Software comes and software goes. Most that fall into the latter category deserve their fate, because either they weren't very good or they were superseded by a better option. Though such also-rans are soon forgotten, some defunct software still holds our affections, whether because nothing as good has come along or because it was our "first love" in a category. Software may seem a funny thing to be sentimental about, but when you use a tool every day, you can grow quite fond of it. We ransacked
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It might be hard to believe that a contact manager and calendar program could inspire such loyalty and affection, but this software wasn't always part of a standard PC setup. When Now Software came out with Up-To-Date and Contact in the mid-1990s, it opened a new world of possibilities to Mac users. They could view their networked colleagues' calendars and schedule a meeting for everyone at once or drag a contact name onto a calendar to create an appointment. The programs never made a smooth transition to OS X, however, and development finally halted this year.