Power On Ships Now Up-to-Date & Contact for Mac OS X

Internet Savvy Contact Manager and Calendar Integrates Desktop, PDA, and
Web for Complete Enterprise Solution

Columbus, Ohio – November 14, 2001 – Following up on the organization’s
phenomenal growth strategy that resulted in its selection as an Inc. 500
company last month, Power On Software announced today the release of Now
Up-to-Date & Contact Version 4.1 for Mac OS X. Based on the enormously
successful release of Now Up-to-Date & Contact Version 4, this new version
has been written natively for Mac OS X to take full advantage of the
operating system’s power, stability and elegant Aqua user interface.

“Power On has worked diligently to provide our customers with first class
personal information management products and we are honored to be
recognized by Inc. 500 for our efforts,” said John Wallace, President of
Power On Software. “Now Up-to-Date & Contact users will be extremely
pleased with Version 4.1 because it is an extremely robust application that
leverages all the benefits of Mac OS X’s advanced features.”

“Native applications for Mac OS X take full advantage of the modern
architecture and features of our next generation operating system,
providing its users with dramatically increased performance, unprecedented
stability, and a refined Aqua user interface,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s
vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “Now Up-to-Date & Contact
is a powerful, multi-user scheduling and contact management solution and
we’re delighted to see it created as a native Mac OS X application.”

New Version Offers Bounty of Features and No Ugly Docklings

Now Up-to-Date & Contact is the easiest and most powerful personal
information management (PIM) product for the Mac. With an emphasis on
extreme ease-of-use and automation, Version 4.1 takes advantage of Mac OS
X’s core technologies and provides unmatched power that is amazingly simple
to harness. The new release also provides blazing speed and an incredible
array of features including:

* New “dockling” technology provides instant access to contacts through a
QuickContact=81 menu, even if the application is not running
* QuickDay “dockling” allows users to view schedules, receive visual and
audible notification of events and tasks, even if Now Up-to-Date & Contact
is not running
* Additional user-definable custom fields to allow greater flexibility in
the storage of additional contact information
* Additional Internet/email/phone fields to handle multiple email
addresses, URL addresses, and communications data
* Shared keywords in multi-user environment
* Microsoft Entourage and ACT! migration tool that permits users to
automatically extract their old data and have it entered into Now
Up-to-Date & Contact
* Full TCP/IP networking implementation via Apple’s Open Transport standard
for support of firewalls and NAT routing
* One-click sorting of contacts and the ability to sort on multiple levels
* Drag and drop layout capabilities for customized list views
* Pop-up labeling of headers in list view permits flexible views
* Ability to attach graphics to contact records (maps, pictures, logos,
business cards, etc.)
* Advanced on-line support system that includes HTML-based Help System and
integrated web support that provides automated technical support with an
online solutions database that is updated regularly, as well as direct
email interface to technical support services and one-click access to
FAQ’s; also contains tutorial calendar and contact demonstration for quick
set-up and ease of use
* Completely redesigned and updated interface, including user-definable
background patterns, new toolbars, custom color selection
* Auto-dialing of contact phone numbers
* Ability to customize up to ten levels of task prioritization
* New AlphaBar=81 for immediate access to contacts in list view
* New calendar views including mini-calendar navigation tool for
instantaneous modification of date view
* Completely updated AppleScript support and Scripts menu that adds support
for the AppleScript Object Model, including AppleEvents from the Standard
Suite and the Table Suite. Also includes design template and scripts for
automatically updating area codes, company information, and automating
scheduling. Ships with templates for moving data from a custom field to one
of the new data-specific fields such as email, URL, or any custom field;
checks automatically for any data in a field to which user may wish to move
* Support for Microsoft Office 2001, including drag and drop support and
mail merge integration
* QuickFilter=81 for instantaneous selection of contact records in list view=
without invoking a search command

In addition to the features listed above, other highlights of Now
Up-to-Date & Contact Version 4.1 include the following:

* Internet Plug-ins that offer instant access to contact-related maps,
nearby restaurants, email address finders, and much more
* Maintains complete contact histories of phone calls, correspondence,
completed items, notes and open to-dos
* Automatically logs email messages sent from Now Contact using all popular
e-mail programs
* AutoType=81 feature automatically enters names, addresses, or any other
* The ability to find contacts instantly by just typing in initials or a
few letters of a name
* Sort lists with a click, even adding multiple sort levels with an
additional click
* One click searches for all contacts of a certain category
* Use keywords to further refine contact searches
* The server based architecture permits multiple users even in remote
locations via TCP/IP connection
* Publish schedules and contacts to the Web and share with anyone, even if
they don’t own Now Contact and Up-to-Date with Now Web Publisher (included
for free)
* Drag and Drop data management
* Automatic synchronization of files between different desktop and laptop
* Complete printing and word processing built in, with incredible
flexibility and customization options for printing labels, envelopes,
letters, faxes, and popular calendar formats, such as DayRunner, Avery,
Franklin and Day Planner
* Built-in mail merge and support for Microsoft Word 98 and Word 2001 mail
* Built-in automatic timer tracks time spent on specific items to provide a
complete record of time expenditures
* Link files from any application to contact records
* Customizable calendar layouts for virtually any calendar look a user
* Drag contacts onto the calendar to schedule events automatically
* Flexible reminders and alarm notification ensure no appointments or
deadlines are missed
* Automatically launch documents related to an appointment
* Calendar offers day, multi-day, week, month, and Year Views
* Add banners and custom graphics to calendars
* Automate creation of recurring events
* Workgroup calendaring permits invitations to be sent and automatically
set up

Availability and Pricing

Now Up-to-Date & Contact Version 4.1 is available now. The suggested retail
price of the product is $129.95, with electronic downloads available for
$119.95. Upgrades from earlier versions of Now Up-to-Date & Contact are
$49.95. Upgrades are free, upon proof of purchase, to users who purchased
version 4.0 on or after February 15, 2001 from Power On or its authorized

Additional information, including product screenshots and high-resolution
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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 has
recently been honored as a member of the Inc 500, awarded to the 500
fastest growing companies in the United States. Power On is the developer
of the MacWorld Best of Show award-winner, Rewind=81, and also owns and
develops the ACTION Utilities=81 Collection. These products, together with
the Eddy Award-winning Now Up-to-Date & Contact have consistently garnered
industry accolades, including Product of the Year, multiple Editors’ and
Readers’ 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 satisfaction.