We are very proud to announce a new product, the Award, Certificate, and Record. The ACR includes the ability to print awards and certificates, Masonic records, and degree work boilers for EA, FC, MM, AASR, and YR.
The Ultimate Plus, Ultimate, Library, Premium, and Standard received a facelift. Our Masonic tests also received a facelift. The new look is based on recommendations and requests from Brothers like you. The idea was to keep our simple navigation, but to make the text easier to read and the background pleasing to the eye. In addition, we added "Premium" Masonic graphics, eBooks, and more.
Music Plus was also updated. Instead of shipping on two CDs, it now ships on three CDs. The eBooks now ship on a separate CD. This will make installation and usability much better. In addition, we now include The Odes of Freemasonry.
The Masonic Tracing Board has always been one of my favorite products. It now includes “real” tracing boards for EA, FC, and MM. In addition, it includes the Masonic Chart. These beautiful graphics were redrawn by hand. In addition, we also had the Reflected Rays of Masonic Light retyped. It is a stunning eBook made in Microsoft’s .doc format so you lift text and include in your educational material.
We retired Test and Professional from our Mosaic line. This was a hard decision, but it was decided to trim our product line in order to make the purchase process less intimidating. With the removal of the Test and Professional we went from seven products in the Mosaic line to five.
We are sometimes asked what happened to our Mac line of products that we launched in 2005. Back in early 2006 a company named Parallels became popular with a product that could run Windows XP on a Mac (in a virtual PC). Around the same time Apple (makers of the Mac computers) released an upgrade that allowed for users to run Windows XP in a dual-boot.
With the release of those two products our Mac sales dropped to one or two every four or five months. Unfortunately, the line could not sustain itself; we had to retire our entire Mac line. I have serious doubts that we will bring the Mac product line out of retirement anytime soon.