Cyberduck, the free and popular file transfer application, has released a new update. Version 4.0 extends the much-awaited indigenous Windows support, while adding also new features such as the power to upload the various services of cloud storage and maintenance for files to the extent of five terabytes in size.

The other significant feature is that Cyberduck may now look after one’s Google Docs, permitting one to directly upload files to one’s account to convert the same. This is a big thing if one has several documents. Uploading of images is supported and may be imported utilizing OCR or optical character recognition. For all new features of Cyberduck one may refer the official change log.

The recent edition of Cyberduck 4.0 has come out of beta which can be downloaded free. The software is basically an SFTP/FTP client; however, it also can upload to different cloud platforms comprising of Google, WebDAV, Windows Azure, Rackspace, and more.

Some other features which are new include the capability to choose a bookmark for uploading while dragging files in the apps, or copy and paste utilizing menu for duplicating. Innumerable bugs have been quashed in the meanwhile, like high CPU utilization after completing a transfer. Lengthy histories must not result in slowing down and queued transfers always should begin in perfect order in place of a random one. The Mac software is consisting of the Universal Binary needing Mac OS X 10.5. Windows version is available also for the first time, giving support to Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Apple has filed quietly for getting a patent which may hint at Mac OS X Lion receiving an in built cloud feature backup. The app, labelled Safe Deposit Box in patent, will let users drop and drag files into encrypted space of optional type which will keep them secure not requiring a system of entire volume protection such as File Vault. However, preferences will let users able to maintain a local copy and thrust it out to the cloud storage or server bank for backup off-site.

If a users desires, they can prioritize files via a system of rating which will automatically identify what standard of backup and security they receive. Security will be fine grained relatively as well. It can lock down files on a primary level having encryption.