iForm 2.4.8 Released

February 25, 2008 in Software (E)


New York - February 25, 2008 - iForm is a program that you use to serve and process HTML forms. Its basic functionality collects form data submitted by a web browser and then emails that data using formatting templates to select recipients, as well as saving it to a text log file which can be imported into a database. But there's more!

iForm provides the ability to limitlessly extend its basic functionality using AppleScript. You can use the AppleScript support to interact with other scriptable applications when a form is submitted, and you can also use it to provide logic and customization when composing form submission response pages and email messages. The sample iForm projects which are part of the software distribution demonstrate these extensions.

Feature Highlights:

* Does not require a web server because it can serve its own forms using the integrated web server.

* Processes form submissions with fully customized response pages, error replies, email messages and log entries.

* Emailer supports SMTP authentication, multiple file attachments of any type and "plain text alternatives" using multi-part mime messages.

* Template mechanism featuring support for embedded AppleScripts enabling dynamic and multipart form submissions.

* Logs all activity to a plain text file and monitor window.

* Logs each form submission to its own customizable log file, say for import to a database.

Mailings and iForm:
You can use iForm to implement a form which collects email addresses for a mailing list, and then distribute newsletters, product announcements, etc. to that list with our product Mailings. Refer to the Tour Sample for an illustration of how this is done with the help of Apple's (scriptable) Address Book.

JumpStart Tutorial:
A set of sample projects that introduce you to the major features of iForm, using a hands-on tutorial approach, is available. To access the tutorials select "JumpStart Tutorials..." from the Help menu.

The JumpStart is highly recommended because it illustrates the various facades of iForm usage. (It also includes information not covered in the reference!)

iForm Tour:
For a quick hands-on introduction please take the online Tour of iForm. Most notably the Tour illustrates a "real world" application of iForm (in use by real web sites) with a minimal amount of basic AppleScript mixed in. The Tour also includes an indispensable discussion of the Preferences window, guiding you through the configuration settings of iForm. It's fun too!

iForm is available for only $45, or bundled with our popular bulk emailer, Mailings, for $55, a 20% discount. Visit the website for details.

Limit Point Software has been avidly developing software for the Mac community since 1997. In order to improve the usefulness, simplicity and dependability of our products user feedback has always been highly welcome and encouraged. Our products cover a diverse range of applications. The internet applications include bulk emailing, HTML form processing, web crawling and document indexing and searching. The "Utilities" suite is a large collection of small programs for combining movies, processing images in batch, file property editing, downloading and converting YouTube files, and much, much more.


Print this page | PDF | TXT | Read other releases by this member.
use | using | form | iform