MacHeist is currently giving away free copies of LateNiteSoft’s Squeeze. All you have to do is register, and then get to downloading. You only have a few days to get it for free, though.
Squeeze uses Snow Leopard’s built-in file compression to transparently compress your data without you noticing it. Once you’ve compressed a file, it doesn’t appear any different at all. It just takes up less space on your harddisk. When you go to access it, OS X decompresses it on the fly without you ever knowing. Pretty great, huh? If you’re interested in finding out more about how this works, check out Squeeze’s FAQ.
So far, I have run Squeeze on my Applications, Desktop, Documents, Movies, Music, and Pictures folders. It has saved me over 2.5 GB of harddrive space. I am absolutely loving this application. In fact, I am considering buying a license to show my appreciation. If you want to buy the app, you can head over to their site to buy it for only $9.95. A very good deal!
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