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For Immediate Release

Editorial Contact
Sue Nail
CE Software, Inc.
(515) 221-1801 ext. 3025 or (605) 235-1991
sue.nail@cesoft.com
Suggested Retail Price: $99.95
Upgrade price from version 3.5: $35.95
Free 30-day demo available April 22:
www.quickeys.com

CE SOFTWARE RELEASES QUICKEYS 4.0 FOR MACINTOSH
Must-have upgrade to popular automation tool adds Mac OS 8.5 compatibility, better performance and new time-saving features

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, April 19, 1999 -- CE Software, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CE Software Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ SC Symbol: CESH), today announced the release of QuicKeys 4.0 for Macintosh, its industry-leading automation utility software. Version 4.0 adds Mac OS 8.5 compatibility, new toolbar functionality and 50 new time-saving features. A free 30-day demo is available for download this week from www.quickeys.com.

"QuicKeys 4.0 is the best makeover and function-adding upgrade since Mac OS 8," said Ryan Wurtz, QuicKeys 4.0 preview tester. "I'm very impressed. Just when you think that something can't get any better, it does."

Keith Brindley of MacUser magazine in the United Kingdom wrote, "QuicKeys 4.0 promises to be a worthy upgrade to an already powerful tool. Once you've used QuicKeys for a while, and adapted your Mac to suit the way you work, you'll wonder how you managed without it."

QuicKeys 4.0 for Macintosh features the following improvements:
- Compatibility with Mac OS 8.5.
- Ten new plug-ins that increase function with the Web, Internet E-mail and the Macintosh desktop.
- Revised QuicKeys Editor interface with type-to support.
- New QuicKeys Assistant setup wizards that simplify creating QuicKeys shortcuts.
- Enhanced reliability and performance.
- Seamless integration with contextual menus for creating QuicKeys shortcuts.
- Enhanced custom toolbars that support drag-and-drop launching of programs and documents.
- Plus several other improvements.

QuicKeys 4.0 also includes ten new plug-ins that give users 50 new capabilities with the Web, Internet E-mail and the Macintosh desktop:
- Project Saver designates a single key to open all applications and documents needed for a specific project.
- Web Launcher provides access to a Web or FTP site with the press of a key.
- Instant E-mail compresses and sends files via E-mail in a single step.
- Advance Text Tools automatically reformats and "cleans up" text from the Web or E-mail.
- Password Vault stores passwords in encrypted text for added security.
- File Handler locks, unlocks, renames or moves a file or group of files in a single step.
- File Recall finds recent files fast and opens them with one keystroke.
- View Switcher organizes folder contents according to the user's preferences.
- Network Switcher saves time connecting to the Internet from home or on the road by allowing the user to toggle between settings for a full-time or dial-up connection.
- CD Player gives you keyboard controls for playing audio CDs.

Pricing and Availability

QuicKeys 4.0 for Macintosh is $99.95. An upgrade from QuicKeys 3.5 is $35.95. QuicKeys 4.0 for Macintosh is available direct from CE Software at (800) 523-7638 or sales@cesoft.com and through national distributors such as Ingram Micro, mail-order catalogs such as MacConnection and MacWarehouse, software resellers nationwide, and via the Internet at www.cesoft.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.

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