Founded in 1978, ProVUE has been developing interactive productivity tools for over three decades. From the beginning, ProVUE products have been known for their innovation and performance. Since 1978 over 100,000 customers have used ProVUE products on the CP/M, Alpha Micro, PC, and Macintosh platforms. ProVUE was one of the first commercial developers of Macintosh software, shipping our first Mac program, OverVUE, in August of 1984 (only 8 months after the debut of the original Mac 128).In fact, only one company has been shipping commercial software for the Macintosh longer than ProVUE. (Can you guess who? It's Microsoft, which shipped their original Multiplan spreadsheet only two months after the first Macintosh 128 was released.)
2011Appalicious is a companion for the Mac App Store that makes it easy and fun to discover cool apps at great prices.
2011Panorama Sheets combines the full power of a database with the familiar simplicity of a spreadsheet. It’s super fast, easy to use, and suprisingly powerful in an affordable package. Panorama Sheets is available both directly from www.provue.com and from the Mac App Store.
2010The new Panorama 6 upgrade makes Panorama faster, safer, smoother and easier than ever before. With this release Panorama is now Intel native on Mac OS X and is 100% Snow Leopard compatible (while of course also compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7). Panorama 6 includes Total Recall, which protects your valuable data from any kind of power failure or system crash.
2009With the introduction of Panorama 5.5 for Windows, the PC version has completely caught up with the user interface improvements and new features introduced for the Mac in Panorama V and 5.5.
2009The introduction of the optional Panorama Authorize.Net Gateway enables any Panorama user to set up custom Panorama database applications that automatically process credit card transactions (including charges, refunds, voids, and preauthorization). All you need to get started is an internet connection and a merchant account with Authorize.Net.
2008The official release of the Panorama Enterprise Edition Server revolutionizes multi-user database operation. Unlike traditional client/server databases that sequester all of the data on a central server, the Panorama Enterprise system distributes complete copies of shared databases across all clients. Essentially each client caches the entire database for better client performanc as well as lower network and server load. The Panorama Enterprise server acts like a traffic cop, managing record locking and updating clients as necessary.
2007Panorama 5.5 is released for Macintosh.
is the most significant
Panorama upgrade in nearly a decade. This exciting new
version includes native support for Macintosh OS X and OS 9
operating systems as well as an all new user interface,
Live Clairvoyance®, Internet Access, Speech Synthesis,
Custom Statements, Custom Functions, Live Menus, improved
programming tools, and much more!.
In 2001 Panorama 4 made our revolutionary RAM based database technology available on Windows PC systems for the first time. Panorama databases are 100% compatible between platforms.
At the ProVUE '99 conference we introduced the PanSTAR plug-in for WebSTAR. The PanSTAR plug-in brings Panorama's dynamic power to the web. Major sites that use Panorama include CNN/SI and the American Society of Media Photographers.
In the fall of 1998 we held our first ProVUE conference for two days in Los Angeles. Over fifty Panorama users attended from all over the world.
In the summer of 1997 ProVUE shipped our first Internet product, SurfScout. SurfScout makes web bookmarks manageable by putting an ultra-fast searchable bookmark database right at your fingertips! SurfScout also imports bookmarks from the web, and imports data tables too!
In 1993 ProVUE introduced Power Team, a complete organizer that combines seven modules into one integrated package: Phone Book, Calendar/To-Do List, Correspondence, Checkbook, Calculator, Expense Report, and Mailing List. All seven modules are designed from the ground up to work together and share data seamlessly. Macworld magazine calls it a "Well thought out, easy to use package" while MacUser says that Power Team "Breaks new ground in the PIM and contact management arena.".
In 1992 Panorama Direct was introduced as an affordable "run-time" version of Panorama. Panorama Direct can run any database created with a full version of Panorama, making it ideal for distributing pre-built databases either in-house or around the world. A growing number of third-party developers use Panorama Direct to distribute commercial applications developed in Panorama..
In 1991 Panorama 2.0 incorporated over 450 new features, including pop-up data entry window, Smart Dates, view-as-list forms, instant labels and reports, auto-save, and improved programmability. In 1993 version 2.1 added improved color support, QuickTime movies, new printing options, calendars, and lots of new programming features. 1993 also saw the completion of a Japanese version of Panorama which supports all double-byte Japanese characters as well as Japanese menus, alerts, and dialogs.
In 1986 work was begun on an all new database designed specifically for the Macintosh. The result, Panorama, was first released in November 1988. Panorama retained the incredible RAM based speed of OverVUE while adding a full graphical multi-window interface, MacDraw like forms, Flash Art, mail-merge, outlining, crosstabs and lookups. The result? In 1988 MacUser magazine awarded Panorama an "Eddy" award for best new database. Two minor upgrades, 1.1 and 1.5, were both released in 1989.