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    Jun. 05, 2008
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5 stars


October 29, 2007  |  By Timothy Bates

2007-10-29 04:07:01  |  By Timothy Bates

 |  Version: iGet 2.6.2


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This app allows you with trivial ease to connect to all your machines, securely.

It enhances my productivity almost daily: especially when traveling - don't worry about taking a copy of your multi-gigabyte hard drive, just iGet into your home machine from anywhere in the world, use remote spotlight to find the files you want, and bingo: you have what you want!

robust, dependable, intuitive - just about invisible.

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5 stars

"Amazing App"

February 14, 2007  |  By lacwbo

2007-02-14 14:40:25  |  By lacwbo

 |  Version: iGet 2.5.4


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iGet is an amazing application. Something Apple should have built into OSX. I downloaded the application and was able to connect to another Mac on my LAN in less than 5 minutes. The price does seem high; however.

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5 stars

"Great Program"

February 07, 2006  |  By Mike Vincenti

2006-02-07 06:24:06  |  By Mike Vincenti

 |  Version: iGet 2.0.5


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This program is damn near perfect! Super fast and intuitive.

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4 stars

"Final Beta Report"

July 01, 2004  |  By FLASH1296

2004-07-01 07:57:19  |  By FLASH1296

 |  Version: iGet 1.0b5


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The following is my (nearly verbatim) final beta test Report for iGet, reproduced here by permission of the software development team:   

" . . . major complaint is SPEED, or lack of same. Speed of file transfers must always be the primary concern of admins and users alike. As a not-entirely scientific test I performed multiple uploads and downloads with iGet SIMULTANEOUS with an equal number of file transfers utilizing (haxial's) "KDX Client." [KDX file transfers are encrypted and function on a Server - Client and/or (Peer-to-Peer) basis. [ K D X is fully platform-independent and does NOT conform to Apple's A.P.I.s. It is completely cross-platform, including interfaces for BSD, OS X, Linux, WinXP, etc.]

iGet file transfers were generally in the range of from 1 - 3 K/sec. (on a Cable Modem connection.) KDX got 3 - 6K /sec with 4 files at a time, and with 2 files, 4 - 8K/sec each. For comparison purposes only my downloads from a selection of standard web pages ranged from 45k/sec to over 500k/sec [utilizing "Speed Download"]

A major annoyance was experienced immediately as iGet does NOT report the ongoing or the final speed of file transfer or estimated time to completion. These are available in all of the P - to - P applications that I have tried as both user and admin' over the last 12 years.

The following is a illustrative representative sample:

2004-06-30 17:30:03 -0400: Task started.
2004-06-30 17:30:03 -0400: Requesting upload...
2004-06-30 17:31:28 -0400: Will start transfer stream...
2004-06-30 17:31:28 -0400: Total transfer size will be 2.51 MB.
2004-06-30 17:52:51 -0400: Complete.
2004-06-30 17:53:35 -0400: Transfer complete.
2004-06-30 17:53:35 -0400: Task completed.
2004-06-30 17:53:35 -0400: Elapsed time: 1411.547 sec.

The computation required to determine the actual speed -- after the fact . . .

2.51 x 1,024 / 1,412 = 1.8K / sec.

On balance, iGet has a nice clean uncluttered basic no-frills user-friendly and intuitive interface. Perhaps the "newbie" would be stumped by his inability to understand the File Permissions in the "Get Info" windows, but that is splitting hairs as (s)he has no "need to know."

It is important for end-users to realize that iGet utilizes OS X's File Sharing, and, security concerns aside, this requires that the other party share with you BOTH her Mac's I.P. address AND her PASSWORD. This needs to be borne in mind.

I believe that if the speed of file transfers can be ratcheted up by a factor of 2 or 3 then iGet can be viewed as a seriously valuable tool on a LAN or on a wireless Airport Extreme network. I would not hesitate to recommend it as an affordable and uncomplicated alternative to First Class Client / Server, etc.

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5 stars

"It's about time a simple and powerfull like this hit"

June 30, 2004  |  By mr landie

2004-06-30 19:18:24  |  By mr landie

 |  Version: iGet 1.0b5


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Honestly a perfect little tool for any buddy who has to deal with the pain in the ass world of large file transfer. I'm in the graphic and movie production industry and we are always swapping image, sound, video files around. in the past we would use FTP for the smaller stuff and Fed Ex for the serious meat. After getting this I think my Fed Ex bill is going to go down. Now I can be on the road and get any files at any time I have connection, no matter the size. One word Resumable,
picks up were you left off. This is going to make my job work.
I'll bite, it's good

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5 stars

"New Company Mandate!"

June 30, 2004  |  By skidblad

2004-06-30 08:23:37  |  By skidblad

 |  Version: iGet 1.0b5


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To give you an idea of what I think about iGet, I've already told my co-workers in our remote office that they need to start using this cool little app NOW. No more sending me huge ass files over email, and no more uploading and downloading from our company web server. Just connect and transfer. Fast, reliable, RESUMABLE and intuitive (not to mention totally secure).

One of the cool things about iGet is that it's not dependent on having the software installed on the remote machine. First time I used it I just enabled remote login on my home office Mac then connected no problem with the iGet client on my Powerbook.

Don't know why it's taken so long for someone to implement file transfers like this, but Five Speed seems to be the first to have come through with a rock solid solution. Once this puppy is out of BETA, I plan to pay my shareware dues and get the release version.

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5 stars

"true to Mac philosophy"

June 30, 2004  |  By fizikci--2008

2004-06-30 07:06:51  |  By fizikci--2008

 |  Version: iGet 1.0b5


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iGet is not only well written but well conceived. As has been the root of Apple's success with so many of its technologies today (Darwin, iChat, X11, and more to come in Tiger) iGet is based on time proved, stable open source bits. Theses foundational pieces are then wrapped an integrated as if they were long lost siblings! The result is an incredibly easy to use, stable, and useful app.

As a traveller and user of several Macs (home, work, etc) this software has filled a major gap. Were I used to have to do hand made command line SSH/SCP sessions, I can transfer files between macs with the ease that a Mac should have, no command lines or arcane knowledge needed here. Plus, the security is far superior to other, earlier options to this dilemma. Talk about an instant, easy home network to transfer files! One checkbox on one mac and start iGet on the other! I am hard pressed to name a detractor to this product so far (especially when the developers are so open to user feedback).

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5 stars


June 24, 2004  |  By bahi_para

2004-06-24 15:57:23  |  By bahi_para

 |  Version: iGet 1.0b5


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This is hard to fault so far. Critical points:

1) No software (even iGet) needed on the remote Mac
2) Layered on top of SSH - secure, convenient
3) Supports Rendezvous
4) Fast
5) Completely intuitive

I began my use of it with b4 and was extremely impressed. Everything from the installation to the interface design was fabulous. It has transformed the way I transfer data between Macs.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Nakahara Informatics
Publisher web site
Release Date June 05, 2008
Date Added June 05, 2008
Version 2.7.1
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.77MB
File Name iGet2.7.1.dmg
Total Downloads 170
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.95

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