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Press Release for 30 Oct 2002

Stairways Software releases Interarchy 6.0

Perth, Western Australia - 30 Oct 2002 - Perth, Western Australia -, Stairways Software Pty Ltd, Kagi and MacTank are pleased to announce Interarchy 6.0.1, the award-winning Internet file transfer software for the Macintosh. It enables a Macintosh user to access files on other computers over the Internet. Interarchy uses the standard Internet protocols FTP, SFTP and HTTP, so Interarchy can access files on virtually any type of computer or device.

Version 6.0 introduces several major new features. Comprehensive SFTP support stands out, as well as a new simple integrated queueing, scheduling and bookmarking system that makes the live's easier of those with complex file transfer needs. The engine has also been overhauled to provide unlimited file length handling (9 Exabytes), filenames up to 255 chars and URLs up to 2501.

Interarchy 6.0 runs natively on Mac OS X, Mac OS 9 or Mac OS 8.5+.

The major changes between version 5 and version 6 were:

Version 6.0.1 is a bug fix release on version 6.0. Changes include:

The major changes between version 4 and version 5 were:

New since version 5.0, Interarchy has an advanced and highly intelligent mirroring system that allows you to synchronize a local folder with a remote folder in several different ways, including an easy-to-use automatic mirroring system called FTP Disk, which works with SFTP as well.

Interarchy 6.0 runs natively on Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, and Mac OS 8.5+.

Interarchy was formerly known as Anarchie. The name change came during the transition from version 3.7 to version 3.8, and was the result of a failed legal dispute with a party that had registered the domain name

Interarchy is the most popular software in its class. Interarchy has won numerous awards throughout its 11 year history, including two nominations for the MacWorld Editors Choice Award. Interarchy has an estimated 650,000 users and the Interarchy User Group has a highly active population of over 800. Interarchy received rave TV reviews as early as 1994 on the McNeil/Lehrer show.

Interarchy 6.0 is engineered by Stairways Software Pty Ltd and distributed by Kagi. Interarchy 6.0 is licensed on a per workstation basis.

Macs Cost 1 $45 5 $95 10 $150 20 $250 50 $450 100 $750 200 $1,000 500 $1,500

New customers can purchase Interarchy from <>. For licenses larger than 500 seats, lodge a sales enquiry at <>.

Version 6.0 is a paid upgrade from version 5.0. Customers who purchased Interarchy 5.0 after 25 June 2002 have been issued a free upgrade to Interarchy 6.0. To claim your free upgrade look up your Interarchy 5.0 purchase at <>.

Customers who purchased Interarchy 5.0 before 25 June 2002 will be able to upgrade to Interarchy 6.0 at a discount. For instructions on claiming your discounted upgrade to 6.0, look up your Interarchy 5.0 purchase at <>.

A fully-functional unlicensed version of Interarchy will be available until the 4th of February 2003. It can be downloaded from <>.

The Interarchy User Group is an online community consisting of the developers and users of Interarchy. It is located on the web at <>.

Extensive online documentation on Interarchy, edited by Chris Pepper, can be found at <>.

For sales enquires, customer service, technical support, or to contact project management, our current contact information is listed at <>.

Interarchy will build a default Interarchy preferences folder on first installation. The default startup item is the Organizer window, but this is completely configurable, as are the contents of the Go menu. Changes are accomplished by modifying the Interarchy Preferences folder. You can navigate to this folder by selecting File:Show:Preferences Folder in Interarchy's menus.

For more information about anything to do with Interarchy come to our main web site at


Andrew Tomazos

Project Manager

The Interarchy Development Team

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