SYWAREs PocketExtra Software Extends Capabilities of Microsoft
New software utility allows handheld users to add information, drawings, and
handwritten notes to Pocket PC¹s 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 SYWARE¹s
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 PC¹s 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. It¹s everything you
need to really manage¹ your contacts and at under $10, it¹s a no-brainer!"
PocketExtra Contacts allows users to customize the capabilities of the
Pocket PC¹s 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 it¹s 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 the minute.
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: PR Office:
Frank Yacano Shari Worthington,
Director of Business Development President
SYWARE, Inc. Telesian Technology
PO Box 425091, Kendall 49 Midgley Lane
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA Worcester, MA 01604 USA
+1 617.497.1300 +1 508.755.5242
Fax: +1 617.497.8729 Fax: +1 508.795.1636
Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]
© 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.
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