Power On Software
will be taking the wraps off Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0 at the Macintosh Business Expo in Portland, OR. Robert Leeds, VP of business development & public relations, said the new version of the contact manager and scheduler, which supports Mac operating systems from 8.6 through OS X Classic mode, includes the following new features:
Additional user-definable custom fields to allow easier storage of additional information;
Extra Internet/e-mail/phone fields to handle multiple e-mail addresses, URL addresses, and communications data;
Full TCP/IP implementation for support of firewalls and NAT routing;
The ability to attach graphics to contact records (maps, pictures, logos, business cards, etc.);
HTML Help System support;
A completely redesigned and updated interface, including user-definable background patterns, new toolbars, custom color selection;
Speed enhancements of up to 50 times and a capacity increase to two billion contacts;
Auto-dialing of contact phone numbers;
Shared keywords in multi-user environments;
The ability to open multiple files and multiple contacts;
A new “AlphaBar” for instantaneous access to contacts in list view;
New calendar views;
Enhanced AppleScript support;
Support for Microsoft Office 2001, including drag and drop support and mail merge integration;
A QuickFilter for instantaneous selection of contact records in list view, without opening a search window.
“In addition, Power On will announce a blockbuster feature at the time of shipment that will make Now Up-to-Date & Contact the single, indispensable focal point and mission control center for all Macintosh operations,” Leeds said.
Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0 will be priced at US$129.95 (former versions had a list price of $99.95) and upgrades will be $49.95. Anyone who purchased a copy on or after Feb. 15 will also receive a free upgrade.
The Macintosh Business Expo is sponsored by The Computer Store and Apple. It will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland today and admission is free. Exhibits and seminars run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details can be found at the
Business Expo Web site. If you can’t attend the expo, you can check out
a sneak peek screenshot
of Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0 online.