Softhing’s FTP Maker ($30) is a clever program that lets you build and distribute mini-applications to automate uploading files to your FTP server. You provide the server settings, FTP Maker builds an uploader app you can give away, and then users drag and drop to send their files to your server. It can compress files before uploading, automatically add prefixes and suffixes to file names, and show how long an upload will take. You can even you add your own logo to the uploader apps you create!
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.