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October 26, 2007

Leopard: the flowing, highly visual operating system arrives and we're excited

First off, both NoteTaker and NoteShare work great with Leopard.  If you're a registered user of our products, you can download the new versions (free upgrades) today and get started using Leopard later today.  We've included a QuickLook plug-in (separate installation) that takes advantage of Leopard's highly visual experience when using the Finder to browse and display your files and documents. 
Quicklook-1CoverFlow is one of the best reasons for going Leopard; it's so pleasing to the eye to browse this way.  As for performance, in my case, my old PowerBook G4 just seems to be faster running Leopard (start-up, launching applications and shutting down the system).  I have Vista too (running on a very hopped up DELL system) and it's not nearly as fast or as clean running so far as Leopard has shown.  Maybe it's not a useful comparison but Leopard just feels and performs like a better engineered operating system.  At any rate, NoteTaker and NoteShare are Leopard compatible today.  And if you have an iPhone too, check out our newly enhanced  Create Web Notebook feature that generates iPhone aware web sites.  Very powerful.

And one more nice thing to say about Leopard; Spaces really adds a lot to reducing desktop clutter while allowing you to customize your workflow according to applications and groups.  It's a Leopard feature I'm using daily now.

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October 24, 2007

Bringing digital books to the iPhone and the web: under the sea with the other Nemo

Even before we launched AquaMinds, we've always been passionate about digital books especially classic works that are readily available without any special copyright considerations.  When we introduced NoteTaker and later NoteShare, we included a one-step, easy to use web publishing command called Create Web Notebook that enables instant publishing of your notebooks as standalone, interactive web sites.

Since then, we've been updating and improving this feature with each software release.  This week, if you're a registered user of our software products, you'll be able to update your copy of NoteTaker or NoteShare to the latest version (free) which includes a new version of Create Web Notebook (File menu) that automatically builds iPhone-aware web notebook documents.

Web notebooks are still universally viewable from any browser on any platform but they are even more interactive (touch UI) when viewed from an iPhone or iPod Touch.  See for yourself and take a voyage of discovery into one of literature's classic works of early science fiction as we present 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne.

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October 05, 2007

It's that time of year again.. more innovation, more products, more releases coming.

As expected, Apple is getting closer to shipping Leopard.  For what it's worth, I think it's going to be a solid software release especially in comparison with Microsoft's Vista.  I happen to run both operating systems for business and personal home use but Apple has done a lot of the basic things right to get Leopard ready for a very important release.

Much of the "deep" innovation in Leopard is still months away from showing up in third-party applications but it's both subtle and powerful.    In some ways, Leopard is not so much a user innovation milestone as it is a developer milestone.  Apple is providing more ways for developers to innovate while leveraging Apple's superb OS X architecture with the release of Leopard.

To prepare for Leopard and beyond, we're making new preview versions of NoteTaker and NoteShare available to all registered users for download.  If you need to test for compatibility or simply want to check out the new enhancements then go to our updates page and get yourself a preview copy of either NoteTaker or NoteShare now.  As with any early access release software,  you should expect bugs and issues.  Please use our feedback form to report any issues or problems with our preview software.  Our intent is to quickly address and fix bugs as they show up while getting our software ready for final release.  And finally,  you can expect updates from us and in the near future as we prepare for Leopard's arrival.

And yes, we have new products coming too...

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Posted by Scott Love on October 5, 2007 09:12 AM | |