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Australian Software Now Easier to Find With

  • 12 December, 2003 13:54

<p>From: downloadpipe (Crystal Software),
Contact: Simon Carter, +61-3 9888-3104,
Fax: +61-3 8610-1234
Date: 11 Dec 2003</p>
<p>Melbourne, Australia – Dec 11, 2003 - Crystal Software announces Australia's only software download site, The site specifically highlights Australian Made software, making it easy for consumers to exercise their preference for buying Australian.</p>
<p>As a member of the Australian Made campaign, downloadpipe displays the Australian Made logo next to qualifying products. Australian Made products are listed first in any search results, followed by software from Australian companies, then foreign software.</p>
<p>"We've always know that Australians write great software, and downloadpipe makes it easier than ever for Australian consumers to search for and find Australian Made products," says Simon Carter, MD of Crystal Software. "downloadpipe fills a niche that was not being satisfied - Australian consumers had no local software download site, and had no easy way to locate Australian software amongst large amounts of poor quality software."</p>
<p>The site automatically detects updated software on an hourly basis. It already has over 24000 products listed, and commission from software sales made through the site stays in Australia.</p>
<p>The site also hosts a discussion forum for the Australian software companies.</p>
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<p> is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crystal Software. Founded in 1990, Crystal Software has its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, and has over 2000 customers in 62 countries. Its charter is to provide IT professionals with time saving data analysis tools and services. In addition to downloadpipe, Crystal Software offers:</p>
<p>• TextPipe Pro, an industrial strength text file manipulation workbench;
• DataPipe, a database utility that simplifies data cleansing and search/replace;
• WordPipe, an application that lets you search and replace data across multiple Word documents in a single operation;
• DetachPipe, a program to detach and delete attachments from large email accounts;
• and other productivity software for Windows.</p>
<p>Simon Carter, Crystal Software Melbourne, Australia (+61) 3 9888 3104 (GMT+10 hours)
TextPipe: Text Conversion, Transformation, Cleansing and Extraction Workbench
Winner 2003 Shareware Industry Awards - Best Application - Australia's Largest Download Site</p>

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