Stuffit Deluxe 7.0.1
Review

On November 8, 2002, in Review, by Adam Karneboge

Stuffit Deluxe 7.0.1
OS X Compatible

Company: Aladdin Systems, Inc.
Price: $79.95
http://www.aladdinsys.com

Every month or so I burn myself a CD of all of my most frequently used utilities so I can install them on my machines with ease. These utilities are those that are indispensable, ones that have to be on my Macintosh in order for me to be productive. They are the kind that should come pre-installed with every version of the Mac OS. They’re exclusive, and one of them that I have used practically the entire time I have owned a Macintosh is Aladdin Systems’ Stuffit Deluxe.

Aladdin has featured support for Mac OS X since version 6.0 of their software, but it was not until version 6.5 that Stuffit was truly a primetime OS X application. In version 7.0, Aladdin Systems has made Stuffit Deluxe even more compatible and useful within Apple’s next-generation operating system, and has added some next generation capabilities of their own.

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StuffIt Deluxe 4.5
Review

On April 4, 1998, in Review, by Adam Karneboge

StuffIt Deluxe 4.5
Company: Aladdin Systems, Inc.
Estimated Price: $79.95
http://www.aladdinsys.com

Stuffit Picture

Aladdin Systems’ StuffIt Deluxe, and its siblings,
StuffIt Lite, StuffIt Expander, and Drop Stuff with
Expander Enhancer have become the industry
standard for Macintosh compression. And with every upgrade, you wonder what the Aladdin developers have up their sleeves that could possibly make the StuffIt Family better. This upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe is no exception. Aladdin has done it again–they have released a very worthwhile upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe that everyone should buy.

Support for 8
Probably the best feature of StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 is that it is compatible with Mac OS 8. Previously, the StuffIt Browser and Magic Menu were incompatible with Mac OS 8, but that’s been fixed and a few enhancements have also been made to StuffIt’s Finder Integration. Which leads me to…

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ShrinkWrap 3.0
Review

On November 1, 1997, in Review, by Tim Robertson

ShrinkWrap 3.0
Company: Aladdin Systems
Estimated Price: $29.95
http://www.aladdinsys.com

 

So you have a new program, or perhaps
an old one, and you want to make a
backup of it. Hey, you spent some
serious dough for that software, and heaven forbid anything amiss happens to your original master disks. However, some programs will not let you create workable second generation disks. My first copy of Photoshop 3.0, for instance. I could copy each disk, but somehow the program knew that they were on another disk, and would not let me reinstall from anything but the originals. Not even DiskDup+ worked!

So, what do you do? You want a backup copy, and preferably on a Zip disk. There is, of course, only one real answer: ShrinkWrap!

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Stuffit Deluxe 4.0
Review

On October 4, 1996, in Review, by Mike Wallinga

Stuffit Deluxe 4.0
Company: Alladin

Estimated Price: $129.95 SRP; $29.95 upgrade
Aladdin Systems
I knew it was only a matter of time. Sooner or later I’d need a good compression utility. I didn’t really need one when I first got my computer; I had a whole hard drive to fill and nothing to fill it with. Then, I became part of the online world, where sending and receiving files really necessitated having a compression program. While I was online with eWorld and AOL, it still wasn’t a pressing need, since both of those programs had StuffIt technology built in. But then I canceled my AOL account and got an ISP account. Suddenly, I needed a means of compacting the files I was going to send over the ‘net. In addition to that, by now my hard drive was starting to fill up.

My first impulse (being the cheapskate that I am) was to turn to one of the shareware alternatives, such as DropStuff or Compact Pro. But, then I decided to take a look at StuffIt Deluxe. When the opportunity arose to get the newest version of Aladdin System’s flagship product at an unbeatable price, I went for it.

And I was not disappointed.

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