Minder Softworks announces strategic partnership, new application

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[prMac.com] olumbus, Ohio - Minder Softworks announces that it has forged a strategic parnetship with Insider Software, and together have developed Expo, a next-generation digital asset manager (DAM) for creative professionals. Expo allows graphic designers, multimedia producers, software developers, and anyone who uses digital media to easily manage their digital assets. Expo makes it easy for users to find and save stock media online using a built-in web browser, save files from their hard drive, manage usage licenses, and more.

Expo was designed to speed and simplify the tasks of managing media, from concept through final approval. Rather than spending time manually organizing media files, Expo's powerful tagging engine allows users to "tag and forget" their media files. Expo's library, users are prompted to add tags, notes, and other metadata while the information is fresh on their minds. Embedded metadata such as filesystem tags, and IPTC & EXIF data is also added to Expo's database. Later when a file is needed, all the user has to do is search for it. In this way, the user never has to come up with an organizational system, manually arrange and name files, and never has to remember a file name or folder location.

Users aren't limited to adding images from online sources with its built-in web browser. They can add images, audio, video, vector EPS, PDF, and any file type from any location. All media added to Expo is saved in Expo's own library, where it is protected from accidental edits. The library can be moved to any location, including external hard drives, servers, and cloud drives like Dropbox.

Finding media is as easy as adding it. Users can manually add assets to Folders, find them by creating Smart Folders, or search their entire library. Users can browse through thumbnails of their media in an iPhoto-like collection, then select any asset for a larger preview and more information. QuickTime-supported media are playable within Expo.

Using files is equally simple. Users can drag files from Expo directly into the desired application: Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, Apple's iWork or iLife, Microsoft Office, Pixelmator, RapidWeaver, even Xcode. Any application that supports the file type via drag and drop will work with Expo. Double-clicking a file opens it in the default application for that file type.

Minder Softworks is a Columbus, Ohio-based company that develops applications for the Macintosh. Insider Software is recognized leader in font management applications, with its flagship applications FontAgent Pro and FontAgent Pro Server in use around the world.

System Requirements:
* Expo will run on any Intel Mac running OS X 10.8 or later
* A minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 is also required

Pricing and Availability:
A free 30-day demo is available for immediate download as a 30-day demo from Insider Software online. For a limited time, a full license can be purchased for the introductory price of $149 (USD).

Minder Softworks is dedicated to developing software that helps users make sense of their information, while harnessing the full power of their computer. Our aim is to develop software that is intuitive, easy to use, and a good value for our customers. Copyright (C) 2015 Minder Softworks. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.