The Kanex Group Inc. is previewing QuickPopup 3.1 beta, software that lets users exchange popup messages over corporate, school and home networks without connecting to the Internet.
The 3.1 beta adds a Sent Messages Archive. Now you can browse all your sent messages and resend them if you wish. Or you can save them to a file and print. With Transparent Message Encryption, QuickPopup now encrypts all messages before they leave your Mac. Then messages are automatically decrypted on the recipient’s computer only, so no one can read your message while it is underway, according to Paul Pen, Kanex’s vice president of sales & marketing.
QuickPopup 3.1 beta adds clickable URLs. Now all URLs (such as Web site names, e-mail addresses, etc.) are automatically highlighted in the received messages. You can just click on them to go to the URL. QuickPopup also now supports user names up to 27 characters long.
Mac system requirements are Mac OS X or Mac OS 7.5 or later, OpenTransport 1.1 or later, and a local area network with TCP/IP or AppleTalk services enabled. Pricing starts at US$15, though there are discounts for educational institutes and site licenses. A 30-day demo version of QuickPopUp 3.0.1, the current finished version, is available. The preview beta version of the QuickPopup 3.1 beta is available now; the final version is due before the end of the year.