About

About Etresoft, Inc.

Etresoft, Inc. is software development and consulting corporation that has been in business, in both the USA and Canada, since 1997. We have developed and shipped a number of consumer software tools for both Macintosh and Windows systems. Our products are used by major corporations, governments, educational institutions, and over half a million people. Read more about our products on the Products page.

Etresoft, Inc. personnel have consulted with and worked for major government agencies, militaries, and educational institutions. Etresoft, Inc.’s work has evolved from databases, to satellite command and control systems, to real-time simulators, to information science. Read more about these projects on our Projects page.

Contact information:
Etresoft, Inc.
200-6-470 King Street West
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2K9
Canada

All brand and product names on this site are trademarks of their respective holders.

Read Etresoft, Inc.’s Privacy Policy.

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Products

Products

Future products

EtreMap

EtreMap will be a full-featured, professional GIS application for the iPhone and iPad. EtreMap will use the open-source GDAL library to provide support for over 200 different raster and vector data formats. For full functionality, GDAL depends on two GPL-licensed libraries, making it incompatible with Apple’s App Stores. We have re-written these libraries using the Boost Geometry classes.

EtreMap will disrupt GIS software by making datasets easily mappable and providing quick and easy access to the vast quantity of freely available datasets worldwide.

Current products

EtreCheck

EtreCheck is a Macintosh diagnostic tool originally developed for use on Apple Support Communities. EtreCheck now has over 500,000 users and a worldwide following. The most recent version of EtreCheck adds adware detection and removal capabilities.

Obsolete products

Here are some of Etresoft, Inc.’s past products. While these products are still available for download, they are not supported and may not work properly on modern systems.

EtreNet

EtreNet puts the internet in your Finder. It allows you to attach to FTP, SFTP, and SSH servers as network shares and use them from the Finder or the Terminal. EtreNet is the only app that can accomplish this without a kernel extension. EtreNet even works from the Mac App Store sandbox.

EtreZip

EtreZip puts ZIP files in the Finder. Opening ZIP files in a system file explorer window has been a feature of the Windows operating system for years. EtreZip brings this feature to the Mac. It allows you to attach to ZIP files as network shares and use them from the Finder or the Terminal. EtreZip is the only app that can accomplish this without a kernel extension. EtreZip even works from the Mac App Store sandbox. EtreZip includes a QuickLook plug-in to quickly view the contents of ZIP files from the Finder or any file open dialog.

iBookplate

iBookplate helps you to personalize your ebooks. Change the title, the author, or even the cover image. iBookplate works on both PDF files and ePub files. iBookplate includes a QuickLook plug-in to quickly view the cover of an eBook from the Finder or any file open dialog.

PasteFiler

PasteFiler integrates the Clipboard with the Finder. PasteFiler always shows the current contents of the clipboard and allows you to edit the clipboard, share the clipboard, remove formatting, and export to a file. PasteFiler also includes services that allow you to read and write to the Clipboard from the Finder.

EtreFeed

EtreFeed is a spam filter for the web. EtreFeed is an RSS feed reader that uses OS X notifications to alert you to new articles. You can read only the articles that interest you and ignore the rest.

EtreRef-FR

EtreRef-FR was Etresoft’s first iOS app and the first free French dictionary for the iPad. EtreRef also includes a line of free plug-ins for the OS X Dictionary app to reference the French Dictionary, King James Bible, American Standard Bible, and Holy Quran from the Dictionary app.

EtreTask

EtreTask is a small, fast, and easy-to-use to-do list manager. With many loyal users, people were downloading and using EtreTask long before "Getting Things Done" became an internet meme.

Decoder

Decoder was Etresoft’s first program. Decoder was written when AOL still ruled and e-mail attachments were a real challenge. (They aren't a challenge any more, right?) Decoder extracted content from a number of popular encoded internet file formats and had thousands of users. Decoder even ran on Windows.

Projects

Projects

These are a few of the projects that Etresoft personnel have helped develop.

The Fabric of Digital Life

The Fabric of Digital Life is a project of the UOIT Decimal Lab. It is “a digital humanities web-based archive that tracks the language that charts humanity’s progression from the analog to the digital; from human to the transhuman.” The FDLA was implemented using the open-source Collective Access platform.

HDDS: USGS Hazards Data Distribution System

HDDS is a project for the USGS (United States Geological Survey) to archive and distribute satellite and aerial imagery in support of recovery operations from natural and human-caused disasters. The EIS (Emergency Ingest System) can ingest data from over 30 different sensor platforms and held over 400 TB of data as of 2014. EIS is written in Perl and can use either Oracle or MySQL database back-ends. It supports a distributed network of Linux and OS X servers. We also helped develop the first modern, map-driven interface to the HDDS archive using Perl, PHP, Javascript, and Google Maps.

EMOS: NASA EOS Mission Operation System

The ground control system for NASA’s EOS (Earth Observing System). EMOS currently supports the Terra, Aqua, and Aura spacecraft providing a significant portion of the world’s space-based data on climate change.

Support

Support

All technical support is conducted via e-mail. We strive to personally respond to all e-mails within 48 hours. Etresoft,Inc. does not provide any support forums or mailing lists.

For support for specific products, please see that product’s web site for additional information, FAQs, and tips. You may be able to find an immediate answer there.

Otherwise, please send support e-mails to support@etresoft.com.

Privacy

Privacy

Etresoft, Inc. is serious about protecting your privacy and personal data. This policy explains what personal information we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. In the future, Etresoft, Inc. may revise this policy. Please check back to see the latest revision. If you have questions about Etresoft, Inc.’s privacy policy please contact us at info@etresoft.com.


This Privacy Policy covers Etresoft, Inc.’s treatment of personally identifiable information collected from customers. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Etresoft, Inc. does not own or control, or to people that Etresoft, Inc. does not employ or manage.

Here is an exhaustive list of Etresoft, Inc.’s handling of personally identifiable information:

Data that Etresoft collects:
IP addresses and reverse lookup Internet node names from any access to Etresoft’s Internet site.
Why we collect it:
This data consists of standard log files that are generated on any Internet server. Each and every web access is logged with time stamp, file requested, bytes transferred, and IP address (sometimes with reverse lookup name) of the requesting Internet client.
What we do with it:
Etresoft, Inc. collects this data to log usage trends on our web site, manage bandwidth, and just to see who is accessing our web site. Etresoft does not share this information with any third party.
Data that Etresoft, Inc. collects:
Names, e-mail addresses, and any other information contained within an e-mail message sent to Etresoft, Inc..
Why we collect it:
To provide technical assistance to customers and track customer support issues.
What we do with it:
Etresoft, Inc. does not share this information with any third party.
Data that Etresoft, Inc. collects:
Personally identifiable information (Name, address, phone number, and e-mail address) from customers when they donate money, purchase a license, product, or service directly from Etresoft, Inc.
Why we collect it:
To provide technical assistance to customers, track customer support issues, process payment transactions, deliver licenses, products, or services to customers, and to identify customers who have a valid license, product, or service from Etresoft.
What we do with it:
Etresoft, Inc. does not share this information with any third party.
Data that Etresoft, Inc. collects:
Personally identifiable information from Etresoft, Inc.’s business partners. This data consists of all personal and business information that is provided to Etresoft, Inc. by an individual or organization with whom Etresoft has established a business relationship other than the purchase of a license, product, or service from Etresoft.
Why we collect it:
To maintain good relations with its business partners.
What we do with it:
Etresoft, Inc. will share this data with third parties whenever we feel an opportunity exists to help either Etresoft, Inc.’s business partner or the third party establish a new and advantageous relationship.
Data that Etresoft, Inc. collects:
Personally identifiable information from unsolicited sales efforts directed at Etresoft, Inc.. This data consists of all unsolicited personal or business information that is provided to Etresoft, Inc. by an individual or organization whose primary purpose is to solicit Etresoft, Inc. or its employees as customers. Such unsolicited personal information is commonly known as SPAM.
Why we collect it:
To stop SPAM and other unsolicited advertisement directed at Etresoft, Inc.
What we do with it:
Etresoft, Inc. will do anything it wants with such data. A common use of this data is to report abuse of e-mail systems to the appropriate parties, agencies, or authorities.
Data that Etresoft, Inc. collects:
Submissions via the EtreCheck program's Adware and Unknown Files features. This data may include paths to individual files on users’ machines. These paths may contain user names.
Why we collect it:
To identify adware and differentiate it from legitimate software.
What we do with it:
After using the data to classify adware or legitimate software, the data is destroyed.

Legal Information

Etresoft, Inc. does not offer services or sell products to children. Etresoft, Inc. does not request or knowingly collect personally identifiable contact information from anyone under the age of 18.

In the unlikely event that Etresoft, Inc. is acquired, customer information will not be one of the transferred assets.

Etresoft, Inc. is physically located in Canada. Etresoft uses data providers located in the United States of America. Any information that you provide to Etresoft, Inc. will be transferred out of your state, country, or principality to Canada and the United States of America. By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described herein.

Exceptions to this privacy policy

Etresoft, Inc. will release personally identifiable information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply any legal agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Etresoft, Inc., our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and risk reduction.