Mac App Store Launch Will Include 6 Apps from Mariner Software

Minneapolis – While there is uncertainty of how the new Mac App Store will ultimately affect both Mac OS X developers and consumers, Minneapolis-based Mariner Software, with over twenty years experience of partnering with Apple, is jumping in without hesitation. Mariner will have six apps ready, with more to follow, when the store launches. Like the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the Mac App Store will allow users to browse for Mac apps, purchase and then download them in a one-step process.

“Since we first learned of Apple’s plans for the launch of the Mac App Store, our development team has been focused on preparing nearly our entire Mac OS X product line to be ready for sale.” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner. “We are excited for the future of Mariner’s presence in the Mac App Store.”
Mariner has developed and published some of the most highly successful Mac OS X and iOS applications in the market. With their software products in domestic reseller channels, retail stores, direct sales and international distribution, Mariner is viewing the Mac App Store as another domestic reseller channel partner.

“For us to view the Mac App Store as anything more than a reseller at this point, is premature.” said Wray. “The potential for the Mac App Store is beyond imagination; however, from a developer perspective, there are just too many logistical unknowns early on. I’m sure Apple will streamline the process moving forward.”

The Mac App Store will be available in 90 countries at launch and will feature paid and free apps in categories like Education, Games, Graphics and Design, Lifestyle, Productivity and Utilities.

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, Paperless, Narrator, Contour for iPhone, Mariner Calc for iPhone, Mariner Calc for iPad, MacJournal for iPhone and MacJournal for iPad, has established itself as one of the most diverse leaders in the 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 To view this press release on the Mariner web site visit:

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Logan Ryan
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.