Bachmann Software Introduces FilePoint File Management
System for Palm OS® at PC Expo
FilePoint™ will provide organization and faster access to application data
June 26, 2001
Today at PC Expo, Bachmann Software demonstrated a beta version of its new FilePoint™ software, a file management system for Palm Powered™ handheld computers. FilePoint allows users of Palm OS® based handhelds to organize their documents and other files for fast retrieval, viewing, editing and sharing. Integrating key aspects of application and file management in a single user-friendly interface, FilePoint gives users the tools to organize and control the information on their handheld devices.
FilePoint includes an enhanced search feature that provides fast retrieval of needed documents from the assortment of third-party applications by querying on file name, date or keyword. A feature allowing users to view the most recently opened documents significantly reduces the time required to locate and access frequently-used data.
“As the storage capacity of Palm Powered handheld computers has increased to eight megabytes and beyond, users are storing hundreds of memos and other documents on their handhelds,” said Gabriel Acosta-Lopez, senior director of Platform Development Services at Palm, Inc. “We are delighted that Bachmann Software, a foremost developer for the Palm OS platform, is providing a file management system that further helps users to achieve rapid access to their information.”
The initial launch of FilePoint will include file management compatibility with many of the most popular business applications for the Palm OS, including Quickoffice, WordSmith, Documents to Go, MiniCalc, thinkDB, TinySheet, the built-in MemoPad, and a variety of document readers. Expansion card support and other features are expected to be provided in subsequent releases.
“As the success of third-party documents, spreadsheets and databases continues to grow, storing a large number of files in a single folder without effective file management capabilities is no longer practical,” stated Dan Reuvers, Bachmann Software’s vice president of business development. “As mobile users grow increasingly dependent on their handheld computers for critical documents, they require the same kind of organizational tools that they depend on with their desktop PCs. FilePoint will allow users to manage their information with faster retrieval and enhanced organizati
FilePoint will be available in a free, limited functioning beta version from the company’s Web site at www.bachmannsoftware.com. Bachmann Software plans to follow up with a full-functioning commercial release of FilePoint in approximately 60 days. The purchase of a registration code will be required for continued use of some program features and application support.
Pricing for FilePoint is not available at this time but will be finalized with the commercial release that is tentatively scheduled for early August 2001.
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 primarily develops applications for the Palm OS platform. Its premier products include PrintBoy™ Developer Kit, which “snaps” into Palm Powered™ devices and provides a standard text and graphics printing engine that can be used by virtually any application, and PrintBoy™, a suite of applets that allows users to print highly readable output of most information stored on the Palm OS. For more information, visit http://www.bachmannsoftware.com.
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