Mariner Software Releases Desktop Poet 1.0 for Windows

Minneapolis, MN – October 6, 2005 -Mariner Software today announced the release of Desktop Poet 1.0, the only “fridge poetry” application for the PC.

Desktop Poet presents the user with hundreds of word tiles on the desktop or “virtual fridge” area, and by forming the words into sentences or phrases, just like the magnet kits on refrigerators around the world, it gives the user the ability to compose creative 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 also works as a custom screensaver by displaying words or images that the user chooses.

“We have had a tremendous amount of success with Desktop Poet on the Macintosh platform and are expecting just as much interest on the Windows side of things,” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. “The appeal of Desktop Poet is obvious. It can be used as a learning tool for kids, a brainstorming tool for adults, or just a fun way to take a break from the stresses of life.”

The full-featured trial version requires Win 95c, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP Home, XP Pro, and 2003 and can be downloaded, free of charge, at The shipping version will initially be offered in English and sells for $19.95. Support for other language versions is expected in the near future.

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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.