The long awaited new version of my free Windows utility, File Transfer Time Calculator (FTTC for short), has just been released. So what’s new in this version? What’s changed? What’s the same? Well, my friends, you will find out in this post!
Changes in this version
There are 5 notable new features in this version, compared to the previous version, 2.1, which only had a couple of minor tweaks.
- You can now choose between 2 program modes when you launch the program. In Standard Mode, all output from the program is printed to the screen, just like any normal program. In version 1, this was the only user mode. Speakout mode is a bit more special. In this mode, the tool’s output is passed to a screen reader or the operating system’s default speech synthesizer if no screen reader is installed or running on the system. This mode even supports braille display output where possible. This mode is useful for those with limited vision or no eyesight at all. In versions 2.0 and 2.1, this is the default mode. But here in version 2.5, it can be chosen from the main menu upon launch.
- After a calculation, you now have the option to copy the final result to your clipboard so you can paste it anywhere you like. Simply type a lower case y at the input prompt, press Enter and the result will be copied.
- After a calculation, you now have the option to have the program write a text file and save it to your desktop. This file contains a step-by-step explanation on how the data you entered in the file size and transfer speed fields was used to calculate the transfer time. To generate this file, type a lower case y and press enter when the input prompt appears.
- In previous versions of FTTC, if you entered 0 into the transfer speed field, the program would just accept it and proceed with the calculation, ultimately causing the program to violently explode trying to divide by 0. Now, however, the software has its brain in gear and is smart enough to detect when a user is attempting interplanetary destruction by trying to perform mathematically impossible calculations. If you enter 0 into the transfer speed field now, the tool will spit out an error and you’ll be asked to enter the transfer speed again.
- The program now features sound effects. Upon certain events, such as entering invalid data or successfully performing an action like copying a result to the clipboard or generating an explanation file, a sound will play alongside the printed or spoken message. These sounds will differ based on what version of Windows the tool is running on.
What versions of Windows does FTTC 2.5 support?
Many versions of Windows are supported.
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows 8
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows 8.1
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows 10
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2019
There’s enough FTTC for everyone!
Why not try File Transfer Time Calculator for yourself! You never know, you might find it useful.
To download this new version of the software, click here.