For immediate release

September 7, 2005

Contact: Michael Tretyakov
Company: Actual Tools
Title: Chief Executive Officer

New version of Actual Window Manager has a build in support of a Transparent Tablet PC Input Panel!

September 7, 2005: Tablet PCs are very convenient but in order to keep the Tablet PC portable, the size of a tablet's screen is kept fairly small. Because of that, a lot of Tablet PC users are looking for software that can help them to organize their desktop and work with several windows simultaneously. Actual Window Manager is an innovative desktop organization application that introduces unconventional window navigation controls for more convenient and enjoyable working with Tablets.

Many Tablet PC users have already appreciated all advantages that Actual Window Manager gives. Many of them mentioned that Transparent Tablet PC Input Panel has a lot of benefits. Michelangelo Capraro from San Francisco, CA wrote us: Actual Tools has made my Tablet PC experience much better by allowing me to change the transparency of my input panel. This seemingly small change really improves usability because now I can see what I've written through the transparent window!

In the new version of Actual Window Manager we realized a new approach, so called "Install and Forget". This means that Tablet PC user should only install Actual Window Manager and everything is ready to work!

Actual Window Manager has a list of functions that are extremely useful for Tablet PC users. Jeff Van West, the author of Tablet PC Quick Reference by Microsoft Press and a regular columnist on the Microsoft Expert Zone website enlightened some very useful functions of our software. He wrote in his article "Actual Window Manager is Must-Have Software on a Tablet PC": Actual Window Manager comes to the rescue with three drop-dead features that make life far more productive on a Tablet PC. Any one of them is worth the price of admission, Getting all three is irresistible.

So, let us take a look at these three features:

1. Pin on Top: Moving data between active windows is a pain on a Tablet PC because you can't easily position windows for drag and drop. Suppose you get an e-mail from someone with new information to put into their Outlook contact record. Using Actual Window Manager you can open the e-mail message, pin it in place, and then open the contact window. With the source of the information stuck securely on top, you can drag each piece of information where in belongs without any window switching!

2. Roll Up: Sometimes a pinned window gets in the way, however, and you need a quick peek below. You can always minimize the window, but then you must tap back on the taskbar to maximize it. Alright, it's not far to move your pen to get to the taskbar but when it's the fiftieth time you've done it this morning it gets tiresome. Far better is to tap AWM's roll up icon to roll the window up like a window shade so only its title bar shows. Now you can see everything below it. By rolling up and pinning the e-mail you can quickly check the calendar underneath.

3. Transparent Input Panel: The upgrade to Windows Service Pack 2 (SP2) delivers a special upgrade for Tablet PC users with completely reworked handwriting-to-text translation. The upgrade is a huge improvement but it comes at a price. The handwriting input is done through a floating Input Panel that grows in size as you write. The growing Input Panel slowly obscures everything on your screen until you enter the text. Using Actual Window Manager you can make Input Panel transparent and see what you have written!

Availability and Pricing

Actual Window Manager is available as 60-days trial download. Actual Tools offers multiple-user discounts on licenses for Actual Window Manager, starting at US $39.95 for a single-user license. The details are available at

If you have some questions concerning our software or need some additional information, please contact us at We are always happy to help you!

About Actual Tools

Founded in 2001, Actual Tools is a quickly developing interactive software company, focused on developing, publishing and distributing desktop enhancement applications that add a new look and feel to an average Windows operated PC system. The company's flagship product Actual Window Manager has become a "must-have-software" in homes and offices in more than 100 countries.

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