[NPL] Power On Acquires GoMac
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] Power On Acquires GoMac

For Immediate Release

GoMac Goes to Power On

Power On Raises the Bar for Task Management Utilities

Minneapolis -- December 1, 1998 -- Power On Software announced today that
it had acquired the acclaimed task bar utility "GoMac" from Proteron, LLC.
GoMac offers the ultimate in ease of use and aesthetic design for Macintosh
users who want instant access to all of their programs while maintaining
precious screen real estate. GoMac is the only utility on the market that
allows for a task bar to be anchored across the very bottom of the screen,
thereby making its presence transparent. Unlike other products that get in
the way of productivity, GoMac even provides an auto-hide feature that
allows the user to make sure the task bar is only visible when it is needed.

In acquiring GoMac, Power On has continued its ascent to the pinnacle of
Macintosh utility vendors. John Wallace, President of Power On explained,
"We felt that GoMac was a central focus of our strategy to provide
utilities that enhance the user experience at every level of the Macintosh
Operating System. We will be integrating functionality from our forthcoming
utilities such as ACTION Menus to provide a seamless, easy, and powerful
way to increase productivity." In commenting on the popularity of GoMac,
Power On product manager Greg Dalen observed, "We have been extremely
impressed with the elegance of GoMac, and we were amazed by its phenomenal
acceptance by the Macintosh community. When we noticed that GoMac had
actually climbed to the number one position as most popular download,
beating such products as Netscape Communicator, we knew we had to have the
product in our line."

GoMac implements a program bar and start menu on the Mac OS that provides a
complete launching and process management solution. Among its features,
GoMac offers:

* Instant access to common system settings, file search, memory use, and
recent items

* A Program Bar with one-click process switching and program minimization.
The Program Bar displays all open programs with their memory usage and
allows them to be closed and hidden while in the background.

* Convenient launch capability from a customizable Start Menu

* Full Drag and Drop support for both the Program Bar and Start Menu

* Mouseless task switching via an elegant Keyboard Switcher

* Ability to access application memory settings from the task bar
contextual menus, in keeping with OS 8.5's enhanced get info feature.

* A tastefully customizable start button for those Mac users who want to
avoid any semblance of Wintel dcor

* Ability to "minimize" background applications to a small icon near the clock

* Option to turn off the Start menu and use only the task bar

* Office 98 integration. Users with Office 98 installed will see a
Microsoft Office 98 item in their Start Menu for easy access to Word,
PowerPoint and Excel.

* Support for Apple's Control Strip technology

* Task bar with integrated clock and perpetual calendar for instantaneous
date reference

Among GoMac's many fans is "Dr. Macintosh", Bob Levitus, who raves "GoMac
is way cool. Whether you're new to the Mac or a grizzled old veteran, it
makes your Mac better. Once you try it, you'll definitely want to buy it."
GoMac is a control panel which settles the score with Windows users. GoMac
makes the Macintosh way of doing things friendlier and more efficient. As
veteran Macintosh pundit Steven Bobker sees it, "I'd be literally lost
without GoMac. Windows has exactly one great feature: its Task Bar. GoMac
gives the Mac an even better Task Bar." In awarding GoMac a perfect rating,
Tom Cheek of Tucows observed, "This program should be on every Mac user's
machine." The Mac Report agrees, stating that "The best thing to come out
of Windows is the Task Bar along the bottom of the screen. GoMac takes this
rare Microsoft innovation and fine-tunes it for the Macintosh
communityGoMac is far superior to the Finder and much easier on the
sanity."

GoMac has found a place on the desktops of Macs in over 30 countries on
five continents. Localized versions are available in German, Italian, and
Japanese. GoMac has minimal system requirements and is compatible with
68030, 68040, and PowerPC processors running Mac System 7.6 or later. Power
On will ship GoMac version 1.6.1 during the first week of December. GoMac
version 1.6 and later are OS 8.5 compatible.

The product will be marketed as ACTION GoMac and will be available through
Macwarehouse, Multiple Zones International, and dealers and distributors
worldwide, or directly from Power On Software. In addition, electronic
distribution is available through BuyDirect.com. The suggested retail price
of ACTION GoMac is $49.95, and special pricing will be available to current
Power On customers or Now Utilities owners.

Power On Software, Inc. was founded in 1993 and has played a major role in
the development of such blockbuster products as Now Utilities and Speed
Doubler. Power On has established itself as a leader in utility software
with its security product, On Guard, as well as its network utilities, LAN
Commander and Screen To Screen. With the introduction of ACTION Files,
the product that The Mac Report called the greatest third party extension
of all time and received Macworld's prestigious Eddy Award nomination for
best utility of the year, Power On successfully launched its ACTION
Utilities line. To further its dominant position in the utilities market,
Power On acquired Now Utilities from Qualcomm Incorporated. Power On is
committed to providing the highest quality utility software, with an
emphasis on system enhancements and maintenance, and a strong customer
oriented philosophy.
Editorial Contact: Robert Leeds
Director of Public Relations
and Business Development
Power On Software
Tel: (727) 944-5656
Fax: (727) 944-5757
http://www.poweronsw.com
email: bobleeds@poweronsw.com

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Vienna 3.0.6 :5eaf312: - RSS and Atom ne...
Vienna is a freeware and Open-Source RSS/Atom newsreader with article storage and management via a SQLite database, written in Objective-C and Cocoa, for the OS X operating system. It provides... Read more
Kodi 15.1.rc1 - Powerful media center to...
Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user... Read more
Bookends 12.5.8 - Reference management a...
Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals. Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (... Read more
Chromium 44.0.2403.125 - Fast and stable...
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Version 44.0.2403.125: This release contains a number... Read more
iMazing 1.2.2 - Complete iOS device mana...
iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can: Copy music to and from... Read more
Audio Hijack 3.2.0 - Record and enhance...
Audio Hijack (was Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio... Read more
FontExplorer X Pro 5.0.1 - Font manageme...
FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts. Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your... Read more
Calcbot 1.0.2 - Intelligent calculator a...
Calcbot is an intelligent calculator and unit converter for the rest of us. Featuring an easy-to-read history tape, expression view, intuitive conversion, and much more! Features History Tape -... Read more
MTR 5.0.0.1 - The Mac's oldest and...
MTR (was MacTheRipper)--the Mac's oldest and smartest DVD-backup app--is now updated to version 5.001 MTR -- the complete toolbox, not a one-trick, point-and-click extractor. MTR is intended for... Read more
LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 - Free, open-source...
LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and... Read more

Card King: Dragon Wars - Tips, Tricks an...
[Read more] | Read more »
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX has brou...
Bandai Namco has released Pac-Man Championship Edition DX on iOS and Android, which features the classic arcade gameplay that we've all grown to love. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX can be enjoyed in much shorter bursts than the arcade versions... | Read more »
Cosmonautica (Games)
Cosmonautica 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $6.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: Cast off! Are you ready for some hilarious adventures in outer space? | Read more »
Rescue humanity from a Demon horde in An...
Angel Stone is Fincon's follow up to the massively successful Hello Hero and is out now on iOS and Android. You play as a member of The Resistance, a group of mighty human warriors who have risen up in defiance of the Demon horde threatening to... | Read more »
Gallery Doctor (Photography)
Gallery Doctor 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Photography Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Free up valuable iCloud and iPhone storage with Gallery Doctor, the only iPhone cleaner that automatically identifies the... | Read more »
You Against Me (Games)
You Against Me 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: A simple game… You. Me. Claim, steal, lock, score, win! | Read more »
Yep, it's True - Angry Birds 2 is O...
The not exactly rumors were true and the birds are back. Angry Birds 2 has come to the App Store and the world will... well I suppose it'll still be the same, but now we have more bird-flinging options! [Read more] | Read more »
You Could Design Your Own Card for Chain...
If you've ever wanted to create your own item, weapon, trap, or even monster for Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night, this is your chance. Auroch Digital is currently holding a contest so that fans can fight to the death (not really) to see which... | Read more »
Bitcoin Billionaire is Going Back in Tim...
If you thought you managed to buy everything there is to buy in Bitcoin Billionaire and make all the money, well you though wrong. Those of you who made it far enough might remember investing in time travel - and it looks like that investment is... | Read more »
Domino Drop (Games)
Domino Drop 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Domino Drop is a delightful new puzzle game with dominos and gravity!Learn how to play it in a minute, master it day by day.Your... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

11-inch MacBook Airs on sale for $100 off MSR...
Best Buy has 11-inch MacBook Airs on sale for $100 off MSRP. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only, in-store prices may vary: - 11″ 1.6GHz... Read more
iPad Air 2 on sale for up to $100 off MSRP
Best Buy has iPad Air 2s on sale for up to $100 off MSRP on their online store for a limited time. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices available for online... Read more
Sale! 13-inch MacBook Pros on sale for $100 o...
B&H Photo has 13″ MacBook Pros on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 2.5GHz/500GB MacBook Pro: $999.99 save $100 - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina... Read more
Sale! Save $100 on 13-inch MacBook Airs this...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for $899.99 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model.... Read more
Worldwide Tablet Market Decline Continues, Ap...
The worldwide tablet market declined -7.0% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15) with shipments totaling 44.7 million units according to preliminary data from the International Data... Read more
TP-LINK TL-PA8030P KIT Powerline Featuring Ho...
Consumer and business networking products provider TP-LINK is now shipping its TL-PA8030P KIT AV1200 3-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit that expands your home’s network over its... Read more
Apple refurbished iPad Air 2s available for u...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished iPad Air 2s available for up to $140 off the price of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 128GB... Read more
Updated Apple iPad Price Trackers
We’ve updated our iPad Air Price Tracker and our iPad mini Price Tracker with the latest information on prices and availability from Apple and other resellers. Read more
Apple refurbished 2014 13-inch 128GB MacBook...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 2014 13″ MacBook Airs available starting at $759. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free: - 13″ 1.4GHz/128GB... Read more
Apple’s Education discount saves up to $300 o...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad at The Apple Store for Education and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free,... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
Infrastructure Engineer - *Apple* /Mac - Hil...
Infrastructure Engineer - Apple /Mac Job Code: 1608 # of openings: 1 Description Our fortune 500 client is looking to hire an experienced Infrastructure Engineer to join Read more
Executive Administrative Assistant, *Apple*...
…supporting presentation development for senior leadership. * User experience with Apple hardware and software is preferred. Additional Requirements The following list Read more
*Apple* Bus Company is now hirin - Apple Bus...
Apple Bus Company is now hiring school bus drivers in the Pettis County area. Class B CDL preferred. Free training provided. No nights or weekends required. Flexible Read more
*Apple* Certified Mac Technician - Updated 6...
…and friendly, hands-on technical support to customers troubleshooting and repairing Apple /Mac products with courtesy, speed and skill. Use your problem-solving skills Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.