has introduced three new products — “Sensiva Pro,” “Sensiva Navigator,” and “Sensiva Commander” — that provide users with total control across to different software applications, according to company spokesperson Hiromi Suzuki. Product notes on the Sensiva Web site aside, he said that the products are Mac compatible.
“Sensiva’s technology works with applications running on the Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems,” Suzuki told MacCentral. “Most of our Mac users currently use Mac OS Classic; however, we are currently developing Mac versions supporting Mac OS X.”
The new products have a totally new interface and features that let people “universally and dramatically” use software and Internet applications by just drawing symbols, he added. Sensiva provides users with what the company calls “a more productive and more intuitive interface to applications and system commands.” Using a mouse, a graphic tablet, a touchpad, or any other pointing device, users just draw a simple symbol to execute commands, without any keyboard interaction. For example, anywhere on the screen and at any scale, users draw a W to launch their Word processor, sketch an O to open a document, scrawl an S to save it and a P to print it.
Completely customizable and context-sensitive, Sensiva provides a simple and unified interface to applications by letting users assign the same symbol to a function that would require different hot keys or shortcuts in different programs. Also available on other operating systems, Sensiva will make the user interface universally simple and cross-platform.
The new line of Sensiva products provides users with a consistent interface designed to improve the user experience and enhance the speed of Web navigation and use of all software applications, Suzuki said. One of the key features enables users to access their e-mail, trading accounts and other Web sites without having to type or remember individual passwords.
Most people using web-based email take time to access and get their e-mail manually, several times a day. With Sensiva, drawing a symbol lets users skip all steps of login because Sensiva stores all users sign-in names and passwords of different Web sites in one place. For example, users simply draw an “e” on the screen to get their emails.
The new feature also offers users an enhanced search engine. With Sensiva, users get results of searching the Internet by just drawing a symbol. For instance, if you highlight the word “San Francisco” and draw a “b,” you’ll go to the right page at your favorite book Web site to find a book about the city, David Dupouy, Sensiva’s CEO, said.
Each product has different features to meet different user needs, he added. Sensiva Pro, which costs US$29.95, is integrated with all the features in one package. Sensiva Navigator, priced at $24.95, is aimed at providing the new benefits focusing on Web Navigation such as instant search results and instant access to secure Web sites and e-mails without having to enter passwords. Sensiva Commander, also $24.95, is focused on unifying inconsistent applications, such as executing commands, launching applications and writing signatures by just drawing symbols. But no matter which version you’re using, the same symbols execute the same actions, such as a “Z” for zoom in all graphic programs.
The software will give users access to all of Sensiva’s services on their Web site, including purchasing of the software, downloading a free trial version, and customer support. A Japanese version is due next month with additional languages planned for “the near future.”