GoAnywhere Desktop Client for Windows Release Notes

March 23, 2021 - Version 3.1.2

  • Optimized the client for increased speed and stability.
  • Updated the appearance of messages inside the Notification window.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause accounts to switch to read-only mode in rare cases.
  • Improved various UI elements for better useability.

December 2, 2020 - Version 3.1.1

  • Fixed an issue that caused the installer to fail because of a missing dependency.

April 21, 2020 - Version 3.1.0

  • Added a new feature to navigate directly to a folder path within the Web User's Secure Folders.
  • Added a timestamp to notifications for GoDrive events.
  • Added the ability to enabled or disable Windows Authentication for existing device accounts.
  • Upgraded the internal storage used for GoDrive data to support newer and stronger cryptography.
  • Improved the cleanup process for accounts that don't complete the registration process.
  • Improved the startup process when there are multiple accounts.
  • Fixed an issue where, in rare cases, the device would continuously try to authenticate when the Web User was disabled.

May 23, 2019 - Version 3.0.1

  • Reimplemented the automatic account registration from the command line installer.
  • Improved the registration process so it doesn't require elevated permissions on the local system.
  • Improved the Transfer Activity to allow for opening or navigating directly to downloaded files.
  • Added uploading of folders from the Upload button.
  • Improved how the multi-select of files and folders works.
  • Updated the default download directory to a GoAnywhere folder in the user's Downloads directory.
  • Updated the default log level to INFO instead of DEBUG.
  • Multiple user interface and stability improvements.

April 24, 2019 - Version 3.0.0 - Beta

  • Rebranded GoDrive for Windows as GoAnywhere Desktop Client.
  • Overhauled the user interface to be more modern and to match the look and feel of the Web Client.
  • Added support for devices to work with the Web User's Secure Folders. The new desktop client provides the following Secure Folder features:
    • Listing the Secure Folders file system with file size and last modified date information.
    • Upload and Download support of folders with persistent folder structure.
    • Drag and drop from Windows Explorer to the GoAnywhere Desktop Client to upload files and folders.
    • Renaming of files or folders.
    • Drag and drop within the application to move files and folders.
    • Deleting files and folders.
    • Multiselect files and folders to perform mass delete, move, or download actions.
    • Creating new folders.
    • Breadcrumb style navigation to show current folder path and navigate to parent folders.
    • Transfer Activity to view status of uploads and downloads.
    • Local settings to define the default download folder and the default behavior when uploading a file that already exists.
  • New authentication scheme that is safer and prevents Web Users from being accidentally disabled.
    • Existing accounts will be automatically migrated to the new authentication scheme when first connecting to a server that supports it.
    • This allows for the support of single sign-on and multi-factor authentication when registering a device.
    • Device will prompt the user to reauthenticate their Web User when determined by administrator settings on the server.
  • Added the option to Activate GoDrive for a newly registered device instead of automatically downloading data.

November 1, 2018 - Version 2.5.0

  • Upgraded the type of file system mount used by GoDrive to avoid issues if legacy mounts are disabled.
  • Fixed multiple issues related to Microsoft Office documents being corrupt, leaving behind temporary files, or causing GoDrive to go into Read Only mode.
  • Fixed an issue where conflicting folder names could cause GoDrive to go into Read Only mode.
  • Fixed an issue where changing a user’s permission to a shared file/folder could cause GoDrive to go into Read Only mode in specific scenarios.

May 22, 2018 - Version 2.4.1

  • Fixed an issue where editing Microsoft Office documents would result in a conflict file instead of a new revision.

April 13, 2018 - Version 2.4.0

  • Updated the uninstall process to notify the server that the device has been deactivated.
  • Improved the stability of the Activity window.
  • Improved the responsiveness of GoDrive when there is a lot of activity.
  • Updated the validation when changing the account password.
  • Modified the registration process so the URL is persisted when using the Back button.
  • Improved the error handling when attempting to mount the drive to a drive letter that is already taken.

February 20, 2018 - Version 2.3.0

  • Added a new feature to allow an account to not start automatically when the application starts.
  • Changed the scroll bar on the list of accounts in the Manage Accounts window so it only shows up when needed.
  • Improved validation during the registration process.
  • Fixed an application crash that would occur when stopping an account while transferring a file.
  • Fixed an application crash that would occur when clearing account activity while the account is syncing.

October 13, 2017 - Version 2.2.0

  • Rebranded GoAnywhere Desktop Client as a HelpSystems product.
  • Increased the account User Name field length from 20 to 64 characters.

February 21, 2017 – Version 2.1.0

  • Added the ability to pass connection settings as parameters to the silent installer.

November 17, 2016 – Version 2.0.0

  • Added the ability to use Windows Authentication for Single Sign-On which eliminates the need for password updates in the GoAnywhere Desktop Client when a user's network password changes.

May 24, 2016 – Version 1.2.0

  • Upgraded the Callback File System to version 5.1.164 which addresses an occasional mount media issue on Windows 10.
  • Added an ability to clear recent activity messages from context menu.
  • Added an ability to automatically recover from a corrupt file storage
  • Added missing ‘About’ window which is a quick way to find application’s version and copyright information.
  • Improved notification messages and toast messages for Windows 10.
  • Improved user input validation

December 21, 2015 – Version 1.1.1

  • Fixed a memory leak that could potentially lead to application crashes due to "Out of Memory" errors when syncing a large number of files.

December 7, 2015 – Version 1.1.0

  • Enhanced the UI to provide a more unified look and feel of GoDrive clients across all platforms.
  • Added a new unified notification window to allow more information to be displayed for sync actions and interactive context for those actions.
  • Added transfer progress notification for files synced between the GoAnywhere MFT Server and GoDrive Client.
  • Added file type icons for each known type in the notification window.
  • Enhanced the file sync messages to allow a file or folder to be opened from the notification window.
  • Enhanced the Share Invitation notification to display the file being shared, the person sharing the file, and the date the file was shared.
  • Enhanced the auto-reconnect process when connection to the server is lost.
  • Enhanced the Manage Accounts window to be more informative and allow managing all accounts from a single window.
  • Added a permission check on move/rename actions prior to notifying the server.
  • Added process to clean up roles associated with an account when that account is removed.
  • Fixed an issue with the installer that could prevent the Callback File System (CBFS) drivers from being updated.

October 22, 2015 – Version 1.0.5

  • Fixed an issue where the file size and end of file was not being updated appropriately when editing files locally.

Sepember 1, 2015 – Version 1.0.4

  • Created an exclusion list to better handle certain file types that might cache a lot of temporary data to the GoDrive folder.
  • Added support for TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2

April 7, 2015 – Version 1.0.3

  • When deleting files/folders remotely, entries would not be removed correctly from client DB.
  • Resolved an issue when folder is deleted and created with the same name while client is paused.
  • Re-ordered event handling to ensure that move operations are handled at the correct time in relation to other remote actions.

January 30, 2015 – Version 1.0.2

  • Improved security when multiple users share the same PC.

January 22, 2015 – Version 1.0.1

  • Better error handling to allow continuous file synching.
  • Improved start up efficiency after large amounts of local changes.
  • Fixed an issue with the application icon when running on Windows Vista.
  • Replaced a cryptic error message with a more meaningful one.

January 14, 2015 – Version 1.0.0

  • Initial release.