updated 08:20 pm EDT, Thu April 2, 2009
Springy 1.5 update
Dragan Milic has released an update to its archiving utility for the Mac. Springy 1.5 redesigns and enhances the handling and processing of RAR archives, the preview column in column view, and the view preference panes. Support is available for archiving and extracting files that contain extended attributes, ACL lists and quarantine data. New options provide simpler adding and extracting of files, the ability to show a list of files in list view, a search view using alternate row colors, and a path text field that allows positioning to folders in an archive by typing the folder's full path into it.
Additional features in version 1.5 of Springy offer the display of file contents in a preview column, new application and document icons, an increase to the maximum number of recent and favourite extraction locations, and modifications to the archive processing. Several improvements in the update deliver better processing of DMG and ISO disk images, and an added ability to open any file it's given even if suggested non-recognisable. Springy 1.5 includes a series of bug fixes regarding setting wrong permissions and file naming, and various other minor enhancements and alterations.
Springy 1.5 is no longer Mac OS X 10.3 Panther compatible and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. The application is priced at $20 for a single licence or $25 for a family, and also comes in a free "almost fully-functional" version.