San Francisco, CA – January 12, 2006 -Mariner Software announced today at the Macworld Expo that its popular journaling and blogging application, MacJournal, has reached the late development stage of version 4.0. The software is expected to ship in March.

Version 4 introduces several feature additions, as well as many bug fixes. The product will be available in beta form from the Mariner Software web site sometime in January.

A partial list of new features in MacJournal 4.0 includes:

-Advanced blogging features (Atom support)
-Podcasting support
-Audio recording
-Inspector support
-Per-journal customization
-Advanced search capabilities
-Numerous bug fixes
-And many more features

“MacJournal 4 is a feature compilation of what our customers told us they want in their journaling software,” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. “With the addition of significant blogging support, as well as audio recording and podcasting functionality, MacJournal 4 integrates the latest innovative technologies while still maintaining its simplicity.”

The shipping version of MacJournal 4.0 will be offered in numerous languages and will sell for $39.95US. MacJournal 3.x customers will be able to upgrade for $14.95. Support for other language versions is expected in the near future. MacJournal 4.0 will require Mac OS 10.3 or above and is fully accessible.

MacJournal 3.2.1 can be purchased online at www.marinersoftware.com or through various retailers such as: The Apple Store, CompUSA, or Fry’s Electronics.

About Mariner Software
Mariner Software, Inc., developers of the industry-recognized products, MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, Montage, WinJournal, StoryMill, Desktop Poet, MacGourmet Deluxe, Contour, and Mariner Paperless, has established itself as one of the most diverse leaders in consumer, business, and educational writing and creativity markets for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With customers worldwide, Mariner Software is committed to delivering the highest quality software, with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction. For more information, visit the Mariner Software web site at http://www.marinersoftware.com.

Mariner Write, Mariner, WinJournal, Montage and Desktop Poet are registered trademarks of Mariner Software, Inc. StoryMill, Contour, and Mariner Paperless are pending registration. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information contact:
Logan Ryan
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.
press@marinersoftware.com