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Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0 for Mac OS X

Power On Software Unveils Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0 for Mac OS X

Leading PIM to Support World's Most Advanced Operating System

Columbus, Ohio - January 9, 2001 - Power On Software, Inc. today announced
Now 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, we
set out a very specific development path that included updating the
software 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."

"Mac OS X, from its open-source Darwin kernel to breathtaking Aqua
interface, gives Mac users rock-solid stability combined with incredible
ease-of-use," said Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of Worldwide
Developer Relations. "Power On Software's new version of Now Up-to-Date &
Contact is an excellent example of a Macintosh application taking advantage
of all that Mac OS X has to offer."

Feature-Packed and Customizable

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

* New look and feel incorporating Mac OS X appearance enhancements and
support for Appearance Manager
* New email integration feature allows users of leading email applications
to turn email into notes, phone calls, appointments, and to-do items
* New networkable keywords allow sharing of keyword information with other
Now 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 of
category and event colors
* Improved AppleScript dictionary improves integration with other
* Support for Navigation Services
* New HTML-based help system
* Completely new networking code is now Open Transport native, providing
greater speed and DNS support for locating servers; support for NAT and
firewalls, 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 glance
while 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 and
email addresses
* Eight new custom fields permit users to customize and personalize the
storage of information and appearance of data
* New AlphaBar offers one click access to contacts by letter
* New QuickClickBar provides instantaneous location of contacts without
opening 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

Pricing and Availability

The new version, which has a suggested retail price of $99.95, is expected
to be available shortly after Apple's release of Mac OS X. Electronic
upgrades will be available directly from Power On Software for $39.95.

Now Up-to-Date & Contact is distributed by Ingram Micro and is available
from resellers everywhere, including Datavision, J & R, The Computer
Store, CompUSA, ComputerWare, and MicroCenter. It is also available from
MacConnection, Macwarehouse, ClubMac, MacMall, and MacZone and e-tailers
such as and The product can also be downloaded from
the Power On Software Web site at:

About Power On Software

Power On Software, Inc. was founded in 1993 and has established itself as
the leader in utility and business productivity software. Power On is the
developer of the forthcoming MacWorld Best of Show award-winner, Rewind.

Power On also owns and develops Now Up-to-Date & Contact) and the ACTION
Utilities Collection, which have consistently garnered industry accolades,
including Product of the Year, multiple Editor's and Reader's Choice
honors, seven World Class Awards and back to back Eddy Award nominations.
Power On Software is also the developer of Now Planner for Macintosh and
Windows, DiskLock, On Guard for Macintosh and Windows, as well as Screen To
Screen and LAN Commander. Power On is committed to providing the highest
quality productivity software, with an emphasis on total customer

Power On Software
Tel: (614) 413-4000
Fax: (614) 413-4100


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