QuickOffice v6.1 Now Supports Mac OS X

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Cutting Edge Software has released an update of their popular Quickoffice software to support users on the Mac OS X platform.

Mac users will now be able to browse Microsoft files such as Word docs and Excell sheets on any Palm OS device. There are many nicer features that are available for the high-res Clie’s and Tungsten, especially while using the spreadsheet application. The high-res makes a huge difference when staring down rows and rows of data.

Snag a free demo here, the software costs $39.95 and is worth it if you frequently need to access these file types on the go.

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Award-winning Palm Powered Productivity Suite Enables Macintosh Users to Create, View, Edit and Synchronize Word and Excel Files

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 4, 2002 – – Mobility Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq/NMS: MOBE), a leading provider of innovative portable computing solutions for the mobile computer user, announced that its Cutting Edge Software subsidiary has released Quickoffice v6.1 for Mac OS X, enabling Macintosh users to utilize Quickoffice for viewing and editing Microsoft Office v.X files on their Palm OS handhelds. Quickoffice for Mac features a suite of award-winning productivity applications, including the Quicksheet spreadsheet, Quickword word processor and Quickchart graphing module.

Quickoffice for Mac provides intuitive synchronization with Mac desktops using drop-down menu add-ins for both Excel and Word. Quickoffice makes a copy of files to be synchronized to users’ handhelds, a unique approach from other Palm OS office solutions available for the Macintosh. Because Quickoffice for Mac does not modify a user’s original files, it eliminates the risk of removing any formatting or elements in the original file.

Quickoffice for Mac provides all the handheld functionality Windows users have enjoyed for years, including full file operability with expansion cards like Memory Sticks and Secure Digital cards, thesaurus and spellchecker capabilities in the Quickword word processor, support for displaying fonts, and the exclusive multi-level ZoomView(tm) display technology in Quickword. When combined with a free desktop tool for creating compatible FontBucket display fonts, ZoomView enables users to zoom in and out on a document

without altering font sizes. Many enhancements included in Quickoffice for Mac are most apparent when used with the newest high-resolution device models, including the Palm Tungsten T and Sony NX Series handhelds, featuring display resolutions up to 320 x 480 pixels.

“We are excited to bring the power and functionality of Quickoffice to our Macintosh customers,” said Michael Compeau, Cutting Edge Software’s vice president of business development and planning. “Quickoffice Mac provides a powerful suite of Office productivity tools that can be useful for individuals as well as entire workgroups regardless of the type of desktop computer being used by each member.”

Quickoffice for Mac requires Palm Desktop and HotSync Manager version 4.0 or later and any handheld running Palm OS 3.0 or later. Quickoffice for Mac is compatible with Mac OS X and Microsoft Office X. Support for the company’s Quickpoint solution for Microsoft PowerPoint compatibility and integration will be offered in a future version of Quickoffice Pro for Mac. The Quickoffice suite is available for purchase at Quickoffice.com or Handango.com. The retail price for Quickoffice for Mac is $39.95.



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