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Aladdin Ships StuffIt Deluxe 6.5

Thursday, September 20, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Sept. 19 Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc., today released StuffIt Deluxe(TM) 6.5, the industry-standard access and compression utility for the Macintosh. StuffIt Deluxe 6.5 includes new StuffIt Express(TM) Personal Edition (also sold separately), allowing users to create customized drop box applications that can be configured to automate their file compression and transfer tasks. Version 6.5 also offers Magic Menu support for Mac OS X, smart expansion of Palm OS files, and DropTar(TM) (a drop box compression utility for Unix). "By providing users with the ability to customize and streamline their file compression and transfer tasks, StuffIt Deluxe 6.5 offers an ''all-in-one" solution for exchanging information with customers, co-workers and friends via the Internet or any network,'' said Peter Thomas, StuffIt group product manager. Important New StuffIt Deluxe 6.5 Features and Benefits: -- StuffIt Express Personal Edition (PE) StuffIt Express PE gives users the power to automate all of their file transfer tasks, such as FTP uploads, email communications, and more. With easy-to-use Wizards, users can create custom drag-and-drop applications in minutes without needing to know any programming skills. -- Magic Menu for Mac OS X StuffIt Deluxe boosts its support for Mac OS X with a new version of Magic Menu. Located in the Finder, Magic Menu provides users with quick and easy access to StuffIt's most popular features. As an added bonus, Magic Menu for Mac OS X gives users the ability to get info on multiple files or folders simultaneously. -- Support for Palm OS downloads StuffIt Deluxe now delivers Palm files to a designated Palm folder for the next HotSync upload with a user's PDA handheld. -- DropTar compression utility for Unix With the popularity of the Unix platform, StuffIt Deluxe now includes DropTar, coupling drag-and-drop TAR (.tar) archiving with compression. Additional Features and Benefits -- StuffIt Browser(TM) allows file expansion, compression and access to choose from StuffIt, Bzip, Gzip or Unix compress archives from within the Finder -- ArchiveSearch(TM) quickly locates files within StuffIt archives -- Check archives for threatening viruses -- Encrypt files to protect sensitive data -- Compress or expand just by renaming a file -- One-click Stuff and Mail -- Create self-extracting archives that expand automatically, anywhere -- Return Receipt(TM) notifies when archives are expanded -- Magic Menu(TM) offers one-click access to popular StuffIt features in the Finder -- Mac OS X compatible For more information on StuffIt Deluxe, please visit: http://www.stuffit.com/stuffitdeluxe or http://www.stuffit.com. Pricing and Availability StuffIt Deluxe has a street price of $79.95 (US) and is available directly from Aladdin, all major retailers, and mail order catalogs in the US, Canada, and worldwide.




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