Checkout: Point of Sale for Mac Public Beta Released

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Today Checkout, the new point of sale application for the Mac, went into public beta. Checkout takes ease of use into the realm of retail business software.

Today Checkout, the new Point of Sale application for the Mac, went into public beta.

As a full featured business application the greatest innovation in Checkout is its unprecedented ease of use.

"We were trying to find a new Point of Sale system for the store we worked at. Because we couldn't find anything good enough, we decided to create it ourselves." says Koen Bok, one of Checkout's creators.

Besides saving time usually spent getting comfortable with a business application, Checkout saves time every single day you work with it. With instant search capabilities and a wide selection of keyboard shortcuts available throughout Checkout's clear interface, you always have the information and capabilities you need at your fingertips.

This makes Checkout the perfect fit for all retailers who want to spend more time with their customers and less with their computers.

Checkout can be used for:

  • quick checkout in a retail store
  • detailed personalized quotes, orders and invoices
  • management of stock and purchases


  • easy to use, quick to learn
  • powerful tools, like allocating all fresh stock to backorders with a single click
  • statistics and reports to quickly get a store overview
  • tracks every transaction for GAAP compliant accounting

Key Points:

  • designed and created from the ground up over the last two years
  • the only Intel-native point of sale system for the Mac
  • end-user experience as the focal point of development
  • beta available today
  • first commercial release will ship Q4 2006

More information:

Beta available from:


Checkout brings a powerful new way to run retail businesses and is leading the new wave of user-friendly business applications that is bound to grow bigger over the coming years.

Company info:

madebysofa is an interface design and software company, who's primary mission is to bring software with great interfaces to areas where usability is often considered an afterthought. "We rather make beautiful things" -

Press contacts:

  • Dirk Stoop - dirk @ - +31 6 28 129 723
  • Koen Bok - koen @ - +31 6 15 526 526

NFR contact:

nfr @

Notes for editors:

  • For screenshots and other press materials please visit
  • "Madebysofa", the Madebysofa logo and the Checkout logo are trademarks of Madebysofa BVIO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


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