This article originally appeared in TidBITS on 2010-05-14 at 10:04 a.m.
The permanent URL for this article is: http://tidbits.com/article/11278
Include images: Off

ShareTool 2.0

by Doug McLean

Yazsoft has released a major upgrade to its secure Bonjour remote networking utility ShareTool [1], which enables users to access local resources over the Internet. While similar to Apple's Back to My Mac service, ShareTool also enables users to print to local printers and use iTunes Music Sharing, iPhoto Sharing, and SFTP, in addition to basic file and screen sharing. (And, of course, it doesn't require a MobileMe account.) Major changes in ShareTool 2.0 include support for connecting to multiple networks simultaneously, the capability to save login information to the Keychain, and improved security, performance, and reliability. The latest version also adds transparent SOCKS/HTTPS proxy support, doesn't require users to remember IP addresses or port numbers, introduces on-the-fly compression for improved performance, and ensures secure Wi-Fi hotspot Web browsing. ($15 new per computer, free upgrade for users who have purchased in the past month, 9.3 MB)

[1]: http://www.yazsoft.com/products/sharetool/