SOURCE: Circus Ponies Software, Inc.

June 22, 2006 18:00 ET

Circus Ponies Delivers More Organizing Magic With NoteBook 2.1

Next Version of Its Revolutionary Information Manager Brings Even More Ease to Taking Notes, Managing Projects and Sharing Information

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2006 -- Circus Ponies Software, Inc. today delivered NoteBook 2.1, a major upgrade of its revolutionary award-winning information managing software for Mac OS X. The release boasts impressive new features, including the exclusive Starting Point system for getting organized in two steps; industry first support for the Cornell Note-Taking system, the most widely-used system for taking notes in North American education; enhanced action item management, including syncing to Microsoft Entourage; advanced content integration and editing using LinkBack technology; groundbreaking one-step HTML export to FTP sites; and turbo-charged PDF generation that preserves intra-document and web links.

"NoteBook has become the must-have application for Mac users around the globe, and with the 2.1 release it's even better," said Jayson Adams, vice president of technology at Circus Ponies. "With so many notes, e-mails, projects, papers, and everything else, Mac users have turned to NoteBook to keep it all organized."

NoteBook 2.1's exclusive new Starting Point system gets Mac users organized in two easy steps. Starting Point includes pre-built templates for to-do organizing; note taking; preparing for high school, college and home schooling; managing a film or TV shoot; building an electronic trial notebook; writing a book or novel; planning a trip; and more. Users choose from the list of Starting Point templates and begin adding their information.

NoteBook's industry first support of the Cornell Note-Taking system helps students get the most out of their notes. With distinct sections of the page for recording notes, summarizing the content, and crafting review questions, NoteBook 2.1 makes it easy to turn notes into a personalized study guide, right in your own Notebook. Information on the Cornell Note-Taking System is available at www.clt.cornell.edu/campus/learn/LSC%20Resources/cornellsystem.pdf.

NoteBook 2.1's enhanced action item management now includes support for syncing to-do items with Microsoft Entourage in addition to iCal. iCal users can also specify whether they want to-do items to appear in iCal as calendar appointments or as regular to-do items.

NoteBook 2.1 provides advanced content integration and editing through the inclusion of LinkBack technology. LinkBack is an open source framework that allows compliant Mac applications to function cooperatively as a data-sharing community. Any LinkBack content pasted into a Notebook can later be edited using the LinkBack-compliant source application, with all changes appearing in NoteBook. More information on LinkBack technology is available at the LinkBack Project website (www.linkbackproject.org) and MacDevCenter.com (http://www.macdevcenter.com/lpt/a/5798).

NoteBook's original one-step HTML export to .Mac provided breakthrough integration with Apple's .Mac service. NoteBook 2.1 offers even faster uploads of web-based Notebooks to a user's .Mac account, allowing .Mac users to create sophisticated Notebook web sites with a single click. And by popular demand, NoteBook 2.1 makes it as easy to export and upload HTML Notebooks to any FTP site as it is for .Mac users to load their Notebooks into their .Mac sites. NoteBook 2.1 also supports the SFTP (secure FTP) protocol for greater protection while uploading across the Internet.

NoteBook 2.1 leverages Apple's PDF Kit to turbo-charge PDF generation, preserving all of a Notebook's links when converting it to PDF. For example, clicking a page name in the PDF version of a Notebook's "table of contents" page turns to that page in the PDF viewer. NoteBook also preserves URLs and other web links in the generated PDF.

Pricing and Availability

NoteBook 2.1 is available immediately as a free update to all current NoteBook customers, and for a suggested retail price of $49.95 (US) through the Circus Ponies Online Store (www.circusponies.com/store), The Apple Store® online, Apple's retail stores, and other NoteBook resellers. Discounted educational pricing for qualified academic customers is available through Academic Superstore (www.academicsuperstore.com) and the Circus Ponies Online Store. Family Pack pricing for three-user households is also available at The Circus Ponies Online Store for $99.95 (US).

System Requirements

NoteBook 2.1 is a Universal application, and requires Mac OS X v10.3 Panther or later, minimum 256MB of RAM.

About NoteBook

Circus Ponies NoteBook is the revolutionary award-winning information management application that helps Mac OS X users get organized. With its easy-to-understand notebook interface, super-flexible content handling, and powerful searching and sharing capabilities, NoteBook has become the tool of choice for clipping e-mails and web pages; taking notes; managing to do lists and projects; writing papers, books, and novels; getting organized for school; building electronic trial notebooks; managing film and TV shoots; and more. Circus Ponies NoteBook is the must-have application for OS X users worldwide.

About Circus Ponies

Circus Ponies Software was co-founded in 2003 by Jayson Adams as an artisan software house to create best-of-breed apps that surprise and delight users with their beauty and usefulness. To that end, the company produces software exclusively for Mac OS X. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Circus Ponies, the Circus Ponies logo, NoteBook, and the NoteBook logos and icons are trademarks of Circus Ponies Software, Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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    Jayson Adams
    Circus Ponies Software
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    (800) 817-1471