Next-Generation Task and Project Management Suite For Personal Users and Collaborative Groups

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Brain Murmurs announces the Mentat Organizer, a simple and powerful system for personal and collaborative task and project management. The system can be accessed quickly and easily from web browsers or a variety of handheld devices. The Mentat service will go live on September 15, 2007 and an office-installable version of the product will be available later this year.

I really wish that other web applications supported our 'tab out' feature

Brain Murmurs, Inc, a Seattle-based software research and development company, has announced a new personal and collaborative task management service. The multi-faceted service, known as Mentat, tightly integrates personal and group tasks into a single, unified interface that can be accessed from both desktop browsers and mobile devices.

"We developed Mentat as a sort of defensive maneuver. We work on several different projects internally as well as a large number of projects for external customers," said Daniel Pasco, the company's CEO and chief engineer. "Keeping track of everything we have to do is a mind-boggling endeavor and existing products, such as Basecamp, simply aren't sophisticated enough to manage anything but the most basic projects. Mentat addresses our needs handily now and we've got even better enhancements on the way."

Mentat's web interface pushes beyond conventional Web 2.0 standards with innovative user interface features, including a Getting Things Done®-influenced "to do" view that allows users flooded with tasks to focus on a manageable subset of their overall workload.

"I really wish that other web applications supported our 'tab out' feature," said Garrett Kelly, a senior engineer at Brain Murmurs. "It is a really cool way to enter information quickly without breaking your stride." Mr. Kelly also noted that the application's mobile interface provided a rapid way to access existing data or enter new information from mobile phones and PDAs.

Mentat will be available as a free, ad-driven service for casual users. A richer feature set, included shared projects, will also be available for $10/month per user. A stand-alone version of the service suitable for installing at corporations is slated for later in the year.

The Mentat website is scheduled to go live on September 15th, 2007.

For more information:
Daniel Pasco
Brain Murmurs
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About Brain Murmurs, Inc.
Brain Murmurs was established in 2001 as a parallel supercomputing research and development firm. The company is building a productive suite of development tools and network architectures to enable rapid development of applications for heterogeneous, clustered computing systems. The company is also pursuing innovative design ideas in scientific computing, distributed and embedded systems, and enterprise network services.

Brain Murmurs develops applications for commodity and high-end computer clusters, as well as handheld devices. Brain Murmurs is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and can be found on the web at

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