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Closing Down Coriolis Systems

Alastair Houghton:

The shift to APFS and the continuing lock down of the platform have meant that our existing products have become obsolete and their sales have declined to a trickle. Perhaps, if the full APFS documentation had been released somewhat before users’ machines were converted over to it, things might be different — though even then I’m not sure Apple’s current focus on security is conducive to a viable market for third-party utility software, solid state storage really doesn’t require defragmenting in 99% of cases and in all likelihood the Mac line will at some point shift to ARM at which point you won’t be able to run Windows on it except through emulation, which will substantially reduce the market for partitioning tools also.

Aura, our AC-3 compatible real-time encoder, doesn’t sell in any volume, and right now Coriolis isn’t covering its costs.

Previously: iDefrag and iPartition Discontinued.

3 Comments

That's sad. I always liked the fact that Mac OS had such a wealth of indie developer support. Lot of good programs have ceased to exist.

Sad to see you go as I still have a large raid that needs defragging but then I guess we're more specialized use case. So thank you for a great product...

Thought once I saw Zipster out there as the entire source base. Maybe I was dreaming.

Still using Zipster and still loving how it integrates with the Finder. The annoying closure of the zip files home folder apparently has been fixed in the FTFF Finder (?) because that was just about the only issue Zipster seemed to have. It is a bit shy on really big zip files though.

Anyway, know that you left a positive mark on the world. I would argue that Zipster still has a market, maybe not profitable, you would know better perhaps.

Did it go open source?

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