Enable Software

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Enable Software, Inc. was a privately held software development company located in Ballston Lake, New York. Enable was founded in 1984[1] by Ron Quake and Bob Hamilton.[2]

The company's flagship product, called Enable was an integrated office suite for IBM PC compatibles. The suite included a word processor, a 3D spreadsheet, a relational database, and integrated communications. In 1992 Enable Office added electronic mail, and calendaring software. At that time the company estimated it had more than one million users of its products.[3] Enable 4.5 was released in April, 1992, with support for OS/2 2.0.[4] In 1993 it introduced JetForm for Enable, "a mail-enabled forms designer for Microsoft Windows."[5]

Another Product of Enable, PowerLine, was a multi-protocol terminal client for Windows similar to Hyperterminal released in 1993.[6]

Enable ceased operations in 1997. At that time there were an estimated 190,000 active users of Enable products.[7]


  1. ^ New York Companies, USA. "ENABLE SOFTWARE, INC". Retrieved Feb 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Profiles In Technical Excellence (1985)". PCMAG. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  3. ^ Enable Software. "Press release". Retrieved Feb 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Hamilton, Rosemary (April 6, 1992). "Enable 4.5 application package ships". Computerworld. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Hammett, Jim (June 21, 1993). "Enable debuts workflow line with forms designer". Infoworld. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  6. ^ Hammett, Jim (April 5, 1993). "Windows package offers keyboard chatting feature". InfoWorld. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  7. ^ Promises Kept, LLC. "Enable Integrated Software Support". Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved Feb 16, 2014.

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