 7:33am Copy Link
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Dexter Bell The FileBoss whole home license is good for all the computers in a single family residence including laptops and any computers used in a home office. In other words you don't need a separate business license to run FileBoss on the computers in the home office - they are covered by the single, Whole Home License.

Hope that helps,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 21 2013 at 2:34pm Copy Link
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Ralph Bressler Can FileBoss access my websites by FTP? Is their a built-in FTP client?
Mar 21 2013 at 6:39pm Copy Link
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Roberto i didnt know about this one. im in :)
Mar 22 2013 at 6:31am Copy Link
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TAPTRONIC Can this software detect duplicate files and can it also show ** folder ** sizes that can be sorted by size?
Mar 22 2013 at 8:00am Copy Link
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Joe McCormick I watched the 15 minute video on how to use program. At the end it briefly talked about the Dual button. It mentioned that it would be discussed in another video. I could not find the link to that video. If there is one can you post it here?
Mar 22 2013 at 8:30am Copy Link
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Dexter Bell NC Buyer asked:
"NC Buyer Can this software detect duplicate files and can it also show ** folder ** sizes that can be sorted by size?"

DUPLICATES
You can find duplicate files in a two different folders or down through single or multiple paths. For more on how to do this please see:
www.theutilityfactory.com...-files.htm
It is based on using Virtual Folders which are simply the results of a search. For more about finding files please see:
www.theutilityfactory.com...-files.htm

FTP
The current version of FileBoss does not include and integrated FTP client. And while it is one of the major modules that we will be releasing for the version 3.x series of releases we have not finalized the the full release schedule yet so I don't know when it will be available though probably not during the next six months.

Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 22 2013 at 8:38am Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Ralph Bressler asked:
"Can FileBoss access my websites by FTP? Is their a built-in FTP client?"

Oh great, I confused who asked which question. As I replied to NC Buyer (who didn't ask this question:

FTP
The current version of FileBoss does not include and integrated FTP client. And while it is one of the major modules that we will be releasing for the version 3.x series of releases we have not finalized the the full release schedule yet so I don't know when it will be available though probably not during the next six months.

Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 22 2013 at 8:41am Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Joe McCormick asked:
"I watched the 15 minute video on how to use program. At the end it briefly talked about the Dual button. It mentioned that it would be discussed in another video. I could not find the link to that video. If there is one can you post it here?"

The documentation for Dual Tab mode is admittedly scant at the moment. We will have the main documentation for it up on the website by the end of next week and the video shortly after that. Since you watched the other video you already know that we don't have Steven Spielberg or even Bugs Bunny on staff to help slick videos.

Two sentence summary. Click the 'Dual Tabs' button to force FileBoss into dual tab mode. Then click the 'Compare' button to perform a comparison of the the files in the two folders, newer, older, same, unmatched. Buttons on each tab's toolbar allow quick copy operations between the two tabs.

I apologize that this is tardy. I will see what I can to to get a better overview up on the website before Sunday and when done post the link here.

Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 22 2013 at 8:50am Copy Link
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TAPTRONIC Hi Dexter, my other question was about whether the software can detect folder sizes and if we can sort by folder size. This helps locate large files and folders full of files on disks that need to be cleaned up... You had answered the first question but then answered about FTP... :-)
Mar 22 2013 at 9:24am Copy Link
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Roberto while using double panes i have some issues.

could you reproduce? http://vimeo.com/62437014

switching from pane1 to pane 2 and back to pane1, the last selected file is opened.

same happens when going from pane1 to pane2, the second file goes to "change name" mode.

this happens with 3 of my computers (2xp and 1 seven). Is this a feature?
Mar 22 2013 at 10:36am Copy Link
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David Rambridge I use the comment field in the file attributes, but I cannot see anyway to view the comments field along with filename, attri, Date Modified etc.

Is there a way of viewing this field in the sandard display.
Thanks
Mar 22 2013 at 5:27pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Hi All,

The company that hosts our sever is having real problems that started early this afternoon (West Coast US time) so the website has frequently been so slow as to not respond and the email service almost non-existent.

Hopefully it will be fixed soon, but just in case we are working to bring up our backup site at another company's facility - but that will take quite a while.

Sorry for the inconvenience - what a great weekend for this to happen for the first time in over seven years at that provider.

Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 22 2013 at 6:58pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Roberto noted:

"while using double panes i have some issues.
could you reproduce?"

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Yes we can reproduce it on one of our computers here and it has been fixed. We will continue to test to make sure there aren't side effects to the fix (the problem was the side affect of another change) and release sometime tomorrow. I will post here when it is available.

Thanks much for the video: it really made it easy to quickly reproduce the problem.

Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 22 2013 at 7:02pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell NC Buyer wrote:
"...my other question was about whether the software can detect folder sizes and if we can sort by folder size."

While they can't be sorted by folder size the sizes can be seen after a virtual folder has been created. As soon as the website is fixed I'll create a blog post with pictures of how to do it along with some other tips about locating huge files. And when it is ready I'll post a link to here, though is is probably at least 12 hours away.

Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 22 2013 at 7:05pm Copy Link
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Roberto when i click between the tabs (having 2 panels), my cursor icon changes with a "paper" under the cursor. This happen in 2 of my 3 computers. Let me know if you can reproduce this issue too.

I click on the own tab below the command bar area.
Mar 23 2013 at 4:23am Copy Link
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Ralph Bressler Same thing happens to me. I also get bank file names in the tree and the main display occasionally. Sometimes I get the "waiting" circular, spinning thing under the cursor. This goes away when I click somewhere else. I sent an e-mail to Dexter. Still an awesome program!
Mar 23 2013 at 4:35am Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Roberto wrote:
"while using double panes i have some issues."

Probably a few others had the same problem. :-(
This has been fixed and the new version has been uploaded:
www.TheUtilityFactory.com/download
This is a quick install and will simply overwrite the current installation with the new version. No settings will be overwritten nor the current status.

Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 23 2013 at 11:01am Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Dexter wrote:

..."so the [our[ website has frequently been so slow as to not respond and the email service almost non-existent."

This was fixed Friday evening and all should be back to normal now. I really hope it is at least another seven years before this happens again!

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 23 2013 at 11:04am Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Ralph Bressler wrote:

"I also get bank file names in the tree and the main display occasionally. I sent an e-mail to Dexter."

That is a really strange problem! I've responded by email to see if we can find out what is going on. Our first step is recreate it for if we can recreate it we can kill it quickly. If not it may take a bit longer...

"Still an awesome program!"

Thanks always nice to see comments like that in the morning! It is almost better than money - well, almost but not quite!

Thanks,
Dexter
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The Utility Factory - Mar 23 2013 at 11:09am Copy Link
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Roberto Hello Dexter,

now the panes problem is solved here, and the tabs cursor issue is solved too.

is normal to have visible flickering while using fileboss? for example while switching from one pane to another?

best regards.
Mar 23 2013 at 12:33pm Copy Link
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Ralph Bressler Once again I have the same problem/question about the flickering.
Mar 23 2013 at 1:10pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Robert and Ralph,

"is normal to have visible flickering while using fileboss?"

Normal in that it does happen to varying degrees on different hardware? Yes. This is most evident when switching between different types of panes such as from a norml tab view to a tab containing a virtual folder but it does happen other times as well.

Normal in the sense that we are satisfied with it? No.
We are working on it. Most programmers would say, with justification, just turn Redraw off and then on after all is ready. Unfortunately the complexity of the UI doesn't make it that simple. We are, however, working on several different approaches to solve the problem but since the potential for side effects is huge each takes a lot of testing. Hopefully it will be smoothed out soon.

That was probably a way to long an explanation so here is the short version: We are aware of the problem on some hardware and are working to resolve the issue.

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 23 2013 at 1:22pm Copy Link
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Roberto Hello Dexter,

its not a problem for me, just curious about all was working as expected.

a small suggestion:

when switching from "left pane" to "right pane", if i click on the selected file (on red), i get a pane switch and a file rename action with just one click.

in another filemanagers, changing pane is a single action (never mind where you click), for renaming a file you have to click again.

does this have sense?

thanks for your responsiveness.
Mar 23 2013 at 1:38pm Copy Link
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Ralph Bressler OK, how about this. I just plugged in my camera. It comes up in the file tree and I can drill down through it. When I click on an level, the label appears on the tab but no files appear. This is an important one to me!
Mar 23 2013 at 2:05pm Copy Link
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Roberto my current issues with drag&drop and panels.

http://vimeo.com/62515984
Mar 23 2013 at 3:01pm Copy Link
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J S Hi Dexter, I'm glad to see that after I contacted Nico about Your new version 3 release, You & He were able to come to an arrangement about listing FileBoss v3 for a promotion on Bitsdujour.

For my memory and testing of FileBoss version 2 was a great file manager and hopefully and hopefully v3 wont disappoint.

The v2 promotion in 2008, until now is a very long time between offerings, so lets hope You get enough interest and takeup from today to make it worth Your while and spread the good word about a great product.

Cheers, J
Mar 24 2013 at 4:23am Copy Link
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Peter C1 2 Questions after reading the fine print as well as the license info:

Q1. Upgrades are included for 12 months, but can I assume: 1a: all updates until the release of version 4 will be free to the existing license holder?
1b: that version 4 wont be released within 12 months or in fact version 4 hasn't even been dreampt of yet?

Q2. As you use PLiMUS is it possible & how do I go about: 2a: buying a License for myself but not with the CreditCardHolder's name as displayed on my credit card?
2b: buying a License As A Gift for a relative or close friend?

Many thanks
Mar 24 2013 at 4:58am Copy Link
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Louis H Can anyone list the advantages of FileBoss over other file managers, such as DO, xplorer2, XYplorer, or the free Q-Dir?

From what little I can gather in a basic search for independent reviews of FileBoss, it's current strength resides in it's search and copy functions.

It is not listed in the current Wiki that compares various file managers, but that only means someone has not included it for comparison.

I am honestly looking for someone to sell me on this one.

Why do I need yet another File Manager?

And why FileBoss?

Thanks!
Mar 24 2013 at 7:01am Copy Link
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Ian G Software still sounds a little buggy for me.. will keep it in mind though. You seem quite dedicated to resolving issues fast.. will you continue this sort of interaction with user after the deal and release updates as required?
Mar 24 2013 at 7:15am Copy Link
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Tazzie I am having trouble finding how to set customized colors for the tree backgrounds in FileBoss. Due to sensitivity to light, I need to tone down/change white backgrounds on the computer. Does FileBoss have these settings? I really like how FileBoss has evolved. I tried it out years ago but at that time I really needed a more robust program, although I did like FileBoss. Thanks!
Mar 24 2013 at 12:11pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell David Rambridge asked:

"I use the comment field in the file attributes, but I cannot see anyway to view the comments field along with filename, attri, Date Modified etc.
Is there a way of viewing this field in the sandard display."

Not at the moment. The comments field you describe is located inside some file types such as MS Office documents. At the moment FileBoss works with files as if they were just huge globs of bites and doesn't care what is in them.

Around mid-summer FileBoss will be able to access the meta-fields within most graphics files (and use them for such things as renaming an sorting). After that will come more fields in other types of documents such as MS Office files.

So it isn't imminent but it is on the release schedule.

Thanks
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 12:26pm Copy Link
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Tazzie I can't find any settings to change the interface font ... is this possible yet in FileBoss?
Mar 24 2013 at 12:27pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Roberto wrote:
"when switching from "left pane" to "right pane", if i click on the selected file (on red), i get a pane switch and a file rename action with just one click.
in another filemanagers, changing pane is a single action (never mind where you click), for renaming a file you have to click again.
does this have sense?"

Yes it does make sense. I will make sure it gets corrected within the next week or two. Strange I use FileBoss more than anyone else in the world and never noticed it (probably because I usually click on the icon not the name). But neither has anyone else ever reported that behavior. But it definitely works the way you describe and it will be fixed.

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 12:29pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Ralph Bressler wrote:
"OK, how about this. I just plugged in my camera. It comes up in the file tree and I can drill down through it. When I click on an level, the label appears on the tab but no files appear. This is an important one to me!"

You are write. At the moment FileBoss works with the traditional file systems not plugin devices. We have a semi-working version that does (sort of) but it needs a more work and a lot more testing before release as the code has the potential for side-effects. I know this won't make you feel better but it is a facility I want too so I can access my smartphone, tablet and cameras! And since I run The Utility Factory I should be able to get what I want.!

Wish I could say when it will be released but the testing hasn't gone far enough yet to say - and we want to make it future proof, i.e. work with other devices in the future.

Thanks,
Dexrter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 12:33pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Peter asked:
"Q1. Upgrades are included for 12 months, but can I assume: 1a: all updates until the release of version 4 will be free to the existing license holder?
1b: that version 4 wont be released within 12 months or in fact version 4 hasn't even been dreampt of yet?"

1a is correct, we don't charge for point releases.

1b. 4 should be released about a year from now, though probably a bit more than that. We definitely dream here about V4, V5 and beyond.

But more than that the 3.x releases will contain a lot of new things and facilities over the next year: Version 3 was a rewrite of much of the major modules to that new features can be added more easily and with greater confidence and these will come out during the next year.

Talk about dreaming, Version 7 will allow you to just think about finding / copying / renaming a file and FileBoss will do it - even if the computer isn't turned on. Of course that will have to wait for technology that I hope somebody else is dreaming of. :-)

Q2. As you use PLiMUS is it possible & how do I go about: 2a: buying a License for myself but not with the CreditCardHolder's name as displayed on my credit card?
2b: buying a License As A Gift for a relative or close friend?

We will be gradually shifting away from Plimus over the next month or two. But for either question just let us know either before or after the purchase and we will be happy to change the license string for you. We don't do it now as when we tried it before with our automatic licesnse generation all sorts of junk showed up where the license string should be.

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 12:43pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Ian G asked:

"You seem quite dedicated to resolving issues fast.. will you continue this sort of interaction with user after the deal and release updates as required?"

Resolving issues is a very selfish attitude. FileBoss interacts an almost infinite combination of hardware platforms, versions of Windows and configurations of it all so that problems do arise and we try to solve them as quickly as possible. It is a fast changing environment and we are trying to stay ahead but sometimes we have to play catchup. I personally love support questions.

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 12:47pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Louis H asked:
"I am honestly looking for someone to sell me on this one.
Why do I need yet another File Manager?
And why FileBoss?"

That is really a hard question to answer since it really depends on what you need. If you need a toolbox with a bunch of tools to accomplish special tasks then there is no better than FileBoss (unless of course some other program as a specific tool that you need and FileBoss doesn't). In general FileBoss is aimed at doing heavy lifting for knowledgeable people with large file systems. So if a very simple file manger is for someone who doesn't use their file system much then FileBoss may not be the best choice.

If you shoot me an email at SupportTheUitlityFactory.com with specific things you need to do I'd be happy to let you know whether or not FileBoss can do that.

"Why do I need yet another File Manager?"
I keep asking that sort of question about bicycles, bowler hats and bottles of bourbon. And while I always answer myself with, "No", I still keep buying all three (perhaps just to annoy my wife).

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 12:56pm Copy Link
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Jan-Christoph Ihrens "If you need a toolbox with a bunch of tools to accomplish special tasks then there is no better than FileBoss (unless of course some other program as a specific tool that you need and FileBoss doesn't)."

Well, that's a brave statement, considering how sophisticated e.g. Directory Opus is. In the video I saw nothing I can't do with DOpus, and that's just merely scratching the surface of DOpus' capabilities. Could you tell me what I can accomplish with FileBoss that I can't with DOpus? I don't wear bowler hats, I barely drink alcohol, and because of my artificial legs I don't ride bicycles... ;-)
Mar 24 2013 at 2:59pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Jan-Christoph Ihrens wrote:

"Could you tell me what I can accomplish with FileBoss that I can't with DOpus?"
First I probably should not have been so flippant: it wasn't mean spirited just my fingers running ahead of my brain.

But I can't tell you what FileBoss can do that DOpus can not do because both can do so many things it would be difficult to do a complete comparison. If DOpus does what you need then that is the best for you. If FileBoss does what others need then FileBoss is best for them. Why can't I make a definitive comparison? Because there are over 200 pages on our website detailing the various things it can do and the ways it can be used. The video wasn't meant to explain all the tools but rather to demonstrate how to use the environment in which the tools can be used. (And I am no expert on DOpus nor any of the other file managers.)

There are a lot of great file managers available but as great as many of us not one, including FileBoss, is best for everyone.

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 5:57pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Tazzie asked:

"I can't find any settings to change the interface font ... is this possible yet in FileBoss?"

Not yet. This is one of the three major areas of emphasis for version 3.01 (in about six weeks). With version 3.01 all colors will be customizable and most, but perhaps not all, fonts will be scalable.

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 6:03pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Tazzie wrote:
"I am having trouble finding how to set customized colors for the tree backgrounds in FileBoss. Due to sensitivity to light, I need to tone down/change white backgrounds on the computer."

Well this is what I get for reading the recent comments from the bottom up! A really great reason. Please contact us via SupportTheUtilityFactory.com and I'll get the beta version (or even pre-beta version) to you when it is available, if you are interested.

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 6:06pm Copy Link
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Dexter Bell NC Buyer wrote:
"...my other question was about whether the software can detect folder sizes and if we can sort by folder size."

My grandiose plan for this ran afoul of time. But here is the way to do it without going into all the details of creating virtual folders.

Once the virtusl folder has been created such as by a 'Search Long Filenames...' command from the main menu, right-click over any folder and select 'Folder Statistics' from near the bottom of the popup menu. The dialog that appears has panes for a number of different statistics, the two most interesting for this are 'Folder-In' and 'Folder-Below'.

This dialog will stay open until it is explicitly closed so as you click on different folders in the left window it update to show the stats for that folder.

Really kind of stupid of us that with all that data available it isn't available in the 'Size' column of the contents window on the right nor is is a sortable criteria. It will be soon.

Thanks,
Dexter
The Utility Factory - Mar 24 2013 at 6:26pm Copy Link
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Andrew Tate How does it compare to XYplorer which I currently use as an alternative as it has bulk file rename and file compare functions that I like.
Mar 25 2013 at 1:30am Copy Link
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Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Dexter Bell: Thanks for your reply. I didn't want to disparage FileBoss, and I'm no fanboy of DOpus (although I like it very much and it never let me down), but statements like "there's no better than our product" always make me react in such a way... ;)

Well, I had a look at your website before writing my comment, but I just looked at the list at the "Home" page and didn't investigate it more deeply. FileBoss sure has nice features, but I'll stick with what I have. ;)

Nevertheless I bookmarked your website, since FileBoss is an interesting product.
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