Drop More Stuff with DropStuff 4.5 -- Aladdin Systems has released DropStuff with Expander Enhancer 4.5, the second half of Aladdin's dynamic duo of desktop compression and expansion utilities (the first half being the freeware StuffIt Expander 4.5). DropStuff offers drag & drop creation of StuffIt archives and enables users to create password-protected, self-extracting, and BinHex archives. DropStuff's StuffIt Engine extends StuffIt Expander's capabilities to include virtually all online encoding formats; version 4.5 of the StuffIt Engine enables StuffIt Expander to mount ShrinkWrap disk images and access files protected by Aladdin's Private File encryption product. DropStuff 4.5 runs under System 7.5 or later and is $30 shareware; if you registered a previous version of DropStuff, you can upgrade for $15. [GD]
Shorten URLs in TextExpander
If your Twitter client doesn't automatically shorten URLs for you, you can use TextExpander to shrink those long links to tweetable lengths. First, add the Internet Productivity group by choosing File > Add Predefined Group > Internet Productivity Snippets. Then, to shorten a URL using a service like TinyURL, copy the destination URL to the clipboard, and type the abbreviation
/tinyurl to insert the shortened URL at the insertion point.