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  MINDVISION SOFTWARE RELEASES NEW SOFTWARE DELIVERY TOOLS

Lincoln, NE, November 6, 2002 - MindVision Software, the leading developer of software delivery tools for Macintosh today announced the newest additions to their software family. FileStorm and FileStorm Pro are easy to use tools designed to quickly package and deliver OS X software products. They make it faster and easier than ever to create installers and disk images for electronic distribution of software.

FileStorm and FileStorm Pro are built from the ground up as Unix/OS X Aqua applications and take advantage of the latest advancements in OS X to offer a rich WYSIWYG visual user interface to create customized disk image files (.dmg files) for delivering software products via the Internet. In addition, the built-in CD burning capabilities allow the developer to seamlessly create CD-ROMs from disk images. The developer has the capability to easily customize the look and feel of their disk images with customized backgrounds, icon placement, and more. The fully visual interface allows the developer to see exactly how their disk image will look in real-time.

For software installations that require more than drag and drop delivery, there's FileStorm Pro. FileStorm Pro has all the functionality of FileStorm, plus it includes powerful tools to create installers which fully utilize the Aqua user interface in OS X. The installers can be customized with read me files, license agreements, multimedia files, and much more.

FileStorm is designed to be open and extensible. Project files are stored as plain text XML files that are self-documenting and can easily be edited (or even created) by hand. This makes it a snap to integrate with source code control systems. The installers created by FileStorm Pro are Cocoa Application Bundles, and the installer script is a simple plain text XML file that can easily be edited and modified by the developer to extend the functionality of the installer. The possibilities are endless.

FileStorm is fully scriptable and numerous examples are included. Every aspect of the product can be scripted so integration into software development build systems is easy.

"For the past two years we focused on improving Installer VISE's support for OS X to address the needs of our large customer base. Now that we've done that, we are able to focus on building all new, low-cost software delivery tools to address the needs of the thousands of new developers that Apple has brought to the OS X platform," said Steve Kiene, Chief Architect at MindVision.

FileStorm and FileStorm Pro are available for download and purchase from the MindVision web site at http://www.mindvision.com/filestorm.asp

About MindVision Software
Founded in 1987, MindVision Software is a recognized industry leader specializing in software delivery systems for Macintosh and Windows. Installer VISE has long been the industry standard installer for the Macintosh, and is recognized as an excellent choice for Windows. Thousands of software companies, including Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Netscape, Macromedia, AOL, Connectix and FileMaker have come to rely on our software to deliver professional, easy-to-use installers to their customers.


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