I used Powerdesk for many years and thought it was pretty good until I started using Opus. It smokes PD with just the sheer number of functions. Needless to say PD is no longer on my machines. Keep up the good work.
Interesting. I've used a couple of 'power' file managers over the years (god, does anyone else remember Xtree and Xtree Gold?), and I haven't encountered anything as powerful or enjoyable to use as DOpus. I currently suspect that I'm only scratching the surface of what I could achieve with DOpus.
I believe DO could be one of the most popular/wellknown software, if the marketing would be better. In professional german magazines for example filemanager-tests are always without DO (only TotalCommander & Co.)!
Vista without DO is useless, Explorer is "designed for MyDocuments" only (hmmmm.........ok........including subfolders!)!
All major German Windows magazines got a boxed version 6 and a version 8 of DOpus and they are getting every press release we are doing on main releases like 8.1 and 8.2.
I am reading nearly all major German Windows magazine (c't, PC Pro, PC Welt, Chip, PC Magazin, Internet Pro) and there are rarely comparison tests on file managers and only a few file manager reviews at all. And when there was a comparison DOpus never was the winner. The reasons for that is strange for those that know DOpus, but I think it is typical for German comparison tests/reviews: There is a list of features those reviewers think are important. DOpus often lacks some of them and so does not get the high rate it deserves. We are always trying to focus on the extreme ability to customise DOpus to get the best workplace and best performance. This should be the main issue for a file manager up to our opinion.
HAAGE&PARTNER Computer GmbH
[quote="MarkusN"]All major German Windows magazines got a boxed version 6 and a version 8 of DOpus and they are getting every press release we are doing on main releases like 8.1 and 8.2.
I am reading nearly all major German Windows magazine (c't, PC Pro, PC Welt, Chip, PC Magazin, Internet Pro) and there are rarely comparison tests on file managers and only a few file manager reviews at all.
HAAGE&PARTNER Computer GmbH[/quote]
Hmm, some of the mentioned magazines tested filemanager a few months ago - there was no DO.
But... I didn't want to make an assault upon you (I also don't find DO on englisch, french,... websites - it was just an example). I can't understand why DO isn't as popular as Photoshop or WinRAR.
Spread the word. Tell your: family, friends, and people you interact with on other sites!
Adobe has 1000 times the marketing budget of H&P. But the main reason is that is has no competitors and it is very long in the market. Other file managers are also much longer in the DOS/Windows market than DOpus and so some reviewers are used to use them and it seems to be hard for them to switch to the DOpus way of doing things. I can understand that because I am currently switching from MS Office to OpenOffice/Star Office, but I have some problems doing my formatting because it works different. So I might get the opinion that OpenOffice lacks those features or it is less productive or less intuitive. But it is simply because I am not familiar with it...
We plan to build a special broschure for the press that is based on the tutorials of Leo Davidson, because they much better outline the benefits of DOpus than any other kind of documentation. So this will show the power of DOpus within a few minutes