Now Software and Parliant Corp. have announced that the former’s Now Up-to-Date & Contact calendar/address book tool and the latter’s PhoneValet Message Center are
now integrated. The combined solution won a Best of Show award at
Macworld Conference & Expo Boston, which wraps up on Thursday. With both applications working together, an incoming call will trigger PhoneValet to show the Caller ID information on your Mac’s display while Now Up-to-Date opens that person’s record, allowing you to record notes about the conversation and keep track of the number of calls placed by him. The Remote Activity List feature allows you to call your phone, enter a password and have PhoneValet read your day’s events from Now Up-to-Date. This fall, Now Software expects to make available integrated dialing, which will automatically call someone when you click the phone icon in their Now Up-to-Date record.
Existing Now Up-to-Date & Contact users can take advantage of the new integration by downloading the necessary free AppleScripts from the Now Software Web site. They can also purchase PhoneValet through Now Software for US$179.95, or a bundle of both solutions for $269.95. The full version of Now Up-to-Date & Contact sells for $129.95 for the boxed edition and $119.95 for the downloaded one.