Near-Time Inc, on Wednesday announced the commercial availability of
for Mac OS X. The software combines word processing, content organizing, Web browsing, blogging client, RSS/Atom newsfeed reading and more into one environment. You can also receive pages from users of Near-Time’s companion Flow product, if you have a subscription to near-time.net.
Near-Time Inc. president and CEO Reid Conrad said that his company’s new product puts users at the center. “It gives users one program to seamlessly and effortlessly harness standard desktop and Internet content, giving you the tools you need to work in new and interesting ways,” said Conrad in a statement. Practical examples of applications where Current excels include Web-based research, advanced note taking and information organization.
With current, users can author, collect, organize and publish anything from Weblog posts to meeting notes to-do lists and more, according to Near-Time. The word processor included with Current is described as a “light-weight hypertext authoring system using standard (RTF) output.” The word processor includes both WYSIWYG editing and hypertext linking. Its personal content organization features include RTF and plain text import, drag and drop support of text, images and files, version and change history, and more. The Web browser uses Apple’s WebKit engine, and the blogging client supports TypePad, Moveable Type, WordPress and Blogger. RSS news reading capabilities include OPML import, dynamic headline filtering and more.
Near-Time Current is available for download from the Web site and costs US$49.95 per user.