Power On Offers New Release of Public Beta of Now Up-to-Date & Contact

Palm=AE Conduits for Mac OS X Enhanced

Columbus, Ohio – March 12, 2002 – Power On Software, an Inc 500 Company,
has updated its public beta of the Palm conduits for Now Up-to-Date &
Contact=AE, the #1 best-selling calendaring and contact management software
in the history of the Macintosh. The beta is a free download and is
available now from the Power On web site at:


The Palm conduits allow users of Now Up-to-Date & Contact to synchronize
their schedules and contacts with their Palm computing handheld devices,
including products from Handspring.

The update permits synchronization using the new OS X native conduit
architecture, even on machines containing Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X on the
same partition of their hard drive. Power On has enhanced the safety of the
synchronization process by providing backup capabilities so that users can
revert to pre-synchronization status if they desire.

Pricing and Availability

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 Palm
Computing and 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, including
DevDepot at http://www.devdepot.com

Additional information, including product screenshots and high-resolution
packaging graphics for the new release, 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.