International Media Contact:
Jennifer Lyng or Nicole Rowland


New Version Expands Capabilities For Complete Disk Imaging Needs,
Users Can Now Distribute Floppy Disks Over The Internet

Watsonville, CA– April 24, 1998– Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer of the
worldwide Macintosh compression and installation standards StuffIt(R) and
InstallerMaker(tm), has incorporated its award winning compression
technology and electronic commerce capabilities in ShrinkWrap(tm) 3.0 for
the Japanese market.

ShrinkWrap is a utility that can easily turn a disk into an electronically
transmittable file (via the Internet, etc.) and then just as easily, return
it to an exact disk image of the original source disk. ShrinkWrap 3.0
supports all commonly used image file formats, it provides StuffIt
compression capabilities, and 40-bit encryption for international and
domestic security.

Why use ShrinkWrap?

ShrinkWrap sports an easy-to-use drag and drop interface that allows users
to create exact duplicates of image files from disks. Features include
recreating the exact icon placement, appearance of all windows, and the
correct name of the disk. With these disk images, users have assurance that
all files have been duplicated correctly and completely.

“ShrinkWrap disk images make transmitting all of the new OS 8 software on
the Internet much easier,” said Mikiya Kato of act2.

Key Features and Benefits

*Aladdin’s StuffIt compression and decompression technology helps users
save about 30% more space and is twice as fast as DiskCopy 6.1

*Automatic BinHex encoding and standard 40-bit dynamic encryption allows
for secure and timely Internet transmission

*Double-click to mount new self-mounting image files as unlocked volumes
without additional dialogs

*Read/Write/Mount support for Apple’s NDIF (New Disk Image Format) image files

*Auto-launch installer feature eliminates writing of DiskScripts and
creation of separate files, it finds and launches the installer on the disk
image automatically

*Adds 68k and PPC compression and encryption quickly and easily with the
upgraded disk image mounting driver; plug in your choice of components

*Caching to the hard drive during disk-to-disk duplication to minimize ejects

*Asynchronous floppy support allows multitasking, ShrinkWrap works in the
background allowing users to continue working on their Mac

*Confirmation of data integrity is provided with CRC-32 and DiskCopy 4.2

Disk images are frequently used for backing up original floppy disks to
removable media, installing Apple’s system updates and system software
extensions, distributing multiple disk images on floppies, mounting
floppies on Macs without a SuperDrive, creating “instant” RAM disks,
distributing software collections and archives on CD-ROM, and verifying the
integrity of development builds. ShrinkWrap is the ideal method of
distributing disk images over the Internet.

Requirements and Availability
ShrinkWrap Japanese is a commercial software product distributed
electronically and carries a suggested retail price of #180#3900. It is a
System 7 and OS 8 application that contains both 68k and PowerPC native
code, is AppleEvent aware, 32-bit clean, AV, ‘040 cache, and virtual memory

ShrinkWrap Japanese is available directly from act2,
Please check Aladdin’s web site for other international channel partners
( For more information on ShrinkWrap go to

Aladdin Systems: Making Access Transparent in the Internet era Founded in
1988, Aladdin Systems, Inc. is the developer and publisher of award winning
business and consumer products. Aladdin publishes StuffIt(R), the Macintosh
and Internet compression standard; Spring Cleaning(tm), the fastest and
safest way to clean up your Mac; Aladdin FlashBack(tm), the ultimate
document protection utility for any document; Private File(tm), The easiest
cross-platform encryption software available; and CyberFinder(tm), an
Internet bookmark manager. Aladdin’s Developer products include:
InstallerMaker(tm), the Macintosh distribution standard and ShrinkWrap(tm),
the quickest and easiest way to create and distribute disk images. Aladdin
products are designed to help users take full advantage of their computers
by making life easier.

Aladdin is located at 165 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA;
telephone: (408)761-6200; URL:; e-mail:

About act2:
act2 Inc., with offices in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California was
established to provide a true solution to developers of computer software
and peripherals to sell into the complex Japanese distribution channels. A
true master distributor, act2 has the technical knowledge, the critical
sales contacts and the marketing experience to help products succeed in the
second largest packaged software market in the world.

act2 USA: 340 Brannan Street, suite 202A, San Francisco, CA 94107; tel:
(415)777-2283; act2 Inc. HQ: Suzuki Bldg. 3F Izumi 1-1-14. Suginami-Ku,
Tokyo 151 Japan; tel: (03) 3328-8571, email:, URL: