Synaptek Introduces Second Generation of TAPLESS Text Acceleration Technology for the Pocket PC

Mississauga, Ontario, -- July 16, 2003
-- Synaptek Software today announced the immediate availability of TAPLESS(TM) Gen2.0 for the Pocket PC. This second generation of TAPLESS technology makes it easier than ever for new users to make the most of TAPLESS. Generation 2.0 also increases the performance gap between TAPLESS and the competition with the introduction of a new browsing mode, new gesturing capabilities and improved skins.

Employing game like design elements, TAPLESS challenges users to constantly attain higher performance levels. Hyper-Adaptive design means TAPLESS instantly adapts to the users context and style. Word-Webs(TM) make the entire process fun and intuitive, allowing users to browse to words. It comes with 40 skins, letting you choose from a selection of 4 keyboards designs or Picasso(TM) character recognition in a variety of colors. "With TAPLESS Gen 2.0 the primary design goal was to give new users the ability to attain extreme acceleration from first tap," said Kevin Willows, Marketing Director for Synaptek. "With the addition of Tap and Hold browsing and the new Live Setup and Configuration Wizard, extreme performance is available in each tap, even for new users. While advanced users now have enhanced gesturing features to push their performance to higher levels."

New Features

- Tap and Hold browsing This new browsing mode greatly simplifies operation by eliminating the requirement for the gestures used in Pro Mode, while still achieving performance levels approaching Pro Mode.

- Live Setup and Configuration Wizard This new Wizard guides users through the selection of a browsing mode while also educating them about key operation and performance features all while using TAPLESS.

- Sort by Length Option This new performance option sorts the Word-Webs presentations by word length to improve list-scanning speeds.

- List Pruning Option This new performance options removes list entries that have only one extra character until you begin browsing to improve list-scanning speeds.

- Multi-Level Undo Now you can quickly roll back mistakes with a single tap.

- Advanced Number Panel The updated Number Pad now has better ergonomics and requires less screen space. It may also be conveniently positioned directly over the keyboard.

- Auto-Hide Keyboard Extensions This new feature conveniently hides the keyboard extensions when you switch back to the keyboard, helping to keep the screen uncluttered.

- Gesturing on all Panels The Number Pad and Punctuation Extension now accept full gestures. Number keys themselves now support advanced gestures to further speed numeric entries.

Pricing and Availability

TAPLESS Gen2.0 is available immediately for Pocket PC 2000(ARM)- Pocket PC 2002 - Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC's and can be obtained directly from Synaptek Software or any of its authorized resellers. Limited time introductory pricing is $19.95 U.S. for the Premium Edition or $9.95 for the Basic Edition. Regular price is $29.95 U.S. for the Premium Edition or $19.95 for the Basic Edition. Extensive online tutorials/demos and fully functional evaluation copies are available for free download at http://WWW.TAPLESS.BIZ

About Synaptek Software

Founded in 1994 Synaptek Software develops Next Generation software technologies for the PC and Pocket PC platforms. Synaptek is a leader in high performance text acceleration technologies for pen platforms. Synaptek has ongoing R&D efforts in user interface design, structured compression technologies and artificial neural network architectures.

*Synaptek, Synaptek Software, Synaptek Research, TAPLESS, Word-Webs, Picasso are trademarks of Synaptek Software. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

For more information about TAPLESS Technology please contact:

Kevin Willows 
Marketing Director




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Synaptek Software