Compression Utility has drag and drop interface.

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With 512 bit encryption, StuffIt Standard Edtion(TM) v8.0 includes DropStuff filters, access to newsgroup and Windows formats .yenc and .cab, and integrated HTML help. It offers StuffIt Expander(TM) and DropTar(TM) to create and access email attachments and other compressed files. DropStuff(TM) compresses files and folders up to 98% smaller than their original size, while DropZip(TM) makes Zip files so users can send files to PC users who do not have StuffIt.

Original Press Release:

Aladdin Ships Faster Compression in New Stuffit Standard 8.0

New Version Includes Faster Compression, DropBox Filters, Access to New Formats .Yenc and .Cab and Integrated HTML Help

Watsonville, CA, September 29, 2003 -- Aladdin Systems, Inc., an Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc., company (OTC BB: ALHI), today announced the availability of StuffIt Standard Edtion(tm) 8.0, following the launch of StuffIt Deluxe 8.0, a new Mac OS X version of the industry-standard access and compression utility. The new version includes faster compression, DropStuff filters, new access to newsgroup and Windows formats .yenc and .cab, and integrated HTML help.

StuffIt Standard Edition gives users StuffIt Expander(tm), DropStuff(tm), DropZip(tm), and DropTar(tm), to easily create and access email attachments and other compressed files.

- StuffIt Expander - "Free" StuffIt Expander gives users quick and easy access to virtually any Internet downloads or email attachments. Expander handles all popular compression formats including .zip, .tar, .rar, .sit, .sitx, and more.

- DropStuff - compresses files and folders up to 98% smaller than their original size, so it can reduce transfer time and regain disk space

- DropZip- makes Zip files so users can send files to PC user who don't have StuffIt yet

- DropTar - allows users to create tar-compressed files for transmission to Unix machines. Designed to work the way you do, accessing and compressing files has never been easier, just drag and drop.

New 8.0 Features and Benefits:

- Faster StuffIt X compression, make .sitx archives faster than ever

- Improved DropStuff user interface now makes it easier to add encryption and more

- Create archive by filtering folders for files that match custom search criteria

- Open .yenc and .cab files

- Integrated HTML Help

Other Features

- Open virtually any type of compressed or encoded file

- Compress files to a fraction of original size to reduce transfer times and regain disk space

- Make archives that open easily on PC, Mac, Unix, and Linux computers

- Easy-to-use drag and drop interface

- Includes strong 512 bit encryption

- Create self extracting archives for Mac and Windows

Faster Compression

StuffIt Standard Edition 8.0 enables fast file transfers over the Internet to save time. It compresses files up to 98% smaller so email attachments don't bounce back when they exceed the size limits imposed by many email systems. The smaller files created by StuffIt 8.0 save and regain disk space, maximize bandwidth, and accelerate upload and download time. DropStuff 8.0 includes numerous improvements that allow it to compress large amounts of units of data more quickly and efficiently than ever before.

Improved User Interface

Improved User Interface makes it easier to add encryption and switch between StuffIt formats.

Includes Powerful new DropBox Filters

DropStuff 8.0 includes a powerful new archiving method that lets users add only those files to an archive that match a specific set of parameters they create. For example, By using the "Stuff with Filters" command from the File menu, users can quickly select their documents folder and archive only those files from that folder that were modified within the last week. Filters can be created that add files to an archive based on their matching name, date, and size based attributes.

New Formats

The software now supports .cab (a Windows archive format) and .yenc (popular with newsgroups) and dozens of other popular compression and encoding archive types.


New HTML AppleHelp included in 8.0 version


StuffIt Standard Edition 8.0 is available for $49.99. Registered users can upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 for $29.99 or to StuffIt Standard Edition for $19.99 until March 31, 2004 direct from Aladdin. StuffIt is also available for the Windows(r), Macintosh(r), Linux, and Solaris(tm) platforms at

System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher, 20Mb of disk space, 64Mb of RAM.

Aladdin Systems: Everyday Solutions(tm)

Founded in 1988, Aladdin Systems, Inc, an Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. company (OTC BB: ALHI), develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris. Aladdin provides everyday solutions that enable people and businesses to communicate and manage their ideas and information. Aladdin's software solutions empower users in the area of information access, removal, recovery, security, and distribution. Aladdin is located at 245 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA. Telephone: (831) 761-6200; Fax (831) 761-6206. Internet: or email

StuffIt, StuffIt Standard, DropStuff, DropZip, DropTar, Expander, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aladdin Systems, Inc. Mac OS X is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. All other product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

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