Tools Plus Pro 5 Makes Mac Programming Fast and Easy

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO–June 14, 1999–Water’s Edge Software has announced
immediate availability of Tools Plus Pro 5, the award-winning
libraries and framework for Macintosh developers. The new release is
updated for Mac OS 8.6 and includes new Apple Event and Help Manager

Tools Plus Pro, the premium Macintosh rapid-development tool for
novice to expert level developers, is now updated to take advantage
of Apple Computer, Inc.’s latest operating system, Mac OS 8.6. New
additions include extended support for “themes,” and automatic
response to a user’s real-time changes to theme and appearance

For the first time, Tools Plus includes built-in Apple Event support
which early reviewers have called “brilliantly simple.” Out of the
box, Tools Plus libraries include default behaviors for all core
Apple Events. The implementation lets a developer integrate Apple
Event support into his application with less than a dozen lines of
code. The default behaviors are easily overridden just by installing
a standard Apple Event handler routine that is written by the

Also included in this new release is Help Manager automation (Phase
1), and a new user manual in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. A full,
printed user manual that is rated as “the industry’s finest” by
users, is still included with the Software Development Kit.

As in all previous versions, Tools Plus Pro 5 features rapid
prototyping and development for applications and plug-ins, as well as
enhanced functionality that is not available in ordinary Mac OS APIs.
Software products created with Tools Plus have a compact disk and
memory footprint, and they run faster than most hand-tuned code.
Perhaps best of all, Tools Plus dramatically reduces development
time, effort, and code complexity.

Tools Plus libraries + framework support the industry’s most popular
programming languages and compilers: C, C++ and Pascal on Metrowerks’
CodeWarrior, Symantec’s C++, THINK C/C++, and THINK Pascal. Both
680×0 and PowerPC-native libraries are included, supporting all
versions of Mac OS since System 6. Tools Plus Pro is bundled with
several megabytes of custom controls (SuperCDEFs), custom windows
(WDEFs), icons, animated color cursors, fonts, and other valuable

All Tools Plus software development kits include one year of free
software updates, major upgrades, world-class technical support,
unlimited access to the Tools Plus Developer Forum (no special
software required), a subscription to Water’s Edge News, and other
electronic services. Three major software releases are scheduled per

Priced at $249 (US), Tools Plus Pro 5 is available immediately. An
academic license (without SuperCDEFs) is available to qualifying
members of academia for only $99. A limited edition Tools Plus Lite
(6800×0 libraries for CodeWarrior only) is available for only $99.

Tools Plus Pro and Tools Plus Academic are available directly from
Water’s Edge Software. Tools Plus Pro and Tools Plus Lite are
available from DevDepot at 1-800-MACDEV-1 (622-3381).

Tools Plus libraries + framework was rated “4 1/2 mice” by Macworld
magazine, honored as a Macworld/MacTech Editors’ Choice Awards
finalist for “Best Rapid-Development Tool,” and critically acclaimed
in various publications. They first empowered programmers in 1992 by
providing an effective alternative to “code generators,” and continue
to be instrumental in helping developers with varying skills quickly
create polished, professional-level applications and plug-ins.

Water’s Edge Software creates leading-edge rapid-development tools
for Macintosh developers throughout the world. Their credo of “making
fans out of customers” has resulted in exceptional customer
satisfaction and loyalty. Prominent clients include: Adobe Systems
Inc., Alcatel, Apple Computer, Inc., Department of Defense, E!
Entertainment Television, MIT, NASA, Nortel Networks, Northrop
Grumman, Prudential Bank & Trust, Rockwell, Sandia National
Laboratories, Sony, UMAX, US Air Force, Army, and Navy, and Warner

Water’s Edge Software, 2441 Lakeshore Road West #70022, Oakville,
Ontario, Canada, L6L 6M9; Phone 1-416-219-5628; Fax 1-905-847-1638;