Version 5 Of Now Up-To-Date & Contact For Macintosh Now Shipping

NUDC for Mac Provides Major Upgrade Including New Group Scheduling
Features, Easier Import and Export, New Interface and Support For Apple’s
“Tiger” – Mac OS 10.4

COLUMBUS, OHIO — June 21, 2005 — Now Software today introduced Now
Up-to-Date & Contact 5 for Macintosh, a major update to its cross platform
calendar and contact management solutions. Version 5 provides a wide
selection of new features and improvements, including advanced group
scheduling features, new server management tools, easier import and export,
and improved interface features.

“We are very excited to roll out version 5,” said John Wallace, president
of Now Software. “NUDC remains a critical tool for thousands of users and
we believe that this update and these new features will make a difference
for people managing complex schedules, organizations, and projects.”

Version 5 introduces the new Schedule View, which allows meeting planners
and managers to select multiple users and display their calendars
simultaneously for a given day. This quick, at-a-glance view is ideal for
tracking staff availability, activities, and for selecting and scheduling
meeting time.

Also new in version 5 is the Now Server Manager. The Now Server Manager
makes installing, configuring, and managing group calendars and shared
contacts simple for anyone – even non-technical users. Now Server Manager’s
interface allows users to install and manage any number of calendar and
contact servers, greatly simplifying the management of a single office or
department or the differing needs of a large organization. The Now Server
Manager also allows for virtually one-button, automatic web publishing for
calendars and address books, a feature used by thousands of schools and
businesses worldwide.

Users will be pleased to discover the new import and export features that
provide drag and drop support for iCalendar and vCard standards and allow
for the subscription to published iCal calendars. Using NUDC’s Sets
feature, users can easily create and switch between multiple calendar views
displaying sport team schedules, movie releases and holiday schedules
provided by site such as

In addition to these major features, NUDC 5 sports a redesigned interface
including customizable toolbars, dozens of general enhancements and
improvements, and also provides support for the new Mac OS X version 10.4 –
“Tiger”. Later this year Now Software will release Tiger specific features
for NUDC, including Dashboard Widgets and Spotlight support as free updates
for users of version 5.

Take Control of Now Up-to-Date & Contact

New with version 5 is a totally new user manual written by best-selling
ebook author Joe Kissell, one of the experts responsible for the acclaimed
Take Control series of electronic books. This new, in-depth guide will be
available soon as a free PDF that’s designed for easy onscreen reading. A
hardcopy version will be available for sale as well. For other Take Control
titles about Mac OS X and other topics, visit


Now Up-to-Date & Contact for Macintosh 5 is compatible with NUDC for
Windows version 4.5.2 and the previous Mac OS X version (4.5.3). It also
continues to support the “Classic” Mac OS with NUDC version 4.0.3. The new
Now Server Manager can support all of these listed versions seamlessly or
version 5 clients can access existing version 4 Now Up-to-Date & Contact

Pricing and Availability

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5 for Macintosh is currently shipping and is
priced at $129.95 for the boxed version, or $119.95 for the online download
version. Upgrades are available to licensed users of version 4.x for
$49.95. In addition, Now Software is providing a wide free upgrade window,
providing free upgrades to anyone that has purchased Now Up-to-Date &
Contact on or after March 28, 2005. Volume licensing is also available for
education, business, organizations with multiple users, and government

For more information about Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5 for Macintosh, or any
of Now Software’s other productivity products, visit

About Now Software:

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Now Software is the developer of the Eddy
Award-winning Now Up-to-Date & Contact. For more information about Now
Software, visit or call 1-614-413-4000.