For more information contact:
Shari Worthington, PR Counsel, +1 508.755.5242
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development, +1 617.497.1300
SYWARE's PocketExtra Software Extends Capabilities of Microsoft Pocket
New software utility allows handheld users to add information, drawings, and
handwritten notes to Pocket PC's built-in Contacts app
Cambridge, MA (November 12, 2001) - SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer
of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced
PocketExtra Contacts, the first in a series of low cost, easy-to-use software
utilities that expands the capabilities of the built-in applications on Pocket
PC handhelds. PocketExtra Contacts, part of SYWARE's PocketExtra family of software
products, allows users to extend the Contacts application built-into all Pocket
PCs. New fields can be created to store additional information, such as text,
numbers, time, and currency; color can be added to highlight important data;
information can be grouped for fast access; and simple drawings and handwritten
notes can be added to entries in the Contacts list, all for a low $9.99 price.
"For many Pocket PC users, the Contacts application is the main reason
they carry a device," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "But who
said a contacts program had to be a plain vanilla listing of name, address,
and phone number? The PocketExtra series was created for people who want to
extend the Pocket PC's built-in applications rather than develop a whole new
custom database. With PocketExtra Contacts you can save additional information
with your existing Pocket Outlook Contacts list, use color to draw attention
to certain fields, track dates and dollar amounts, even further explain entries
with drawings and written notes. It's everything you need to really 'manage'
your contacts and at under $10, it's a no-brainer!"
PocketExtra Contacts allows users to customize the capabilities of the Pocket
PC's built-in Contacts application. New fields of information can be added which
contain a variety of data types, including text, floating point numbers, integers,
currency, dates, or time. Even simple drawings and handwritten notes can be
added to any contact entry.
This allows a user, for instance, to create a new contact list for their neighborhood
association. The new list can include all the basic contact data for the people
in the association, plus highlight information about special skills, meeting
dates, and membership dues status. Drawings of the "neighborhood watch"
detail can even be added to relevant records.
Additional PocketExtra Contacts features include the use of color to highlight
important information. To speed data entry, the software supports dropdown lists,
checkboxes, and pop-up numberpads. For faster access to data once it's stored,
users can create custom headings and group information accordingly. With such
a wide array of data types, PocketExtra Contacts can be used to track dollar
amounts paid or owed, to monitor important dates, and to track time down to
Pricing & Delivery
PocketExtra Contacts runs on any Pocket PC handheld and is available from the
SYWARE online store (www.syware.com) for $9.99.
SYWARE, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile database tools for business and
personal productivity. Founded in 1990, the company offers innovative data management
and connectivity software for use in a wide range of applications, including
patient monitoring, inventory management, and field surveys. The cornerstone
of SYWARE's product line is Visual CE®, the popular database development
tool for Windows CE and Pocket PC handhelds used by such companies as IBM, Coca-Cola,
Chevron, and US Geological Survey. SYWARE is also the creator of mEnable,
a new software architecture for real-time wireless access to enterprise data
located on corporate servers. For more information, please visit http://www.syware.com.
EDITORS: Photography available on request
For further information, contact:
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development
PO Box 425091, Kendall
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
+1 617.497.1300, Fax: +1 617.497.8729
Shari Worthington, President
49 Midgley Lane
Worcester, MA 01604 USA
+1 508.755.5242, Fax: +1 508.795.1636
© 2001 SYWARE, Inc. All rights reserved. SYWARE, Visual CE, and Report
CE are registered trademarks of SYWARE, Inc. mEnable and PocketExtra are trademarks
of SYWARE, Inc.