PhatWare Releases PhatNotes 5.0
Upgrade of Award-Winning Notes Organizing Software for Windows Mobile Smartphones Features Support for Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Vista
Mountain View, CA, September 5, 2007 - PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces today the release of PhatNotes 5.0, the next generation of the company's award-winning notes organizer software for Microsoft Windows based desktop computers and Windows Mobile smartphones.
PhatNotes, a winner of Smartphone and Pocket PC magazine's Best Software Awards in the notes category for six consecutive years as well as other industry awards, is one of the most popular Pocket PC and Smartphone notetaking applications on the market. PhatNotes allows users to create notes and organize them by type, subject, creation, and modification date. The software provides powerful text search with regular expression support, document security and email capabilities.
Unlike previous versions of PhatNotes, the new version will not include multiple editions of the software. Instead, there will be only one edition of PhatNotes that supports both Standard (non-touch screen) and Professional (touch screen) devices and includes the desktop software and the synchronization module for ActiveSync and Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista.
"Windows Mobile provides the flexibility for people to customize their mobile experience, choosing the right tools to help them increase their personal and professional productivity while on the go," said John Dietz, group product manager, Microsoft Corp. "We're excited that PhatWare is continuing to develop and enhance the PhatNotes experience for Windows Mobile, and across other Microsoft platforms, providing yet another option for people to communicate, stay organized and get things done."
New Major Features in version 5
- Windows Vista support
- Windows Mobile 6 support
- New database manager now supports multiple groups (folders), drag and drop
- Context analyzer allows dialing phone numbers, opening URLs, and sending emails by clicking on a word that represents a phone number, a URL, or an email address.
- Full Unicode support
- New 256-bit strong encryption algorithm for password-protected notes
- New synchronization module supports Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista and ActiveSync 4.5
- Improved user interface
- New MSI-based installer
Desktop PC specific
- Nine pre-defined UI themes, including 4 skins similar to those in the 2007 Microsoft Office system
- New database engine
- New text formatting features
- New UI for PhatNotes Alarms desktop utility
- Customizable context analyzer
- New multilingual spell checker (allows sharing dictionaries between desktop and mobile device)
- New Favorites window allows quick access to favorite notes
- New Shortcut window allows to launch favorite application and open URLs/Files directly from PhatNotes
- New Alarms window allows quick access to pending reminders
Standard (Non-Touch Screen) specific
- PhatSpell - Multilingual spell checker (US English dictionary is included, dictionaries for other supported languages can be downloaded)
- Support for rich text formatting (Windows Mobile 5.0 or later)
Professional (Touch Screen) specific
- Added new buttons and second toolbar for the Note Editor dialog
- Added new text formatting features (Windows Mobile 5.0 or later
- Improved handling of user reminders (alarms)
"We are thrilled about the recent improvements made to PhatNotes based on the professional and consumer feedback we received since the previous version of PhatNotes was released," said PhatWare president Stan Miasnikov. "PhatWare appreciates all of the input received by industry professionals and consumers to make PhatNotes among the best in its class."
PhatNotes 5.0 supports mobile devices powered by Windows Mobile 2003 software or later and desktop, portable, or tablet computers running Windows XP or later.
PhatNotes Availability and Pricing
PhatNotes 5.0 is available now at the list price of $39.95. A free 30-day trial version of PhatNotes 5.0 can be downloaded from the PhatWare web site at www.phatware.com/phatnotes. All registered customers of previous version of PhatNotes will receive the upgrade discount. The upgrade policy can be found on PhatWare web site at www.phatware.com/support.
Founded in October 1997, PhatWare Corporation is a leading provider of easy to use powerful software products and professional services for the mobile and desktop computing marketplace. PhatWare specializes in handwriting recognition, digital ink, note taking, and database and network management software development. The company exclusively manages development, support and distribution of ParaGraph CalliGrapher and PenOffice handwriting recognition products. PhatWare Corporation is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner and Microsoft Tablet PC Premier Partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit www.phatware.com.
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