Version 6.6 of Remote Utilities has been released

Remote Utilities 6.6 is now available for download. Learn what’s new in version 6.6.

Search and navigation

Now you can do instant search across your address books in the Viewer. Start typing in the search field (1) and the Viewer will be updating the search results (3) on the fly to match your search criteria:

Searching scope (2) is limited to the currently selected folder or address book. If you want to search in a different address book just select that book in the left pane.

The new “All connections” item in the Navigation pane works as a smart folder that lists your connections across all folders and address books:

When used together with columns in the Details view the All Connections folder allows you to quickly manage your connections regardless of the folder they are located in.

Host notifications are less intrusive

Previously, if a remote user tried to install a custom Host package (e.g. a one-click installer) with the “Generate a new Internet-ID…” option selected, the program would prompt the user with a modal message. Clicking the Yes button was the necessary condition for the Host installation to continue:


Local address book encryption

This blog post gives some details about how address books work in Remote Utilities and introduces local address book encryption that became available in version 6.5.

Unlike many web-based tools Remote Utilities is stand-alone software that always stores its address book on the local disc. This also applies to synchronized address books - in this case the local copy is in sync with a remote address book.

Default address book

Address books are stored as .xml files with each book in its separate .xml file. When you first install the Viewer it automatically creates your first address book called “General address book” that you can populate with folders and records (connections):

The General address book is your default book. Its corresponding .xml file is stored in the current user’s %APPDATA% folder under the name connections_4.xml: