Karelia Software Releases Sandvox 2.1

Easiest Website Software on the Mac is Now Lion Compatible and Faster, Plus Adds New "Block Quote" Object and "Clear Styles" Command

Alameda, Calif. - July 12, 2011 - Karelia Software today released Sandvox 2.1, an update to its award-winning, easy-to-use website building software for the Mac, now compatible with Mac OS® X Lion.

Sandvox 2.1 also introduces a new Clear Styles command which makes it easier than ever to migrate content from other systems, by clearing styles in one command. In addition, a new "Block Quote" object makes including block quotation text as easy as selecting the object and dropping in the quoted text. 

Performance improvements in Sandvox 2.1 specifically make saving and publishing websites faster. Sandvox 2.1 is also a maintenance release that includes fixes to reported issues, and is available free of charge to currently registered Sandvox 2 customers. For a limited time, new licenses for Sandvox 2 are available at a 25% discount through July 31, 2011 (see related release, dated today).

Sandvox 2 represents a huge leap forward for anyone using a Mac to easily create powerful websites. All websites created using Sandvox 2 automatically support the latest HTML5 web standard. Sandvox 2 introduced a completely new architecture and new editing engine, which allows customers to mix and match web page content "objects" in a much more naturally expressive and creative way. 

Sandvox 2 also introduced a new design chooser and a much more powerful Inspector that makes it easy to selectively adjust page layout, modify objects, and apply modern page features. Sandvox 2 includes the latest version of the Karelia iMedia Browser, an open source contribution which is now a staple in many popular Mac apps.

For the power user, a new Raw HTML object handles direct placement, including live resizing, of any HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP or other inserted web code, such as popular embed codes provided by other sites. New plug-ins provide support for Facebook and Twitter. In addition, a plug-in API is now available for third-party developers. 

All of the new features and improvements in Sandvox 2 are designed to give the modern website builder more flexibility than ever. 

For more information on Sandvox 2, visit the company's website:  <http://www.karelia.com/sandvox/>

Pricing and Availability 

The Sandvox 2.1 update is available free of charge for any registered owner of Sandvox 2.

For a limited time, Sandvox 2 is available for a 25% discount on new Single User, Household and Site licenses by entering the coupon 'iWeb Graduate' on checkout, through July 31, 2011.

Sandvox 2 requires Mac OS X version 10.5 (Leopard) or higher and is currently available in English, French, German and Brazilian Portuguese, with localization for additional languages expected during the coming months. 

Sandvox 2 is regularly priced at US$77 and available directly from Karelia Software. Registered owners of Sandvox 1.x are eligible to purchase Sandvox 2 for an upgrade price of US$47. 

New licenses, upgrades, household licenses and site licenses are all available directly from Karelia Software by visiting: <https://secure.karelia.com/buy_now/>

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) 2011, Biophony LLC. All Rights Reserved. All other service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.