RedleX, the Israel-based developer of the popular Mellel word processor, has announced price drops along with the new features in version 2.8. In addition to fixes to the software that any new version brings, Mellel 2.8 brings two new features: sorting and change tracking. The sort capabilities include sorting by word, paragraph, section, and table cell. The program also allows sorting by a secondary item, and the capability to ignore common words, such as articles, or parenthesized text in sorts. The new track changes feature can show the document in original or final state, with changes either shown or hidden, and it can display only those changes made by specific authors. One interesting touch provides a single author with the capability to modify a document under multiple names. RedleX is using this upgrade to announce the end of “for-pay” upgrades. From now on, owners of registered copies of the software purchased after the end of December 2007 have a permanent license; those who purchased the software earlier must purchase an upgrade to the permanent license. RedleX is also dropping the price: the retail price has gone from $49 to $39, and the educational price has dropped from $35 to $29. ($39 new, $29 educational, free update, 39 MB)
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