Aladdin is shipping Mac OS 9-compatible version of its newly released StuffIt Deluxe range.

StuffIt Deluxe 5.5 hosts a number of enhancements and new features. It boasts a speed improvement of around 20 per cent and can make self-extracting archives for Windows.

The Magic Tools have also been enhanced. New file options include Get More Info, Copy or Move, Make Alias, and Gather. The latter groups selected files into one folder.

The company claims the new version are easier to use with most Windows compression utilities. The upgrade also introduces a new function called Secure Delete, which removes sensitive data.

The update is free for registered StuffIt Deluxe 5.x customers. Otherwise, StuffIt Deluxe costs $79.95.