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History

For over 25 years now, World Software Corporation has demonstrated a singular commitment to document management, pursuing its vision even as competitors have left the market or changed direction.

The History of World Software by CEO Thomas Burke
PowerPoint Show / 30 Minutes

Pioneering the field of document management

World Software was launched in May 1988 to market the innovative utility EXTEND-A-NAME, which liberated desktop computer users from MS-DOS’s frustrating file-naming restrictions. EXTEND-A-NAME users benefited from descriptive long file names years before Windows 95 implemented them with similar technology.

Critical acclaim greeted the 1989 release of EXTEND-A-NAME Plus, a full file manager with networking support. World Software’s leadership in file and document management was confirmed in 1991 with EXTEND-A-FILE, a full-featured Document Management System for MS-DOS. This product introduced fully customizable profiles, indexed text searching, and version control. In 1992, World Software introduced EXTEND-A-FILE Plus, enabling multiple organizational units throughout a business to custom-tailor control over all of their electronic files.

Later in 1992, World Software moved to Microsoft Windows with the announcement of Worldox. Rewritten from the ground up, Worldox featured the now-famous “Outside/In” file viewer—the first legal document manager to incorporate this product.

Worldox Version 2.0, released in 1994, incorporated ISYS, the best-of-breed text search engine. World Software required ISYS to provide both profile and text indexing — a strategy that allows Worldox to use only a single search engine, simplifying maintenance.

Worldox 96 featured the latest version of ISYS, Version 4.0. In 1998, World Software shipped Worldox 8.0, featuring Group Security, Domains for extensive WAN support, and other major enhancements. World Software continued to extend the boundaries of document and email management with Worldox/Web in 1999, Worldox 2000 and Worldox 2002.

In 2008, World Software introduced Worldox/Web Mobile. A single product with a breakthrough solution for secure, 24/7 remote access to documents from Web browsers and an extensive array of portable devices, including iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Java-enabled smartphones.

A new generation of innovation, from email management to remote access

Most recently, World Software introduced Worldox GX3, the most powerful version of Worldox ever created. Worldox GX3, released in 2012, offers comprehensive email profiling, stronger security, new document retention features, improved interface, and many other user interface improvements. It now also offers both public and private cloud models along with classic LAN/WAN



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