Karelia Software releases Sandvox 2.9

Significant Update Now Makes It Super Easy to Add Vimeo Videos, and Makes Publishing Faster and More Secure In Transit

Pasadena, Calif. - Sept. 23, 2014 - Karelia Software today released Sandvox 2.9, a significant update to its award-winning website building software for OS X.

Sandvox 2.9 introduces a new Vimeo object that makes it super easy to display videos hosted on Vimeo.com. Now, for the first time, website creators using Sandvox can simply choose the Vimeo object to embed Vimeo content on a website. 

In addition, Sandvox 2.9 improves publishing performance, and now includes direct support for SSL security for FTP and WebDAV. The specific publishing connection protocols supported by the revamped, faster publishing engine include FTP with Implicit SSL, FTP with TLS/SSL, and WebDAV with HTTPS. 

New support for LetsMove, a technology acquired with Potion Factory, makes it even easier to install Sandvox. Third-party designers can now bundle extra style sheets as part of a Sandvox design. The Sandvox 2.9 update also includes enhanced support for direct video display on Internet Explorer 9 and later, with no Flash player needed, along with other enhancements and fixes to reported issues. 

"Vimeo videos on your website is the next logical addition to Sandvox video choices, and we're excited to make it so easy," said Dan Wood, president of Karelia Software. "In the Vimeo vs. YouTube wars, Vimeo is preferred by many from the artistic and creative community, and Sandvox has a strong audience among creative people. For the rest of us, the update addresses proper maintenance and changes in the OS, and the revamped publishing engine improves publishing performance for everyone."

About Sandvox

Named to Mac App Store's Best of 2012, Sandvox lets anybody, even non-experts, build beautiful, modern, feature-rich and standards-compliant websites.

Sandvox requires no HTML, CSS or design experience. Simply choose from one of dozens of included designs, drag-and-drop your content, automatically create blogs, photo galleries and slideshows, equip your site with any of more than two dozen ready-to-go content objects, including contact forms, Google Maps, and YouTube videos, all while using a familiar inspector to adjust page layout, styles and settings. Sandvox supports today's most popular social media features and current SEO best practices. When ready, just upload your site to your favorite webhost directly from within Sandvox. It's that easy.

Sandvox is a complete website creation solution, including 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.

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Pricing and Availability

Sandvox 2.9 requires Mac OS X version 10.6.6 or higher and is currently available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese.

Sandvox is regularly priced at US$79.99 and available directly from Karelia Software or through the Mac App Store. The Sandvox 2.9 update is available today free of charge for any registered owner of Sandvox 2.

Registered owners of Sandvox 1.x can upgrade to Sandvox 2.x for 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, delivers well designed software that empowers and delights OS X and iOS users worldwide. Karelia's flagship application, Sandvox, radically simplifies how anyone can build the website of their dreams. Karelia's The Hit List helps people manage the chaos of modern life with less stress and more fun. Learn more about these and other Karelia apps by visiting <http://www.karelia.com/>.

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