New Version Gives StuffIt Deluxe Users Contextual Menus For Mac OS X

Watsonville, CA – November 12, 2001 -Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today released
StuffIt(tm) 6.5.1, an update to the industry-standard access and
compression utility for Macintosh. StuffIt Deluxe 6.5.1 adds Contextual
Menu support in Mac OS X to version 6.5’s Magic Menu support for Mac OS X,
smart expansion of Palm OS files, DropTar(tm) (a drop box compression
utility for Unix), and StuffIt Express(tm) Personal Edition (also sold
separately)- allows users to create customized drop box applications that
can be configured to automate their file compression and transfer tasks.
StuffIt Lite and StuffIt Deluxe 6.5 users should update for minor bug fixes
and the new StuffIt Deluxe-Only Mac OS X Context Menu feature.

“Magic Menu and Contextual Menus are two of the popular ways to manipulate
files and archives in StuffIt Deluxe. Our Mac OS X users are thrilled to
have this support and we’re happy to be able to provide it for free,” said
Peter Thomas, StuffIt group product manager. “By providing users with the
ability to customize and streamline their file compression and transfer
tasks, StuffIt Deluxe offers an ‘all-in-one’ solution for exchanging
information with customers, co-workers and friends via the Internet or any

StuffIt Deluxe 6.5.x 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.
* Contextual Menus Support in Mac OS X
Now Mac OS X users can take advantage of StuffIt actions in Contextual
Menus. By Control + Clicking on an item, users gain easy access to StuffIt
functions. Support for *Palm OS downloads
StuffIt can now deliver Palm files directly to the HotSync folder for quick
and easy installation with your Palm OS 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 from
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
* Mac OS X compatible

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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 6.5.1 for $19.95, directly from
Aladdin at ( 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 October 12, 2001 and have a
proof of purchase, they are entitled to a free downloadable upgrade to
StuffIt Deluxe 6.5.1.

StuffIt is available for the Windows(r), Linux, and Solaris(tm) platforms
at: ( ). Users can register their version of StuffIt
at: ( 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 6.5.1 requires a Power Macintosh with System 8.6 or higher
(including Mac OS 10.1) with 6 MB of available RAM and 30 MB available disk

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: (
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