has updated DayLite, the contact and customer relationship manager for Mac OS X, to version 1.4. It’s a free upgrade to registered users that integrates with Chartsmith, the charting application from
and adds an exporter for Apple’s iCal.
DayLite’s features include template-based correspondence; relationships between contacts and organizations; opportunity management with a visual sales funnel and forecasts; appointment, event, call and task scheduling; and a plug-in architecture for import/export.
With version 1.4, DayLite data can now be analyzed, and displayed as various color 3D effects charts via Chartsmith. The contact-customer relationship manager now offers the ability to create merged documents in Microsoft Word and Excel.
DayLite 1.4 also lets you configure your DayLite views — you can set your window size, location, choose the columns to be displayed, sort, filter and then save and name this arrangement as a DayLite workspace. You can then recall the workspace as needed.
DayLite online is available in a variety of configurations and prices, ranging from a US$45 personal edition to a $149 business version. Also, Channel Sources is now handling the distribution of boxed copies of DayLite. They can be found in the Mac business section in some U.S. computer stores.
Blacksmith Technologies recently updated Chartsmith to version 1.2.1, providing enhanced Keynote integration and expanded AppleScript support. A demo copy of Chartsmith is available at the Blacksmith Web site. Registration is $129; educational discounts are $99 for faculty members and $69 for students.