Mariner Software Ships Accessibility-Ready MacJournal 3.2 for Mac OS X “Tiger”

Minneapolis, MN – September 22, 2005 -Mariner Software, Inc., developers and publishers of professional, personal, and educational software for the writing and creativity markets, today announced the release of MacJournal 3.2 for Mac OS X, version 10.4 “Tiger.” Utilizing Apple’s Accessibility API, this version of Mariner’s popular journaling application showcases a host of advanced accessibility features for users with vision disabilities and also addresses Section 508 guidelines for accessibility.

“We are proud to bring MacJournal 3.2 to the next level of usability. Apple continues to deliver great products for the blind and low vision community so developing an application that takes advantage of the universal access features in Tiger is a win for all involved,” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software.

“With over two hundred breakthrough features, including VoiceOver, Apple’s built-in screen reader, Tiger is changing the way people use their computers,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We are thrilled that Mariner Software is taking advantage of the accessibility technologies built into Tiger to address the creative writing and journaling needs of our users with vision disabilities.”

Mariner’s MacJournal goes beyond creating personal journals and recording ideas to enable organizing all a users creative endeavors including managing scripts, novels and generating blogs. Password protection and AES-256 encryption also provides two levels of security protection for blog content.

Included in the release are features and fixes such as:

– Calendaring menu enhancements.
– Enhancements to VoiceOver integration.
– Greater security for blogs.
– Smart quotes will be left intact when sent to Blogger.
– Canceling the Rename sheet after creating a new journal will also remove the new journal.
– Fixed conversions to and from centimeters in the Page Margin section of the print panel.

MacJournal 3.2 is now available for download and requires Mac OS X version 10.2 or higher. Pricing is set at $24.95. This is a free upgrade for version 3.0 users and higher. An upgrade path is also available for previous users of version 2.6 or earlier by contacting Mariner Software. The shipping version will initially be offered in Catalan, Danish, English, Italian, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Serbian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Chinese. More languages will be added in the near future.

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 https://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