New Mac-Compatible Releases of RealData Software

We’ve supported the Macintosh with Excel-based products since the Mac first came out in 1984.  (In fact, way back then we received an award as one of “100 Most Important Companies on the Macintosh.”)

But a few years ago, Microsoft threw us a real curve when they dropped VBA macro functionality from Excel 2008 for the Mac.  As you may know, it’s those complex and sophisticated macros (which you can’t see) that make our software really powerful and easy to use. So our Mac users had to settle for Excel 2004 to run our software

Thankfully, Microsoft has seen the light and restored VBA in their new Excel 2011; and we wasted not a moment getting to work re-writing our products to make good use of the new Excel. It was no small task, but  now all of our products are truly Mac-compatible.

Not only will you have the advantage of Excel’s new interface and features, but you’ll now be able to use the latest versions of RealData software on your Mac — even REIA Express, Version 2 and the RealData Real Estate Calculator — and you’ll see all of our programs run at speeds that are orders of magnitude faster than they ran with Excel 2004.

(A sidebar note: Because these programs are not simply spreadsheets, Windows versions won’t work properly on the Mac and vice-versa. That’s why we created these new releases specifically for the Mac.)

We’re glad to be back offering the latest and best of our software for our loyal Mac customers.

3 comments on “New Mac-Compatible Releases of RealData Software

  1. Mike of Real Estate Leasing Software on

    the idea itself is good but this is very much restricted to mac users… and on the other hand our research says that there are not much mac users in the market especially when it comes to Real Estate Industry…

    This is just my Opinion and i would love to hear yours too.

  2. Frank Gallinelli on

    Mike – thanks for your comment — but we’re not restricted to Mac, really. Our products have always been available for Windows (and before that, for MS-DOS and even CP/M!). Indeed, you’re right — there are many more PC users in the r.e. industry, and happily we count many of them among our users. Interestingly, we had a lot of Mac customers back in the 80’s, then there was a long drop-off, but in the past few years we’ve seen a considerable resurgence in request for Mac products for real estate.

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