Simply put the plan for 2015 is Interarchy 11. I know many of you have been waiting for this upgrade for a long time — I know I have!
What's coming in Interarchy 11? Lots. I'm hesitant to use the dreaded word rewrite, but much of Interarchy 11 is bordering on that. Much has been completely rebuilt using modern 64-bit Cocoa frameworks and Swift. Interarchy's interface has been refreshed and refined with a fresh new look and feel. Strong emphasis has been placed on automating complex tasks.
Speed improvements have been made, especially when using iFTP1 to update large files.
Intelligent caching now make browsing and working with remote servers much more responsive. Browsing a SFTP server half way around the world, for example, can be much faster than browsing a local NAS volume via the Finder.
iFTP's plugin system, introduced in Interarchy 10, has been heavily improved upon. It is now much easier to use and develop for. Custom commands can now display dialogues, provide feedback, and interact with the user. A built-in plugin editor makes it much easier to write your own commands.
Remote folder actions allows you to attach scripts to specific remote folders and have these scripts run automatically whenever you add files to the folder. You could, for example, attach a script that automatically resizes uploaded images for regular and retina displays.
There is a OS X 10.10 Yosemite Finder extension to make syncing folders and working with Net Disks much simpler.
That is just a brief overview. I've spent a long time lovingly working on Interarchy 11. There are plenty more new features and improvements.
I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about Interarchy 11. Some of the obvious questions are:
How soon will Interarchy 11 be shipping?
Interarchy 11 isn't finished yet, but it's getting close. It is now at the point that I'm using it to transfer and sync all my files rather than Interarchy 10. I anticipate it will be ready for beta testing sometime around Spring.
What if I don't own Interarchy already? Should I buy today?
Yes. From now on, anyone who buys Interarchy 10 will receive a free upgrade to Interarchy 11 when it ships.
What about Interarchy for iOS?
If you follow @nolobe on Twitter you may have noticed a screenshot I posted a few months back showing Interarchy on my home screen. It is something I have been working on it in conjunction with Interarchy 11 and hope to release alongside 11 although I'm making no promises.
Interarchy File Transfer Protocol. Interarchy's own file transfer protocol that runs on top of SSH without the need to install any special software on the server. Just a standard unix-like server with SSH and perl. ↩