Desktop Client for 37Signals' Backpack Web Application

February 12, 2007 in Software (F)


Desktop Client for 37Signals' Backpack Web Application

Salt Lake City, UT -- February 5th, 2007 -- infiniteNIL Software has released v. 1.0 of PackRat, a Mac OS X desktop client for 37signals' Backpack web application, which allows users to use their Backpack data when they're not connected to the internet.

There are many popular web applications out there, such as Flickr, Gmail, etc. They all require that you are connected to the internet to use them. A new Mac OS X application eliminates that requirement for another popular web application, 37signals' Backpack (, which helps users organize their personal information.

The application is PackRat from infiniteNIL Software. PackRat uses the Backpack API to download your data to your computer. You can view and edit the data much like you do in Backpack, whether or not you are connected to the internet. Whenever you make a change, PackRat records the change. The next time you are connected to the internet and aren't making any changes, PackRat again uses the Backpack API to send those changes to Backpack, keeping everything in sync.

PackRat requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, and a Backpack account. PackRat costs $24.95 and is available from infiniteNIL's website at

infiniteNIL Software develops personal productivity software for Mac OS X and offers Cocoa and Rails custom development services. InfiniteNIL, LLC is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and was founded in 2003.

Rod Schmidt
(801) 556-1467


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