Storyist Software has updated its story development tool, the aptly named Storyist, to version 2.0. The program, which features word-processing and organizational features, now adds a new “collage” mode to help visualize connections between story elements, a full-screen view, multiple windows, and support for comments and bookmarks.
Storyist 2 requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later. A downloadable version costs $59, but a combination download and boxed software set including a CD and printed manual costs $79. Registered users of Storyist 1.x can upgrade for $29; those who purchased Storyist 1.x since September 1, 2008 can upgrade for free.—Dan Moren
Setup assistant simplified in Sync’Em update
Sync’Em 1.30 also tackles bug fixes as well and introduces a work-around an Exchange Server issue and a limitation with Google contacts.
Sync’em runs on OS X 10.4 and 10.5. The 1.30 update is free to existing 1.x users. Derman Enterprises offers different Sync’Em licenses at varying prices.—Philip Michaels
Casio previews WXGA projector
The 10.63-by-7.83-by-1.69-inch XJ-S43W weighs in at a little less than 4 pounds. It features 2,500 lumens of brightness and an 1,800:1 contrast ratio. The projector also features an HDMI input.
Slated for a September release, the XJ-S43W costs $999.—PM