acCIS 4.0 CompuServe Navigator
acCIS 4: Your Palmtop Access To The World
Now you can have the world of electronic communications in the palm of your hand with acCIS and CompuServe. acCIS automatically uploads and downloads messages quickly. You can read and write messages offline, saving on connect charges and phone bills. acCIS is the only CompuServe access program that is designed specifically for your HP Palmtop computer.
After more than 1 year of development and an extensive beta test, we are very proud to announce that acCIS 4.0, the new version of our CompuServe Navigator for the HP Pamtop PCs, has now been released.
The features of acCIS (features which are new in acCIS 4.0 are printed in italics):
The acCIS 4 main screen, which displays the list of forums and folders, is the main control center for all tasks:
The message reader offers a new mode, the so-called 'list view', which lists all the messages line by line, with the name of the sender, the date the message was sent, and the subject line. This 'browse' mode can be used to quickly find interesting messages by simply looking at the subject.
To read the contents of any given message, highlight it and press Enter:
Setting up acCIS 4 is very simple and user-friendly. The acCIS Setup program can be used intuitively. Below is a screenshot of the phone and modem setup. Note that support for all intermediate networks which offer a gateway to CompuServe is already built in, and using such a network is as simple as selecting its name from a dropdown menu.
Attention acCIS 4.0 users: Maintenance Upgrades
Unfortunately, after releasing acCIS 4.0 we noticed a few bugs in the acCIS 4.0 Online module. The problems are not very serious, but nevertheless we decided to make a maintenance release available to all users of acCIS 4.0.
To check whether you need the upgrade, please launch the Online module and check the screen. The first line on the screen shows the version number of the Online module. If it says acCIS 4.0d Online (note the letter 'd') you already have the latest version, otherwise you should download the new version (127 kBytes compressed) by clicking here.
You should also download the lastest version of the acCIS 4.0 help file (37 kBytes compressed, last updated 29-Dec-1998) by clicking here. The new help file contains lots of additional information about using and enhancing acCIS 4.0. We recently added new sections about faxing via CompuServe, and using the SwapCard feature which allows palmtop users to install acCIS 4.0 on a memory card and still use a PCMCIA modem card to log on to CompuServe.
Also, if you are travelling and need to connect to CompuServe through other networks, we recommend you download the latest login scripts (26kBytes compressed, last updated 26-Oct-1998) by clicking here. The login script update contains new scripts for Arg-Net (Argentina), Fenics-IV (Japan), National (France), UUNet (Germany) and several others. Please read the file scripts.doc, included in the archive, for instructions.
The files are stored as ZIP archives. To install them after download, copy the ZIP files aconl40d.zip and achlp40d.zip into your acCIS 4.0 directory and unzip them. This will replace the old, currently installed versions of those files with the new versions, and after that you can delete the ZIP files from the acCIS 4.0 directory.
If you are unfamiliar with ZIP files, you may download the uncompressed versions of the upgrade files via FTP: ftp://ftp.rundel-d.com/pub/accis/online.exe and ftp://ftp.rundel-d.com/pub/accis/accishlp.fld
Following is a list of enhancements and bug fixes in acCIS 4.0d Online, compared to version 4.0c:
Following is a list of enhancements and bug fixes in acCIS 4.0c Online, compared to version 4.0b:
Following is a list of enhancements and bug fixes in acCIS 4.0b Online, compared to version 4.0a:
Following is a list of enhancements and bug fixes in acCIS 4.0a Online, compared to version 4.0:
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