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News Release
May 16th, 2001

MediaGold launches Range of Utility titles for small businesses and home users
Includes NetAccelerator, WinDelete 5, FormTool Express and TurboProject Express from IMSI®
LONDON, England - 16th May 2001 MediaGold today announced the launch of its range of utility titles from IMSI comprising NetAccelerator 3, WinDelete 5, FormTool Express and TurboProjet Express.

"With FormTool Express and TurboProject Express priced at £19.99 including VAT and Net Accelerator 3 and WinDelete 5 priced at £14.99 including VAT, this is an excellent suite of utilities for small business and home users," says Jo Wood, CEO of MediaGold, exclusive UK distributor for IMSI.

FormTool Express - ready to use forms in an instant
FormTool Express provides a simple approach to creating all types of business forms from work orders and times sheets to meeting agendas and fax cover sheets. Its 400+ templates are ready-to-use or can be easily customised to suit users' exact specifications. Incorporating a library of commonly used object icons and allowing the importing of Bitmap and GIF graphic files, users are free to design not only the layout of their forms but the overall look. Images from the object palette can be easily positioned using a drag-and-drop tool, rulers and snap-to grids. Once created, forms can be emailed to users for filling in and can be either printed out or completed on screen. If the forms are filled in electronically, the information entered into the fields can be calculated and projections made. Furthermore, as each form is filled in, FormTool Express automatically creates a new record to which it assigns a unique number, assisting in keeping track of records as well as bookkeeping and invoicing. Other features include: spell check, data storage, a report tutor, a label tutor, OLE support, interaction with Excel®, Access®, FoxPro® and other databases.

TurboProject Express - fast and simple creation of schedules, charts and timelines.
Successful project planning involves keen organisation, meeting tight deadlines and co-ordinating people and resources. Perfect for creating marketing plans, proposals, landscaping and remodelling projects, TurboProject Express makes it easy to create, update and communicate presentation-quality schedules, charts and timelines in minutes.

TurboProject Express features include:

  • Loose Layout - place activities anywhere in schedules
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo
  • Track progress manually and by percentage
  • The ability to highlight important tasks, timelines and milestones
  • Top-down planning

NetAccelerator 3 - explore the Net at top speed
Incorporating speed-surfing tools, NetAccelerator 3 allows users to surf the web faster than ever before, improving the online experience and providing complete control over what a computer downloads.

  • Customise what you want to see on your web page and which elements to load
  • Schedule downloads so pages are waiting for you when you log on
  • Control downloads by selecting which types of files to cache and which to ignore

WinDelete 5 - uninstall for a clean machine
WinDelete 5 provides a quick, easy and safe way to clean hard drives of obsolete applications, forgotten backup files or Internet trash, restoring Windows PCs to peak performance whilst taking the utmost care to prevent mistaken deletions with the security of its Safety Nets. With its browser-like interface, WinDelete 5 makes choosing the relevant PC-cleaning features as easy as point-and-click.

  • Debris Finder locates and removes extraneous files, orphan DLLs and more
  • Application Manager carefully uninstalls, moves and archives files
  • Duplicate Finder identifies and deletes unnecessary redundant files
  • Internet Manager exposes and eliminates unwanted Internet excesses including ActiveX controls

System requirements
FormTool Express: Windows 95/98/NT Pentium processor or equivalent, 16Mb RAM, 25Mb hard disk space, VGA monitor, CD ROM drive, mouse.
TurboProject Express: Windows3.1/95/98/NT Pentium processor or equivalent, 16 Mb RAM, 30MB hard disk space, VGA monitor, CD ROM drive, mouse.
NetAccelerator 3: 486 or greater Windows 95/98/NT, 8Mb RAM (16 Mb recommended) Internet connection Explorer/Netscape 4.1 or greater.
WinDelete 5: Windows 3.1/95/98/NT Pentium processor or equivalent, 16 Mb RAM, 30 Mb hard disk space, VGA monitor, CD ROM drive, mouse.


Pricing and availability
Distributed exclusively in the UK and Europe by MediaGold, FormTool Express and TurboProjet Express are priced at £19.99 including VAT and NetAccelerator 3 and WinDelete 5 are priced at £14.99 including VAT. All four products are available in retail outlets in May. For further information, contact MediaGold on +44 (0) 20 7221 4600.

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IMSI, FormTool Express, TurboProject Express, NetAccelerator 3 and WinDelete 5 are registered trademarks of International Microcomputer Software, Inc. and ArtToday, Inc, respectively. All other products are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbour Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors including the ability of the company to successfully commercialise its new technologies as well as risk factors set forth under "Factors Affecting Future Operating Results" in the company's annual report on Form 10-K and such other risks detailed from time to time in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

About IMSI
IMSI owns and operates three business divisions: Design Software, ArtToday.com and Design.NET. The company's Design software division is based on award-winning TurboCAD computer aided design software (winner of PC Direct Editor's Choice - visit TurboCAD.com) and FloorPlan3D home design software (winner of PC Magazine Editor's Choice - visit FloorPlan.com). The company has sold over 2 million units of these software products to date and has invested 15 years in the development of this technology. ArtToday.com, is a wholly owned subsidiary of IMSI and offers 1 million images, photos, fonts and other digital content over the Internet. Design.NET's charter is to offer home design online with 3D viewing and editing.

About MediaGold
MediaGold International manages the development of consumer and business software (and associated products). With offices in London, Munich and Paris, MediaGold has over 15 years' experience providing business development services on a pan-European and International basis, to clients such as Intuit, Prima Books and Macmillan Software throughout retail, e-tail, corporate, OEM, distribution, re-publishing, catalogue and direct sales channels.

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