Circus Ponies Software Launches Academic User Licensing Program
NoteBook Now Available to Education Customers for $29.95

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 29, 2003 – Circus Ponies Software, Inc. today
announced its academic user licensing program for Circus Ponies NoteBook,
its acclaimed outlining, note-taking, clipping, and free-form database
product available exclusively for Mac OS X. Qualified North American and
international academic customers can now purchase a single-user license to
NoteBook for immediate download and use through the Circus Ponies online
store ( The cost of an academic user license is
$29.95 (U.S.) per user. A free, 30-day trial version is also available.

“We’re excited about the enthusiastic reception we’ve gotten from the
academic community and we wanted to do everything we could to help them get
started,” said Elizabeth Statmore, vice president of marketing and sales
for Circus Ponies. “Most academic discount programs force their customers
to sit around and wait while somebody behind the scenes manually verifies
eligibility. Our program makes it easy for academic customers to establish
eligibility and complete their purchase, all in a single transaction.”

About the Academic User Program

The Circus Ponies Academic User Program allows students, faculty, staff,
and administrators who are affiliated with qualifying educational
institutions to purchase a single-user license for their own use at a
specially discounted price — all through a single purchasing process. In
addition, parents or guardians of a K-12 students may purchase single-user
license keys for use by their minor children enrolled in a qualifying

Qualifying educational institutions include:

* Four-year colleges and universities
* Community colleges
* Vocational / Technical schools
* K-12 schools
* Museums
* Environmental education centers

Those affiliated with institutions not listed here are encouraged to
contact the company regarding eligibility to purchase. Contact to suggest eligibility.

The program also provides for similar discounts on site licensing or
multi-user licenses. Additional verification requirements may apply.
Contact for more information.

About Circus Ponies NoteBook

Circus Ponies NoteBook is a combination outliner and free-form database
that lets OS X users clip, organize, and share unstructured information
from any source in any way they like. The program uses an
easy-to-understand notebook interface to provide state-of-the-art media
capture, multi-dimensional indexing, and inter-application clipping
services. Circus Ponies NoteBook is already being used and praised in the
Education, SciTech, and Small Business markets.

Minimum system requirements include Mac OS X version 10.1 or later. PowerPC
G3 processor and 256MB RAM are recommended.

About Circus Ponies

Circus Ponies Software was founded in 2003 by Jayson Adams and Elizabeth
Statmore as an artisan software house. The company’s mission is to create
best-of-breed apps that surprise and delight users with their beauty and
usefulness. To that end, the company produces software exclusively for Mac
OS X. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.