The folks at the Kanex Group have updated
— their software that lets users exchange popup messages over corporate, school and home networks without connecting to the Internet — to version 3.0.1.
QuickPopup was the first LAN messenger released for Mac OS X (last December), according to Paul Pen, Kanex’s vice president of sales and marketing. The cross-platform tool for exchanging popup messages between Mac OS X, the traditional Mac operating system, and Windows users now has a revamped feature set based on users’ recommendations, Pen said.
Any incoming message can be “popped up” on screen indicating its importance. Or you can choose a warning sound or an icon flash and deal with it when it’s more convenient. Incoming messages can be read without leaving what you’re doing. All users are automatically found and their presence displayed. You can use templates to save time typing standard messages and replying. Data exchange doesn’t leave your network, and message delivery is guaranteed, Pen said. Also, foreign language messages are correctly handled.
QuickPopup supports such Apple technologies as Text-to-Speech, Internet Address Detectors, AppleScript, drag and drop, Apple Text Encoding, and Apple Help-Balloon Help. System requirements are Mac OS 7.5 or later (including Mac OS X 10.x), OpenTransport 1.1 or later (on the traditional Mac operating system), and a local area network with TCP/IP or AppleTalk services enabled.
A 30-day trial version is available for
download. Pricing starts at US$15 per copy with discounts available for site licenses and educational institutions. All current customers can upgrade to version 3.0.1 for free.