Power On’s Now Up-to-Date & Contact Leads Market with Palm=AE Conduits for
Mac OS X

Public Beta Debuts with Mac OS X Native Synchronization

Columbus, Ohio – February 26, 2002 – Power On Software, an Inc 500 Company,
continues its dominant position as the technology leader in group
calendaring with the announcement today that it has released a public beta
of the Palm conduits for Now Up-to-Date & Contact, with support for native
Palm synchronization under MAC OS X. The conduits for Now Up-to-Date &
Contact, the #1 best-selling Macintosh personal information manager (PIM)
in the history of the Mac platform, will be available for download from
Power On’s web site at:


Now Up-to-Date & Contact has dominated the Macintosh PIM market for nearly
a decade, and the latest release offers a range of features that is
unmatched in any other product on any platform. With an emphasis on extreme
ease of use and automation of common tasks, the product manages to provide
unmatched power that is amazingly simple to harness.

Power On Offers Increased Protection of Synchronized Data

Not only does Now Up-to-Date & Contact support Palm OS handheld computing
devices, including products from Handspring, but it also enhances the
functionality and security often overlooked by other solutions. Power On
Software has added backup capabilities to the forthcoming release, to
ensure that users have peace of mind, knowing that they can revert to their
pre-synchronization status.

John Wallace, President of Power On Software observed, “The public beta
test will permit our loyal users to get a sneak peek at the incredibly
tight integration of Now Up-to-Date & Contact with the Palm OS and Mac OS
X. It is also an excellent opportunity for new users to get to know Now
Up-to-Date & Contact prior to the official release of the new conduits.”

Availability and Pricing

Now Up-to-Date & Contact Version 4.1.1 is available now, and the new Mac OS
X conduits will be released upon the successful completion of Power On’s
testing. The suggested retail price of the product is $129.95, with
electronic downloads available for $119.95.

Now Up-to-Date & Contact was one of the first products to be selected for
sale at the Apple retail stores, as well as the Apple web site, and is
available from Ingram Micro and Apple resellers everywhere.

Additional information, including product screenshots and high-resolution
packaging graphics, is available at:


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 is the
developer of the MacWorld Best of Show award-winner, Rewind=81, and also own=
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.