Karelia Software Releases Sandvox 2.7

New Support for Mountain Lion Features, Easier Publishing, Plus New "Google +1" Object Lets Visitors Share with Friends

ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 - Karelia Software today released Sandvox 2.7, introducing support for several Mountain Lion features, introducing a new "Google +1" sharing feature, and adding an overhauled Host Setup Assitant, to its award-winning website building software for the Mac.

New Mountain Lion features now supported in version 2.7 include Notifications to let users know when publishing completes, and Sharing that lets friends know about newly published content via Twitter, Facebook, email, Messages and Google+. Performance enhancements now make for faster saving of documents when the Versions feature is enabled. Also, the User Interface (UI) of the Sandvox 2.7 application itself is now optimized for Retina displays.

Sandvox 2.7 introduces a new Google +1 feature that lets site visitors share content with their friends directly from a Sandvox-created website. Visitors who want to share simply click on the Google +1 button and login directly. Site creators can configure amongst several options for displaying the quantity of people who shared content with their Google+ friends.

In addition, improvements to publishing performance and a completely revamped Host Setup Assistant now simplify entry of hosting details and allow live testing and diagnostics of the site's URL. Sandvox also now supports custom private SSH keys.

"We continue to add features to Sandvox to support social media, and our lastest addition supports Google +1," explained Dan Wood, president of Karelia Software. "The UI of the Sandvox application itself looks pretty crisp on a Retina display. Of course, we also utilize the latest Mountain Lion capabilities in a way that's useful to website creators."

About Sandvox

Sandvox allows non-experts to easily and quickly create and deploy beautiful websites. Using Sandvox requires no HTML, CSS or design experience. Sandvox utilizes an architecture which allows customers to mix and match web page content "objects," and use an inspector to adjust the page layout, styles and object settings. Sandvox supports today's social media features and current SEO best practices. Websites created using Sandvox automatically comply with HTML5 and can be viewed on mobile devices. 

Sandvox is a complete website creation solution, including beautiful designs and essential tools. Sandvox includes the latest version of the Karelia iMedia Browser, an open source contribution which is now a staple in many popular Mac apps, and helps website creators manage and use photos, videos and multimedia content. Sandvox supports several features for power users to embed raw HTML, use JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and other more advanced techniques. A plug-in API is available for third-party developers.

For more information on Sandvox, visit the company's website:


Pricing and Availability

Sandvox 2.7 requires Mac OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher and is currently available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese.

The Sandvox 2.7 update is available today free of charge for all registered owners of Sandvox 2.

Sandvox 2 is regularly priced at US$79.99 and available directly from Karelia Software or through the Mac App Store. Registered owners of Sandvox 1.x are eligible to purchase Sandvox 2 for an upgrade price of US$49.99 directly from Karelia Software.

New licenses, upgrades, household licenses and site licenses are all available directly from Karelia Software by visiting:


About Karelia Software

Karelia Software, winner of Macworld Eddy and Apple Design Awards, is known for producing groundbreaking Mac apps. Karelia's premier application, Sandvox, redefines how websites are built, combining power and flexibility with world class ease-of-use and making it possible for anyone to build the website of their dreams. <http://www.karelia.com/>

Sandvox is a registered trademark of Biophony, LLC. Karelia Software and the Karelia iMedia Browser are trademarks of Biophony, LLC. Mac and Mac OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Copyright (c) 2012, Biophony LLC. All Rights Reserved. All other service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.