Individual Software is a leading publisher and developer of award-winning education, business, and personal productivity software for consumers, schools, businesses, and government. The Company has empowered millions of home, school, and office computer users to excel in their daily lives and has provided essential computer training and career development solutions to thousands of Fortune 500 corporations, colleges and universities, and career centers. Founded in 1981, Individual Software Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Pleasanton, California.
Individual Software's commitment to innovation, excellence, and value is demonstrated in over 100 software products and services. Affordable, high-quality software titles provide education and training, develop computer skills, facilitate career development, and help people and businesses achieve success. Individual Software has won numerous awards for its desktop software and web-based solutions from industry associations, publications, resellers, and distributors.
Consumer Software Products
Professor Teaches® is the #1 brand of interactive computer training for the leading software applications of Microsoft®, Adobe, and Intuit. Professor Teaches courses offer a complete training solution, from beginner to advanced topics, with hundreds of practical exercises designed to help users build essential skills quickly and effectively for over sixty titles. Unlike a videotape or classroom, users receive immediate and practical experience, which rapidly increases productivity.
Resume & Career Development
ResumeMaker® is the #1 selling career development and job search software. ResumeMaker Professional and ResumeMaker Ultimate, include powerful features that help job seekers write better resumes, land better jobs, and earn higher salaries, including ResumeMaker On-the-Go App. Whether candidates are actively searching for work, ready to advance their career, or updating their resume, job seekers trust ResumeMaker more than any other brand.
AnyTime Organizer and Organizer Pro are the easiest-to-use personal organizers available to both home users and business professionals. These organizers include all the powerful tools business professionals and home office users need to keep track of their schedule, to-do list, contacts, expenses, and notes, whether in the office, at home, or on the road.
Home & Garden Design
Total 3D Home and Landscape Design products provide all the tools that home owners need to quickly visualize home improvement and landscape projects. Whether they are remodeling a house, decorating a room, or designing a dream home and landscape, everything is included. Users can view photo-realistic images of improvements to a home's interior and exterior bringing their imagination to life.
Genealogy & Family Trees
Every family has unique stories and precious memories. Family Tree Heritage provides all the tools family researchers need to discover these rich and exciting family stories and to preserve their heritage for future generations. This innovative program has everything a genealogist needs to discover, organize, and share their family's history.
Typing Instructor Platinum and Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum, are the #1 selling typing software for retail, e-commerce and schools. Typing Quick & Easy, Typing Instructor Deluxe, and Typing Instructor for Business also help students, business professionals, and home users improve their keyboarding skills and become more productive at home and in the office. For beginners to experienced typists, Typing Instructor improves skills while making learning fast, easy, and fun.
Photo & Video Creativity
The Photo Expressions Suite including Photo Expressions Platinum, Video Expressions Platinum, Media Expressions Platinum, and SlideShow Expressions Deluxe, are easy-to-learn digital programs with powerful features for home users. Powerful editing tools and special effects provide everything you need to create impressive projects to share in person or online with family and friends.
Business Planning & Business Tools
For entrepreneurs and business owners who are starting a new business or expanding an existing organization, Business PlanMaker Professional helps create professional business plans that ensure financial success. BizTools Pro, Small Business Advantage, and other Business Software provide businesses with all of the resources they need to build their business or launch a new business and be ready for every opportunity to grow their company!
The Learn to Speak language series provides programs for learning Spanish, English, French, and German. Learn to Speak is the #1 leading brand of Immersion Learning. The Flexible Immersion System places you into real-world scenarios where you interact with native speakers to learn more quickly. No other brand offers more personalization or tailors your learning objectives to your specific needs.
Since 1981, Individual Software has been a leading provider of award-winning educational, business, and personal productivity software. Jo-L Hendrickson, founder, Chairman, and CEO of Individual Software, recognized that people were eager to learn and take advantage of the power the personal computer had to offer. Realizing the need for basic information and computer training, Hendrickson led the development of Individual Software's first product, PC Instructor, which is widely recognized as the first, commercially successful PC-based training software. Subsequent products, such as the Professor Teaches series and Typing Instructor helped the company grow for the next decade.
In 1989, Individual Software expanded into personal and business productivity software with ResumeMaker, the flagship of its personal productivity product line, cited as a "blockbuster", by the New York Times. In 1992, Individual Software introduced AnyTime Organizer, the #1 best-selling personal organizer, and the popular genealogy product Family Tree Heritage.
Through the decade of the 1990's, Individual Software developed a suite of innovative tools to enhance each line of best-selling software and invented several technologies that are patented. The Company continues its success with consumer products garnering market shares within their respective categories in the consumer retail channel and e-commerce sales. The Company also developed a business training division to provide training solutions for corporate needs in the business-to-business market.
With the proliferation of the Internet, Individual Software transitioned its career development, typing instruction, and training solutions into web-based services, allowing users to access these products and services directly through the Internet. Corporations can also provide training to employees via their intranet or network.
Individual Software is continuing to add new product lines and enhance products with increased research and technology. The Professor Teaches training and Typing Instructor dominate the market in addition to the continuing success of ResumeMaker and AnyTime Organizer, and the addition of Total 3D Home and Landscape, Learn to Speak, and Business Planning & Tools products. Individual Software is adding to its growing list of accomplishments in 2011 with the occasion of the Company's 30th Anniversary.