Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
The first major FTP client to feature Microsoft’s ribbon control and support IPv6 has been released as FTP Voyager 16, according to RhinoSoft, a leading secure file transfer vendor.
“This release resets the usability bar for FTP clients the same way Microsoft Office’s ‘ribbon release’ reset the bar for productivity suites,” said Senior Software Architect Doug Papenthien, project lead for the FTP Voyager revamp.
FTP Voyager’s ribbon avoids the clutter found in legacy FTP clients that still use both a menu structure and toolbars to represent the same commands.
“Developers call that the belt-and-suspenders approach,” continued Papenthien. “End users just think it’s complicated.”
Other FTP Voyager interface improvements include a streamlined scheduler experience, improved backup wizard, and better folder synchronization. Additional improvements include native support for 64-bit computing, IPv6 support for FTP, SFTP and FTPS, and faster performance through multi-threaded transfers.
“Under the covers FTP Voyager is built more like a scheduler with an FTP client than an FTP client with a scheduler,” said Papenthien. “It also shares some components with our Serv-U FTP Server, which helps us develop more efficiently by reducing the number of codebases we need to support.”
This release also consolidated previous “Standard” and “Secure” editions of FTP Voyager into a single edition which includes all available features.
“One goal of this release was to give people running legacy FTP clients such as WS_FTP