Stone Design Ships Stone Works 2008 for Mac OS X 10.5

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[prMac.com] Albuquerque, January 2, 2008 - Stone Design, the original Mac OS X Software house with over 19 years experience with the Mac OS X and precursor NeXTStep/OpenStep technologies, today shipped new releases of its productivity suite Stone Works.

Stone Works is 17 applications, a widget and a screen saver that let you design and publish to print and web, bill for your services, make movies, photo albums, watermark documents, convert fonts, complete image processing, monitor the weather, choose fonts visually, manage your preferences, PDF management and much more!

According to Stone Design founder and CEO Andrew Stone, "Running along with Apple's Leopard 10.5.1 release, we have updated and bug-fixed latest versions of Create(R), iMaginator, Videator and the rest of the universal (PPC and INTEL) Stone Works."

All the applications feature a new easy drag-and-drop licensing facility as well as other features to make them more compatible with Leopard, Tiger, Panther and even Jaguar.

Create(R) 14.1.1, the design, pagelayout and web publishing powerhouse, now has complete integration with Address Book allowing you to create merge documents to make labels or quickly replicate letters to a group or selection of addresses from Address Book.

Videator 4.3.1, the amazing realtime performance video machine and "PhotoShop for Video", has an important fix for fullscreen movies.

Also enhanced and updated for this release: PStill 5.7.1, the complete PDF processing, distilling, combining, separating, and investigating application; iMaginator 3.6.1, the first core image manipulation, painting and effects application; SliceAndDice 4.3.1 which makes fancy navigation bars for Create(R); TimeEqualsMoney 3.4.1, the easy to use time and expense app; PhotoToWeb 3.3.1, easy photo web publishing, copyrighting and thumbnailing; FontSight 3.2, visual font menus; PackUpAndGo 3.1.1, cross platform archiving; StampInStone 3.5.1, easy PDF watermarking; TrueBlue 3.3, TrueType and OpenType to PS Type 1 Font convertor; PreferenceCommander 2.3.1, manages sets of preferences for any app, StarMores 1.1, XaoS 3.2.8, the fractal generator that works with Videator; GlobalWarmth 2.3.1, a multi-station weather monitor and Qouija 1.1 - a free application to divine the future through cosmic symbology. A complete list of all the new features are on the Stone Works website.

The complete Stone Works bundle, a professional publish to web and print solution, is available now for just $399, That's a $604 value, and comparable features from other software houses would be well over $4000. Or you can buy any one of the included applications standalone. The Stone Works bundle can be downloaded now and contains 17 applications, a screen saver and a widget.

Stone Works(TM) is available online at the Stone Store. Stone Design has extended its low introductory pricing: $399 through February 2008. Each application can also be purchased separately at the Stone Store.

Stone Design Corp is located in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was founded in 1984. Our mission is to develop low cost, easy to use, 100% Macintosh OS X native applications that are a joy to use - featuring 17 applications making up Stone Works. Stone Design develops a variety of productivity applications for Apple Inc.'s revolutionary operating system, Macintosh OS X. As early adopters of Mac OS X's precursor "NeXTStep" from Steve Job's company NeXT Inc. in March 1989, Stone Design's principals embraced the new object technology of the NeXT Computer. Stone Design was the first independent software house to ship a shrinkwrap product for the NeXT Computer with "TextArt(TM)" in October, 1989.

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