What's New in
Directory Opus 9
A semi-official guide to the best new features.
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(Please note: Directory Opus 10 is now available, and this guide does not discuss anything added in it, nor the hundreds of features added in updates to Opus 9 over the four years. I will probably remove this old guide in the future, but for now it's still here for anyone who wants to look at it.)
This article highlights the most exciting new features in Directory Opus 9. There are literally hundreds of additional changes which have been overlooked to focus on the most interesting ones. Please refer to the separate Directory Opus 9 Release Notes for the complete list of changes and for more detailed descriptions of everything discussed below.
If you are not already familiar with Directory Opus then you may want to read my introduction, Getting To Know Directory Opus, before reading about the very latest features here.
There are plenty of new goodies for everyone but if you use Windows Vista then you might want to jump straight to Page 4 and then come back for the rest.
Most of the screenshots in this article were taken on Windows Vista running a customized Opus configuration. If you have any questions, or need help recreating something that you've seen in a screenshot, visit the Directory Opus Resource Centre forums.
|Directory Opus 9 on Windows Vista in Tiles Mode showing a flattened and filtered view of a directory hierarchy, sorted by song title.|
|Click to Enlarge: Directory Opus 9 on Windows XP synchronizing some artwork to a backup folder.|
|Directory Opus 9 on Vista doing a variety of things at once.|
|Directory Opus 9 on Vista with the default configuration.|