Bachmann Software Launches FilePoint 2.0 at COMDEX
FilePoint™ 2.0 expands Palm OS file management to include enhanced support for Handspring and Sony handhelds
Nov. 13, 2001
Today at COMDEX, Bachmann Software announces the release of FilePoint™ 2.0, extending the application’s ability to manage Palm OS files on the external memory cards of both Handspring and Sony CLIE model handheld computers. By building on FilePoint’s seamless ability to organize data on Palm brand handhelds, this combination launcher and file manager introduces a familiar user interface to handheld users, akin to what they’re accustomed to at their desktop.
FilePoint’s sophisticated folder management system has been improved to allow the user to expand and collapse the folder tree, as well as rename folders. Other enhancements to FilePoint 2.0 include a dramatically faster interface and improved memory management tools, including a warning which alerts users to low memory on RAM.
FilePoint, first introduced by Bachmann Software in August 2001, allows users to organize data in folders. Files created in many of the third-party applications for Palm OS® handhelds can be easily organized using FilePoint’s drag and drop feature. The ability to organize documents in folders, along with FilePoint’s browse and search features, allows users to quickly find data stored either in RAM or a memory expansion card. FilePoint also offers the ability to sort files, making it easy to decide which files or applications users may want to move to an expansion card to free up needed RAM. With the stylus serving as the “mouse”, users can launch, open, print, beam, file, delete, move or save data by simply tapping the appropriate icon, avoiding the need to invoke any hidden menus.
Dan Reuvers, V.P. of Business Development at Bachmann Software, said ”With handhelds taking on the utility of a truly mobile computer, users appreciate the ability to restore the basic utilities that they have come to expect at their desktop. FilePoint allows users to find, organize and use their data in a way that is familiar to them. We’re helping to adapt the device to the user, rather than the other way around.
FilePoint version 2.0 retails for US$19.95 and is available on Bachmann Software’s Web site, www.bachmannsoftware.com, or any of the Web sites that sell Palm OS applications, such as PalmGear and Handango.
Software & Services
Bachmann Software & Services is a leading provider of software products and development services for handheld computing and wireless applications. Based in Sparta, N.J., the company develops Palm OS applications intended to enhance users’ efficiency. Current Bachmann products introduce the ability to organize files and print content directly from a handheld; both staples of desktop computing. Bachmann Software is committed to extending the most popular utilities from the desktop to the Palm computing platform.
The company also leverages its experience by providing development services for mobile computing applications. With experience in developing both products and enterprise applications on the Palm OS, Windows CE and RIMM platforms, Bachmann has completed over 50 such mobile computing applications. Bachmann Software’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies in the medical, imaging, CRM, wireless and PC industries, among others. For more information, visit www.bachmannsoftware.com.
Kevin Doel, 785/273-9660
Bachmann Software & Services
Dan Reuvers, 973/729-9427
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