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UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
Subject: VOODOO Personal 2.0 Public Beta – The Version Organizer that Saves
the Evolution of Your Work
HAGENBERG, AUSTRIA, November-23-2000 — UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH is pleased
to announce a public beta version of its new version organizer VOODOO
VOODOO Personal 2.0 is the much improved successor of VOODOO 1.8 which won
the MacWorld/MacTech Eddy award in 1997. “We are extremely happy about the
new sibling in the VOODOO family of version control products. VOODOO
Personal will finally solve the problems of many people working in a broad
range of different areas, from web publishers to designers, from book
writers to musicians.” said Christoph Reichenberger, VOODOO product
manager. “With VOODOO Personal you can store all versions of your documents
and restore previous versions whenever you want. And since VOODOO
Personal’s efficient delta compression technique gains savings of up to 99
%, this does not even cost you significant extra disk space.”
Besides new features and improvements, the most important benefit of VOODOO
Personal 2.0 is the improved ease of use. Storing files in the VOODOO
Personal archive is as easy as dragging the files to the VOODOO Personal
window. Besides a smooth integration with BBEdit, VOODOO Personal comes
with a Contextual menu plug-in that makes its functionality instantly
available in many applications, including the Finder. The documentation has
been completely redesigned and a tutorial section has been added that gets
you started in less than one hour.
Once you have seen how easy it can be to protect your creative work against
loss and accidental changes, you will never want to start modifying a
document before you know that the current version is saved in a VOODOO
Availability and Pricing
The final version of VOODOO Personal 2.0 will be released early 2001.
The Public Beta b3 can be downloaded immediately from:
The list price for VOODOO Personal is USD 79.
For Newcomers: The Quick Guide to VOODOO Personal –
The Version Organizer that Saves the Evolution of Your Work
Have you ever deleted a document by mistake – or made a change to a
document just to find out that you would like to undo the change a few days
later? Or did you ever want to know what a document looked like two months
VOODOO Personal protects your documents against accidental deletion and
unwanted changes. It stores all versions of your documents and lets you
restore previous versions whenever you want.
The neat graphical user interface lets you easily browse your version
archive, view the history of your documents and retrieve earlier versions.
But archiving earlier versions of your documents also leads to an
additional advantage. For selected file types (including text files and MS
Word files) you can even investigate the differences between two versions
of a document.
VOODOO Personal’s efficient delta compression technique stores only the
differences between the versions and saves up to 99 % of disk space. VOODOO
Personal achieves this amazing compression rate for most types of documents
including files created with MS Word, Quark XPress, Freehand, Canvas,
FileMaker, 4th Dimension, etc. In addition to the files themselves, VOODOO
Personal also keeps track of the folder structures containing the documents.
VOODOO Personal can also handle different users with hierarchically ordered
access rights. If you are working in a group, the problem of simultaneous
updates of the same file by different users can be avoided by means of a
flexible locking mechanism.
* Stand-alone version organizer for all sorts of projects
(publishing, web publishing, design, CAD, software development, etc.)
* Drag-and-drop support for easy archiving of your files.
* Contextual Menu Plug-in
* Easy-to-use graphical project browser gives access to all
versions that were ever stored.
* Clear management of variants and revisions of files and folder structures.
* Recording of the complete history (who made which changes when and why)
* Visualize differences between versions (not only for text files!)
* Efficient delta storage of arbitrary files (text as well as
non-text files) gains savings of up to 99 %.
* Administration of users with hierarchical access rights
* Configurable local file locking (Finder flag or ‘ckid’ resource)
* Scriptable, PowerPC native
* Smooth integration with BBEdit and Metrowerks CodeWarrior
About UNI SOFTWARE PLUS:
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH, founded in 1993, is a well-known source for
high-quality and easy-to-use Macintosh software. The company’s products
VOODOO and VOODOO Server have become very popular version control tools,
not only among software developers but also among web and multimedia
developers, authors, artists, and anyone who revises and varies their work.
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