For Immediate Release


LINCOLN, NEB. – May 18, 2001: To coincide with Apple’s Worldwide Developers
Conference, MindVision Software today ships Installer VISE(tm) 7.3. This
update to the popular Mac OS X installer is available for download at

“MindVision has always provided developers with rock-solid installation
solutions for the latest Macintosh technologies,” said MindVision CEO Steve
Kiene. “Installer VISE 7.3 continues that support with a host of features
dedicated to building installers for Mac OS X and Classic. This version
incorporates a year’s worth of feedback from developers and users since
MindVision first offered a Mac OS X installation solution.”


With expanded support for installs on Mac OS X, Installer VISE 7.3 brings
features such as:

– Install files to Mac OS X or Classic
Installers launched on Mac OS X can install files to any domain, or to the
Classic environment. This enables the installer to install Classic and
Carbon versions of software at the same time.

– Enhanced user authentication
When an install requires special access privileges, Installer VISE can do
one of the following:
* Prompt the user for user name and password, and authenticate that
information before proceeding.
* Allow the install without prompts for name/password if the user is
already logged in as administrator.
* Display a message and cancel the install if the user is not logged in
as administrator.

– Gestalts for Mac OS X, OS X Admin
Now you can check a system for Mac OS X and/or detect the user’s access
privileges before you install software. Installer VISE lets you assign
these and other gestalt checks to any install item in your archive.


Best Industry Support. MindVision is known for its unmatched dedication to
customer support. MindVision provides support for the same low price as
always – FREE!

Best Community Commitment. MindVision was founded by small, independent
developers. Nobody knows how to support the shareware and freeware author
like we do. MindVision offers free, full strength installer tools to
qualified independent-minded developers.

Deep and wide feature set. Installer VISE was designed specifically to meet
the needs of our thousands of customers, from the smallest to the largest.
Installer VISE is used to build the most complicated software installations
on both Macintosh and Windows.

Mac OS Commitment. Installer VISE supports the very latest system software
features. We are there for our customers who support the latest Apple

100% solution. MindVision always takes the extra time to research all the
minute details and provide a complete solution for any given feature. Extra
effort in adding extensive support for Mac OS X domains and user accounts
makes Installer VISE the only choice for developers who want top-notch

Features you can’t get anywhere else, including:
* Archive libraries to easily modularize your installer
* C-like variables to graphically add programming-level power to your
* Build directives to customize your installers for multiple purposes
* Task assistants to make getting started and putting the polish on
installers easier than ever


When comparing installer tools, here are some points worth considering:

Industry acceptance. Installer VISE is used by Apple, Microsoft, Adobe,
Macromedia, Metrowerks, id, AOL, Symantec, Dantz, Intuit, Kodak, MacSoft,
Netscape, Connectix, and thousands of other software companies. Most of
them used to use our competitor’s product, but now they’ve come to rely on
MindVision and Installer VISE.

Innovation. Installer VISE has consistently been first to market with the
powerful features customers want. But don’t just take our word for it – we
encourage you to compare for yourself.

A company focused on developers. MindVision has been selling installation
tools for over 8 years.

World-ready. Installer VISE can create installers in 16 languages.

Macintosh and Windows installers. Many Mac software companies also produce
Windows versions of their products. By offering installers for both
platforms, we eliminate the headache of using a cryptic, script-based
Windows installer.

Installer VISE Lite. We offer a tightly-focused, low-cost alternative for
smaller Macintosh customers.

We care. We always have, and always will offer our installer tools for free
to shareware developers. We don’t limit our offer to one year.


Founded in 1987, MindVision Software is a recognized industry leader
specializing in software delivery systems for Macintosh and Windows.
Installer VISE has long been the industry standard installer for the
Macintosh, and is rapidly gaining recognition as an excellent choice for
Windows. Thousands of software companies, including Apple, Adobe,
Microsoft, Netscape, Macromedia, AOL, Connectix and FileMaker have come to
rely on our software to deliver professional, easy-to-use installers to
their customers.

Fully-functional evaluation copies of MindVision products can be obtained
directly from the MindVision web site, by calling (402) 323-6600, or by
sending e-mail to