Now Software Throws in the Towel

Now Software, once the name in PIM applications for the Mac, announced on Monday that it is officially out of business. The company was well known for its Now Contact and Now Up To Date applications, but hadn’t released any updates for the products for several years.

In a statement on the company Web site, company boss John Wallace said “It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to suspend Now Software’s day-to-day operations… At this point I have released all of Now Software’s staff and am beginning the process of working with the courts and our creditors until all is resolved.”

Now had been promising a new version of its Now applications, code named Nighthawk, for the past few years, but the project never materialized. “This was a massive undertaking — too massive for our resources — and the current income to the company isn’t sufficient for us to continue development, marketing, sales, and support of our products,” Mr. Wallace said.

Resources for current customers, such as application downloads and contact information is available at the Now Web site.