Minneapolis, MN – December 10, 2004 -Mariner Software today announced the release of Desktop Poet 1.0, the only “fridge poetry” application for the desktop of your Macintosh.

Desktop Poet presents the user with hundreds of word tiles on your desktop or “virtual fridge” area, and by forming the words into sentences or phrases, just like refrigerator magnets, gives the user the ability to compose imaginative prose or to formulate specific brainstorming ideas. Desktop Poet visually helps the poet or brainstormer create clearer thinking, more imaginative projects, and better organized writing by expanding on the free flowing thought process.

“Desktop Poet takes the magnetic poetry kits from millions of refrigerators around the world and puts it on the desktop of a Macintosh,” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. “This release will not only appeal to poets, screenwriters, and playwrights, but also the doodler and brainstormer in us all.”

The full-featured trial version requires Mac OS 10.2 or higher and can be downloaded at http://marinersoftware.com/sitepage.php?page=74 free of charge. The shipping version will initially be offered in English and sells for $19.95US. Support for other language versions is expected in the near future. Visit http://www.marinersoftware.com/ for more general information.

Mariner Write and Mariner are registered trademarks of Mariner Software, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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