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KO Approach 0.4.5 Is Here

by Kerido Saturday, May 15, 2010 10:22 AM

It's been slightly more than a month since we released KO Approach version 0.4.4. Now we're excited to say that version 0.4.5 is here. We decided to publish updates more frequently in order to keep the users and the contributors in better sync with what we do at KO Software.

We should say that it is mostly a service release. One of the motives for it is that the previous version provides absolutely no support for right-to-left text direction. With this new version, the Hebrew language file is finally available for download. That means, thousands of users from Israel can now access Windows folders and files faster, in their mother tongue! I would like to thank Arik S. Petrov once again for his great work.

Regarding localization, I am hoping that a German language file is coming real soon now.

Another reason for this upgrade is the feedback we've been getting from some of our users who complain that there is no way to tell which plug-in is loaded in the unregistered mode. Well, we've added a new page to the Options dialog box. Hopefully, this should address the issue:

Plugins tab

With this page, unregistered users will have more control over which plug-ins are loaded. For example, if you do not need to preview text files and play back WAV sounds instantly, but do need to quickly preview graphics from KO Approach menus, you can disable InstantTxt.dll and InstantWave.dll so that Scope.dll will be loaded. In other words, you can tell KO Approach to load only those plug-ins that you need.

There are also some security updates in this release that improve the overall stability of the product. We highly encourage everybody to upgrade. Have fun using KO Approach!

Our YouTube Channel

by Kerido Monday, May 10, 2010 10:02 AM

KO Software now has a YouTube channel featuring KO Approach demonstration videos. As of today, we've added two demonstrations.

The first video is an introduction to KO Approach. You will see how KO Approach really speeds up access to Windows folders and files.

The second video describes program downloading and installation completely from scratch. You will see that KO Approach installs in just a few seconds. Immediately after installation, KO Approach runs in the Unregistered mode. You can run the program under this mode for unlimited time with only a few limitations. The main features, such as quick file and folder access, are still available.

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Approach Masters Dutch

by Kerido Wednesday, May 5, 2010 8:05 AM

I would like to thank our new contributor, Orjan De Smet, for translating KO Approach to Dutch. Again, the way Approach looks in this new outfit is quite pleasing to the eye:

General tab

Behavior tab

Settings tab