updated 05:10 pm EST, Thu January 31, 2008
Equinux ships iSale 5
Equinux today began shipping the fifth generation of its online auction management software, iSale 5. The application allows Mac users to create as well as manage online eBay auctions, and features a template editor that allows supports customization of the included 222 templates. iSale 5 simplifies the search for product information and pictures, according to the company, and can display running auctions on the Facebook platform. iSale 5 is priced at $40, and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. Upgrades are free for users who purchased iSale after December 15th of 2007, and are priced at $20 for all other customers.
"All iSale users will greatly benefit from the new version. iSale 5 not only gives you the possibility to manage and create your auctions, but it now also shortens the time it takes to look up information about the items you're selling," said Equinux CEO Till Schadde.
"iSale 5 is the most powerful and comprehensive online auction management software that equinux has ever released. iSale 5 includes an all-new Template Editor that allows users to edit every iSale template, we ever shipped and save them as your favorites."
The new research assistant allows users to easily take product descriptions from a FileMaker database and Delicious Library, adding them to an auction via one mouse click. Additional plug-ins support product research as well as pictures using Google, Amazon, the ISBN Database, or any other website. Posting auctions in a Facebook profile lets contacts know about any upcoming auctions, and iSale 5 manages multiple libraries for archiving old auctions.
iSale's user interface is designed to reflect the style and design of Mac OS X Leopard, and uses the operating system's calendar to manage deadlines. QuickLook previews also allow users to find any auction with the Finder.