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Saladin 1.0 released

Version 1.0 of Saladin is available for download. You can see a presentation of the most important new features in this video created by Łukasz Grabowski:

The most important and visible change is a completely redesigned, modern user interface, which includes a new toolbar layout, new icons drawn by Łukasz Grabowski, dark and white themes and a compact mode in which the toolbar is collapsed into a menu bar. Now you will have more room than ever for working with your files.

The internal file viewer also has a lot of improvements. You can now select multiple files, view them using the Shift+F3 shortcut and quickly navigate between them using P and N shortcuts (or Alt+Left/Right if you prefer). The text viewer can display line numbers and the image viewer can automatically rotate JPG images and display detailed information about images. Also, the last used search phrases and file patterns are now remembered across various Saladin functions.

Another small but useful feature is the ability to configure a home directory, separately for each panel, and to quickly switch to that home directory using the home icon or the Alt+Home shortcut.

Saladin now supports six languages, including the new German and Russian translations created by Oliver Osranek and Aleksey Cheremnykh. Many thanks to all contributors and the entire community of Saladin users!

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Saladin 0.6 released

Version 0.6 of Saladin includes Spanish translation created by Patricia Martín Chozas and Gonzalo Mena Morales. If you would like to translate Saladin to your language, please read the Translation guide in the Saladin Wiki.

Other changes in this version:

  • The background color of transparent areas of viewed images can be switched between black and white.
  • A problem with panel size changing in some situations was fixed.

Saladin 0.5 released

The latest version 0.5 of Saladin comes with the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • The internal viewer now has a full screen mode. Also it's possible to view files directly from ZIP archives without having to unpack them first.
  • The internal text viewer has a "go to line" command and displays the total number of lines in the status bar.
  • The Pack To ZIP command now has an explicit "overwrite" option. When selected, the whole archive is erased if it already exists, just like in previous versions. Otherwise, files can be added to the existing archive.
  • The drive bar no longer shows media libraries, shared folders and other items except for drives.
  • Copying file names from the search results was fixed.

Saladin 0.4 released

Version 0.4 of Saladin, which was released today, contains the following new features and improvements:

  • A confirmation dialog is displayed when copying or moving files using Drag & Drop method. This helps prevent accidentally dragging files and makes it possible to rename them during the operation. This option can be disabled in program settings.
  • It is possible to zoom and rotate images in the image viewer. Images can also be automatically shrinked to fit the window if they are too large.
  • Saladin now has a built-in search function which allows to search for files by name and by content (in case of text files). You can easily view or edit files directly from search results. The standard Windows search function can still be used by opening the current folder in the Explorer.
  • It is now possible to enter multiple patterns when selecting/unselecting files and when searching by separating them with a semicolon.
  • A Refresh Drives command is available in the contextual menu of the drive bar in case it's not refreshed automatically.

Also note that the official binaries are now digitally signed with a certificate. This should prevent security warnings from both Windows and anti-virus software.

Saladin 0.3 released

Version 0.3 of Saladin was released today. The internal file viewer was slightly improved and loads files asynchronously, so it works better with very large files and slow media like CD drives or network folders. It is also possible to configure the font used in the binary view and the text view. A new compatibility method of creating folders was added just in case the standard method doesn't work. Finally, the Brazilian Portuguese translation was added.

Even though the major version number is "zero", after using it constantly for 1,5 years I consider it stable and completely sufficient for everyday use. I'm planning to keep improving it and adding small features, but it will remain a simple and lightweight file manager. I don't intend to make it a heavy duty all-purpose tool like many similar shareware applications.

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