Karelia Software has updated (http://www.karelia.com/sandvox), its web development tool, to version 2.2. The update sports a new Map object, powered by Google, a new Text Inspector for handling bulleted and numbered lists, and much more.

The new Map object makes adding a map as easy as selecting the object and entering the location address in the Object Inspector. A new Text Inspector lets you format a list either using numbers or bullets. Version 2.2 also introduces new Strikethrough formatting, plus the ability to customize the writing direction as “left to right” or as “right to left” for non-Roman languages.

Advanced users who work with Raw HTML objects can now use a built-in Tidy HTML function and access a Develop menu. Sandvox 2.2 offers improved SFTP and WebDAV publishing, enhanced media handling tools, and other refinements and fixes.

Sandvox lets you drag and drop content, add modern features in a few clicks, and see exactly what it looks like right on the screen before hitting publish. Sites created using Sandvox automatically comply with the latest HTML5 web standard, and can be seen on modern mobile devices, according to the folks at Karelia Software. Once finished, users can upload their site to their favorite host directly from within Sandvox.

Version 2.2 is a free update for registered users. For new users the cost is US$49.99 for a limited time (it’s normally $79.99). Sandvox 2.2 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and is available at the Karelia web site or the Mac App Store.