Bachmann Software Introduces FilePoint

Today at TECHXNY, Bachmann Software unveiled a beta version of its new FilePoint software, a file management system for Palm Powered handhelds. Integrating key aspects of application and file management in a single user-friendly interface, 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 is also available.

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 organization.”

FilePoint is now available in a free, limited functioning beta version from the company’s Web site at 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.

“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.”

At this time, the Bachmann site hasn't posted this file for download. -Ed

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I.M. Anonymous @ 6/26/2001 9:56:05 AM #
I just tried a to find this app on bachmann's website and outside of a press release there is no mention of the app. Definately no download as the article states.

So What is this?

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/26/2001 10:21:40 AM #
Is it just a glorified Mini launcher for databases? Launch'Em has that capability, just set databases to default to whatever tab you feel like, then appmap them to their application.



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