Softchaos is presenting WorkStrip, which is now Carbonized for Mac OS X, at this week’s Macworld San Francisco. WorkStrip is designed to simplify work processes for all users by previewing files instantly, tracking files and Internet activity and gathering them into meaningful groups.
Softchaos describes WorkStrip as a “central hub” for your Mac that lets you launch, quit, hide and activate applications, as well as open and preview documents from one toolbar. It’s Softchaos’s first product. According to Reza Farhad of Softchaos, WorkStrip is “intelligent.” It automatically shrinks when it’s obscuring the front window. And it remembers which files have been opened by which applications, and it allows for quick access to these files.
WorkStrip also takes a novel approach to organization, Farhad added. It allows for collecting and clustering of files into “Workspaces” that let you organize your work in the way you want. Workspaces follow and remember your work patterns and Internet activities. And they’re transportable to recreate the same work environment on different machines.
System requirements are a Power Mac running Mac OS 8.6 or later and 5MB of hard disk space. A fully functional 30-day demo is available at the product Web site. Licenses are US$30.