Describing it as “one of the first applications written specifically for OS X,” Chronos LC is showing off StickyBrain, a new productivity software product “for stuff that doesn’t fit in your regular brain,” at this week’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
StickyBrain incorporates a “sticky note” interface. But that’s where the similarity to the standard Stickies program ends, said Jerry Halls, Chronos VP. StickyBrain can store any type of information including text, pictures, sounds, file/application links, contacts, web and e-mail addresses, and more, he said.
“To make all of this information easily accessible, StickyBrain includes a powerful filtering system that the user can customize as needed,” Halls added. “StickyBrain is built on a robust word processor with features such as automatic spell-checking, search and replace, page formatting and multiple undos.”
The application also packs HotKeys, which are designed to make it easy to transfer information to and from other applications. For example, if users are surfing the Web and comes across an interesting article, they can press a special key combination and the article will be saved as a “sticky” even if StickyBrain isn’t running. HotKeys can also be assigned to individual stickies so the text from the sticky can be pasted into other.
StickyBrain also has password management features. Halls said that you can go to any Web site and the software will instantly retrieve the user name and password associated with that Web address.
“StickyBrain provides many other features to help users stay organized,” Halls said. “These include to-do lists, contact lists, alarms and an infinitely customizeable interface. Each sticky can be assigned a different color, texture or background picture (JPEG). To keep information safe from prying eyes, StickyBrain even includes an encryption option.”
After the expo, a 30-day trial version will be available for download from the
Chronos Web site. The online purchase price will be US $34.99 though a special show price will be offered to expo attendees.
A “classic version” of StickyBrain for PowerPC Macs running OS 8.1 or above will also be available.