InstantWorld Software has released a new version of the computerized Advent calendar, PhotoAdvent 2.0. PhotoAdvent works on both the Macintosh and Windows platform, and allows users to count down the days until Christmas with 25 included pictures. According to InstantWorld Software:
InstantWorld Software today announced the release of version 2.0 of PhotoAdvent - an Advent Calendar for Windows and Macintosh computers.
PhotoAdvent is a Christmas Advent Calendar that runs on Windows and Macintosh computers. It comes with 25 built-in pictures, and allows users to personalize the calendar by importing their own pictures. Itis a fun Christmas activity for everyone, and ideal for families with young children.
PhotoAdvent is one of a very few Advent Calendars available for computers, and the only one available for both Windows and Macintosh computers which allows users to see their own pictures in the calendar.
PhotoAdventis straightforward interface allows even novice users to easily create a personalized Advent Calendar using their own pictures. Users may choose to import all of their pictures at once from a special Import folder, or, by choosing the "Edit Imports" option, they may browse their hard drives and other disks to preview and import pictures individually.
PhotoAdvent is an activity that families can share together throughout the holiday season, with each day revealing another picture of family, friends, pets, special moments, etc.
Children of all ages enjoy the erasing process by which the hidden picture is revealed. Children also find PhotoAdventis "snow" an engaging and entertaining feature, as they watch and try to guess what will emerge from the snow.
In addition to its importing options, PhotoAdvent also has other features for parents, such as allowing or disallowing "peeking", the ability to hide the desktop and other applications (helpful with young users), and the ability to hide the importing options.
PhotoAdvent comes with extensive help documentation both within the program and externally in HTML format.
PhotoAdvent is available for US$20. You can find more information at the PhotoAdvent web site.