Instant Messaging System Updated

Kanex has updated their cross-platform intranet messaging program, MacPopUp, to version 2.1. MacPopUp allows users to instantly communicate with others across a local area network. According to Kanex:

Today Kanex Group Inc. unveiled an update of its flagship application.MacPopUp is a program that allows Mac users to exchange instant messages with other users on any local area network. With the help of MacPopUp a user will be able easily communicate with everybody in a corporate, school and home networks. Simple and handy interface makes the use of the program amazingly effective. MacPopUp works not only with Macs, but also with Windows and UNIX computers as well.In this fast-paced, technological world, time is at a premium. MacPopUp is faster and more efficient than email, more reliable than the telephone, and more discrete than shouting across the room. No special server is required so installation is instant and easy to run. MacPopUp features the advanced technology of text-to-speech so MacPopUp can be left working in the background and all incoming messages can be listened to while user continues to work. MacPopUp also utilizes Apple Speech Recognition software and accepts more than 25 speech commands. Incoming messages can also be correctly displayed in different languages with its Text Encoding. Messages also have guaranteed delivery.

A comprehensive list of MacPopUpis extensive features can be accessed on our web site at

The new MacPopUp 2.1 contains several new and enhanced features, including:

  • Enhanced user search ? Now when an automatic search is performed you can tell MacPopUp display only those computers where MacPopUp application is installed. As a result the user list is shrunk and it is much easier to select the users you need to communicate with.
  • Time-saving on search ? As more advanced algorithm was used, users can be found faster on the network. This feature is especially useful in medium and large networks.
  • Dial-Up Connection warning ? Mac OS doesnit support simultaneous work of TCP/IP through local network and through the dial-up connection. Accordingly, if the TCP/IP is setup for Dial-Up connection, the warning is displayed. In this case you are recommended to use software routers.

The following bugs were fixed in the latest version:

  • Now when you are sending big messages to a workgroup, they are not duplicated.

MacPopUp is available for US$10. You can find more information at the MacPopUp web site.