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Startly Technologies Announces Docktopus
New application enhances Mac OS X Dock

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, September 22, 2005 - Startly Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of productivity solutions, today announced the release of Docktopus 1.0. Similar to the way Apple Mail uses a badge to display the number of unread messages from its Dock icon, Docktopus allows users to overlay custom badges on their Dock icons. These badges give users a convenient source for real-time information about the items in their Dock, such as an application's CPU or Memory usage. With badges like the iTunes Control and iCal Event Peek, Docktopus provides users with a new way of using their Dock - allowing them to control and get information from applications directly from their Dock icons.

Docktopus adds the following functionality to the Dock:

In conjunction with the launch of Docktopus, a development kit will be made available to the Mac OS X developer community that will allow them to create their own badges. For additional information on the Docktopus SDK, visit

Pricing & Availability
Available immediately, Docktopus has an introductory price of $19.95 and can be purchased direct from Startly Technologies by calling 800-523-7638 or 515-221-1801 or online at

Startly Technologies, LLC
Startly Technologies develops personal and productivity software that saves time and effort for countless Windows and Macintosh users worldwide. We are dedicated to providing solutions that are reliable, easy to use, and designed with both the expert and novice user in mind. For more information, visit

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