Product Watch: Popular Compression Utility Now Includes More Cross-Platform Prowess And Is Faster To Boot!

Stuffit Deluxe 5.5

Aladdin's StuffIt Deluxe 5.5 provides users with some of the best compression ability available. Aladdin says that this new version of StuffIt provides 20% faster compression and expansion, in addition to providing smaller compressed file sizes.

"Using StuffIt compression to transmit files reduces time spent online and increases bandwidth capabilities by 20%," said Darryl Lovato, president and CTO. "It really helps users go about their work faster and more efficiently. Plus StuffIt Expander gives free universal access to any StuffIt file and other popular Internet formats."

New StuffIt Deluxe 5.5 Features:

  • Faster compression and expansion (an average speed improvement of 20%)
  • Mac OS 9 compatibility
  • Make self-extracting archives for Windows (.exe) from your Mac
  • Archive CM provides easier access to the contents of a StuffIt archive via the Macintosh Contextual Menu, allowing more ways to retrieve specific items within a compressed archive
  • Create StuffIt or Zip files to send to Windows users - now there's a choice if users want to create a Zip archive or use the StuffIt compression
  • Magic Tools - Four new tools were added to Magic Menu: "Get More Info" on files, "Copy or Move" files to any location with a single command, "Make Aliases" of files in any location, or "Gather" a group of selected files into one folder
  • DropConverter updates old StuffIt archives to the 5.x format
  • Now create .uu and .zip files (popular Windows formats) with Archive Via Rename. By simply adding or removing the UUencode (.uu) or Zip (.zip) suffix, those files will encode, compress or expand
  • Symantec DiskDoubler (.dd) translation now supported by the StuffIt engine
  • Create and expand Bzip (.bzip) files (common to the Unix platform)
  • Secure Delete allows users to permanently and completely remove sensitive information by securely deleting it from their disk(s)
  • StuffIt Icons were updated with a new look- version 5.5 files are accessible by any version of StuffIt Expander 5.X
  • Aladdin DropStuff 5.5 compresses faster, includes Bzip and DiskDoubler expansion support with the StuffIt Engine, and is Mac OS 9 compatible

A recent MacNN review of Stuffit Deluxe 5.5 gave the software 4 stars out of a possible 5 and said this about the product:

"If you're using StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 and plan on upgrading to Mac OS 9, you'll have to upgrade for compatibility reasons. .............................. if you don't have a copy of StuffIt Deluxe and require the finest compression tool for the Macintosh, StuffIt Deluxe is it."

Stuffit Deluxe 5.5 MSRP: $79.95 .......... Check for lowest price

Aladdin Systems, Inc.
165 Westridge Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95076
Tel (831) 761-6200
fax (831) 761-6206



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