Now Software ( has released Now Up-to-Date
X and Now Contact X, the first two modules in its Now X line of
products. Now X, previously codenamed NightHawk, is an integrated
application that builds upon the calendar and contact management
functionality provided by Now Software’s acclaimed Now Up-to-Date &
Contact software.

“As a leader in the contact and calendar management software market,
we decided the time was right to completely rebuild our core product,
using the latest technology to provide improved scalability,
reliability, and performance,” says John Wallace, president of Now

The first two modules for Now X are Now Up-to-Date X and Now Contact
X, which are calendar and contact clients for the Mac. These modules
are currently available for Mac OS X 10.4.11 and higher — with
Windows versions of both clients currently in testing.

Now X for Macintosh is currently shipping and is priced at US$129.95
for the online download version. (This price will be increased to
$149.95 after an introductory period.) For a limited time, upgrades
are available to licensed users of version Now Up-to-Date and Contact
5 for $49.95. (The upgrade price will also be increased to $69.95
after an introductory period). Volume licensing is also available for
education, business, organizations with multiple users, and
government customers.