New Personal FTP Application Released

Black Diamond has released a serverless person-to-person file transport program, SockeToome, which helps individual users easily manage and send files to each other. Socke Toome does not require a server or a static IP address, and supports the ability to resume interupted transfers. According to Black Diamond:

Black Diamond Products today announced the release of the first public beta of its innovative new internet application SockeToome.

SockeToome is an application to send files to other users, directly, person-to-person. It involves no central server, and can be used by people with both static and dynamic IP addresses. It works at the senderis convenience, queueing files for transmission to other users, and holding them in a queue until successfully sent. If you regularly exchange files with other people, SockeToome can simplify your life.


  • both retries and resumes transfers
  • transmits directly between the senderis and receiveris computers
  • involves no central server, preserving your privacy
  • works at the senderis convenience as well as at the receiveris
  • works between Macs and PCs
  • can handle up to four outgoing and three incoming transmissions simultaneously
  • is very simple to set up and run
  • is particularly suitable where people regularly exchange files
  • works with both static and dynamic IP addresses
  • utilises a priority-based queueing system
  • allows messages to be sent with files
  • features comprehensive logging
  • can be run unattended
  • features many queue management facilities
  • can be used to back up critical files to a friendis computer

No longer is it necessary:

  • to upload to a server for subsequent download, or
  • to run a server and notify people when the server is online, or
  • to entrust your files to email, or
  • for both parties to be at their computers at the same time

Just pop your files into the send queue, and leave SockeToome running. When the other person comes online, SockeToome will transmit the files.

SockeToome is available for the Mac and for the PC.

Socke Toomer is available for US$20. You can find more information at the Black Diamond web site.