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StuffIt - The Premier Compression Solution Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With The Launch Of StuffIt Deluxe 2009 For The Mac

Sep 17, 2008
Smith Micro Delivers an Advanced Archive and Compression Solution for Multimedia and Office Files with New Leopard Compatibility for Quick Look, Time Machine and MobileMe

Aliso Viejo, CA -- Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Consumer Group, today announced the launch of StuffIt Deluxe® 2009 for the Mac, its award-winning archive and compression software. StuffIt Deluxe 2009 marks StuffIt's 20th anniversary and the latest edition offers state-of-the-art improvements to compress, expand, secure and back- up even more formats and files faster and better than ever before. StuffIt Deluxe 2009 includes support for Apple's Mac OS® X Leopard technology including Quick Look™, Time Machine™ and MobileMe™.

StuffIt Deluxe 2009 includes unique multimedia compression capabilities that allow users to compress a wide variety of file types and formats such as photos, MP3s, PDFs and 24-bit images such as TIFF, PNG, BMP, JPEG 2000, GIF files and Microsoft Office documents without reducing quality. StuffIt Deluxe 2009 has also added Duplicate Folding™ to its track record of innovation by reducing the unnecessary redundancy that occurs when adding multiple copies of the same document to an archive. Duplicate Folding particularly benefits those already taking advantage of StuffIt scheduled archive capabilities as part of their regular backup routine.

"These days, thousands of megabytes of files are created or downloaded daily to a user's Mac, clogging up system directories and creating massive amounts of redundancy in duplicate files," said Eric Kopf, StuffIt Product Manager for Smith Micro Software. "StuffIt Deluxe 2009 lets users reclaim that space and improves their ability to perform everyday tasks such as searching for and saving files, and sending email messages and attachments. This edition of StuffIt offers support for Mac OS X Leopard and extensive improvements to its core compression management tools. With over 10 million users today, StuffIt Deluxe 2009 continues to prove itself as the standard compression solution for all Mac users."

StuffIt Deluxe 2009 offers advanced search features to help users better locate, preview and archive files. With Apple Spotlight integration, StuffIt users can quickly find and review files compressed within an archive. StuffIt's "Collections" feature enables users to easily locate all the archives on the Mac within one window, and then quickly archive files that match custom search criteria. StuffIt's "Archive Manager" displays all archives located on the Mac including indexes of archives stored on CD or DVD, making it easy to browse, preview, search for and find any file. StuffIt Deluxe 2009 displays a list of files and image preview thumbnails so that users can view the contents without spending additional time and resources to expand the archive.

Also new to this version of StuffIt Deluxe is DropStuff™ 2009. StuffIt's "DropStuff" has long set the standard for ease of use in file compression products by allowing users to simply drag and drop files on the DropStuff Dock icon to create a new archive of the files. Featuring a new and improved user interface, DropStuff 2009 is now completely customizable and allows users to optimize their workflow by saving unique configuration settings for different types of compression formats and other options into Profiles and Desktop droplets.

StuffIt Deluxe 2009 now includes support for Google's MacFUSE, which allows users to mount any browsable archive type in the Finder just like a disk or disk image, and SEA Maker™, an application that lets users make OS X mini-installers using the StuffIt technology. The new "Remote Payload" feature allows the SEA Maker to retrieve the parts for installation from an FTP site or a user's MobileMe iDisk. StuffIt Deluxe 2009 also offers integrated CD/DVD burning capabilities to automatically split large archives across multiple disks. To ensure peace of mind, StuffIt Deluxe 2009 offers data protection with strong RC4 512-bit or AES 256-bit encryption and automatic error-correction technology.

StuffIt Deluxe 2009 for Mac Features and Benefits:

  • NEW! Quick Look and Time Machine Support - allows users to view an archive without having to expand it from within Mail, the Finder or any application that supports Quick Look
  • NEW! MobileMe Support - Automatically transfers and backs up archives to iDisk via DropStuff and StuffIt Scheduler
  • NEW! Duplicate Folding - StuffIt stores only a single copy of duplicate items within archives, eliminating redundancy and increasing space on the hard drive
  • NEW! Customizable DropStuff - Optimizes workflow by saving unique settings configurations for different types of compression formats and other options into Profiles and Desktop droplets so files can be dragged and dropped
  • NEW! Support for Google's MacFUSE - Allows users to mount any browsable archive type in the Finder just like a disk or disk image
  • NEW! Expand 7-Zip and segmented Zip archives
  • Optimized Compressors - StuffIt's compressors are specifically targeted for maximum efficiency with MP3s, PDFs, iWorks files and Microsoft Office documents, emails and presentations
  • Make Multi-Megapixel JPEGs Smaller - StuffIt's exclusive patent-pending technology compresses any JPEG image up to 30 percent without any loss of quality for fitting more photos on the hard disk, CDs, DVDs and in email
  • Expand over thirty compression formats including TIFF, PNG, GIF and BMP files
  • Save searches with StuffIt Collections
  • Built-in protection against data corruption

Pricing, Availability and Requirements
The MSRP for StuffIt Deluxe 2009 is $79.99. The application is available direct from the Smith Micro web store at and at popular retailers, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.

Registered users of any version of StuffIt Deluxe or StuffIt® Standard Edition can upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 2009 for just $29.99. To upgrade, please visit:

System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.4 required for basic functionality. Quick Look plugin, MacFUSE plugin requires Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard". MacFUSE plug-in requires that Google's MacFUSE be installed (separate download). Growl support requires Growl to be installed (separate download).

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About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops smart communication solutions that enable people to connect, share, distribute and manage information over wireless and wired networks. The Smith Micro Consumer Group provides solutions for people who want to be more secure, organized, productive and creative. Award-winning Smith Micro products such as Poser®, Spring Cleaning® and StuffIt Deluxe® are sold at and through retail stores and distribution partners worldwide to help consumers get the most out of their personal and professional lives. Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI.

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