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Getting Familiar With Cyberdog
Cyberdog provides a rich set of Internet capabilities to component applications. while enabling developers to extend or expand their own products.

Based on
OpenDoc component software technology, Cyberdog brings Macintosh ease of use to the Internet--offering users a simple, consistent way of dealing with the wealth of Internet content and services.

Cyberdog simplifies and streamlines use of the Internet through its extensive tool set. The tight integration of these functions also enables Cyberdog to offer some advanced capabilities, such as the ability to send messages that include URLs as live links.

Cyberdog makes the Internet truly useful by allowing users to develop documents that organize Internet resources relevant to the tasks at hand. Using Cyberdog DocBuilder, anyone can create documents that include text, graphics, and Internet links or views simply by dragging in those items. Cyberdog can even be used as the interface to streamlined, customized Internet resource management.

What makes Cyberdog unique is that it lets users handle a number of disparate Internet-related functions with the same consistency that people have become accustomed to on a Macintosh system: double-click to open, drag to copy--whether it's a data file or a site's URL. That's because Cyberdog takes advantage of Apple's OpenDoc technology--which enables multiple software modules to work together as a single, seamless application--to provide a level of integration unmatched by any other Internet tool.

Customized Internet resource management

* Lets you customize documents to organize Internet resources, including mail, newsgroups, World Wide Web sites, and more.

* Allows you to create, share, and use documents with links to--and viewers of--Internet content built in.

* Supports Drag and Drop of Internet links to a Cyberdog component, the Finder, or any OpenDoc-based application that supports Macintosh Drag and Drop.

* Provides multiple Notebooks to save and organize valuable Internet sites and addresses for rapid access.

* Includes a log that automatically keeps track of where you've been--alphabetically, chronologically, or hierarchically--from which you can drag links into your Notebook, messages, or theFinder.

Powerful, integrated mail and newsgroup capabilities

* Enables you to manage multiple mail accounts and newsgroups.

* Automatically handles sorting and filing of incoming mail and newsgroups into multiple mail trays.

* Allows you to create e-mail and newsgroup messages that include styled text, graphics, Internet links, and files.

* Allows fast, indexed searching through the entire content of mail messages--not just names and addresses--and returns relevancy-ranked results.

* Displays newsgroups hierarchically.

* Lets you read and post news in the same easy way that you handle your mail.

Compatibility with existing Internet services and standards

* Supports standard Internet protocols through a simple, consistent interface: web (HTML 2.0), FTP, Gopher, mail (POP3/SMTP), newsgroups (NNTP), MIME 1.0 for mail/news text, Telnet.

* Comes with integrated, consistent viewers that automatically display the most common Internet data types: text, PICT, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, QuickTime, sound (.au, .WAV,and .AIFF).

Just for Developers

If you're a developer, the modular nature and open APIs that characterize Cyberdog software enable you to create components that either replace its existing components or extend its functionality. You can also use Cyberdog components to give your OpenDoc-based software

Internet capabilities--either by incorporating a single component to give your application a particular Internet-related feature, or by integrating all of the Cyberdog components with your application to provide more broad-based nternet functionality.

* Lets you easily add or expand Cyberdog components, which are all written to public APIs.

* Supports use of those components in any OpenDoc-based application.

* Allows you to combine Cyberdog and other OpenDoc components with customized documents to create custom solutions.


Copyright 1996 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh,OpenDoc, and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.A. and other countries. Cyberdog, Finder, and the nternet logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Apollo 2000 is a worldwide Cyberdog licensee.