Monday, May 31

Plaxo 2.0

MarketWire Reports :
Source : Plaxo.comPlaxo, Inc. creator of the fastest growing contact management software and network, today announced the availability of Plaxo 2.0™, a new version of the company's popular contact management software. For the first time ever, Plaxo 2.0 enables users to access Yahoo! Search directly from their Outlook and Outlook Express programs by embedding the Yahoo! Search window in the Plaxo™ toolbar. Plaxo will generate revenue on searches performed.

Other featured enhancements of Plaxo 2.0 include the ability to synchronize a user's calendar, contacts, tasks and notes on a Plaxo Web page for anywhere, anytime access. Plaxo 2.0 also includes a major redesign of the user interface and a new "microblog" feature.

"Plaxo 2.0 with Yahoo! Search functionality brings search and email -- the two most popular online activities -- together in a single platform," said Todd Masonis, co-founder and vice president of products, Plaxo. "We believe the new features will be instrumental in the continued rapid growth of the Plaxo Network™. Since launching in May 2003, we've registered more than two million users and are growing at a rate of 10,000-12,000 new members daily. The Plaxo Network is fast becoming an important new layer of the Internet, like email, instant messaging and Web browsing."

Plaxo 2.0 seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, and PDA devices via the Outlook platform. Plaxo 2.0 works by enabling users to choose contacts in their address book from whom they want to receive updated information. Users then send Plaxo Update Requests to the selected contacts, allowing the contact to reply either by email or via a secure Website. Plaxo processes the replies and integrates updated information into the user's address book.


* Save time by keeping your address book up-to-date automatically

Had enough of returned holiday cards? Tired of typing in new contact information? Plaxo takes the hassle out of updating your address book.

* Synchronize your home and work computers

Keep your information synchronized between your home and work computers. You'll never have to worry about keeping multiple address books or calendars up-to-date.

* Access your information anywhere using Plaxo Online

Need a phone number or appointment information, but can't get to your computer? Sign in to Plaxo Online and access it instantly, from anywhere.

* Back up and recover your vital information

Never lose your data again! Plaxo 2.0 creates an online backup of your information. Download and recover your information securely to another computer with just a click of a button.

* Plugs seamlessly in to Outlook or Outlook Express

Synchronize your existing contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes in Outlook or Outlook Express. Not an Outlook or Outlook Express user? You can quickly import your data into Plaxo Online from many personal data managers.