SoftPress has released Freeway 3.5 for Mac OS X, the Carbonized version of its Web-page design application.

It's available free of charge to registered users of Freeway 3.x. As well as Mac OS X-compatibility, this version offers improved support for the PHP Web standard, improved support for drag-&-drop, and can import a wider range of file formats, including layered Photoshop and Illustrator 9 and 10 files.

"Freeway 3.5 takes advantage of the remarkable power and stability of Mac OS X," said Richard Logan, CEO of SoftPress Systems: "Mac OS X offers tremendous flexibility, enabling smooth integration of graphic and multimedia files on to the Web, and allowing us to provide a host of new features quickly."

Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of worldwide developer relations, said: " Optimized for Mac OS X, Freeway 3.5 is a tremendous Web development tool that provides intuitive design, reliable performance and an effortless approach to create stunning Web sites."

Freeway 3.5 for Mac OS X will have similar functionality to Freeway 3.1, and will run on both Mac OS X 10.1.x and Mac OS 9.x. It uses Mac OS X’s ATSUI technology (Apple Type Services for Unicode Imaging) to provide high-level typography.

Freeway 3.5 for X costs £165. A fully-functional 30-day demo is available for download.