In one of three product announcements today from the company, Aladdin Systems has announced a Japanese version of Spring Cleaning 3.0. One of the few uninstallers for the Mac market, the Japanese version of Spring Cleaning 3 conforms to the English version. According to Aladdin Systems:
Aladdin Systems, Inc., today announced that the Japanese version of Spring Cleaning(tm) 3.0 is now shipping from act2, Aladdin's Japanese distributor. Spring Cleaning is the number one Japanese uninstaller for the Macintosh, and version 3.0 provides twelve easy utilities to help users clean their hard drive by searching for and removing unneeded files, applications, folders, and fonts. Spring Cleaning 3.0 has increased speed and performance and its new features include the ability to restore items, check for damaged files, search for invisible files, and a bonus application, the Japanese version of Aladdin Desktop Magician(tm).
SPRING CLEANING 3.0 JAPANESE NEW FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The Spring Cleaning interface has undergone a major makeover to help users quickly navigate through the cleaning process. Added enhancements make it more intuitive, faster and easier to use than ever before.
Increased Speed and Performance
Spring Cleaning has been rewritten to produce faster and more thorough searches. Finding unwanted files now takes less time and effort for the user.
The new Restore feature acts as a safety net by allowing users to reverse their actions and restore items to their previous location. Items moved to other mounted volumes, such as networks or removable media, can also be restored.
Spring Cleaning now checks for damaged files (files with an impaired structural integrity). Users can save added disk space by removing these unusable files, or they can repair the files if they own a disk repair utility.
Exclude Extensions and Control Panels Preference
To increase the speed of MacUninstallerÅ searches, Spring Cleaning now includes a default setting preference to allow users to exclude extensions and control panels from MacUninstaller searches.
Now Included in Searches Invisible files associated with applications are now included as a separate category in the search results window. Users can perform the same actions on these files as if they were regular, visible files. This provides a more thorough, complete cleaning.
Desktop Management Utility
Aladdin Desktop Magician Japanese creates personalized desktops to help manage the selection and arrangement of items on users' desktops. Included on the Spring Cleaning CD-ROM, this bonus utility helps users to be more organized and productive in their work.
OTHER SPRING CLEANING FEATURES
- MacUninstaller assists with removing applications and associated files
- Duplicates Remover finds and lists all duplicate fonts and files
- Document Finder searches for and lists all documents of the same type
- Fat App Slimmer searches for fat binary programs to reduce an application's size
- Orphaned Prefs Remover helps clean out unneeded preferences
- Orphan Adopter assigns orphaned files to new applications
- Alias Fixer repairs invalid aliases, or those that can be assigned to a new file
- Font Remover finds unnecessary fonts including bitmap, TrueType, and PostScript font files
- Help Remover searches for the most common types of help and documentation files
- Empty Folder Remover searches volumes for empty folders
- Storage Items Remover searches storage folders to help users identify which files they no longer need to store
Spring Cleaning 3.0 Japanese and Aladdin Desktop Magician Japanese require any 68030 Macintosh computer or later, running System 7.1.1 or higher, with at least 8MB of RAM.
Spring Cleaning 3.0 Japanese is shipping now for 9,800 yen. Owners of previous version can purchase an upgrade for 6,000 yen. You can find more information at the act2 web site.