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June 28, 2017

Updates

Heads up! A handful of Deskman 6 updates have been released in the past few months, including bug fixes and improvements here and there. Check the changelog for all details.

We always recommend users to install the latest version available. Remember: the setup process automatically updates previous versions, keeping old data.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with questions or feedback.

Cheers,
JB, Anfibia


February 12, 2017

Deskman 6

We are thrilled to announce the release of version 6!

Deskman 6 includes plenty of improvements, preserving a great deal of compatibility with old restrictions and settings, as always. We've taken into consideration many user requested features and suggestions. Here's a summary of what's new:

  • New user interface: blue is the new black!
  • Guest user account
  • Sync hub, to sync from external networks
  • New startup section
  • Enhanced log
  • Simplified task manager restrictions
  • New restriction to block Windows dialogs, like open, save and confirm
  • New restriction to block control key combinations
  • Custom Start Menu with multiple shutdown options allowed

And many other changes, fixes and tweaks. Check the changelog.

If you have a maintenance subscription, remember Deskman 6 is a free upgrade. Contact us to request your license.

On a side note: Deskman Classic is no longer publicly available. If you're still interested in purchasing licenses, please contact us.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with questions or feedback.

Cheers,
JB, Anfibia


September 14, 2016

Gaining Speed

As we approach the end of 2016, we'd like to thank all our customers for their support. Deskman 5 is now our best-selling version yet! When version 5 was released, we honestly thought it was a huge improvement, so we're thrilled to find out our customers agree.

Ultimately, our goal is to keep improving Deskman until the end of time. Remember: do not hesitate to send us comments or ask for features. We always read and evaluate what our users have to say about our software.

Again, thank you! Now, let's get back to work. :-)

Cheers,
JB, Anfibia


May 12, 2016

Recent Changes

Version 5.1 is now available. We recommend everyone to upgrade — desktop restrictions should now be applied instantly and consistently after log on.

In other news: Deskman Classic is still available for download and purchase, but we've moved the main access to the support page. Deskman Network 5 is now a much more robust solution and it's the one we recommend — Deskman Classic users need not worry, in any case.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback.

Cheers,
JB, Anfibia


March 6, 2016

Version 5 Released!

We're happy to announce the release of Deskman Network 5, a brand new version with interesting new features and many small tweaks and fixes. As always, we recommend all users to upgrade, particularly those with a valid subscription.

In case you're wondering, these are the features worth upgrading for:

  • A completely new web filter, much easier to use and more powerful
  • A customizable Start Menu — build a limited Start Menu for your users
  • The ability to activate maintenance by hotkey and from the control center

Note that version 5 no longer officially supports Windows XP, Vista and Internet Explorer 8,9. Contact us if you have any questions.

Check the changelog for a full list of changes. Check the documentation for details.

Cheers,
JB, Anfibia


November 1, 2015

Maintenance subscription

As of today, you'll be able to add a yearly maintenance subscription to your license, when placing your order. Subscriptions are completely optional, but highly recommended to serious Deskman users. Imagine being able to upgrade your Deskman copies when needed, at no extra cost. Need help recovering access to your Deskman installation ASAP? In essence, subscriptions help us provide a better service and help you save money.

A maintenance subscription has the following benefits:

  • Upgrade to future Deskman versions at no extra cost: major and minor releases
  • Get fast 24/7 email support
  • Get access to betas, faster bug-fix releases
  • Pay a fixed price, which will not change for the duration of your subscription, even if we increase license prices

Check the FAQ to solve your doubts. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Cheers,
JB, Anfibia


July 18, 2015

New versions!

Deskman now officially supports Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. But there's more! There are lots of improvements, requested features, tweaks and bug fixes.

We strongly recommend you to upgrade to Deskman Network 4.1, as soon as you can. But if you're a classic guy or girl, we've not forgotten you — Deskman Classic 16 is here and it's compatible with version 15.

Check the changelog for details.

Have a nice day,
JB, Anfibia


April 14, 2015

Next: Windows 10

Have you tried the Windows 10 Technical Preview yet? Well, we have, but you don't have to. Our impressions are positive. The Start Menu is back and there are tons of user interface improvements. Windows 10 seems to include the best parts of Windows 7 and Windows 8 — Microsoft is trying hard to push Windows forward, and it shows.

The point is: we're hard at work, testing Deskman on Windows 10, fixing small issues and adding new interesting features. When Windows 10 is out, probably by summer, we'll be ready!

That is all. Have a nice day!

Cheers,
JB, Anfibia


February 23, 2015

Deskman Network 4

We're extremely happy to announce version 4 of Deskman Network— a major release, with a new user interface and lots of improvements and new features. Here is a summary of the high points of version 4:

  • Activate restrictions and maintenance without logging off
  • Be better informed about what is going on
  • Search for recent activity entries
  • Import/export restrictions and activate presets easier
  • Apply web filters with more options
  • Manage synced workstations from a brand new Control Center
  • Password-protect maintenance access
  • Filter applications by using folders
  • Get a vastly improved user interface
  • And lots of improvements when applying restrictions, maintenance and syncing

There is more: no need to worry when upgrading, because version 4 is 100% compatible with version 3.
Check the version log for a detailed list of changes.

Cheers,
JB, Anfibia


January 29, 2015

It's been 15 years!

Hopefully, next month, we'll be renewing our website and releasing our best Deskman version yet. You see, 2015 marks our 15th year alive! Well, not us, we're much older than that (sigh); we mean our company, Anfibia. As such, we'd like to sincerely thank all of our customers and users, old and new, big and small.

After all these years, we've used lots of applications and services, here are some of our favorites:

  • Stripe, the best credit card processor service we've used, bar none
  • FogBugz, an amazing all-in-one bug tracking, help desk and project manager service
  • Parallels Desktop, an indispensable tool to develop and test Deskman
  • Bootstrap, our preferred HTML, CSS and JS framework
  • BBEdit, our favorite text editor that doesn't suck ®
  • Transmit, the wonderful FTP app we use to update this site

Cheers,
JB, Anfibia


January 7, 2015

Deskman Classic 15.1.2

And here's our first update of the year. Deskman 15.1.2 is a bug-fix release, with the following changes:

  • Fixed maintenance hotkey issue
  • Fixed bug when checking for updates
  • Fixed safe task manager appearing bug
  • And other minor changes and internal tweaks.

Nothing too serious, glitches mostly, but a recommended update, nonetheless. Now, let's get back to work!

Have a great 2015,
JB, Anfibia


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