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Platforms: Windows XP, 2003, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit), 8 (32 and 64 bit)
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Have you ever lost data because your external drive didn't disconnect properly? Ever found yourself staring at a flash drive that won't stop blinking, frozen because you aren't sure whether it's safe to remove it? Thanks to Zentimo, you'll be able to control your external drives better than ever before!

Zentimo is a powerful external drive manager that lets you get a better handle on your flash drives, portable drives, card readers and other external devices. You can use Zentimo to properly stop any external device, display locked up processes, or even restart a frozen drive!

With Zentimo, you can manage drive letters to ensure a consistent experience every time! Hide drive letters for unused card reader slots, or guarantee that the same drive letter is mapped to a specific device every time!

Data security becomes an easy, automated thing with Zentimo! Powerful autorun scripts give you the power to check for viruses as soon as a device is plugged in, or launch file manager! Got some portable apps on your drive? Configure Zentimo to let you launch any app off of your portable drive with a single click!

This promotion includes the following:
Zentimo Personal license, one year upgrades ($29.90)
Zentimo Personal license, two year upgrades ($39.90)
Zentimo Personal License, Lifetime Upgrades ($59.90)
Zentimo Unlimited Site License ($249)
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Tomasz Lisowski Hi, I have used Zentimo and am quite happy with this software. I am, however, curious, if it is undergoing any active development ...

Last version (1.7) has been released in December 2012 and the author's blog became silent henceforth. I would love to hear what is being planned for the near future, esp. when considering the extension of my license or even purchase of a second copy ...
Jan 20 at 12:45am Copy Link
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Loco78 * I test the program and I have to admit that this is handy, you never know what speed read and write drives are bought only what he wrote manufacturer now I see the same speed, very useful. It is a pity that the lifetime license is quite expensive.But the program worth the purchase.
Jan 20 at 4:11am Copy Link
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Hawkeye I have used this for years. After the first year, I chose the lifetime version that includes all your computers.

It's one of those programs that does what it says and does it well.

I highly recommend it as a well satified user. I have no ties with the company, except as a user.
Jan 20 at 7:17am Copy Link
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Loco78 * Thanks for the tip, I test it and see what it is worth buying. How often are issued updates to new versions?
Jan 20 at 9:05am Copy Link
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Igor Tkachenko @Tomasz Lisowski:
Yes, the new version will come soon. And we will consider adding your suggested license type.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 20 at 1:01pm Copy Link
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DrTeeth This is a very useful program and I would not be without it. Updates have been so few and far between that I have not renewed by last one which expired in April '13. Tomasz says the last update was Dec '12, which sounds right. I would strongly advise that you resist the temptation to order two-year or lifetime upgrade deals and see what happens during the included year.

More and more software sells are going for the subscription model, which I do not mind as long as there is a commitment to continue development. Many go silent.
Jan 20 at 1:38pm Copy Link
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Mike B @Igor:

Any teasers on what might be coming in the new version?

Thanks!
Jan 21 at 12:57am Copy Link
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Kenneth Soo Does the time duration for the purchased license only come into effect when it's activated in the software?
Jan 21 at 1:02am Copy Link
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Loco78 * I think more from the date of purchase. I doubt that from the day of activation because everyone was waiting by the activation of the update. Besides, the program can now download the test version which eventually runs out and you will need to buy to continue to use the program.
Jan 21 at 5:18am Copy Link
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Bob Levy I have used in the past but not sure if it is worth paying for,
My major requirement would be for the product to create a list of all the files on the device and save on the computer. That way I could determine what file exists on which device without having to mount each of my USB drives. I have way to many drives.
Jan 22 at 5:59am Copy Link
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DrTeeth @ Bob

Try "dir filelist.txt" for a listing. You may have to add the drives to the command.
Jan 22 at 8:10am Copy Link
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Hawkeye Bob, I would assume, what you are asking for would be beyond the scope of what the programs was designed for, meaning copying the files to your hard drive for you, really?

There ia already a feature that will allow you to run a program, such as Windows Explorer, when each drive is inserted so you can view the files. It has similar features for the following,

1. After Device Plugging
2. Before Deice Stopping
3. After Device Stopping
4. After Device Removing.

You can even use fixed drive letters for certain devices. I would assume, the reason we haven't seen any updates, because most of the options are already there. There is many features that MS shoud have implemented, but didn't.

I had requested, that the recycle bin, could be turned off for the USB devices, since Windows 7 has individuall settings for each drive and nothing globally, like XP. I used a setting in the Group Policy to force the recycle bin off, for all the drives.That's my preference.

This is must have utility, especially if you have a number of flash or USB drives, It even works with most SATA controllers for hot swapping SATA and eSATA drives. I have both connected. Look through the options settings and see what can be changed, you will be surprised.

The lifetime license is definately worth the price, I am just a well satisfied user.

Hope this helps.
Jan 22 at 8:20am Copy Link
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Bob Levy NO, Not copying the file, just a list of all the files.
With about 20+ USB drives (500-3TB) not counting thumb drives, I have a major challenge finding which drive a file is on...
Jan 22 at 8:54am Copy Link
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Hawkeye I'm reposting this since my last post was truncated and you can't get to the last half. Bob, see the info about Cathy, below. It should work for what you need.

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Bob, I originally misread your post. I see you said, flielists, instead of the copying the file. Sorry about that.

You could enhance what DRTeeth suggested, and create a script that would be used, whenever a drive is inserted.

With the above, if two or three options could be made available, when inserting a drive, each would be setup once and I would assume, only could be active at a time. An example, most of the time, either turned off or use Windows Explorer. Quickly select if you need the script to create the filelist, without adding the script by path and name each time.

Just remembered another option. download Cathy, http://www.mtg.sk/rva/, to create the filelists and it is searchable across all the files. It also has a command line version to update the files, as needed, from a script. Works great.

Later,
Jan 22 at 8:59am Copy Link
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Jerzy Rynio Is it possible to get 67% discount valid for USB Safely Remove customers (10$ instead of 29.95$)?
I have USB Safely Remove - lifetime upgrades.

Jerzy
Jan 23 at 12:37am Copy Link
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dylan c i have usb safely remove and zentimo (both from same company). with the advent of win 7 and win 8, some of this functionality is now built in to those operating systems.

i have a lifetime with usb safely remove and my zentimo is about 2 yrs. old. i actually prefer usb safetly remove for my needs. $40 on promo is WAY too much for a program that is updated every 2 or 3 yrs, especially for those of us who already have that much invested in expired one year licenses.
Jan 23 at 1:41am Copy Link
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Tomas Barth The payment provider Fastspring say that it´s possible to add a VAT-number before completing the order.
That is not true, because I´m taken to Paypal to confirm the amount including VAT, although my Company is VAT excempt.
This is a recurring problem with products sold through BitsDuJour. It seems like you only want American customers, and not European. If you wanted us to buy without being punished with an extra 25 % which is the VAT in Sweden, you would check with the payment processors Before adding the Product to your site.
A bit ignorant and unprofessional I would say.
No purchase for me, because I don´t like to be robbed of an additional 25 % that most probably goes straight into the pockets of the owners of the payment processsing company.
Jan 23 at 2:35am Copy Link
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Mariusz Lewandowski @Tomas Barth:
Should you have finished the processs you would be given an option to enter your vat id AFTER PayPay. Fastspring screen comes back AFTER PayPal with appropriate fields.
This is how I succesfully did.
Jan 23 at 3:01am Copy Link
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peter schleifer 1)

Hawkeye, thank you for valuable advice.

2)

This being said, I challenge your claim that the "lifetime" is worth 40 bucks, since:

"Jerzy Rynio - Is it possible to get 67% discount valid for USB Safely Remove customers (10$ instead of 29.95$)? I have USB Safely Remove - lifetime upgrades."

Because that's the problem with such things. You first buy lifetime upgrades to prog 1, then the developer recognizes he doesn't make enough money out of it, then he stalls development of prog 1, just to include its functionality in prog 2, and a little more, or even much more, over time, no matter.

Those who will have bought prog 1 together with lifetime upgrades are ... (can't mention the term which applies here).

So, since this developer did exactly do this once, why shouldn't he do it a second time? And this fact puts into perspective your claim that it's in the interest of buyers to pay 3 times more to obtain lifetime upgrades.

And even in general, after my having bought xplorer2 "Prof." "lifetime", the developer quickly introduced an "Ultimate" version (for which I then not only would have had to buy the "upgrade" (ok), but also the full price for another "lifetime assurance" (= totally unacceptable since that would have meant that that same assurance for "Prof.", bought only some weeks before, would have been lost in its entirety).

I call this experience with xplorer2 a "lesson" I got re "lifetime assurances", and other buyers might profit from this lesson, without paying so much for it, by considering my experience.

3)

Above, there are posts that indicate that today, for 10 bucks, you only get a 1-year LICENCE, and not, as I had assumed, a perpetual license but with only 1-year upgrades.

Could somebody "official" (developer, bits) confirm which alternative applies here? If it's the latter, the 10-bucks offering here might indeed be a very correct one, but only in that case, certainly not if the USE of this program costs 10 bucks for one year.

4)

To bits: Would it be possible to have the "Email Me Updates" box UN-checked by default? Many a times I forget to uncheck it manually, just to then have to delete a dozen unwanted new mails in my inbox. Thank you for considering.
Jan 23 at 4:04am Copy Link
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Tomas Barth It´s a strange order of doing payment. Have you also checked your Paypal account to see what amount was actually withdrawn from your account? It´s Paypal that take the money, and you have accepted the higher amount including VAT.
Jan 23 at 5:07am Copy Link
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Igor Tkachenko @Mike B:
>->Any teasers on what might be coming in the new version?
We prefer not to reveal the list of new features since it may change to the date of release. However feel free to write us if you have any feature requests.

@Kenneth Soo
>->Does the time duration for the purchased license only come into effect when it's activated in the software?
No, this period come into effect when you purchase the license. Please note that this period affects only upgrade subscription and technical support, after its expiration you can still use as long as you wish any version released during your upgrade subscription period.

@Bob Levy
>->My major requirement would be for the product to create a list of all the files on the device and save on the computer.
This feature is planned for the future versions.

@Jerzy Rynio
>->Is it possible to get 67% discount valid for USB Safely Remove customers (10$ instead of 29.95$)?
Not sure I understand your question correct. The current promo comes as is for everyone (for users of USB Safely Remove and those who never heard of it) so if you wish you can opt in it.

@dylan c
>->$40 on promo is WAY too much for a program that is updated every 2 or 3 yrs, especially for those of us who already have that much invested in expired one year licenses.
That's not correct, first the basic one-year license for this promo costs $9.9USD, next we updated the program much frequently. Also pay your attention that even your "expired" license with one year subscription allows you using the latest version of the software. If it's working fine on your computer and do what's promised what else do you need? :)

@Tomas Barth
>->A bit ignorant and unprofessional I would say.
Tomas, I apologize for the inconveniences you have. Unfortunately it's a bit hard to check manually this part of the payment process since we are located outside the Europe and don't have a VAT number. Below Mariusz Lewandowski suggested that you can apply your company VAT ID at the end of the process. Please try to do this. If you will not be successfull applying your VAT ID I will make you a refund.

@ Mariusz Lewandowski
Thanks for the helpful tip!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 23 at 5:08am Copy Link
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Igor Tkachenko @peter schleifer
>->If it's the latter, the 10-bucks offering here might indeed be a very correct one, but only in that case, certainly not if the USE of this program costs 10 bucks for one year.
Today we are offering the license types as offered on our web-site: http://zentimo.com/order.htm with absolutely the same conditions but with the discount. So if you e.g. purchase license with one year upgrades you can use any version released during a year from the date of purchase for a lifetime.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 23 at 5:16am Copy Link
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Guy Good @Bob Levy

You may want to take a look at WinCatalog. It does what you are asking for.

http://www.wincatalog.com/
Jan 23 at 7:02am Copy Link
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Doug Atkinson Lifetime licenses are for the lifetime of the product - I once bought a "lifetime watch" and when I sent it in for a battery replacement, they sent back an inferior watch. Lifetime licenses are great for us, but not a very good model for developers. However, I do appreciate lifetime USE, that lets me stay on an older version without having to upgrade if I don't need the new features.

Also, the idea to copy a catalog of attached drives certainly seems beyond the normal use for something like Zemanta, as there are plenty of drive catalog programs out there. I use the excellent Whereisit (www.whereisit-soft.com/) for that purpose.
Jan 23 at 7:53am Copy Link
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Hawkeye @ Peter Schiefer, @ Bob Levy - see a new link below

To answer your question on the lifetime upgrade. First of all, as a user, you don't know what would be or could added at alter your expiration date. I find it a convenience, not have to worry about the expiration when the current version expires. Plus at the same time, when I find software that I really like and it works well, I have no problem with a lifetime, to support the author.

Yes, I purchased the USB Safely Remove prior to Zentimo. I did not buy the lifetime version of it. I did get an upgrade price to Zentimo. Because of a bug, I don't recall, what that was now, an update was posted, that was for everyone, regardless of the expiration date. When an upgrade did become available, that's when I opted for the lifetime.

Yes, I totally agree with your frustration with Explore2 and I have to admit this could be seen as a similar occurrence. If another program would be published, with enhanced features, I would feel the same and probably not upgrade. I feel that practice is unethical and milking the loyal users of the previous versions is just plain wrong. I'm sure this one type of publicity, no one would want to encounter.

My opinion, yes the program has not been upgraded in awhile. I listed some of the features in a previous post, that were important to me, plus the issue with the recycle bin, that I had, which I found a workaround.

My challenge to you and the others that might be interested in the features of Zentimo, go ahead and install it. Look at every possible feature that it has to offer and post a message, if you see something that you don't see but would like it to be added. I'm sure it will be taken into consideration, if it is something a majority users could use.

@ Bob Levy, I had posted a link directly to the site for the Cathy database, a disk cataloging tool. This link, below, will show the actual user's comments for that database. It will read any drive and can also be scripted to update any particular drive in the database. You can search the database when the drives are offline. The database, actually consists of separate files for each drive. This works great with Windows 7, SP1, x64. The reason, why I included this, that the program is standalone and I feel that adding something like this to Zentimo, would bloat the requirements and require more memory at runtime, unless it could be added as an add-on. Keep in mind, this is for searching filenames only, wild card characters can be used and no content of the actual files are searchable. http://www.snapfiles.com/get/cathy.html

The above, are my opinions only. If anyone has any questions, let me know.

Thanks,
Jan 23 at 8:25am Copy Link
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Igor Tkachenko @Doug Atkinson:
>->Sadly for me, the commercial license isn't being offered today at discount.
Personal license allows you using the program on your working PC as well (actually on as many PCs as you wish, the only restriction is that you are the only person who uses the program).

The commercial licenses that are now not on the promo are required only if you wish to install the program on several workplaces, ie to tie the program to several computers in contrast to a personal license which is tied to a specific person.

However if anyone wishe to purchase a number of commercial licenses feel free to purchase the required number of personal licenses (you can specify this number when purchasing) and then contact us, we will change the type of the license to the required one.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 23 at 8:54am Copy Link
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Mariusz Lewandowski @Tomas Barth "It´s a strange order of doing payment. Have you also checked your Paypal account to see what amount was actually withdrawn from your account? It´s Paypal that take the money, and you have accepted the higher amount including VAT."
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There's a "Continue" (not Accept) button in PayPay that redirects to Fastspring page where you can enter your EU vat id (hover the cursor over vat info at top left on PayPal page). Then you can accept the transaction. I'm in EU with valid vat id, this procedure works fine although it looks weird. And the amount withdrawn does not include vat.
HTH
Jan 23 at 9:53am Copy Link
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Doug Atkinson Igor, thanks for the clarification. 1 copy ordered!
Jan 23 at 11:19am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Crystal Rich, Ltd has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 24 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Steven Barnett Can I just be very pickie here... You're showing the "English" language option with an "American" flag. As an "English" person, I can attest to the fact that we invented the language a couple of years before the Americans. We may be a small island just off the coast of Europe, but we're quite pleased to have supplied the English language.;)
Jan 24 at 12:48am Copy Link
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Tomas Barth @Mariusz Lewandowski. Thanks for your assistance, it worked out fine.
Jan 24 at 1:01am Copy Link
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Arnold Koningen @Igor Tkachenko
I think I have the same question as Jerzy Rynio (Is it possible to get 67% discount valid for USB Safely Remove customers (10$ instead of 29.95$)?), so I will refrase it.

Normally, as an USB Safely Remove user, you have a discount of 50%.
So a license with lifetime upgrades (normally $59.90) costs $29,95.

As an USB Safely Remove user, can you also have this 50% discount on the price listed here ($39,90), therefore $19,95?

This possibility isn't listed, but without it an USB Safely Remove user will pay more with this deal than on the normal discount.
Jan 24 at 12:05pm Copy Link
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Igor Tkachenko @Steven Barnett:
I totally agree it's our fault, we should add an additional flag (or maybe two more, for Australia and NZ) to a program in future versions :)

@Arnold Koningen:
The current offer is a "promo" which means that we are here at BitsDuJour offering some of our licenses at a reduced price in order to attract some new users. It doesn't mean that from now we are reducing all our prices or something else. We just cannot offer an equal discount to everyone for every case in this small todays offer. If you are a USB Safely Remove user and find this offer appropriate for you (e.g. in case of one-year licenses which cost less with this offer) feel free to get in, however you are also welcome to use a special discount listed for you on Zentimo's web-site. Or you can wait and from time to time we have special discounts in our newsletters for your case.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 24 at 4:47pm Copy Link
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James Kenney Any plans to have the option to store the icon for the drive on the drive itself?
I spent a lot of time creating photo icons for all my thumb drives, only to find that they were only active on the one computer...
It would be much easer if, like the config file that is stored on every drive, if the small icon could be stored on it also.
Jan 24 at 11:39pm Copy Link
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Igor Tkachenko @James Kenney:
Yes, it's a good idea, we will consider it for future versions.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 25 at 5:23am Copy Link
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Alexandre Emeriau USB Safely Remove look exactly the same as zentimo, pixel by pixel...
The only 2 differences i can notice is that USB Safely Remove is less expensive and have a more recent release. That's why i suggest USB Safely Remove to be into bitsdujour
Feb 28 at 2:25pm Copy Link
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Igor Tkachenko Hi Alexandre,
In short Zentimo has more features than USB Safely Remove, please find the differences here: http://zentimo.com/zentimovsusbsr.htm
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Mar 2 at 7:08am Copy Link
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Alexandre Emeriau Thanks you, then i miss the 60% discount for this reason, i have to wait for the next round then.
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