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Power On Release PIM For OS X

MWSF - Power On Release PIM For OS X

by , 10:00 AM EST, January 9th, 2001

Power On Software has announced a version of their popular Personal Information Manager (PIM) software, Now Up-To-Date & Contact, for OS X. Now Up-To-Date & Contact has long been one of the more popular information managers for the Macintosh, and the release of an OS X version is a welcome addition to the OS X software family. According to Power On:

Power On Software, Inc. today announcedNow Up-to-Date & Contact¬ 4.0 for Mac OS X at Macworld Expo. This new,feature-laden version has undergone major interface design improvements,while becoming even faster and easier to use.

"When we acquired Now Up-to-Date & Contact from Qualcomm Incorporated, weset out a very specific development path that included updating thesoftware and adding support for handheld computers," said Robert Leeds,Power On Software's Vice President of Business Development. "Having successfully executed that plan, we turned our attention towards creating a new version that supports Apple's next-generation operating system, Mac OS X, and offers an array of features that no other product in this category can touch."

From its modernized external appearance to its blazingly fast data engine,the new version offers a bounty of features requested by users. NowUp-to-Date & Contact version 4.0 will offer the following new features:

  • New look and feel incorporating Mac OS X appearance enhancements andsupport for Appearance Manager
  • New email integration feature allows users of leading email applicationsto turn email into notes, phone calls, appointments, and to-do items
  • New networkable keywords allow sharing of keyword information with otherNow Contact users so groups can easily organize and classify contacts.
  • Redesigned toolbar with three dimensional icons and auto-highlighting
  • Ability to change window appearance and select custom background patterns
  • Implementation of Apple color picker to provide greater customization ofcategory and event colors
  • Improved AppleScript dictionary improves integration with otherapplications
  • Support for Navigation Services
  • New HTML-based help system
  • Completely new networking code is now Open Transport native, providinggreater speed and DNS support for locating servers; support for NAT andfirewalls, and Mac OS X
  • Enhanced multi-day view provides improved view of daily events
  • New mini-month view allows users to see a range of months at a glancewhile also looking at the current week or month
  • New Memo event type syncs with Palm OS Memo Pad
  • Four new phone/Internet fields allow storage of additional phone andemail addresses
  • Eight new custom fields permit users to customize and personalize thestorage of information and appearance of data
  • New AlphaBar offers one click access to contacts by letter
  • New QuickClickBar? provides instantaneous location of contacts withoutopening a separate search window
  • Implementation of non-modal dialogs for easier navigation
  • Revised word processor and template generator for faxes, envelopes,labels, and paper calendar formats

Now Up-To-Date & Contact for OS X will be available shortly after OS X's official releaase for US$99. You can find more information at the Power On Software web site.

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