ShareTool
ShareTool 2.4.2
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Access local Bonjour services from anywhere in the world.   Shareware ($25.00)
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  • ShareTool has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Yazsoft
ShareTool is the smart and secure way to take your home or office network with you wherever you go. So smart, in fact, that we've been named a Mac Gem and an Apple Staff Pick.

ShareTool is a fast, extremely secure, and magical way to remain connected to your home or office network(s) no matter where you are physically. While connected with ShareTool, many shared (Bonjour-enabled) services on your remote home or office network automatically appear in your Finder, iTunes, iPhoto, and tons of other applications (just as they would if you were physically located at that
What's New
Version 2.4.2:
  • [New] Compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • [Other] Various bug fixes and tweaks.
  • [Other] The demo period has been reset for all users.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later

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ShareTool User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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GoMary reviewed on 03 Mar 2014
Very sad to see ShareTool go! I have used for many years and invaluable. Any news when the free version will be up and running?

Will check out Slink now, to see if it can do the same as ShareTool in the meantime.
[Version 2.4.2]


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Skippingrock reviewed on 25 Feb 2014
Yazsoft has shutdown :(.
They have transferred the codebase of ShareTool to Bains Software which will shortly re-release it as a free application.

http://www.bainsware.com/

It is still working for me but I dare not sign out or change anything with my settings for fear that it will stop.

Sad to see Yazsoft go, but glad they found a home for this one. Wish they did for the other ones they made.

FYI if you are trying to download this, try archive.org.
[Version 2.4.2]


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DavidVance8808 reviewed on 29 Dec 2013
This product is useless...and "technical support" does not exist. This worked for about 5 to 7 days and then just quit. The FAQ's technical support they offer does not address my issue correctly. I know what I'm doing when it comes to most PC's, MAC's and even networking...but this product really is trash. Stay away from it. It's useless.
[Version 2.4.2]


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Tachy0n commented on 12 May 2013
If you are thinking of buying this, now is probably not a good time. Their authentication servers seem to have been down since around the 6th of May, and although we have posted on their forum http://yazsoft.com/f/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2265 there has been no response from the company as to what is wrong, and when we could expect it to be fixed.
Without anything official I can only speculate that they've run out of money.
[Version 2.4.1]

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Yazsoft replied on 14 May 2013
The ShareTool servers are back up and running. The cause was a simple oversight that's been addressed. This shouldn't happen again in the future. Sorry for the inconvenience. Business as usual.
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dichris replied on 18 Oct 2013
This is a serious issue. Six days of no service & not having the systems in place to address a "simple oversight" = zero confidence
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Woofer9220 reviewed on 23 Mar 2013
Don't leave home without this one. This is the most powerful bonjour services app I've used. I'm just hoping they do something for an iPad in the future.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Stuart_99110da1 commented on 01 Aug 2012
Question - Is this TWO licenses for $12.50?
I see that on kagi.com, it is stated that:

ShareTool 2: 2 Licenses (20% OFF) $25.00
IMPORTANT: New ShareTool users should purchase the "2 Licenses" package. A minimum of two licenses is required for use.

SO - I would like to KNOW that this is the same deal - meaning it has the TWO licenses needed to run it.
Thanks,
Stuart
[Version 2.3.2]

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Yazsoft replied on 02 Aug 2012
Yes. The MU Promo gives you two licenses.
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Stuart_99110da1 replied on 02 Aug 2012
Hi Yazsoft, Awww, thanks for the reply clarification. Now, it is too late. The 50% promo is over. :(
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Noivad replied on 01 Feb 2013
mini bundle on sale now including this for the next 19 hours fyi.
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jimkahnw commented on 07 Apr 2012
I couldn't get ShareTool to work in neither a Lion nor a Snow Leopard boot partition on my MBP. I emailed the dev with screen shots of my settings and was told I was good to go. There's probably a settings issue with my router, but the dev never got back to me to trouble shoot. The 6 day trial is ridiculously short if there's no response for tech support. I'll find another way.
[Version 2.3.2]

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Yazsoft replied on 07 Apr 2012
Rating ShareTool 1/2 a star in your situation is unwarranted and baseless. There are thousands of users using ShareTool successfully on a daily basis. Whatever it is that is not working for you is unique to your setup and is unlikely to be a bug or shortcoming in ShareTool. Further, I answer ALL my emails so there is no way I didn't respond to you if I actually received your message. Regardless, I'll be happy to take a look if you can provide me with useful info. Thank you. Johnny.
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jimkahnw replied on 08 Apr 2012
Sorry, Johnny, you didn't reply to my email, or I would be up and running with ShareTool and I wouldn't be writing this. I take these reviews seriously, because it's too easy to fake them. Users should know when there's a problem with a product or the support for the product.
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Yazsoft replied on 08 Apr 2012
There is no problem with the product or the support for the product. If your network is setup in a way that doesn't make it possible for ShareTool (or any other similar apps) to function properly, then unfortunately, there isn't much we can do. Like with any app, there are certain requirements that need to be met. ShareTool cannot function on networks restricted by firewalls or improperly configured routers. If that's the case, then someone in the know should be assisting in troubleshooting and tweaking of your network setup. I can assist only so much unfortunately. I am not physically there with you. And again, I respond to all messages I receive.
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Fireteacher replied on 01 Aug 2012
"There is no problem with the product or the support for the product. "

Interesting response. I was considering purchasing this package until I saw that response, from whom I assume is the seller. I deal with enough unpleasantness enough from people that I must deal with, not willing to add another one. This seems to be a theme with too many individuals selling their personal software products - remember, a soft voice and kind word can overcome a whole host of deficiencies.
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Keomolok reviewed on 10 Jan 2012
I can access my iTunes library anywhere around the world! Screenshare my Mac Mini and iMac from work. Transfer files I forgot at home. Help out my wife without wondering what she's looking at the screen... priceless!

Thanks Yazsoft!
[Version 2.2.7]


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Ogc72 reviewed on 28 Sep 2011
I use it everyday to connect with my different offices. Works very well, now an essential tool for me
[Version 2.2.6]


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Christian-Sodemann reviewed on 07 Apr 2011
Excellent! Works as advertised - and is quite fast even over 3G.
[Version 2.2.2]


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Maury56 had trouble on 20 Apr 2011
Does this work with my iPad2? Can I access my home miniMac when I am out in a WiFi spot with my iPad2?
Maury
[Version 2.2.2]

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GoMary replied on 03 Mar 2014
Only works on OS X, and not on iOS.

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Whuslik rated on 24 May 2013

[Version 2.4.1]



Vasilyz rated on 10 Feb 2013

[Version 2.4.1]



Pmu8158 rated on 04 Nov 2012

[Version 2.4]



Physhbourne rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 2.3.2]



chrisbh rated on 05 Sep 2012

[Version 2.3.2]



DasM rated on 17 Aug 2012

[Version 2.3.2]



Komododraak rated on 15 Aug 2012

[Version 2.3.2]



Lionji rated on 01 Aug 2012

[Version 2.3.2]



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Jred21 rated on 13 Jun 2012

[Version 2.3.2]



Skrylar rated on 21 May 2012

[Version 2.3.2]


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License:Shareware
Date:14 Oct 2013
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ShareTool is the smart and secure way to take your home or office network with you wherever you go. So smart, in fact, that we've been named a Mac Gem and an Apple Staff Pick.

ShareTool is a fast, extremely secure, and magical way to remain connected to your home or office network(s) no matter where you are physically. While connected with ShareTool, many shared (Bonjour-enabled) services on your remote home or office network automatically appear in your Finder, iTunes, iPhoto, and tons of other applications (just as they would if you were physically located at that network).

For example, let's assume you're away for business or on vacation somewhere. With ShareTool, you would be able to:
  • encrypt all of your Web traffic and route it through your home network
  • browse the Web securely
  • listen to your entire home iTunes music library,
  • iTunes Home Sharing fully supported across the internet
  • control the screen of any of your home computers,
  • grab that important file you forgot to bring with you
  • connect to your FileMaker Pro database
  • connect to your complete home iPhoto library
  • print on your home network
  • and a whole lot more
ShareTool automatically provides Bonjour over VPN connections as well. No messy configuration required. In addition, you can run ShareTool as a Mac OS X service via a background daemon. This means you don't actually need to be logged in as a user to share your network. Further, ShareTool 2 supports connecting to multiple networks at the same time! There no longer is a limit to the number of networks you can be connected to simultaneously.

ShareTool is the smartest, safest, and most efficient way to access your home or office networks no matter where you are.


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