Updates to Messenger Pro 3 releasedBy Ian Chamberlain and Chris Williams. Published: 30th Jul 2005, 21:58:50 | Permalink | Printable
Improved address book and other enhancementsPublisher R-Comp released another version of Messenger Pro yesterday as part of their rolling updates scheme for version 3 users. The latest edition, 3.27, introduces an updated address book and spell checker.
Previous versions of Messenger Pro 3 implemented a structured way of organising email, allowing users to create sub-groups within parent-groups which are then displayed as a 'tree'. Messenger Pro user David Ruck commented, "I've been waiting for this for years, and it's as good as I ever imagined. It completely removes the pratical restriction on the number of folders you can create". This functionality has now been extended to the address book as of yesterday's release, or as R-Comp put it, "you can now have sub-sections in your address book, so that you can group people together in your address bookm and see a 'tree view'". See the screenshot on the right for an example of this.
The message spell checker also now accepts apostrophes in words, URLs are highlighted in the message editor, the software can handle badly formed emails more gracefully than before, and there's the usual round of bug fixing too.
Messenger Pro recently gained its own message editor as part of the roll out of updates. Development of the RISC OS client was taken over by Colin Granville after its original author Mark Sawle decided to concentrate on a Windows and Linux port.
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