PowerArchiver 2009 11.00 Beta 1 is out!


  • conexware

    Hello Everyone!

    Finally, after 15 months of work, we are happy to roll out PowerArchiver 2009, which now comes in Standard and Professional Editions.

    Here is Whats new for 11.00 aka 2009

    Version 11.00 BETA [July/2008]
    Major new features and PRO version introduction

    New Features:

    Standard Edition

    Main Application:

    • Preview window - easily preview archives, images, text and many other file types,
      without having to open archive or file. Works both while browsing drives and inside archives. Supports Plug-ins.
    • Backup list window - see your backups on integrated list for easier usage.
    • Speed - overall great speed improvements in compression and extraction, especially in Vista with RAR/ZIP files.
    • New ZIP Engine - zip can now compress files in use; proper progress window.
    • Improved 7-Zip Engine - support for fast updating of non-solid archives, themed overwrite dialogue with proper options.
    • Unicode support - better support for Unicode in 7-zip and RAR formats.
    • New Configuration window - easier to use configuration window.
    • Modern/Classic interfaces - streamlined for easier use, more MRU’s.
    • Archive Convertor - added “save password for current session” option.
    • Encrypt Tool - completely redone - now option to create zip and 7zip encrypted archives,
      as well as encrypt current archives to 3 different formats (zip, 7-zip, pae).
    • Batch Archive tool - added “Add subfolders to separate archives” option.
    • Multi Extract tool - added “File’s current folder” and “Save password for current session” options.
    • Add window - redone for easier usage and more options added.
    • Transparent Updating - added support for updating solid cab archives.
    • Web Update - now checks for PAOP updates as well as any other PA component.
    • Installer - future updates can now come in form of patches.
    • 64bit skinning engine for x64 systems.

    Backup:

    • Interface - completely new interface with sidebar navigation.
    • File list support - export/import file lists.
    • Filters - added include and exclude filters at the same time.
    • Backup Types - added full/incremental/differential backup types.

    Shell Extensions

    • Unicode - completely rewritten for Unicode support.
    • Reorganized - more features, more options, less clutter.

    Improvements/Bug Fixes:

    • Many improvements and bug fixes.

    Professional Edition

    Main Application:

    • CD/DVD/Blu-Ray burner (PRO) - burn archives, images and any files directly from
      PowerArchiver or shell extensions.
    • Create ISO (PRO) - create ISO files in PowerArchiver, either by ripping the CD/DVD/BD or directly from disk.
    • Virtual DVD (PRO) - mount ISO files in Virtual DVD.
    • FTP Client (PRO) - download and upload files directly from PowerArchiver via FTP.

    Backup:

    • 7-zip compression (PRO) - added 7-zip compression option to Backup.
    • Burn to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray (PRO) - added burner option to Backup.
    • Scheduling - create/edit Windows Schedules from within backup and PowerArchiver.
    • Logs (PRO) - added logging capability with email support.

  • conexware

    How to get PA 2009?

    First we reccomend that you uninstall PowerArchiver 2007. This will make your life easier in the future.

    PowerArchiver 2009 upgrade is now available in your account, if you are licensed PowerArchiver customer.

    Later on tonight news will be posted on the website as well as download links and you will also be able to download it via web update as well.


  • conexware

    Existing customers upgrading to PowerArchiver 2009 Professional
    For existing customers of PowerArchiver, there is an special discount now available if they want to purchase PowerArchiver 2009 Professional version.

    Discount is between 50% and 80%, thus giving you access to Professional version
    for as little as 6.99 USD for 1 license.

    Who is eligible for 80% discount on their upgrade:
    PowerArchiver 2001 All Licenses
    PowerArchiver 2002 Personal Licenses
    PowerArchiver 2003 Personal License
    PowerArchiver 2004 Personal License
    PowerArchiver 2006 Personal Licenses
    PowerArchiver 2006 Business License
    PowerArchiver 2007 Personal License
    PowerArchiver 2007 Business License

    Who is eligible for 50% discount on their upgrade:
    PowerArchiver 2002 Business License
    PowerArchiver 2003 Business License
    PowerArchiver 2004 Business License

    As a part of this special limited time offer, all users will get free lifetime upgrades for their new orders.

    Please login to your account and click on Upgrade next to PA 2009 Pro in order to upgrade with these discount prices. Thank you!

    p.s. 80% discount means it costs $6.99 to upgrade to Pro version. Depending on your country that could be not many cups of coffee :-).
    **
    Go to your acount here:
    https://www.conexware.com/shop/**


  • conexware

    ___What is planned beyond Beta 1?___
    We plan no major features for Beta 2 and Final version, with exception of improved 7zip engine.

    With Beta 1, we have already improved support for 7zip - updating of non solid archives, better unicode support, better looking and acting dialogues and generally faster speed means that it is one of the best parts of PA 2009.

    Up to the final version, we expect PA 2009 to be the best 7zip GUI on the market. There are actually some surprises coming in that regard so stay tuned!


  • conexware

    OMG, price hike for English version! OMG Pro version is so expensive!

    Inflation sucks. With expansions that we have had this year, and opening of our European office, most of our employees are now in Europe. That means that we are hurt more with low USD value and we had to respond with slight raise in the price of PA 2009 - which we hope we provided enough features to justify. Pricing has actually gone down for customers and small businesses buying 2 or more licenses and gone up for large corporations.

    And you know what? Buuu-f-huu. We dont like inflation and we buy gas, food, juice as everyone else.

    So we decided to offer limited time 15% discount on all PA 2009 preorders, which makes PA 2009 currently cheaper than ever. Not only that, but as part of that offer, all future upgrades are free for everyone, including business companies.

    And for our European friends (hello germany), PowerArchiver is cheaper than ever at 17 Euro with this offer.

    http://www.powerarchiver.com/preorder2009/


  • conexware

    How long will the Beta last?

    We expect it to last for 2-3 weeks. Amount of beta releases depend on number of issues found. We actually tested it really well and we dont expect many issues but you never know.


  • conexware

    So whats the big deal with PA 2009?

    Except that we worked our behinds off, there are many big improvements.

    For standard version (didnt lose any features of course), big things are 7zip, rar/zip speed, interface improvements, preview window (which is pretty cool) and a lot of other things.

    Pro gets Ftp Client window, Burner functions and some more advanced backup features.

    Is PA 2009 bloatware now?
    We asked our alpha testers and they said not! They should know, they have been using it for quite a while. In many ways, PowerArchiver is faster than ever - zip, 7zip and unrar are all faster, especially under Vista. Burner is not only an separate application but it is also pretty lightweight itself and quite usable tool.

    How is PA 2009 distributed?
    Both versions are in the same installer. If you are using trial version, you can try Pro features for 30 days and if you actually register Standard version, all Pro features and nags will dissapear and you dont have to look at any Pro version nags.


  • conexware

    Here is one screenshot to see new preview, burner, backup list and new black skin for PA 2009:

    http://www.powerarchiver.com/test/pa2009black.png



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  • @spwolf:

    Discount is between 50% and 80%, thus giving you access to Professional version
    for as little as 6.99 USD for 1 license.

    p.s. 80% discount means it costs $6.99 to upgrade to Pro version.

    False. When I try to buy the upgrade, it says I’m eligible for an 80% discount, but it shows the upgrade price as 6.39 EUR, which comes out to about $10.13 USD. I am in the US.


  • Alpha Testers

    woot!
    got mine and it was $7.00 something well spent in my opinion.
    great work guys…:)


  • conexware

    @nameless:

    False. When I try to buy the upgrade, it says I’m eligible for an 80% discount, but it shows the upgrade price as 6.39 EUR, which comes out to about $10.13 USD. I am in the US.

    why are you trying to buy international version? If you need english, you need to get english version.

    Unless you originally purchased International version.

    Pricing is different for both versions, and both get 80% discount compared to their original price.


  • Alpha Testers

    Hi,

    Well I have just pruchased the upgrade today, must say that PowerArchiver is as stated the Ultimate Archive Utility for Windows.



  • Thanks for the 80% discount. Upgraded! 😃



  • Thanks for the 80% discount.



  • With the discount it would just be rude not to upgrade to Pro.

    Cheers

    DrT



  • @spwolf:

    why are you trying to buy international version? If you need english, you need to get english version.

    Unless you originally purchased International version.

    Pricing is different for both versions, and both get 80% discount compared to their original price.

    All I’m doing is navigating to https://www.conexware.com/shop/index.php and clicking the “Upgrade” link. There is one and only one such link under the “Available Upgrades” section I see when I go to that page. The product I am eligible for an 80% discount on is shown as “PowerArchiver 2009 Pro with Outlook Plug-in International License”. There is no English-only product shown.

    It says I bought “PowerArchiver 2003 Personal License”, which is accurate. I still have my email receipt, and it does not say that it is the international version, nor do I know why it would have been. I lived in the US when I placed that order.

    I also have an email showing the registration code for PA 2007. That email says “As you placed your order for English-only, this code will only work with the English language version of PowerArchiver 2007.”

    Can you help me?


  • conexware

    @nameless:

    All I’m doing is navigating to https://www.conexware.com/shop/index.php and clicking the “Upgrade” link. There is one and only one such link under the “Available Upgrades” section I see when I go to that page. The product I am eligible for an 80% discount on is shown as “PowerArchiver 2009 Pro with Outlook Plug-in International License”. There is no English-only product shown.

    It says I bought “PowerArchiver 2003 Personal License”, which is accurate. I still have my email receipt, and it does not say that it is the international version, nor do I know why it would have been. I lived in the US when I placed that order.

    I also have an email showing the registration code for PA 2007. That email says “As you placed your order for English-only, this code will only work with the English language version of PowerArchiver 2007.”

    Can you help me?

    We just figured it out for someone that emailed support - for PA 2001 - 2004 Personal licenses, only store upgrade was International. This was done because then we didnt have English or International so those licenses, when it comes to right to use PA Standard, are international (they can use any language version). In all the rush to finish it up we forgot that the pricing is different.

    If anyone purchased International upgrade for PA 2001-PA 2004 Personal and wanted English Only, please let us know if you want an refund for that purchase

    And it has been fixed now for those users.

    thanks!


  • conexware

    p.s. please let us know if it works - it should show both English and International under 80% upgrades now… Thanks!


  • Alpha Testers

    If anyone purchased International upgrade for PA 2001-PA 2004 Personal and wanted English Only, please let us know if you want an refund for that purchase

    I am one of those affected by this. No worries though as it was still a good price for the upgrade.



  • @spwolf:

    p.s. please let us know if it works - it should show both English and International under 80% upgrades now… Thanks!

    Now it shows I am eligible for an 80% discount on the international version, but not the English version. When I click the Upgrade link for the English version, the price shown is $34.95 USD.
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  • conexware

    please check now



  • @spwolf:

    please check now

    Came up as $1.98, I purchased. Thank you!

    Kidding, it was $6.98, and I did purchase.


  • conexware

    @nameless:

    Came up as $1.98, I purchased. Thank you!

    Kidding, it was $6.98, and I did purchase.

    good 🙂

    thank you



  • I am using PA2009 Standard is it worth upgrading for me to the Pro version if I am using vista as Vista uses Windows Mail and not Outlook and I use an FTP client allready called FlashFXP, or will it still be worth an upgrade to pro?


  • conexware

    @DaveTomneyUK:

    I am using PA2009 Standard is it worth upgrading for me to the Pro version if I am using vista as Vista uses Windows Mail and not Outlook and I use an FTP client allready called FlashFXP, or will it still be worth an upgrade to pro?

    try it out and see… Most valuable thing for me would be Burner and Advanced Backup features… FTP Client is not there to replace standalone ftp applications, but an easy way to download, upload backups and whatever else you need to do quickly.

    But PA 2009 Standard kicks azz too, and all of the basic compression features are in there.



  • I have also purchased the upgrade to pro for $6.98 for the English version. I live in Hazlet, NJ. The only feature I can’t use is the Outlook Plugin because I only have Windows Mail, not Outlook. Even after purchasing the upgrade to the Pro version I still don’t have PACL v5.0 in my account.



  • Same problem here, still cant see PACL 5 in my account. Or do the PACL 4 Reg-Codes still work?

    I like to hear about the continued development of PA and purchased a 2009 Pro Licence (Yay, 80% off ^^) right away.

    By the way, changing the international orders to Euro was nifty, very nifty. So I had to pay ~10.14 USD instead of 6.39 USD (or 6.39 EUR instead of 4.03 EUR). I hoped to take a good benefit of the weak USD course, but 10 EUR is not too expensive for this upgrade ^^


  • conexware

    @H4ndy:

    Same problem here, still cant see PACL 5 in my account. Or do the PACL 4 Reg-Codes still work?

    I like to hear about the continued development of PA and purchased a 2009 Pro Licence (Yay, 80% off ^^) right away.

    By the way, changing the international orders to Euro was nifty, very nifty. So I had to pay ~10.14 USD instead of 6.39 USD (or 6.39 EUR instead of 4.03 EUR). I hoped to take a good benefit of the weak USD course, but 10 EUR is not too expensive for this upgrade ^^

    PACL5 will be avail. in account once it is out as final.

    International versions have had their own pricing for past 3 years, this year we actually lowered it a bit compared to last. But most of us get paid in Euros so low USD is actually very bad for us.



  • @spwolf:

    PACL5 will be avail. in account once it is out as final.

    But I can download v5b2. Anyway I figured out my PACL4 codes still work with this version, so theres no need to have it in account.

    @spwolf:

    International versions have had their own pricing for past 3 years, this year we actually lowered it a bit compared to last. But most of us get paid in Euros so low USD is actually very bad for us.

    I allways thought ConeXware is a completly US-based corp until yesterday as I received the update notification for PA 2009. But so it’s fair to pay in EUR (which I have already done). Thanks for the info.


  • conexware

    @H4ndy:

    But I can download v5b2. Anyway I figured out my PACL4 codes still work with this version, so theres no need to have it in account.

    I allways thought ConeXware is a completly US-based corp until yesterday as I received the update notification for PA 2009. But so it’s fair to pay in EUR (which I have already done). Thanks for the info.

    yeah, it does not make sense to list PACL beta separatly as it is free anyway to licensed users.

    As to the USA, right now >70% of us work from Europe, even though ConeXware, Inc is California based company.



  • @spwolf:

    As to the USA, right now >70% of us work from Europe, even though ConeXware, Inc is California based company.

    Bummer, all those ‘business trips’ to California ;). I guess somebody has to do it.

    Cheers

    DrT


  • conexware

    @drteeth:

    Bummer, all those ‘business trips’ to California ;). I guess somebody has to do it.

    Cheers

    DrT

    it is actually business trips to europe, so no cake for me… 🙂


  • conexware

    Beta 2 has been released.

    Version 11.00 BETA 2 [July/2008]
    Major new features and PRO version introduction

    New Features:

    • First time in 7-Zip - Optimized compression that automatically
      selects best method between lzma and ppmd, for up to 40% smaller archive size.
    • Major 7-Zip improvements: delete, rename and update contents of 7zip files.
    • 7-Zip encryption - added support for 7-Zip encrypted file names (read/write).

    Improvements

    • Faster startup time as much as 40% in certain situations.

    Bug Fixes:

    • Fixed Bug #651: open with MRU has icons for top 5 icons only.
    • Fixed Bug #649: cant read specific archive in explorer view.
    • Fixed Bug #638: when preview, change file via mouse does not work.
    • Fixed Bug #654: full and differential backups are not working properly.
    • Fixed Bug #659: backup: align timestamp text.
    • Fixed Bug #650: noop command for server timeouts.
    • Fixed Bug #660: Add folders in SFX Wizards does not work.
    • Fixed Bug #619: PA does not show error if no permissions to write to ftp.
    • Fixed Bug #661: drag and drop inside unicode 7zip archive does not work.
    • Fixed Bug #655: crash after web update, especially under Vista x64.
    • Fixed Bug #594: backup does not detect if there is no burner on computer.
    • Fixed Bug #652: problem when using open with while splash is enabled.
    • Fixed Bug #656: fixed tabbing in ftp edit boxes.
    • Fixed Bug #666: 120dpi issues in backup scheduler.
    • Fixed Bug #669: various smaller backup issues.
    • Fixed Bug #664: 120dpi issues in config.
    • Fixed Bug #665: changes to how file size limits in preview are implemented.

    enjoy!


  • conexware

    Beta 3 has been out as well… enjoy.


  • conexware

    BETA 4 has been released, you can get it via web update…

    Version 11.00 BETA 4 [August/2008]
    Major new features and PRO version introduction

    Improvements

    • Faster startup speed 10-30%. Less memory usage.
    • CD/DVD/BD Burner: added verify option.
    • Virtual Drive: added option to limit number of drives for
      easier remounting.
    • Improved RAR associations and shell integration.
    • Added folders to include/exclude in backup.
    • Enlarged folder selection window for easier use.
    • Many other smaller improvements and fixes.

    Bug Fixes:

    • Fixed Bug #744: Issue with temp folder and 7-Zip.
    • Fixed Bug #737: View selection issue.
    • Fixed Bug #726: MV rar extraction in 64bit shell.
    • Fixed Bug #724: Importing sessions in Burner.
    • Fixed Bug #728: Changing skins.
    • Fixed Bug #725: Multi extract drive select.
    • Fixed Bug #730: Vertical position of preview/backup.
    • Fixed Bug #672: PA Starter queue keyboard delete.
    • Fixed Bug #719: Nag screen different expiration main/shell.
    • Fixed Bug #717: 7-Zip SFX asking to overwrite file.
    • Fixed Bug #718: New Folder option in explorer view.
    • Fixed Bug #701: Plugins detect info and support for SWFView.
    • Fixed Bug #729: Opening any other MV file than .rar.


  • @spwolf:

    As a part of this special limited time offer, all users will get free lifetime upgrades for their new orders.

    hmm… i’m using pa since version 2002. and my bill states already:

    1 : 1870PA002 : PowerArchiver 2002 Personal Lifetime License : Licenses : Key

    so… how long is a lifetime considered to be… 😕


    just found that there is the option for the free update at the bottom of the code-list. so cheers and thanks again for the great program.


    but i think that pa + outlook plugin is more than worth the $7, so i’ll start a new life today 🙂

    br turas.


  • conexware

    @turas:

    hmm… i’m using pa since version 2002. and my bill states already:

    1 : 1870PA002 : PowerArchiver 2002 Personal Lifetime License : Licenses : Key

    so… how long is a lifetime considered to be… 😕


    just found that there is the option for the free update at the bottom of the code-list. so cheers and thanks again for the great program.


    but i think that pa + outlook plugin is more than worth the $7, so i’ll start a new life today 🙂

    br turas.

    business customers from PA 2004 got 2 upgrades for free, which is the difference in this offer. Personal license customers always got free lifetime upgrades.



  • I’m a bit confused about the Outlook plug-in and PA 2009.

    The Outlook plug-in is free for PA 2007 users. But when ordering PA 2009, you have to choose between Standard Edition or Pro Edition with Outlook Plug-in. Does this mean the Outlook plug-in only works with PA 2007 and PA 2009 Pro and not with PA 2009 Standard and thus now the Outlook plug-in became a Pro feature only?

    Robert


  • conexware

    @robert2098:

    I’m a bit confused about the Outlook plug-in and PA 2009.

    The Outlook plug-in is free for PA 2007 users. But when ordering PA 2009, you have to choose between Standard Edition or Pro Edition with Outlook Plug-in. Does this mean the Outlook plug-in only works with PA 2007 and PA 2009 Pro and not with PA 2009 Standard and thus now the Outlook plug-in became a Pro feature only?

    Robert

    If you purchased PA 2007 or any previous version of PA, PAOP will work with every version of PA 2009 and every future version of PA.

    If you purchased PA 2009, PAOP will work with Pro version only.

    I hope that explains it.

    thanks!


  • conexware

    Hello Everyone,

    just to keep everyone updated - final version will be released next week most likely.

    We will keep the upgrade discounts for 2 weeks after we release final release. Translations are coming up as well, and will be released as soon as they are done (English and German are done by us, others will be released as they are sent to us).

    thanks!



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  • conexware

    Big thanks to all of our users. Many, many have upgraded to Pro version and liked its features.

    As promised, we are extending this special offer for next 2 weeks, it will end October 10th.

    Here is new thread created for that offer specifically:
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3358

    As PA 2009 is officially released, this thread will be closed. Translations are coming soon (all should come within month), and of course, this is not end of PA 2009. Those who have been with us for a long time now (10 years!!!) know that we will have at least 4-5 updates before PA 2010, a lot of them being feature updates so please continue writing on wish list and reporting bugs.

    We have some pretty big new features planned for next 6 months and you guys WILL LOVE THEM.

    Once again thanks everyone!


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