January 10, 2009 in iOS Development (F)
[prMac.com] Excel Software today has announced DocProtect 1.0 for Mac and Windows. Developers and authors can now protect their investment and increase sales by ensuring only licensed customers can use their Mac OS X and Windows documents. With basic computer skills, anyone can use DocProtect on HTML projects, image collections, video and audio files, PDFs and Excel spreadsheets. DocProtect works independently or in conjunction with the QuickLicense protection system.
DocProtect provides drag and drop protection to many document types on Mac OS X or Windows computers. The protected document becomes a single file application that presents the document on licensed computers while restricting features like copy, export and save. For spreadsheets and PDF files, first use Microsoft Excel or Adobe Acrobat to restrict features like copy, export or save. Now use DocProtect to wrap a protective license around the document. Use the QuickLicense application to configure a Trial, Product or Subscription license and define the activation process.
An HTML project containing hundreds of files and folders can be compiled into an application with a custom icon. Simply drag the main file onto DocProtect. The application can be password protected or a computer specific trial or product license can be applied. A browser window with back and forward buttons allows link navigation to embedded pages and external pages on the Internet. Developers can include HTML pages and data from a hidden area of their web site in the protected Mac or Windows desktop application.
Use DocProtect on video and audio files of type .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .avi, .dv, .3gp, .m4v, .flc, .alf, .au and .wav. A viewer window based on Apple's QuickTime technology presents the video and audio. It prevents copy or export. Image files of virtually any format can be collected, named, described and individually password protected. Users can preview images, then click a button to present a vendor web page to purchase the image. Export the original file format including vector images, drawings or CAD files.
Together, DocProtect and QuickLicense provide powerful protection and language customization options. Automate the evaluation, purchase and activation process with a Try, Buy and Register dialog. A vendor can securely block an activated license before issuing a refund.
Pricing and Availability:
DocProtect 1.0 is $495 (USD) for a Single User License on Windows (XP and Vista) or Mac OS X (PPC and Intel) or $795 for both platforms. DocProtect includes royalty-free runtime distribution rights for unlimited documents. The company web site has demonstration videos, detailed product information and secure online ordering.
Established in 1985, Excel Software provides Windows and Mac OS X software products to thousands of users worldwide. Capabilities include system modeling and simulation, requirements management, software design, code generation, reengineering, bug tracking, help authoring, software license management and internet marketing automation.