PowerDesk Pro 7

It looks like a new version of PowerDesk Pro is finally here.

PowerDesk has long been my favorite desktop file manager and replacement for Windows Explorer. But version 6, which was released in 2005 and last updated in 2006, has been feeling a little long in the tooth recently. Although clicking on its EasyUpdate link (on the Help menu) still says "You have the latest software version. No update is necessary.", I discovered today that the PowerDesk home page is now featuring PowerDesk Pro 7.

I haven't received any e-mail announcement of the new version yet, and I can't find any indication of upgrade pricing for licensed users of version 6 on their website, so this might be brand new. In any case, it's good to know this fine product is getting another update.



Minimalist error message

"Just keep on movin', folks. Nothing to see here. Really, this is all you need to know. Anything else would only confuse you."

This is a real error dialog from a real app. Not a beta release, either. And no, I didn't capture the screenshot before the dialog was fully rendered - this is the whole thing. (I did add the caption, though.)

So we're not only left to wonder what the error was, but also what application had the error in the first place. Huh.