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FOR RELEASE: Monday, August 21, 2000, 5:00 P.M.

For Information Contact:

Sue Nail
CE Software, Inc.
(515) 221.1801, Ext. 3025
or (605) 235.1991

Free QuicKeys 2.0 preview:

QuicKeys 2.0 for Windows Public Preview Version Now Available
New upgrade adds Windows 2000 compatibility, over 30 new features and performance boost for leading Windows automation software


West Des Moines, Iowa, August 21, 2000 -- CE SOFTWARE, INC. (OTCBB Symbol: CESW), today announced that a free public preview version of QuicKeys 2.0 for Windows is now available for download and evaluation from its Web site (www.cesoft.com). Version 2.0 features compatibility with Windows 2000, more than 30 new automation capabilities, revised documentation and several other improvements. QuicKeys 2.0 is scheduled to ship within 60 days.

"Now you can turn time consuming repetitive work into a walk in the park with QuicKeys for Windows," said Adam Lein, computer graphics designer and Windows expert. Plus, the new pop up toolbars now give you access to any number of programmed actions or applications without taking up precious desktop real estate."

An essential PC utility, QuicKeys 2.0 features the following improvements:

  • Employ Pop Out toolbars to save even more screen space.
  • Create your own personal dictionary with Check Spelling.
  • Create, extract, validate or add to zip files.
  • Build a glossary of text abbreviations with the text to type using Quick Type.
  • Capture a screen shot of the entire screen or active window.
  • Move files to the recycle bin or empty the recycle bin in one step.
  • Restore, center, maximize or set the size of a specified window.
  • Set multiple File Attributes such as date, time and read only with one keystroke.
  • Direct a sequence to wait for user input.
  • Check for running applications, file sizes and open windows within a sequence.
  • Plus many more new features and enhancements including full compatibility with Windows 2000.

Pricing and availability
Scheduled to ship in the next 60 days, QuicKeys 2.0 for Windows will be available direct from CE Software at (800) 523-7638. The upgrade price is $29.95 for registered users of QuicKeys 1.0. Advance orders are being accepted now.

New copies of QuicKeys 2.0 will also be available for $49.95 from national distributors such as Ingram Micro, from leading mail-order catalogs such as MicroWarehouse and PC Zone, from software resellers nationwide, and via the Internet at www.quickeys.com.

About CE Software, Inc.
Since 1981, CE Software, Inc. has developed automation utilities and E-mail software that save time and effort for millions of Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows NT/2000 and Macintosh users. For more information, call (515) 221-1801 or visit www.cesoft.com.


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