has updated Personal Organizer and Group Organizer for Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X to version 4.5.
The upgrade, free to registered users of version 4, offer several new features, including support for native Palm synchronization under Mac OS X.
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.
Version 4.5 of both applications feature a custom list of contacts that can be saved in the industry standard vCard format and saved to an iPod or elsewhere. There’s a new Mac OS X dialer integrated with Personal/Group Organizer; it can dial phone numbers from an attached or internal modem. Since the dialer is an integrated but standalone application, it can be used independently of Personal/Group Organizer. Finally, a new multi-threaded Cocoa server is now included with Group Organizer.
Personal & Group Organizer 4.5 requires Mac OS 9.0 or above, including Mac OS X. The application takes 13MB of disk space and 5000K RAM. The version 4.5 upgrade may be downloaded directly from Chronos’ Web site. A 4.5 updater is available for existing version 4 users and a full installer is available for new users. The new version is also available on CD.
You can test drive either app with a 30-day trial version, also available from the Chronos site. Personal Organizer costs US$59.99; Group Organizer is $99.99 per user; the Group Organizer Server software is free.