After several months of beta-testing and fine tuning, we are excited to announce the final release of a new tool Zentimo 1.0!
This version is now available for purchase, and as promised, we’re offering significant discounts on Zentimo purchases to existing customers. Learn more about purchasing and discounts on the Zentimo Order Page. In addition, several minor bugs have been fixed, and we have improved the appearance of the tray icon.
Read further to learn about the many new features that distinguish Zentimo from USB Safely Remove.
- More powerful and informative device menu
Now with this menu you can see the device drive volume and free space, display hidden devices in a click right in the menu, and do frequent actions in a click such as browsing a drive or launching a portable program
- Honest drive speed test
The program can show the real performance of your device
- Portable application quick launch menu
Just a menu where you can add programs from your drive and run them in a couple of clicks.
- TrueCrypt integration
Your TrueCrypt containers that are stored on external drives can be handled like a part of device: you can see them on the device menu, they can be automatically mounted/dismounted on device connection/disconnection and even if a program prevents TrueCrypt volume from being stopped Zentimo allows you to see and unlock such programs.
- Portable settings
You can set up your device name, image or app quick launch list once and these settings will be available on the other computers where Zentimo is installed
And this is just the beginning, we are going to add many more features to make it a full-fledged external storage manager! It doesn’t mean that we will stop working on USB Safely Remove, it will stay an elegant and lightweight tool for safe hardware removal without hassles and we will develop it in this vein. Our goal is to provide the most appropriate tool for your needs: if you need something simple and easy, consider USB Safely Remove, but if you need more features at your fingertips choose Zentimo!
License policy of Zentimo differs a bit from USB Safely Remove‘s. You can still use the program for lifetime and on each of your computers, but there is a different approach to upgrades. Zentimo has three kinds of personal licenses: basic (with one year of upgrades included), two years of upgrades and of course lifetime upgrades. After your upgrade period is expired you can either continue with the latest version or purchase maintenance renewal which costs a fraction of the initial license price.
Real life shows that the only lifetime upgrade policy like in USB Safely Remove is not a good practice since our user base and support loading grows while the revenue stays the same, so we have to spend more time to support users and less to improve the program. This is good neither for the company nor for our users. We are going to implement such upgrade policy in USB Safely Remove as well, but of course this will concern only new customers, those who already purchased the lifetime licenses will get lifetime upgrades. Promise is promise.
Update from August 28th: Licenses with lifetime upgrades are no longer available to sell. Only licenses with one or two year upgrade subscription are available. However everyone who already purchased the licenses with lifetime upgrades are eligible for lifetime upgrades.