Updates

The following updates have been made to this site.  Updates are the result of new materials being received and are generally scheduled at the earliest convenience of our staff.

Added Beagle Screens to the Software Section


Thanks to a contribution by Stavros Karatsoridis, we now have the rare Beagle slideshow application, Beagle Screens in the Vintage software download section.

Added History Section

We added the history section, which contains a number of interviews with Beagle Bros employees and founding members.  (Thanks to Brian Wiser for the additions)

Added Books Section, Big Tip Book

We have now added the books section to the website along with The Big Tip Book by Bert Kersey and Bill Sanders.  Our thanks to Andrew Erickson for scanning this book for us. 

Added Graphics 6 and 7

Thanks to the efforts of Brian Wiser, we now have two new graphics sections in the Beagle Bros Software Repository.  Sections 6 and 7 of the graphics contain some of the more obscure items, searched out over the past two years by Brian.  They are now available for everyone's enjoyment and download.

Alternative Apple Mechanic Disk Added

Thanks to Cristian Ramirez, we now have a alternative version of Apple Mechanic which has been added to the Apple Mechanic software download.

Beagle News Special -- Mark Simonsen to Keynote KansasFest 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO -- December 22, 2009 -- Mark Simonsen, employee number three and later owner of Beagle Bros, will be the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2010. At Beagle Bros, whose popular software products for the Apple II hobbyist demonstrated the publisher's quirky sense of humor, Mark developed software including Flex Type, Beagle BASIC, Beagle Graphics, Triple-Dump, and Double-Take. In the early 1980s, Mark decided that he "wanted to work with the Apple for the rest of [his] life," a statement that captures the enthusiasm and spirit of Mark, Beagle Bros, and many Apple II users.

Beagle Bros started in 1980 under the direction of Bert Kersey to provide software to casual users of the Apple II. A year and a half after graduating with a degree in computer science from Brigham Young University, Mark "fell in love with the Apple." Mark published Flex Type through Beagle Bros in 1982, joined the company as a programmer in 1983, and bought it in 1987 at the age of 29.

Besides software like Shape Mechanic, GPLE, and DOS Boss for budding programmers, Beagle Bros produced books, posters, and even advertisements full of clever and useful tidbits demonstrating the capabilities of the Apple II. Later, the company produced highly regarded productivity software like Platinum Paint, BeagleWrite GS, and the TimeOut line of AppleWorks add-ons. Beagle Bros earned many loyal followers thanks to the combination of quality products, enthusiasm, and humor.

Mark sold the company's product line in 1991 and 1992 to Quality Computers. Today, Mark helps save memories as the CEO of iPreserve, a company specializing in photo, film, video, and document preservation.

KansasFest 2010, the 21st annual Apple II conference, is set for July 20th through July 25th at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. KansasFest was originally hosted by Resource Central and has been brought to you by the KFest Committee since 1995. Any and all Apple II and Macintosh users, fans, and friends are invited to attend this year's "summer camp for geeks." Registration details will be announced on the KansasFest Web site in early 2010. Please heed the warning from Beagle Bros and refrain from feeding your disks to alligators. For photos, schedules, and presentations from past year's events, please visit the event's official Web site at http://www.kansasfest.org/

CONTACT:
KansasFest 2010
http://www.kansasfest.org/
http://twitter.com/kansasfest/

Graphics Library 5 Added

Thanks to the efforts of Brian Wiser, the Beagle Bros Software Repository is now proud to announce the immediate availability of the Graphics Library 5, a new collection of graphics from Beagle Bros which were included in various publications.

Updated Graphics library 4

Thanks to Brian Wiser, we now have better quality graphics for some of the Graphics in Graphics Library 4.

Added Beagle Bros Graphics 4

This is a collection of Beagle Bros Graphics submitted by Brian Wiser.  Originally appearing in the Nibble Magazine Collection, these graphics further the legacy of the hilarious aspect of the Beagle Bros Legacy.  All of them are now available on the Beagle Bros Software Repository.

Fixed issue with DOSBoss Program Archive

Several of you pointed out that the DOSBoss archive actually contained the DiskQuik archive.  This issue has been resolved and the proper archive is now downloadable.  Thanks to all who pointed out this problem.

Began adding TimeOut Series

We have begun adding the first installment of the TimeOut Series.  If you see something that is not there, feel free to contact us.  At this point we have 16 TimeOut series packages.  The first eight are currently being added with the 2nd bunch of 8 expected to be available in about 2 weeks. (i.e. 30th of January,2009.)

Added Pro-Byter to Software section

Thanks to the kind donation of the Pro-Byter Manual and Reference Card scans by George Karpel, we are now able to announce the immediate availability of the Pro-Byter package from the Vintage Software section.

Updated Tip Book # 1

Thanks to Michael Mahon for upgrading the graphics quality and pointing out some issues with the initial PDF of the Apple II Tip Book One.  We have uploaded the new PDF to the site and it is now available.

Time Out Series Part I is coming January 10th

Thanks to the efforts of Warren Ernst to track down all of the original authors and get their permission, we are now beginning to release the Timeout series.  The first part of this series will be available here on January 10th with Part II to come sometime later in the month.  Eight packages will be released on the 10th complete with disk images and manuals all in PDF format.  

Stay tuned for more as we update the site.

Added Apple II Tip Book One to Catalogs

This was the 1980-81 Tip book also known as One.  It has been generously donated to us by Rick Hohler and is completely searchable.

Moved the I.O. SIlver game to Other Software

After the re-sectioning of the software section on the site, we have moved the I.O. Silver and the Beagle Bag packages to that section.

Added Beagle Bag

Thanks to Brian Wiser, George Karpel, and Stavros Karatsoridis, we now have the complete Beagle Bag package up and ready for your downloading pleasure.

Restructured the Software Section

We restructured the Software section this week splitting it into three sections;  Vintage, Timeout Series, and Other.  We had all of the software in a single section but with the introduction of the other Beagle Bros items to the website, we needed to make the site a bit easier to understand for our users.


The Timeout series and the Other items will be added as we complete the scans of the manuals.  if you have scans of the Beagle Bros Timeout series manuals already, feel free to let us know and we will be more than happy to add them to the site and include your name in the contributors list.

Added Beagle Bros Graphics 1, 2, 3

Added three sections of the iconic Beagle Bros graphics that they produced in various periodicals and advertisements during the existence of the company.  Our thanks go out to Brian Wiser for providing these items.

Added Beagle Bros Logos to the Graphics Section

Thanks to the efforts of Brian Wiser, we now have 6 different logos used by Beagle Bros in the Graphics Section.


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