Greetings from Karelia Software!

Well, it's been a week since we rushed to get a beta version of Sandvox released to the public. Feeling the pressure of the rumored announcement of Apple's iWeb, we wanted to give people the chance to see Sandvox as a viable alternative. Thanks for signing up to check out the public beta.

It was a wild week at Macworld Expo. We talked to a lot of people at the show and demonstrated Sandvox in front of a big group at the local Apple Store. The response was positive and encouraging. But by being busy there, we haven't been able to add much to the application in features or bugfixes — mostly just some improvements to publishing. If you see bugs that you've already reported, no need to report them again — we're working on them. Any new bugs (especially concerning uploading), please send in your reports via the Feedback Reporter in the Help menu.

The New Beta

Beta version 12 is now available. We know that some of you experienced problems downloading the application last week, due to the heavy demand on our servers. We believe our ISP has fixed the problem, but we'll find out soon enough. If file does not fully download, or it won't open, please let us know, and we'll keep working on it.

Our download URL (which is now shorter — some email clients were wrapping the URL to two lines, making it very hard to use) is as follows. Please do not share this URL with others.