Chronos ( has released SOHO Organizer 8.5, an upgrade to their personal/business productivity suite. The new version adds support for Apple’s new MobileMe calendars.

“Apple recently rewrote their MobileMe calendars so that they’re based on CalDAV (an industry standard for calendars),” says Robert McCullough, vice president of Development at Chronos. “SOHO Organizer 8.5 can now access these new MobileMe calendars directly without syncing via Apple’s Sync Services technology. Our customers will be thrilled as this has been a heavily requested feature.”

SOHO Organizer is a productivity suite consisting of three applications that work together: SOHO Organizer, SOHO Notes, and SOHO Print Essentials. SOHO Organizer helps users increase their productivity by managing their tasks, calendars, contacts, and notes.

A fully functional 30 day trial version can be downloaded from Chronos’ web site. SOHO Organizer costs US$99.99. A family pack is also available for $179.99.

Registered SOHO Organizer 8.x customers can upgrade to version 8.5 for free. Registered SOHO Organizer 7.x and earlier customers can upgrade to version 8.5 for $49.99. See the website for family upgrade pricing.

SOHO Organizer requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later. It’s a Universal Binary application that runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.