Softpress has released version 4.2 of Freeway Pro and Freeway Express, a Universal binary for both Intel and PowerPC Macs. The update includes easy-to-use ecommerce solution, the Freeway Shop.

The update includes easy-to-use ecommerce solution, the Freeway Shop. This allows Web designers to set up shop pages and effortlessly integrate them with a choice of back-end payment processors.

"Freeway users have always had the ability to create custom ecommerce solutions and take advantage of the commercial side of the Web. The inclusion of Freeway Shop built-in to every copy of Pro and Express has made selling on the Web an absolute snap." said managing director, Richard Logan.

"With the clear, step-by-step tutorial and useful reference, even novice users will have a real shop running in a few hours," he promised.

Freeway 4.2 also introduced a suite of Actions, pre-built application commands to perform such functions as creating catalogue pages, shopping carts and connecting to a choice of payment authorization schemes, (functionality for which is provided by Mal's E-Commerce.

The update also ushers in a work-around for designers affected by the Eolas patent win over multimedia links within Web pages, speed enhancements and a new Save as Template feature.

The update is available for and recommended to all registered users.

A fully working 30-day trial version of the application, including Freeway shop, is available from the company. Freeway Express costs $99, while the Pro version costs $279.