New Version 6.5 Provides an All-In-One Solution Combining File Compression,
FTP, Email Tasks, and More, With Drag-and-Drop Simplicity

Watsonville, CA – SEPTEMBER 19, 2001 -Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), 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).

“By providing users with the ability to customize and streamline their file
compression and transfer tasks, StuffIt Deluxe 6.5 offers an ‘all-in-one’
solution for exchanging information with customers, co-workers and friends
via the Internet or any network,” said Peter Thomas, StuffIt group product

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, email 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 StuffIt’s 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 user’s 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

For more information on StuffIt Deluxe, please visit:
( or (

Pricing and Availability
StuffIt Deluxe has a street price of $79.95 (US) and is available directly
from Aladdin, all major retailers, and mail order catalogs in the US,
Canada, and worldwide.

Registered owners of any previous version of StuffIt Deluxe, DropStuff, and
DropZip can upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 6.5 for $19.95, directly from Aladdin
( The upgrade offer expires
January 31, 2002. Retail, catalog and online dealers are offering $60
mail-in upgrade rebates and $25 new-user rebates.

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.

StuffIt is available for the Windows(r), Linux, and Solaris(tm) platforms
at: ( ). Users can register their version of StuffIt
( or contact Aladdin Customer
Service at 831-761-6200 or

StuffIt Deluxe and other Aladdin products are available from Aladdin’s
international partners at:

System Requirements
StuffIt 6.5 requires a Power Macintosh with System 8.6 or higher (including
Mac OS X) with 6 MB of available RAM and 30 MB available disk space.

Aladdin Systems, Inc: The Leader in Access Management(tm) Founded in 1988,
Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems
Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), develops and publishes award-winning
business and consumer products, including StuffIt, the complete compression
solution for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris platforms. Aladdin’s
software offers a range of solutions to increase user efficiency in the
areas of information access, removal, recovery, security and Internet
distribution. For more information on Aladdin’s products, visit:

Aladdin is located at 245 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA;
telephone: +1(831)761-6200; Fax: +1(831)761-6206. For more information
about Aladdin, visit the company Web site at: (
or e-mail: (