Although only founded in August 2002, intellegit's
products have been in use since 1995 when the freeware
Messenger software was released on the
RISC OS platform, offering an attractive,
easy to use interface for reading mail and news, at a time when the market
was dominated by software requiring a degree of technical skill to set up and
use. Messenger was an immediate success and
quickly came to dominate the freeware market, gaining an impressive reputation
for usability yet also offering advanced features not found in the
As the platform's commercial internet software market developed, so did
Messenger and the commercial
was released through R-Comp in 1999,
building on the successes of the freeware version and adding yet more advanced
features and improving usability. Messenger Pro
was awarded the
Good Net-Keeping Seal of Approval in 2000,
recognising its adherence to internet standards and promotion of good user
practice. Now, having fought off stiff competition,
Messenger Pro is the most popular commercial
mail and news client available for RISC OS, and is considered by its users to
be the best on any platform.
In an attempt to increase Messenger's market, a port to the Linux and
Windows platforms was started in 2001, code-named
Gemini. As this began to take shape,
it was recognised that a full time effort would be required to successfully
develop and market this new software, hence intellegit
was incorporated as a limited company in 2002 and now undertakes software
development and IT consultancy services.
philosophy is based on the premise that there are many new and
emerging technologies available which could be of benefit to many people, yet
due only to the lack of a good user interface, most lack the skills needed to take
advantage of them.
aim therefore is to make these technologies accessible to everybody, challenging
established solutions with new alternatives that offer significant usability,
cost, security and performance benefits, together with advanced features
that have previously only been available to a tiny elite of users.
intellegit ltd. is registered as a limited company in England and Wales,
registration number 4517959.