Aladdin Releases Stuffit Express Personal Edition & Stuffit Deluxe 6.5

Aladdin Systems has released an update to the Stuffit Deluxe family, as well as a new member called Stuffit Express Personal Edition. Stuffit Deluxe 6.5 brings new features to the Mac OS X version, including the ability to Get Info on multiple files at one time. There are additional new features as well. From Aladdin Systems:

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).

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, e-mail 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 StuffItis 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 useris 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

If customers purchased StuffIt Deluxe 6.0 after August 19, 2001 and have a proof of purchase, they are entitled to a free downloadable upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 6.5.

You can find more information on Stuffit Deluxe at Aladdinis Web site. The update is priced at US$19.95 for registered owners of any previous version of the app. The full version is priced at US$79.95.