FranklinCovey Releases PlanPlus(TM) for Windows(R) XP 5.0

Latest Planning Software for Notebook, Desktop, and Tablet PC Adds

New Features to Improve Usability



Jan 04, 2006, 00:00 ET from FranklinCovey

    SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FranklinCovey (NYSE:   FC)
 announces the launch of PlanPlus for Windows XP 5.0, the company's latest
 release of planning software.
     PlanPlus for Windows XP 5.0 has a customizable user interface,
 FranklinCovey applications for the Palm(R) OS, full category support, improved
 task organization and enhanced note-taking features.
     As a stand-alone electronic planning system with the look and
 functionality of a paper planner, PlanPlus for Windows XP 5.0 is designed for
 a desktop, notebook, or Tablet PC user with the Windows XP operating system.
     The software incorporates a calendar, contacts, and task management with
 enhanced features for daily and weekly planning, note-taking, and organization
 using the same layout and functionality of the FranklinCovey paper planning
 system.
     To increase mobility, Palm users can now synchronize and view
 FranklinCovey applications, such as Missions/Values, Weekly Compass(R), and
 Goals on their handheld devices.  As in previous versions, PlanPlus for
 Windows XP also includes applications for Daily Tasks, Master Tasks, and Daily
 Record and conduits to synchronize appointments, contacts, notes, Tasks, and
 Daily Record.  The software also offers synchronization to Microsoft
 Outlook(R).
     The new customizable user interface of Version 5.0 allows users to
 customize the workspace to meet their needs by using the drag-and-drop feature
 to select, view and manipulate those modules which are most important to the
 user.
     PlanPlus for Windows XP 5.0 offers full category support for assigning
 categories to tasks, appointments, and contacts.  The software also offers
 improved task organization, including the ability to create recurring tasks.
     Version 5.0 offers expanded note capabilities.  Users can now add objects,
 flags, and drawings to notes.  As with version 4.0, users will be able to
 insert, move, and resize graphics as well as organize their notes with a
 tabbed filing system to keep notes and other information easily accessible.
     The new software allows greater import/export capability.  Data can be
 imported from various types of files such as ink (Microsoft Journal), TIF and
 plain text (TXT), and export to ink, rich text (RTF) and plain text.  Users of
 Franklin Planning Software versions 7.3 and later can now import their data to
 PlanPlus for Windows XP.
     PlanPlus for Windows XP 5.0 is based on the FranklinCovey Planning System
 and includes tools to help increase productivity by focusing on their key
 priorities.  Weekly Planning and Goal Planning tools assist users in
 implementing planning methods as taught in FranklinCovey's FOCUS: Achieving
 Your Highest Priorities one-day workshop.
     FranklinCovey Paper Planning System users will be able to take advantage
 of the printing capabilities of PlanPlus for Windows XP to print information,
 not only on plain paper, but also on various FranklinCovey Planning Pages
 sizes.
     Tablet PC users will have digital ink support for all areas of the
 planning system.  These users can take notes in their own handwriting and
 convert it to standard text.
     In addition to Plan Plus for Windows XP, FranklinCovey offers PlanPlus for
 Microsoft Outlook 3.0 software for Outlook-centric users.  The company
 partnered with Agilix Labs(TM) to develop both software applications.
 
     Availability and Pricing
     FranklinCovey PlanPlus for Windows XP 5.0 is available in more than
 100 FranklinCovey retail stores, by calling 800-819-1812, or by visiting
 www.franklincovey.com/planplus where users can also download a free 30-day
 trial of this software or PlanPlus for Outlook 3.0. Suggested retail price for
 PlanPlus for XP version 5.0 is $99.95.  Site licensing and quantity discounts
 are available.
 
     System Requirements
      *  Microsoft(R) Windows XP Service Pack 2
      *  PC with 500 MHz or higher processor clock speed
      *  512 MB RAM or higher recommended (256 MB minimum supported; may
         limit performance and features
      *  100 MB available hard disk space
      *  CD-ROM or DVD drive
      *  Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002, or 2003 required for local
         synchronization
      *  Palm OS(R) 3.1 or higher required for synchronization with Palm OS
         handhelds
      *  Tablet PC device required to utilize digital ink and pen input
         features
 
     About FranklinCovey
     FranklinCovey(R) (NYSE:   FC) is a global leader in effectiveness training,
 productivity tools, and assessment services for organizations and individuals.
 FranklinCovey helps companies succeed by unleashing the power of their
 workforce to focus and execute on top business priorities. Clients include
 90 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 75 percent of the
 Fortune 500, thousands of small and mid-sized businesses, as well as numerous
 government entities and educational institutions. Organizations and
 individuals access FranklinCovey products and services through corporate
 training, licensed client facilitators, one-on-one coaching, public workshops,
 catalogs, over 100 retail stores and www.franklincovey.com. FranklinCovey has
 1500 associates providing professional services and products in the United
 States and for 37 international offices serving more than 100 countries.
 
     Agilix, Agilix GoBinder, and Agilix Labs are trademarks of Agilix Labs,
 Inc.
 
 

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