StuffIt Deluxe 2009 offers a unique shortcut device it calls Droplets. Users can create a macro to perform a task and assign it to a Droplet. The Droplet is saved in the user's Smith Micro folder under Local Settings (this is why you need to know about that folder), and from there can be moved anywhere convenient, such as the desktop. By clicking the Droplet icon, you can apply the macro as needed without actually launching StuffIt. The Droplet operates as a mini-app all by itself. So, if you frequently bundle files and e-mail them, or burn them to a CD (for example), you can create a Droplet to handle that task, put the icon on the desktop, and click on it whenever you need it.
StuffIt Deluxe 2009 will also create SEAs — Self-Extracting Archives — as .exe files which will expand themselves without the recipient needing a zip application of their own to access the material.
StuffIt Deluxe 2009 has a MSRP of $49.99, with an upgrade price of $19.99 for users who have an earlier version. Users who are running a 64-bit version of Windows XP or Vista should note that StuffIt Deluxe 2009 requires a patch to run under these operating systems, and some users have reported compatibility issues.