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Softchaos Ships Universal Version of Webstractor; Groundbreaking Application for Capturing, Searching, Editing and Organizing Web Content Now 2x to 4x Faster.

LONDON -- Softchaos, Ltd. today announced it is shipping a Universal version of its award-winning web content capturing and processing application, Webstractor. Version 1.6 now runs natively on Intel-based Macs giving customers the ability to quickly automate the research and retrieval of Web content to create perfectly customized documents and reports.

"Webstractor's performance on the new Intel-based Macs is absolutely fantastic and we are very pleased to see performance increases of between 2x and 4x," said Reza Farhad, CEO of Softchaos. "The development process was simple and we believe version 1.6 of Webstractor will revolutionize the way people gather and use information from the Internet."

"The power of our tools has given Apple developers the opportunity to quickly and easily deliver native Universal applications for our blazing fast Intel-based Macs," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're thrilled that Webstractor can now capture, search, edit and organize web content dramatically faster with its new Universal version, now joining the rapidly growing community of developers with Universal applications."

Intuitive and powerful, Webstractor takes Internet users beyond browsing to provide the ability to capture multiple web pages, remove unwanted content, annotate, organize, retrieve and assemble the found materials into effective documents.

Webstractor 1.6 is a free maintenance update recommended for all registered Webstractor customers. Webstractor 1.6 addresses reported issues and offers enhancements, such as the ability to use a scroll wheel through captured thumbnails. The Webstractor 1.6 update is available for free, immediately from http://www.softchaos.com/.

Webstractor product highlights include:

--Capture every page visited online to view offline

--Track captured pages in a single document with thumbnail previews

--Monitor web sites and automatically capture important content

--Search quickly through every web page in a document

--Crop, highlight and edit Web content, quickly and easily

--Create edited pages into presentable documents and reports using standard word processing tools

--Print, export to PDF or share your complete Webstractor document

Pricing and Availability

Webstractor requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later. Some Webstractor features are only available on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Webstractor is available today for US$79.99 directly from http://www.softchaos.com/. Webstractor is also available from the Apple Store and in Apple retail outlets.

Webstractor is available in English in addition to being sold and supported in Japanese and French. Site licensing and educational discounts are available directly from Softchaos. Additional information can be obtained by visiting http://www.softchaos.com/, or by calling +44 (0)20 7434 0775.

About Softchaos, Ltd.

Softchaos provides market leading productivity-enhancing software for the Macintosh user. Drawing on the combined talents of an award-winning team with years of Macintosh programming, marketing and design expertise, Softchaos strives to create effective software aimed at satisfying the demands of the information intensive user. Softchaos currently develops WorkStrip, the ultimate file management tool with instant preview capabilities and more, as well as Webstractor.

Softchaos, Webstractor, WorkStrip and softchaos.com are trademarks of Softchaos, Ltd. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS, and Apple Store are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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