Mariner Software Releases Contour 1.0

Minneapolis, MN – December 16, 2008 -Mariner Software, developers and publishers of professional and personal software, announced today the release of Contour 1.0, the story development software for Mac OS X and the newest product in Mariner’s award-winning line of personal creativity software.

Developed in collaboration with Emmy Award-nominated Jeffrey Alan Schechter, Contour is a proven story development system that streamlines the process of turning movie ideas from first glimmer to full outline.
The Contour story development system teaches the writer how to use the same character-based structure that all blockbuster movies use to create solid stories from Fade In to Fade Out. With its intuitive, fill-in-the-blanks approach, Contour shows exactly what elements need to be in a script, never leaving the question, “what comes next?” Contour also seamlessly integrates with Montage, Mariner Software’s popular screenwriting software.

Also featured in this release of Contour:

-Record random ideas while you write.
-Search script concepts by content, notes and feedback.
-Print beat sheets and structure reports.
-Import and export industry-standard XML.

Pricing and Availability
Contour is is now available in the Mariner Software eStore.. The shipping version will initially be offered in English and sell for $49.95USD ($44.95 download). An exclusive upgrade path for all TotallyWrite registered users is also available through Mariner Software until December 31, 2008. Support for more languages is expected in the near future. Contour requires Mac OS 10.4.9 or higher.

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

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.