FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CE Software, Inc.
515-221-1801 ext. 3025 or (605) 235-1991
Available: March 1999
QuicKeys 4.0 upgrade: $35.95 SRP for registered QuicKeys users
CE Software Announces
QuicKeys 4.0 for Mac OS
Latest version of industry-leading automation software to feature updated
interface, Mac OS 8.5 compatibility, ten new plug-ins and performance boost
San Francisco, January 5, 1999- CE Software, Inc. today announced QuicKeys 4.0,
the latest upgrade to its popular automation software that saves time and boosts
productivity for anyone who uses Apple's Mac OS. Scheduled to ship in March, version
4.0 adds new functionality to QuicKeys' custom toolbars, improved compatibility with
Mac OS 8.5, and a dozen new time-saving features to this veteran Macintosh automation
tool. A preview version of QuicKeys 4.0 will be available later this quarter.
"QuicKeys has always been a vital productivity enhancer for my work," said
Dr. Mel Martinez, software developer and long-time QuicKeys user. "Version 4.0's
new features -- especially drag-and-drop toolbar triggers -- will be particularly
useful. And the improved, non-modal Editor should make using QuicKeys easier than
ever for both new and power users."
Leading the industry in Mac OS automation for more than ten years, QuicKeys saves
computer users time and effort by automating hundreds of repetitive, time-consuming
tasks. QuicKeys also make short work of longer, more complicated jobs by simply recording
the keystrokes and mouse-clicks involved in the task then playing them back whenever
the user presses the hot key or clicks the toolbar button designated for that task.
QuicKeys 4.0 for Mac OS features the following improvements:
-- Better compatibility with Mac OS 8.5.
-- Seamless integration with contextual menus for creating QuicKeys shortcuts.
-- Revised, non-modal QuicKeys Editor interface with type-to support.
-- Enhanced custom toolbars that support drag-and-drop launching of programs and
-- New QuicKeys Assistant setup wizards that make creating QuicKeys shortcuts easier
than ever before.
-- Updated interface that takes full advantage of Mac OS 8.5's Appearance Manager
themes and scrollbars.
-- Enhanced reliability and performance.
-- Revised printed documentation and continued complimentary telephone technical
-- Plus several other improvements.
In addition, version 4.0 also includes ten new time- and effort-saving shortcuts
that prime QuicKeys for use with the Web, Internet E-mail and the Mac OS desktop:
-- Project Saver: a single keystroke opens all the applications and documents needed
for a specific project.
-- Web Launcher: immediate access to any Web or FTP site, from any application, with
the press of a key.
-- Instant E-mail: saves time by compressing and sending files via E-mail in a single
-- Advanced Text Tools: automatically reformats and "cleans up" text copied
from the Web or E-mail.
-- Password Vault: stores passwords that are part of QuicKeys sequences in encrypted
text for added security.
-- File Handler: Locks, unlocks, renames or moves a file or group of files quickly
-- File Recall: finds recent files fast, then allows the user to open or E-mail them
with a single keystroke.
-- View Switcher: quickly organizes folder contents according to the user's preference.
-- Network Switcher: saves time and headaches connecting to the Internet from home
or the road by allowing the user to toggle between settings for a full-time or dial-up
-- CD Player: keyboard control for the computer's audio CD player.
Pricing and availability
Scheduled to ship in March, QuicKeys 4.0 for Mac OS will be available direct
from CE Software at (800) 523-7638. Suggested retail price for the upgrade is $35.95
for registered users of QuicKeys 3.5 or later, $49.95 for registered users of QuicKeys
3.0.1 or earlier, and $14.95 for registered users of QuicKeys PowerPak.
New copies of QuicKeys 4.0 will also be available at a suggested retail price of
$119.95 from national distributors such as Ingram Micro, from leading mail-order
catalogs such as MacConnection and MacWarehouse, from software resellers
nationwide, and via the Internet at www.quickeys.com.
CE Software, Inc.
For more than a decade, CE Software, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CE SOFTWARE
HOLDINGS, INC. (NASDAQ SC Symbol: CESH), has developed automation utilities and E-mail
software that save time and effort for millions of Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows
NT and Mac OS users. For more information: (515) 221-1801 or www.cesoft.com.
1999 CE Software, Inc. All rights reserved. CE Software, CE and the CE Software logo
are trademarks and QuicKeys is a registered trademark of CE Software, Inc. All other
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