NEODESK 3 THE REAL ALTERNATIVE!
NeoDesk 3 is a complete replacement for the built-in desktop that
comes with the Atari. It is the easiest and most affordable way to rea-
lize your Atari's true potential.
NeoDesk 3 adds many new features and enhancements over the original
desktop, while keeping full compatibility with your current and future
Not only will your computer be more powerful, it will also be much
easier to use. It doesn't get any simpler. NeoDesk 3 is the ultimate
upgrade for your Atari ST.
NeoDesk 3 can easily be installed so that it comes up whenever you
boot the computer.
NeoDesk has "JILLIONS" of new features and enhancements available,
this is only a few of the more outstanding features we found to be
o FILE CLIPBOARD
Store files and folders temporarily in memory while changing floppy
disks, paths, or reorganizing your hard disk. You can think of it
sort of an automatically expanding and shrinking ramdisk. The File
Clipboard grows and shrinks according to the files you place within
o DESKTOP NOTES
Write important notes, numbers, or doodle right on the desktop itself!
Simply double-click on the desktop itself and a cursor will appear.
[Esc] clears the line.
o DESKTOP ICONS
Place commonly used programs, files, and folders directly on the
desktop. You can then select the icon and use "Install Desktop
Icon..." to rename the icon and assign a unique key to it. Selecting
that key will select and open the icon.
o CUSTOM ICONS
Assign different icons (each with its OWN COLOR) to any file or fol-
der. This makes it much easier to locate and manage them. Many icons
are included, with more available. And of course, you may create your
own Icons or use the Icons from earlier versions.
o ICON EDITOR
This multiple window Icon Editor lets you edit and modify custom icons
for any file or folder. Includes a complete set of drawing tools.
Select "Edit Icons..." to call it. Double-click on any icon to edit
it, on the desktop to edit it. This editor is far superior to any
Icon editor I have used, including the older version from Gribnif.
Easily split a window so that it will display two different parts of
the same directory. Very useful when copying or manipulating files.
To do this, drag the "Split Window Bar" under the window information
line to any window position.
o "SELECT ALL" ABILITY
A new window button (left of the bottom horizontal bar) lets you
select all the files in a single directory, even if they don't fit in
the window. You can even keep files selected while you scroll the
window to a new location by holding down the [Shift] key.
o INDEPENDENT WINDOWS
Each window can be set to display text or icons, independently of each
other. Each window can even have its own sorting and text options.
The new button at the lower left corner of the window toggles a window
between text or icons.
o SMART FILE COPYING
No more useless disk swaps. In a very efficient and fast manner, as
many files and folders that will fit into all the available memory are
read in at once. Especially nice for hard drives, this feature is a
real benefit for all hard drive users.
o SMART DISK COPYING
NeoDesk 3 can intelligently detect the type of format used on the
original disk and format the destination disk the exact same way. You
can even copy identical hard disk partitions.
o FULL MACRO IMPLEMENTATION
Automate any series of desktop operations like opening windows,
copying or deleting files, executing programs, etc. Then assign them
to any key on the keyboard. Select the menu entry once to start
recording and a second time to end recording. Does not record inside
of running programs or in dialog boxes.
o ACTIVE ICONS
Drag any group of files to any program icon and that program will be
automatically executed with all the selected files as parameters.
o SEARCH FILES
Easily search your system for that missing file. When found it will
open a window to it, scroll to the file, and select it.
o FILE TEMPLATES
Up to six file templates are supported. For example, you could have a
single window display all files ending in both ".TXT" and ".DOC"
o DISK FORMATTING
You can specify 9 or 10 sector format, number of tracks, and even use
the newer "Twister" option.
o REORDER MODE
You can easily reorder any directory on your system. Select it once
to enter the reorder mode, a second time to exit it.
o ENHANCED FILE "SHOW"
Neodesk 3 is able to display Degas, Degas Elite, and NeoChrome pic-
tures. Right mouse button goes forward a page, left mouse button back
o ENHANCED INSTALL APPLICATION
You can select the type of application you are using, if NeoDesk
should unload for it or not, and more.
o SUPERB DIABLO MANAGEMENT
The Diablo Emulator purrs like as kitten with Neodesk 3, just drag
a file or a number of files to the LASER PRINTER ICON and they will be
printed. Has a 'form feed' in the drop down menu if needed.
NeoDesk 3 has many other features many of which were barely touched
upon here. Features like a NEW ENHANCED Control Panel with its own
screen saver and corner clock, Printer Queue, Print Directory function,
and much more. NeoDesk 3 comes with a superb, well written 140 page
illustrated instruction manual, two disks, several extra utilities (one
can even replace the system fonts!), and a recoverable trashcan for
NeoDesk. The FORMAT AND FILE COPY functions in Neodesk 3 are so unique
they even remove the boredom of these mundane everyday tasks by providing
information relative to the task and it is constantly updated. This is a
very nice touch. The Gribnifs have really outdone themselves on this one!
This version is equal to if not better than TOS 2.0.
How to Order
To order your own personal copy of NeoDesk 3 for $69.95, Please
call the TOLL FREE ORDER LINE: 1-800-284-4742.
You will receive ** FREE ** 2nd Day Air shipping.
If you have any questions at all, or comments about the NEW NEODESK
3.01, you may reach us at:
Voice: (413) 584-7887 Fax: (413) 584=2565
P.O. Box 350
Hadley, MA 01035