Like many other tech firms, it’s not a good time for
CE Software. The company has reported a net loss of US$287,000, or $0.20 per share, for its third quarter ended June 30.
The same quarter a year ago saw a net loss of $74,000, or $0.07 per share. Revenues were $335,000 for the quarter ended June 30, compared to $752,000 for the same quarter a year ago.
“We are aggressively developing new products,” said John S. Kirk, president of CE Software, in a statement. “In June we released InOut Tracker, our new office utility software, and in July a new version of QuickConference, the business answer to secure instant messaging. Both products are designed to enhance productivity for businesses.”
InOut Tracker is an in/out board that is available from every computer (Mac or PC) on your network. With features like Secure Messaging, Multi-user Log in, URL and E-mail Support, custom address books, and more, QuickConference provides instant communication among networked users of Mac and Windows systems.
CE Software also announced a new version of QuicKeys for the Mac OS X operating system and released a version for public testing in July. They’ve also announced that development of a new version of QuickMail is “well under way,” Kirk said. Public testing should begin during the September quarter.
QuicKeys lets you record and play back any action you make on your Mac. You can rename every file in a folder, enter blocks of text, reformat text, navigate to certain Web sites, and more. You can do all this in a variety of ways: with a keystroke, with a desktop icon, or through a menu by speaking the name of the action (also known as a macro). QuickMail is CE Software’s e-mail application.
“We are continuing our commitment to develop software products to enhance productivity for individuals and groups,” Kirk said. “We believe that the decrease in revenue was partially impacted by the current global economic conditions. Assuming an improving economy, we are anticipating better financial results based on the development of both our existing and new products.”