October 30, 2023
October 26, 2023
October 02, 2023
September 06, 2023
In the beginning of august we launched File Juggler version 3. Simon had been working on it on and off for over 3 years and was finally at a point where all the things he had planned was ready.
So, we launched it.
And a steady stream of emails describing bugs, crashes, issues, and problems started.
Now a month and 5 updates later it seems like we have it under control and the major issues is solved.
Thank you for your patience and support to all of you who wrote and told us about the issues you were having.
Could we have tested it more before we launched it? - Yes.
Would it have meant that version 3 would still be gathering digital dust? - almost certainly yes.
By launching we committed to getting it done. So even though it wasn't the prettiest process we are glad we did it.
Version 3 has some clear advantages to version 2 and now it is finally out there Juggling Files.
August 31, 2023
August 24, 2023
Adds an option to delete log after a number of days. This ensures that the log file doesn't grow too large.
You can find the delete options in the settings menu (the small cog) under "Log Settings...".
August 21, 2023
This version fixes bugs in File Juggler 3.0 and 3.0.1.
August 18, 2023
This version fixes various bugs and crashes in File Juggler 3.0
Thanks to everyone reporting and helping us with problems and bugs in the new release.
August 04, 2023
This update of File Juggler makes it easer to understand and manage your rules. File Juggler will now tell you what it's working on when it's juggling files, and the new log makes it easier to go back in time and see what File Juggler has changed and find errors and troubleshoot your setup.
File Juggler will now always process rules in the order they are listed in the interface. This makes it better for sets of rules that work together. For example, you could create a rule that moves all word files from a folder, and a second rule that moves all files from same folder. In File Juggler 3 you can be certain that the first rule has run before the second rule runs. In other words the first rule will always move the word files before the second rule runs.
Upgrading from version 2: On first run, FJ3 will copy your rules from FJ2, but the two versions are otherwise seperate. Configuration changes in one version will not affect the other, and you can install and uninstall them seperately. Make sure you disable FJ2 when you install FJ3, so that you don't have the same rules running twice.
May 10, 2023
File Juggler has been Simons side project for 10 years and for the same period Astrid has been hearing about it over the dinner table. (Some time with the blank stare of an art historian listening to the technical talk from a programmer).
As Simons work schedules as a freelance programmer has increased along with our son’s soccer practice and boy scout meetings, the time spend on File Juggler dropped away.
It came to the point of letting go and closing the program or freeing up some of Simon’s time. We decided to do the latter.
So, Astrid is now part of File Juggler and in charge of emails and communication. This gives Simon more time for what he does best – building good software.
As an art historian turned gardener, don’t expect answers to technical problems from Astrid, but lost registration keys, order problems and refund requests, Astrid will answer with a smile (and maybe some funky spelling, being dyslectic and not writing in her own language).
We are looking forward to 10 more year with File Juggler – now as a team as well as husband and wife.
September 01, 2020
In the latest release you might get a warning from Windows Defender that it "prevented an unrecognized app from starting".
If you do, click the "more info" link to continue. There is no security risk involved with installing File Juggler.
File juggler is digitally signed. This is to make sure that File Juggler comes from me / my company (bitvaerk), and not from someone else. To sign File Juggler i need a digital certificate that can only be purchased after a check that I am who I say I am.
For this release i've signed the application with a new certificate, as these need to be updated every few years. This causes Defender to mark the program as "unrecognized" because the certificate is new and defender hasn't seen it before. The certificate now needs to "gain reputation": each time someone download and installs the program it gains positive reputation and in time the warning will dissapear. I think this should happen in maybe a month.
Read more about this process here on microsoft's site:
Microsoft SmartScreen & Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates
My opinion on this subject is summed up very well (and more politely than I would have managed) by the Wikipedia page on smartscreen:
"Another criticism is that SmartScreen makes non-commercial/small end software development unaffordable. Developers either have to purchase standard code signing certificates or more expensive extended validation certificates. Extended validation certificates allow the developer to immediately establish reputation with SmartScreen but are often unaffordable for people developing software either for free or not for immediate profit. The standard code signing certicates however pose a "catch-22" for developers, since SmartScreen warnings make people reluctant to download software, as a consequence to get downloads requires first passing Smartscreen, passing SmartScreen requires getting reputation and getting reputation is dependent on downloads."
Developer of File Juggler
August 25, 2020
August 16, 2020
April 09, 2019
This version improves stability when monitoring network locations. If a network connection is lost and connected again, File Juggler will continue monitoring more consistently.
This update also have a few minor adjustments and bugfixes.
April 08, 2019
It's been slow with updates for version 2 the latest year or so. This is partly because i've been working more in my dayjob, and have had less time for File Juggler, and partly because I've been working on some bigger changes that I haven't published and will probably be a version 3.
The keywords for this next update is consistency and communication. I don't plan to really add any new features, but instead to improve on the core functionality. This means:
I think this update will make File Juggler easier to work with, easier to understand and better suited for all kinds of professional use.
If work keeps progressing at the steady pace it is right now, I'll be able to release a beta in the fall.
April 14, 2018
April 07, 2018
January 30, 2018
November 28, 2017
Solves a problem where "file contents does not contain..." condition would not work.
Solves a problem that would cause File Juggler to crash when editing a rule
November 12, 2017
September 29, 2017
File Juggler has better options for extracting and using contents in documents. Configurable variables gives you improved flexibility when creating rules.
September 28, 2017
File Juggler 2.0 has better options for extracting and using contents in documents. Configurable variables gives you improved flexibility when creating rules.
File Juggler 2.0 will not import your rules from version 1.3.x, so you will need to recreate rules manually. File Juggler 2.0 will install and run seperately from 1.3, so you will not lose any data when upgrading and you can switch back easily.
If you don't need any of the new features in 2.0, there's no problem in staying with 1.3.
You can run 1.3 and 2.0 at the same time, if you make sure they don't work in the same directory. This will of course use additional system resources.
A File Juggler license is valid for both versions, and you can use the same registration key.
August 02, 2016
January 23, 2016
May 21, 2015
A minor release, that solves a few bugs.
August 30, 2014
A few minor bugfixes and potential crashes fixed
August 11, 2014
August 09, 2014
June 14, 2014
November 02, 2013
File Juggler 1.32 contains several bugfixes and improved stability. No new features, but I recommend upgrading, especially if you use "If file contains" with pdf files.
September 06, 2013
April 12, 2013
January 11, 2013
November 30, 2012
October 01, 2012
August 01, 2012
Beta 0.6 is the second beta release of File Juggler
July 01, 2012
First beta release of File Juggler