Chronos, the folks who make the Personal Organizer and Group Organizer info managers, have released a beta Mac OS X conduit for synchronizing their products with Palm OS handhelds. The conduit is designed to work with the Palm Desktop 4.0 public beta from
The beta conduit is available free to all existing Personal & Group Organizer 4 users. It may be downloaded directly from
Chronos’ Web site. The conduit has been built to work under both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Earlier this month Chronos updated Personal Organizer and Group Organizer info managers to version 4.02. They’re free updates for registered version 4 customers.
Chronos calls the Personal Organizer the “Swiss Army Knife” of productivity software. It integrates a calendar, address book, word processor, memo taker, personal journal, phone dialer and alarm clock into a single application. Plus, it synchronizes with both Palm and Visor handhelds.
Group Organizer is the network version of Personal Organizer. Users may access their calendar, contacts, memos and to-dos over an AppleTalk network or a TCP/IP network, including the Internet.
Personal & Group Organizer 4.02 requires Mac OS 8.6 or above, including Mac OS X. The applications take 13MB of disk space and run in as little as 5000K. The updates may be downloaded directly from Chronos’ Web site. A 4.02 updater is available for existing version 4 users and a full installer is available for new users.
You can test drive either app with a 30-day trial version, also available from the Chronos site. Personal Organizer 4.02 costs US$59.99. Group Organizer is $99.99 per user; the Group Organizer Server software is free.