ALADDIN SHIPS SPRING CLEANING 3.0- THE #1 MAC UNINSTALLER CLEANS
FASTER, EASIER AND SAFER WITH INCREASED SEARCH SPEEDS, IMPROVED
INTERFACE AND NEW RESTORE FEATURE
Spring Cleaning 3.0 Is Now Faster And More Powerful At Helping Users
Safely Organize Their Applications, Files, Folders And Fonts For
Watsonville, CA-February 17, 1999- Aladdin Systems, Inc., today
announced Spring Cleaning(tm) 3.0 is now shipping. Spring Cleaning is
the number one 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,
Aladdin Desktop Magician(tm).
"Becoming more efficient and organized are everyone's goals, and
Spring Cleaning is the best solution for relieving a cluttered,
overloaded computer," said Pauline Shumake, product manager. "Only
Spring Cleaning 3.0, with its easier-to-use interface and powerful,
faster searches, will help users quickly identify ways to organize
their computer's chaos and leave behind a clean and lean machine."
SPRING CLEANING 3.0 NEW FEATURES AND BENEFITS New Interface
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
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
Exclude Extensions and Control Panels Preference To increase the
speed of MacUninstaller(tm) searches, Spring Cleaning now includes a
default setting preference to allow users to exclude extensions and
control panels from MacUninstaller searches.
Invisible Files 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 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
* 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
* Font Remover finds unnecessary fonts including bitmap, TrueType, and
PostScript font files
* Help Remover searches for the most common types of help and documentation
* 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
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Pricing, Availability and Requirements
Spring Cleaning 3.0 carries a US street price of $49.95. Aladdin is
offering an upgrade price of $19.95 to registered owners of Spring
Cleaning through its Web site
(http://www.aladdinsys.com/springcleaning/upgrade.html) or Aladdin
Customer Service. Proof of registration or purchase is required to
receive the upgrade discount. Mail-in rebates are also available on
software purchased through retail stores and catalogs. These rebate
offers expire May 1999. International upgrade offers vary by country.
New users can order direct from Aladdin at
(http://www.aladdinsys.com/store/), or contact Aladdin's 24-hour
order service at 800-850-3388 (for US and Canadian customers), or
Aladdin's Customer Service at email@example.com or (831)761-6200.
Shipping and handling is not included.
Spring Cleaning is available throughout the US and Canada from all
leading mail order and retail computer stores, and is distributed by
Ingram Micro, Merisel, Pinacor, EMJ Data Systems LTD, and The Douglas
Stewart Company. Check Aladdin's Web site for international channel
Spring Cleaning and Aladdin Desktop Magician require any 68030
Macintosh computer or later, running System 7.1.1 or higher, with at
least 8MB of RAM.
Aladdin Systems: Computing Solutions For Everyday Life(tm). Aladdin
Systems, Inc. is entering its second decade of developing and
publishing award winning business and consumer products. Aladdin
publishes StuffIt(R), the worldwide compression standard; Aladdin
FlashBack(tm), provides unlimited "Undos" and instant access to any
document version in any application; Private File(tm), the easiest
cross-platform security software; and ShrinkWrap(tm), the quickest
and easiest way to create and distribute disk images. Aladdin
provides computing solutions that help people transmit, access and
organize their information.
Aladdin is located at 165 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076,
USA; telephone: (831)761-6200; URL: (http://www.aladdinsys.com);