Squeeze Your Files For Free

Do you use a Mac? Have you heard about MacHeist? If you have, good for you. If you haven’t shame on you.

MacHeist is a website that either gives away free Mac software or has bundles for really really cheap. MacHeist currently has a deal going on for about the next two day at the time I am writing this post. Right now you can go and get your very own copy of Squeeze by LateNiteSoft for free!

Now of course, Squeeze is only $9.95 if you buy it, but getting it for free is even better.

Squeeze is described as:

Squeeze is a background file compressor, which uses the new HFS-compression technology in Snow Leopard to transparently compress the folders you configure it to process. Mac OS will read those files normally, they will just take less disk space.

I just downloaded it and started running it about 5 minutes ago and it has already saved me 300MB. It seems to be working well.

So from what I am getting from the description on LateNiteSoft’s website, this program runs in the background. You download it, install it, and tell it what folders to compress and it does it. I am also assuming that anytime that any file is added to the selected folder, it is automatically compressed also. This is really a cool concept, especially because it does not affect the use of the files. You don’t have to uncompress or use a special viewer for the files, they play normally.

I am now just over 850MB saved. This is a neat little tool especially when it’s free.

Check out more tips and tricks like this one over at DevonSchreiner.com.


2 Responses to Squeeze Your Files For Free

  1. Brad Merrill says:

    That’s a good deal! Now you’ve got me looking for Windows alternatives to Squeeze.

  2. Ya, I was so confused about how it would work, but it just does. I’ve squeezed an extra 4.16GB so far now.

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