Dec 162017
 
Official Master Catalog of Shareware products published by members of the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP) and available on BBS's. Describes each product & in many cases identifies a BBS where you can D/L it.

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Official master catalog of shareware products
published by members of the Association of
Shareware Professionals (ASP) and available
on BBSs. Describes each product and in many
cases identifies a specific BBS where you can
download it. Products grouped by subject and
cross-referenced to authors' addresses. (See
corresponding UPDxxxx.ZIP update file, too.)


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Contents


ASP Shareware Catalog for BBS Users (Master Edition) 2

Chapter 1: How to read this catalog 3
1.1 Minimum requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.2 Registration benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
1.3 Sample product description . . . . . . . . . 5


Part 1: Shareware Products


Chapter 2: Utilities 8
2.1 Disk utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.1.1 Disk cataloging . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.1.2 Hard disk utilities . . . . . . . . . . 16
2.1.3 Floppy disk utilities . . . . . . . . . 29
2.2 File utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
2.2.1 Backup/restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
2.2.2 Encryption & security . . . . . . . . . 40
2.2.3 File archivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
2.2.4 File comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
2.2.5 File conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
2.2.6 File viewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
2.3 Hardware utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
2.3.1 CPU & memory utilities . . . . . . . . . 52
2.3.2 Keyboard utilities . . . . . . . . . . . 54
2.3.3 Screen utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
2.3.3.1 EGA/VGA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
2.3.4 286/386/486 utilities . . . . . . . . . 56
2.4 Printer utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
2.4.1 Printer control . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
2.4.2 Bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
2.4.3 Printer specific . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
2.4.3.1 Epson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
2.4.3.2 HP DeskJet . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
2.4.3.3 HP LaserJet . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
2.4.3.4 PostScript . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
2.4.4 Envelope addressers . . . . . . . . . . 77
2.5 System Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
2.5.1 Operating systems . . . . . . . . . . . 80
2.5.2 Multi-OS utilities . . . . . . . . . . . 81
2.5.3 Command processors . . . . . . . . . . . 81
2.5.4 Batch & macro utilities . . . . . . . . 83
2.5.5 Configuration utilities . . . . . . . . 88
2.5.6 Recovery utilities . . . . . . . . . . . 92
2.5.7 Screen capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
2.5.8 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
2.6 Desktop utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
2.6.1 Multi-function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

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2.6.2 Calculators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
2.6.3 Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
2.6.4 Clocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
2.6.5 Phone dialers . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
2.6.5.1 Rolodex programs . . . . . . . . 108
2.6.6 Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
2.6.7 Notepads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
2.6.8 Personal information managers (PIMs) . 110
2.6.9 Time management . . . . . . . . . . . 115
2.6.10 Journal/diary programs . . . . . . . 117
2.7 Menu systems & file managers . . . . . . . 118
2.7.1 Menu systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
2.7.2 File managers . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
2.7.3 Combined MS/FMs . . . . . . . . . . . 133
2.7.4 MS/FMs for developers . . . . . . . . 135
2.7.5 Work environment managers . . . . . . 136
2.7.6 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
2.7.6.1 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
2.8 Security programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
2.8.1 Virus/Trojan detectors . . . . . . . . 138
2.8.2 Virus cleanup/removal . . . . . . . . 140
2.8.3 System activity monitors . . . . . . . 140
2.8.4 File integrity monitors . . . . . . . 140
2.9 Special needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
2.9.1 Vision-impaired utilities . . . . . . 140
2.10 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
2.10.1 For multiple programs . . . . . . . . 141
2.10.2 For Sidekick . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
2.10.2.1 Sidekick Plus specific . . . . . 142
2.10.3 For PC Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
2.10.3.1 Deluxe Shell specific . . . . . 143
2.10.4 For 4DOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
2.10.5 For Lotus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
2.10.6 For Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
2.10.6.1 For Norton Guides . . . . . . . 145
2.10.6.2 For Norton Utilities . . . . . . 145
2.10.7 For PKWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
2.10.7.1 For PKZIP/PKUNZIP . . . . . . . 145
2.10.8 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
2.11 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Chapter 3: Writing applications 149
3.1 Text editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
3.2 Text organizers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
3.3 Word processors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
3.4 Desktop publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
3.5 File format translators . . . . . . . . . . 164
3.6 Dictionaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
3.7 Document boilerplates . . . . . . . . . . . 167
3.7.1 Business specific . . . . . . . . . . 167
3.7.2 Legal specific . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
3.8 Creativity & brainstorming . . . . . . . . 168
3.9 Writing utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
3.10 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

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3.10.1 For multiple programs . . . . . . . . 170
3.10.2 For Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
3.10.2.1 Word for Windows . . . . . . . . 171
3.10.3 For WordPerfect . . . . . . . . . . . 172
3.10.4 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
3.11 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

Chapter 4: Spreadsheet applications 175
4.1 Spreadsheet programs . . . . . . . . . . . 175
4.2 Boilerplates/templates . . . . . . . . . . 177
4.3 Spreadsheet utilities . . . . . . . . . . . 177
4.4 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
4.4.1 For multiple programs . . . . . . . . 177
4.4.2 For Lotus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
4.5 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Chapter 5: Database applications 178
5.1 Relational database managers . . . . . . . 178
5.2 Flat-file database managers . . . . . . . . 183
5.3 Mailing label systems . . . . . . . . . . . 188
5.4 File format translators . . . . . . . . . . 195
5.5 Freeform/text database managers . . . . . . 195
5.6 Keypunch programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
5.7 Database utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
5.8 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
5.8.1 For multiple programs . . . . . . . . 198
5.8.2 For dBASE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
5.8.2.1 dBASE III specific . . . . . . . 200
5.8.3 For FoxPro/FoxBASE+ . . . . . . . . . 202
5.8.4 For Clipper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
5.8.5 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
5.9 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

Chapter 6: Data 209
6.1 Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
6.2 Mapping data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
6.3 Marketing data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
6.3.1 Shareware specific . . . . . . . . . . 209
6.4 World facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
6.5 Zip codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
6.6 Area codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
6.7 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
6.7.1 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
6.8 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Chapter 7: Communications 214
7.1 General purpose modem communications . . . 214
7.2 Service-specific programs . . . . . . . . . 215
7.2.1 For CompuServe . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
7.2.2 For GEnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
7.2.3 For Prodigy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
7.2.4 For MCImail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
7.3 Bulletin board software . . . . . . . . . . 218
7.3.1 Bulletin board utilities . . . . . . . 219

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7.4 Call logging & analysis software . . . . . 220
7.4.1 Phone bill analyzers . . . . . . . . . 221
7.5 Modem-based graphics applications . . . . . 221
7.6 File format translators . . . . . . . . . . 221
7.7 File transfer protocols . . . . . . . . . . 222
7.8 Fax software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
7.9 Terminal emulators . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
7.10 Communication utilities . . . . . . . . . 223
7.11 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
7.11.1 For multiple programs . . . . . . . . 224
7.11.2 For TAPCIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
7.11.3 For Wildcat! . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
7.11.4 For PCBoard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
7.11.5 For Qmodem . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
7.11.6 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
7.12 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

Chapter 8: Business 228
8.1 Business finances . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
8.1.1 Business accounting . . . . . . . . . 229
8.1.2 Point-of-sale systems . . . . . . . . 240
8.1.3 Billing systems . . . . . . . . . . . 244
8.1.4 Purchase order systems . . . . . . . . 249
8.1.5 Payroll systems . . . . . . . . . . . 249
8.2 Inventory systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
8.3 Equipment use & maintenance . . . . . . . . 256
8.4 Project management . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
8.4.1 Project bidding & costing . . . . . . 260
8.4.1.1 Decision analysis tools . . . . . 261
8.5 Client management . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
8.6 Specific-field systems . . . . . . . . . . 267
8.6.1 Food services . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
8.6.2 Legal & law enforcement . . . . . . . 268
8.6.3 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
8.6.4 Medical & dental . . . . . . . . . . . 271
8.6.5 Real estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
8.7 File format translators . . . . . . . . . . 275
8.8 Forms generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
8.8.1 Forms fillers . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
8.8.2 Forms processing . . . . . . . . . . . 277
8.8.3 Forms collections . . . . . . . . . . 277
8.9 Sales aids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
8.10 Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
8.11 Work-at-home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
8.12 Training aids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
8.12.1 Lecturing programs . . . . . . . . . 282
8.13 Business utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
8.14 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
8.14.1 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
8.15 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286

Chapter 9: Finances 289
9.1 Stock trading & analysis . . . . . . . . . 289
9.2 Personal finances . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

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9.2.1 Finances & budgets . . . . . . . . . . 295
9.2.2 Checkbook managers . . . . . . . . . . 304
9.3 File format translators . . . . . . . . . . 306
9.4 Portfolio management . . . . . . . . . . . 307
9.5 Finance utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
9.6 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310

Chapter 10: Engineering 312
10.1 Civil engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
10.2 Electrical engineering . . . . . . . . . . 312
10.3 Industrial engineering . . . . . . . . . . 314
10.4 Numerical control . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
10.5 Structural analysis . . . . . . . . . . . 333
10.6 Engineering utilities . . . . . . . . . . 333
10.7 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
10.7.1 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
10.8 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

Chapter 11: Mathematics 336
11.1 General math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
11.2 Mandelbrot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
11.3 Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
11.4 Mathematical utilities . . . . . . . . . . 341
11.5 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

Chapter 12: Programming 343
12.1 CASE tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
12.2 Desktop tools for programmers . . . . . . 343
12.3 Language translators . . . . . . . . . . . 345
12.4 Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
12.4.1 Assembler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
12.4.2 BASIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
12.4.3 C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
12.4.3.1 C++ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
12.4.4 Pascal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
12.4.4.1 OOP Pascal for DOS (Borland) . . 359
12.4.5 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
12.5 `Make' utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
12.6 Hypertext/hypermedia . . . . . . . . . . . 361
12.7 Software testing aids . . . . . . . . . . 363
12.8 Programming utilities . . . . . . . . . . 363
12.9 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
12.9.1 For multiple programs . . . . . . . . 367
12.9.2 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
12.10 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371

Chapter 13: Education 373
13.1 Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
13.2 Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
13.3 Junior high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
13.4 High school . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
13.5 College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
13.6 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
13.7 Foreign language . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386

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13.8 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
13.8.1 Operating system tutors . . . . . . . 387
13.8.2 Typing tutors . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
13.9 Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
13.9.1 Gradebooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
13.10 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
13.11 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
13.12 Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
13.13 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
13.13.1 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
13.14 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403

Chapter 14: Graphics 406
14.1 Viewing programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
14.2 Drawing programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
14.3 Paint programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
14.3.1 Graphics diversions . . . . . . . . . 412
14.4 Presentation graphics . . . . . . . . . . 412
14.5 CAD/CAM applications . . . . . . . . . . . 413
14.6 Business applications . . . . . . . . . . 415
14.7 File format translators . . . . . . . . . 416
14.8 Tools & utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
14.8.1 Screen capture . . . . . . . . . . . 417
14.9 Ready-made graphic images . . . . . . . . 418
14.9.1 Multi-format images . . . . . . . . . 418
14.9.2 PCX images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
14.10 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
14.10.1 For AutoCAD . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
14.10.2 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
14.11 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423

Chapter 15: Home & hobby 425
15.1 Astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
15.2 Collecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
15.3 Fortune telling & astrology . . . . . . . 437
15.4 Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
15.5 Genealogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
15.6 Ham radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
15.7 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
15.7.1 Food/dietary/kitchen . . . . . . . . 446
15.7.2 Exercise/fitness . . . . . . . . . . 448
15.8 Household automation . . . . . . . . . . . 449
15.9 Movies & video tapes . . . . . . . . . . . 449
15.10 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
15.11 Lottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
15.12 Personalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
15.13 Planes, trains & automobiles . . . . . . 459
15.14 Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
15.15 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
15.15.1 Handicapping software . . . . . . . 466
15.15.1.1 For other . . . . . . . . . . . 466
15.16 Reading (and writing, too) . . . . . . . 466
15.17 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466
15.17.1 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466

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15.18 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467

Chapter 16: Religion & philosophy 471
16.1 The Bible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471
16.1.1 Bible programs . . . . . . . . . . . 471
16.1.2 Bible text . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471
16.2 Software for houses of worship . . . . . . 471
16.3 New age/occult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473
16.4 Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474
16.4.1 Metaphysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474
16.5 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474
16.5.1 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474

Chapter 17: Games 475
17.1 Practical jokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475
17.2 Jokes & humor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
17.3 Sayings & stories . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
17.4 Board games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
17.4.1 Mahjong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
17.4.2 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
17.5 Arcade games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480
17.6 Card games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
17.6.1 Poker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
17.6.2 Solitaire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
17.7 Non-card games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492
17.7.1 Solitaire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492
17.8 Casino games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
17.9 War games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
17.10 Simulators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493
17.10.1 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494
17.11 Star Trek & Star Wars . . . . . . . . . . 496
17.12 Trivia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497
17.13 Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 498
17.14 Word games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
17.14.1 Cryptanalysis . . . . . . . . . . . 508
17.15 Pinball/paddleball . . . . . . . . . . . 508
17.16 Strategy/simulation . . . . . . . . . . . 509
17.17 Puzzles, mix & match . . . . . . . . . . 514
17.18 For adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
17.19 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
17.19.1 For multiple programs . . . . . . . 515
17.19.2 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516
17.20 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516

Chapter 18: About shareware 518
18.1 Assn. Shareware Professionals . . . . . . 518
18.2 Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
18.3 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523

Chapter 19: Other 524
19.1 Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524
19.1.1 For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524
19.2 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524

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Part 2: Appendixes


Appendix A: Author addresses 527

Appendix B: Vendor addresses 572

Appendix C: Bulletin Boards 595

Appendix D: Retired shareware 615

Appendix E: Sorted list of all programs 616

Index 635

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ASP Shareware Catalog for BBS Users (Master Edition)
rd st
3 volume, 1 edition
Published August 1, 1992

Copyright 1992 by the Association of Shareware Professionals
(ASP), a non-profit organization; all rights reserved. Any
specific hardware/software names used in this catalog are the
(registered) trademarks of specific companies. Individuals,
bulletin board systems, national information systems, non-profit
organizations, and government agencies may freely distribute this
document in electronic form. For-profit disk vendor companies
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mission from the Association of Shareware Professionals. Write
to the ASP at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442.

The programs & services described in this catalog come from
members of the Association of Shareware Professionals. This
catalog may not list every ASP-member product and it may not be
current. Send all comments about the catalog to the above
address, or to CompuServe userID 70007,4004, or as a message in
the CompuServe SHAREWARE forum.

ASP strives to produce accurate catalogs BUT this publication may
contain any number of typographical, graphical, printing, or
interpretation errors.

"These programs are produced by members of the Associa-
tion of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to
make sure that the shareware principle works for you.
If you are unable to resolve a shareware-related problem
with an ASP member by contacting the member directly,
ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can help you
resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but
does not provide technical support for members'
products. Please write to the ASP Ombudsman at 545
Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 or send a Compuserve
message via Compuserve Mail to ASP Ombuds-
man 70007,3536". The Ombudsman may be contacted by FAX
by sending to the ASP FAX number: (616) 788-2765. In
communication with the Ombudsman please include a tele-
phone number and/or FAX if available.

Please write to the ASP at the above address if you have any
comments or questions about this catalog.

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Chapter 1
How to read this catalog

ASP members have supplied product descriptions for each shareware
application they offer. The catalog groups them by subject
matter and lists them alphabetically. If you want to know the
name/address/phone for the author of a particular program, turn
to the index and look for the program by name. You'll usually
see two page references: one describes the page where you read
about the program, the other mentions the page where you can find
information about the author (in Appendix A). Just turn to the
appropriate page and scan for the name of the program.

The Association of Shareware Professionals does NOT rate members'
software for functionality or usefulness, nor can it attest to
the validity of any product description in this catalog. That is
for you -- the user -- to decide. Shareware, especially those
products authorized to carry the ASP logo, can be tested on a
"try before you buy" basis. If the software doesn't meet your
needs, you won't have to worry about getting a refund. (That's
the beauty of the shareware marketing concept.)


1.1 Minimum requirements

Every program description lists its computer and operating system
requirements (e.g. "IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better"). Unless noted
otherwise, each program assumes you have a standard keyboard,
monitor, printer, and either two floppy drives or a hard disk.
And unless noted otherwise, programs written for the IBM PC
assume you have at least 512k of total installed RAM. Many pro-
grams may also need specific hardware or software such as:

CGA monitor A video monitor capable of displaying CGA
graphics. This includes most "laptop CGA" com-
puters, plus higher resolution monitors such as
the EGA or VGA. Some of the described programs
may operate correctly with a Hercules monitor if
you use a "CGA simulator" program; consult your
video monitor manual for details.
Dual 720k
drives At least two floppy drives capable of writing at
least 720k of data per disk, or, preferably, a
hard disk (see below).
EGA monitor A video monitor capable of displaying EGA
graphics. This almost always includes VGA and
other higher-resolution monitors. CGA and
Hercules monitors won't suffice.
Hard disk A fixed-, removeable-, or network-drive device
capable of storing multiple megabytes of data.
Some programs also assume you have at least one
floppy drive in addition to the hard disk.

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Hercules
monitor A video monitor capable of displaying Hercules
graphics. CGA monitors won't suffice.
HP DeskJet A Hewlett-Packard DeskJet or compatible printer.
Some programs may require a DeskJet starting with
a specific model such as the DeskJet Plus or
having a specific feature like a RAM cartridge.
HP LaserJet A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet or compatible printer.
(HP DeskJet printers recognize most, but not all,
of the HP LaserJet command set.) Some programs
may require a LaserJet either starting with a
specific model such as the LaserJet II or having a
specific feature like the LaserJet IIIDSi.
Modem A modem. Almost all programs work with a "Hayes"
modem, specifically one able to recognize the
Hayes command set (an industry standard). A few
programs claim to work with non-Hayes modems too.
Some programs may require the modem to operate at
a specific rate of speed (e.g. "1200 baud").
Mouse A mouse.
Network A computer hooked up a local area network (LAN)
system. Program descriptions will normally
specify the different types of LAN systems under
which they can operate.
Plotter A plotter output device. Many of the described
programs need a plotter able to recognize the HPGL
(Hewlett Packard Graphics Language) command set.
PostScript
printer A printer able to interpret the PostScript(r)
command set. Many printers (including the HP
LaserJet series) offer PostScript compatibility
via plug-in cartridges.
VGA monitor A video monitor capable of displaying VGA
graphics. This almost always includes super-VGA
and other higher-resolution monitors. CGA/EGA/
Hercules monitors won't suffice.
SVGA
monitor A video monitor capable of displaying Super-VGA
graphics. This almost always includes higher-
resolution monitors. CGA/EGA/VGA/Hercules
monitors won't suffice.


1.2 Registration benefits

All ASP member shareware products come with certain minimum
benefits when you register. The author must acknowledge your
registration (you don't just get a canceled check) and must
provide a minimum amount of technical support for at least three
months.

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Many authors provide other registration benefits such as a
printed manual, a master disk, a year of unlimited phone support,
source code, etc. The product description will mention them when
appropriate.

In addition, every ASP member can offer the following benefits to
registered customers:

CompuServe
IntroPak obtain an introductory membership to the Compu-
Serve network with a $15 usage credit when you
register an ASP member's shareware product.
Shareware
Magazine get a discount when you subscribe to Shareware
Magazine.

Many authors include this information when they acknowledge
registrations. Contact the author if you need assistance.

Some authors add "registration reminder screens" to the shareware
version of a program as a way to gently remind people to
register. (The ASP sets ethical standards regarding it.) Almost
all authors will either send a copy of the program without
reminder screens, or will disclose a method to disable the
reminders, once you register the product.


1.3 Sample product description

This sample description will help you understand what each field
means:

Product: Shareware Program Name [***]
A "[***]" across from the product name indicates a new or
updated description since the last catalog.
Author: name & phone number of the person or company offering
this product. See Appendix A for detailed information about
the person or company.
Version: version number (release date)
Needs: computer type [IBM PC, IBM 80386, Macintosh, etc.],
operating system, and version number. May also describe other
needed or recommended hardware & software. See above for more
details.
Registration fee: The cost of a single user license, expressed
in U.S. currency unless otherwise noted. Many authors provide
"multi-tier" registrations, and you may pay a little more or
less than the amount stated here depending on your situation.
(You can often save money by "reading the fine print.") Some
authors include shipping & handling fees in the prices while
others don't. Most authors offer network, site, and corporate

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licenses for a higher fee; please contact the author in
question for details and price quotes.
Registration benefits: Describes the benefits you get for regis-
tering the software. All ASP shareware programs come with cer-
tain minimum benefits (see above for details).
Look for: FILENAME.EXT on BBSs (call xxx-xxx-xxxx to download it
at no charge); FNAME.EXT in GATE:FORUM forum LIB 9 on Compu-
Serve (or contact userID 78901,2345 for assistance); FILE-
NAME.EXT in ROUNDTABLE RTC LIB 9 on GEnie (or contact userID
J.QAUTHOR for assistance).
Download size: the size of the file(s) to download, in
kilobytes. A 2400 baud modem can download about 14 kilobytes
per minute under normal conditions.
Special instructions: tells if the author limits product
distribution to the United States. In some cases the author or
company may have signed a contract forbidding worldwide share-
ware distribution. In other cases the product may only appeal
to an American audience (income tax software for example). In
rare cases, U.S. federal laws may actually prohibit the author
or company from distributing the product in other countries.
Editor's note: the catalog editor may append text of his own if
something needs further explanation.
Description: a paragraph or two of text which describes the
shareware product in detail. This information comes direct
from the author or company behind the program.

Chapter 1, "Shareware Products" 7



















PART 1
Shareware Products

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 8





Chapter 2
Utilities


2.1 Disk utilities

Product: BatchMaker Plus
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
Version: 2.5 (12-12-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk, CGA monitor, 384k
RAM.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: BatchMaker Plus package with a manual and
the latest version released. Independent copy of LCOPY for
transportability. Six months of support.
Look for: BTMK25.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 500k (about 37 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
FILE MENU - Menu of up to 500 files, Disk and computer info,
Calculator and calendar. DOS UTILITY - Double DIR DOS
manipulation, DIR tree, Disk and computer info, View files,
Display or change attribute, Execute program from list, Copy
large file to floppies. FILE EDITOR - Full screen editor, Quick
reference DOS help, Cut and paste, Locate function, Print
function, Make DIR to install program. DISK FUNCTIONS - Disk
commands with options. SETUP and LOAN & SAVINGS to get you
started, Mouse Support


Product: Directory Freedom
Author: Bit Masons Consulting, 508-898-3321
Version: 4.50 (12-05-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Minimum 90 days phone/BBS/mail support.
Printed manuals, disks, and software subscription services
available for higher fees.
Look for: DF400.ZIP on BBSs (call 508-875-3618 to download it at
no charge); DF450.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary
5 (or contact userID 72561,2637 for assistance).
Download size: 190k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Offers a fast, compact alternative to DOS Shells which provides
features such as selective file and directory operations; a
scrollable environment for examining files and directories; and
user-defined keys which can operate upon highlighted files. All
this in a program less than 25KB in size since it is written in
assembler! Easily customized through an external configuration
program. A great companion for systems of any size.

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Product: Directory-Manifest
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
Version: 1.0 (12-22-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. CGA monitor, 384k RAM.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Six months of support, plus a disk and a
manual.
Look for: DIRMAN.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Shell and Utility that includes disk and computer
information. A double directory DOS utility with a directory
tree, change attributes, copy large files beyond the capacity
of one diskette, view files even binary files, copy, rename,
erase, move, make and remove a directory, group copy or group
erase files. Execute files and print files from the directory
list. And more. All with mouse support.


Product: DOS Helper
Author: Polaris Software, 619-789-7723
Version: 1.0 (05-24-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 6 months
support, upgrades.
Look for: DH10.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 185k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Provides on-line help while you use DOS. Program gives the user
a choice of two modes of operation; a menu-aided "assist" mode
and a direct "command line" mode. The "assist" mode uses drop-
down menus. Users can also browse through the command list.
Help screens give a description of the DOS command, the command
syntax, all of the switches, and several examples of usage.
Included in the package are 6 very useful utilities (LF, LCD,
MOVE, SIZE, HIDE and UNHIDE).

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Product: Duplicate File Manager
Author: Micro System Solutions, 303-795-7653
Version: 3.0 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $27.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone support.
Look for: CUDUP3.EXE on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
no charge); CUDUP3.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76060,102 for assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Reads all files on up to 8 requested drives, optionally
includes files contained in compression libraries (ZIP, LHA,
LHARC, PAK, ZOO, ARC, MD, etc.) Provides full list, viewing and
file deletion capabilities. Duplicates listed as equals in
filename only, filename plus equals in any of the following:
size, date or time.


Product: ExtraDOS Toolbox
Author: Foley Hi-Tech Systems, 415-826-6084
Collection of 50 MS-DOS Utilities. See full description on
page 94.

Product: The Finishing Touch
Author: ImagiSOFT, Inc., 800-767-1978
Professional Software Installation Program. See full
description on page 369.

Product: Flu_Shot+
Author: Software Concepts Design, 212-889-6431
Virus Detection/Prevention via active monitor. See full
description on page 138.

Product: FOURU
Author: GTX Software, 213-257-2704
Version: 2.0 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. EGA monitor.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Free upgrades for one year.
Look for: FOURU.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 414-789-4532
to download it at no charge); FOURU.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 71210,3632 for
assistance).
Download size: 70k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Four Handy Utilities for your system.
DD.EXE A quick color coded directory lister.
FTREE.EXE Shows size of directories on your hard disk.
TO.EXE Change Drive/Directory quickly.
DFL.EXE Duplicate file finder.

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Product: Mover
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 2.11 (06-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: MOVED211.ZIP on BBSs; MOVED2.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 19k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Moves files between directories or disks. Fast, simple &
intuitive. Makes organizing your hard disk a snap. Options to
overwrite existing target files without asking, to delete
source files & to securely overwrite deleted source files. Much
faster than copying-then-deleting files. Works even on full
disks.


Product: PC-INFO
Author: Cheat River Engineering, 201-627-5460
Displays snapshot of system HW, SW & mem.dev. See full
description on page 90.

Product: Room
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 2.11 (06-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: ROOMD211.ZIP on BBSs; ROOMD2.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 8k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Tells much space is left on a disk & if there's room for a
specified set of files. Much faster & without the disk
thrashing of the DOS CHKDSK program. Find out how close you
are to filling up your disk. Use Room in a batch file to find
out if there's enough space on the disk before trying to copy
files on it. Room takes into account existing files by the
same name on the disk.

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Product: SAFEPACK
Author: D J Harvey Software
Version: 1.2 (04-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.50
Registration benefits: Next upgrade, two years of support.
Look for: SAFPAK12.ZIP on BBSs; SAFPAK.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 100031,627 for
assistance).
Download size: 55k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This disk defragmenter for MSDOS up to 5.0 and DR DOS up to 6.0
is designed so that the data on the disk should be immune to
any interruptions to the program, whether due to user
interrupt, machine failure, or even a power cut.

Numerous options allow files and directories to be sorted into
almost any order, and many other optimizations are possible. It
may be run in unattended mode, allowing use in batch files. As
it uses only high level calls, it should work on ANY standard
DOS Disk.


Product: Snooper, the system checker
Author: John Vias, 904-332-8234
Fast, friendly, flexible system info utility. See full
description on page 91.

Product: STRG String Processing Routines
Author: Eagle Performance Software, 214-539-7855
Version: 6.1b (06-17-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 1.0 or better. Turbo Pascal 5.0 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: 260k of assembler source code and 75 .OBJ
files, which can recompile under any TP version from 4.0 to
6.0; Voice, BBS and FAX technical support; $9 upgrade policy
for new versions.
Look for: STRG61B.ZIP on BBSs (call 214-539-9878 to download it
at no charge); STRG61.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:BPROGA forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 73557,2342 for assistance);
STRG61B.ZIP on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 3 (or contact
userID JIM.LINK for assistance).
Download size: 48k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Extremely high speed string routines for strings, characters,
and all types of numbers, including case, classification,
comparison, conversion, copy, count, delete, format,
justification, membership, parse, position, replace, search,
sort, tabbing, ASCIIZ, many with match/ignore case and many
more! 111 routines fit in 6.3k or less. Most are much faster
than the string routines provided by Borland. Also available
for previous versions of Turbo Pascal -- contact us for more
information.

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2.1.1 Disk cataloging

Product: Disk Manager (CUDM)
Author: Micro System Solutions, 303-795-7653
Version: 3.30 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $47.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support.
Look for: CUDM32.EXE on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
no charge); CUDM32.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 76060,102 for assistance).
Download size: 118k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Reads all sizes of disks (Floppies, Hard drives & CD-ROMs),
creates an on-disk catalog for your later use to find, list or
label your diskettes. Will produce labels for 5.25" or 3.5"
diskettes and listings in 3 formats. Support any display mode.
Will catalog over 50,000 files and will read compression
libraries such as .ZIP, .ARC, .LZH (both versions), .PAK, .LBR,
.ZOO, .MD and at your command will include them in your
catalog.


Product: DISKLIST
Author: Gulf Sierra, 301-460-0354
Diskette Cover & Label Producer - 39 Formats. See full
description on page 29.

Product: DiZk4D [***]
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 3.03 (11-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 4DOS, IBM Graphics printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: DZK4D303.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); DIZK4D.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:PCVENB forum
LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 166k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The FIRST dizk catalog and labeling system created expressly
for 4DOS. Reads the dizk, lets you add a title, dizk number,
code, and 2 lines of remarks THEN you can add or update field
descriptions for each file! You can even choose to omit files
from the catalog. You can update the dizk files and transfer
descriptions. Prints 3 sizes and 2 styles of labels, listings,
catalogs, AND a complete files list. All print outs can be
sent to file. Performs searches on all fields or combination of
fields.

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Product: FBNCAT
Author: FBN Software, 408-446-9039
Version: 3.0 (11-01-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk, one
floppy drive.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual and most current version
on disk, Free support via CIS, GEnie, mail.
Look for: FBNCT3.EXE on BBSs; FBNCT3.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 74746,250 for
assistance).
Download size: 154k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This disk catalog manager uses pull down menus and is fast and
simple to use. The user interface and easy of use is a major
strength of this program. Provides mouse support, configurable
printer support, ARC-ZIP-PAK-LZH archive support, prints labels
on dot matrix printers.


Product: LJ-SLEEVE
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Print floppy storage sleeves on laserjets. See full
description on page 73.

Product: OMNIDiZk
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 2.90 (11-25-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: ODIZK290.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); ODIZK.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 142k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A complete dizk catalog and labeling system. Reads a dizk,
lets you add a title, dizk number, code, and 2 lines of remarks
THEN you can add a description to each file! You can even
choose to omit files from the catalog. You can update the dizk
files and transfer descriptions. Prints 3 sizes and 2 styles of
labels, listings, catalogs, AND a complete files list. All
print outs can be sent to file. Performs searches on all
fields or combination of fields.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 15



Product: PixFolio Image Catalog System
Author: ACK Software, 502-955-7527
Version: 1.03.6 (01-24-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. 256-color video
card and a video driver to display 256-color images.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Phone & CompuServe support; free upgrade
to next major version.
Look for: PIXF13.ZIP on BBSs; PIXF13.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 0 (or contact userID 71220,23 for
assistance).
Download size: 400k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Enables the user to maintain catalogs of the locations of
various graphics files. File formats supported include BMP,
PCX, GIF TIF, TGA, IFF/LBM, IMG, MAC, IMF, ICO/ICN Micrografx
DRW and EPS. Files can be saved in BMP, PCX, GIF, TGA, TIF and
IFF formats.

Image manipulation tools include: rotate, mirror/flip, resize,
crop, cut & paste, palette matching, dithering print and adjust
brightness & contrast. Image catalogs can be searched for
user-supplied keywords or other criteria.


Product: Wssindex
Author: WSS Division of DDC, 617-275-1183
Version: 5.21 (05-05-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM (512k recommended).
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Phone/mail support.
Look for: WSSI521*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call
508-875-3618 to download it at no charge).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Builds a database of directory information from any size DOS
disks. Extracts directory information from popular archive
formats including ARC, ARJ, HYP, LBR, LZH, PAK, SDN, ZIP and
ZOO. Image size and number of colors can be extracted from
BMP, GIF, PCX and TIF files. Assign comments and categories to
files and disks. Select files from the database by a variety
of criteria, direct reports to screen, printer or disk.
Database is kept in memory during operation for speed. Capacity
10-12,000 files.


2.1.2 Hard disk utilities

Product: ActaeOn
Author: Jon Clempner
Hard Disk Manager. See full description on page 129.

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Product: BCS Menu Program
Author: Bristol Computing Systems, Inc.
Bristol Computing Professional Menu System. See full
description on page 118.

Product: Command Post
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Programmable Shell/File Mgr. for Windows 3.0. See full
description on page 133.

Product: DaMenu
Author: Just-In-Time Computing Services, 607-257-6517
Version: 1.1 (04-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Hard disk, EGA monitor.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe support.
Look for: DAMENU11.EX on BBSs (call 607-533-7072 to download it
at no charge); DMENU1.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 73020,3205 for assistance).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An easy to use, intuitive DOS menu system for novices and
advanced users! Increases your productivity and features:
* No memory overhead, not memory resident
* Mouse Support
* Network Compatible
* Built-in screen saver with user selectable delay
* Password protection for applications & 'Exit to DOS'
* File passing/command line option
* Easy menu modification
* Up to 9 menus and a total of 72 applications


Product: DIRECT MAINT
Author: MORSOFT, 512-561-0731
Version: 2.0 (07-01-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk, 380k RAM.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone support, one free
upgrade.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DIRCMA.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71530,2363 for
assistance); DIRCMAIN.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID MORSOFT for assistance).
Download size: 286k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Tame your hard disk and forget DOS with this directory and file
manager. Formatted directory and file display, point & shoot
menus for copy, move, compare, erase all, selected or marked
files. Change file names, dates, times, attributes. Run
programs with the stroke of a key. Easily locate & erase
inactive and duplicate files to save precious disk space. View
two disks or two directories on same disk on same screen at the

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same time, find any file on any disk quickly, and much, much,
more.


Product: Director
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 2.03 (06-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: DIRED203.ZIP on BBSs; DIRED2.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 15k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Fast, easy way to display or record your disk directory
structure. You can use the data to rebuild your disk after a
crash, or to set up new systems with similar structure.


Product: DIREDIT
Author: Computer Counselors, Inc., 215-527-4408
File/Directory listing and sorting utility. See full
description on page 130.

Product: Disk Manager (CUDM)
Author: Micro System Solutions, 303-795-7653
Disk Catalog system. See full description on page 13.

Product: Disk OrGanizer (DOG)
Author: Soft GAM's Software, 707-961-1632
Version: 3.14 (08-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. EMS memory may be needed for
very large hard disks.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks.
Look for: DOG314.ZIP on BBSs (call 707-778-8944 to download it at
no charge); DOG.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 1
(or contact userID 73210,3374 for assistance).
Download size: 40k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This file defragmentation utility will improve the the speed
that files can be read from and written to a disk. Can also
recover some disk space by "freeing" space that directories are
no longer using. Can recover from a power failure and has many
features to improve safety and speed.

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Product: DOS Extensions for Professional
Author: Allison Software, 412-727-2198
Version: 1.1 (09-02-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $59.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version, reduced
price updates as available.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 274k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
DIFF Highlights differences between file versions.
DUMP Displays binary files, dirs, sectors, FAT's, &
cluster chains.
SEARCH Quickly finds files anywhere by contents.
SPLIT Breaks large files into pieces by four methods.
SUB Replaces chars, tabs, and spaces in text files.
A flexible script generator.
XDEL Performs tree deletes on files and dirs,
overwriting for security.
XDIR Lists, finds, totals, and sorts files & trees.


Product: Dupes
Author: Richard W. Adams
Finds duplicate/empty files & empty dirs. See full description
on page 34.

Product: EDDY (EDit DirectorY)
Author: ScofWare Associates
Version: 7a (07-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Support, free upgrade.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; EDDY7A.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:CLMFORUM forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 70162,2357
for assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
* Full-screen directory editor
* Disk & directory manager
* Backup & recovery utility
* File finder, viewer & patcher
* Hex/text string finder & replacer
* Sector editor, RAM editor
* Powerful DOS shell
...and MUCH more!

"Computer Language" says:
"The interface ... is elegant."
"...clean, easy-to-use, well-written program."
"...quality of product we've seen from Peter Norton."

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 19



Product: FILE-MAN
Author: Micrometric, 813-377-2515
Version: 4.21 (05-24-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Printed & bound 7"x8.5" manual, one yr.
phone/mail support, next release notification.
Look for: [email protected] on BBSs.
Download size: 194k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A menu driven utility program that aids in managing disk files.
Directory and file names are displayed in sorted order with
file names sorted by name, extension, date or size. Single
files or groups may be quickly marked and then acted upon. The
actions include copy, move, spawn, append, erase, rename,
change attribute status, display, print and locate. Features
include context sensitive help, macro procedures, directory
tree, diskette labels and program parameter customization.


Product: FLEXIBAK Plus
Author: Nildram Software, 708-397-1221
Flexible Hard Disk Backup System. See full description on
page 37.

Product: Globally
Author: Richard W. Adams
Executes commands/programs in multiple dirs. See full
description on page 94.

Product: Globally/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Executes commands/programs in multiple dirs. See full
description on page 94.

Product: HandyDOS
Author: Abri TEchnologies, Inc.
Version: 1.2 (02-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Three months support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; HDOS.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 72345,1623 for
assistance).
Download size: 74k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A set of several most wanted utilites:
BAK can delete all *.bak and NULL files from disk or
directory.
MV can move files or whole directories around disk.
D changes directories by simple number reference.
DELTREE deletes whole unwanted directory.
...and other handy utilities.

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Product: Hard at Work
Author: R.K. West Consulting
You take a break while the computer "works" See full
description on page 476.

Product: Hard Disk Director
Author: Canyon Software, 415-453-9779
Hard Disk Menu and Shell. See full description on page 133.

Product: HDTEST
Author: Computer Counselors, Inc., 215-527-4408
Version: 5.35a (10-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 312k RAM.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; HDTEST.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 72255,305 for
assistance).
Download size: 142k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows thorough READ/WRITE testing of a hard disk partition or
floppy disk without disturbing data on the disk. Data from a
problem area is moved to a known good area, and the disk's FAT
and directory entries are adjusted to preserve the structure of
the file of which it is a part. Recognizes and tests large
partitions created by MS/PC DOS 4.xx or 5.xx, as well as
proprietary partitions created by SpeedStor or Disk Manager.


Product: Instant Access Menu System
Author: Prodigy Technologies, 619-673-0722
Easy, colorful interface for running programs. See full
description on page 122.

Product: JDIR
Author: Cybernetic Software, 708-677-8358
Version: 1.1 (01-11-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, source code.
Look for: JDIR11.ZIP on BBSs (call 312-764-0591 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 8k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides an alphabetical directory list in 4 columns. File
attributes are displayed instead of the time and date stamp. If
there are more files than can be fit on one screen, the program
will automatically pause at the end of each screen.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 21



Product: LCD: Led's Change Directory
Author: Keith Ledbetter, 804-674-0780
Version: 3.1a (05-06-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Registered users receive a BRAND utility
to embed their name into future upgrades and free voice
support.
Look for: LCD_31A.ZIP on BBSs (call 804-790-1675 to download it
at no charge); LCD31A.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72240,1221 for assistance);
LCD_31A.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or contact
userID ORION.MICRO for assistance).
Download size: 30k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Voted by the Public (software) Library publication as one of
"the 10 best utilities of 1990". Helps you quickly and easily
change between subdirectories on your hard drives. Supports
"fuzzy matching" logic. Can even act as a total replacement
for DOS's CD, RD, and MD commands. Fully supports EGA/VGA 43
and 50 line screen modes. Stop typing commands like "CD
\PCPLUS\DOWNLOAD\NEW"; it's as simple as "LCD NEW"! Network
aware; supports up to 4,000 directories.


Product: LK4.EXE
Author: GTX Software, 213-257-2704
Version: 2.0 (10-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.

Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Free upgrades for one year.
Look for: LK4.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4352 to download it at no
charge); LK4.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6
(or contact userID 71210,3632 for assistance).
Download size: 33k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fast file finder that searches across all hard drives or
selected drives. User enters a string and it will search all
hard drives for filenames containing the string. If LK4 is
entered without a search string, it will search hard drives for
duplicate filenames. When it completes the search, all located
files are displayed in a window and the user may view, tag, or
delete selected files. Users may also automatically change to
the directory containing the selected file.


Product: LOGIK MENU
Author: LOGIVISION INC., 819-823-6761
Menu System, 43/50 lines, Mouse, Events, Log. See full
description on page 123.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 22



Product: LoveDOS
Author: R.K. West Consulting
The computer falls in love with you. See full description on
page 476.

Product: Mass-Store Copy
Author: Informative Technologies, 202-675-4528
Copy disks with only one drive. (Opticals!). See full
description on page 38.

Product: Nifty James's File Finder
Author: Mike Blaszczak, 203-292-1356
Version: 2.00 (03-04-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; NJFIND.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76360,157 for
assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets you search one or more of your disk drives for a given
file name. The program automatically searches through ARC,
PKZIP, LHARC, ZOO, PAK, and DWC archives. Numerous options
allow custom reporting abilities.


Product: NJ's File Finder for Windows
Author: Mike Blaszczak, 203-292-1356
Version: 1.00 (06-10-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; NJWFIN.LZH on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76360,157 for
assistance).
Download size: 45k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A complete rewrite of NJFIND for the Microsoft Windows
environment. It searches any hard drive or network drive for
the specified filename, and reports the results to the user.
Any found file may then be launched. Supports ARC, ARJ, DWC,
LHARC, LHA, PKZIP, ZOO, and PAK archives. Full context-
sensitive and index help!


Product: OffLoad
Author: FBN Software, 408-446-9039
File archiving system. See full description on page 42.

Product: An Ounce Of Prevention
Author: Pete Maclean
Disaster prevention/data protection system. See full
description on page 137.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 23



Product: PALERT
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Verify enough disk freespace before using pgm. See full
description on page 85.

Product: PCOPY
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 9.0D (04-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Update of current version and future
enhancements. $45 purchases 8 utilities with bound manual.
Money back gurantee.
Look for: PCOPY90D.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it
at no charge); PCOPY9.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76347,2477 for assistance);
PCOPY90D.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC-615 forum LIBrary 5 (or contact
userID PATRISOFT for assistance).
Download size: 105k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Offers the COPY utility DOS should have provided. Even with
DOS 5.0, DOS COPY can be dangerous to use and has limited
options. PCOPY's abundant options include: Multiple output
disks, fill disks efficiently, split files across disks, select
files by date/time/size, update/merge dirs and more. Special
*DISK*.* type wildcards. Scan/Make directories, prevent
accidental file overlays. Menu or command driven. Featured in
PC Computing July 1991 - Taming your Hard Disk by Preston
Gralla.


Product: PDEL
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 4.2 (12-26-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, BBS Access and Updates.
$45 gets package of 8 utilities with bound manual. Money Back
Gurantee. Money Back Gurantee.
Look for: PDEL42.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it at
no charge); PDEL42.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76347,2477 for assistance);
PDEL42.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC-615 forum LIBrary 5 (or contact
userID PATRISOFT for assistance).
Download size: 62k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Offers the file delete utility that DOS should have provided.
Extensive file selection capabilities let you delete just what
you want. Select by date/time, size, attribute, special
wildcard patterns like *DISK*.* and mode. Delete until a
specified amount of freespace exists. Wipe file data before
deleting to prevent file undelete. Test feature simulates
delete. Emergency stop by pressing any key. Recommended in PC
Computing July 1991 - Taming your Hard Disk by Preston Gralla.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 24



Product: PocketD
Author: PocketWare
Version: 1.66 (05-24-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, 2 years CIS/mail support,
3 free upgrades, bonus utilities.
Look for: POCKETD.ZIP on BBSs (call 619-755 7357 to download it
at no charge); POCKET.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:GATEWAY forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100031,3537 for assistance).
Download size: 116k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This exceptionally powerful tool combines a convenient
substitute for a DOS programming language with a colour
directory listing program. Over 120 options(!), including file/
string/arch search, copy, template(s), file view, sorting, user
menus, barchart summary, recursed disk analysis, environment
var analysis & much more. 25k executable with 119k of indexed
on-line help (optional). Excels at automated operations, e.g.
daily backups, timed reminders and disk cataloging.


Product: Professional Master Key
Author: Public Brand Software, 317-856-7535
Version: 3.2 (04-10-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk (except large IDE
drives) - Not for Digital Research's DR DOS.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: BBS, phone, and mail support - disk with
latest version - printed manual - notice of upgrades.
Look for: PMK32.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-856-2087 to download it at
no charge); PMK32.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary
1 (or contact userID 73667,324 for assistance).
Download size: 205k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
ALTER read-only, system, hidden attributes
EDIT files and sectors directly (hex editor)
EXPLORE disk configuration, statistics, etc.
FILL files and disks with patterns to prevent
unerasure (DOD compliant)
LOCATE files in subdirectories ("WHEREIS")
MAP disk and file usage - detect fragmentation
SET file date and time ("TOUCH")
SORT and move directory entries on the disk
UNERASE files - very easy to use
UNFORMAT most hard disks

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Product: PSEARCH
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 4.4e (04-10-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, BBS access and updates.
$45 gets 8 utility package with bound manual. Money Back
gurantee.
Look for: PS44E.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2820 to download it at
no charge); PS44E.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary
6 (or contact userID 76347,2477 for assistance); PS44E.ZIP on
GEnie in IBMPC-615 forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID PATRISOFT
for assistance).
Download size: 85k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Used by thousands of users to locate files on hard disks. You
provide it with words or phrases, and it will scan a directory,
directory tree, or all directories to find any file containing
the text. Extensive file selection and pattern matching are
provided. Not only finds files but provides colorful display
of found text. Can also drive other commands for found files.
A must have utility. Recommended in PC World as one of the
Best of Shareware products in 1990 (October 1990).


Product: PTOUCH
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 2.0 (08-18-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Current version and updates. $45 gets
package of all 8 utilities.
Look for: PTOUCH2.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 15k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets you modify the date and time DOS keeps in file directories
for each file. You may either set them to the current date/
time or to any specific value you desire. Useful for
correcting date/time when the system clock was improperly set.
Can also be used to set a group of files to the same date/time
value. This helps associate them as a synchronized group. Part
of the Patriquin Utilities.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 26



Product: Renamer
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.01 (06-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: RENDD101.ZIP on BBSs; RENDD1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 13k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Renames directories, quick & easy. Eliminates need to create a
new directory, copy files from old directory, delete the old
files, then delete the old directory. Works even on full
disks.


Product: Renamer/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.01 (07-07-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: RENDO101.ZIP on BBSs; REND01.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 14k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Renames directories, quick & easy from the command line.
Eliminates need to create new directory, copy files from old
directory, delete old files, then delete the old directory.


Product: SLIM
Author: Dominic Herity
Transparent File Compression System. See full description on
page 45.

Product: SST: the Supersonic Search Tool
Author: Keith Ledbetter, 804-674-0780
Version: 5.2b (05-12-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Registered users receive a BRAND utility
to embed their name into all future versions and free voice
support.
Look for: SST_52B.ZIP on BBSs (call 804-790-1675 to download it
at no charge); SST52B.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72240,1221 for assistance);

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 27



SST_52B.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or contact
userID ORION.MICRO for assistance).
Download size: 50k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The "grand-daddy" of all file-finders, this program has been
around since 1988 (previously named simply "WhereIs") and is
regularly being upgraded to keep up with the times (and ahead
of the competition). SST supports searching within all major
archive formats, regular-expression ("grep") searching on both
filename and 4DOS descriptions, size ranges, date ranges,
verified deletion, duplicate file searching, command execution
on found files, and too many other features to list. Network
compatible.


Product: SUPER [***]
Author: Y.C.C., 817-540-0269
Version: 3.0 (07-08-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/fax/
mail, bonus utilities.
Look for: SUPR30.EXE on BBSs; SUPR30.LZH on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 75470,2177 for
assistance).
Download size: 90k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Offers many options in real time or writes batch files that
DELETE, COPY, MOVE, STRUCTURE copy, and change ATTRIBUTEs for
files and/or directories along a path, etc. Multiple file name
CRITERIA can be specified per execution, and file AGE and /
Uniqueness can also be specified. "Sees" hidden and system
files, and attributes are always kept intact. Originally
written to COPY, MOVE & DELETE whole or partial NOVELL volumes.
Best clean up tool available!


Product: ToolBOX
Author: The Binary Toolshed, 403-278 2234
Version: 1.2 (06-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Support, bonus utilities.
Look for: TBOX*.ZIP on BBSs; TBOX12.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMNET forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 70724,2747 for
assistance).
Download size: 260k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The ToolBOX (TBOX) shell provides an improved interface to DOS
functions. It allows access to normal DOS command line
functions while adding an improved alternative - incorporating
point-and-shoot operations, directory tree displays, text file
views, and file management activities not available through
DOS. A unique facility allows DOS command lines to reference

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 28



files selected from a directory display. Easily configured, the
ToolBOX provides a single platform for all your DOS operations.


Product: TreeTop
Author: Kilgore Software, 916-371-3715
Hard Disk File and Directory Manager. See full description on
page 131.

Product: TreeTop PLUS
Author: Kilgore Software, 916-371-3715
Hard Disk File and Directory Manager. See full description on
page 132.

Product: XDIR
Author: XD Systems, 703-821-3215
Version: 3.05 (03-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk and printed manual; telephone and
CIS support; utilities for registered users automate inclusion
of comments in ZIP files (XDZIP/ZDUNZIP), and keep track of the
number of times your files are accessed and the day of last
use(XDCOUNT/XDUPDATE).
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; XDIR30.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70741,3711 for
assistance).
Download size: 58k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A commented directory utility that replaces the DOS DIR
command. You can attach a descriptive comment of up to 65
characters to each file. The comment will appear in the
directory display. Makes sure that comments will stay with
your files when you COPY, RENAME or MOVE them. Can RUN
programs from the directory list and supports executable
extensions, automatically recognizing the appropriate
application to launch for each selected file.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 29




2.1.3 Floppy disk utilities

Product: Disk DUP
Author: FormGen Corp., 416-857-4141
Version: 5.9a (11-08-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, unlimited
technical support, product discounts.
Look for: DUP59A.EXE on BBSs; DUP59.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70446,76 for
assistance).
Download size: 75k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Speeds the duplication of disks. Master images are stored on
hard drive, but data compression saves valuable space. Copies
can be produced at lightning speed. Multi-disk option for up to
ten drives at once! Disks can be serialized at your option.
Many options, excellent user interface, full status screen.
Very powerful, yet easy to use! If you need to make multiple
copies of disks, DUP will make it quick and easy.


Product: Disk Manager (CUDM)
Author: Micro System Solutions, 303-795-7653
Disk Catalog system. See full description on page 13.

Product: DISKCOPY
Author: Feico Nater Shareware, 31 74 438373
Version: 1.0 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Phone/mail support, free updates.
Look for: DISKCOPY.* on BBSs; DISKCO.* on CompuServe in CIS:.
forum LIBrary 0; DISKCOPY.* on GEnie in 0 forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 13k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Copies an entire floppy disk onto a file on the fixed disk and
back again. Provides: Easy copying of a floppy disk from A to
A or from B to B, without the need to swap disks several times.
Make many copies of a single disk without the need to use a
source disk. Includes automatic formatting.

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Product: DISKLIST
Author: Gulf Sierra, 301-460-0354
Version: 2.50 (04-21-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/mail support. Bonus
utilities. Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: DISKLI25.ZIP on BBSs (call 202-547-2008 to download it
at no charge); DSKL25.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 73270,77 for assistance).
Download size: 149k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Produces diskette lists & labels with the directory contents
for 5.25", 3.5", and hard disks in 39 formats. Reads all sub-
dirs. Prints different or duplicate lists on every label on
Avery Laser label sheets. Prints on disk sleeves with PCL5.
Font downloading. Optionally displays file names in ZIP, ARC,
PAK, ZOO, and LHZ. DISKFLAP holds non- sticky list to 3.5"
disks. Configure layout of top of list. Prints on all printers,
video screen or a file. Small paper cutter available.


Product: DiZk4D [***]
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
st
The 1 DiZk Catalog & Label System For 4DOS. See full
description on page 13.

Product: DJ-SLEEVE
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Print storage sleeves for floppies on Deskjet. See full
description on page 65.

Product: Dupes
Author: Richard W. Adams
Finds duplicate/empty files & empty dirs. See full description

on page 34.

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Product: Easy Format
Author: Falk Data Systems, 915-584-7670
Version: 3.20 (11-30-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Bound printed manual, Bonus Disk Set,
free technical support, 60 day money back guarantee, free
CompuServe Introductory Membership, and discounts on other
products and publications.
Look for: EZF32*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); EZF32*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 1 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 71420,2431 for assistance).
Download size: 308k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Gives you complete control over every detail of the format
process - four disk testing levels, six bad spot marking
options, volume labels, custom boot messages, and more. Four
programs including a DESQview-specific version for formating in
the background under DESQview. Three languages - English,
German and Spanish. Fully customizable.

Comments from reviews: "The Most Versatile Disk Formatter in
the World!" "On a scale of 1 to 10, the Easy Format package
rates at least an 11!"


Product: EDDY (EDit DirectorY)
Author: ScofWare Associates
Do ANYTHING(!) you want with files/DIRs/disks. See full
description on page 18.

Product: FBNCAT
Author: FBN Software, 408-446-9039
Disk Catalog Manager. See full description on page 13.

Product: FLOPTOOL
Author: Feico Nater Shareware, 31 74 438373
Version: 1 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Phone/mail support, free updates.
Look for: FLOPTOOL.* on BBSs; FLOPTL.* on CompuServe in CIS:0
forum LIBrary 0; FLOPTOOL.* on GEnie in 0 forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 30k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Analyzes a floppy disk and writes onto fixed disk a hexadecimal
file describing the disk. Any disk can be read, even if
formatted in an unusual way. It reveals the order of sectors
and the secrets of copy-protection.

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Product: FormGen Utility Pak #1
Author: FormGen Corp., 416-857-4141
Version: 1.01 (10-30-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, unlimited
technical support, product discounts.
Look for: UPAK1.EXE on BBSs; UPAK.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS
forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70446,76 for assistance).
Download size: 146k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
12 excellent utilities!
QCOPY fast single drive copy, makes multiple copies,
no swapping
SERA secure file erase *** MEETS DOD STANDARDS ***
DUMP high performance hex dump
ENCRYPT/DECRYPT
fast and very secure file encryption
FEED/EJECT TSR page eject
GDAY your morning smile
SEARCH/GLOBAL
multifile search/replacement
LOCASE converts files to lower case
ZIPPROC automated file processing
TIMESYNC sets your system clock to time standard


Product: Lite Format
Author: Falk Data Systems, 915-584-7670
Version: 1.20 (03-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $14.95
Registration benefits: Current version on disk, Bonus Disk, free
technical support, 60 money back guarantee, Free CompuServe
Introductory Membership, Discounts on other products and
publications.
Look for: LTFORMAT.ZIP on BBSs; LTFRMT.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 71420,2431 for
assistance).
Download size: 80k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A subset of the larger Easy Format package. Two small, fast
programs (written in assembly language) to format floppy
diskettes. Includes a DESQview-specific program for formatting
in the background under DESQview. The DESQview version
requires less than 18K bytes of memory for its small DESQview
window. Both programs handle all common diskette/drive
combinations. Marks bad spots like the standard DOS format
program. Includes a quick option to wipe a disk clean without
checking for bad spots.

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Product: MAXI Form
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
Version: 1.7 (02-14-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better. 360k/720k/1.2meg/1.44meg
floppy drive.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Technical support plus upgrades for 60
days.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MAXI*.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 72060,1153 for
assistance); MAXI*.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (or
contact userID MIKLOS.G for assistance).
Download size: 71k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A floppy disk formatting program that gives more space on a
disk: 360k disks are expanded to 420k, 720 becomes 800k, 1.2
meg becomes 1.4 meg and 1.44 meg is boosted to 1.6 meg. The
disks are user transparent to DOS version 3.20 or later and can
be used interchangeably with normal DOS disks.


Product: OMNIDiZk
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
DiZk Cataloging And Labeling System. See full description on
page 14.

Product: PDEL
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Safe/Precise DOS delete. Extensive features. See full
description on page 23.

Product: PS-SLEEVE
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
PostScript floppy storage sleeve printer. See full description
on page 76.

Product: SLIM
Author: Dominic Herity
Transparent File Compression System. See full description on
page 45.


2.2 File utilities

Product: 4FILES [***]
Author: Hand-Crafted Software, 907-747-8996
File manager & annotator for 4DOS & NDOS. See full description
on page 128.

Product: Changer/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Changes files without word a processor. See full description
on page 368.

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Product: dBF-View
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
DBF File viewer plus other usefull Utilities. See full
description on page 202.

Product: Directory-Manifest
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
DOS Utility/shell. See full description on page 8.

Product: Dupes
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 3.10 (01-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: DUPED310.EXE on BBSs; DUPE31.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 29k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets you recover wasted disk space by finding duplicate files,
empty files & empty directories. Options to check multiple
drives or multiple diskettes, to restrict checks to certain
directories, to exempt one or more directories from checking,
to delete duplicates as they're found, & consider files
duplicates only if size & date/time stamps match. Supports
international date/time/number formats.


Product: ExtraDOS Toolbox
Author: Foley Hi-Tech Systems, 415-826-6084
Collection of 50 MS-DOS Utilities. See full description on
page 94.

Product: FileFinder [***]
Author: California Software Design
Version: 3.8 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Optionally uses LIST, QEDIT,
Shez, and word processor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited BBS/CompuServe/GEnie/mail
support.
Look for: FFF38.ZIP on BBSs (call 707-528-2261 to download it at
no charge); FFF38.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary
6 (or contact userID 76266,2634 for assistance); FFF38.ZIP on
GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (or contact userID J.DERR1 for
assistance).
Download size: 103k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps you find files on any hard disk attached to your PC,
including network attached drives. Numerous search options are
available, including the ability to search for files using an
expanded wild card specification. I.E. *PRO* will find all
files that have the letters PRO anywhere in the file name. A

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 35



command line version and a full screen version are both
included. The full screen version will, search for duplicate
files, allow you to launch programs, plus much more.


Product: Filer!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Visual File Management for Ventura Publisher. See full
description on page 161.

Product: The Finishing Touch
Author: ImagiSOFT, Inc., 800-767-1978
Professional Software Installation Program. See full
description on page 369.

Product: FOURU
Author: GTX Software, 213-257-2704
Four Handy Utilities. See full description on page 10.

Product: JDIR
Author: Cybernetic Software, 708-677-8358
4 Across Alphabetical Directory List. See full description on
page 20.

Product: LK4.EXE
Author: GTX Software, 213-257-2704
File Finder. See full description on page 21.

Product: Mover
Author: Richard W. Adams
Moves file between directories & disks. See full description
on page 10.

Product: PATTR
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 1.5 (12-26-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Newest version and future updates.
Look for: PATTR15.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it
at no charge); PATTR.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 76347,2477 for assistance).
Download size: 25k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Sets DOS attributes for one or more files. Can process one or
more directories with a single command and advanced file
selection capabilities are provided. It is commonly used to
set or reset the DOS archive flag to cause or prevent files
from becing processed by your favorite backup utility. Part of
the Patriquin Utilities.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 36



Product: PrintPlus
Author: Lambert Klein, 708-397-1221
File and printer utility. See full description on page 59.

Product: TextCon
Author: CrossCourt Systems, 517-332-4353
Smart ASCII carriage return removal, cleanup. See full
description on page 165.

2.2.1 Backup/restore

Product: Backup
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 2.05 (06-16-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: BACKD205.ZIP on BBSs; BACKD2.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 23k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Fast, intelligent file backups. Copies files which don't exist
on the target drive, or whose date-time stamps are more recent
than target files. Options to clear archive bits, check volume
labels & backup from multiple directories.


Product: Backup/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.01 (07-07-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: BACKO101.ZIP on BBSs; BACK01.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 22k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Fast, intelligent file backups. Copies only files which don't
exist on target drive, or whose date-time stamps are more
recent than target files. Options to clear archive bit, check
volume labels & backup from multiple directories.

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Product: BakupWiz
Author: PCX, 619-259-9797
Version: 3.29fl (01-03-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM, hard disk, floppy
drive.
Registration fee: $59.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual/disk; unlimited phone/FAX/
BBS support; BETA tester eligibility; notification on upcoming
updates.
Look for: BWIZ.ZIP on BBSs (call 619-481-6479 to download it at
no charge); BWIZ.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary
6 (or contact userID 70216,174 for assistance).
Download size: 144k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Quick & reliable: speeds greater than 2 megabytes per minute.
Flexible: back up all files, any files you select, or any
changed files. Network support: NetWare 286 and 386 including
Apple File Protocol are supported. Directory and file access
privileges and binderies are backed up while users are still
logged onto the system. Secure: uses a password system to
shield your data. Easy to use: pull-down menus, helplines, and
message windows.


Product: DirBack
Author: ShareGames, 619-283-0472
Version: 3.6 (01-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Latest Version, Free updates for 6
Months, & 24 Hr Tech Support.
Look for: DIRBACK.ZIP on BBSs (call 619-440-0899 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 140k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes daily disk backups a breeze. A few minutes a day keeps
your backups ready to restore your hard drive on a moments
notice. You only need to update the disks you know have
changed. You put the floppy in a drive and select pdate.
Even complex directory structures are handled automatically. It
never writes an older file on top of a newer version and only
spends time copying files that are new or have changed. Also
checks system file integrity at startup, and more.


Product: Director
Author: Richard W. Adams
Displays & records disk directory structure. See full
description on page 17.

Product: EDDY (EDit DirectorY)
Author: ScofWare Associates
Do ANYTHING(!) you want with files/DIRs/disks. See full
description on page 18.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 38



Product: FLEXIBAK Plus
Author: Nildram Software, 708-397-1221
Version: 2.01 (03-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $59.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, lifetime
phone/mail/BBS/CompuServe support, inexpensive upgrades.
Look for: FLEXP201.ZIP on BBSs (call 215-623-6203 to download it
at no charge); FP201.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 100012,1222 for assistance).
Download size: 160k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The Ultimate Hard Disk Backup System For PCs Today. Features
include a unique filing method that gives far better file
management capabilities than other backup systems. This also
means that you only ever have to take a full backup once!
Includes inbuilt file compression, selective backups, support
for multiple hard disks (up to 20), and a handy backup reminder
alarm system. Unique among hard disk backup systems because it
looks after you.


Product: LambChop
Author: LambWare, 813-525-3162
Version: 1.02 (01-21-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 128k RAM, hard disk, floppy
drive.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, 90 days support.
Look for: LAMBCHOP.ZIP on BBSs; LAMCHP.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70511,3040 for
assistance).
Download size: 175k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Absolutely the finest file chopping system available. If you
need to move big files from one machine to another with methods
much slicker than what's available, LambChop is for you.
Features: FASTer than xcopy, compression, error checking, drop
to DOS between disks, operates from the DOS command line or a
pull down menu system, directly access files when UnChopping,
restores file attributes and time, available memory is your
only limit!

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 39



Product: Mass-Store Copy
Author: Informative Technologies, 202-675-4528
Version: 2.6 (04-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk; one removable disk
drive.
Registration fee: $59.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual with disk; one year of
Phone/FAX/mail/Email/BBS support;Certificate for $7 off a
subscription to Shareware Magazine; free CompuServe Membership.
Look for: MSCOPY??.ZIP on BBSs (call 301-596-1180 to download it
at no charge); MSC??.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 71311,2334 for assistance).
Download size: 145k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
"Make copies of optical disks while using only one optical
drive!" Make backup copies of:
* Bernoulli Box disks
* Erasable Optical
* "Super Floppies"
* WORM Disks
* Removable/Portable hard drives
Backup copies of disks can be made while using only one
removable disk drive (No need to buy a second drive.). Copies
any size removable DOS disk, regardless of the available hard
disk space. Files larger than your hard drive can be copied.


Product: Painless Menu Manager
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Menuing system for Hard Disks. See full description on
page 124.

Product: PAK
Author: NoGate Consulting, 616-530-9950
Archiver, reads and writes PAK, ARC, ZIP. See full description
on page 43.

Product: PCOPY
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
COPY/MOVE files with all popular options. See full description
on page 23.

Product: PocketD
Author: PocketWare
120 option advanced DOS utility & dir lister. See full
description on page 23.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 40



Product: Point & Shoot Backup/Restore
Author: Applied Micro Systems Technology, 405-377-0444
Version: 2.2 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk, 384k RAM.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PSBR22.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 71121,1404 for
assistance).
Download size: 122k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Backup up to 1MB per minute! Provides safe, quick backups of
hard disk files to floppy disks, and efficient restoration of
backup disks to hard disk. Features include automatic disk
formatting, extensive error checking, up to 10 user-defined
backup configurations, multiple subdirectory definitions with
or without trailing directories, optional disk formatting, file
compression, and pattern matched file searches. Restore to
another drive or directory and select individual files.


Product: STAFF-UTIL
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Utilities for the maintenance-update of DBFs. See full
description on page 203.

Product: Stamper
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.11 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: STAMD111.EXE on BBSs.
Download size: 10k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Changes file date/time stamps. Great for programmers who want
to manipulate MAKE programs. Also useful when using hard disk
backup programs that use file date/time stamps.


Product: SUPER [***]
Author: Y.C.C., 817-540-0269
Multi function disk utility & batch generator. See full
description on page 27.

Product: TreeTop PLUS
Author: Kilgore Software, 916-371-3715
Hard Disk File and Directory Manager. See full description on
page 132.

2.2.2 Encryption & security

See also: Utilities, Security programs (page 137).

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 41



Product: Attribution
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.12 (06-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: ATTRD112.ZIP on BBSs; ATTRD1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 16k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Changes or displays file or directory attributes (hidden,
system, read only & archive). Protects software & data from
accidental (or malicious) modification or deletion. Can also
hide sensitive directories & files.


Product: Except
Author: Richard W. Adams
Temporarily protect files. See full description on page 93.

Product: FILE PATCH
Author: MORSOFT, 512-561-0731
Version: 2.0 (07-01-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $14.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FILEPA.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 71530,2363 for
assistance); FILEPATC.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID MORSOFT for assistance).
Download size: 90k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An excellent file manipulation program providing the ability at
the byte level, and in ASCII or HEX, for on screen viewing,
dumping to the printer, modifying, creating, or extracting all
or portions of any file up to 10 megabytes in size. Easy to use
and powerful. A must for programmers, Information Centers, PC
consultants, etc.


Product: Flu_Shot+
Author: Software Concepts Design, 212-889-6431
Virus Detection/Prevention via active monitor. See full
description on page 138.

Product: FormGen Utility Pak #1
Author: FormGen Corp., 416-857-4141
Super useful DOS utility kit. See full description on page 31.

Product: Instant Access Menu System
Author: Prodigy Technologies, 619-673-0722
Easy, colorful interface for running programs. See full
description on page 122.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 42



Product: An Ounce Of Prevention
Author: Pete Maclean
Disaster prevention/data protection system. See full
description on page 137.

Product: Professional Master Key
Author: Public Brand Software, 317-856-7535
Unerase, hex editor, unformat, disk map, etc. See full
description on page 24.

Product: Shredder/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Securely erases files. See full description on page 137.

Product: STAFF-UTIL
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Utilities for the maintenance-update of DBFs. See full
description on page 203.

Product: Utility_Belt
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
.BAT file enhancements. See full description on page 87.

2.2.3 File archivers

Product: 4ZIP/4UNZIP
Author: XD Systems, 703-821-3215
Includes 4DOS file descriptions in ZIP files. See full
description on page 144.

Product: Directory Freedom
Author: Bit Masons Consulting, 508-898-3321
Compact file manager and application launcher. See full
description on page 8.

Product: FLEXIBAK Plus
Author: Nildram Software, 708-397-1221
Flexible Hard Disk Backup System. See full description on
page 37.

Product: LambChop
Author: LambWare, 813-525-3162
Chop & Unchop files across multiple drives. See full
description on page 38.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 43



Product: OffLoad
Author: FBN Software, 408-446-9039
Version: 1.1 (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk, one
floppy drive.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual and latest version on
disk, pre-printed labels for your archive disks, beta test new
versions.
Look for: OFLOD*.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); OFLOD*.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 74746,250 for assistance).
Download size: 370k (about 28 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Offload is a new concept. It is not a general purpose archive
such as PKZIP. OffLoad and its associated utilities allow you
to identify files that really do not need to be on your hard
disk, compress them and move them off to floppies. It maintains
a catalog to allow you to track and restore any file from the
archive automatically. Think of it as file manager, archiver,
and disk cataloger all in one. It will let you free up hard
disk space and maintain control of your files.


Product: PAK
Author: NoGate Consulting, 616-530-9950
Version: 2.51 (10-08-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Free BBS and phone support, mailed notice
of new versions.
Look for: PAK251.EXE on BBSs (call 616-530-3392 to download it at
no charge); PAK251.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMNEW forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 71777,2716 for assistance);
PAK251.EXE on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID
MIKEN for assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
* Reads and writes PAK, ARC, and ZIP files
* Easily convert from any format to any other
* Create royalty-free self-extracting archives
* Full path support in self-extracting archives
* Fast updates via the NoGate BBS
* Unlimited comment size
* File sorting by name, date, extension, or length
* Extremely flexible interface - customize to suit your
needs
* Windowed full-screen edition available
* Programmer's toolkit adds compression to your programs

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 44



Product: PMZIP [***]
Author: Nico Mak
Version: 1.00 (01-14-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.0 or better. PKZIP/PKUNZIP.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, CompuServe/BIX/mail
support. Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PMZIP.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMOS2 forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70056,241 for
assistance).
Download size: 70k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An OS/2 Presentation Manager ZIP shell featuring
v/ Point and click SAA/CUA compliant interface for adding,
deleting, extracting, and viewing members of a ZIP file
v/ Multi-selection list box with the names, sizes, and date/
time stamps of files in a ZIP file (double-click on a file
to view it)
v/ Extensive online hypertext help/documentation
v/ Easy installation
v/ All options can be saved and restored
v/ Support for File Manager Drag and Drop interface


Product: PocketD
Author: PocketWare
120 option advanced DOS utility & dir lister. See full
description on page 23.

Product: QFiler
Author: Jamestown Software, 608-271-2090
Simple, powerful with 2 side-by-side windows. See full
description on page 130.

Product: Shez [***]
Author: California Software Design
Version: 7.0 (03-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. LIST program and one or more
compression programs: PKZIP, LHA, ARJ, ZOO, or PAK.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, unlimited BBS/CompuServe/
GEnie/mail support.
Look for: SHEZ70.ZIP on BBSs (call 707-538-8710 to download it at
no charge); SHEZ70.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76266,2634 for assistance);
SHEZ70.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (or contact userID
J.DERR1 for assistance).
Download size: 189k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A program shell designed to make working with compressed files
a much eaiser task. Can handle ZIP, ARC, ZOO, LZH, PAK, AND
ARJ compressed files. The user can use drop down menus to
manage their compressed files, or built in hotkeys can be used
for the more advanced user. Provides built-in context

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sensitive help for all functions, and provides a common
interface to all of the supported compressed file formats. You
can view, create, modify, convert, virus-check, and much more.


Product: SLIM
Author: Dominic Herity
Version: 1.10 (02-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual. Upgrade to current
version. Special Offer on further upgrades. Application
Support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SLIM11.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 100016,3477
for assistance).
Download size: 38k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A powerful file compressor with RAM resident transparent
expander, which gives painless access to compressed files. This
is done by intercepting DOS calls, allowing applications to
read compressed files just as before. So there is no need to
worry about technicalities like archives. Just add the command
'SLIM ON' to AUTOEXEC.BAT and forget it. Over half of SLIM Ver
1.00/1.01 users who answered a questionnaire said it let them
postpone or cancel a hard disk upgrade.


Product: WinZip [***]
Author: Nico Mak
Version: 3.1 (04-06-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. PKZIP/PKUNZIP and/
or LHA.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, CompuServe/BIX/mail
support.
Look for: WINZIP*.ZIP on BBSs; WINZIP.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70056,241 for
assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Windows ZIP/LZH/SFX/ARC shell featuring an intuitive point and
click interface. View, Run, Extract, Add, Delete, and Virus
Scan files in archives. The main window contains a tool bar
and sortable scrollable list of files in an archive. Double
click in the list to view a file with the appropriate
application. Features extensive help and easy installation.
Optionally creates temporary Program Manager group with icons
for each file in an archive. Supports Windows 3.1 Drag and
Drop interface.

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Product: ZiPaper
Author: Daniel Thomas, 714-524-5625
Randomly select Wallpaper - store compressed! See full
description on page 424.

2.2.4 File comparison

Product: DOS Extensions for Professional
Author: Allison Software, 412-727-2198
A cohesive pkg of 7 powerful disk utilities. See full
description on page 17.

Product: FCOMP
Author: Gamma Software, 303-667-9960
Version: 1.01 (01-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: FCOMP101.ZIP on BBSs; FCOMP1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMNET forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 73737,1721 for
assistance); FCOMP101.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID T.EMMER for assistance).
Download size: 112k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Compares 2 text files and displays their differences. It is
fast, friendly and easy to use. This program is especially
useful to programmers who want to identify changes made in a
source file from one version to the next. It can operate in
batch or interactive mode. Interactive mode features a windows-
like file selection menu and a scrollable display of the
comparison. Comparison menu options include: locate next diff,
print and save to file. Mouse, EGA 43/VGA 50 line modes
supported.


Product: MATCH
Author: SOFTWEST, 408-370-7095
Source file compare utility with wildcards. See full
description on page 365.

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Product: SHERLOCK
Author: Gulf Sierra, 301-460-0354
Version: 2.60 (07-04-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/mail support. Bonus
utilities. Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: SHERLK26.ZIP on BBSs (call 202-547-2008 to download it
at no charge); SRLK26.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 73270,77 for assistance).
Download size: 121k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A text comparison utility, compares two ASCII files line by
line. Displays five lines from each file in separate windows.
You may scroll either or both files passed the mismatch to put
them in sync and continue. Either file can be automatically
scanned to locate a line matching the line selected in the
other file. Contains features for searching, jumping around the
files and copying lines to a printer. This is a tool for
programmers and writers.


Product: Visual Compare
Author: Whitney Software, Inc.
Version: 1.52 (06-16-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Master disks.
Look for: VC152.ZIP on BBSs (call 510-938-5836 to download it at
no charge); VC152.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary
6 (or contact userID 70661,3463 for assistance).
Download size: 47k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Displays the differences between two program source files in a
full-screen, scrollable display. A composite mode displays the
two files merged in one window. A split-screen mode displays
the two files separately in vertical or horizontal windows.
Common, deleted, and inserted lines are displayed in different
colors.

Uses a comparison algorithm that has been mathematically proven
to always produce a shortest possible sequence of insertions
and deletions that will convert file one to file two.


2.2.5 File conversion

See also: Writing applications, File format translators
(page 164); Database applications, File format translators
(page 196); Communications, File format translators (page 222);
Finances, File format translators (page 307); Business, File
format translators (page 276); Graphics, File format
translators (page 417).

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Product: DOS Extensions for Professional
Author: Allison Software, 412-727-2198
A cohesive pkg of 7 powerful disk utilities. See full
description on page 17.

Product: dPerfect Merge
Author: Newdorf Research, 619-942-0688
Version: 1.7 (05-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $24.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, key to bypass initial
screen, 90 days support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DPERF.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:WPSGA forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 73170,216 for
assistance).
Download size: 229k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Converts xBase compatible data (dBase III, Fox, Clipper, etc.)
to Word Perfect secondary files for mail merge applications.
Features record and field selection, and record sorting. Allows
American/European date format. Converts European characters.
Single- or multi-user. Prints summary sheets and creates setup
files to automate the conversion. Includes interactive and
batch versions, as well as Clipper object module.


Product: LJ2DJ
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Converts LaserJet fonts to DeskJet fonts. See full description
on page 67.

Product: Mega Edit [***]
Author: Computer Witchcraft, Inc., 415-752-2477
Powerful ASCII Text Editor for Windows. See full description
on page 150.

Product: PCX2FNT
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Create fonts for LaserJet from PCX graphics. See full
description on page 74.

Product: PCX2PCL
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
PCX To PCL File Conversion and LJ Macros. See full description
on page 74.

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Product: TDisplay
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Version: 1.2 (02-03-92)
Needs: Unknown.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
free updates, upgrade discounts, bonus utilities.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TDSP12.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:DTPFORUM forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72037,1345
for assistance); TDSP12.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15
(or contact userID XTY50640 for assistance).
Download size: 76k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Converts ASCII text to self-displaying .EXE file. Prints at the
touch of a hot-key. User can control background color, up to 4
text colors per file, border type (or none), margins. Unlimited
file size; scrolling and word-wrap; user key prompt line.
Optional password protection.


2.2.6 File viewers

See also: Writing applications (page 148).

Product: Browse/2
Author: Wolf Software Design, 619-292-7706
Version: 1.34 (07-26-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Copy of current version, one free upgrade
and notice of future upgrades.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; BROWSE.ARC on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMOS2 forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72777,1556 for
assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This OS/2 Presentation Manager file viewer displays files of
any size in ASCII or hexadecimal format with both horizontal
and vertical scrolling.

The file, or selected portions of it, can be copied to the
Presentation Manager clipboard or output to a printer.

The search feature locates words or phrases and displays them
in context. User options include a choice of display fonts and
sizes, line numbering, tab stop intervals and printer controls.


Product: DOS Extensions for Professional
Author: Allison Software, 412-727-2198
A cohesive pkg of 7 powerful disk utilities. See full
description on page 17.

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Product: FileBUDDY
Author: Lenard Dean
Version: 1.01 (06-12-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. VGA monitor.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disk.
Look for: FB101.EXE on BBSs (call 403-285-4168 to download it at
no charge); FB101.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:PICS forum LIBrary 3
(or contact userID 70312,415 for assistance); FB101.ZIP on
GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID L.DEAN1 for
assistance).
Download size: 102k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A unique file viewer that combines 3 popular viewers into one
program. Files of any size whether in ASCII, ARC, ARJ, LZH,
PAK, or ZIP format may be viewed. If a VGA or SVGA video card
is detected, BIF (binary), GIF, PCX, and TIF image files can
also be viewed. Expanded or extended memory is supported when
loading images. Other features include saving images to other
image formats including EPS (Encapsulated Postscript) and
printing images to a HP LaserJet (or compatible) printer.


Product: Mega Edit [***]
Author: Computer Witchcraft, Inc., 415-752-2477
Powerful ASCII Text Editor for Windows. See full description
on page 150.

Product: PocketD
Author: PocketWare
120 option advanced DOS utility & dir lister. See full
description on page 23.

Product: TDisplay
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Creates Customized Self-Displaying Text Files. See full
description on page 48.

Product: Technical Editor
Author: Superior Soft
DOS/OS2 Programmers/Text editor (VIRTUAL). See full
description on page 153.

Product: ToolBOX
Author: The Binary Toolshed, 403-278 2234
A simple yet uniquely powerful DOS shell. See full description
on page 27.

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Product: TurboTXT Text File Compiler
Author: Foley Hi-Tech Systems, 415-826-6084
Version: 1.00 (06-09-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual and free tech support.
Look for: TTX100.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 415-826 1707
to download it at no charge); TTX100.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70262,1463 for
assistance).
Download size: 30k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Compiles your DOS text files and create a README.COM program
that is a viewer with your text file built in. This allows
users to create readme files that can not be modified. It also
allows you to have readme files that do not depend on an
external file viewer to display them at the final destination.


2.3 Hardware utilities

Product: ExtraDOS Toolbox
Author: Foley Hi-Tech Systems, 415-826-6084
Collection of 50 MS-DOS Utilities. See full description on
page 94.

Product: SysTraK(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Version: 1.1 (04-04-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 512k RAM. Strongly
recommended: 80286, DOS 3.3 or better, and a mouse.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SYSTRK.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:FOXFORUM forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72117,165
for assistance).
Download size: 875k (about 65 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Organize and track system component info. Who supplied, when
purchased, cost, network address, cabling, interupts, location,
normal and emergency contacts, serial numbers, warranty, etc.
Track multiple sites in multiple "systems". Great for anyone
who needs to "remember" the nitty-gritty details of computer
installations. Preprogrammed reports by vendor, user, system,
location. Online documentation, some mouse support. Fire or
theft? Could be the one key to complete insurance recovery.

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2.3.1 CPU & memory utilities

Product: AutoCon
Author: Larry Weaver, 916-623 5045
Autoexec/Config reconfiguration manager. See full description
on page 88.

Product: dBF-View
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
DBF File viewer plus other usefull Utilities. See full
description on page 202.

Product: HiMOVE
Author: C.Sitte Softwaretechnik
Version: 2.14 (11-01-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 286 NEAT CHIPSet or NEATsx
CHIPSet or AT/386 CHIPSet or other upper memory hardware.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: current disk, printed manual, six month
free support, notification of next upgrade.
Look for: HIMOV???.* on BBSs; MOV*.* on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS
forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 73030,1070 for assistance).
Download size: 115k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Uses the shadow RAM of Computers with NEAT-Chipset (Chips &
Technologies) to load device drivers and resident programs into
unused areas of the upper memory area. Easy installation and
configuration. No editing of AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS files.


Product: Nifty James' RAM Disk
Author: Mike Blaszczak, 203-292-1356
Version: 1.40 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. EMS or XMS memory.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; NJRAMD.LZH on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76360,157 for
assistance).
Download size: 20k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A RAM Disk for IBM computers having EMS or XMS memory. The
program can be configured to provide disks greater than four
megabytes, unlike many other programs. NJRAMD is very fast,
outpacing both RAMDRIVE and VIDSK from Microsoft. It is also
very small -- requiring less than 700 bytes of DOS memory. Of
course, the RAM Disk takes up as much memory as you configure
it to.


Product: PC-INFO
Author: Cheat River Engineering, 201-627-5460
Displays snapshot of system HW, SW & mem.dev. See full
description on page 90.

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Product: Snooper, the system checker
Author: John Vias, 904-332-8234
Fast, friendly, flexible system info utility. See full
description on page 91.

Product: SpeedRAM
Author: Foley Hi-Tech Systems, 415-826-6084
Version: 2.00 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Support.
Look for: SRM200.ZIP on BBSs (call 415-826-1707 to download it at
no charge); SRM200.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary
4 (or contact userID 70262,1463 for assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A small utility that increases performance by optimizing the
DRAM refresh rate to match today's memory chip manufacturers
reducing the CPU's overhead time refreshing RAM. Can increase
overall system performance from 2% to 10%.


Product: SWAPDOS
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.00 (02-01-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual and Diskette.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SWAPDS.COM on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76702,1361 for
assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets you switch from one large application to another, keeping
your place in one while workingin the other. For example, you
can have Microsoft Word swapped to EMS or disk, while you are
looking at a Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet.


2.3.2 Keyboard utilities

Product: BATUTIL
Author: CTRLALT Associates
Batch Enhancement Language. See full description on page 83.

Product: FoxTails #1(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Collection of FoxPRO tools - source code. See full description
on page 206.

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Product: Newkey
Author: FAB Software, 508-358-6357
Version: 5.4 (06-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $43.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; NEWKEY.ARC on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 75206,1366 for
assistance).
Download size: 190k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A keyboard macro processor which, besides allowing you to
automate repetitive command sequences, provides a shorthand
mode, display macros, menu macros, screen saver, extended
keyboard buffer, cursor speedup without overrun, cut & paste, a
full-featured macro editor, support for EMS, and many more
features. This latest version adds if functions to test the
screen and a print screen function.


Product: STACKEY
Author: CTRLALT Associates
Version: 4.0 (12-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, CompuServe support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SKEY??.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76004,1664 for
assistance).
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Has the basic function of stacking keystrokes. It uses English
like F1 for the F1 key rather than cryptic hex codes. It
includes simulated pressing of lock keys, shifts, support for
Carousel, Desqview and hotkey/screen reading script control.

PC Magazine called it the 'ultimate batch enhancer' and PC
World and PC Computing included it in "Best of.." articles.

Version 4.0 has a keyboard recorder and more script control,
including branching on hotkeys and screen strings.

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2.3.3 Screen utilities

Product: BLANK-IT
Author: Rhode Island Soft Systems, Inc., 401-658-4632
Version: 5.1a (03-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Newsletter/BBS support, product
discounts.
Look for: BLANK51A.ZIP on BBSs (call 401-658-3465 to download it
at no charge); BLANK5.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 73770,1633 for assistance);
BLANK51A.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or contact
userID E.ROBICHAUD1 for assistance).
Download size: 57k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Blacks out the computer display after a certain "time out"
period so that the computer screen won't become burned in. Burn
in is NOT uncommon and can destroy a monitor. Contains several
advanced features such as a quick blank "hot key" ("Boss key"),
the ability to enable/disable itself while it's loaded, and
much more. Works with all monitors and is compatible with
Windows! Smaller and faster than the rest with more features
and excellent support!


Product: FoxTails #1(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Collection of FoxPRO tools - source code. See full description
on page 206.

Product: Painless Menu Manager
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Menuing system for Hard Disks. See full description on
page 124.

Product: PBWindows
Author: Barry Erick, 717-675-3432
Wonderful Popup windows for PB. See full description on
page 348.

Product: Quilt
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
Create intriguing patterns/scrn saver option. See full
description on page 424.

Product: Swap!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Instant DOS Shell for Ventura Publisher Gem. See full
description on page 163.

Product: Utility_Belt
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
.BAT file enhancements. See full description on page 87.

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2.3.3.1 EGA/VGA

Product: RIE - Rimrock Icon Editor
Author: Rimrock Software, 208-772-9347
Editor for creating custom EGA/VGA text icons. See full
description on page 367.

2.3.4 286/386/486 utilities

Product: HiMOVE
Author: C.Sitte Softwaretechnik
Upper Memory Manager. See full description on page 52.

Product: LiteSPM
Author: Information Technology, Ltd., 401-724-2730
Capture serial port data in the background. See full
description on page 147.

Product: QUICKEXT
Author: Feico Nater Shareware, 31 74 438373
Version: 1.1 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 2.0 or better. Specifically will not
operate on an 80386 or 80486 computer.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Support.
Look for: QUICKEXT.* on BBSs; QUKEXT.* on CompuServe in CIS:.
forum LIBrary 0; QUICKEXT.* on GEnie in 0 forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 14k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A TSR which speeds up access to extended memory. Uses
undocumented feature in 80286 which is not available on 80386.


2.4 Printer utilities

See also: Utilities, System Utilities, Screen capture
(page 92); Spreadsheet applications, Spreadsheet utilities
(page 178); Database applications, Mailing label systems
(page 189).

Product: ACCU Music Printer
Author: Kevin Fischer, 619-487-5461
Prints out sheet music, transposes, etc. See full description
on page 453.

Product: Badge-O-Magic
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
LaserJet Nametags Using Any dBASE III File. See full
description on page 68.

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Product: DISK SPOOL II
Author: Budget Software Company, 303-695 9095
Version: 4.00 (06-27-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $44.00
Registration benefits: Full tech support; printed manual; latest
version; mailing list;
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DS.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70033,643 for
assistance).
Download size: 30k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A valuable utility for virtually every computer installation.
It enhances all printing/plotting/graphics applications by
allowing all printing functions to occur in the background.
Furthermore, you control how data is printed, when it is
printer, and where it is printed...all by means of a
sophisticated pop-up menu. Advanced features:
* use of Extended and/or Expanded memory
* ability to load multiple copies for driving multiple
printers


Product: LJLAND
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Print docs, listings, manuals, spreadsheets. See full
description on page 73.

Product: ON-SIDE
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Version: 2.0 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM. IBM or Epson
graphics printer.
Registration fee: $24.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year of
phone/fax/mail support, product discounts.
Look for: ONSIDE.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-788-4008 to download it at
no charge); ONSIDE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 75226,2020 for assistance).
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Easy-to-use sideways printing program from the creators of File
Express. Ten font styles included or create your own. Existing
fonts can be edited using the font editor. On-screen drawing
makes the process easy. Fonts can be magnified and stretched
to over 25 sizes each. All aspects of printing can be
controlled: print can be double struck for darker print, top
and bottom can be set, character width and height can be varied
and letter spacing controlled.

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Product: PCX2FNT
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Create fonts for LaserJet from PCX graphics. See full
description on page 74.

Product: Plot-Line
Author: PlotSoft Solutions, 519-925-5468
Command line HP-GL background file plotter. See full
description on page 335.

Product: Print-it
Author: Cybernetic Software, 708-677-8358
Version: 1.0 (01-11-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, source code.
Look for: PRTIT10.ZIP on BBSs (call 312-764 0591 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 8k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Takes an ASCII file and print it one record per line, with
wrap, if the line is too long. It will number the lines. At the
top of each page of the print-out is the file name and page
number.


Product: PrintCAD
Author: Ravitz Software Inc., 606-268-4223
Version: 1.14 (04-26-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 400K of EMS or XMS memory.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, BBS/mail
support.
Look for: PCAD.ZIP on BBSs (call 606-268-0577 to download it at
no charge); PCAD.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 2
(or contact userID 70431,32 for assistance).
Download size: 84k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a printer driver for AutoCAD, AutoSketch, GenCADD,
Draft Choice, PC-Draft-CAD, and other IBM/DOS CAD packages. It
prints directly from CAD software via the ADI or HP-GL plotter
driver. Supports Epson and IBM 9 pin printers, Epson, Fujitsu,
IBM, NEC, and Toshiba 24 pin printers, HP LaserJet, DeskJet,
PaintJet, Canon LBP, BJ, BJC, IBM ExecJet, LaserPrinter,
Quietwriter, PostScript, PCX files, and others. User selectable
pen width, shading, color, and paper size, magnification, etc.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 59



Product: PrintGL
Author: Ravitz Software Inc., 606-268-4223
Version: 1.24 (04-26-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, BBS/mail
support.
Look for: PRINTGL.ZIP on BBSs (call 606-268-0577 to download it
at no charge); PRNTGL.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 70431,32 for assistance).
Download size: 110k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A pen plotter emulator for IBM/DOS systems. It prints or
displays HP-GL (7475, 17440) files on Epson and IBM 9 pin
printers, Epson, Fujitsu, IBM, NEC, and Toshiba 24 pin
printers, HP Laserjet, Deskjet, PaintJet, IBM ExecJet,
LaserPrinter, Quietwriter, Canon LBP, BJ, BJC, Tek ColorQuick,
Kodak Color 4, PostScript printers, and others, CGA, EGA, VGA,
and HGC displays, and outputs PCX files. User selectable pen
width, color, shading, and paper size, magnification, etc.


Product: PrintPlus
Author: Lambert Klein, 708-397-1221
Version: 6.0 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $23.95
Registration benefits: Master disks, printed manual, utilities.
Voice/mail/BBS support.
Look for: P6.ZIP on BBSs (call 215-623-6203 to download it at no
charge); P6.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 2 (or
contact userID 72010,624 for assistance); P6.ZIP on GEnie in
IBM forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID L.KLEIN1 for
assistance).
Download size: 73k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A menu driven, mouse supported utility program. Tag and Print,
copy, move and delete files. Maintainence utilities. Paper
saving options. Prints Line numbers, Select pages, headers.
Adjustable margins and page lenght. Can tag files for
independed number of copies for each file. Can redirect to an
ASCII file. Features to tweek the output such as, Smart mode,
left space trim, strip line feeds within paragraphs. Powerful,
yet easy and very convenient to use. Continuous and single
sheets.


Product: Rubicon Publisher
Author: Rubicon Computer Labs Inc., 819-770-4317
Full-Featured Typesetter With Fonts. See full description on
page 163.

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Product: TSR Download
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Version: 2.9b (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP LaserJet printer, or HP
DeskJet printer with RAM cartridge.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone support, bonus
utility.
Look for: TSRDL4.ZIP on BBSs; TSRDL*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HP
forum LIBrary 4 (multiple files) (or contact userID 72417,3437
for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Memory resident soft font manager for LaserJet and DeskJet
printers locates fonts automatically and displays them in
English. Compresses LaserJet soft fonts to 1/6 their normal
size. TSR Download pops up over any application program to
allow easy font control. It even remembers what fonts are in
your printer. Select or delete fonts, control line spacing plus
much more. Requires 7K of RAM as a TSR or works from the
command line. Full DOS & Windows 3.0 support. New scalable font
support.


2.4.1 Printer control

Product: DMP
Author: DMP Software, 415-341-2702
Version: 2.05 (01-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Support by CompuServe, mail & phone. Next
update free.
Look for: DMP*.* on BBSs; DMPLZH.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS
forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 73210,2531 for assistance).
Download size: 60k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Very versatile printer driver/spooler. Spool to Expanded,
Extended, HMA and/or system memory and/or disk. Serial or
parallel printer or print to disk file. Fast spooling and
output for all types of printers including Laser, dot-matrix,
etc. Optional character conversions, many other features.


Product: ESF's DeskJet Fonts & Utilities
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Soft fonts, printer drivers, + utilities. See full description
on page 66.

Product: ESF's European DeskJet Fonts
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Soft fonts to print western European lang. See full
description on page 66.

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Product: ESF's European LaserJet Fonts
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Soft fonts to print Western European lang. See full
description on page 70.

Product: ESF's LaserJet Fonts & Util.
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Soft fonts, printer drivers, & utilities. See full description
on page 71.

Product: ESF's Scalable LJ III Fonts
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
8 scalable soft fonts plus WP & MS drivers. See full
description on page 71.

Product: EZSET
Author: McAdams Associates
Version: 2.0 (05-18-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, one year phone/CompuServe/
mail support, bonus utilities.
Look for: EZSET2.ZIP on BBSs; EZSET2.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 70353,1644 for
assistance).
Download size: 67k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This utility is designed to make it easy to access ALL of your
printer's features, including those NOT available from the
control panel. All you need to use it effectively is your
printer's manual. Designed to make it EASY to send your
printer's control codes from the command line or from inside
batch files. In addition, printer strings can be customized to
go automatically to any printer port, using any printer online
return value.


Product: FormGen Utility Pak #1
Author: FormGen Corp., 416-857-4141
Super useful DOS utility kit. See full description on page 31.

Product: LASR-MAN
Author: Micrometric, 813-377-2515
Laser printer utility for multi-pages/sheet. See full
description on page 72.

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Product: LQ
Author: Granny's Old-Fashioned Software, 704-264-6906
Version: 2.35 (10-01-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 9-pin dot matrix printer.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Current disk & manual, update disk,
technical support, commissions.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; LQ235.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 73577,230 for
assistance).
Download size: 240k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets you obtains near-letter quality from 9-pin dot-matrix
printers in a variety of fonts. The program works invisibly
with your word processor so you can continue to use familiar
commands for print options such as emphasized, underline,
italics, etc. Changing fonts can be done by inserting codes or
by using LQ's pop-up window. Cs customized spooler handles
printing tasks efficiently in the background. Also included:
Font editor, banner printer, letterhead editor.


Product: LQMATRIX [***]
Author: Jimmy Paris Software, 804-295-5496
Softfonts and softfont editor for Epson LQ. See full
description on page 64.

Product: PPRINT
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 5.3 (04-29-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, BBS access, and updates.
$45 for package of 8 utilities with bound manual. Money Back
Gurantee.
Look for: PPRINT53.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it
at no charge); PPRINT.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76347,2477 for assistance);
PPRINT53.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC-615 forum LIBrary 5 (or contact
userID PATRISOFT for assistance).
Download size: 85k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A great ASCII file printing tool providing extensive file
selection and formatting. It uses printer definition files to
support any printer. Specify print size, margins, headings,
footings, line numbering, and even data selection. Print two
pages per piece of paper on a laser printer. Scans a directory
to select multiple files to print. Set lines per page and cols
per line. Featured in Dr. File Finder's Guide to Shareware.

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Product: PrinterBUDDY
Author: Lenard Dean
Version: 2.01 (03-29-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disk.
Look for: PB201.EXE on BBSs (call 403-285-4168 to download it at
no charge); PB201.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary
2 (or contact userID 70312,415 for assistance); PB201.LZH on
GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID L.DEAN1 for
assistance).
Download size: 48k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A utility that allows you to configure ANY type of printer
using the printer's built-in commands and formatting codes.
Easy to use yet very powerful. You can select printer
configurations from a menu list or from the command line
(useful in batch files). Completely customizable. In the TSR
version, you can even define your own hot key and specify how
the TSR will load into memory (ie. conventional, swap-to-EMS,
or swap-to-disk).


2.4.2 Bar codes

Product: GRAB Plus(r)
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Envelope Addressor & Database. See full description on
page 77.

Product: GRAB Plus(r) for Windows
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Windows Envelope Printing Utility. See full description on
page 78.

Product: Label Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
PC Magazine Editors Choice mailing list prog. See full
description on page 191.

Product: Mail Machine
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Print Envelopes and Labels on all LaserJets. See full
description on page 78.

Product: PrintEnvelope
Author: Maurer Associates, 914-562-6600
Complete mail addressing system for Windows. See full
description on page 79.

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2.4.3 Printer specific

Product: Citizen
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 3.1 (06-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Citizen MSP or Tribute
printer.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, printed instructions, 900
number/CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: CITI*.ZIP on BBSs; CTZN*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW
forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72301,435 for assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This menu-driven utility lets you control the fonts on your
Citizen MSP or Tribute printer. You can also print small text
files and type envelopes from the program.


2.4.3.1 Epson

Product: LQMATRIX [***]
Author: Jimmy Paris Software, 804-295-5496
Version: 4.41 (04-12-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Epson LQ printer.
Registration fee: $19.50
Registration benefits: Printed manual, unlimited mail/phone
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: LQMTX4.ZIP on BBSs; LQMX4*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:EPSON forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
70242,1114 for assistance).
Download size: 350k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a user friendly environment for designing fonts for
Epson LQ dot matrix printers & compatibles. It comes with over
fifty ready made fonts including Script, Italics, Cyrillic,
Greek, Hebrew, Large Type, OCR-A & OCR-B and attractive fonts
especially designed by talented graphic designers. The
documentation includes instructions for using the fonts with
various word processors including WP 5.1, PCWrite 3, XYwrite, &
Word 5.5. The downloader, LQ.EXE, also serves as a printer
setter.


2.4.3.2 HP DeskJet

Product: 4Print
Author: Korenthal Associates, Inc., 212-242-1790
Paper saving utility for LaserJets & DeskJets. See full
description on page 67.

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Product: 4Shell for Windows
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Runs 4Print and 4Book under Windows. See full description on
page 68.

Product: BOOKLET [***]
Author: Sympathetic Software
PC Booklet printing utility. See full description on page 69.

Product: BOOKLET-SCREEN [***]
Author: Sympathetic Software
PC Booklet printing utility. See full description on page 69.

Product: DJ-CHECK
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Version: 1.01 (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. HP DeskJet series printer, any
size checks.
Registration fee: $14.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, one year CompuServe/mail
support.
Look for: DJCHEK.ZIP on BBSs; DJCHEK.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:HPPER forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 75160,2530 for
assistance); DJCHEK.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or
contact userID J.JOHNSON199 for assistance).
Download size: 60k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Print any size checks (personal or business) using any DeskJet
printer. Fully configurable for perfect printing placement on
any size check. Keeps a record on disk or each check you print,
and keeps a running balance as you print checks.


Product: DJ-LOPE
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Version: 3.0 (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. HP DeskJet printer.
Registration fee: $14.95
Registration benefits: One year mail/CIS support, printed
manual.
Look for: DJLOPE.ZIP on BBSs; DJLOPE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:HPPER forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 75160,2530 for
assistance); DJLOPE.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or
contact userID J.JOHNSON199 for assistance).
Download size: 65k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Print envelopes on the DeskJet family of printers on the fly or
from multiple databases of up to 250 adresses each. Supports
internal and cartridge fonts. Toggle return address on or off,
search, add, delete records. Supports internal and font
cartridges, prints to LPT1, 2 or 3. Easy-to-use menu driven
interface.

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Product: DJ-SLEEVE
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Version: 2.0 (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. HP DeskJet printer.
Registration fee: $14.95
Registration benefits: One year mail/CIS support, printed
manual.
Look for: SLEEVE.ZIP on BBSs; SLEEVE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:HPPER forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 75160,2530 for
assistance); SLEEVE.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID J.JOHNSON199 for assistance).
Download size: 25k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Just slip a floppy disk in Drive A or Drive B, load this easy-
to-use program, and in just seconds your DeskJet will print out
a sleeve template containing the names of all the files (date
and size for each file, too). Just cut it out, fold back the
flaps and tape or glue, and you have a storage sleeve for your
51/4" & 31/2" disks.


Product: DOWNLOAD
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Download fonts and macros to Laser/DeskJet. See full
description on page 70.

Product: ESF's DeskJet Fonts & Utilities
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Version: 1.6 (05-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP DeskJet printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Phone support.
Look for: DJFNT6.ZIP on BBSs; DJFNT6.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HP
forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID 72417,3437
for assistance).
Download size: 330k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Collection of 18 soft fonts for all models of HP DeskJet
printers. Printer drivers for WordPerfect 5.0 & 5.1, MS Word
5.X, MS Works, PC Write, and Windows 3.0. Fonts include Helv &
Roman 10 & 12 point medium/bold/italic, Script & Old English 8
& 10 point, Symbols 24 point, and Square 10 point 10 pitch.
Utility programs for downloading and printing sample pages.
Easy to use INSTALL program and new tutorial on soft fonts.

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Product: ESF's European DeskJet Fonts
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Version: 1.2 (05-21-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP DeskJet printer with RAM
cartridge.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Phone support.
Look for: EDJFNT2.ZIP on BBSs; EDFNT2.ZI on CompuServe in CIS:HP
forum LIBrary 5.
Download size: 340k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A collection of 12 soft fonts that print in almost any western
European language, including English, German, French, &
Spanish. Includes Roman, Helv, and Garamond in 12 point m/b/i +
18 point bold all with the PC-8 symbol set. Also has utilities
for downloading and sample page printing. Printer drivers for
WordPerfect 5.1, MS Word 5.X, MS Works, and Windows are
included. Now with easy install program and tutorial on soft
fonts.


Product: LASR-MAN
Author: Micrometric, 813-377-2515
Laser printer utility for multi-pages/sheet. See full
description on page 72.

Product: LJ2DJ
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Version: 2.4 (01-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP DeskJet printer with RAM
(font) cartridge.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/mail support, bonus
utilities.
Look for: L2D.ZIP on BBSs; L2D.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HPPER
forum LIBrary 5.
Download size: 120k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Converts LaserJet format soft fonts into DeskJet format soft
fonts. Includes DJView for displaying the characters of
DeskJet fonts on screen; DJInfo for displaying technical info
of a DJ font; FontInfo, a DIR-like command-line utility for LJ
& DJ soft fonts; DJLand for printing text files in landscape
orientation; DOWNLOAD for downloading fonts. Specify wildcards
to convert several fonts at once.


Product: TSR Download
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Soft font manager for LaserJet & DeskJets. See full
description on page 59.

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2.4.3.3 HP LaserJet

Product: 4Print
Author: Korenthal Associates, Inc., 212-242-1790
Version: 4.1 (08-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 200k RAM; HP LaserJet or
DeskJet printer.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Typeset illustrated manual, 4FOLD and
KAZAP companion utilities, free technical support, and
notification of major upgrades.
Look for: 4PR410.ZIP on BBSs (call 718-837-3236 to download it at
no charge); 4PR410.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:PCVENB forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76004,2605 for assistance);
4PR410.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3.
Download size: 240k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Prints 2 or 3 fully readable pages of text on each sheet of
paper using your LaserJet's or DeskJet's landscape (sideways)
printing capability. Can print on both sides of the page to
yield 4, 6, or even more pages of text per sheet. Perfect for
program listings and documentation; can print one wide column
for spreadsheet and database reports. Includes 4Book for
creating handsome booklets. Supports A4 paper. "Definitely
worth adding to your printer toolbox," says PC Magazine
(3/27/90).


Product: 4Shell for Windows
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Version: 1.4 (03-17-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. 4Print and 4Book from
Korenthal Associates.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: One year mail support, 900# phone
support.
Look for: 4SHELL.ZIP on BBSs; 4SHELL.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 70040,645 for
assistance); 4SHELL.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID P.MAYER1 for assistance).
Download size: 75k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This Windows 3.0 program lets you use the popular LaserJet and
DeskJet utilities, 4Print and 4Book, under Windows. You *must*
download the file 4PR410.ZIP (from Korenthal Associates) in
order to use this program. 4Shell will allow you to select the
options and build a "configuration" for both 4Print and 4Book
and save the options as your default.

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Product: Badge-O-Magic
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Version: 1.2 (07-10-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM. HP LaserJet+
printer.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Next version free plus 90 days free
support by phone/mail/BBS. Badge supplies also available to
registered users at discounted prices.
Look for: BADGE12.ZIP on BBSs (call 404-879-5985 to download it
at no charge); BADG11.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7; BADGE12.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Introducing a convenient, easy-to-use and affordable way to
prepare name tags for conventions, meetings, and social
gatherings. Using virtually any PC with a LaserJet II-compat.
printer, you now can quickly generate easy-to-read name tags.

Six custom soft fonts areincluded with the software ranging in
size from 10 to 40 points. Includes a dBASE compatible file
manager to manipulate your data bases for printing. Label
template makes it easy to buy label stock from any printer.


Product: BOOKLET [***]
Author: Sympathetic Software
Version: 3.8 (10-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. HP LaserJet or DeskJet
printer.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, free upgrading.
Look for: BOOKLT.ZIP on BBSs (call 813-349-0050 to download it at
no charge); BOOKLT.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary
2 (or contact userID 71046,1476 for assistance).
Download size: 50k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Creates PC Booklet sized documents from full page documents.
Prints four pages of the document on each sheet of paper. The
pages are printed "half size" on the right and left halves of
both sides of the sheet turned sideways. Handles A4, LETTER,
LEGAL, and EXEC paper. Also prints single sided.

Converts word processor HPPCL output to fit the reduced size.
Formatting is preserved. Extensive error recovery allows
restart after jams or other printing failures. Command line
interface.

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Product: BOOKLET-SCREEN [***]
Author: Sympathetic Software
Version: 1.6 (10-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. HP LaserJet or DeskJet
printer.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, free upgrading.
Look for: BOOKLS.EXE on BBSs (call 813-349-0050 to download it at
no charge); BOOKLS.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary
2 (or contact userID 71046,1476 for assistance).
Download size: 125k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Creates PC Booklet sized documents from full page documents.
Prints four pages of the document on each sheet of paper. The
pages are printed "half size" two pages per side of the paper
turned sideways. Handles A4, LETTER, LEGAL, and EXEC paper.
Also prints single sided.

Converts word processor HPPCL output to fit reduced size.
Formatting is preserved. Extensive error recovery allows
restart after jams or other failures. Menu/Screen interface
with online help.


Product: DOWNLOAD
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Version: 1.1 (04-22-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP LaserJet or DeskJet
printer.
Registration fee: $9.95
Registration benefits: Mail support, product discounts.
Look for: DOWNLD.ZIP on BBSs; DOWNLD.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary 4.
Download size: 45k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
DOWNLOAD sends soft fonts and macros to the memory of
your LaserJet or DeskJet printer.
UNLOAD frees up the memory taken by soft fonts and
macros.

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Product: ESF's European LaserJet Fonts
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Version: 1.2 (05-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP LaserJet II printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Phone support.
Look for: ELFNT2.ZIP on BBSs; ELFNT2.ZI on CompuServe in CIS:HP
forum LIBrary 4 (multiple files) (or contact userID 72417,3437
for assistance).
Download size: 330k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A collection of 12 soft fonts print in any western European
language. They work on any HP LaserJet II or better printer and
offer: English, German, French, Spanish, etc. Printer drivers
are included for WordPerfect 5.0 & 5.1, MS Word 5.X, MS Works,
Ventura, and Windows 3.0. Utilites are included that will
download the fonts and print sample sheets of them. All fonts
have the PC-850 symbol set and include: Helv, Roman, & Garamond
in 12 point medium/bold/italic + 18 point bold. New tutorial on
fonts.


Product: ESF's LaserJet Fonts & Util.
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Version: 1.7 (05-25-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP LaserJet printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Phone support.
Look for: LJFNT7.ZIP on BBSs; LJFNT7.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HP
forum LIBrary 4 (multiple files) (or contact userID 72417,3437
for assistance).
Download size: 330k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Collection of 24 soft fonts for HP LaserJet or compatible
printers. Includes printer drivers for WordPerfect 5.0 & 5.1,
MS Word 5.X, MS Works, Ventura, & Windows. Utility programs
include DOWNLOAD, DISPFONT, & FONTINFO. Fonts include: Helv &
Roman 10 & 12 point medium/bold/italic, Helv & Roman 18 pt
bold, 12 pt Century Legal, Script, Flourish, 18 pt Broadway &
Dingbats, 10 pt KeyCaps, 10 pt Greek, 12 & 14 pt Black Chan.
Easy INSTALL program to unpack fonts and new tutorial on soft
fonts.

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Product: ESF's Scalable LJ III Fonts
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Version: 1.2 (05-25-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP LaserJet III, IIIP, IIID,
or IIIsi printer.
Registration fee: $49.50
Registration benefits: Phone support.
Look for: LJ3FNT.ZIP on BBSs; LJ3FNT.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HP
forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 72417,3437 for assistance).
Download size: 234k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This package includes 8 scalable display soft fonts for the HP
LaserJet III family of printers: Baha, Baha Bold, Cooper,
Cooper Italic, Penior, Penior Bold, Rounded, & Rounded Bold.
(Similar to: Bauhaus, Cooper Black, Peignot, & VAG Rounded.) It
also has printer drivers for WordPerfect 5.1 & MS Word 5.X.
Utility programs, DOWNLOAD- send fonts to your printer and
MAPSCAL- print a sample sheet of a scalable font along with our
standard INSTALL program make this an easy to use package.


Product: LaserForm
Author: Real Software, 408-476-3550
Version: 1.00 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM, VGA monitor, mouse,
HP LaserJet printer. Scanner optional.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Lastest disk, printed manual, support.
Look for: LFORMS.ZIP on BBSs (call 408-476-1055 to download it at
no charge); LFORMS.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76646,323 for assistance);
LFORMS.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
R.SCHLAFLY for assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A tool for printing existing databases on existing forms. It
is a WYSIWYG program to match your output with your form, and a
printer driver which formats on the fly from your database or
other program.


Product: LASR-MAN
Author: Micrometric, 813-377-2515
Version: 2.11 (05-24-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. HP LaserJet printer.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Printed & bound 7"x8.5" manual, one yr.
phone/mail support, next release notification.
Look for: [email protected] on BBSs.
Download size: 238k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Laser printer utility for ASCII files with sixteen styles;
portrait or landscape orientation with 10, 12 or 16 characters/
inch (cpi) printing on one or both sides of each sheet;

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landscape orientation at 16 cpi, two 72 lines pages on one
side, four pages both sides; booklet (single files) or manual
(multiple files are treated as chapters). Configuration files
allow printing on legal size paper or non-HP printers.


Product: LJ-SLEEVE
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Version: 1.0 (03-31-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. HP LaserJet printer or
compatible.
Registration fee: $14.95
Registration benefits: One year mail/CIS support, printed
manual.
Look for: LJSLEV.ZIP on BBSs; LJSLEV.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:HPPER forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 75160,2530 for
assistance); LJSLEV.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID J.JOHNSON199 for assistance).
Download size: 25k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Just slip a floppy disk in Drive A or Drive B, load this easy-
to-use program, and in just seconds your LaserJet or compatible
printer will print out a sleeve template containing the names
of all the files (date and size for each file, too). Just cut
it out, fold back the flaps and tape or glue, and you have a
storage sleeve for your 51/4" & 31/2" disks.


Product: LJ2DJ
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Converts LaserJet fonts to DeskJet fonts. See full description
on page 67.

Product: LJLAND
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Version: 3.04 (02-07-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP LaserJet printer.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/mail
support.
Look for: LJLND.ZIP on BBSs; LJLND.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW
forum LIBrary 2.
Download size: 101k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Prints text files across the length of the page in 1 or more
columns. Print program listings, spreadsheets, databases, user
manuals, and other formatted text files. By default, the
printer's internal 8.5 point Line Printer font is used to yield
2 66-line, 80-character columns per each side of the paper.
Options include intelligent word wrap, net jobs, headers,
titles, redirection, page/line ranges, binder formats,
environment variable, copies, alternate font, wildcards,
margins, greenbar.

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Product: Mail Machine
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Print Envelopes and Labels on all LaserJets. See full
description on page 78.

Product: Over_LAZ
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
Version: 2 (02-14-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. WordPerfect 5.0 or later. HP
LaserJet II printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Free personalized letterhead overlay.
Additional personal letterheads also available.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; OVER2.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72060,1153 for
assistance).
Download size: 276k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A collection of over 75 printer overlay files for WordPerfect
5.0 or later and an HP LaserJet compatible printer. Over_LAZ
are provided for standard office forms (inter office memo, FAX
transmittal, etc) as well as 'rubber stamps' (draft,
confidential, etc) and decorative page borders.

Over_LAZ are automatically printed on the page by WordPerfect
over your document. Extra fonts are not required. 512k
printer RAM is sufficient.


Product: PCX2FNT
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Version: 1.1 (03-29-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP LaserJet printer.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/mail
support, bonus utilities.
Look for: 2FNT.ZIP on BBSs; 2FNT.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HPPER
forum LIBrary 4.
Download size: 145k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Convert PCX format images (logos, signatures, letterhead) that
you've scanned, painted or drawn into HP format soft fonts.
Download to your printer and easily access from within your
word processor, or just about any other printing application.
Converting often printed graphics (such as your signature on
several letters or your logo on several envelopes) into soft
fonts will also greatly speed up your printing.

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Product: PCX2PCL
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Version: 1.4 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP LaserJet printer.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/mail
support.
Look for: 2PCL.ZIP on BBSs; 2PCL.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HPPER
forum LIBrary 4.
Download size: 60k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Convert PCX format files to HP PCL format for downloading to
LaserJet printers as macros. Use your scanner, or paint or
draw program to turn your logo, signature, letterhead or other
PCX graphic into a LaserJet printer macro. Significantly
improves the speed of your printing, especially when printing
several documents which contain common graphics, such as a
signature.


Product: QFont
Author: Jamestown Software, 608-271-2090
Version: 1.5 (10-20-90)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 2.1 or better. Hercules or EGA
monitor. Mouse.
Registration fee: $80.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual and disk; phone/BBS/
newsletter support.
Look for: QFONT*.* on BBSs (call 608-271-3685 to download it at
no charge); QFONT.* on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 7
(or contact userID 74275,745 for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Graphic "paint" program to edit and create HP Laserjet
downloadable soft fonts. Has complete editing functions -- cut
and paste, circle, curves, arcs, lines, rectangles, fills and
so on -- plus powerful transformation functions such as shadow,
outline, bolden, lighten, slant and resize. Modify font
headers. Test spacing. Download fonts with sample printouts.
Change mono spaced fonts to proportional and vice versa. Use
fonts in DTP programs like Ventura, or wordprocessors such as
WordPerfect.


Product: TSR Download
Author: Elfring Soft Fonts, 708-377-3520
Soft font manager for LaserJet & DeskJets. See full
description on page 59.

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2.4.3.4 PostScript

Product: The Laughing Dog Screen Maker
Author: Yardbird Software, 818-704-6402
Text-mode Screen Designer w/Code Generation. See full
description on page 344.

Product: Over_LAZ PS
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
Version: 2 (02-14-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. WordPerfect 5.0 or later.
PostScript printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Free personalized letterhead overlay.
Additional personal overlays available.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; OVERPS.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72060,1153 for
assistance); OVERPS.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (or
contact userID MIKLOS.G for assistance).
Download size: 117k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A collection of over 70 printer overlay files for WordPerfect
5.0 or later and a PostScript compatible printer. Over_LAZ are
provided for standard office forms (inter office memo, FAX
transmittal, etc) as well as rubber stamps (draft,
confidential, etc) and decorative page borders. Over_LAZ PS are
automatically printed on the page by WordPerfect over your
document.


Product: PM2LINO
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Version: 1.0 (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. PageMaker PC PostScript files.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: One year CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: PM2LINO.ZIP on BBSs; PM2LIN.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:DTPFORUM forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 75160,2530 for
assistance).
Download size: 9k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This utility removes Control-D characters from print-to-file
PostScript files created by PC PageMaker for later output by
Linotronic or other imagesetters driven by Mac systems. Failure
to remove these characters results in failure to output files
on imagesetter. This utility is command line driven and
supports DOS wildcards.

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Product: PS-SLEEVE
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Version: 2.0 (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. PostScript printer set up on
LPT1, LPT2 or LPT3.
Registration fee: $14.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, one year CompuServe/mail
support.
Look for: SLEEVE.ZIP on BBSs; SLEEVE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:DTP
forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 75160,2530 for assistance);
SLEEVE.ZIP on GEnie in PSRT forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID
J.JOHNSON199 for assistance).
Download size: 26k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Print 51/4" or 31/2" floppy disk storage sleeves on your PostScript
printer. Just insert a floppy disk in Drive A or B and print a
sleeve template on your printer containing up to 192 file names
in all subdirectories on the floppy. Cut it apart, tape or
glue the flaps, and you're done. Don't get writer's cramp
writing all those tiny file names. Use PS-SLEEVE instead.


Product: PS-TEXT
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Version: 1.0 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: One year free support by mail or CIS.
Look for: PSTEXT.ZIP on BBSs; PSTEXT.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:ADOBE forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 75160,2530 for
assistance).
Download size: 13k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Extracts all text from a print-to-file PostScript file to a new
file in ASCII format for re-formatting. Text comes in without
any formatting. Program operates from command line (typing
PSTEXT alone lists required parameters).


2.4.4 Envelope addressers

Product: DJ-LOPE
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Envelope Printer/Database for DeskJet printer. See full
description on page 65.

Product: Federal Express Label Printer
Author: TVSWare, 908-295-5543
Print and track FedEx airbills. See full description on
page 190.

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Product: GRAB Plus(r)
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Version: 6.1 (09-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Any printer that will hold an
envelope.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year
mail support, 900# phone support.
Look for: GRAB*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); GRAB*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 2 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70040,645 for assistance); GRAB*.ZIP on GEnie in
IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
P.MAYER1 for assistance).
Download size: 444k (about 33 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This 6k TSR will capture the name and address from your
favorite word processor and send it formatted to an envelope in
your printer. Works on any printer that will hold an envelope
or label. Uses special features of LaserJet, DeskJet, and
PostScript printers. Prints the postal bar codes on your ZIP+4
zip codes in the address. Includes GRABDB, a database for
storing thousands of names and addresses. Also includes
LaserLabel, a powerful label printing program.


Product: GRAB Plus(r) for Windows
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Version: 1.5 (04-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Any printer that will hold
an envelope.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year
mail support, 900# phone support.
Look for: WINGRAB.ZIP on BBSs; WINGRA.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 2 (multiple files) (or contact userID
70040,645 for assistance); WINGRAB.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum
LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID P.MAYER1 for
assistance).
Download size: 388k (about 29 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is the Microsoft Windows version of the GRAB Plus(r)
envelope addressing system. Prints the name and address from
within your Windows application specially formatted for your
printer. Prints postal barcodes on LaserJet, DeskJet, and
PostScript printers. Comes with macros to attach to Word for
Windows and Ami Professional. See GRAB Plus(r) in this catalog
also. Use on multiple printers for both envelopes and labels.


Product: Label Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
PC Magazine Editors Choice mailing list prog. See full
description on page 191.

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Product: Mail Machine
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Version: 3.0k (03-12-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP LaserJet printer.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/mail
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MM30.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:HPPER forum LIBrary 4.
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The most flexible envelope and label printing system ever
developed for HP LaserJet printers. It will print envelopes and
labels of any size acceptable by your printer. Standard size
templates are predefined; custom size labels and envelopes are
user-defineable. Up to 6 lines of text in the TO and FROM
addresses - typed by you or imported from database files.
Prints USPS PostNet barcodes; supports all fonts - internal,
cartridge & soft; allows PCX graphics, misc. messages; saves
jobs


Product: Plain Vanilla Labels
Author: Rosewood Software, 416-284-6119
Simple but complete label printer. See full description on
page 193.

Product: PrintEnvelope
Author: Maurer Associates, 914-562-6600
Version: 2.30 (03-04-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. VBRUN100.DLL.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Registered disk, upgrade notification.
Look for: ENVELOPE.ZIP on BBSs; ENVELO.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 74017,2140 for
assistance); PRENV230.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID W.VANNEST for assistance).
Download size: 78k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A complete Windows 3.x mail addressing system. Print envelopes
or labels of any size. Use different fonts for the addressee,
note text and return address or use a Windows .BMP graphic as
the return address. Type addresses on the fly, paste from
other applications, use an address book or import a mail list
in Windows Carfile or ASCII file format. Will do USPS approved
PostNet bar codes. Supports laser, dot matrix and PostScript
printers and automatically sets orientation and selects paper
bins.


Product: Public Address
Author: Paradise Programming, 206-352-9863

High-performance compact Address database. See full
description on page 194.

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Product: QENV [***]
Author: Annette Cuomo, 714-597-7295
Version: 2.2 (06-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: QENV.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-730-6743 to download it at
no charge); QENV.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:UTILFORUM forum
LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 73747,3537 for assistance).
Download size: 110k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Quick Envelope Addressor that automatically stores the names &
addresses for envelope printing or letter writing. Also
contains a Quick Editor to allow the creation of
Correspondence. Also allows the data stored to be merged into
the letters written with the Quick Editor (Mail Merge).


2.5 System Utilities

2.5.1 Operating systems

Product: 4FILES [***]
Author: Hand-Crafted Software, 907-747-8996
File manager & annotator for 4DOS & NDOS. See full description
on page 128.

Product: AutoCon
Author: Larry Weaver, 916-623 5045
Autoexec/Config reconfiguration manager. See full description
on page 88.

Product: SUPER [***]
Author: Y.C.C., 817-540-0269
Multi function disk utility & batch generator. See full
description on page 27.

Product: TurboBAT
Author: Foley Hi-Tech Systems, 415-826-6084
Advanced Batch File Compiler. See full description on
page 373.

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Product: VMiX 386
Author: Commercial Software Associates (ComSoft), 714-720-1214
Version: 2.67 (12-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. DOS 5.0 and 80386 recommended.
Registration fee: $59.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, Applications Programming
Interface, BBS support.
Look for: VMIX267.EXE on BBSs (call 714-720-1139 to download it
at no charge); VMIX.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 73277,2003 for assistance).
Download size: 180k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A multitasker and multiuser Protected Mode Dos Extender
environment for IBM (PC, XT, AT, EISA, PS/2) compatibles.
Automatically configures itself to your environment.

In 8086 and 286 computers, it will multitask using only
available conventional memory with task swapping to extended
memory, where available. On 386 computers each virtual task
gets its own screen and 640KByte partition from extended
memory. Up to 4 users at the COMM ports.


2.5.2 Multi-OS utilities

Product: BootMaster
Author: RoSi Software, 011-49-30-744-7707
Boot Configuration Manager. See full description on page 89.

2.5.3 Command processors

Product: 4DOS
Author: JP Software Inc., 617-646-3975
Version: 4.0 (08-26-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $69.00
Registration benefits: Typeset quality printed manual, free or
low-cost upgrade to next major release, newsletter, technical
support.
Look for: 4DOS4*.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
no charge); 4DOS4*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:PCVENB forum
LIBrary 10 (multiple files) (or contact userID 75300,1215 for
assistance).
Download size: 450k (about 34 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Replaces COMMAND.COM for MS-DOS, PC-DOS, and DR-DOS. Enhances
most DOS commands, over 40 new commands. Command editing,
history, aliases, point-and-shoot file selection, high-speed
batch files, much much more. 1989 PC Mag Tech Excellence
Finalist (ver. 2.21). Compatible with COMMAND.COM and
virtually all PC hardware and software. Easy installation and
configuration, network-compatible. If you use DOS then you
already know how to use 4DOS. If you want more from DOS you
need 4DOS!

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Product: CM_FILER
Author: NoVaSoft, 703-221-1833
Multi-Function Disk/File Manager. See full description on
page 129.

Product: HDM IV - Hard Disk Menu
Author: MicroFox Company, 216-659-9489
DOS Menu & Security System, Network Support. See full
description on page 121.

Product: VMiX 386
Author: Commercial Software Associates (ComSoft), 714-720-1214
MSDOS MultiTasker MultiUser for 8086 to 486. See full
description on page 80.

Product: WinBatch
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Windows Batch Language. See full description on page 88.

2.5.4 Batch & macro utilities

Product: 4DOS
Author: JP Software Inc., 617-646-3975
Enhanced DOS command processor. See full description on
page 81.

Product: BatchMaker Plus
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
A DOS Menu/Utility/Editor/Information + more. See full
description on page 8.

Product: BATUTIL
Author: CTRLALT Associates
Version: 4.0 (12-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $43.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual; CompuServe support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SKEY??.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76004,1664 for
assistance).
Download size: 350k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets you spiff up your batch files with accesss to hardware
information, display of text in color and/or large letters, pop
up menus and file lists. You can directly access the
environment and have paths up to 255 characters long.

PC Magazine called it the 'ultimate batch enhancer' and PC
World and PC Computing included it in "Best of.." articles.

Version 4.0 has a full fledged language with if..then, case,
etc.

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Product: Bmenu
Author: Mark Strong
Pop-up menu program for batch files. See full description on
page 119.

Product: Command Post
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Programmable Shell/File Mgr. for Windows 3.0. See full
description on page 133.

Product: DOS Extensions for Professional
Author: Allison Software, 412-727-2198
A cohesive pkg of 7 powerful disk utilities. See full
description on page 17.

Product: ENVI-MAN
Author: Micrometric, 813-377-2515
Version: 1.00 (04-26-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed & bound 7"x8.5" manual, one year
phone/mail support, next release notification.
Look for: [email protected] on BBSs.
Download size: 138k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An environment utility that accomplishes two major function.
First - display all current environment strings and data about
the environment such as the location, size and space
availability of the Master environment. Second - let a batch
file know how much environment space is currently available and
to provide a graceful exit if there isn't enough. It may also
show under certain circumstances the size of the master
environment can be expanded without changes being made to
CONFIG.SYS.


Product: EXTENDED BATCH LANGUAGE-PLUS!
Author: Seaware Corp., 407-738-1712
Version: 4.07 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $79.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, six months
phone/BBS/newsletter support.
Look for: EBL.ZIP on BBSs (call 407-738-1843 to download it at no
charge); EBL*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1
(or contact userID 71426,204 for assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes your batch files hum! It adds professional extensions to
existing MS-DOS batch files to:
* Integrate and automate programs to work together
* Speeds batch files up to 5 times faster
* Adds structured IF, REPEAT, WHILE, BEGIN/END commands
* Create menus automatically

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* Design professional user interfaces (windows, several menu
types, sound, and more)
* Adds over 100 commands, functions, and expression types.

Using batch files will never be the same!


Product: Getkey/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.00 (02-25-90)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: GETKO100.ZIP on BBSs; GETKO1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 8k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Reports the ASCII code of a user keystroke as an ERRORLEVEL.
Great for getting user menu selections or input during batch
files. Options for checking input against edit mask, making
use press Enter, flushing keyboard buffer before accepting
keystroke, hiding cursor, disabling ^C & ^Break, capitalizing
the key, echoing it to the screen, and beeping after invalid
input.


Product: LOGIK MENU
Author: LOGIVISION INC., 819-823-6761
Menu System, 43/50 lines, Mouse, Events, Log. See full
description on page 123.

Product: MENU-MAN
Author: Micrometric, 813-377-2515
Version: 1.21 (05-24-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed & bound 7"x8.5" manual, one yr.
phone/mail support, next release notification.
Look for: [email protected] on BBSs.
Download size: 163k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows the display of user selection menus from within batch
files. These menus are controlled by command line options and
can contain a title and up to nineteen selection option lines
that are generated from REM lines in the batch file which
follows the call to MENU-MAN. Options include a user response
time limit, menu positioning, erasing the screen before/after
menu display, and menu sound, color and type customization.

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Product: Painless Event Processor
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Version: 1.01 (05-31-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 128k RAM.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Registered users receive the latest copy
of the program, along with a printed and bound manual. Also
receive major discounts on updates.
Look for: PEP.ZIP on BBSs (call 214-881-0313 to download it at no
charge); PEP.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3
(or contact userID 70337,3337 for assistance); PEP.ZIP on GEnie
in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID K.PIERCE7 for
assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A revolutionary concept in computer software. Allows your PC to
work 24 hours a day. Simply tell the processor when to execute
programs, batch files, utilities, tasks, etc. and at the
specified time the keystrokes will be tnered into your computer
as if you were sitting at the keyboard. TSR requiring 10K.
Great for nightly backups, speed disk, and countless other
processes.


Product: PALERT
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 2.3 (06-12-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest version and updates. $45 gets
package of 8 utilities & bound manual.
Look for: PALERT23.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it
at no charge); PALERT.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76347,2477 for assistance).
Download size: 27k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A batch file utility designed to check your disk freespace
before starting an application. Specify how much disk
freespace you need for a program and let PALERT insure it
exists before starting an application. Dont be caught in your
wordprocessor or spreadsheet with a file that is too big to be
saved. Put PALERT in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file to warn you when
your hard disk is getting full. Presents a graphical
representation of space to let you quickly determine freespace
levels.

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Product: PATH-MAN
Author: Micrometric, 813-377-2515
Version: 1.10 (05-24-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Printed & bound 7"x8.5" manual, one yr.
phone/mail support, next release notification.
Look for: [email protected] on BBSs.
Download size: 136k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A utility that searches the directory path elements of the PATH
statement for a given file. The search file name may include
DOS wildcard characters. The ERRORLEVEL variable is set, based
on the results of this search, to allow more user friendly
batch files - a graceful exit can be made when needed data
files or programs are missing. Optionally, the path ele-ment on
which the search file is located may be displayed.


Product: PDAILY
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 1.0 (08-18-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Current version and future updates. $45
gets 8 utility set with bound manual. Money Back gurantee.
Look for: PDAILY.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it at
no charge); PDAILY.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76347,2477 for assistance).
Download size: 11k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets users execute one or more DOS batch commands once per day.
Use it when you execute a batch command multiple times per day
but want selected commands to execute only once. For instance
backup or disk cleanup. Can be implemented in your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Part of the Patriquin Utilities.


Product: PocketD
Author: PocketWare
120 option advanced DOS utility & dir lister. See full
description on page 23.

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Product: PowerBatch Compiler
Author: CSD, Inc., 404-740-9583
Version: 1.4j (05-08-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Latest version of the compiler and
documentation. Notification of updates.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PWRBAT.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 72701,155 for
assistance).
Download size: 140k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A dynamic new batch command compiler which provides the
capability of creating standalone executable modules (.EXE)
with speed and security. Standard batch functions are enhanced
with over 40 additional commands for FLEXIBILITY never before
available in a batch command file. Modules run with the SPEED
only compiled programs can achieve. Maximum SECURITY can be
acheived by creating modules that cannot be terminated by
pressing any break key.


Product: Pro-Bat I
Author: Mark Tigges, 604-926-0366
Version: 1.1 (04-25-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, support, upgrade
discounts.
Look for: PBAT.EXE on BBSs (call 604-277-9970 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This program has revolutionized the way complex batch files are
built. It gives you the power to create batch files with
chaining screens, graphic screen layout, keyboard input
acceptance and informational prompting. Lets you draw boxs set
screen colors and create menues. There is even a handsome
graphics menu screen you can integrate into your batch files.
Though it takes some time to learn, the results are the most
professional batch files possible.


Product: STACKEY
Author: CTRLALT Associates
Keystroke stacking utility. See full description on page 54.

Product: SUPER [***]
Author: Y.C.C., 817-540-0269
Multi function disk utility & batch generator. See full
description on page 27.

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Product: Utility_Belt
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
Version: 1.1a (02-14-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Technical support, upgrades.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; BELT1A.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 72060,1153 for
assistance); BELT1A.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (or
contact userID MIKLOS.G for assistance).
Download size: 59k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A collection of 18 utilities designed to simplify the creation
of professional looking DOS .BATch files. Six interactive
utilities (SELECT, CONFIRM, WAIT, GETKEY, SLEEP, BLEEP) accept
user input. Nine video utilities add pizzazz to displays and
allow full access to all video text pages on CGA, EGA and VGA
system (VPAT, VPCLS, VPFLIP, VPTNT, VPSET, VPBH, VPSTRIPE,
VPBOX, VPCOPY). Three security and diagnostic utilities
(REBOOT, HANG, WHATIS) are also included.


Product: WinBatch
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Version: 3.0A (02-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $69.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, tech support, 90-day
money back gaurantee.
Look for: WBT30A.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-935-5198 to download it at
no charge); WBT30A.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:WINAPA forum
LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 73260,2535 for assistance).
Download size: 180k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Windows batch language interpreter which brings the power of
batch language programming to the Windows environment. Can do
pretty much everything the old DOS batch files can do, but it
goes far beyond the capabilities of the DOS batch language.
Can run Windows and DOS programs, send keystrokes to Window
applications, prompt users for input using an assortment of
dialog boxes, make branching decisions, and much more.


2.5.5 Configuration utilities

Product: AutoCon
Author: Larry Weaver, 916-623 5045
Version: 2.0g (03-14-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: At least one year of voice/BBS support.
Look for: AUTOCON.ZIP on BBSs (call 916-623 4455 to download it
at no charge); AUTOCN.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 72460,3072 for assistance);

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AUTOCON.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (or contact
userID L.WEAVER1 for assistance).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Full interactive (internal and/or external editor, pull down
menus, mouse support, and context sensitive help) or command
line AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS configuration management. Can
use current configuration files. Provisions for disk cacheing
software. MENU.CTL device driver allows configuration
selection during boot process. Handles all of the nitty-gritty
details for you. See Nov. 13, 1990 PC Magazine p. 50 for a
review of previous version.


Product: BOOT.SYS
Author: Hans Salvisberg
Version: 1.42 (07-03-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. MS-DOS or IBM PC-DOS,
including version 5.00; may not work with DOS clones.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: current disk, printed and bound manual;
email (CompuServe [73237,3556], Internet) and mail support;
registration transferable to future shareware versions.
Look for: BOOT142.EXE on BBSs; BOOT14.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 73237,3556 for
assistance).
Download size: 83k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes it possible to display one or more menus at boot-up time
and to have different parts of CONFIG.SYS and/or AUTOEXEC.BAT
executed, depending on which menu option(s) are chosen. No more
editing/renaming your start-up files and rebooting. Up to 9
options per menu, up to 25 consecutive and/or nested menus.
Easy installation, detailed examples for every level of
sophistication. Full support for MS/PC-DOS 5.00.


Product: BootMaster
Author: RoSi Software, 011-49-30-744-7707
Version: 3.3 (07-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: No screen reminder on booting, unlimited
support, site license.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; BOOTMA.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 100031,2222
for assistance).
Download size: 148k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This configuration manager lets you select different
environments. It's very easy to use and it does NOT manipulate
the boot partition table, a matter I think many users else
would be a bit nervous about. It's possible to activate a boot-
up module, allowing you to pick a choice at boot time. NEW:

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Language independency: Choose between ENGLISH-GERMAN- FRENCH-
SPANISH. You can now use your own editor and put the files in
any directory you want.


Product: DasBOOT!
Author: WHEEL Games
Version: 1.60 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: 90 days support, disk and printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DASBOT.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:FSFORUM forum LIBrary 13 (or contact userID 76662,1623
for assistance).
Download size: 54k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This menu program lets the user select between several sets of
CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files. A very handy utility
program to help you get the maximum amount of memory for using
flight simulators or other memory hungry programs and then
allows an easy way to restore your normal day-to-day
configuration. Compatible with Stacker and Delayed-Write disk
caches.


Product: EZSET
Author: McAdams Associates
A versatile printer setup utility. See full description on
page 61.

Product: HiMOVE
Author: C.Sitte Softwaretechnik
Upper Memory Manager. See full description on page 52.

Product: Nifty James' RAM Disk
Author: Mike Blaszczak, 203-292-1356
RAM Disk Device Driver for EMS and XMS memory. See full
description on page 52.

Product: Painless Event Processor
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Event Scheduler to allow your PC to work 24hr. See full
description on page 84.

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Product: PC-INFO
Author: Cheat River Engineering, 201-627-5460
Version: 2.17 (05-27-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Most current version mailed; voice & CIS
support; free updates.
Look for: PC-217.ZIP on BBSs (call 207-766-2467 to download it at
no charge); PCINFO.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary
4 (or contact userID 73710,2611 for assistance).
Download size: 32k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Displays operating system & hardware configurations; including
Intel & Weitek coprocessors.Especially useful when supporting
multiple systems. Reports copyright text found in ROM BIOS
code, handy in determining BIOS source and clone
manufacturers.All video adaptor types are recognized & handled
automatically.Supports DOS 4/5 disk partitions>32Mb, inc.
networked drives. Self-extracting archive. Eng. design serv./
mech.prototype constr./contract CAD/custom SW dev. our
specialty.


Product: SHERLOCK
Author: Gulf Sierra, 301-460-0354
A dual window ASCII file comparison utility. See full
description on page 46.

Product: Snooper, the system checker
Author: John Vias, 904-332-8234
Version: 1.50 (03-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
Compuserve/BBS/mail support.
Look for: SNOOP150.ZIP on BBSs (call 904-332-2848 to download it
at no charge); SNOOPR.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum
LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 72260,1601 for assistance).
Download size: 75k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This fast, friendly, and flexible system information utility is
perfect for collecting hardware inventory, for customer support
of hardware & software products, and individual use. Shows
your computer type, CPU model & speed, NDP, bus, BIOS brand &
date, conventional/extended/expanded memory, HMA, largest UMB,
network, floppy & hard disks, video type, keyboard, mouse, VGA
memory & chipset, environment size, sound cards, CD-ROM, port
addresses, ANSI, NDOS, and much more.


Product: SysTraK(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
System(s) component inventory program. See full description on
page 51.

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2.5.6 Recovery utilities

Product: Btr Help!
Author: Informative Technologies, 202-675-4528
Btrieve File Utility. Repair, Edit, Browse. See full
description on page 368.

Product: HDTEST
Author: Computer Counselors, Inc., 215-527-4408
Thorough Read/Write hard/floppy disk test. See full
description on page 20.

Product: Integrity Master(tm)
Author: Stiller Research, 904-575-7884
Easy to use anti-virus/data integrity prog. See full
description on page 138.

Product: An Ounce Of Prevention
Author: Pete Maclean
Disaster prevention/data protection system. See full
description on page 137.

Product: Professional Master Key
Author: Public Brand Software, 317-856-7535
Unerase, hex editor, unformat, disk map, etc. See full
description on page 24.

2.5.7 Screen capture

See also: Utilities, Printer utilities (page 56).

Product: Capbuf
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
Version: 1.41 (12-28-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CAPBUF.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76703,3046 for
assistance).
Download size: 40k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A memory resident (TSR) program that lets you capture any text
screen and save it for later processing or printing. It's quite
useful for programs that do not otherwise provide means of
printing their results: such as intermediate results of games,
or collecting copies of messages while on a bulletin board.
Also includes a filter to remove line drawing characters.


Product: The Laughing Dog Screen Maker
Author: Yardbird Software, 818-704-6402
Text-mode Screen Designer w/Code Generation. See full
description on page 344.

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Product: Textshot
Author: McAdams Associates
Version: 2.1 (01-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, one year phone/CompuServe/
mail support, bonus utilities.
Look for: TSHOT21.ZIP on BBSs; TSHOT2.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70353,1644 for
assistance).
Download size: 27k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This TSR pop-up program saves images of any 80-column text
screen to monochrome .PCX-format files. Ideal for developers!
Works with all common video standards. Features image
clipping, switchable fonts, image inversion and color patterns.
Easily removed from memory, and all disk operations are error-
protected.


2.5.8 Other

Product: ClipMate for Windows
Author: ThunderWare (tm), 716-723-1352
Captures Multiple Clipboard Text Items. See full description
on page 109.

Product: DOS Helper
Author: Polaris Software, 619-789-7723
Menu-aided on-line help while you us DOS. See full description
on page 9.

Product: Dupes
Author: Richard W. Adams
Finds duplicate/empty files & empty dirs. See full description
on page 34.

Product: Except
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 2.00 (06-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: EXCED200.ZIP on BBSs; EXCED2.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 18k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Temporarily protects files by making them inaccessible to most
DOS commands, programs, and batch files. Use it to protect
sensitive files, or to affect some, but not all, files in a
directory. For example, to see all files in the current
directory except those ending in DOC, you'd enter EXCEPT *.DOC

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DIR. To hide a certain file from a word processor, you could
enter EXCEPT SECRET.DOC WP.


Product: ExtraDOS Toolbox
Author: Foley Hi-Tech Systems, 415-826-6084
Version: 3.80 (04-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Support, registration code.
Look for: XDOS380.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 415-826-1707
to download it at no charge).
Download size: 800k (about 60 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A collection of 50 Utilities, 33 of which were featured in Paul
Somerson's DOS Power Tools book. Included are the Popular
TurboBAT Batch File Compiler, SpeedRAM system speed up utility,
Cleanup & Tidy for drive space recovery, BrkBox Serial &
Parallel Port debugger, KillDir high speed directory remover,
NameDir Directory namer, FindFile which searches inside of
archives and many more.


Product: Globally
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.22 (06-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: GLOBD122.ZIP on BBSs; GLOBL1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 18k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Executes a command or program in multiple directories. It can
execute in all directories on a disk, or in just the current &
subordinate directories. For example, to delete all files on
your disk with an extension of BAK, you would enter GLOBALLY
DEL *.BAK.

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Product: Globally/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.11 (07-06-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: GLOBO111.ZIP on BBSs; GLOB01.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 18k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Executes a command or program in multiple directories. It can
execute in all directories on a disk, or in just the current &
subordinate directories. For example, to delete all files on a
hard disk with an extension of BAK, you would enter GLOBALLY
DEL *.BAK.


Product: Renamer
Author: Richard W. Adams
Renames directories. See full description on page 25.

Product: Renamer/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Renames directories. See full description on page 26.

Product: SAFEPACK
Author: D J Harvey Software
Disk defragmenter with data safety features. See full
description on page 11.

Product: ToolBOX
Author: The Binary Toolshed, 403-278 2234
A simple yet uniquely powerful DOS shell. See full description
on page 27.


2.6 Desktop utilities

Product: Browse/2
Author: Wolf Software Design, 619-292-7706
OS/2 file viewer for ASCII and hex data. See full description
on page 49.

Product: Instant Access Menu System
Author: Prodigy Technologies, 619-673-0722
Easy, colorful interface for running programs. See full
description on page 122.

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Product: PhoneBook
Author: Robert M. Bernard
Version: 1.0 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PB100.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70263,326 for
assistance).
Download size: 43k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
PhoneBook is a user friendly menu driven program used to store,
sort, browse, print, or merge lists of names, addresses and
phone numbers. Sort based on any of several fields. Make
different lists for family, business, holidays, etc. Each file
generated can be easily edited or merged with other files, and
saved under a different name. Print your lists in different
formats, including mailing labels. Simple to generate several
pages of return address labels. Dot matrix and laser printer
support.


2.6.1 Multi-function

Product: dLITE
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Memory-res dBASE-Compat Desktop File Manager. See full
description on page 185.

Product: Programmer's Productivity Pack
Author: Falk Data Systems, 915-584-7670
Productivity Tools for Programmers. See full description on
page 345.

Product: WinPost
Author: Eastern Mountain Software, 614-798-0910
Version: 3.1a (09-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, technical support, latest
version on disk.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; WPST31.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 71570,533 for
assistance).
Download size: 73k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Get rid of your Post-it(tm) notes! This Windows utility allows
the user to create and manage reminder notes. Icon Tool Bar,
mouse shortcuts and accelerator keys make this a very intuitive
and easy-to-use utility. Major features include print
facility, search facility, alarm notes, numerous configuration
parameters, auto save, and more. Selected as one of "Powerhouse
Utilities for Under $50" by PC World magazine (7/91). A must
for Windows users!

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Product: Zephyr
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
FoxPro-Compatible DBMS for Non-Programmers. See full
description on page 184.

2.6.2 Calculators

Product: AFFORD IT???
Author: Garrett Krueger Software Development, 612-776-9942
Monetary calculator (annuities,savings,loans). See full
description on page 309.

Product: CALC_JNC
Author: James N. Cox
Version: 9.00 (04-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disk, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, 30-day money back. 80x87 Support.
Bonus utilities.
Look for: CALJNC.ZIP on BBSs (call 215-721-0363 to download it at
no charge); CALJNC.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMPRO forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76665,3443 for assistance).
Download size: 56k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Programmers mode: Does automatic conversions between
DEC,HEX,OCT and BINARY. Other functions are
MOD,AND,NAND,OR,NOR,XOR,NOT,NEGATION, and 10 RESULT MEMORIES

Floating point mode: Always displays last formula entered.
Functions include SQR
ROOT,ROOT,CUBE,SIN,COS,TAN,HYPERBOLICS,LOG'S,PI,
FRACTION,FACTOR,INT,ABS,SEXAGESIMAL,10 RESULT/PREVIOUS
MEMORIES, and FIXED POINT and more.

Features in both modes: TSR Option, Colors, 80-132 Columns,
send result to keyboard buffer, movable on screen


Product: DOS-CALC
Author: DOS-CALC
Version: 3.0 (07-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $12.00
Registration benefits: Lifetime upgrade policy, CompuServe/mail
support.
Look for: DCALC3.ZIP on BBSs (call 814-864-1230 to download it at
no charge); DCALC3.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70313,3540 for assistance).
Download size: 307k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)

Description:
If you use an algebraic hand held calculator, you'll prefer to
use DOS-CALC. Tape display with auto-save. Math, trig, log and
many unique functions. Linear line fit, annuity payment and

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balance functions. Built-in conversions: over 400 entered, add
up to 600 more! Built-in tables: create up to 100 tables each
having up to 1200 entries. Many tables included. Ideal for
portable computing, business or home. Excellent screen layout,
built-in help, screen saver, mouse support, DOS Shell plus much
more.


Product: EVAL
Author: McAdams Associates
Version: 1.0 (01-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, one year phone/CompuServe/
mail support, bonus utility.
Look for: EVAL1.ZIP on BBSs; EVAL1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70353,1644 for
assistance).
Download size: 34k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A pop-up TSR four-function floating point calculator/expression
evaluator that also converts between number bases. Allows
results to be output to the running application. Great for
doing quick calculations when writing or for programmers! EVAL
uses 32K memory.


Product: MORSOFT CALCULATOR
Author: MORSOFT, 512-561-0731
Version: 2.0 (07-01-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $14.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MORCAL.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 71530,2363 for
assistance); MORCALC.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID MORSOFT for assistance).
Download size: 74k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Calculate in style. A business calculator/adding machine with
the functions of add, subtract, multiply, percent, divide and
trigonometric functions. Also a memory constant feature and sub
and overall totals. All operations may be performed in decimal
or HEX. The main advantage however is the 1,000 entry "paper
tape" that is displayed on the screen and may be scrolled
forward or back, changed, and printed.

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2.6.3 Calendars

Product: ActCalendar
Author: ShareGames, 619-283-0472
Version: 2.5 (01-22-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Latest Version, Free updates for 6
Months, & 24 Hr Tech Support.
Look for: ACTCLDR.ZIP on BBSs (call 619-440-0899 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 98k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Can be used in conjunction with ActMenu, or as a stand-alone
program, to display over 1,000 of your scheduled events over a
four year span. Initially it displays six months with the
current month at top center. All Holidays and your scheduled
event days are highlighted. Dates may be selected with cursor
keys or mouse to display and/or edit the events. A week panel,
which displays up to 5 events, and a day panel for 10 events
are available.


Product: Ample Notice
Author: Granny's Old-Fashioned Software, 704-264-6906
Version: 2.04 (05-21-91)

Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Current disk and manual, future update,
technical support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; AN204.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 73577,230 for
assistance); AN204.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID M.HARRIS14 for assistance).
Download size: 141k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An appointments calendar/alarm clock package that can help
organize your life. Appointments and notes are entered 'free-
form'. You can easily record:
* birthdays (with ages updated each year)
* a meeting every other Tuesday at 4:00 for 5 meetings
* Father's Day (third Sunday in June)
* many other date patterns.
Appointments automatically set a 'pop-up alarm clock'.
Printouts can be obtained in many print styles for reference
away from your computer.


Product: APCAL
Author: Gamma Software, 303-667-9960
Appointment Calendar / Time Management. See full description
on page 115.

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Product: Calendar Keeper
Author: Dataphile Software, 616-327-7811
Version: 3.0a (02-02-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $33.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CAL30.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 74706,506 for
assistance).
Download size: 350k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A calendar database program which maintains up to 10 separate
calendar database files. It supports 5 event types: Permanent;
Current-Year-Only; Consecutive days (or business days); Every
'n' days (or business days); and Monthly on Day-of-Week.
Calendar Keeper has 3 report formats: Monthly- Wall-Calendar;
Week-at-a-Glance; Year-at-a-Glance. Utility included to create
print driver for any printer (7 common print drivers included).


Product: Calendar Mate
Author: Hawk Software, 306-543-8899
Version: 4.1 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 384k RAM.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited support; current release
automatically shipped.
Look for: CALMATE4.ZIP on BBSs (call 306-777-4493 to download it
at no charge); CALMT4.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 75130,1650 for assistance).
Download size: 165k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A full featured calendar program that is extremely user
friendly and flexible. Its major distinctives are its ability
to print daily, monthly and yearly calendars and its
flexibility in defining repeating events. Many different
intervals may be specified such as 'annually' or 'last workday
of the month'. Different events files may be easily maintained
and calendars may be printed in English, Spanish, French or
German. A fine, inexpensive calendar program.

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Product: Calendar Wise
Author: BLUE CANNON SOFTWARE, 704-398-0850
Version: 1.0 (01-25-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard drive, VGA or EGA
monitor, 512K.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/fax/
CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CWISE1.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70372,421 for
assistance); CWISE10.ZIP on GEnie in IBM PC forum LIBrary 3.
Download size: 210k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Calendar Wise is a multi-subject planner/tracker that simulates
a desktop blotter or popular write-on/wipe-off wall calendar.
It looks just like a large desktop calendar on your screen. 100
calendars allow you to keep different planning and tracking
separate. Multiple calendars can be referenced at once to view
or print together. Calendar format can be changed to view 1-25
weeks(VGA). Unlimited users on a LAN. Schedule information!
Track Information! See information! Give this one a look!


Product: DARN! Don't Forget!
Author: EmmaSoft, 607-533-4685
Non TSR Annual Events Reminder. See full description on
page 110.

Product: DayMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 3.70a (11-10-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk or high denisty
disk.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support. A
personal event added to the permanent data file. Shareware
disks of other programs.
Look for: DAYM370A.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); DAYMST.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 170k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides User with trivia,birthdays, anniversaries for a
particular date, AND allows User to include their own
information for any date. It also gives a quote for the day,
and informs User of any Reminders the User might have entered.
Reminder feature works for Weekly/Monthly/Daily/ Annual/Single
or Range of dates basis. All of this can take place at boot up
or any other time User activate the program. The permanent data
file contains over 2500 historical events and 500 quotes.

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Product: Early Bird
Author: Allan Computer Products, 913-384-5725
Version: 1.0f (08-17-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Bound manual, Current version diskette,
Phone/FAX/newsletter support.
Look for: EB10*.ZIP on BBSs (call 303-933-0701 to download it at
no charge); EB10F.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IMBSYS forum LIBrary
7 (or contact userID 71341,2253 for assistance); EB10F.ZIP on
GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID G.FAY1 for
assistance).
Download size: 190k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The best user-friendly, full-featured reminder program
rd
available. It features simple or complex reminders (e.g., 3
th
from last Thurs of every 9 month), desktop calendar & scan
(AUTOEXEC) modes, color pull-down & pop-up menus, context
sensitive on-line help, alarm, DOS shell, mouse support, file
commands, & selectable group printing. Also has user definable
classes, notice, print/display options and many special
effects.


Product: Easy Access
Author: TengWare Enterprises, 714-587-1025
Professional Menu System w Calendar. See full description on
page 120.

Product: InContext
Author: Rams' Island Software, 303-841-2848
DOS shell+, based on principles of human work. See full
description on page 136.

Product: Mayan Calendar
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Converts Mayan/modern calendar dates. See full description on
page 440.

Product: Names & Dates
Author: WR Software, 510-930-0369
Address Book, Calendar, Mailing Label combo. See full
description on page 112.

Product: On This Day
Author: The Software Construction Co.
"What Happened On This Day in History?" See full description
on page 400.

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Product: ORGANIZE
Author: David H. Pritchett
Version: 2.12 (05-16-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics, Epson, or HP
Laserjet printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual.
Look for: ORG212.ZIP on BBSs (call 912-471-7629 to download it at
no charge); ORG212.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70242,760 for assistance).
Download size: 64k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An efficient, easy to use personal appointment calendar
designed for those who must keep up with appointments and other
future events. Memos, appointments, and events are entered
through a full screen editor and may be previewed in a WYSIWYG
view prior to printing. Features on-line context sensitive
help, pop-up windows, and a tickler to remind you of important
events. A calendar is printed in full page format with events
listed in each day's block.


Product: Personal Calendar (PC) for DOS
Author: FunStuff Software, 703-435-1110
TSR PIM Appointment Reminder, Clock, Calendar. See full
description on page 112.

Product: Task Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Project tracking and management program. See full description
on page 260.

Product: Tikler
Author: Olsen Outdoors, 508-486-3042
Quick, easy, appointment/event reminder. See full description
on page 114.

Product: What's Up(tm)
Author: Nassib Nassar
Version: 1.31 (06-02-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Disk with latest version, one year
support by mail, future updates at nominal charge. Overseas
postage: add $4.00. Registration only: $15.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; WATSUP.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 74620,111 for
assistance); WHATSUP.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID R.NASSAR1 for assistance).
Download size: 50k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An easy-to-use reminder and calendar program that features
flexible date specification (recurring dates and days-of-the-
week, and wild-card dates), advance display of messages,

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 104



selection of US or European date formats, calendar in 5
languages, and multiple message files. Program allows display
of messages for any date input by user, search of message file
for a string, and display of "missed" messages (if program was
not run on the day message was due).


2.6.4 Clocks

Product: CLOCK
Author: Gamma Software, 303-667-9960
Version: 2.00 (01-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support.
Look for: CLOCK200.ZIP on BBSs; CLOCK2.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMNET forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 73737,1721 for
assistance); CLOCK200.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID T.EMMER for assistance).
Download size: 25k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This memory resident (TSR) program continuously displays the
day of the week, date and time on the screen. The clock can be
turned on and off with a user specified hot-key. The color and
position of the clock can also be configured. The program takes
up approximately 2k of memory when loaded.


Product: PCCLOCK
Author: Michael J. Sadaway
Version: 2.15 (08-17-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 1200bps or faster modem.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disk, CompuServe/
GEnie/mail support.
Look for: PCCLK*.ZIP on BBSs; PCK*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 75046,2272 for
assistance); PCCLK*.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID M.SADAWAY1 for assistance).
Download size: 81k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Quickly and accurately sets your PC's clock/calendar through
your modem by calling the NIST (formerly NBS) atomic clock in
Boulder, Colorado, and displays the date and time in big, bold
digits in your choice of built-in designs or ones you create
yourself. Easy to use and fun to watch, Boardwatch Magazine
called it "charming from front to back." Also features a 6-
digit display, 12- and 24-hour modes, manual setting, chime,
and alarm.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 105



Product: Personal Calendar (PC) for DOS
Author: FunStuff Software, 703-435-1110
TSR PIM Appointment Reminder, Clock, Calendar. See full
description on page 112.

2.6.5 Phone dialers

See also: Communications, Call logging & analysis software
(page 221).

Product: DialThat
Author: Real Software, 408-476-3550
Version: 1.03 (02-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Modem on either serial port
COM1 or COM2.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Latest disk, support.
Look for: DIALT1.ZIP on BBSs (call 408-476-3550 to download it at
no charge); DIALT1.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMCOM forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 76646,323 for assistance);
DIALT103.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 6 (or contact
userID R.SCHLAFLY for assistance).
Download size: 5k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A resident program to select a phone number on the screen, and
to dial it on the modem. Uses about 2k RAM. Requires the
screen to be in text mode.


Product: Easydial
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 3.6 (07-10-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Modem.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, BBS access and future
updates. Money Back Gurantee.
Look for: ED36.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it at
no charge); ED36.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary
6 (or contact userID 76347,2477 for assistance); ED36.ZIP on
GEnie in IBMPC-615 forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID PATRISOFT
for assistance).
Download size: 65k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A very easy phone dialer. Just type its name. You can enter
any number of names and phone numbers to its database. To call
a Jackie Smith, just type ED JACKIE if JACKIE SMITH is the only
JACKIE in the file. Supports special phone systems where you
must dial a special number first, a phone log, credit card
calling and more.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 106



Product: fastmenu GOLD
Author: jwh: SoftWare, 419-588-3608
Graphics User Interface (GUI), Menu System. See full
description on page 133.

Product: HDM IV - Hard Disk Menu
Author: MicroFox Company, 216-659-9489
DOS Menu & Security System, Network Support. See full
description on page 121.

Product: Little Black Book
Author: GTX Software, 213-257-2704
Version: 4.00 (05-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. EGA monitor, hard disk, modem.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Free upgrades for one year.
Look for: LBB400.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4352 to download it at
no charge); LBB400.ZIP on CompuServe in ZNT:TIPS forum LIBrary
8 (or contact userID 71210,3632 for assistance).
Download size: 102k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A full featured address book manager. You can maintain personal
and business records, limited only by available disk space. LBB
will function as a command line telephone dialer or can be made
resident for easy use. LBB will print a pocket sized directory
that can easily be carried with you. Context sensitive help
available at the touch of a key. LBB supports international
dialing codes. Mouse supported. Maintains index on company and
name. Printer support dot matrix and laser.


Product: NAMEBASE
Author: Elk Creek Software, 303-838-5796
Name/Address/Notes database w/mouse support. See full
description on page 265.

Product: Names & Dates
Author: WR Software, 510-930-0369
Address Book, Calendar, Mailing Label combo. See full
description on page 112.

Product: Painless Menu Manager
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Menuing system for Hard Disks. See full description on
page 124.

Product: PC-Names
Author: WR Software, 510-930-0369
Combination Mail List manager, address book. See full
description on page 193.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 107



Product: PCFDial [***]
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Version: 1.05 (05-26-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk; Hayes modem.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick-reference card,
master disks, 30-day return policy (no questions asked), one
year of voice/fax/newsletter support.
Look for: PCFD-105.ZIP on BBSs; PCFDIL.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 74017,1344 for
assistance); PCFD-103.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (or
contact userID R.ROSENBERGE for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Winner of Public Brand's 1991 awards for useful software!

This 7k swapping TSR dials voice phone numbers displayed by
other programs (such as database software). Can dial "vanity"
numbers like 800-IBM-DISK or numbers split apart on separate
lines. Keeps a log of calls and displays the local time for
each area code. Pops up at regular intervals to let you know
how long you've talked (useful for salesmen who must "close the
deal" in a set amount of time). Context sensitive help.


Product: Public Address
Author: Paradise Programming, 206-352-9863
High-performance compact Address database. See full
description on page 194.

Product: STAFF-DIAL
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: 2.0 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM, Hayes modem, hard
disk. Extended/expanded memory recommended.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version of
program, phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; STFDIA.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100016,1707
for assistance).
Download size: 260k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Allows dialing any telephone number stored in a DBF file. The
program is developed for the German telephone system, however
it can be used anywhere if a Hayes compatible modem is
installed. Features: unlimited size of telephone directory
(limited by hard disk storage), fast find of indexed
information (any field can be indexed), file name and column
for dialing can be set up as default, time & cost control,
every call can be registered to a log file, can operate as TSR,
call scheduling...

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 108



Product: TakeNote
Author: ButtonWare, 206-454-0479
Easy Windows personal filer, predefined cards. See full
description on page 188.

Product: WAMPUM
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Menu-Driven dBASE-Compat. DBMS in a 20K TSR. See full
description on page 183.

2.6.5.1 Rolodex programs

Product: ActMenu
Author: ShareGames, 619-283-0472
Custom menus w/reminders, phone dir & dialer. See full
description on page 118.

Product: dbDIAL(tm)
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Version: 1.02 (01-06-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk, 640k RAM. Hayes
modem recommended.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year
mail support, 900# phone support.
Look for: DBD-?.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); DBD-?.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70040,645 for assistance); DBD-?.ZIP on GEnie in
IBM forum LIBrary 0 (multiple files) (or contact userID
P.MAYER1 for assistance).
Download size: 490k (about 37 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This 7k TSR database dials the phone, logs your calls, reminds
you when to make a call, pastes an address into your word
processor plus much more! Has hooks into the GRAB Plus(r)
program for printing envelopes and has a built in mail merge
system.


2.6.6 Alarms

Product: Ample Notice
Author: Granny's Old-Fashioned Software, 704-264-6906
Very flexible appointment scheduler/alarm. See full
description on page 99.

Product: APCAL
Author: Gamma Software, 303-667-9960
Appointment Calendar / Time Management. See full description
on page 115.

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Product: Personal Calendar (PC) for DOS
Author: FunStuff Software, 703-435-1110
TSR PIM Appointment Reminder, Clock, Calendar. See full
description on page 112.

2.6.7 Notepads

Product: ClipMate for Windows
Author: ThunderWare (tm), 716-723-1352
Version: 1.14 (03-07-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, 90-day support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CLIPMT.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 70743,2546 for
assistance).
Download size: 93k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Captures all text items that appear on the Windows Clipboard
and keeps them for later retrieval. There are many functions
to help you retrieve and manipulate clipboard data, such as
Concatenate, Re-Flow Paragraph, Word Find, and Magnify. You can
edit the clipboard data, and you have configurable options for
short-term and long-term storage. Very useful for migrating
data from DOS applications. Easy-to-use toolbar, and Windows
Help.


Product: Mega Edit [***]
Author: Computer Witchcraft, Inc., 415-752-2477
Powerful ASCII Text Editor for Windows. See full description
on page 150.

Product: Painless Menu Manager
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Menuing system for Hard Disks. See full description on
page 124.

Product: TakeNote
Author: ButtonWare, 206-454-0479
Easy Windows personal filer, predefined cards. See full
description on page 188.

Product: Technical Editor
Author: Superior Soft
DOS/OS2 Programmers/Text editor (VIRTUAL). See full
description on page 153.

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2.6.8 Personal information managers (PIMs)

Product: Around The House
Author: BlueCollar Software, 513-653-8388
Version: 1.1 (05-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, newsletter support.
Look for: ATH11.ZIP on BBSs; ATH11.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72630,1714 for
assistance).
Download size: 292k (about 22 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Tracks names, addresses, phone numbers. Keeps home inventory of
all items in the house. Stores notes (can be used for favorite
recipes, diary, or anything you want). Small text editor is
capable of creating and printing mail-merged letters. An
income and expense module tells the user the amount of money
coming and going every month. Prints phone directory, address
list, mailing labels, birthday list, and much more. Many other
options.


Product: CALendar preview for SideKick 2
Author: WetZoft Applications, 301-969-9385
CALSK2-Sidekick 2.0 Calendar Preview Utility. See full
description on page 141.

Product: CALendar RePorT for SideKick+
Author: WetZoft Applications, 301-969-9385
Formatted Calendar Reporting Program for SK+. See full
description on page 142.

Product: CALendar report for TRaVel
Author: WetZoft Applications, 301-969-9385
Traveling Sidekick Reports from Sidekick Plus. See full
description on page 142.

Product: Calendar Wise
Author: BLUE CANNON SOFTWARE, 704-398-0850
Multi-Subject Planner, Desktop Calendar. See full description
on page 100.

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Product: DARN! Don't Forget!
Author: EmmaSoft, 607-533-4685
Version: 3.00 (07-12-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support.
Look for: DARN3.ZIP on BBSs (call 607-533-7072 to download it at
no charge); DARN3.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary
7 (or contact userID 71460,2644 for assistance); DARN3.ZIP on
GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 96k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This small program has one purpose: to remind you of events
that occur on the same day each year. Great for remembering
birthdays, anniversaries, tax payments, mortgage payments, car
inspections, and more. Simple to use - you can set it to only
appear once a day, or each time you boot your computer. You
choose how many days ahead you want to be warned of events. Up
to 300 events per file, search, easy to maintain lists, prints
and exports events lists.


Product: dbDIAL(tm)
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
7k TSR Database/Dialer. See full description on page 108.

Product: FlexBase
Author: National MicroSystems, 416-599-1228
Create database, reports, letters, labels. See full
description on page 265.

Product: Home Helper
Author: Torbert Data Systems, INC., 804-488-5506
Version: 1.3 (11-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Support BBS, updated copy of software,
copy of another program sent.
Look for: 804-488-4146 on BBSs (call 804-488-5506 to download it
at no charge); HH13.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 73747,2336 for assistance);
HH13.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
B.TORBERT for assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Maintain an electronic phone book, organize recipes, audio and
video tape libraries, home appliance inventory and much more.
Program includes a nice appointment schedular. There is even a
place to store information on credit cards should they become
lost or stolen. This one is becoming very popular.

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Product: HouseHold TRACKER
Author: Fischer Grafix & Software
Inventory items around the house. See full description on
page 179.

Product: InContext
Author: Rams' Island Software, 303-841-2848
DOS shell+, based on principles of human work. See full
description on page 136.

Product: NAMEBASE
Author: Elk Creek Software, 303-838-5796
Name/Address/Notes database w/mouse support. See full
description on page 265.

Product: Names & Dates
Author: WR Software, 510-930-0369
Version: 4.2 (04-26-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, free upgrade, phone/mail
support, vinyl address book cover.
Look for: ND42*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 510-937-0156
to download it at no charge).
Download size: 400k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Prints pocket-size (and larger) address books, prints wall-type
calendars with user dates (2 sizes), date reminder alarms
(birthdays, etc.), phone autodialing (long distance prefix,
local area code, letter translation, call duration), mailing
labels (10 formats, incl. laser, 1-4 across), Rolodex cards (2
sizes), sort by name or Zip, 9 diff. reports, print envelope
addresses (laser too, optional return), 5-line 33 character
address area, unlimited names, large NOTES area, context
sensitive help.


Product: ORGANIZE
Author: David H. Pritchett
Personal Appointment Calendar. See full description on
page 102.

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Product: Personal Calendar (PC) for DOS
Author: FunStuff Software, 703-435-1110
Version: 14.41 (03-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. DOS 3.0 or better if used as a
TSR.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/BBS/
mail support, various product discounts.
Look for: PC1441.ZIP on BBSs (call 703-323-6423 to download it at
no charge); PC1441.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 71141,1224 for assistance).
Download size: 191k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Friendly Personal Information Manager (PIM) displays a 3-month
scrollable calendar, a running analog/digital clock, a time-
oriented event list of your appointments, and your notes.
Printable for pocket/purse. Keeps a historical diary. Warnings
and alarms tell when events are pending or overdue. Flexible
menu interface as a TSR or normal program. TSR can interrupt
you at the earliest event. Extremely stable, environment
sensitive TSR is a 6K byte kernel, with the balance swapped to
EMS or disk.


Product: PopDBF
Author: Bowen Software, 309-699-0950
4K TSR for "Instant Access to X-Base Files" See full
description on page 200.

Product: Resident Task Manager
Author: WetZoft Applications, 301-969-9385
Version: 2.11 (01-05-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 150k RAM.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support.
Look for: RTM211.EXE on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it at
no charge); RTM211.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 75166,3200 for assistance);
RTM211.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
J.WETZEL7 for assistance).
Download size: 140k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Manages lists of Tasks, Reminders, Ticklers, or ToDo's. Loads
as 6K TSR or Normal Task. Available anytime! Features: Task's,
Priorities, 5 line Descriptions, User Field, Pull-Down Menus,
Audit Files. 3 Level Sort, Task Transfer, Print to Disk, Audit
Browse. Optionally Integrates with Sidekick + and 2.0 (via
CALRPT/SK2) for Task-Calendar Mgmt; Find Task, DOS Shell, File
Linking, Single Swap File, More

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Product: See Mail
Author: Gnosis Inc
E-mail facility, combines MCI with LAN e-mail. See full
description on page 219.

Product: Sell More Software
Author: Droege Computing Services, Inc., 919-383-9749
Sales and Marketing for Software Developers. See full
description on page 281.

Product: STAFF-BASE
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Flat File DBMS with relations to other DBF's. See full
description on page 181.

Product: STAFF-DIAL
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Dialing with phone numbers stored in DBF file. See full
description on page 107.

Product: STAFF-KICK
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
TSR DBMS compatible with dBASE III Plus. See full description
on page 182.

Product: Surefire Contacts
Author: Piaf, Inc., 303-786-8222
A Surefire Contact Management Application. See full
description on page 266.

Product: Task Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Project tracking and management program. See full description
on page 260.

Product: Tikler
Author: Olsen Outdoors, 508-486-3042
Version: 3.95 (03-22-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Newest version sent. Unlimited phone,
CIS, mail and BBS support.
Look for: TIK395.ZIP on BBSs (call 508-875-3618 to download it at
no charge); TIK395.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70031,534 for assistance).
Download size: 38k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A quick and easy appointment/event reminder program. Nothing
fancy, just the essentials. Handles up to 600 events and
supports passwords and encription of your event files. Can be
run from your AUTOEXEC.BAT file so it will pop onto your screen
when you turn on your computer. TIKLER has been called the
easiest to use program of its type by many of its loyal users.
Once you've used this program, you'll find it indispensable.

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2.6.9 Time management

Product: APCAL
Author: Gamma Software, 303-667-9960
Version: 3.10 (01-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: APCAL310.ZIP on BBSs; APCAL3.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMNET forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 73737,1721 for
assistance); APCAL.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID T.EMMER for assistance).
Download size: 141k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This appointment calendar is extremely easy to use because the
screens are set up in formats you are already fimiliar with.
For example it contains monthly calendars with day blocks in
which you can type notes like a wall calendar. Appt screens are
set up like most appointment books, simply type appt next to
time. Configure appt times to match your schedule. Appt
features include: move,copy,del,search and more. Quickly scan
for an open time slot. Popup reminders, year display,
printouts, and more.


Product: Early Bird
Author: Allan Computer Products, 913-384-5725
Great Full-Featured Reminder/Calendar Program. See full
description on page 101.

Product: InContext
Author: Rams' Island Software, 303-841-2848
DOS shell+, based on principles of human work. See full
description on page 136.

Product: Personal Calendar (PC) for DOS
Author: FunStuff Software, 703-435-1110
TSR PIM Appointment Reminder, Clock, Calendar. See full
description on page 112.

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Product: Personal Time Card
Author: Fischer Grafix & Software
Version: 1.0 (02-03-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. Strongly
recommended: IBM 80386 computer running Windows in Enhanced
mode.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/fax support.
Look for: PTC.ZIP on BBSs; PTC.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70233,1315 for assistance).
Download size: 260k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Keep your project time organized either daily or weekly. PTC
will keep your time cards in order of date and allow entries
for job number (project), description and time (regular and
overtime). PTC will print the cards for hard copies and back-up
your files to diskette. Multiple users need only create a
directory for each user to store files.


Product: Resident Task Manager
Author: WetZoft Applications, 301-969-9385
Task/ToDo List Manager; Reminders & Ticklers. See full
description on page 113.

Product: Task Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Project tracking and management program. See full description
on page 260.

Product: Tikler
Author: Olsen Outdoors, 508-486-3042
Quick, easy, appointment/event reminder. See full description
on page 114.

Product: TimeTrac
Author: Compass / New England, 603-431 8030
Time & Expense tracking; TSR, Export, LANs. See full
description on page 262.

Product: TrikTrak
Author: Rhode Island Soft Systems, Inc., 401-658-4632
Version: 2.0a (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $69.00
Registration benefits: Newsletter, BBS, update notices, and
more!
Look for: TTRAK20A.ZIP on BBSs (call 401-658-3465 to download it
at no charge); TTRAK2.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 73770,1633 for assistance);

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TTRAK20A.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact
userID E.ROBICHAUD1 for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Replaces white dry erase boards and other large scheduling
sheets. Allows users to create their own custom applications,
much in the same fashion as a spreadsheet program allows users
to create their own spreadsheets. With the AutoTrak feature,
users can have the computer pop up the next event for any
resource as the day progresses. Comes with several sample
applications including one for restaurant table reservations, a
message taker for a departmental secretary, and more!


2.6.10 Journal/diary programs

Product: Ample Notice
Author: Granny's Old-Fashioned Software, 704-264-6906
Very flexible appointment scheduler/alarm. See full
description on page 99.

Product: Cumberland Diary
Author: Cumberland Software, 615-647-4012
Diary/ Journal Entry Program. See full description on
page 443.

Product: FISHBYTE(tm)
Author: EJM Computer Consulting Ltd., 516-483-7561
Fishing and Loran Log for Saltwater Anglers. See full
description on page 463.

Product: OMNIDay
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 3.00 (06-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics Or LaserJet
printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: ODAY300.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); ODAY.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 242k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A benchmark system for electronic diary programs! Allows up to
10 users, each with their own passcode. Optional encryption of
the opus (up to 10,000 possibilities). The user names the opus
and enters their own name as author. Automatic entry of text
date line, entry can be up to 5000 lines long. User can update
and delete entries. Will print out opus for selected dates or
all. Full featured text editor with on line help. Import
feature for those who travel. DOC file includes diary keeping
tips.

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Product: Resident Task Manager
Author: WetZoft Applications, 301-969-9385
Task/ToDo List Manager; Reminders & Ticklers. See full
description on page 113.

Product: Systems Manager
Author: MiCord, 517-631-4367
Reports time by client, purpose & application. See full
description on page 267.

Product: Task Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Project tracking and management program. See full description
on page 260.


2.7 Menu systems & file managers

2.7.1 Menu systems

Product: ActMenu
Author: ShareGames, 619-283-0472
Version: 5.9 (05-04-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Latest Version, Free updates for 6
Months, & 24 Hr Tech Support.
Look for: ACTMENU.ZIP on BBSs (call 619-440-0899 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 152k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Puts the full power of DOS into single key or click menus.
Starter menus are provided and Help is available throughout.
Each, of up 43 menus, allow up to 51 keys and any menu can
access any other menu. Each key executes up to three BAT
statements. Menus can be customized with the internal or any
ASCII editor. Works with ActCalendar to display daily
reminders. There's also a phone directory (w/auto first letter
search), a modem dialer, and built in screen blanker.


Product: BatchMaker Plus
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
A DOS Menu/Utility/Editor/Information + more. See full
description on page 8.

Product: BATUTIL
Author: CTRLALT Associates
Batch Enhancement Language. See full description on page 83.

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Product: BCS Menu Program
Author: Bristol Computing Systems, Inc.
Version: 2.0 (12-10-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $34.95
Registration benefits: Diskette and printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; BCSMNU.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71341,1463 for
assistance); BCSMNU20.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID N.TIEDEMANN for assistance).
Download size: 195k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Complete menu program with mouse support, palette control on
EGA/VGA. Supports MDA, CGA, EGA, VGA and 8514a displays. Pop-up
Windows. Command Helper (disk browser) automates building menu
entries. Screen blanker with user entered message. Flexible
menu screen formatting. Up to 100 entries per menu. Unlimited
menus. All commands are executed directly from memory - does
not use batch files. Uses only 2.5k RAM during command
execution. Not a TSR. Many other features.


Product: Bmenu
Author: Mark Strong
Version: 5.41 (09-17-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: One time registration valid for all
future versions, notification of major updates, Support via
CompuServe Mail or U.S. Mail.
Look for: BMENU54.ZIP on BBSs (call 513-779-3489 to download it
at no charge); BMEN54.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:SYSUTIL forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70043,114 for assistance).
Download size: 29k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides pop-up menus within a batch file of any size or
position on the screen, as specified on the command line.
Color, title and choices can be listed on a single line to
produce a complete menu on the screen. Several menus can also
be read from an @file with an indexed marker. Returns
errorlevel (like ASK) for use in batch file branching. Very
flexible for networks as a user interface or on install disks
for user input.


Product: BOOT.SYS
Author: Hans Salvisberg
Use boot-up menus to select system config. See full
description on page 89.

Product: DaMenu
Author: Just-In-Time Computing Services, 607-257-6517
DaMenu - Dos Application MENuing Utility. See full description
on page 16.

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Product: DAYO MENU
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Manual (printed & disk), Phone
Support.
Look for: DAYOME.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYOME.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance);
DAYOME.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
T.L.JOHNSON for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A simple DOS level menu system for use with the DAYO line of
Business Applications. Many features are available as menu
options, ie: 18 screen fonts, 25, 43, or 50 lines per page,
system statistics, view user manuals, and more.


Product: Directory Freedom
Author: Bit Masons Consulting, 508-898-3321
Compact file manager and application launcher. See full
description on page 8.

Product: Easy Access
Author: TengWare Enterprises, 714-587-1025
Version: 6.2a (05-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Latest version of program, TengWare logo
will no longer display upon startup, you will be informed of
future enhancements.
Look for: EZ62.ZIP on BBSs; EASY.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS
forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71541,1317 for assistance);
EASY62.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID
J.TENGWALL1 for assistance).
Download size: 188k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This professional menu system is perfect for either home or
office. It is simple to maintain yet has the features required
by the most demanding user. Features:
* Simple set up & maintenance
* User defined colors & headings
* Calendar & Reminder subsystem
* User log on & usage logging (optional)
* 2 levels of password protection
* Point & Shoot & mouse support
* 26 options per menu with unlimited submenus
* On line help

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Product: EXTENDED BATCH LANGUAGE-PLUS!
Author: Seaware Corp., 407-738-1712
The real Batch Language you wish DOS had. See full description
on page 83.

Product: fastmenu GOLD
Author: jwh: SoftWare, 419-588-3608
Graphics User Interface (GUI), Menu System. See full
description on page 133.

Product: Folders
Author: Sloop Software, 719-260-0433
Version: 3.4a (07-29-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. EGA or Hercules monitor.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks. Unlimited
mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FOLDER.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 72540,144 for
assistance).
Download size: 85k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Gives the ability equivalent to being able to create subgroups
in Program Manager groups. Features include no limit on
nesting folders within folders. Move or copy items using a
drag/drop interface. Multi-select capability when adding,
deleting, moving or copying items. Display items as icons or
only names. Simple, easy to use icon selector using an icon
browser dialog box. Password protection. Run command with
browse button which stores last twelve commands entered.


Product: Getkey/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Reports user keystroke as an ERRORLEVEL. See full description
on page 84.

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Product: HDM IV - Hard Disk Menu
Author: MicroFox Company, 216-659-9489
Version: IV 3.10 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 300k RAM to hold program and
tables, but uses 0K (no bytes) when running a program, command,
or batch file.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited free support via mail, phone,
CompuServe. $50 gets latest disks & published user manual.
Can be beta tester for new unreleased version.
Look for: HDM431.ZIP on BBSs (call 216-661-9065 to download it at
no charge); HDM431.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 73057,3113 for assistance);
HDM431.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 222k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A DOS shell that hides the underlying operating system from the
uninitiated user, yet does not get in the way of the expert
user. Features: network & mouse support, multi-level security
system, usage logging, phone dialer, variable screen blanker,
timed execution, multi- user log on/off with passwords,
extensive on-line help, file and directory pick lists, user
defined logo screen, DOS window, pass keystrokes to user
programs, 260,000 menu entries, non-TSR.


Product: Instant Access Menu System
Author: Prodigy Technologies, 619-673-0722
Version: 2.8 (07-05-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/mail support.
Look for: IAMS28.ZIP on BBSs (call 619-223-7299 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to ease the pain of complicated and intricate DOS
commands. Customizable colors provide an attractive and easy
to use doorway to DOS applications. Its many features allow
you to quickly customize it to your individual needs - yet it
won't overburden you with its own setup. Features include
mouse support, password protection, timed execution, data
backup system, keyboard lock, screen saver, usage log and built
in note pad and text editor.

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Product: Launcher
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.21 (06-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: LAUND121.ZIP on BBSs; LAUND1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 23k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Passes user entered strings as arguments to a program, which is
loaded & run. Use this utility to get user input (e.g., file
name, password, etc.) before starting a program. Especially
useful when running programs from a batch file or menu system,
when the program arguments vary. Options to hide input,
restrict input length, compare input to an edit mask, verify
input, etc.


Product: LOGIK MENU
Author: LOGIVISION INC., 819-823-6761
Version: 1.61 (07-10-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 384k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $55.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/fax/
newsletter/mail support, bonus utilities, Free updates (you pay
P&H).
Look for: LM161.ZIP on BBSs; LM161.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 73020,2111 for
assistance); LM161.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID G.TASCHEREA1 for assistance).
Download size: 294k (about 22 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed for ease of use at the touch of a key. Extensive on-
line help, EGA/VGA 43/50 line mode supported, true mouse
support (Point & Shoot), has passwords, screen saver, hidden
"hot" keys, usage log report, event tracking (reminds you
important dates), uses 0 memory, customizable help... Automatic
installation (from beginners to experienced user) scans your
hard drive for popular programs.

50 items per menu 50 sub-menus (multiple levels) 80 commands
per option 30 General Hidden Hot Keys

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Product: MENU PLUS
Author: Sensation Software
Version: 1.1 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 312k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year
phone support, bonus utility.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This powerful, yet easy to use menu system is designed for all
ranges of users. It combines serveral stand-alone retail
programs into one comprehensive menu system. Features: One-
touch software selection, Usage tracking, Multi-level security,
Import/Export utilities, powerful Editor, and Directory Tree.
Has a pre-defined DOS menu and a built-in DOS shell with a
history file. It has context sensitive Help, screen saver with
graphics and is Non-memory resident. Bonus software: Message-A-
Day.


Product: MenuEase
Author: Creative Computer, 714-687-2421
Version: 1.6.3 (08-10-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 60 days
phone support, bonus utilities.
Look for: MENUEASE.ZIP on BBSs (call 213-609-2176 to download it
at no charge); MENUEA.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 70243,3343 for assistance).
Download size: 139k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides unlimited menus with up to 26 menu items/menu and up
to seven commands per menu item. Allows separate menus or
common menus for an unlimited number of users. A complete
password system protects DOS access, menu maintenance, system
configuration, menu items, and submenus. Each menu item can
force the program to remain in memory or remove itself
completely when executed. Custom colors and all video adapters
are supported. Usage logging for businesses is provided.


Product: Painless Menu Manager
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Version: 5.0 (08-31-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest copy of the software along with a
printed manual. Also receive major discounts on updates.
Look for: PAM.ARC on BBSs (call 214-881-0313 to download it at no
charge); PAM.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3
(or contact userID 70337,3337 for assistance); PAM.ARC on GEnie

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in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID K.PIERCE7 for
assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Great Hard Disk Menuing System. Some features include: mouse
support, movable/resizable windows, phone directory and dialer,
appointment scheduler, unlimited menu options, VGA/EGA support,
copy/delete/rename/move/view/backup/restore files, tree
directories, word processor, calendar, notepad, calculator,
color parameters, password protection, screen saver and much
more.


Product: PC SYSTEM MANAGER
Author: MORSOFT, 512-561-0731
Version: 2.0 (07-01-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 256k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $19.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PCSMINS*.ZIP on GEnie in
IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
MORSOFT for assistance).
Download size: 520k (about 39 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This master menuing/submenuing system has all the bells and
whistles. Up to 32,000 menus and program selections, customized
run time help, customized command line replaceable parameter
prompts, individual userid logon, time usage tracking with 4
detail and summary reports, password protection and automatic
job starting based on time & date or day of week.


Product: PullDown Menus for DOS
Author: MicroDynamics Development, 215-367-1891
Version: 5.00 (06-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Strongly recommended: hard
disk.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, 51/4" & 31/2" master disks,
upgrades, support.
Look for: PD5-1.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 215-623-6203
to download it at no charge); PD5-1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact userID
72010,2546 for assistance); PD5-1.ZIP on GEnie in 7 forum
LIBrary 1 (multiple files) (or contact userID S.HORTON1 for
assistance).
Download size: 900k (about 67 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fully SAA compliant (Like PCTools) menu shell system for both
standalone PCs and DOS LANs. Differentiating features range
from user-defined help, batch language enhancements and full
screen blanker/color configurations to an integrated menu
definition editor with context-sensitive help and user-defined

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dialogs. Offers ease of use and maximum power to the
professional.


Product: Sloop Manager
Author: Sloop Software, 719-260-0433
Version: 1.2b (01-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. EGA or Hercules monitor.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks. Unlimited
mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SLPMAN.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 72540,144 for
assistance).
Download size: 225k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Has virtually all of Program Managers's features plus a host of
new one. Features include the ability to create folders
(groups) within folders; move or copy items using a drag/drop
interface; multi-select capability when adding, deleting,
moving or copying items; password protection; run command with
browse button which stores last twelve commands entered;
simple, easy to use icon browser dialog box; associate multiple
programs with a single extension; customizable popup run menu;
and more.


Product: STAFF-INTEGRATOR
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: 2.0 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version on disk,
phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; STFINT.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100016,1707
for assistance).
Download size: 264k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A general purposed menu generator which allows the integration
of different software tools according to the priorities of the
user. The program consists of two modules: a menu generator and
a run time module for the execution of the menus. An unlimited
number of menus can be created. Each menu can have up to 32
entries. Chains of menus can be defined. Virus control
function. Parameters (like path, file name, drive specifier,
etc.) can be passed over. Mouse support. Log file....

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Product: Systems Manager
Author: MiCord, 517-631-4367
Reports time by client, purpose & application. See full
description on page 267.

Product: ToyBox II
Author: Virtual Magic Software
Version: 2.02 (05-12-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. EGA monitor, 512k RAM, hard
disk.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, Compuserve/Prodigy/mail
support, bonus utiliites.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TOY202.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 70304,2045 for
assistance).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Beautiful, powerful graphical menu for users of all ages. Has
all the features found in menu programs designed for adults,
yet can be safely and easily used by young children. Uses
large 3-D buttons with colorful, Microsoft Windows-compatible
icons to represent your programs. Runs a program with a single
keystroke or mouse click. Multiple menu levels; passwords;
hotkeys; variable parameters; file picklists; and a built-in
icon editor. Requires no memory for itself while it runs your
programs.


Product: Wyndshell
Author: Wyndware, 608-755-1628
Hard Disk Menu. See full description on page 134.

Product: ZFace
Author: Stanley May, 707-765-0875
PKZIP menu with Mouse support. See full description on
page 147.

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2.7.2 File managers

Product: 4EDIT
Author: XD Systems, 703-821-3215
Version: 1.09 (10-13-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Disk and printed manual; telephone and
CIS support; public domain bonus programs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; 4EDIT.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70741,3711 for
assistance).
Download size: 73k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Adds descriptions (up to 80 characters) to MSDOS filenames and
subdirs. File descriptions allow you to identify your files in
much more meaningful ways than MS-DOS allows in an eight
character filename. 4EDIT has a convenient full-screen editor
with a cut and paste feature -- especially useful when several
files need similar descriptions. Select a grouping of files
using multiple filespecs with extended wildcards.

For all versions of 4DOS. Supports new Ver 4.0 extended
descriptions.


Product: 4FILES [***]
Author: Hand-Crafted Software, 907-747-8996
Version: 2T.2 (05-26-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 64k RAM. Strongly
recommended: 4DOS or NDOS.
Registration fee: $23.50
Registration benefits: Master disks, support, free upgrade.
Look for: 4FILES2T.ZIP on BBSs (call 415-994-2944 to download it
at no charge); 4FILES.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:PCVENB forum
LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 72037,3607 for assistance);
4FILES2T.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or contact
userID L.EDWARDS10 for assistance).
Download size: 70k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A multipurpose 4DOS/NDOS-aware file manager, file annotator,
and slick front-end for your favorite utilities. The interface
is clean & convenient in every respect.
* Manage directories & files (singly or in blocks) from a
list sorted in any of several ways.
* Nice file note editor. (4DOS/NDOS keep the notes with
their files during file copy, move, etc.)
* Rapid-fire access to files w/ your browser & other
utilties.
* DOS, OS/2, Windows, DV compat.
* Good documentation.

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Product: 4ZIP/4UNZIP
Author: XD Systems, 703-821-3215
Includes 4DOS file descriptions in ZIP files. See full
description on page 144.

Product: ActaeOn
Author: Jon Clempner
Version: V1.60 (11-12-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 256k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $34.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, Notification of updates.
Look for: ACTV160.ZIP on BBSs; ACT160.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100013,57 for
assistance).
Download size: 110k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Hard Disk Manager with a point and shoot interface to DOS.
Although its ease of use will make it ideally suited to the new
user, the regular user will find it useful on a day to day
basis. In addition to most DOS commands, it has many other
features including:
* Graphical representation of Directory Tree
* Find File/Find string within files
* Add your own commands
* Full Mouse support/Scroll bars
* Text editor
* Context Sensitive help


Product: Attribution
Author: Richard W. Adams
Changes or displays file/directory attributes. See full
description on page 40.

Product: CM_FILER
Author: NoVaSoft, 703-221-1833
Version: 5.22 (03-09-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 183k RAM.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, $10 commission per
referral, one free upgrade disk, one year support.
Look for: CM_FILER.ZIP on BBSs (call 216-381-3320 to download it
at no charge); CF522.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 72130,1400 for assistance);
CM_FILER.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5.
Download size: 114k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A multi-function disk/file manager with side-by-side display of
directories OR trees. Full suite of file/directory/tree
structure services; built-in editor, file finder, notepad,
application launcher, background print spooler. Intuitive
command syntax, small and fast. Many special features such as
printing directory/tree listing, instant file freshening,
password access, file protection from inadvertent deletion.

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Great for beginners and developers alike. Small at 91k, very
fast.


Product: DIRECT MAINT
Author: MORSOFT, 512-561-0731
Hard disk directory and file manager. See full description on
page 16.

Product: DIREDIT
Author: Computer Counselors, Inc., 215-527-4408
Version: 3.06 (02-29-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DIREDI.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 72255,305 for
assistance).
Download size: 78k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets you rearrange the order of files and sub-directory entries
in a DOS directory. As well as letting you sort the directory
in various standard ways, it lets you move individual files
around and/or specify an arbitrary sort order. Includes support
for almost all fixed and removable disks and for >32 Mb devices
under DOS 4.0 and 5.0 and Compaq DOS 3.31.


Product: EDDY (EDit DirectorY)
Author: ScofWare Associates
Do ANYTHING(!) you want with files/DIRs/disks. See full
description on page 18.

Product: fastmenu GOLD
Author: jwh: SoftWare, 419-588-3608
Graphics User Interface (GUI), Menu System. See full
description on page 133.

Product: FLAGS(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Flatfile Application Generator System. See full description on
page 186.

Product: PMZIP [***]
Author: Nico Mak
OS/2 Presentation Manager ZIP shell. See full description on
page 43.

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Product: QFiler
Author: Jamestown Software, 608-271-2090
Version: 3.2 (07-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual and disk; phone/BBS/
newsletter support.
Look for: QF*.* on BBSs (multiple files) (call 608-271-3685 to
download it at no charge); QF32*.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 74275,745 for
assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This powerful file manager displays two sorted directories
side-by-side. Copy, rename, move or delete both files and
directories. View file contents in ascii or hex. View and print
directory tree. Find files on any drive. Create and remove
subdirectories. Locate duplicate files. Set or clear file
attributes. Change time/date stamps. Simplify use of file
compression utilities like LHA and PKZip. Rename disk volume
labels. Undelete or edit files. XCopy directories. Send files
to print queue.


Product: ToolBOX
Author: The Binary Toolshed, 403-278 2234
A simple yet uniquely powerful DOS shell. See full description
on page 27.

Product: TreeTop
Author: Kilgore Software, 916-371-3715
Version: 2.44 (03-02-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk, 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference chart,
master disks, phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TREETO.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71020,3234 for
assistance).
Download size: 346k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Fast and user friendly hard disk file and directory manager
with a point-and-shoot user interface. Group files by
wildcards, attributes, date/time, directory, or disk.
Features:
* Graphic display of directory tree
* Multiple logged drives
* Sort, view, copy, move, delete, or print files
* Modify date/time/attr of files
* Add, delete, or rename directories
* Online context sensitive help
* Full mouse support
* Pulldown menus
* Excellent use of color

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* Much more!


Product: TreeTop PLUS
Author: Kilgore Software, 916-371-3715
Version: 1.0 (07-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk, 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TTPLUS.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71020,3234 for
assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Like TreeTop, this is a fast and friendly hard disk file and
directory manager. It has all the features found in TreeTop
plus many others, including:
* Prune and Graft capabilities on the directory tree
* Built in text & binary editors
* Split screens
* 43/50 line mode and Expanded Memory support
* International date and number support
* Automatic file launching ability
* Minimal 3K overhead when launching files
* Faster file copying
* Faster load time
* lots more!


Product: WinZip [***]
Author: Nico Mak
Windows ZIP/LZH/ARC Shell:View/Run/Extract/+. See full
description on page 45.

Product: Wynd-DOS
Author: Wyndware, 608-755-1628
Version: 2.2 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, tutorial, master disks,
upgrade discounts.
Look for: WYNDOS22.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 110k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This utility program allows you to manage disk files from a
friendly environment, without having to type commands at a DOS
prompt. Selected files or directories may be copied, moved,
renamed, or deleted easily. Text files (such as batch files)
may be created and edited. Programs listed in your directories
may be run without exiting the program. You may quickly search
for specific files anywhere on your disks, or print out
information about your disks and directories.

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Product: XDIR
Author: XD Systems, 703-821-3215
Attach descriptive comments to DIR displays. See full
description on page 28.

2.7.3 Combined MS/FMs

Product: Command Post
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Version: 7.0S (02-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Mouse recommended.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, tech support, 90 day
money back gaurantee.
Look for: CP-70S.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-935-5198 to download it at
no charge); CP-70S.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:WINAPA forum
LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 73260,2535 for assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A powerful custom menu system for Microsoft Windows that lets
you tailor your Windows-based workstation to your needs and
preferences. A single menu item can gather filenames and other
information into listboxes for the user to choose from, perform
arithmetic, parse strings, move and resize windows, read and
write WIN.INI variables, read DOS environment variables, copy,
move and delete files. Includes useful sample menus, a file
browser, and much more.


Product: fastmenu GOLD
Author: jwh: SoftWare, 419-588-3608
Version: 4.1 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. VGA monitor; hard drive.
Registration fee: $60.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, 51/4" & 31/2" disks, and one
year free phone support.
Look for: GOLD41*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 419-588-3615
to download it at no charge); GOLD4*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 0 (multiple files).
Download size: 500k (about 37 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Very attractive graphics based hard drive menuing system. Fully
mouse supported with lots of built-in utilities and options.
Totally removes itself from memory during application
execution. Full password protection with up to 40 user titled
pages with up to 20 applications per page. Includes: Phonebook
database with Dialer, Complete directory and file maintenance
module, AUTOEXEC.BAT & CONFIG.SYS file switcher, Batch/Text
file editor with cut & paste, Set Time & Date, Much Much More.

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Product: Hard Disk Director
Author: Canyon Software, 415-453-9779
Version: 5.0 (02-09-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DIRP.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
71320,1277 for assistance).
Download size: 330k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A series of programs making up a complete hard disk menu, shell
and file manager. DL.EXE is a full featured shell. You can
mark selected directories or files for copying, moving or
removing or viewing. DB.EXE gives you a sorted file list for
any directory. DA.EXE shows you all the files on a particular
drive or drives. DM is a full featured hard disk menu. You can
add up to 20 entries to the main menu and have unlimited
submenus of up to 20 entries each. Viewer and shell for ZIP
files.


Product: MenuDIRECT Gold
Author: Applied Micro Systems Technology, 405-377-0444
Version: 3.0 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk, 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $39.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support.
Look for: MDR30.ZIP on BBSs; MDR30.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71121,1404 for
assistance).
Download size: 525k (about 39 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Was the Point & Shoot Hard Disk Manager - all new rewrite.
Nominated for one of BYTE Magazine's best product awards at
Spring COMDEX 1991. Outstanding file/directory/program
manager. Unlimited user menus with with single-keystroke
program execution. Split-screen file list and directory tree
with all standard commands and some valuable extras. Pull-down
menus, context-sensitive help, mouse support, floppy disk
formatting, password protection, usage logging and a host of
other features.

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Product: Wyndshell
Author: Wyndware, 608-755-1628
Version: 2.2 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, tutorial, master disks,
upgrade discounts.
Look for: WSHELL22.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This menu program is useful for organizing your hard disk. It
is used to create menu options to run all the programs
contained on your computer. Any number of menus and submenus
may be set up. Since Wyndshell is not memory-resident, it
surrenders all of your computer's memory to each application.
Wyndshell may also be used on a network, and passwords may be
assigned to any menu options. Included is the Wynd-DOS file
manager.


2.7.4 MS/FMs for developers

Product: Command Post
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Programmable Shell/File Mgr. for Windows 3.0. See full
description on page 133.

Product: PullDown RT for Developer's
Author: MicroDynamics Development, 215-367-1891
Version: 5.0R (06-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $299.95
Registration benefits: Printed manuals, support.
Look for: PD5-1R.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 215-623-6203
to download it at no charge); PD5-1R.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (multiple files) (or contact userID
72010,2546 for assistance); PD5-1R.ZIP on GEnie in 7 forum
LIBrary 1 (multiple files) (or contact userID S.HORTON1 for
assistance).
Download size: 1400k (about 104 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This runtime version is for developers and offers excellent
batch language enhancement, a full-screen menu definition
language editor, and hypertext context-sensitive help. Custom
help screens for each menu item, elegant SAA/CUA compliant
operation, and non-TSR design assure complete satisfaction.


Product: WinBatch
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Windows Batch Language. See full description on page 88.

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2.7.5 Work environment managers

Product: CM_FILER
Author: NoVaSoft, 703-221-1833
Multi-Function Disk/File Manager. See full description on
page 129.

Product: InContext
Author: Rams' Island Software, 303-841-2848
Version: 1.02 (10-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $60.00
Registration benefits: Current and next versions; Nice typeset
manual; At least one year of voice/BBS/newsletter support;
Opportunity to test new releases.
Look for: INCX102*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call
303-841-6269 to download it at no charge); INCXT*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 76244,324 for assistance).
Download size: 440k (about 33 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Improves your productivity by helping you organize, manage, and
execute whatever you do on your computer. No mere DOS shell,
this program is based on the principles of human work. On top
of a unique, object-oriented DOS shell, InContext provides
well-integrated task planning and calendar management. Its
basic features are readily useable by novices, but it provides
a level of control and sophistication that will please the
expert. Great help/tutor/docs!


2.7.6 Software tools

2.7.6.1 For other

Product: ClassAdz(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Version: 1.1 (05-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 512k RAM. Strongly
recommended: 80286, DOS 3.3 or better, and a mouse.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CLSADZ.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:FOXFORUM forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72117,165
for assistance).
Download size: 834k (about 62 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows network users to post, read, print and delete ads. SysOp
(or custodian of password) can set system for retention period
(auto purge); remove users; purge by topic, user, or date;
change system message displayed on opening. Very mouse
sensitive. Abbreviated browse window for fast search; topic,
date and content search for fastest search. Fully documented

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with context sensitive help and online manual. Will customize
opening screen for auth. network resellers - bundle with
network!


2.8 Security programs

"Shareware is as safe as [retail] software if obtained
directly from an author or from a vendor or BBS who
has gotten the disk directly from the author."
-- an official ASP statement on shareware


See also: Utilities, File utilities, Backup/restore (page 36);
Utilities, File utilities, Encryption & security (page 40);
Utilities, File utilities, File archivers (page 42); Utilities,
File utilities, File comparison (page 46); Utilities, System
Utilities, Recovery utilities (page 91).

Product: HDM IV - Hard Disk Menu
Author: MicroFox Company, 216-659-9489
DOS Menu & Security System, Network Support. See full
description on page 121.

Product: LOGIK MENU
Author: LOGIVISION INC., 819-823-6761
Menu System, 43/50 lines, Mouse, Events, Log. See full
description on page 123.

Product: An Ounce Of Prevention
Author: Pete Maclean
Version: 2.00 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk. 14k RAM for
resident module.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks.
Look for: OZ.ZIP on BBSs; OZ.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS
forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 75776,660 for assistance).
Download size: 94k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Prevents disasters with your hard disks and the files on them.
Keeps "deleted" files invisibly, in limbo, available for
instant guaranteed retrieval. Saves up to 8 deleted
generations of each file, truly purging the oldest only when
disk space is exhausted. Also forcibly prevents reformats of
hard disks, elegantly describes critical disk errors,
gracefully handles disk-full conditions, and more.

Junk your UNDELETEs and UNFORMATs! An Ounce Of Prevention is
worth a pound of messy recovery.

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Product: Shredder/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.10 (01-23-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: SHREO110.ZIP on BBSs; SHRE02.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 25k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This Presentation Manager program securely erases files so no
one can retrieve their data. Options to keep a log of shredded
files, to shred hidden & read only files, & make a backup copy
of the files before shredding.


2.8.1 Virus/Trojan detectors

Product: Flu_Shot+
Author: Software Concepts Design, 212-889-6431
Version: 1.82 (05-11-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 16k RAM.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Regular updates and update discounts,
timely support, a clean copy directly from the author.
Look for: FSP*.ZIP on BBSs (call 212-889-6438 to download it at
no charge); FSP*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary
0 (or contact userID 72461,3212 for assistance).
Download size: 50k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An active monitoring program for detecting and preventing
computer viruses and insures the integrity of the programs you
use on your system.

By selecting the various levels of protection you wish to
install on your system, you can be sure that the program you
are about to run is only the program you wanted to run and does
not contain any computer viruses.

Winner of PC Magazine's Editor Choice award. Updated on a
regular basis.

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Product: Integrity Master(tm)
Author: Stiller Research, 904-575-7884
Version: 1.21a (06-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, antivirus
support.
Look for: I-M*.ZIP on BBSs (call 703-815-3244 to download it at
no charge); I-MAST.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID 72571,3352 for
assistance).
Download size: 265k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A powerful anti-virus and data integrity product. Do you have a
virus? A flaky hard disk? Did someone change a file while you
were out? Find out for sure with Integrity Master! Easily
defeat viruses and get the extra benefits of PC security,
change control and disk problem detection. It enables
detection of ANY virus (not just known ones), but doesn't need
periodic updates, although it recognizes known viruses by name.
Unlike other products, IM also detects viral damage not just
infected files.


Product: PC Canary
Author: Compass / New England, 603-431 8030
Version: 92a (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $19.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: CANARY2A.ZIP on BBSs; CY92A.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70511,720 for
assistance); CANARY2A.EXE on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID R.SCHENOT for assistance).
Download size: 90k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
* Detects modifications to .EXE, .DAT and COMMAND.COM files
* Installs easily
* Low maintenance; does not require frequent updates
* Low overhead (fast, not memory resident)
* Low false alarm rate
* Doesn't modify files; can be used with other security
programs
* Allows DOS upgrades

Named for miner's canary whose death signalled invisible toxic
fumes.


Product: STAFF-INTEGRATOR
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Menu generator for STAFF and other S/W. See full description
on page 126.

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2.8.2 Virus cleanup/removal

Product: Integrity Master(tm)
Author: Stiller Research, 904-575-7884
Easy to use anti-virus/data integrity prog. See full
description on page 138.

2.8.3 System activity monitors

Product: Flu_Shot+
Author: Software Concepts Design, 212-889-6431
Virus Detection/Prevention via active monitor. See full
description on page 138.

Product: STAFF-INTEGRATOR
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Menu generator for STAFF and other S/W. See full description
on page 126.

2.8.4 File integrity monitors

Product: Flu_Shot+
Author: Software Concepts Design, 212-889-6431
Virus Detection/Prevention via active monitor. See full
description on page 138.

Product: Integrity Master(tm)
Author: Stiller Research, 904-575-7884
Easy to use anti-virus/data integrity prog. See full
description on page 138.

Product: PC Canary
Author: Compass / New England, 603-431 8030
Virus alarm. See full description on page 139.

Product: STAFF-INTEGRATOR
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Menu generator for STAFF and other S/W. See full description
on page 126.


2.9 Special needs

Product: The Finishing Touch
Author: ImagiSOFT, Inc., 800-767-1978
Professional Software Installation Program. See full
description on page 369.

2.9.1 Vision-impaired utilities

Product: Mega Edit [***]
Author: Computer Witchcraft, Inc., 415-752-2477
Powerful ASCII Text Editor for Windows. See full description
on page 150.

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2.10 Software tools

2.10.1 For multiple programs

Product: HDM IV - Hard Disk Menu
Author: MicroFox Company, 216-659-9489
DOS Menu & Security System, Network Support. See full
description on page 121.

Product: PowerIntsall
Author: W.S. Ataras Engineering, 408-648-3662
Version: 1.01 (02-21-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone/CompuServe/BBS
support, 30-day money back guarantee. Program customization.
Look for: PINST101.ZIP on BBSs (call 415-595-2427 to download it
at no charge); PINST1.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70400,3542 for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Compiles text scripts into EXE files which provide text
windowed file copy & view, mouse & keyboard input, make dirs,
change dirs, remove dirs, menus, execute exe/com/bat files etc.
Converts sefl-extracting archives to self-extracting-installing
EXEs with a windowed interface.

Your distribution sets won't be cluttered with data files or
even the actual script file. Define as many windows as needed.
YOU control the look-and-feel.


2.10.2 For Sidekick

Product: CALendar preview for SideKick 2
Author: WetZoft Applications, 301-969-9385
Version: 1.14 (11-17-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 320k RAM, hard disk. Sidekick
2.0.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/GEnie support.
Look for: CALSK103.EXE on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it
at no charge); CALSK.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:BORAPP forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 75166,3200 for assistance);
CALSK103.EXE on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 15 (or contact
userID J.WETZEL7 for assistance).
Download size: 92k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Produces a preview of your Calendar and ToDo's to the Screen,
Printer, or File from SK2's Calendar file (.DB) without
invoking SK2. Invoke from command line or batch file to preview
next 'n' days of activities. Features: Notes; Reminders; Look

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Ahead, Searching, RTM Interface; Intl Sort; Added CASIO Boss
Interface, ADDRESS EXPORT for Labels


Product: SWAPSK
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.7x (04-15-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Borland's SideKick 1.0 or 2.0,
or SideKick Plus.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk and printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SWSK17.COM on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76702,1361 for assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes it possible to load many popular TSRs in less than 8K of
your DOS memory. With a "High-DOS" memory manager, these
resident programs now require 0K of DOS memory.


2.10.2.1 Sidekick Plus specific

Product: CALendar RePorT for SideKick+
Author: WetZoft Applications, 301-969-9385
Version: 2.61 (01-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 256k RAM. SideKick Plus.
Hard disk strongly recommended.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/GEnie support.
Look for: CALRP251.EXE on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it
at no charge); CALRP.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:BORAPP forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 75166,3200 for assistance);
CALRP251.EXE on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 15 (or contact
userID J.WETZEL7 for assistance).
Download size: 80k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Produces nicely formatted calendar reports to Screen, Printer,
File from SK+'s Calendar file (.APP) without invoking SK+.
Invoke from command line or batch file to preview next 'n' days
of activities. Features: Notes; Reminders; Searching; Look
Ahead, Task Notes, RTM Interface; New: Interface to CASIO BOSS,
HP95LX, minor bug fixes; Many Options

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Product: CALendar report for TRaVel
Author: WetZoft Applications, 301-969-9385
Version: 1.06 (04-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 256k RAM. Sidekick Plus.
Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/GEnie support.
Look for: CALTR105.EXE on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it
at no charge); CALTR.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:BORAPP forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 75166,3200 for assistance);
CALTR105.EXE on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 15 (or contact
userID J.WETZEL7 for assistance).
Download size: 81k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Produces formatted Daily, Weekly, Monthly calendar reports to
Screen, Printer, File from SK+'s Calendar file (.APP) without
invoking SK+. Like Traveling Sidekick! Invoke from command line
or batch file to preview next 'n' days, weeks, months of
activities. Features include: Notes; Install Program; Many
Options; NEW: Print Next Day, Week, Month; HP95LX Support


2.10.3 For PC Tools

2.10.3.1 Deluxe Shell specific

Product: SWAPDS
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.7x (04-15-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. PC Tools Deluxe Shell 6.0 or
Deluxe Desktop 6.0.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk and printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SWDS17.COM on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76702,1361 for assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes it possible to load many popular TSRs in less than 8K of
your DOS memory. With a "High-DOS" memory manager, these

resident programs now require 0K of DOS memory.


2.10.4 For 4DOS

Product: 4EDIT
Author: XD Systems, 703-821-3215
Full-screen editor for file descriptions. See full description
on page 128.

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Product: 4FILES [***]
Author: Hand-Crafted Software, 907-747-8996
File manager & annotator for 4DOS & NDOS. See full description
on page 128.

Product: 4ZIP/4UNZIP
Author: XD Systems, 703-821-3215
Version: 2.00 (10-24-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 4DOS; PKZIP/PKUNZIP.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Disk and printed manual; telephone and
CIS support; public domain bonus programs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; 4ZIP.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70741,3711 for
assistance).
Download size: 155k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A utility for 4DOS. Used with the PKWare compression program
PKZIP, it compresses 4DOS file descriptions along with the
files. The included program 4UNZIP calls PKUnzip and restores
the descriptions as each file is uncompressed. Select files to
Zip or Unzip from a full-screen list with extended wildcards.
Pass through commands to PKZIP and PKUNZIP, obtained
separately.

Supports 4DOS 4.0 80 character descriptions and extended
fields.


2.10.5 For Lotus

Product: SWAPLM
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.7x (04-15-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Lotus Metro or Lotus Express.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk and printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SWLM17.COM on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76702,1361 for assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes it possible to load many popular TSRs in less than 8K of
your DOS memory. With a "High-DOS" memory manager, these
resident programs now require 0K of DOS memory.

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2.10.6 For Norton

2.10.6.1 For Norton Guides

Product: SWAPNG
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.7x (04-15-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Norton Guides.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk and printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SWNG17.COM on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76702,1361 for assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes it possible to load many popular TSRs in less than 8K of
your DOS memory. With a "High-DOS" memory manager, these
resident programs now require 0K of DOS memory.


2.10.6.2 For Norton Utilities

Product: 4FILES [***]
Author: Hand-Crafted Software, 907-747-8996
File manager & annotator for 4DOS & NDOS. See full description
on page 128.

2.10.7 For PKWARE

2.10.7.1 For PKZIP/PKUNZIP

Product: 4ZIP/4UNZIP
Author: XD Systems, 703-821-3215
Includes 4DOS file descriptions in ZIP files. See full
description on page 144.

Product: EZ-Reader [***]
Author: Thumper Technologies, 918-355-3374
Offline mail reader for PCBoard & Wildcat! See full
description on page 215.

Product: Nifty James's File Finder
Author: Mike Blaszczak, 203-292-1356
File/Archive finder for DOS. See full description on page 22.

Product: NJ's File Finder for Windows
Author: Mike Blaszczak, 203-292-1356
Finds files/archives under Microsoft Windows. See full
description on page 22.

Product: PMZIP [***]
Author: Nico Mak
OS/2 Presentation Manager ZIP shell. See full description on
page 43.

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Product: QFiler
Author: Jamestown Software, 608-271-2090
Simple, powerful with 2 side-by-side windows. See full
description on page 130.

Product: Shez [***]
Author: California Software Design
Program shell for managing compressed files. See full
description on page 44.

Product: WinZip [***]
Author: Nico Mak
Windows ZIP/LZH/ARC Shell:View/Run/Extract/+. See full
description on page 45.

Product: ZiPaper
Author: Daniel Thomas, 714-524-5625
Randomly select Wallpaper - store compressed! See full
description on page 424.

2.10.8 For other

Product: dLITE
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Memory-res dBASE-Compat Desktop File Manager. See full
description on page 185.

Product: FoxTails #1(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Collection of FoxPRO tools - source code. See full description
on page 206.

Product: SWAPDOS
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Switches from one large program to another. See full
description on page 53.

Product: SWAPMM
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.7x (04-15-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Broderbund's MemoryMate.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk and printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SWMM17.COM on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76702,1361 for assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes it possible to load many popular TSRs in less than 8K of
your DOS memory. With a "High-DOS" memory manager, these
resident programs now require 0K of DOS memory.

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Product: SWAPTN
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.7x (04-15-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Micrologic's Tornado.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk and printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SWTN17.COM on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76702,1361 for assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes it possible to load many popular TSRs in less than 8K of
your DOS memory. With a "High-DOS" memory manager, these
resident programs now require 0K of DOS memory.


Product: ZFace
Author: Stanley May, 707-765-0875
Version: .71 (11-25-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe support.
Look for: ZFACE7.EXE on BBSs; ZFACE7.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72740,2076 for
assistance).
Download size: 365k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A menu driven interface for PKZIP. You can zip, view, unzip or
zip2exe by simply selecting files from a list. Easy to use.
Supports just the basic options. Use the keyboard or Mouse.
Great for beginners and anyone who doesn't want to fool with
command line switches.


2.11 Other

Product: LiteSPM
Author: Information Technology, Ltd., 401-724-2730
Version: 1.01 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 25k RAM.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, free telephone support,
notification of inexpensive updates.
Look for: SPM.ZIP on BBSs; SPM.ZIP on CompuServe in PCM:UTILFORUM
forum LIBrary 14 (or contact userID 70166,1152 for assistance);
SPM.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID
I.TECH for assistance).
Download size: 49k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A background (TSR) serial port montior capable of logging
serial port data to disk in an unattended mode. Takes less
than 25K when resident. User configurable. Frees your system
for other work while still capturing that valuable data.

Chapter 2, "Utilities" 148



Product: PowerIntsall
Author: W.S. Ataras Engineering, 408-648-3662
Install prog. Multi-disk. Compile to 1 exe. See full
description on page 141.

Chapter 3, "Writing applications" 149





Chapter 3
Writing applications

See also: Utilities, File utilities, File viewers (page 49);
Education, Writing (page 400).


3.1 Text editors

See also: Writing applications, Word processors (page 156).

Product: AM-EDIT
Author: PLC Software, 205-822-1619
Version: 1.00 (01-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $37.00
Registration benefits: Latest version with up-to-date on-disk
manual; 6 month voice/CIS support; notification of new
releases; right to purchase any new release at $30 discount.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 42k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A full-screen text editor which is both powerful and extremely
easy to use. Includes extensive on-screen help. Very fast in
loading/saving files and finding text strings. Allows merging
of text files. Includes a calculator and a User ID function,
allowing up to 30 different users to have their own parameters
such as screen colors, backup option, and lines-to-scroll. Can
store up to 3.5 times as much text in real memory as some PC
editors. Entire system contained in a single 42K program.


Product: BOXER Text Editor
Author: BOXER Software, 603-924-6602
Version: 4.0 (06-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk or 720k floppy
drive.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Quick reference card, master disks, phone
support, bonus program.
Look for: BOX*.ZIP on BBSs (call 215-623-6203 to download it at
no charge); BOX*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary
1 (or contact userID 70242,2126 for assistance); BOX*.ZIP on
GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3.
Download size: 260k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A powerful, full-featured Text Editor. Features 512-level Undo,
full mouse support, 28/43/50 lines for E/VGA, multiple files/
windows, column marking, editable keystroke macros, search
across all edited files, graphic drawing, colors, compile from
editor, word processing and context sensitive help. Extensive
block text commands: sort, fill, case, total, invert...

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Reconfigurable keyboard with popular maps supplied; pull-down
menus & online help change dynamically to reflect reassignment!


Product: EDWORD
Author: FAGERLUND CONSULTING, 604-984-7330
Version: 1.0 (11-26-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $44.00
Registration benefits: Printed user's guide. Six months free
voice telephone support.
Look for: EDWORD.ZIP on BBSs; EDWORD.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70253,1046 for
assistance); EDWORD.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID XTH19727 for assistance).
Download size: 75k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This full featured, multi-file text editor is small, quick and
easy to use. It uses a numbered file list to assist when
editing many files from various directories. Allows search and
replace through all files in the list. Can search
subdirectories to locate files for editing. Prints to any
printer in 2 modes with optional line numbers. Has line
drawing, cut and paste, macros, ASCII table, no file size
limit, color or b/w, 3 help screens.


Product: Flex
Author: Logical Systems
Fast multiwindow word processor. See full description on
page 156.

Product: KWIKWRITE
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Word Processor. See full description on page 157.

Product: Mega Edit [***]
Author: Computer Witchcraft, Inc., 415-752-2477
Version: 2.01 (07-04-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. (Will not operate
in Real mode.).
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Free automatic upgrades, unlimited
support, money back guarantee.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MEGAED.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 76130,1463 for
assistance); MEG*.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 2 (or
contact userID T.CONKLIN1 for assistance).
Download size: 128k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
America On-Line Editor's Choice: "A really excellent editor for
Windows". PUBLIC BRAND: "A fine, fine! product..." 4 Stars &
Excellence Trophy. POWERFUL - NO LIMITS on file sizes. Split
screen editing of one or multiple files. Variable, Sizable!

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text fonts. Formated display of binary files. IMPORT/EXPORT
of UNIX, Macintosh, and DOS text formats. Word-wrap. On-line
Help. All other standard features.


Product: NED
Author: David L. Dight, +61-2 331-4521
Version: 1.6b (02-18-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. 256K RAM, CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, mail/email
support, one free major uprade.
Look for: NEDIT.EXE on BBSs (call +1 505 662-0659 to download it
at no charge); NEDIT.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 100033,2563 for assistance).
Download size: 208k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A high performance text editor. Features: Edit up to 10 files;
Expand wildcards, pick lists; On line calculator, ASCII tables
and help; Super fast screens; EGA43/VGA50 line modes; std. edit
functions+more; autosave; {} match, field copy, copy strings to
search/last command; Embed print commands; Print while you
work; Powerful reg. expr. search & replace; Use DOS; Config.
env.; Block/column copy, cut, paste and format across files(s);
Kbd macros; Browse drives/dirs for files.


Product: Oak Hill Vi(tm)
Author: Oak Hill Software, Inc., 908-671-8544
Version: 5.7A (05-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $60.00
Registration benefits: Latest version on disk, typeset-quality
manual, support by mail.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; VI57A1.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70441,657 for
assistance).
Download size: 160k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A professional-grade version of "vi", the standard UNIX full-
screen text editor. Includes virtually all vi features: undo,
map/abbreviation macros, text search/substitution with meta
characters, shell escapes, external filters, margin wrap, save
buffers, line numbers and auto-indent, plus built-in paragraph
formatting, color control, line centering, case conversion and
more. Archive includes comprehensive manual and utilities.


Product: OMNIDay
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Daily Diary Program For Up To 10 Users. See full description
on page 117.

Chapter 3, "Writing applications" 152



Product: pE - The "perfect" Editor(tm)
Author: Just Excellent Software, Inc., 215-565-7780
Version: 2.77 (08-25-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, Multi-math calculator,
separate print utility, keyboard reconfigurator, technical
support and free upgrade to next major release.
Look for: PETPE277.ZIP on BBSs; PETPE.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 72271,2630 for
assistance).
Download size: 227k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Up to 20 movable, sizable, overlayed or tiled windows. Mouse
interface allows easy cut, paste, move, mark, etc. Works well
with keyboard also. Full featured with regular expressions,
brace matching, key macros, include file editing and over 100
other functions. Word process mode allows auto reformat, and
justification. Box and line drawing for easy, quick forms can
be done with mouse or cursor keys. Files the size of memory,
very fast. Pull down menus and extensive on-line help make it
easy.


Product: pEDIT PLUS
Author: T. G. Muench, 602-445-2479
Version: 1.0 (12-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM. CGA monitor and
hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, unlimited support, bonus
utilities, product discounts. Shareware disks of other
programs.
Look for: PEDIT*.ZIP on BBSs; PEDIT.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 71171,2424 for
assistance).
Download size: 192k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This DOS-based text editor has a graphical interface and full
mouse support. The graphical ButtonBar gives quick access to 18
functions without having to deal with menus. Text-only mode.
Wordstar, EMACS and MS Quick Editor emulation. Auto word wrap,
paragraph indent, case change, block indent, timed autosave,
Ascii chart, DOS buffer. Now handles up to 16 files at one
time. Also new is a tutorial that walks you through the basics
of editing. Rated a Trophy by Public Brand.


Product: PostCardMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
PostCard & Mail Handling System. See full description on
page 194.

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Product: QEdit(R) Advanced
Author: SemWare, 404-641-9002
Version: 2.1 (04-03-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $54.95
Registration benefits: 140-page professionally printed, indexed,
spiral bound manual. Quick reference card. Friendly,
knowledgeable tech support via phone, multi-line bbs, FAX and/
or mail. Access to maintenance releases on bbs. Low cost major
updates.
Look for: QEDIT21.ZIP on BBSs (call 404-641-8968 to download it
at no charge); QEDIT.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 71520,67 for assistance).
Download size: 128k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Blazingly Fast, multi-file, multi-window, compact (44k) text
editor, that is powerful, yet EASY to use. Includes pulldown
menus, macros, column blocks, and basic word-processing
features. Completely configurable, including keyboard, colors
and initial settings. New in version 2.1 are: swap to disk/EMS
on shell, CenterLine, plus much more! 1989 Data Based Advisor
readers choice as best Program/Text Editor. Over 75,000
licensed users. Rated as "Highly recommended" by John Dvorak in
1989 PC Magazine.


Product: Ravitz Editor
Author: Ravitz Software Inc., 606-268-4223
Version: 1.10 (08-31-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, BBS/mail support.
Look for: RAVED.ZIP on BBSs (call 606-268-0577 to download it at
no charge); RAVED.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary
1 (or contact userID 70431,32 for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fast, powerful, mid sized text editor. It has integrated
outlining and overviewing, area mark manipulation (copy, fill,
shift, sort, etc.), find/change, word wrap and reflow, line
drawing, multiple file handling, change tracking, flexible user
interface (function keys, mouse, menus), and it is configurable
and programmable.

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Product: Technical Editor
Author: Superior Soft
Version: 2.61 (09-02-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $39.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, BBS and mail support,
Source code available.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TE261*.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 1 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 72557,3003 for assistance).
Download size: 125k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fast, full featured and unique programmer's/text editor.
Features include:
* Virtual memory (edits huge files)
* XMS support
* Undo last 100 changes
* 25,43,50 line display support
* Re-definable commands
* Binary mode for editing binary files
* Keystroke macros
* Line and column blocking modes
* Regular expression search and replace
* Keystroke macros
* Bookmarks
* File pick lists
* Multi-Screen AND multi-Window


Product: W - The Note Writer
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Simple word processor. See full description on page 158.

Product: WinEdit
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Version: 1.1C (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Mouse recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, tech support, 90-day
money back gaurantee.
Look for: WED11C.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-935-5198 to download it at
no charge); WED11C.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:WINAPA forum
LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 73260,2535 for assistance).
Download size: 90k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A new text editor designed to take full advantage of the
Windows 3.0 environment. First and foremost a programmers
editor, it has features designed for creating and maintaining
program source code. With its ASCII file format, ability to
edit files of almost unlimited size, and easy-to-use ribbon
bar, it makes the perfect editor for everyday use.

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Product: WordMaster
Author: MasterWorks, 206-495-4574
ASCII Word Processor. See full description on page 159.

Product: WordMaster
Author: MasterWorks, 206-495-4574
ASCII Word Processor. See full description on page 159.


3.2 Text organizers

Product: dtSearch
Author: DT Software, Inc., 703-521-9427
Text retrieval program. See full description on page 196.

Product: Index!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Automatic Index Coding for Ventura Publisher. See full
description on page 162.

Product: MakeDemo
Author: WindhamWoods Publishing, 603.893.2667
Presentation program with interactive menuing. See full
description on page 222.

Product: PAGE COUNT
Author: Tinker Software
Version: 2.0A (11-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited fax/BBS support.
Look for: PGCNT20A.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-852-7708 to download it
at no charge); PGCNT2.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 74010,773 for assistance).
Download size: 73k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Takes any normal text file and compute how many pages of
standard paper it will take to print out the file. All
computation is based on printing 55 lines per page. With this
version you will have the option to print out the file from
within the program. During printing you will be informed as to
the number of pages read into the print buffer.

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Product: PC-FORMS and PC-LIBRARY
Author: Blackledge Law Office, 405-840-3563
Version: 6.12 (06-26-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $99.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, printed
copies of licensed forms libraries.
Look for: PCFMS*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); PCFMS*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:LAWSIG forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70162,1130 for assistance).
Download size: 220k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
PC-FORMS assembles legal & business documents; PC-LIBRARY
creates, maintains and prints forms libraries. Completed
documents are automatically loaded into WordStar, WordPerfect,
MS-Word, VDE, or PC-Write. Includes the text libraries, LEARN,
ORDER, SAMPLE and SURVEY. Additional libraries are in the file
PCFMS2.ZIP or users can create their own libraries of forms or
letters.


Product: Ravitz Editor
Author: Ravitz Software Inc., 606-268-4223
Text editor/outliner. See full description on page 153.

Product: TDisplay
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Creates Customized Self-Displaying Text Files. See full
description on page 48.


3.3 Word processors

See also: Writing applications, Text editors (page 149).

Product: BOXER Text Editor
Author: BOXER Software, 603-924-6602
Full featured Text Editor/Word Processor. See full description
on page 149.

Product: Cumberland Diary
Author: Cumberland Software, 615-647-4012
Diary/ Journal Entry Program. See full description on
page 443.

Product: Cumberland Story
Author: Cumberland Software, 615-647-4012
Write your own or your ancestor's life story. See full
description on page 443.

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Product: Flex
Author: Logical Systems
Version: 1.02 (06-16-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Personalized latest version, unlimited
BBS support, extra utilities.
Look for: FLEX*.LZH on BBSs (call 501-985-0059 to download it at
no charge); FLEX102.LZH on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID D.WILLIAMS93 for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Powerful multiwindow word processor. Block moves, macros,
configurable colors, supports 26 printers, EGA/VGA 43 and 50
line modes, context-sensitive online help, smart tabbing and
indenting, optional auto-save or .BAK files, more.


Product: KWIKWRITE
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Version: 4.01 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual, newsletter.
Look for: KWRITE.ZIP on BBSs; KWRITE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 70721,3145 for
assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A small, simple to use word processor. It fits on one disk, and
is a good choice when you don't want to take up too much space
on your disk (like in a laptop). Creates and edits normal ASCII
files, so the editor can also be used for programming, writing
batch files or other ASCII files. Can merge information from
dBASE database (mail-merge).


Product: LQMATRIX [***]
Author: Jimmy Paris Software, 804-295-5496
Softfonts and softfont editor for Epson LQ. See full
description on page 64.

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Product: PACE
Author: Mark Tigges, 604-926-0366
Version: 1.0 (02-05-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, support, upgrade
discounts.
Look for: PACE.EXE on BBSs (call 604-277-9970 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to supply to the public an easy to use, yet powerful
word processor, for an affordable price. With the first
version complete, the objective has been fulfilled. Has all of
the standard features, primed for speed and convience This is a
word processing environment that fullfills.

Major features include context sensitive help, cut&paste,
search&replace, multiple file in-window editing, header/footer
and page size defining and more.


Product: pE - The "perfect" Editor(tm)
Author: Just Excellent Software, Inc., 215-565-7780
Windowed Text Editor/Word Processor. See full description on
page 151.

Product: pEDIT PLUS
Author: T. G. Muench, 602-445-2479
The personal EDITor PLUS. See full description on page 152.

Product: QEdit(R) Advanced
Author: SemWare, 404-641-9002
FAST, compact, multi-file/window text editor. See full
description on page 152.

Product: QENV [***]
Author: Annette Cuomo, 714-597-7295
Envelope Addressor with Editor & Mailmerge. See full
description on page 79.

Product: Save the Planet
Author: Save the Planet Software, 303-641-5035
Ozone & greenhouse data, easy word processor. See full
description on page 399.

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Product: W - The Note Writer
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Version: 4.0 (01-28-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits:
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 105k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Simple word processor for those who don't need or want all of
the complex functions of the "big ones". Save, edit & print
files. Does "word-wrap". Saves files as "formatted" or ASCII.
Allows for a short description to be saved with file name and
file retrieval for editing uses a unique and easy "Point &
Shoot" system for selection. Very popular and in use around the
world. Works with monochrome or color monitors.


Product: WordMaster
Author: MasterWorks, 206-495-4574
Version: 1.7 (07-11-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Receive personalized copy of most recent
version without reminders.
Look for: WDMASTER.EXE on BBSs (call 901-753-7213 to download it
at no charge); WDMSTR.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 73527,1676 for assistance);
WDMASTER.EXE on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact
userID WFARRAR for assistance).
Download size: 210k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Full-featured word processor with extensive pull-down menu
system and on-line help. Includes: multiple fonts, macros,
windows, search and replace, cutting/pasting text, headers/
footers, automatic pagination, the ability to customize colors
and command structure and more. The documentation includes
examples of using various functions to help you work easier and
faster.


Product: WordMaster
Author: MasterWorks, 206-495-4574
Version: 1.72 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Master disks.
Look for: WDMASTER.EXE on BBSs (call 901-753-7213 to download it
at no charge); WDMSTR.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 73527,1676 for assistance);


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WDMASTER.EXE on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact
userID WANDROS for assistance).
Download size: 210k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Full-featured word processor with extensive pull-down menu
system and on-line help. Includes: multiple fonts, macros,
windows, search and replace, cutting/pasting text, headers/
footers, automatic pagination, the ability to customize colors
and command structure and more. The documentation includes
examples of using various functions to help you work easier and
faster.


3.4 Desktop publishing

Product: ALPHAQUOTE
Author: AlphaBytes, Inc., 202-546-4119
Typesetting and DTP Estimating. See full description on
page 416.

Product: Chartist
Author: Novagraph, 214-231-2169
Flowcharting and org charting for Windows. See full
description on page 409.

Product: CODE TO CODE
Author: AlphaBytes, Inc., 202-546-4119
Version: 4.0 (04-29-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Latest version with printed manual and
free phone support.
Look for: CTOC40.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4202 to download it at
no charge); CTOC40.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:DTPFORUM forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 71131,2734 for assistance).
Download size: 143k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Automatically manages cryptic codes (such as or @HEAD =
)left in text files by typesetting and desktop publishing
programs. This new version can translate, strip or replace
codes in one pass. Now spell-check or run a thesaurus without
codes choking your system. CTC can work with DOS wildcards to
process many files with one command or it' s own built in menu
system. Other features include a graphic arts calculator, on-
line help, DOS shell and complete docs.

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Product: Crossword Clipper for Windows [***]
Author: PC HELP-LINE, 714-797-3091
Version: 1.00 (02-01-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. Crossword Creator
5.0 for puzzle design.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, technical
support.
Look for: CWCLIP.ZIP on BBSs; CWCLIP.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMNEW forum LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 72357,3523 for
assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This crossword layout tool works with the Windows Clipboard,
enabling you to paste your puzzles into desktop publishing
applications. WYSIWYG display lets you resize the puzzle grid,
select fonts, etc. Also creates Windows bitmap (.BMP) graphic
files.

Cannot be used for puzzle design, but will accept crossword
data files (.XWP format only) from other programs. A companion
program, Crossword Creator, is the preferred design tool.


Product: Crossword Creator
Author: PC HELP-LINE, 714-797-3091
Multi-lingual crossword puzzle editor. See full description on
page 503.

Product: Decoder!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Version: 1.2 (09-13-91)
Needs: Unknown.
Registration fee: $79.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
free updates, upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DECD12.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:DTPFORUM forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72037,1345
for assistance); DECD12.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15
(or contact userID XTY50640 for assistance).
Download size: 76k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Optimized for use with ASCII, Word, and WordPerfect, but will
strip most file formats. Handles quotes, dash and ellipses;
converts other 3-digit codes to ASCII equivalents. Runs in
seconds to make files useable by other applications.

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Product: Filer!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Version: 1.92 (12-16-91)
Needs: Unknown. 640k RAM.
Registration fee: $79.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
free updates, upgrade discounts, bonus utilities.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FIL192.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:DTPFORUM forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72037,1345
for assistance); FIL192.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15
(or contact userID XTY50640 for assistance).
Download size: 194k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Menu-driven file management system tracks all files, using 3
windows to display a list of .PUB and .CHP files, a list of
files which make up the currently-selected .CHP, and text from
the largest file in the .CHP. Copy, delete, move, backup,
compress, decompress any combination of files. All internal
file pointers updated. Many more features; major application.


Product: GEMCAP
Author: Natural Software, 708-377-7320
Capture text/graphics screens in GEM .IMG fmt. See full
description on page 418.

Product: Index!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Version: 1.4e (05-30-91)
Needs: Unknown. 400k RAM.
Registration fee: $79.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, bonus
utilities, support, free updates, upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; IND14E.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:DTPFORUM forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72037,1345
for assistance); IND14E.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15
(or contact userID XTY50640 for assistance).
Download size: 111k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Menu-driven indexing utility lets you enter terms to index in a
database. Then searches up to 100 chapters at a time, finds
every instance of your terms, builds and inserts the index

codes Ventura needs. Index preview option ensures proper
database entry. Automatic publication, chapter and file
selection. Easily reduces indexing time by 90%.


Product: LQMATRIX [***]
Author: Jimmy Paris Software, 804-295-5496
Softfonts and softfont editor for Epson LQ. See full
description on page 64.

Chapter 3, "Writing applications" 163



Product: PM2LINO
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Removes Ctrl-D characters from PostScript. See full
description on page 76.

Product: PS-TEXT
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Extracts text from PostScript file to ASCII. See full
description on page 77.

Product: QFont
Author: Jamestown Software, 608-271-2090
Font editor for HP LaserJet soft fonts. See full description
on page 75.

Product: Rubicon Publisher
Author: Rubicon Computer Labs Inc., 819-770-4317
Version: 2.2C (06-08-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Disk space varies: 1.1MB for
9-Pin, 1.5MB for 24-pin, 1.6MB for LaserJet 2, 1.0MB for
LaserJet 3 or Postscript. Optional preview requires VGA
monitor.
Registration fee: $59.50
Registration benefits: Printed manual. Hyphenologist, Times,
Helv, Classic & Nova Fonts. Third-Party Font Support. Optimal
Paragraph Composition, LaserJet Graphics.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 337k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Comprehensive desktop publisher based on traditional
typesetting concepts; over 120 features. Supports over 200
printers including most popular 9 & 24 pin dot matrix, LaserJet
2 & 3, & Postscript. Comes with 2 font families; supports
LaserJet 3 & Postscript fonts. Batch processor, controlled by
tags embedded in the input file. User's present word processor
or text editor can be used to prepare (Ascii) files for
publication. Screen preview provided for computers with VGA.
Great quality output!

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Product: Swap!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Version: 1.5 (11-26-90)
Needs: Unknown. EGA/VGA monitors only (not SVGA); Microsoft-
compatible mouse; non-network environment. 1MB exp. or ext.
memory recommended.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
free updates, upgrade discounts, bonus utilities.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SWP15A.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:DTPFORUM forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72037,1345
for assistance); SWP15A.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15
(or contact userID XTY50640 for assistance).
Download size: 72k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
At the touch of a hot-key in Ventura, jump to the DOS prompt
and allows you to run any program (shell provides all but 11K
of pre-Ventura RAM), then return. Takes just 7K when not in
use. Swaps Ventura to expanded memory, extended memory or disk.


Product: Tag!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Version: 1.51 (05-02-91)
Needs: Unknown.
Registration fee: $59.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
free updates, upgrade discounts, bonus utilities.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TAG151.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:DTPFORUM forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72037,1345
for assistance); TAG151.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15
(or contact userID XTY50640 for assistance).
Download size: 125k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Menu-driven utility provides lightning-fast pre-tagging of
ASCII, Word and WordPerfect files for Ventura. Tags in one
window; paragraphs in another. Use mouse or hot-keys to apply
tags, or automate in 3 ways: replace one tag with another;
apply a tag to each paragraph with selected text; apply a cycle
of up to 10 tags through any part of a document. Ideal for long
docs with repetitive structures.


3.5 File format translators

See also: Utilities, File utilities, File conversion (page 47).

Product: CODE TO CODE
Author: AlphaBytes, Inc., 202-546-4119
DTP & Typesetting code conversion program. See full
description on page 160.

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Product: ConvDW
Author: CrossCourt Systems, 517-332-4353
Version: 1.2 (01-20-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest version with printed manual plus
other shareware programs on disk.
Look for: CONVDW.ZIP on BBSs (call 517-353-5458 to download it at
no charge); CONVDW.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72446,2704 for assistance).
Download size: 20k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Converts IBM DisplayWrite 3, 4, or 5 files to ASCII. It is the
best available program of its type. Can drop soft returns or
convert to hard returns. Can expand tabs to spaces or retain
them, drop other unwanted spaces, and mark font attributes such
as underlining. IBM does not publish the file format for
DisplayWrite so this is one of only a handful of programs,
either shareware or commercial, that will read DW files.


Product: Decoder!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Tag and Code Stripper for Ventura Publisher. See full
description on page 161.

Product: PM2LINO
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Removes Ctrl-D characters from PostScript. See full
description on page 76.

Product: PS-TEXT
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Extracts text from PostScript file to ASCII. See full
description on page 77.

Product: Tag!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Automatic Pre-Tagging for Ventura Pub. Files. See full
description on page 164.

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Product: TextCon
Author: CrossCourt Systems, 517-332-4353
Version: 1.73 (05-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Latest release with printed manual plus
other shareware programs on disk.
Look for: TEXTCON.ZIP on BBSs (call 517-353-5458 to download it
at no charge); TEXTCN.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72446,2704 for assistance).
Download size: 41k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Reformats ASCII files for import to a word processor. Among
its features: strips carriage returns or adds them, as needed;
removes extraneous spaces; allows changes in line and paragraph
spacing. Its carriage return stripping is superb, properly
handling almost any paragraph style. Saves tremendous amount
of editing normally needed when importing ASCII files. Accepts
non-standard ASCII (pre-5.0 WordStar, Macintosh, and Unix). IBM
DCA/RFT output option available separately.


Product: TextOut/5
Author: CrossCourt Systems, 517-332-4353
Version: 2.02 (06-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest release with printed manual plus
other shareware programs on disk.
Look for: TEXTOUT5.ZIP on BBSs (call 517-353-5458 to download it
at no charge); TXTOUT.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:WPSGA forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72446,2704 for assistance).
Download size: 36k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Converts WordPerfect 5.0 and 5.1 files to ASCII, with
improvements over WordPerfect's ASCII-output capabilities.
Features include: translation of all text, including footnotes,
endnotes, tables, text and equation boxes, and comments; can
mark many formatting attributes, such as bold or italic, with
custom ASCII strings; better translation of WP's extended
character sets; optional page-format output; reformatting to
new line length; faster than Text Out; and allows wildcard
filenames.


3.6 Dictionaries

Product: PC-GLOSSARY
Author: Disston Ridge, Inc., 813-323-0961
Glossary of microcomputer & networking terms. See full
description on page 388.

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3.7 Document boilerplates

Product: Surefire - Smart Document Proc
Author: Piaf, Inc., 303-786-8222
Version: S1.0 (12-10-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $69.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, support, bonus Smart
Document applications.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SUREFI.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 73407,1034 for assistance).
Download size: 600k (about 45 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Combines the best features of a database manager and
spreadsheet directly into your word-processed document to form
Smart Documents. Smart Documents can be combined to form Smart
Document applications. Embed text, numeric, date and logical
fields anywhere in your document. These fields may be
calculated, stored or cause links to other documents or
databases. Gradually enhance your Smart Documents as you
experience the power of Surefire.


3.7.1 Business specific

See also: Business (page 228).

Product: Business Plan Master (IBM)
Author: Grand Universal, 303-756-2175
Professional business plan templates. See full description on
page 258.

Product: Business Plan Master (Mac)
Author: Grand Universal, 303-756-2175
Professional business plan templates. See full description on
page 258.

Product: PC-FORMS and PC-LIBRARY
Author: Blackledge Law Office, 405-840-3563
Document Assembly System - Business & Legal. See full
description on page 155.

3.7.2 Legal specific

See also: Business, Specific-field systems, Legal & law
enforcement (page 269).

Product: PC-FORMS and PC-LIBRARY
Author: Blackledge Law Office, 405-840-3563
Document Assembly System - Business & Legal. See full
description on page 155.

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3.8 Creativity & brainstorming

See also: Business, Training aids, Lecturing programs
(page 282).

Product: Babble!
Author: Korenthal Associates, Inc., 212-242-1790
Version: 2.0 (02-08-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 400k RAM.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Typeset manual, nifty keyboard template,
many more writing samples to enhance their enjoyment of the
product, free technical support and notification of major
upgrades.
Look for: BAB200.ZIP on BBSs (call 718-837-3236 to download it at
no charge); BAB200.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:PCVENB forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76004,2605 for assistance);
BAB200.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 7.
Download size: 158k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Spur your creativity and cure writer's block with Babble!, an
automatic writing program. Analyzes samples of text for style
and content, and then generates a steady stream of nonsensical
prose. Mix Shakespeare with Harold Robbins (or import your own
writings); apply special effects like Stutter and Subliminal.
Text is controlled on-the-fly using the unique "text-mixing
studio" control panel, and changes appear instantly.
"Wonderfully funny but useful," says PC Magazine (5/14/91).


Product: Creativity Package
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 3.2 (06-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $34.00
Registration benefits: Printed instructions, master disks, 900
number/CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: CREATE*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); CRTV*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 72301,435 for assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
3-part program for writers, teachers, students, executives --
anyone who must produce fresh ideas. Includes a complete book-
on-disk on creativity enhancement, software for computer-aided
brainstorming, and a poetry writing program.

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Product: NEWBIZ
Author: Centre for Commercial Innovation (CCI)
Version: 1.0 (03-08-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better. CGA monitor recommended.
Registration fee: $24.95
Registration benefits: Support, free updates.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; NEWBIZ.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70431,3525 for
assistance).
Download size: 143k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Nobody ever got rich working for somebody else! So why not take
charge of your life, set up a business of your own and become
prosperous? Here is an exciting and effective Brainstorming
Program that will assist you in dreaming up- and evaluating
ideas to start your own business on a shoestring, based on the
tangible and intangible assets THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE! You can
also use it as a standalone Personal Decision Support System.


Product: PoeTrio
Author: Chatfield Software, Inc., 216-569-3201
Three interactive poetry tutors with editors. See full
description on page 386.

Product: Poetry Generator
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 2.3 (06-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. hi-capacity floppy or hard
disk.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, 900 number/CompuServe/
newsletter/mail support, printed instructions.
Look for: POETRY*.ZIP on BBSs; POET*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMNEW forum LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Turn your computer into a poet! Using a 20,000-word vocabulary,
this program creates free-verse poems at the touch of a button.
Using the structure of actual poems as models, the program
randomly combines words and short phrases into verses 4 to 9
lines long. The results as fascinating. Some of these poems
have actually been published in national magazines. This
program has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Scientific
American, Writer's Digest.


Product: Poetry Star
Author: Chatfield Software, Inc., 216-569-3201
AI poetry writing for entertainment, educ. See full
description on page 516.

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3.9 Writing utilities

Product: BIBLOGIC
Author: Biblogic Computer Services
Version: 3.01 (06-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $47.00
Registration benefits: One year fax/CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: BIBLOGI*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); BIBLO*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:EDFORUM forum LIBrary 2 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 75020,556 for assistance).
Download size: 411k (about 31 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Bibliographic database manager. A research & writing tool
allowing you to organize and print bibliographic information
and associated remarks. Can generate selected reference lists
in many styles to satisfy the requirements of different
publishing bodies. It also allows you to organize your own
notes on references. The comments on a particular concept may
then be selectively combined into a single document for further
word-processing. Compatible with most word-processors.


Product: Lecture [***]
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Displays text-based slide show lectures. See full description
on page 283.


3.10 Software tools

3.10.1 For multiple programs

Product: PCX2FNT
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Create fonts for LaserJet from PCX graphics. See full
description on page 74.

Product: PUTMAIL
Author: Gnosis Inc
Librarian Utility for PVCS. See full description on page 366.

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3.10.2 For Word

3.10.2.1 Word for Windows

Product: Dinger
Author: Pinecliffe International, 303-642-0604
Version: 2.0 (02-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Word for Windows.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Latest version on disk; Font help;
Discounts!
Look for: DNGR20.ZIP on BBSs; DNGR20.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:MSAPP forum LIBrary 12 (or contact userID 74730,1734 for
assistance).
Download size: 55k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Gives you lightning-fast access to the bullet, em-dash, section
mark, copyright, arrow, and other common symbols, dingbats, and
"Foreign" characters. Also lets you get at any character in any
font with a couple of mouse clicks. Looking for the
ZapfDingbat finger? The Times Roman "Yen" sign? How about a
"(c)" in Helvetica? You don't need to go diving for the
printer manual any more, or tape another yellow sticky-note on
the monitor. Dinger shows how easy it can be!


Product: Enveloper
Author: Pinecliffe International, 303-642-0604
Version: 3.2 (05-07-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Word for Windows. HP
LaserJet or DeskJet printer.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest disks and tips,
Cheat Sheet, Discounts.
Look for: ENVR32.ZIP on BBSs; ENVR32.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:MSAPP forum LIBrary 12 (or contact userID 74730,1734 for
assistance).
Download size: 120k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The fastest, easiest envelopes you've ever printed... Write
your letter. Click on "File" then "Enveloper". Check and make
sure Enveloper grabbed the address correctly. Click OK. Your
envelope comes out the printer, formatted the way you want it,
with your logo or return address, and (on lasers) a complete
postal bar code.

Lots of options: multiple return addresses; all sorts of fonts,
bold, italic, point sizes; LOGOS!; even a new print/merge
facility that works from existing merge docs.

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Product: WOPR-WinWord Office POWER Pack
Author: Pinecliffe International, 303-642-0604
Version: 1.0 (07-07-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Word for Windows.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed Enveloper manual, latest disk,
tips, support, Discounts!
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; WOPR*.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:MSAPP forum LIBrary 1 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 74730,1734 for assistance).
Download size: 410k (about 31 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The largest, most powerful collection of WinWord macros ever
assembled. Includes Enveloper (prints envelopes on LaserJets,
DeskJets, compatibles), PostScript Enveloper, 2 X 4 (prints any
document duplex or 4-up), a new File New (helps you keep track
of your templates and actually use them), Treasure (hunt for
new, useful menu assignments and macros you can use every day),
Dinger, WOPRClock, Labelit, Fancy Keys, Killer, Word Counter,
and much more.


3.10.3 For WordPerfect

Product: dPerfect Merge
Author: Newdorf Research, 619-942-0688
Converts xBase to Word Perfect secondary file. See full
description on page 48.

3.10.4 For other

Product: Btr Help!
Author: Informative Technologies, 202-675-4528
Btrieve File Utility. Repair, Edit, Browse. See full
description on page 368.

Product: Changer/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Changes files without word a processor. See full description
on page 368.

Product: Decoder!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Tag and Code Stripper for Ventura Publisher. See full
description on page 161.

Product: Filer!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Visual File Management for Ventura Publisher. See full
description on page 161.

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Product: Index!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Automatic Index Coding for Ventura Publisher. See full
description on page 162.

Product: JEPRS (Jeepers!)
Author: Louis M. Miranda, 214-522-5110
Bibliographic Database Management System. See full description
on page 208.

Product: Over_LAZ
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
HP LaserJet overlays and letterheads. See full description on
page 74.

Product: Over_LAZ PS
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
PostScript overlays and letterheads. See full description on
page 76.

Product: PSEARCH
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Fast tool to search for files with text words. See full
description on page 24.

Product: RECALL
Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
Version: 2.5 (04-11-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest version and updates with BBS
support. Money Back Gurantee.
Look for: RECALL25.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it
at no charge); RECALL.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76347,2477 for assistance).
Download size: 74k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides advanced file selection for Wordperfect and other word
processing program. Enhances WordPerfect file selection by
providing sorted file lists, especially list sorted by date.
This allows you to locate files you most recently worked on.
Has a WordPerfect and text file viewer. It also can drive any
other program provided a command parameter can be the selected
filename. Features include text search, pattern matching and
more.


Product: Swap!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Instant DOS Shell for Ventura Publisher Gem. See full
description on page 163.

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Product: Tag!
Author: Trinity Software, 703-791-2576
Automatic Pre-Tagging for Ventura Pub. Files. See full
description on page 164.

Product: WinEdit
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Perfect ASCII editor for Windows 3.0. See full description on
page 154.


3.11 Other

Product: ClipMate for Windows
Author: ThunderWare (tm), 716-723-1352
Captures Multiple Clipboard Text Items. See full description
on page 109.

Product: QENV [***]
Author: Annette Cuomo, 714-597-7295
Envelope Addressor with Editor & Mailmerge. See full
description on page 79.

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Chapter 4
Spreadsheet applications

See also: Finances (page 289); Business (page 228).


4.1 Spreadsheet programs

Product: ALITE
Author: TRIUS, Inc., 508-794-9377
Version: 1.10f (12-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. 256k RAM; CGA or Hercules
monitor.
Registration fee: $26.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 90-day
support, newsletter, update discounts.
Look for: ALITE.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-2505 to download it at
no charge); ALITE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary
6 (or contact userID 72727,616 for assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Powerful Spreadsheet that will run even on a system with only
256K RAM! 2048 rows by 128 columns. Line, X-Y, Bar, Pie and
Stacked Bar Graphs. Macro Command Language, Mathematical,
Statistical, Financial, Date and String Functions. WKS and WK1
file compatible. Data Regression, Data Question and Data Bin
operations. File Import, Export and Merge, PIC file
generation, and File Linking. Split Windows, Block Protection,
Matrix Operations, and much more...


Product: AS-EASY-AS
Author: TRIUS, Inc., 508-794-9377
Version: 5.01c (05-22-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. 382k RAM; CGA or Hercules
monitor.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, newsletter,
90-day support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ASA501C.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-2505 to download it
at no charge); ASEASY.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72727,616 for assistance).
Download size: 330k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Powerful 8192 rows by 256 columns Spreadsheet. EMS and Virtual
Memory Support. Fully Mouseable. Print Preview Mode with
Headers, Footers, etc. Math, Statistical, Financial, Logical,
Date/Time, String and User Defined Functions. Text & Graphics
on same page. 12 Graph Types, (log scales, split graphs). 9-
pin, 24-pin and Laserjet Support. WKS and WK1 File Compatible.

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Powerful Macro Language. Goalseeking, dBASE File Export/
Import, File Merge & File Linking. Matrix Operations, much
more...


Product: EXPRESSCALC
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Version: 4.10 (12-31-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 512k RAM. Hard disk strongly
recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year of
phone/fax/mail support, product discounts.
Look for: ECALC*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 206-788-4008
to download it at no charge); ECALC4.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact userID
75226,2020 for assistance).
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Matrix size defaults to 64 columns by 256 lines for a total of
16,384 cells. Supports EGA and VGA monitors for more lines on
the screen. Math functions include Standard Deviation, Net
Present Value, Payment and more. Lookup function allows
linking to other spreadsheets. Cells can be hidden. Data can
be imported and exported between File Express and ExpressGraph.
Wide spreadsheets can be printed using On-Side.


Product: FREE & EASY [***]
Author: Free and Easy Software, 613-834-1738
Version: 1.11 (08-25-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
newsletter, upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 74660,3406 for
assistance).
Download size: 1200k (about 89 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to make your calculations and what-if analysis easy to
setup and follow. You are not forced into a grid of rows and
columns as in a spreadsheet. Instead you use a freestyle, user-
defined structure. Start with a blank sheet, then add cells,
descriptive text, variables and ranges wherever suits you. It
is you who define the structure of the sheet.

Over 200 context sensitive and hyperlinked help topics
available. Tutorials, Instruction Book and sample applications
included.

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Product: Surefire - Smart Document Proc
Author: Piaf, Inc., 303-786-8222
Smart Document Processor - Word Proc/Database. See full
description on page 167.


4.2 Boilerplates/templates

Product: Business Plan Master (Mac)
Author: Grand Universal, 303-756-2175
Professional business plan templates. See full description on
page 258.


4.3 Spreadsheet utilities

See also: Utilities, Printer utilities (page 56).

Product: ON-SIDE
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Print any wide ASCII file sideways. See full description on
page 57.


4.4 Software tools

4.4.1 For multiple programs

Product: 4Print
Author: Korenthal Associates, Inc., 212-242-1790
Paper saving utility for LaserJets & DeskJets. See full
description on page 68.

4.4.2 For Lotus

Product: Total Investor for 1-2-3
Author: Hughes Financial Services, 603-598-4676
Portfolio Manager/Technical Analysis Template. See full
description on page 292.

Product: Total Investor for Symphony
Author: Hughes Financial Services, 603-598-4676
Portfolio Manager/Technical Analysis Template. See full
description on page 292.


4.5 Other

Product: LJLAND
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Print docs, listings, manuals, spreadsheets. See full
description on page 73.

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Chapter 5
Database applications

See also: Data (page 209).


5.1 Relational database managers

Product: HouseHold TRACKER
Author: Fischer Grafix & Software
Version: 1.3a (02-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone support.
Look for: FMSHT.ZIP on BBSs; FMSHT.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70233,1315 for
assistance).
Download size: 183k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
This program keeps track of many of the items around the house
in one database. Items like household goods (model #'s, serial
#'s, cost, warranties, etc.), auto repairs, VCR tapes, magazine
subscriptions, phone list, utilities and credit cards. The
program will print your list for insurance purposes or make a
label for your VCR tape. Easy to use menus.


Product: IDP-MEMBER
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Version: 3.0 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, 800# phone support, one
free update.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 443k (about 33 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fully integrated organizational system for memberships, dues,
projects and member preferences. Allows for the creation of an
unlimited number of Member & Event databases so that a club can
track different classes of member and who is participating in
club projects. Dues and other charges can be assigned and
statements printed. Members can be catagorized by 16 user
defined Interest Areas and 16 Volunteer Service Areas. Has a
"Sneaker-Net" function.

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Product: Movie Guide
Author: SANDD Software, 703-444-8655
Catalog Movies with full multimedia support. See full
description on page 450.

Product: PC-File
Author: ButtonWare, 206-454-0479
Version: 6.5 (05-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 450k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $89.90
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 900 number/
CompuServe/fax/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: PCF65*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 206-454-7875
to download it at no charge); PCF65*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID
73230,1363 for assistance).
Download size: 895k (about 67 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
This database is easy to use and helps you organize, update,
retrieve and manipulate information. Fully dBase compatible,
it analyzes and manages data with relational retrieve and
posting, search/query, duplicate record check and global
update. Create reports, graphs and charts, mailing labels,
mail merge letters. Plus bar code printer support, autodialer,
macros, and grapic interface fully accessible with a mouse or
keyboard.


Product: PC-HAM
Author: Software for Amateur Radio, 301-593-6136
HAM logging, contest and SS game simulation. See full
description on page 445.

Product: Quick Shop
Author: Langin Software, 618-532-4899
The Grocery Shopping Assistant. See full description on
page 448.

Product: SoundMasterDb [***]
Author: TurboSystemsCo, 404-516-8575
Audio Library Cataloging Program. See full description on
page 456.

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Product: SR-Info
Author: Sub Rosa Publishing Inc., 416-398-8414
Version: 3.30 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $100.00
Registration benefits: Bound manual over 500 typeset pages; free
tech support by mail/fax/CIS; half hour free phone support;
discount on "Info Discozine" (magazine-on-a-disk).
Look for: SRI30*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 700k (about 52 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Most powerful full-featured relational database language in
shareware world. Complete procedural language with compiler,
plus "conversational" mode. Language VP-Info compatible;
handles dBASE/Clipper data files without conversion. Now
supports dBASE memo fields. Maximum 6 data files with multiple
active indexes at same time; 65,000 records. Full suite of
commented sample programs to use as models for your own
projects. Outperforms most $795 products; it's easier to learn
and faster to program.


Product: STAFF-BASE
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: 3.0 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM. Hard disk
recommended.
Registration fee: $69.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version of
software, selfrunning DEMO-TUTOR developed with Dan Bricklins
Demo II, phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; STAFF3.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100016,1707
for assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
DBMS productivity tool designed for minimizing keystrokes.
Innovative features: data viewing and input via powerful data-
table, copy range of cells, replicate content of cell, search
and replace, change character case (upper,lower,proper) in cell
or globally. Complex relational structures by means of the
dBLOOKUP feature. Simple filtering, complex query and sorting,
data import/export, statistics for filtered data, data base
housekeeping, report/label generator, macros, access to
external files...

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Product: STAFF-DBMS-PRODUCT-FAMILY
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: XX (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $250.00
Registration benefits: See each STAFF module: INTEGRATOR, BASE,
GRAF, REPORT, UTIL, KICK, DIAL, MASK.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 2000k (about 149 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Product family designed to give the user specialized tools for
managing day to day operations with large amounts of data. A
consistent user interface is common to all modules. You can
custom design your DBMS tool by integrating only the needed
modules. STAFF-BASE is the database engine. Check the other
STAFF modules for Graphics, Relational Reports, Miscellaneous
Utilities, TSR Database Engine, Dialing from DBF file, Mask
generation and use, RunTime Module for developers of database
applications..


Product: STAFF-DEVELOPER
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Free RunTime Licence for Database Engines. See full
description on page 526.

Product: STAFF-KICK
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: 2.0 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM. Extended or expanded
memory and hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version on disk,
and phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; STFKIC.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100016,1707
for assistance).
Download size: 340k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
The TSR version of STAFF-BASE. It is recommendable to be used
in parallel with spreadsheets, word processors, or large
applications. Extended or expanded memory is identified
automatically and swapping from and to any application is
instantaneous. When no extended or expanded memory is available
the swapping is taking place between the hard disk and the
memory, resulting in a slower implementation. Dialing can be
performed when the cursor is placed on a valid phone number....

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Product: STAFF-MASK
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: 1.2 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM, Hard disk.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version on disk,
phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; STFMAS.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100016,1707
for assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Allows you to create without traditional programming effort
masks for data entry, viewing, and editing. The data entry
cells can be set up for data validation purposes. Data entry
can be performed using the classic double entry mode and
automatic checking, giving the possibility of correction.
Filtering and powerfull queries allow efficient data retreival
for viewing and editing purposes. The dBLOOKUP allows an
efficient data entry and viewing system by showing other DBFs
as data tables.


Product: STAFF-REPORT
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Relational Report Generator for DBF files. See full
description on page 208.

Product: WAMPUM
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Version: 4.2 (12-31-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk or two 720K floppy
drives. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Next update free plus 90 days free
support by phone/mail/BBS. Soft-bound manual set is $20.
Unlimited-user network licenses are $150.
Look for: WAMPUM42.ZIP on BBSs (call 404-879-5985 to download it
at no charge); WAMPUM.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 3; WAMPUM42.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
One of the data base granddaddy's of the shareware revolution,
WAMPUM provides the richest assortment of DBMS functions for
the lowest cost of any data base product in the world. WAMPUM
now can be loaded as a 20K TSR and supports PCX graphic fields.

Provides fully relational, menu-driven DBMS support with
standard dBASE III data bases. Virtually all dBASE features are
supported including dBASE-compat. reports and labels. Includes
PowerBrowse, form letter support, and a phone dialer.

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Product: Wyndfields for Windows
Author: Wyndware, 608-755-1628
Version: 1.0 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. 1.5MB RAM.
Registration fee: $99.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, upgrade
discounts.
Look for: WFW.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 390k (about 29 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This powerful, relational database for Windows offers:
extensive search capabilities, unsurpassed date and time
tracking, multiple indexing, and math and string functions for
calculations. It easily handles the printing of mailing
labels, form letters, free-style reports, and detailed custom-
designed tabular reports.

Relational capabilities are fully integrated into every aspect
of the program, allowing you to view, search, and report on
data from several related databases at once.


Product: Zephyr
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Version: 2.0 (12-31-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk, 640k RAM.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Soft-bound manual, next upgrade free,
plus 90 days free support by phone/mail/BBS. Unlimited-user
network license is $250.
Look for: ZEPHYR20.ZIP on BBSs (call 404-879-5985 to download it
at no charge); ZEPHYR.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 3; ZEPHYR20.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 720k (about 54 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fully relational, FoxPro-compatible DBMS for non-programmers.
It now can be loaded as a 20K TSR pop-up. 25 data bases can be
manipulated simultaneously. Its performance is roughly 16 times
that of dBASE III.

Using a Mac-like interface, sophisticated applications can be
designed in minutes, not months. Reports, labels, list, and
form letters are a breeze to create. Has an integrated
windowing environment and includes a calendar, puzzle, and a
calculator. Supports a mouse!


5.2 Flat-file database managers

See also: Database applications, Mailing label systems
(page 189).

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Product: Book Librarian [***]
Author: TurboSystemsCo, 404-516-8575
Book Cataloging Program. See full description on page 427.

Product: COMPLEX [***]
Author: TIESOH
Manages condominiums, apartments, & co-ops. See full
description on page 274.

Product: Data Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Version: 2.2 (04-22-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, unlimited phone/fax/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: DMASTE.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
no charge); DMASTE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72357,2034 for assistance).
Download size: 327k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows you to create, modify, sort, report, and query dBase
files. Super Report Writer. Supports all laserjet and dot
matrix printers. Query Builder allows you to define, save, and
restore queries so you can work with any subset of records.
Form Letter utility allows you to create form letters which
merge data from dBase files. Finds duplicates, searches and
replaces any data. Mailing Label utility. Sums/averages data.
Frequency analysis. Supports unlimited number of records. Much
more..


Product: dLITE
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Version: 2.0 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 160k RAM, or under 100K with
64K of available EMS memory.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Soft-bound, printed manual plus next
upgrade free and 90 days free technical support by phone/mail/
BBS.
Look for: DLITE20.ZIP on BBSs (call 404-879-5985 to download it
at no charge); DLITE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 3; DLITE20.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 240k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A programmable dBASE III-compatible desktop file manager with
several major enhancements. It is designed to be loaded as a
TSR which can be "popped up" from within any text-based DOS
application.

While working with your favorite word processor or spreadsheet,
up to 10 different applications can be popped up and data can
be "pasted" into the foreground application. Using LOTUS-style

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menus, sophisticated applications can be designed. A sample
mail list is included on the disk.


Product: FASTFILE
Author: Interactive Mini Systems, Inc., 509-783-3829
Version: 5.33 (07-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $70.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
newsletter support, utilities. Shareware disks of other
programs.
Look for: FAST-F.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); FAST-F.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 0 (multiple files).
Download size: 60k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An extremely fast (FULL featured) database. Files are always
compressed. Great for laptop's and single disk computers. Many
features reduce data entry effort. Comes with Billing,
CheckBook/GL, Invoice, Client List (mail labels), Inventory,
Teacher's Gradebook, & FASTquiz (makes matching & multiple
choice tests & scrambles answers). Or create your own file
design. Hundreds recds/file and several files/disk. It's easy
to learn because same screen is used to enter, edit, find
records.


Product: FILE EXPRESS
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Version: 5.1 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM. Hard disk strongly
recommended.
Registration fee: $99.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year of
phone/fax/mail support, product discounts.
Look for: FE51*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 206-788-4008
to download it at no charge); FE51*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID
75226,2020 for assistance).
Download size: 720k (about 54 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An easy to use flat file database manager with relational
LOOKUP and UPDATE capabilities. Handles over 2 billion records
per database, 200 fields per record, 1000 characters per field
and 4000 characters per record. Includes extensive searching,
reporting, label printing, importing, exporting and duplicate
searching. Database formats can be changed at any time without
losing data. Formula handler includes over 60 string and
numeric functions. Includes an auto-dialer. Supports 300+
printers.

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Product: FLAGS(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Version: 2.2 (04-05-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 512k RAM. Strongly
recommended: 80286, DOS 3.3 or better, and a mouse.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FLAG4.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:DBASE forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 72117,165 for
assistance).
Download size: 1024k (about 76 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Harness the power of FoxPRO 2.0 or dBASE IV or dBASE III+
without programming. Create single & related database
applications in 5 simple steps. FLAGS writes the code & the
user manual for you. Use PICTURE and TEMPLATE functions to
control input, assign valid ranges or entries for each field,
can handle indexes on any field and allows easy switch to any
indexed order. Stand alone (executable) and smaller
application versions available. R&R Report Writer can be used
to do customized reports.


Product: Information Please
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Free-Form Database, Text Database. See full description on
page 197.

Product: Music Manager for Windows
Author: Joe Herrera, 817-382-7585
Music collection database. See full description on page 430.

Product: NAMEBASE
Author: Elk Creek Software, 303-838-5796
Name/Address/Notes database w/mouse support. See full
description on page 265.

Product: On This Day
Author: The Software Construction Co.
"What Happened On This Day in History?" See full description
on page 400.

Product: PC-File
Author: ButtonWare, 206-454-0479
Easy to use, dBase compat, relational lookup. See full
description on page 179.

Product: PopDBF
Author: Bowen Software, 309-699-0950
4K TSR for "Instant Access to X-Base Files" See full
description on page 200.

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Product: SR-Info
Author: Sub Rosa Publishing Inc., 416-398-8414
High-performance relational database language. See full
description on page 179.

Product: STAFF-DBMS-PRODUCT-FAMILY
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
DBMS-Productivity Product Family. See full description on
page 180.

Product: STAFF-DEVELOPER
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Free RunTime Licence for Database Engines. See full
description on page 526.

Product: STAFF-DIAL
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Dialing with phone numbers stored in DBF file. See full
description on page 107.

Product: STAFF-KICK
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
TSR DBMS compatible with dBASE III Plus. See full description
on page 181.

Product: TakeNote
Author: ButtonWare, 206-454-0479
Version: 1.0 (07-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. 640k RAM; either 720k
floppy drive or a hard disk.
Registration fee: $69.90
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, card decks,
900 number/CompuServe/fax/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: TN10*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 206-454-7875
to download it at no charge); TN10*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 15 (multiple files) (or contact userID
73230,1363 for assistance).
Download size: 460k (about 34 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
This Windows personal filer is a combination Rolodex, address
book and autodialer. Store names, addresses and muliple phone
numbers on 19 pre-defined cards; manage and maintain multiple
address files; auto-dial any phone number and create a list of
frequently used speed dial numbers; print mailing labels,
reports, 3x5 cards. Search using names, numbers, "sounds
like". Imnport/export to Windows cardfile, ASCII, dBase and
WordPerfect.

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Product: VIDEOCAT
Author: William A. Jackson
Catalogs videocassette collections. See full description on
page 452.

Product: WAMPUM
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Menu-Driven dBASE-Compat. DBMS in a 20K TSR. See full
description on page 182.

Product: Wyndfields for DOS
Author: Wyndware, 608-755-1628
Version: 1.2 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $70.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, tutorial, master disks,
upgrade discounts.
Look for: WFIELD12.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 220k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A powerful, general purpose database, offering extensive search
capabilities, unsurpassed date and time tracking, multiple
indexing, and math and string functions for calculations. It
easily handles the printing of mailing labels, form letters,
free-style reports, and detailed custom-designed tabular
reports. Pull-down menus and mouse support make it easy to
use.


Product: Zephyr
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
FoxPro-Compatible DBMS for Non-Programmers. See full
description on page 183.


5.3 Mailing label systems

See also: Database applications, Flat-file database managers
(page 183); Utilities, Printer utilities, Envelope addressers
(page 77).

Product: The Address Book Solution
Author: GSF Software & Solutions, 716-283-3804
Version: 2.1 (05-31-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual & disk; telephone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 180k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
TSR Mailing/Address list program. Unlimited capacity. Sorts
data in user-defined order. Allows the selection of records
using a dBASE compatible filter. User-defined field names.
Carry forward from Add/Edit. Copies data into PC application.

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Import/Export/Mail-Merge. Quick search and approximate search
methods. Output to printer or file. Store data on HD/diskette.
Programmable keys for use within TABS & other applications. 30
user-defined categories. Displays previously added record.


Product: CompUser
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
A Rated Cyclopedia Of The Shareware Arena. See full
description on page 524.

Product: Data Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Create/modify/sort/report/query dBase files. See full
description on page 184.

Product: dbDIAL(tm)
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
7k TSR Database/Dialer. See full description on page 108.

Product: FASTMAIL
Author: CACHE MICROSYSTEMS, 805-549-0532
Version: 2.27 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM. Hard Disk
Recommended.
Registration fee: $17.00
Registration benefits: 1 yr. Tech Support.
Look for: FSTML227.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Easy to use menu driven mailing list program. Many features
include: add, edit, delete, display, two pass duplicate name
search, print names, print mailing labels on six different
formats, supports laser printer printers, statistics, names
printed in 10 differeent orders. Full screen editing and
database backup for multiple list support. Export data for mail
Merge, SDF or DBASE formats. Browse/subject searching on all or
specific fields. Full International Support

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Product: Federal Express Label Printer
Author: TVSWare, 908-295-5543
Version: 1.5 (10-09-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 3.3 or better. Dot matrix printer.
640k RAM and hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, unlimited
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FEDEX.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:LAWSIG forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 76427,3056 for
assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets you print and track Federal Express and Express Mail
airbills. You can keep a database of names, companies and
addresses of people whom you send letters or packages to. This
new version includes support the new FedEx forms,
international, and Canadian forms, and C.O.D. forms. The
ability to keep a log of your FedEx shipments has also been
included. "I'm most impressed with this version of the
package." -- Randy MacLean, FormGen Corp.


Product: FILE EXPRESS
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Powerful, easy DBMS with relational features. See full
description on page 185.

Product: FlexBase
Author: National MicroSystems, 416-599-1228
Create database, reports, letters, labels. See full
description on page 265.

Product: GRAB Plus(r)
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Envelope Addressor & Database. See full description on
page 77.

Product: Label Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Version: 5.1 (04-22-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, unlimited phone/fax/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: LMASTE.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
no charge); LMASTE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72357,2034 for assistance).
Download size: 345k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This PC Magazine Editor's Choice mailing list program maintains
an unlimited number of records. Sorts automatically by name,
zip code, and any other data field. Supports all laserjet and
dot matrix printers. Prints all size mailing labels, Rolodex

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cards, and envelopes. Bar codes. Report writer. Bulk mail
reports. Text editor for mailmerge form letters. Finds
duplicates, searches and replaces any data, checks state/Zip
Code accuracy. Query builder selects any subset of records.
Easy.


Product: Mail Machine
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Print Envelopes and Labels on all LaserJets. See full
description on page 78.

Product: Maillist / M-Label
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 5.4 (06-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. hard disk or hi-capacity
floppy.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed instructions, master disks, 900
number/CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: MAIL*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); MAIL*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 9 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 72301,435 for assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Easy-to-use mailing list manager for business or personal use,
manages up to 99 separate lists. Prints labels, has automatic
duplicate checking, search by any field, "sound alike" search,
pop-up notepad for each record, optional password protection,
compare and combine lists, restore deleted records, extra
fields for user coding, label customization and more.


Product: MULTIFILE-XL
Author: H&P Software, 719-561-0810
Version: 1.7 (08-22-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Latest version with printed manual.
Look for: MULT-XL on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 140k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A database for mailing labels, inventories, and maintenance
records. Each record has 6 fields at 50 characters per field.
Up to 4 search names can by typed to find records. Prints
special labels in color using EPSON JX-80 compatible printers.
No.of records limited by disk space. Sorted printouts limited
to 10,000 record files. Can be used as an external cust.& parts
or goods database with FAST INVOICE WRITER,(Disk #_____).Prints
1-across labels only. Does date flagging, and numeric search-
total.

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Product: My Little Realm
Author: My Little Realm
Checking, charging, mailing label system. See full description
on page 302.

Product: NAMEBASE
Author: Elk Creek Software, 303-838-5796
Name/Address/Notes database w/mouse support. See full
description on page 265.

Product: Names & Dates
Author: WR Software, 510-930-0369
Address Book, Calendar, Mailing Label combo. See full
description on page 112.

Product: PARTY TRACKER
Author: Robert Barrentine, 301-490-7104
Political Organization Membership System. See full description
on page 267.

Product: PC-Names
Author: WR Software, 510-930-0369
Version: 1.33 (12-14-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $18.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support, vinyl address book cover.
Look for: PCNM132.ZIP on BBSs (call 510-937-0156 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 240k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Holds unlimited names with generous address and notes areas.
Prints mailing labels (1-3 across), pocket-size (and any larger
size) address books, Rolodex cards (2 sizes), envelopes
(optional return address), 5 more reports. Telephone autodial,
sort by name or Zip code, Mail Merge, export, import,
categories for grouping names, duplicate search, custom label
sizes, documentation on disk, support for laser and dot matrix
printers.


Product: PhoneBook
Author: Robert M. Bernard
Manage lists of names, addresses, & phone #'s. See full
description on page 95.

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Product: Plain Vanilla Labels
Author: Rosewood Software, 416-284-6119
Version: 3.13 (12-14-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Printer.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: A code will be sent which will remove
exhortations to register.
Look for: PVLAB313.ZIP on BBSs; PV313.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 70461,2507 for
assistance).
Download size: 98k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Plain Vanilla Labels is an easy-to-use label program which uses
standard 3 1/2 by 15/16 inch tractor feed labels. Labels can be
stored in up to 10 files, or a label can be printed without
saving the data. Each label file can have its own set of macros
to make data entry easier. Data can be indexed at any point in
each label. Remarks can be "hidden" in any part of the label so
that they can be seen by the user but not printed on the label.
The program has a sophisticated search function.


Product: PLAN [***]
Author: TIESOH
Management of employees by benefit choices. See full
description on page 266.

Product: PostCardMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 4.00 (07-05-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: PCM400.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it at
no charge); PCM400.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to help Users compose post cards and maintain
addresses. The Address feature has entries for name,
salutation, code, 3 line address and a line for ZipCode,
telephone number, and a remarks line. Print outs include
listings of the addresses, address labels, 3X5 cards, 8 types/
sizes of post cards or Roladex cards AND response cards that
pre print a response from the addressee to mail to the
originator. Post cards cost 1/3 less than a letter and in some
cases are equally as good ie meetings.

Chapter 5, "Database applications" 194



Product: Public Address
Author: Paradise Programming, 206-352-9863
Version: 2.1 (03-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM. Hard disk
recommended.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/mail
support, one free update.
Look for: PUB_ADD.EXE on BBSs (call 206-943-1513 to download it
at no charge); PUB_AD.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 70322,231 for assistance).
Download size: 140k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Exceptionally easy to use compact Address Database. Totally
menu driven! SEARCHES and PRINTS on seven fields. Prints
Labels, Envelopes, Phone book (sorted by Name or Business),
WordPerfect mail merge file (9 fields), Report, all output can
go to an ASCII file, and it will even dial your phone. Prints
return address on envelopes. Sorts by Name or Zip+4. Unlimited
records, groups. Great for note-book computers or anywhere disk
space is at a premium. Compact but full featured! Supports all
printers.


Product: Simply Labels
Author: SimpleWare, 709-489-3757
Free form label program with many features. See full
description on page 525.

Product: SR-Info
Author: Sub Rosa Publishing Inc., 416-398-8414
High-performance relational database language. See full
description on page 179.

Product: STAFF-BASE
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Flat File DBMS with relations to other DBF's. See full
description on page 180.

Product: STAFF-DBMS-PRODUCT-FAMILY
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
DBMS-Productivity Product Family. See full description on
page 180.

Product: STAFF-KICK
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
TSR DBMS compatible with dBASE III Plus. See full description
on page 181.

Product: TakeNote
Author: ButtonWare, 206-454-0479
Easy Windows personal filer, predefined cards. See full
description on page 187.

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Product: Zephyr
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
FoxPro-Compatible DBMS for Non-Programmers. See full
description on page 183.


5.4 File format translators

See also: Utilities, File utilities, File conversion (page 47).

Product: dPerfect Merge
Author: Newdorf Research, 619-942-0688
Converts xBase to Word Perfect secondary file. See full
description on page 48.

Product: STAFF-BASE
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Flat File DBMS with relations to other DBF's. See full
description on page 180.

Product: STAFF-DBMS-PRODUCT-FAMILY
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
DBMS-Productivity Product Family. See full description on
page 180.

Product: STAFF-UTIL
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Utilities for the maintenance-update of DBFs. See full
description on page 203.


5.5 Freeform/text database managers

Product: ClassAdz(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Network Electronic Bulletin Board System. See full description
on page 136.

Product: Data Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Create/modify/sort/report/query dBase files. See full
description on page 184.

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Product: dtSearch
Author: DT Software, Inc., 703-521-9427
Version: 1.12 (05-26-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better. 384k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $59.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, one year CompuServe/
mail/900 number support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DTSRCH.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72607,3323 for
assistance).
Download size: 305k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fast, powerful, and easy to use text retrieval program.
Search features: indexed and unindexed searches, boolean logic
(AND, OR, NOT), proximity and phrase searches, and segment
searches. Indexing features: up to 15,000 documents per index,
unlimited number of indexes. Other features: file viewers,
network support, clipboard, application "launch."

Supports WordPerfect 5.0, 5.1, 5.1 for Windows, WordStar,
WordStar 2000, Word, Word for Windows, RTF, Multimate Advantage
II and Multimate 4.


Product: FlexBase
Author: National MicroSystems, 416-599-1228
Create database, reports, letters, labels. See full
description on page 265.

Product: Information Please
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Version: 2.07 (06-26-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual, new versions at discount,
newsletter.
Look for: IP207.ZIP on BBSs; IP207.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70721,3145 for
assistance).
Download size: 270k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This text storage and retreival program allows you to store and
retreive full-text informaton such as memos, catalogues,
briefs, letters, articles, invoices, manuals, product
descriptions -- be creative! IP also supports PCX graphics so
you can relate a graphic image to a text entry. PC Focus says
"The potential for this program is unlimited ... IP is
simplicity itself."


Product: Surefire - Smart Document Proc
Author: Piaf, Inc., 303-786-8222
Smart Document Processor - Word Proc/Database. See full
description on page 167.

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5.6 Keypunch programs

Product: KP5
Author: Peter Charpentier
Version: 5.07 (03-03-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 350k RAM.
Registration fee: $85.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, unlimited support,
upgrade discounts.
Look for: KP5.ZIP on BBSs; KP5.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 70053,705 for assistance).
Download size: 265k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Professional double-pass data entry package, used by 'heads-
down' keypunch operators to enter and verify batches of data
from survey research questionnaires and other forms. Features:
record length up to 32,000 characters, no limit on file size,
rapid setup of data entry mask, simple drop-down menu
interface, two-level range checking, full or partial
verification, automatic duplication between and within records,
password protection, session logging to dBase or ASCII,
composite record keys.


5.7 Database utilities

Product: Data Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Create/modify/sort/report/query dBase files. See full
description on page 184.

Product: PCFDial [***]
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Powerful 7k TSR voice/fax screen autodialer. See full
description on page 106.

Product: Recap
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Fix capitalization in dBase-compatible files. See full
description on page 199.

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Product: SNAP!
Author: Walter J. Kennamer
Version: 5.0 (01-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Unknown.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SNP501.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:FOXFORUM forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 74025,514
for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Prepares extensive technical documentation for FoxPro, dBASE,
and Clipper systems. It formats source code and adds keyword
capitalization, indentation, program headings and much more.
Also prepares a series of reports including: action diagrams;
tree diagram; variable cross reference; data dictionary; index
file summary; report form layouts. It makes old code look new
again!


5.8 Software tools

See also: Programming, Languages (page 346); Programming,
Software tools (page 367).

5.8.1 For multiple programs

Product: 4Print
Author: Korenthal Associates, Inc., 212-242-1790
Paper saving utility for LaserJets & DeskJets. See full
description on page 68.

Product: JORF Interpreter and Tutorial
Author: The JORF Company, 503-824-5673
OOP Language interpreter for DOS and Windows. See full
description on page 361.

Product: Recap
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 2.31 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 900 number/
CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: RECAP*.ZIP on BBSs; RECA*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
It can be very frustrating to find that some of your database
records have been entered in all caps when you didn't want them
that way, or that some have not been entered in all caps when
you did want them that way! Goes through any dBase-III

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compatible database file and make the desired adjustments. This
program can save you from hours of re-entering data.


5.8.2 For dBASE

Product: dLITE
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Memory-res dBASE-Compat Desktop File Manager. See full
description on page 184.

Product: dPerfect Merge
Author: Newdorf Research, 619-942-0688
Converts xBase to Word Perfect secondary file. See full
description on page 48.

Product: FLAGS(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Flatfile Application Generator System. See full description on
page 185.

Product: KWIKSTAT
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Statistical Data Analysis. See full description on page 339.

Product: PopDBF
Author: Bowen Software, 309-699-0950
Version: 4.0 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 4k RAM if used in "TSR
swapping" mode; 46k otherwise.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone/CompuServe/mail
support.
Look for: POPDBF??.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it
at no charge); POPDBF.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76665,736 for assistance).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A 4K TSR that provides "Instant Access to X-Base Files". Here
are just a few of its features:
* Easily select ANY database, any drive
* Append, browse, delete, and edit records
* Delete, pack and zap databases
* Lightning fast search of entire record or selected
field(s)
* View structure
* Print structure or records (browse or edit format) to a
printer or file
* View index expressions (.IDX, .NDX, .NTX)
* Network Compatible
* Context sensitive help

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Product: Workbase
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 3.5 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. some knowledge of dBase,
Clipper, etc.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 900 number/
CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: WORK*.ZIP on BBSs; WORK*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Clipper developers: this is an interactive environment for over
90 "dBase language" commands, including some that may be new to
you. Create, append, edit, browse, restore from and save to MEM
files, display memory, display structure, modify structure --
many other commands for development, troubleshooting and
support. Includes simple PRG interpreter. If your applications
use dBase-compatible files, you'll love this handy utility.
Unlike other "dot prompt" programs, this one works!


5.8.2.1 dBASE III specific

Product: Badge-O-Magic
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
LaserJet Nametags Using Any dBASE III File. See full
description on page 68.

Product: Data Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Create/modify/sort/report/query dBase files. See full
description on page 184.

Product: dBF-View
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: 1.0 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM. Hard disk
recommended.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual, latest version of
software, and phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DBVIEW.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100016,1707
for assistance).
Download size: 123k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This dBASE III file viewer lets you see the database structure
and/or the contents. It is possible to open a DBF file with a
selected Index. Included utilities:
COPIAS A copy program that optimizes diskette usage
FREE Displays the free Disk space
FRAM Displays the amount of free RAM

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FL A listing program
SEAREP Search/replaces text in many files
FQ Batch enhancer
FDUMP File Dumper (EBCDIC,HEX,ASCII)


Product: STAFF-BASE
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Flat File DBMS with relations to other DBF's. See full
description on page 180.

Product: STAFF-DBMS-PRODUCT-FAMILY
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
DBMS-Productivity Product Family. See full description on
page 180.

Product: STAFF-DEVELOPER
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Free RunTime Licence for Database Engines. See full
description on page 526.

Product: STAFF-DIAL
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Dialing with phone numbers stored in DBF file. See full
description on page 107.

Product: STAFF-GRAF
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Graphics for Data stored in dBASE III format. See full
description on page 408.

Product: STAFF-KICK
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
TSR DBMS compatible with dBASE III Plus. See full description
on page 181.

Product: STAFF-MASK
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Custom designed RETRIEVE/EDIT/ADD/DELETE Mask. See full
description on page 181.

Product: STAFF-REPORT
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Relational Report Generator for DBF files. See full
description on page 208.

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Product: STAFF-UTIL
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: 2.0 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version on disk,
phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; STFUTL.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100016,1707
for assistance).
Download size: 170k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Set of utilities for DBF maintenance: DBF file size
optimization; Breaking down DBF files according to record
number, in equal size parts, maximum capacity per file; Backup
& restore of DBF files; File compression & decompression;
Encryption & decryption; Viewing DBF files; File translation to
and from: LOTUS 123, MULTIPLAN, SUPERCALC, dBASE II, DIF, CSV,
ASCII, Wordstar Mailmerge; Updating of the information stored
in a DBF file by using as input another DBF file with a common
structure.


5.8.3 For FoxPro/FoxBASE+

Product: DB2DOC
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Version: 2.0 (06-30-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. FoxPro 1.02 or FoxBASE+ 2.10
or later.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disk, one year phone support.
Look for: DB2DOC.ZIP on BBSs (call 908-735-2180 to download it at
no charge); DB2DOC.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:FOXFORUM forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72411,1071 for assistance).
Download size: 12k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Inspects all DBF files in the current directory and quickly
generates/updates a FoxBASE+/FoxPro dbf file, "DB2DOC.ddb".
Menus are provided to BROWSE the documentation database to add
application, file, and field descriptions, and record counts.

Generates file and field descriptions and statistics to screen,
printer, or disk file for any or all dbf files. Source code
included.

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Product: DB2PRG
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Version: 2.1 (06-30-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. FoxPro 1.02 or FoxBASE+ 2.10
or later.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disk, one year phone support.
Look for: DB2PRG.ZIP on BBSs (call 908-735-2180 to download it at
no charge); DB2PRG.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:FOXFORUM forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72411,1071 for assistance).
Download size: 8k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Inspects all DBF files in the current directory and quickly
generates a FoxBASE+/FoxPro program file, "MAKEDBF.prg",
containing the commands needed to create all or any of your DBF
structures. You may add "DO MAKEDBF" to the initialization
process of your application as suggested in the source code.


Product: QQUERY (All Fox versions)
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Version: 2.10E (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. FoxPro (1.02 or 2.0) or
FoxBASE+ 2.10.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disk, source code, and the right
to use it in distributed applications.
Look for: QQUERY.ZIP on BBSs (call 908-735-2180 to download it at
no charge); QQUERY.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:FOXFORUM forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72411,1071 for assistance).
Download size: 230k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps users create, store, modify, and replay logical
rd
expressions. When combined with Fox or 3 party report
generators, it makes a simple yet powerful query tool.

For Fox database application developers, it adds powerful,
reusable, ad hoc record selection to developer designed data
and report formats. Has complete online help.

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Product: QQUERY (FoxBASE+ 2.10 version)
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Version: 2.10E (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. FoxBASE+ 2.10.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disk, source code, and the right
to use it in distributed applications.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; QQFBAS.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:FOXFORUM forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72411,1071
for assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps users create, store, modify, and replay logical
rd
expressions. When combined with Fox or 3 party report
generators, it makes a simple yet powerful query tool.

For Fox database application developers, it adds powerful,
reusable, ad hoc record selection to developer designed data
and report formats. Has complete online help.


Product: QQUERY (FoxPro 1.02 version)
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Version: 2.10E (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. FoxPro 1.02.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disk, source code, and the right
to use QQuery in distributed applications.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; QQFPR1.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:FOXFORUM forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72411,1071
for assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps users create, store, modify, and replay logical
rd
expressions. When combined with Fox or 3 party report
generators, QQuery makes a simple yet powerful query tool.

For Fox database application developers, it adds powerful,
reusable, ad hoc record selection to developer designed data
and report formats. Has complete online help.

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Product: QQUERY (FoxPro 2.0 version)
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Version: 2.10E (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. FoxPro 2.0.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disk, source code, and the right
to use it in distributed applications.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; QQFPR2.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:FOXFORUM forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72411,1071
for assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps users create, store, modify, and replay logical
rd
expressions. When combined with Fox or 3 party report
generators, it makes a simple yet powerful query tool.

For Fox database application developers, QQuery adds powerful,
reusable, ad hoc record selection to developer designed data
and report formats. Has complete online help.


5.8.4 For Clipper

Product: Workbase
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Dot-prompt utility for DBMS programmers. See full description
on page 199.

5.8.5 For other

Product: Btr Watch
Author: Informative Technologies, 202-675-4528
Version: 1.0 (09-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. BTRIEVE.EXE or BREQUEST.EXE
and a Btrieve application.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Latest version of Btr Watch / One year of
support / Bonus disk of other software to evaluate / $7 off
subscription to Shareware Magazine.
Look for: PROG. CORNER on BBSs (call 301-596-1180 to download it
at no charge); BWCH10.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:NOVA forum
LIBrary 14 (or contact userID 71311,2334 for assistance).
Download size: 115k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This memory resident Btrieve debugger traces the interaction
between your application and Btrieve files. Monitors calls to
Btrieve and makes an entry into a log file every time a Btrieve
file is accessed. The time, date, file name, operation,
duration, and result of each access is recorded. Network-
compatible and can trace file accesses from multiple
workstations. Catches files that have been opened multiple
times without closing them.

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Product: FoxTails #1(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Version: 1.0 (04-05-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. FoxPRO 2.0.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FTAIL1.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:FOXFORUM forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72117,165
for assistance).
Download size: 114k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Full source code for collection of 12 highly usable FoxPRO 2.0
programming tools. Includes: power browse; sign maker (great
intro for your programs!); word processor conversion; routine
to get system date; routine to "lookup" records matching
keyboard input; and fantastic mouse driven screen keyboard
emulator for data input (facilitates handicapped user data
input!). Sample programs included with online documentation.
Some of best routines from one of the best FoxPRO programmers
around!


Product: SNAP!
Author: Walter J. Kennamer
Prepares technical docs for dBASE, FoxPro. See full
description on page 197.

Product: STAFF-UTIL
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Utilities for the maintenance-update of DBFs. See full
description on page 201.


5.9 Other

Product: BIBLOGIC
Author: Biblogic Computer Services
Bibliographic database manager. See full description on
page 170.

Product: Find Area Code (FAC)
Author: Mountain Data Systems, 303-773-9515
7K TSR ASCII freeform popup areacode database. See full
description on page 212.

Product: Information Please
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Free-Form Database, Text Database. See full description on
page 196.

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Product: JEPRS (Jeepers!)
Author: Louis M. Miranda, 214-522-5110
Version: 2.54 (10-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 384k RAM.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 6 months
phone/CompuServe/mail support, bonus utilities.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; JD25*.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 73567,471 for assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A bibliographic database system for writers & scientists. You
can add, edit, list, search, format, import, and export
reference citations. References can have a title, authors,
journal or book name, pages, volume, year, type (journal, book,
or abstract), editor, publisher, & keywords. Produces
WordPerfect 5.0/5.1 and PC-Write 3.0 compatible output files,
including boldface, italics, underlining, super- & sub-scripts.
It also reads your manuscript and generates a bibliography for
you.


Product: The Pool Manager
Author: American Systems
Football Pool Organizer/Database (all sports). See full
description on page 465.

Product: SCBABOTL
Author: Raymond A.J. Pesek, 216-225-7565
Version: 1.40 (06-22-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Personalized reports & menus. Free
upgrading.
Look for: SCBABT14.ZIP on BBSs (call 408-373-3773 to download it
at no charge); SCBT14.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:SAFETYNET forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72270,650 for assistance).
Download size: 240k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An inventory & management program for Fire Dept's & industrial
fire brigades. Keeps track of all your PASS units & SCBA
bottles. Provides early warning of bottles needing a hydro test
or refilled before use (per the NFPA 1500 "3 month rule"), plus
PASS units overdue for a new battery. Gives budget report for
upcoming hydros. Tracks all bottles you fill for anybody &
generates activity reports. Records maintenance info for
bottles & PASS units. Very easy to use.

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Product: STAFF-REPORT
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: 2.0 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version on disk,
phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; STFREP.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100016,1707
for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Data belonging to a primary and several related secondary DBF
files can be printed into one report. Several printing formats
can be generated, stored and documented for each primary file.
Report generation editor with on screen selection of related
DBF fields. The selection of records to be printed is possible
using a simple filtering or a complex query procedure. Report
can be sent to printer, screen, or to a file on disk. Up to 3
lines for titles, 3 lines for footer, and 17 lines for the
header.

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Chapter 6
Data


6.1 Words

Product: WordZ
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
A Blank Book For YOU To Fill In. See full description on
page 459.


6.2 Mapping data

Product: VERSAMAP
Author: Charles H. Culberson, 302-731-0694
Draws maps using Micro World Data Bank II. See full
description on page 405.

Product: WORLD29
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Global Mapping/tracking Geography. See full description on
page 405.


6.3 Marketing data

Product: Surefire Contacts
Author: Piaf, Inc., 303-786-8222
A Surefire Contact Management Application. See full
description on page 266.

6.3.1 Shareware specific

Product: CompUser
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
A Rated Cyclopedia Of The Shareware Arena. See full
description on page 524.

Product: The ShareWare Book
Author: Compass / New England, 603-431 8030
A software entrepreneur's cookbook. See full description on
page 523.

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Product: Shareware Tracker
Author: BlueCollar Software, 513-653-8388
Version: 1.0 (05-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, newsletter support.
Look for: SWTRAK.ZIP on BBSs; SWTRAK.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72630,1714 for
assistance).
Download size: 273k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
For the shareware author. Tracks registered users and
submissions. Mail-merges letters and prints mailing labels.
Keeps an account of income and the author can list all
expenses. Allows an unlimited number of user-defined reports.
Has context sensitive on-line help, the ability to change
screen colors, pull-down menus, and many other features.


6.4 World facts

Product: Flags
Author: Wyndware, 608-755-1628
Displays 600 Flags from around the World. See full description
on page 378.

Product: On This Day
Author: The Software Construction Co.
"What Happened On This Day in History?" See full description
on page 400.

Product: Save the Planet
Author: Save the Planet Software, 303-641-5035
Ozone & greenhouse data, easy word processor. See full
description on page 399.

Product: STS26
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Space Shuttle Tracker. See full description on page 381.

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6.5 Zip codes

Product: ZK-Shell [***]
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Version: 1.0 (04-22-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.1 or better. ZIPKEY from Eric
Isaacson Software.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: CompuServe/GEnie/mail support.
Look for: ZKSHELL.ZIP on BBSs; ZKSHEL.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 70040,645 for
assistance); ZKSHELL.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or
contact userID P.MAYER1 for assistance).
Download size: 75k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This Windows application lets you use the popular ZIPKEY
program in Windows. Look up ZIP codes or City and State and
paste into Windows applications.


6.6 Area codes

Product: ACCU BBS Lister
Author: Kevin Fischer, 619-487-5461
WWIV On-line program to determine local BBSs. See full
description on page 220.

Product: dbDIAL(tm)
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
7k TSR Database/Dialer. See full description on page 108.

Product: Find Area Code (FAC)
Author: Mountain Data Systems, 303-773-9515
Version: 1.61 (11-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. CGA monitor; 7k RAM as a TSR;
138k RAM as a non-TSR.
Registration fee: $17.95
Registration benefits: Latest version mailed via surface or CIS;
no upgrade fees for future releases; lifetime mail/email
support; beta testing available.
Look for: FAC161.ZIP on BBSs (call 303-673-9470 to download it at
no charge); FAC161.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMCOM forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72737,3237 for assistance).
Download size: 115k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
TSR-capable program finds U.S. & foreign telephone area codes.
Search by city, state, country, area code or any text string.
Search your own ASCII file and/or any other external text file
at 800 lines per second on XT. Also has "fuzzy" sound-alike
spelling mode. Runs from DOS command line, or, as 7K TSR. Fully
configurable via DOS environment variable. Onscreen date/time.
Intelligently supports 25/43/50 line text mono/color video
modes, including DESQview, zooming to full screen when
necessary.

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Product: PCFDial [***]
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Powerful 7k TSR voice/fax screen autodialer. See full
description on page 106.

Product: ZK-Shell [***]
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Run ZIPKEY ZIP Code lookup in Windows. See full description on
page 211.


6.7 Software tools

6.7.1 For other

Product: KP5
Author: Peter Charpentier
Keypunch system for IBM PCs. See full description on page 197.


6.8 Other

Product: KICK
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Version: 1.0 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $24.00
Registration benefits: Includes the book "A Daily Dose of the
American Dream".."
Look for: KICK.ZIP on BBSs; KICK.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70721,3145 for assistance).
Download size: 40k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Kick in the Pants and a Pat on the Back is your own computer
mentor. It displays motivational and inspirational messages on
the screen in a pleasant shadowed box. Messages are displayed
at random. Place program in your Autoexec file for a morning
refresher each time you boot. Program contains over 150
messages based on the book "A Daily Dose of the American
Dream", A.C. Elliott, published by Saybrook. Everyone needs a
kick in the pants or a pat on the back now and then -- get
yours now!


Product: LJLAND
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Print docs, listings, manuals, spreadsheets. See full
description on page 73.

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Product: NOACH
Author: Feico Nater Shareware, 31 74 438373
Version: 2.4 (01-04-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Mouse recommended.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Phone/mail support, free updates.
Look for: NOACH.* on BBSs; NOACH.* on CompuServe in CIS:0 forum
LIBrary 0; NOACH.* on GEnie in 0 forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Add and modify family-relations: parents, children, consorts.
Space provided for: name, place and date of birth, of death, of
christening, of burial, of marriage, of divorce, occupation,
current address. Max number of persons and matrimonies: 65535.
Children per parent: unlimited. Multiple consorts: possible.
Many features help entering data: copy name, occupation, etc.
from another person, display calendar of any year with easter-
date. Quick display of anyone's family-tree.


Product: Popup Help & Data (Ph.D.)
Author: Applied Micro Systems Technology, 405-377-0444
Create cross-refenced pop-up help systems. See full
description on page 363.

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Chapter 7
Communications


7.1 General purpose modem communications

Product: COM-AND
Author: CABER Software, 310-439-6104
Version: 2.8 (10-19-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 384k RAM, modem or serial
port.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Bonus utilities.
Look for: CA28-*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 310-439-7714
to download it at no charge); CA28-*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID
73147,2665 for assistance); CA28-*.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum
LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact userID TARTAN for
assistance).
Download size: 771k (about 57 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A general purpose communications program that may be used by
itself, or with several integrated accessories. Provides
standard comm program functions: dialing directories, macros,
disk log and backscreen, binary and ASCII file transfers,
scripted execution and so on. Included with this version are
scripts providing a file/directory management (FILEMGR), a
learning mode (LEARN), modem/modemless PC to PC file copy
(PC-2-PC) and more.


Product: EZ-Reader [***]
Author: Thumper Technologies, 918-355-3374
Version: 1.33 (09-30-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. PKZIP/PKUNZIP; any text
editor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Removes openning screen, enables address
book, and user support.
Look for: EZ133.ZIP on BBSs (call 918-355-4409 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 182k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A full featured mail manager for PCBoard, WildCat!, Major BBS,
and other bulletin board software that supports the QWK (Qmail)
format. EZ-Reader is compatible with these mail doors: QMail,
MarkMail, RoseMail, KMail, DJMail, RAMail, MjrMail, TomCat!,
and other QWK format doors. Enables you to read and reply to
mail while offline saving you money in long distance charges.
Other features include the ability to save and print multiple
messages, view news, bulletins, and new files.

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Product: EZ-Reader
Author: Thumper Technologies, 918-355-3374
Version: 2.00 (08-02-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Appropriate compression
programs.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Two hours of free telephone support,
quarterly newsletter, and removal of the opening screen.
Look for: EZ200*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 918-355-4409
to download it at no charge).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A complete mail management system enabling the user to read,
create, copy, print, save, fax, and, edit mail. Support for
QMail, MarkMail, RoseMail, RAMail, QWicKer, DJMail, Jimmer,
CMPMail, KMail, DJMail, MjrMail, TomCat!, XRS, TAPCIS, MCI
Mail, and all QWK format mail doors. Internal editor includes
120,000 word spelling checker. Optionally supports the Sound
Blaster, AdLib, and other sound cards.


7.2 Service-specific programs

7.2.1 For CompuServe

Product: CatScan [***]
Author: Rochester Heritage
CIS catalog manager, TAPCIS script generator. See full
description on page 225.

Product: CIS Billing Orgainizer
Author: JNGoodale, 404-392-0781
Version: 1.01 (05-23-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Support, slightly smaller program.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CISBIL.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 71116,302 for
assistance).
Download size: 31k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Orgainize captured CompuServe Billing records. This program
will accumulate captured billing for viewing and/or printing.
Maintains one cum file for each year. Current and previous
year can be operated on by program. Requires that you capture
your own billing records. The process is fully described in
the docs. Capturing billing is a free CompuServe service.


Product: EZ-Reader
Author: Thumper Technologies, 918-355-3374
Mail manager for BBSes, MCI Mail, Compuserve. See full
description on page 214.

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Product: Off-line CIS Catalog Viewer
Author: JNGoodale, 404-392-0781
Version: 1.1 (05-03-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 3.0 or better. 384k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disk, support, bonus catalog
files.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CISREF.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 71116,302 for
assistance).
Download size: 55k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
View forum catalog library full description files AFTER you
have downloaded one or more from CIS. It will work on any
catalog description file using the identical format as the
IBMNET forums (as of 1-1-92). Search and Mark files for later
printing after all browsing is done. Does not do the download
for you.


Product: Recon(tm)
Author: Amdox Co. Ltd.
CompuServe message file manager/reply editor. See full
description on page 225.

Product: TAPCIS
Author: Support Group, Inc., 301-387-4500
Version: 5.4 (12-17-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Modem; hard disk or at least
one 720KB floppy drive.
Registration fee: $79.00
Registration benefits: 90-day money back guarantee, toll free
support to get connected with CompuServe, TAPCIS Forum for
online support, Introductory CompuServe membership with $15
usage credit, typeset manual in an attractive book-box.
Look for: TAP*.* on BBSs (multiple files); TAP*.* on CompuServe
in CIS:TAPCIS forum LIBrary 1 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 74020,10 for assistance).
Download size: 355k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed exclusively for saving time and money on CompuServe,
you can totally automates and greatly simplifies your access to
forums, libraries, and electronic mail. Without TAPCIS
accessing the incredible wealth of information on CompuServe
can be difficult, inefficient, and very expensive. TAPCIS
changes all that by letting you do all your reading, typing,
and thinking offline. Reduces your billable connect time to an
absolute minimum.

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7.2.2 For GEnie

Product: EVA
Author: Gateway Software
Version: 1.20 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk, CGA monitor, modem.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, support.
Look for: EVA112.ZIP on BBSs; EVA120.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary 2 (multiple files) (or contact userID
73567,2755 for assistance); EVA112A.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum
LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact userID P.RABERGEAU2 for
assistance).
Download size: 400k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
GEnie telecom front end software with many features: pull down
menu, mouse support, hypertext help, multi-ID, full and
complete off-line and on-line Email manager, including: user
friendly editor, spell checker, forward message, address book,
mailing List, archived and carbon copy mail, XMODEM mail. Chat/
RTC commands, index card, and ZMODEM batch download.


Product: PC Chart (CGA/HGC)
Author: Guru Systems Ltd., 604-299-1010
Technical Analysis Charting Program. See full description on
page 290.

Product: PC-CHART (EGA/VGA)
Author: Guru Systems Ltd., 604-299-1010
Technical Analysis Charting Program. See full description on
page 291.

7.2.3 For Prodigy

Product: PRO$TOCK
Author: Gateway Software
Downloads stock quotes from Prodigy. See full description on
page 291.

Product: PROMASTER
Author: Gateway Software
Version: 3.02 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk, Prodigy software.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Registration Code, one free upgrade.
Look for: PROM30.ZIP on BBSs; PROM30.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary 2 (multiple files) (or contact userID
73567,2755 for assistance); PROM30.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum

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LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact userID P.RABERGEAU2 for
assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A software package compatible with Prodigy software. Features
include: a start-up menu from where you can run Prodigy with
different auto logon ID. Easy to install and easy to use
configuration program. Save graphics screen in PCX format with
offline viewer. Compatible with all the graphics mode of the
Prodigy. Type ahead keyboard buffer. keyboard macros with on-
line recorder. PRINT in a file. Email manager with editor and
spell checker.


7.2.4 For MCImail

Product: See Mail
Author: Gnosis Inc
Version: 1.3 (03-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Modem for MCI Mail, or any DOS
NetBIOS based network, or Novell Netware, for LAN based e-mail.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, upgrades through to version
1.5. Bonus utilities.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SEE-M*.* on CompuServe in
CIS:PCVENB forum LIBrary 11 (multiple files) (or contact userID
72030,1547 for assistance).
Download size: 500k (about 37 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Sophisticated system for LAN &/or MCI Mail (TSR background MCI
Mail, ONLY 25k of RAM!). Tools to manage large volumes of mail.
LAN system supports groups & security + passwords. Integrated
database system with Rolodex(r) style PIM facilities, user
definable with screen designer provided. Create LAN/MCI mail,
full support for all addressing (FAX, X400, EMS, etc), EVEN
paper! Store in cabinet + drawers/folders. Smart print mail
double page & other fancy formats/fonts. Mail compression &
archiving.


7.3 Bulletin board software

Product: COM-AND
Author: CABER Software, 310-439-6104
Communications and Accessories. See full description on
page 214.

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Product: MegaHost
Author: ASCII Computer Enterprises
Version: 1.1 (02-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hayes modem, hard disk (or a
floppy disk and EMS memory).
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: BBS support, free upgrades.
Look for: MHST1_1.ZIP on BBSs (call 209-836-2402 to download it
at no charge); MHST11.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMBBS forum
LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70370,124 for assistance);
MHST11.ZIP on GEnie in BBS forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID
D.MANKIN for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
While being a full featured BBS, strong points include simple
configuration, ease of use, and tight security functions. It
is small enough to be run from a floppy (use EMS for overlay
speed) although a hard disk is recommended. Ringback for voice
lines, and Callback for added security. Features include
Conferences, Chat, Message Base, File Download Areas, Doors,
Questionnaire, ANSI Graphics, Bulletins, File Transfer
Protocols, User Defined Menus, Events, and Advanced DOS Shell.


7.3.1 Bulletin board utilities

Product: ACCU BBS Lister
Author: Kevin Fischer, 619-487-5461
Version: 3.0 (06-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. WWIV BBS software.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: One-time registration; gives you a code
that allows you to put your BBS name in program.
Look for: ACBBSL30.ZIP on BBSs (call 619-566-1745 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An on-line program for WWIV. It allows users to list the BBS
names and number of the systems that are toll-free to them. It
uses the standard BBSLIST.MSG file which is found in the GFILES
directory. It allows the Sysop to edit BBS entries, sort the
BBS listing, remove BBS numbers, find duplicates, etc. The
Sysop creates a city database by entering a city name, the area
codes/prefixes that belong to it, and a list of cities that the
city can call toll-free.


Product: The Laughing Dog Screen Maker
Author: Yardbird Software, 818-704-6402
Text-mode Screen Designer w/Code Generation. See full
description on page 344.

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Product: VMiX 386
Author: Commercial Software Associates (ComSoft), 714-720-1214
MSDOS MultiTasker MultiUser for 8086 to 486. See full
description on page 80.


7.4 Call logging & analysis software

See also: Utilities, Desktop utilities, Phone dialers
(page 105).

Product: ACCU BBS Lister
Author: Kevin Fischer, 619-487-5461
WWIV On-line program to determine local BBSs. See full
description on page 219.

Product: dbDIAL(tm)
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
7k TSR Database/Dialer. See full description on page 108.

Product: Hotnet
Author: Robichaux and Associates, 504-752-2620
Hotline phone support/call tracking system. See full
description on page 265.

Product: LOGGIT
Author: GTX Software, 213-257-2704
Version: 4.00 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Telix communications program.
Registration fee: $12.00
Registration benefits: Free upgrades for one year.
Look for: LOGGIT.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 414-789-4352
to download it at no charge); LOGGIT.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary 2 (multiple files) (or contact userID
71210,3632 for assistance).
Download size: 40k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A standalone utility to analyze the log file from the TELIX
communication program. Analyzes the .USE file and produces
several reports showing calls made, total time online, average
time per call and other specific information. Mouse support.
Desqview aware.


Product: PCFDial [***]
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Powerful 7k TSR voice/fax screen autodialer. See full
description on page 106.

7.4.1 Phone bill analyzers

See also: Business, Business finances, Billing systems
(page 245).

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Product: Qanalyst
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Version: 2.05 (09-19-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Qmodem v3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 30-day
return policy (no questions asked), one year of voice/fax/
CompuServe/newsletter support.
Look for: QANA-205.ZIP on BBSs; QANLYS.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 74017,1344 for
assistance); QANA-205.ZIP on GEnie in QMODEM forum LIBrary 1
(or contact userID R.ROSENBERGE for assistance).
Download size: 160k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Analyzes Qmodem log files so you know how much you SPEND on
modem calls. Great for CompuServe & GEnie users! Keeps track
of holidays when rates go down. Analyzes uploads & downloads
too, including the cost to transfer files. Powerful
maintenance facility keeps Qmodem log files as small as
possible. Uses Call Data Standard phone-rate files.


7.5 Modem-based graphics applications

See also: Graphics (page 406).

Product: MakeDemo
Author: WindhamWoods Publishing, 603.893.2667
Version: 3 (06-04-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. CGA monitor recommended.
Printer with IBM extended graphics character set recommended.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, user's manual, 1-800
telephone support, notification of updates.
Look for: MDEM3*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 414.789.4210
to download it at no charge); MDEM3*.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (multiple files) (or contact userID
72260,1700 for assistance).
Download size: 275k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Create stunning presentations, including your own "Help," with
various sounds and screen overlays as easily as "Mail Merging."
This is to screens what a good word processor is to paragraphs.
Import text or captured screens. Simulate other software or
"prototype" your own. Easily create your own catalogs-on-disk,
computer-aided-instruction, tutorials, or even your own sales
pitch. 250 screens in a single file; 450 screens typical in up
to 100 files, on a 360 kByte disk. Great for BBSs too!


7.6 File format translators

See also: Utilities, File utilities, File conversion (page 47).

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Product: PCM100.COM
Author: Yves Charier, 331-4340-3743
File transfer utility PC <-> Model 100. See full description
on page 223.


7.7 File transfer protocols

Product: COM-AND
Author: CABER Software, 310-439-6104
Communications and Accessories. See full description on
page 214.

Product: PCM100.COM
Author: Yves Charier, 331-4340-3743
Version: 1.01 (08-25-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Serial Port (COM1/COM2), null
modem cable, TRS-80 Model 100/200.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Technical support, source code.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PCM100.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 73170,2176 for
assistance).
Download size: 28k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A communications program allowing text files exchanges between
a TRS-80 Model 100 hand-held computer (or compatible) and any
PC-XT (or close compatible, like the Tandy 1000 PC) via the
serial port (RS-232C) and a null-modem adapter. Most of upper
ASCII characters are automatically translated as well during
downloading as well as uploading.


7.8 Fax software

Product: Total Control
Author: Unique Software
Version: 2.005 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hayes compatible modem.
Registration fee: $24.95
Registration benefits: Reduced rate upgrades; notification of
major upgrades; user support by Fax and CompuServe Mail.
Look for: TOTLCTL.EXE on BBSs; TTLCTL.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMCOM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70130,330 for
assistance).
Download size: 108k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Take total control of your phone line!
* Use your computer with a voice line and/or an answering
machine and/or a fax machine.
* Upgrade your answering machine!
* Monitor your incoming calls and their length!
* Program to NOTIFY you of arrivals of messages, fax's or
computer mail.

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* Notification by pocket pager -OR- telephone.
* Use with COM1 - COM4.
* Easy to install with TINSTALL!
* Self Extracting Archive.


7.9 Terminal emulators

Product: COM-AND
Author: CABER Software, 310-439-6104
Communications and Accessories. See full description on
page 214.

Product: VMiX 386
Author: Commercial Software Associates (ComSoft), 714-720-1214
MSDOS MultiTasker MultiUser for 8086 to 486. See full
description on page 80.


7.10 Communication utilities

Product: COM-AND
Author: CABER Software, 310-439-6104
Communications and Accessories. See full description on
page 214.

Product: Total Control
Author: Unique Software
Modem, Ans Mach, Fax on one telephone line. See full
description on page 222.

Product: XRS ("eXpress Response System")
Author: Smokin' Software, 803-928-3332
Version: 4.50 (07-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 320k RAM.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Registered for all future versions. Can
beta-test new versions before public release.
Look for: XRS45*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 803-556-7485
to download it at no charge); XRS45?.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMBBS forum LIBrary 2 (multiple files) (or contact userID
76666,1512 for assistance).
Download size: 600k (about 45 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a universal offline reader editor for most bulletin
board systems, including Fidonet style and QWK format mail.
Allows users to quickly select, compress and download mail for
offline reading, freeing up the bulletin board for more calls
more often, and saving on long-distance or metered phone
charges for the users. New installation program to
automatically configure the program. (English, Dutch, Swedish,
German and French)

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7.11 Software tools

7.11.1 For multiple programs

Product: PowerIntsall
Author: W.S. Ataras Engineering, 408-648-3662
Install prog. Multi-disk. Compile to 1 exe. See full
description on page 141.

Product: Serial++ Asynch Comm Library
Author: Cortlandt Technologies, 914-737-8649
Asynch comm support library for Borland C++. See full
description on page 356.

7.11.2 For TAPCIS

Product: CatScan [***]
Author: Rochester Heritage
Version: 3.0 (06-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 200k RAM. TAPCIS and hard
disk recommended.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Disk and manual. Upgrades are free for
the download!
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CATSCN.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:TAPCIS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72617,132 for
assistance).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This TAPCIS add-on program provides several ways to maintain
your CompuServe data library catalogs. You can:
* Compresses catalogs up to 45%
* View catalogs and perform intricate searches
* Generates TAPCIS scripts to update catalogs and download
files
* Automatically delete duplicate file descriptions
* Sort on up to four fields
* Age descriptions to another file
All of this can be done either interactively or from the DOS
command line.

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Product: Recon(tm)
Author: Amdox Co. Ltd.
Version: 2.01 (06-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. TAPCIS.
Registration fee: $36.00
Registration benefits: CompuServe online support, printed
manual, latest technical release, free standalone bonus
utilities.
Look for: CHANNEL1 on BBSs (call 617-354-5776 to download it at
no charge); RECON*.* on CompuServe in CIS:TAPCIS forum LIBrary
2 (multiple files) (or contact userID 76672,1273 for
assistance).
Download size: 290k (about 22 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
CompuServe/TAPCIS Message file manager, with message/reply
editor & script generator, pulldown menus & command line mode.
Handles forum messages, CMail & INTERNET. Keeps files trimed
and sorted into context, now with forum specific settings. Menu
SHELL organizes TAPCIS & add-ons. Sysop commands, changes
immediately reflected in file. Powerful file navigation &
viewing, multiple sorts, duplicate deletion, filters, search,
print, edit, delete, move or auto-age messages. Context
sensitive help.


7.11.3 For Wildcat!

Product: EZ-Reader [***]
Author: Thumper Technologies, 918-355-3374
Offline mail reader for PCBoard & Wildcat! See full
description on page 214.

Product: EZ-Reader
Author: Thumper Technologies, 918-355-3374
Mail manager for BBSes, MCI Mail, Compuserve. See full
description on page 214.

7.11.4 For PCBoard

Product: EZ-Reader [***]
Author: Thumper Technologies, 918-355-3374
Offline mail reader for PCBoard & Wildcat! See full
description on page 214.

7.11.5 For Qmodem

Product: Qanalyst
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Phone bill analyzer for people who use Qmodem. See full
description on page 221.

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7.11.6 For other

Product: ACCU BBS Lister
Author: Kevin Fischer, 619-487-5461
WWIV On-line program to determine local BBSs. See full
description on page 219.


7.12 Other

Product: AutoLibrary Program-Playback
Author: Avid Software, 503-626-6652
A C library for automation. See full description on page 350.

Product: CNC-Transedit
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
A CNC Transfer/File manager/Editor/Math prog. See full
description on page 333.

Product: ExtraDOS Toolbox
Author: Foley Hi-Tech Systems, 415-826-6084
Collection of 50 MS-DOS Utilities. See full description on
page 94.

Product: PCCLOCK
Author: Michael J. Sadaway
Digital clock with timesetting by modem. See full description
on page 104.

Product: See Mail
Author: Gnosis Inc
E-mail facility, combines MCI with LAN e-mail. See full
description on page 218.

Product: TransferTIME (TTIME)
Author: RGH Software, 616-832-4694
Version: 2.0 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Free upgrades, CompuServe/BBS support.
Look for: TTIME20.ZIP on BBSs (call 616-768-8761 to download it
at no charge); TTME20.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMCOM forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 76670,110 for assistance).
Download size: 136k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Estimates the time and cost to transfer a file by modem, at
modem speeds of 1200, 2400 and 9600 bps, using the XMODEM,
YMODEM, ZMODEM and CompuServe B+ file transfer protocols.

Estimates are obtained by giving a file name (for files being
sent from your system) or a file size (for files being sent to
your system). The program can operate in either a prompted
mode, or a command line mode.

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The cost estimate feature is fully customizable and the program
to change costs is included.

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Chapter 8
Business

See also: Writing applications, Document boilerplates, Business
specific (page 167); Spreadsheet applications (page 174);
Database applications, Mailing label systems (page 188); Data
(page 208); Communications, Call logging & analysis software
(page 220); Finances (page 289); Graphics, Business
applications (page 416).


8.1 Business finances

See also: Finances, Personal finances (page 293).

Product: AMORTZ
Author: Oregon Software Group, 503-643-0915
The EASY Way to Loan Calculations. See full description on
page 293.

Product: Chris's Automobile Recorder
Author: Cooney Applied Technology
Vehicle Operation & Maint. Logger & Reminder. See full
description on page 460.

Product: Customer Order Management Sys.
Author: Beshears Software Associates, 205-442-6630
COMS v1.1: Customer Order Management System. See full
description on page 263.

Product: DAYO GENERAL LEDGER (GL)
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records & Accounts,
Manual (printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOGE.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call 407-292-4921
to download it at no charge); DAYOGE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
76367,1401 for assistance).
Download size: 330k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a means to manage and report company finances. Totally
integrated with the other DAYO packages. Features include
computer generated posting, multiuser, double entry, export
data, 30+ reports, budget management and unlimited accounts.

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Product: EXPRESSCALC
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Powerful, easy-to-use. Great for home, office. See full
description on page 176.

Product: Hi, Finance!(TM)
Author: Brightridge Solutions, Inc., 615-246-3337
Windows Financial Planning & Calculation Tool. See full
description on page 309.

Product: Loan Amortization
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Loan Calculation and Comparison. See full description on
page 301.

Product: MS Financial Calculator
Author: Money Smith Systems
Version: 1.0 (07-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Mouse.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, 90 days mail support.
Look for: MSCALC.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-332-5584 to download it at
no charge); MSCALC.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 70324,1077 for assistance).
Download size: 55k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Features individual dialogs for each financial function with
context sensitive help and examples. Our original "smart
number" entry fields let you do compound interest calculations
in a single step. Supports both infix and postfix algebra in
simple display that shows both the expression and final result.
Intermediate results are displayed in real time as you type.

Future value, present value, annuities, internal rates of
return, interest, payment, and ACRS depreciation functions
supported.


Product: THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVISER
Author: Ronin Software, 206-391-9521
Expert tax/legal help for small businesses. See full
description on page 288.

8.1.1 Business accounting

Product: APPLICATION & VERIFICATION MGT.
Author: First Step Software
School Lunch Free & Reduced Application Mgt. See full
description on page 401.

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Product: C.A.R.S.
Author: Cybernetic Software, 708-677-8358
Version: 2.8 (03-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 800# phone
support, one free upgrade.
Look for: CARS28.ZIP on BBSs (call 312-764-0591 to download it at
no charge); CARS28.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 76645,3010 for assistance).
Download size: 117k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps organize all of your vehicle expenses. It will track and
report expenses over 26 user definable categories. Version 2.8
keeps track of distance in miles or kilometers and fuel
consumption in gallons or liters, providing conversions when
necessary. It also logs business and personal trips. Reports
can be generated for any period of months, provideing totals
for tax or accounting purposes. The program will track any
number of vehicles, making it great for company fleets or
multi-car families.


Product: CheckBook Plus
Author: Beshears Software Associates, 205-442-6630
Full-featured check book based cash mgmt sys. See full
description on page 297.

Product: CheckMate Plus
Author: Custom Technologies, 904-871-5479
Version: 1.50 (02-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM. Hard disk
recommended.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone/fax/CompuServe
support, product discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CMPLUS.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENA forum LIBrary 7 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76004,1543 for assistance).
Download size: 400k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A complete, "checkbook-based", double-entry accounting system
powerful enough for business but easy enough for home use.
Pull-down menus, pop-up windows, on-line help, calculator w/
paste, passwords, multiple transaction types, user-defined &
standard reports, prints checks, reconciles, "date-activated"
transactions, PLUS A LOT MORE!

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Product: DAYO ACCOUNTS PAYABLE (AP)
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOVE.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call 407-292-4921
to download it at no charge); DAYOVE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
76367,1401 for assistance); DAYOVE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum
LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID T.L.JOHNSON for
assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The 'final chapter' to the processing and maintenance of all
your Payables. Its key mission is to process/post your purchase
orders, however, many other routines have been provided, ie:
Expense Maintenance, 1099 MISC Forms, Purchase Clearing, Vendor
Maintenance, Hand/Manual Checks, Batch Checks, Recurring
Checks, Unlimited Bank Accounts, Unlimited Check Printing
Formats and many reports.


Product: DAYO TIME & BILLING
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-24-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $95.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOTE.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call 407-292-4921
to download it at no charge); DAYOTE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
76367,1401 for assistance); DAYOTE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID T.L.JOHNSON for assistance).
Download size: 340k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Comprises a system of creating invoices for services and/or
products. It has support for an inventory, receivables,
projects and customers/clients. Other features include:
multiuser, unlimited records, project notes, customer notes,
30+ reports, onscreen viewing of reports, databases are dBase
(tm) compatible, laser formats for invoices and statements, 2
styles of statements/bills, printer setup & drivers and cash
drawers drivers.


Product: EASY BANKING
Author: The Durol Company, 604-524-1765
Business or Personal Banking Information Mgr. See full
description on page 298.

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Product: EliteCheck
Author: Taewoong Jeon
Extremely easy checkbook/budget management. See full
description on page 306.

Product: EXPRESSCHECK
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Menu driven Checkbook manager. See full description on
page 306.

Product: IDP-INSURE
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Version: 4.0 (06-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $100.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 800# phone
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 245k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Insurance Agency "Commission Tracking" system that was
originally written to sell for well over $900. Just listing
the features of this program requires over 3 pages.


Product: INVENTORY & ACCOUNTS PAYABLE M4
Author: First Step Software
Large restaurants, hotels, and clubs. See full description on
page 255.

Product: INVENTORY & ACCOUNTS PAYABLE s4
Author: First Step Software
Small- to medium-sized restaurants. See full description on
page 256.

Product: INVENTORY & COST CONTROL im4
Author: First Step Software
Institutional Food Service. See full description on page 256.

Product: Money Smith
Author: Money Smith Systems
Version: 2.0 (07-01-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. Hard disk, mouse.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, Master disks, mail
support, one free upgrade.
Look for: SMITH2*.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-332-5584 to download it
at no charge); SMITH2.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 70324,1077 for assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Redesigned and easier than ever! This double entry accounting
system now includes a fully graphical interface, financial
calculator, history graphs, investment tracking, and popup

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menus. Tracks up to 200 accounts with easy budgeting,
reconciliation, and fully automated transaction entry.
International dates/currencies and press and point help.
Suitable for small business or home accounting.

"It'll knock your socks off" - Computer Shopper Look for us in
PC-World's Best of Shareware (Aug 92)!


Product: Painless Accounting
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Version: 5.41 (06-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $125.00
Registration benefits: Latest copy of the software along with a
150 page printed manual in a 3 ring binder. Also receive major
discounts on updates.
Look for: PAC5*.ARC on BBSs (multiple files) (call 214-596-9164
to download it at no charge); PAC5*.ARC on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
70337,3337 for assistance); PAC5*.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum
LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID K.PIERCE7 for
assistance).
Download size: 600k (about 45 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A full feature 11 module accounting system. Modules include:
General Ledger, Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable,
Purchases, File Maintenance, Reports, Closing, Beginning
Balance Setup, and Utilities. Program is fully network
compatible, includes the ability to create user defined
Invoice, Statements, Purhcase Order, Received PO, and Check
printing formats. Job Costing, 5 levels of Password protection,
Context sensitive help, and much much more!!


Product: Painless Acct/Payroll Companion
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Version: 5.0 (06-04-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Painless Accounting or
Painless Payroll software. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Latest copy of the software along with a
printed manual. Also receive major discounts on updates.
Look for: PAG.ARC on BBSs (call 214-881-0313 to download it at no
charge); PAG.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 5
(or contact userID 70337,3337 for assistance); PAG.ARC on GEnie
in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID K.PIERCE7 for
assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A custom graph, report, export generating program designed to
be use with Painless Accounting or Painless Payroll. The
modules include: Graphs, Reports, Exports, and Utilities. You
can create upto six different types of graphs including bar and

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pie charts. You can also create custom line reports, group on
fields and subtotaling and totaling based on these fields. The
Companion also allows for exporting data files into ASCII
format.


Product: PC-AP Accounts Payable
Author: Medlin Accounting Shareware, 707-255-4475
Version: 1.6 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Phone support, bonus utilities. 20%
discount on first check order from NEBS.
Look for: MEDLIN.ZIP on BBSs (call 707-257-2338 to download it at
no charge); MEDLIN.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71520,61 for assistance);
MEDLIN.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3.
Download size: 237k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A fast, simple accounts payable program integrated with PC-GL.
Allows you to quickly enter vendors, enter invoices, choose
invoice for payment and print checks. Reports include check
listing, invoice listing, vendor listing, vendor activity
report and mailing labels. Allows up to 2000 vendors and 2000
invoices/checks per month. Invoices and checks may be sorted
by any field. Maintains check book balance and posts checks to
PC-GL each month.


Product: PC-AR Accounts Receivable
Author: Medlin Accounting Shareware, 707-255-4475
Accounts Receivable. See full description on page 247.

Product: PC-DEAL
Author: KINDRED SPIRITS
Version: 2.45 (06-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, no registration reminder
screens, notice of updates.
Look for: PCDEAL.* on BBSs (call 715-435-3855 to download it at
no charge); PCDEAL.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 5.
Download size: 160k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Intended for personal accounting and bookkeeping for a small
organization or business. It combines both simplicity and
vesitility and is designed for those who have relatively
simple bookkeeping and accounting needs. It is ideal for those
with a need to take entries from a check register and quickly
and easily generate reports which summarize income and expense,

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budget comparison, or financial condition. Transactions may be
freely entered over up to twelve months.


Product: PC-FOOD [***]
Author: Schreck Software, 612-731-6822
Food costing for restaurant/institutional use. See full
description on page 268.

Product: PC-GL General Ledger
Author: Medlin Accounting Shareware, 707-255-4475
Version: 3.6 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Phone support, bonus utilities.
Look for: MEDLIN.ZIP on BBSs (call 707-257-2338 to download it at
no charge); MEDLIN.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71520,61 for assistance);
MEDLIN.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3.
Download size: 237k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fast, simple general ledger program. It includes an easily
modified standard chart of accounts. The program prints an
income statement with current, year to date and prior year
percents and a three column balance sheet. Other reports
include a general ledger for current and year to date and a
number of different transaction listings. Each entry is
instantly verified. Allows up to 800 items in the chart of
accounts and up to 6000 transactions per month.


Product: PC-PR Payroll Writing
Author: Medlin Accounting Shareware, 707-255-4475
Payroll writing. See full description on page 251.

Product: PCINV Invoice Writing
Author: Medlin Accounting Shareware, 707-255-4475
Version: 1.1 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Phone support, bonus utilities. 20%
discount on first forms order from NEBS.
Look for: MEDLIN.ZIP on BBSs (call 707-257-2338 to download it at
no charge); MEDLIN.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71520,61 for assistance);
MEDLIN.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3.
Download size: 237k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fast, simple invoice writing program integrated with the PC-
AR Accounts Receivable program. Enter up to 50 lines of 42
character invoice detail. Calculates sales tax on taxable
items. Allows multiple line descriptions which can include
costs times amount. Prints on 7 inch or 11 inch preprinted
forms or plain paper. Prints invoices as you enter them and

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does not allow for batch printing or editing previous invoices.
Invoices are immediately posted to PC-AR.


Product: RECIPE MANAGEMENT & COSTING
Author: First Step Software
Recipe file management, costing & yield adj. See full
description on page 257.

Product: Rosewood Journal
Author: Rosewood Software, 416-284-6119
Version: 4.12 (01-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Printer.
Registration fee: $38.00
Registration benefits: Latest version is sent along with a file
to remove registration exhortations.
Look for: ROSEJ412.ZIP on BBSs; RJ412.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70461,2507 for
assistance).
Download size: 166k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Rosewood Journal is an Invoice Journal and complete Accounts
Receivable package written specifically for small to medium
size businesses. Journal allows easy entry of invoice data
because of its intuitive input and automatic account search. It
will generate monthly and yearly reports and aged accounts
receivable lists and statements ready for window envelopes. Up
to 2 levels of sales tax. A label maker is built in. There are
many other features designed to make sales accounting easy.


Product: Takin' Care of Business! AP
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
Version: 1.0C (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM. Hard disk. Files
TCB.ZIP and TCB-GL.ZIP.
Registration fee: $149.95
Registration benefits: FREE unlimited technical support, latest
version, printed/bound manuals, import/export, merge, mouse
support and automated year-end closing.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TCB-AP.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 75300,562 for assistance).
Download size: 225k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This Accounts Payable module fully integrates with other Takin'
Care of Business! modules but needs at least the files TCB.ZIP
and TCB-GL.ZIP to run. Some features include: context sensitive
help, 2000 vendors, unlimited transactions, manual/computer
printed checks, discounts, partial payments, pre/post dated
transactions, many payment options, address labels and a full
range of reports. This is one of the easiest-to-use, error-free
ways of tracking and paying your invoices.

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Product: Takin' Care of Business! AR
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
Version: 1.0C (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk. Files
TCB.ZIP and TCB-GL.ZIP.
Registration fee: $149.95
Registration benefits: FREE unlimited technical support, latest
version, printed/bound manuals, import/export, merge, mouse
support and automated year-end closing.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TCB-AR.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 75300,562 for assistance).
Download size: 205k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This Accounts Receivable module fully integrates with other
Takin' Care of Business! modules but needs at least the files
TCB.ZIP and TCB-GL.ZIP to run. Some features include: context
sensitive help, 2000 customers, unlimited transactions,
Invoices, Statements, pre-printed or plain-paper forms, finance
charges, pre/post dated transactions, address labels and a full
range of reports. This is one of the easiest-to-use, error-
free ways to help track your customer receivables.


Product: Takin' Care of Business! GL
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
Version: 1.0C (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk. File
TCB.ZIP.
Registration fee: $69.95
Registration benefits: FREE unlimited technical support, latest
version, printed/bound manuals, graphics, import/export, merge,
mouse support and automated year-end closing.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TCB-GL.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 75300,562 for assistance).
Download size: 190k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This General Ledger module is fully integrated with other
Takin' Care of Business! modules but needs at least the file
TCB.ZIP to run. Some features include: context sensitive help,
real-time accounting, 2000 accounts, unlimited transactions,
full range of accountant-ready reports, budgets, double entry,
pop-up windows, recurring transactions, passwords, pre/post
dated transactions and check writing using any check.
Professional accounting software for non-accountants.

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Product: Takin' Care of Business! IN
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
Version: 1.0C (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk. Files
TCB.ZIP and TCB-GL.ZIP.
Registration fee: $299.95
Registration benefits: FREE unlimited technical support, latest
version, printed/bound manuals, mouse support and automated
year-end closing.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TCB-IN.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 75300,562 for assistance).
Download size: 165k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This Inventory module fully integrates with other Takin' Care
of Business! modules but needs at least the files TCB.ZIP and
TCB-GL.ZIP to run. Some features include: context sensitive
help, 3000 items, unlimited transactions, services or products,
FIFO, LIFO, standard cost, specific cost, physical inventory
and a full range of reports including activity and re-order
reports. Very easy to use and is one of the easiest ways to
track your inventory.


Product: Takin' Care of Business! M&C
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
Version: 1.0C (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk. File
TCB-GL.ZIP.
Registration fee: $69.95
Registration benefits: FREE unlimited technical support, latest
version, printed/bound manuals, graphics, import/export, merge,
mouse support, automated year-end closing and two bonus
software utilities.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TCB.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
75300,562 for assistance).
Download size: 305k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fully integrated, eight-module, double-entry accounting
system designed for small/medium sized businesses. Some
features include pop-up windows, menu driven, context sensitive
help, passwords, full-range of accountant-ready reports and
pre/post dated transactions. Combines the power &
sophistication of "Big Business" bookkeeping with a simple,
easy-to-use, full-featured design.

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Product: Takin' Care of Business! PR
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
Version: 1.0C (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk. Files
TCB.ZIP and TCB-GL.ZIP.
Registration fee: $139.90
Registration benefits: FREE unlimited technical support, latest
version, printed/bound manuals, export, mouse support and
automated year-end closing.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TCB-PR.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 75300,562 for assistance).
Download size: 255k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This Payroll module fully integrates with other Takin' Care of
Business! modules but needs at least the files TCB.ZIP and TCB-
GL.ZIP to run. Some features include: context sensitive help,
auto deduction/liability calculations, override options,
manual/computer checks, 401K plans, user-modifiable tax tables,
W-2s, 1099s, hourly/salary, weekly/biweekly/semi-monthly/
monthly periods and a full range of reports. One of the
easiest-to-use and complete payroll programs available.


Product: Takin' Care of Business! PS
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
Version: 1.0C (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk. Files
TCB.ZIP and TCB-GL.ZIP.
Registration fee: $299.95
Registration benefits: FREE unlimited technical support, latest
version, printed/bound manuals, mouse support and automated
year-end closing.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TCB-PS.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 75300,562 for assistance).
Download size: 155k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This Point Of Sale module fully integrates with other Takin'
Care of Business! modules but needs at least the files TCB.ZIP
and TCB-GL.ZIP to run. Some features include: context
sensitive help, product & service invoices, pre-printed or
plain-paper forms, pop-up account windows, pre-defined service
descriptions and multiple pricing. Integrates with the
Inventory, A/R and G/L modules (TCB-IN.ZIP, TCB-AR.ZIP and TCB-
GL.ZIP). Very easy to use.


Product: Time is Money
Author: Custom Data Solutions
A time and expense billing program. See full description on
page 249.

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Product: XPENS
Author: Richard A. Williams, 815-455-6333
Version: 1.2 (04-08-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Epson or HP LaserJet printer.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; XPENS.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 72317,2073 for
assistance); XPENS.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or
contact userID R.WILLIAMS5 for assistance).
Download size: 47k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to provide employers and employees with a quick, easy
to use expense account screen/report that will eliminate the
necessity of keeping a supply of expense report forms and doing
all the arithmetic involved in preparing the report. Because
reports are stored on disk, the employee copy of the report
becomes unnecessary.


8.1.2 Point-of-sale systems

Product: DAYO BACK ORDERS (BO)
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 2.0 (04-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 500k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOOE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYOOE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance);
DAYOOE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
T.L.JOHNSON for assistance).
Download size: 310k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The maintenance module for the processing of all your
customers/sales backorders. Working with DAYO POS, it
determines and manages the filling (allocation) of your
customers backorders. It does this through an allocation
process that determines what backordered items are 'fillable'
because of receipts into the inventory. Creates the same type
invoices as DAYO POS.


Product: DAYO INVENTORY
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Inventory Control and Purchase Orders. See full description on
page 254.

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Product: DAYO LITTLE POS
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 500k RAM; Hard Disk; DAYO POS.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Phone
Support.
Look for: DAYOPS.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A modified version of DAYO POS create to reduce memory
requirement. Useful on LANs and/or networks where memory is
usually at a premium.


Product: DAYO ORDER ENTRY
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-12-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk; DAYO POS.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOZE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Creates sales orders based on the DAYO Inventory, Customer, and
other DAYO databases. Orders can be printed on a standard
printer or a Hewlett Packard(tm) Laserjet compatible printer.
The order can be printed on a pre-printed form, on the Laser
printer in a special laser format, or as a standard/default
form.


Product: DAYO POS (POINT OF SALE)
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.1 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530K RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOPE.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call 407-292-4921
to download it at no charge); DAYOPE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact userID
76367,1401 for assistance); DAYOPE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum
LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID T.L.JOHNSON for
assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Billing and Invoicing application for any size business. It
is the DAYO module that permits you to invoice out your
products while keeping an accurate record of all your 'sales'.
Features include: Multiuser (ie: Novell), Registers, Quote

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Interface, Templates, Back Orders, Cash Drawers, Packing/
Shipping Lists, Labels, Sales Graphs, Special Pricing, Tax
Codes, Terms Codes, Credit Limits, Passwords, MRP interface,
Multiple Prices, and many Reports.


Product: DAYO PRICE BOOK
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
DAYO Special Pricing, Price Books & Lists. See full
description on page 279.

Product: DAYO QUOTES
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530K RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOQE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYOQE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance);
DAYOQE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
T.L.JOHNSON for assistance).
Download size: 310k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Creates sales order quotes based on the DAYO Inventory,
Customer, and other DAYO databases. Quotes can be printed on a
standard printer or a Hewlett Packard (tm) Laserjet compatible
printer. The quote can be printed on a pre-printed form, on the
Laser printer in a special laser format, or as a standard/
default form. DAYO Quotes is totally integrated with the DAYO
POS and/or Billing & Invoicing modules. Templates (kits or
bundles), are supported.


Product: DAYO RENTAL POS
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-26-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 500k RAM; Hard Disk; DAYO POS.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Phone
Support.
Look for: DAYOPR.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Billing and Invoicing application for any business that rents
items, equipment, or services, ie: Videos, Tapes, Furniture,
Tools, Appliances, etc. This program requires the regular DAYO
POS module for its reports and configuration settings. It is by
default a multiuser system, allowing almost unlimited numbers
of users to have the ability to simultaneously invoice using
this one program on a PC based LAN/Network.

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Product: DAYO RETURNS & REFUNDS
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 2.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 450K RAM; Hard Disk; DAYO POS.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Phone
Support.
Look for: DAYOP2.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 280k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A modified version of DAYO POS, but contains only the
capability of doing returns and/or refunds of invoices/items.
The invoices default to type 'Ret' (Returns of merchandise),
and are posted as negative amount (later to become Credit
Memos).


Product: DAYO SIMPLE POS
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 2.0 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 520K RAM; Hard Disk; DAYO POS.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Phone
Support.
Look for: DAYOP1.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 310k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A a modified version of DAYO POS that was created to exclude
the option of selecting a customer. This program is used on
CASH accounts only. Useful in grocery store type environments
(where no customer name is required).


Product: IDP-SALES
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Version: 6.0 (05-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 800# phone
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 256k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Fully integrated Sales/Service/Billing/Inventory system with
built-in word processor for mail-merging to customer database,
as well as pop-down calculator and calendar. Feature rich and
in service at several large companies for over 3 years. Solid.

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Product: Painless Accounting
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Full feature 11 module accounting system! See full description
on page 233.

Product: PCINV Invoice Writing
Author: Medlin Accounting Shareware, 707-255-4475
Invoice writing. See full description on page 235.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! AP
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Accounts Payable program. See full description on
page 236.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! AR
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Accounts Receivable program. See full description on
page 236.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! GL
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB General Ledger program. See full description on page 237.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! IN
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Inventory program. See full description on page 237.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! M&C
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Main and Configuration programs. See full description on
page 238.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! PR
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Payroll program. See full description on page 238.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! PS
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Point Of Sale program. See full description on page 239.

8.1.3 Billing systems

Product: DAYO ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE (AR)
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $65.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manuals
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOAE.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call 407-292-4921
to download it at no charge); DAYOAE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID
76367,1401 for assistance); DAYOAE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum

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LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID T.L.JOHNSON for
assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The 'final chapter' to the processing and maintenance of all
your Receivables. Includes routines to handle cash receipts,
customers, invoice types, terms, taxcodes, sales persons, and
more. Many reports are included (ie: Ageing, Customer, Sales...
). There is a routine to print Statements (ie: SMART, 90, 60,
30 days), and another one to create and print 'non' standard
invoices (not applicable to DAYO POS). HP Laser forms are
provided as an option for Statements and Invoices.


Product: DAYO BILLING & INVOICING
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOBI.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call 407-292-4921
to download it at no charge).
Download size: 345k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Permits you to invoice your products while keeping an accurate
record of all your 'sales'. Features include: Multiuser (ie:
Novell), Registers, Quote Interface, Templates, Back Orders,
Cash Drawers, Packing/Shipping Lists, Labels, Sales Graphs,
Special Pricing, Tax Codes, Terms Codes, Credit Limits,
Passwords, MRP interface, Multiple Prices, and many Reports.
Very similar to DAYO POS, and uses the same manual.


Product: FAST INVOICE WRITER
Author: H&P Software, 719-561-0810
Version: 4.91 (07-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Dot matrix, LaserJet, or Epson
JX-80 color printer.
Registration fee: $39.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual and latest version.
Look for: FAST-INV on BBSs (multiple files) (call 719-561-0810 to
download it at no charge).
Download size: 285k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Calculates and prints invoices on plain 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper.
Handles discounts, deposits, P.O. numbers, clerks initials,
type of sale, and account numbers. Does both taxable and non-
taxable sales on same sheet. Included are city, state, and a
third user-definable tax. Serial numbers are automatically
incremented. Letterhead is printed at top. Can do 3-colored
invoices. MULTIFILE-XL can be used as an external customer or
parts database. Accepts foreign dates and monetary symbols.
Does summary.

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Product: FAST STATEMENT WRITER
Author: H&P Software, 719-561-0810
Version: 4.1 (07-11-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual and latest program
version.
Look for: FAST-STA on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 128k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Calculates and prints monthly statements in row-column format
on plain 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper. Prints your letterhead at the
top along with copy numbering. 999 sequential statements can
be printed when data files are named 'CUST.001' thru
'CUST.999'. Supports IBM & TANDY dot matrix, or laser printers.
Prints disclosure statement. Prints sorted or numbered summary
of accounts. Full line editing is provided on string inputs.
Does all calculations.


Product: FASTFILE
Author: Interactive Mini Systems, Inc., 509-783-3829
Laptop database for business, school, home. See full
description on page 185.

Product: Home Sales System
Author: Grumpyware, 214-340-5231
Avon(tm) Billing & Ordering program. See full description on
page 281.

Product: IDP-EMS
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Ambulance Services Trip & Billing System. See full description
on page 272.

Product: IDP-SALES
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
INTEGRATED SALES/SERVICE/BILLING/INVENTORY. See full
description on page 243.

Product: Painless Accounting
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Full feature 11 module accounting system! See full description
on page 233.

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Product: PC-AR Accounts Receivable
Author: Medlin Accounting Shareware, 707-255-4475
Version: 4.1 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Phone support, bonus utilities. 20%
discount on first forms order from NEBS.
Look for: MEDLIN.ZIP on BBSs (call 707-257-2338 to download it at
no charge); MEDLIN.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71520,61 for assistance);
MEDLIN.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3.
Download size: 237k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A fast, simple accounts receivable and sales summary program to
get the bills out. Contains many powerful features such as
auto billing, late charges, aging and alpha account numbers.
Reports include plain paper or pre printed statements, accounts
receivable ledger, charges and payments listing, sales summary
(with or without detail), customer activity report, mailing
labels and ageing report. Inactive customers may be omitted
from most reports. Up to 8000 customers and invoices per
month.


Product: Qanalyst
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Phone bill analyzer for people who use Qmodem. See full
description on page 221.

Product: Rosewood Journal
Author: Rosewood Software, 416-284-6119
Invoice Journal and Accounts Receivable. See full description
on page 236.

Product: Systems Manager
Author: MiCord, 517-631-4367
Reports time by client, purpose & application. See full
description on page 267.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! AP
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Accounts Payable program. See full description on
page 236.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! AR
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Accounts Receivable program. See full description on
page 236.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! GL
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB General Ledger program. See full description on page 237.

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Product: Takin' Care of Business! IN
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Inventory program. See full description on page 237.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! M&C
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Main and Configuration programs. See full description on
page 238.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! PR
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Payroll program. See full description on page 238.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! PS
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Point Of Sale program. See full description on page 239.

Product: Time is Money
Author: Custom Data Solutions
Version: 2.2 (07-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $95.00
Registration benefits: Source code, printed manual and disks,
free support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TIM22.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:CONSULT forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 76702,1355
for assistance).
Download size: 240k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A time and expense billing program that completely automates
the generation of invoices for a time or fixed fee business of
any kind. It maintains records of receivables, and will print
statements if desired. Written in the dBASE language and
compiled with the Clipper compiler. Source code is available
to registered users, as is a FoxPro version. Ideal for
consultants, attorneys, accountants, and other professionals.


Product: TimeStax
Author: Johnson Technologies, 408-255-4213
Version: 2.5a (02-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: First major upgrade is free to registered
users; support via phone/fax/Compuserve.
Look for: TMSTAX*.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-856-2087 to download it
at no charge); TMSTAX.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 71071,1215 for assistance).
Download size: 112k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The Personal Timecard Manager. A LAN-aware time management
tool for consultants, contractors, managers, office workers -
in short, anyone who has a need to know how their time is
spent. Lets you record all activity by Date, Client, Project,

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and Task for any number of employees. It features 8-line
notes, an automatic activity timer, 5 levels of subtotal
reporting, popup windows, import/export utilities, and a smooth
user interface.


Product: TimeTrac
Author: Compass / New England, 603-431 8030
Time & Expense tracking; TSR, Export, LANs. See full
description on page 262.

Product: Tolman Dental Program
Author: Peter T. Smith D.D.S., 516-281-5544
Dental Office Managment Program. See full description on
page 273.

8.1.4 Purchase order systems

Product: Painless Accounting
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Full feature 11 module accounting system! See full description
on page 233.

Product: The Retailer
Author: RetailWare, 405-749-1763
A multi-center inventory control system. See full description
on page 257.

8.1.5 Payroll systems

Product: DAYO PAYROLL
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $65.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOYE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYOYE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a system for the computation of payroll for businesses
of any size. Features include: Multiuser, unlimited employees,
Weekly, BiWeekly, and/or Monthly payrolls, quarterly, year to
date (YTD), and current summary databases, Automatic payroll
posting & computation, vacation, sick pay/days, check printing,
multiple states, SDI tax, overtime & premium hourly wages, up
to 8 deductions, view reports on screen, medicare and many
reports.

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Product: Painless Acct/Payroll Companion
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Custom Graph/Report/Export Program. See full description on
page 233.

Product: Painless Payroll
Author: Painless Accounting, 800-521-9905
Version: 1.08 (05-27-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Latest copy of the software along with a
print manual in a 3 ring binder. Also receive major discounts
on updates.
Look for: PAP*.ARC on BBSs (multiple files) (call 214-881-0313 to
download it at no charge); PAP*.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact userID 70337,3337
for assistance); PAP*.ARC on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3
(multiple files) (or contact userID K.PIERCE7 for assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A full feature payroll system. Modules include: Generation,
Reports, Files, and Closing. Support Federal and all 50 states
tax tables. Generates payroll for Salary, Hourly, Commissions,
and Base plus Commission. Also contains support of Allotments,
Child Support, Departmentalization. Prints numerous reports
including W2s and 1099s. Context Sensitive Help, easy
installation and automatically interfaces with Painless
Accounting 5.0.


Product: PC-PR Payroll Writing
Author: Medlin Accounting Shareware, 707-255-4475
Version: 2.1 (02-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Printer with a condensed-print
mode.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Phone support, current federal/state tax
tables. 20% discount on first check order from NEBS.
Look for: MEDLIN.ZIP on BBSs (call 707-257-2338 to download it at
no charge); MEDLIN.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 71520,61 for assistance);
MEDLIN.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3.
Download size: 237k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A fast, simple payroll writing program. 1992 federal tax
tables and most state tax tables are included. Employees are
automatically sorted in alphabetical order. Allows up to five
deductions per check for 1000 employees.

Reports include employee listing (can be used as payroll input
sheet), federal liability by paydate, quarterly payroll
listing, payroll ledger, payroll check listing, employee

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history report and annual W-2's. Supports tips, cafeteria
plans and 401K plans.


Product: Takin' Care of Business! AP
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Accounts Payable program. See full description on
page 236.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! AR
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Accounts Receivable program. See full description on
page 236.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! GL
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB General Ledger program. See full description on page 237.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! IN
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Inventory program. See full description on page 237.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! M&C
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Main and Configuration programs. See full description on
page 238.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! PR
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Payroll program. See full description on page 238.

Product: Takin' Care of Business! PS
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
TCB Point Of Sale program. See full description on page 239.

Product: ZPAY 3
Author: ZPAY Payroll Systems, Inc., 813-866-8233
Version: 3.4 (01-12-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 375k RAM, hard disk, printer.
Registration fee: $69.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year
mail support, 900# phone support.
Look for: ZPAY3*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); ZPAY3*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70040,645 for assistance); ZPAY3*.ZIP on GEnie
in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (multiple files) (or contact userID
P.MAYER1 for assistance).
Download size: 604k (about 45 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
The easiest to use and most flexible payroll package for the PC
ever! Pays salaried, hourly, commissioned, 1099 type payments
by any pay period. Prints checks, W2's and a multitude of

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reports. Has data exporting so you can manipulate the data
with other applications such as a spreadsheet program. Supports
laser printers as well as your pin feed printers. Manual has a
"test ride" tutorial to make learning a snap!


8.2 Inventory systems

Product: BookStor
Author: Data By Design, 803-556-0562
Inventory system for book dealers. See full description on
page 271.

Product: DAYO BAR CODE 3 OF 9
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 450k RAM; Hard Disk; DAYO
Inventory.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed and disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYO39.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYO39.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Prints 3 of 9 bar codes with an Epson (tm) or IBM (tm)
compatible dot matrix printer. It is integrated with the DAYO
Inventory and the DAYO Customer databases. Labels are printed
onto standard labels (3.5 by 15/16 inches at 6 lines per inch).
The inventory bar code label consists of an item number, its
bar code, vendor item number, description, unit of issue,
weight, and bin/location. The customer bar code label consists
of a customer number, its bar code, customer's name and
telephone.


Product: DAYO END OF PERIOD
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-24-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk; DAYO
Inventory.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOEE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYOEE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance);

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DAYOEE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
T.L.JOHNSON for assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Contains routines that are normally run at the end of a
reporting period (ie: Month). Permits you to permanently remove
deleted records from the Accounts Receivable (AR) and Accounts
Payable (AP) databases, and to erase old report text files.
There is also a routine for performing a Physical Inventory.
Many reports are included (ie: AR Ageing, AP Summary, Inventory
Movement).


Product: DAYO INVENTORY
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.1 (06-27-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $65.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, No record limits, Manual
(printed and disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOIE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYOIE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance);
DAYOIE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
T.L.JOHNSON for assistance).
Download size: 280k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Multiuser Inventory Control, Purchasing, and Vendor
Maintenance application. Use it to create and maintain an
inventory of any product. Features include Multiuser (ie:
Novell, LANtastic), Reports, Labels, Lists, and a Graph. The
ability to upgrade and expand your system is available with the
addition of supporting DAYO products (ie: DAYO POS, DAYO AR,
DAYO AP, etc.).


Product: DAYO MRP
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed or disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOWE.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call 407-292-4921
to download it at no charge); DAYOWE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact userID
76367,1401 for assistance).
Download size: 340k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A routine designed for manufacturers. Builds items (End Items)
from item (Components) in the inventory database. End Items can
later be placed into inventory for later sales. Supports multi-
level Bill of Materials. Features include automatic inventory

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posting and creation of inventory adjustment records, databases
are dBASE(tm) compatible, multiuser, and many reports.


Product: DAYO RETURN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 2.0 (05-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 520K RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOFE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provide the means to record and track returns of your product.
DAYO RMS integrates to DAYO Inventory and its multiple
warehouses to allow tracking of items being returned (ie:
breakages, warranties, return to vendors). Creates RMA numbers.


Product: Household Register [***]
Author: TurboSystemsCo, 404-516-8575
Home/Office inventory program. See full description on
page 429.

Product: ICP
Author: Spirit7 Software, Ltd., 703-943-4635
Version: 8.0 (10-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $65.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, unlimited phone/fax
support, bonus program.
Look for: ICP.ZIP on BBSs; ICP80.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 73530,3236 for assistance).
Download size: 350k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A full-featured, general purpose inventory control system with
modules to sell, order, and receive inventory. Features complex
filtering (segmenting) of the data base by using the "and/or"
logical operators. Supports LIFO, FIFO, and weighted average
costing. Supports composite inventory (inventory items
consisting of other inventory items). Can be upgraded to
complete point-of-sale system (PICS) at any time with no loss
of data.

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Product: INVENTORY & ACCOUNTS PAYABLE M4
Author: First Step Software
Version: CM-4.0 (02-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $150.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited phone/newsletter support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 456k (about 34 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed for MULTIPLE PROFIT CENTERS. Physical & Perpetual
Inventory functions. Maintains cost records by purchase,
inventory & recipe unit. Extends & totals completed
inventories. Cost of Goods Sold (P&L) analysis for each profit
center. Purchase history by product/service or vendor. Accounts
Payable handles payment by cash, manual check or printed check
with remittance stub. Easy selection of invoices for payment.
Maintains paid and unpaid status of all vendors. Quick start
Workbook/Tutorial.


Product: INVENTORY & ACCOUNTS PAYABLE s4
Author: First Step Software
Version: S-4.0 (02-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $95.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, unlimited phone/
newsletter support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 397k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Generates printed form for taking physical inventory by
category or location. Extends and totals completed inventory.
Master expense file maintains cost records by purchase,
inventory & recipe unit. Purchase history by product/service or
vendor. Cost of Goods Sold (P&L) analysis. Accounts Payable
handles payment by cash, manual check or printed check plus
remittance stub. Easy selection of invoices for payment.
Maintains paid and unpaid status of all vendors. Quick Start
Workbook/Tutorial on disk.


Product: INVENTORY & COST CONTROL im4
Author: First Step Software
Version: IM-4.0 (02-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $150.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited phone/newsletter support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 465k (about 35 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed for Schools, Colleges, B&I and Corrections with multi
unit operations and central control. Maintains cost records by
purchase, inventory & recipe unit. Physical & Perpetual
Inventory functions. Generates inventory forms and extends/

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totals completed inventories. Separate Cost of Goods Sold (P&L)
analysis for all units. Issues to units invoiced at cost.
Purchase history by product/service and vendor. Reports include
Perpetual, Receiving Log & Shortage. Quick start Workbook/
Tutorial.


Product: RECIPE MANAGEMENT & COSTING
Author: First Step Software
Version: RM-3.0 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $95.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, unlimited phone/
newsletter support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 290k (about 22 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed for use with one of First Step Software's inventory
control programs as the recipe management accesses the
inventory data files for current cost information. Operator
enters own recipes and method instructions. Can be adjusted up
or down and printed. Options for costing include one recipe or
all recipes in the file.


Product: The Retailer
Author: RetailWare, 405-749-1763
Version: 4.05 (12-19-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Current disk set sent with printed
manual.
Look for: RET405.ZIP on BBSs (call 405-755-7047 to download it at
no charge); RET405.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IMBAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72331,53 for assistance).
Download size: 280k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Inventory control for merchants with up to 5 stores selling
similar products. Menu and on-line help. Not POS, but
"backroom" system for central buying office. Min/Max stock
levels may be recalculated automatically. Multiple vendors: up
to 10,000 items each. Input sales from sales slips or physical
inventory in an order-form or on-the-shelf sequence you define.
Identifies best sellers. Five year monthly sales history, by
item & store. Bar charts. Printer redirection. Prints price
tags. Tutorial.


8.3 Equipment use & maintenance

Product: Chris's Automobile Recorder
Author: Cooney Applied Technology
Vehicle Operation & Maint. Logger & Reminder. See full
description on page 460.

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8.4 Project management

Product: Business Plan Master (IBM)
Author: Grand Universal, 303-756-2175
Version: 1.2 (03-21-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Word Processing or Page Layout
program plus a Lotus or compatible spreadsheet program.
Registration fee: $34.00
Registration benefits: Most recent version, minimum three months
support via online services, one free upgrade.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; BIZPLA.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:USEN forum LIBrary 12 (or contact userID 70400,153 for
assistance); BIZPLANM.ZIP on GEnie in HOSB forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID D.WORKS3 for assistance).
Download size: 152k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Every business needs a BUSINESS PLAN - Fortune 500 or Mom &
Pop. Business Plan Master makes it easy for you to write a
complete business plan. Most of the work is already done for
you. Select the text you want from these formatted templates.
Enter your projections and the spreadsheets generate full
financial reports and analysis (income statement, balance
sheet, cash flow, ratios, etc.).

Save days of work and have a comprehensive business plan to
chart your company's growth!


Product: Business Plan Master (Mac)
Author: Grand Universal, 303-756-2175
Version: 1.2 (03-25-92)
Needs: Unknown. Needs Macintosh word processing or page layout
program plus a spreadsheet program.
Registration fee: $34.00
Registration benefits: Disk with most recent version, minimum
three months support via the online services, one free upgrade.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; BIZPLA.SIT on CompuServe
in CIS:USEN forum LIBrary 12 (or contact userID 70400,153 for
assistance); BIZPLANM.SIT on GEnie in HOSB forum LIBrary 5 (or
contact userID D.WORKS3 for assistance).
Download size: 230k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Every business needs a BUSINESS PLAN - Fortune 500 or Mom &
Pop. Business Plan Master makes it easy for you to write a
complete business plan. Most of the work is already done for
you. Select the text you want from these formatted templates.
Enter your projections and the spreadsheets generate full
financial reports and analysis (income statement, balance
sheet, cash flow, ratios, etc.).

Save days of work and ahve a comprehensive business plan to
chart your company's growth!

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Product: Calendar Keeper
Author: Dataphile Software, 616-327-7811
Calendar Database/Draw Program. See full description on
page 99.

Product: Calendar Wise
Author: BLUE CANNON SOFTWARE, 704-398-0850
Multi-Subject Planner, Desktop Calendar. See full description
on page 100.

Product: Chartist
Author: Novagraph, 214-231-2169
Flowcharting and org charting for Windows. See full
description on page 409.

Product: Chris's Automobile Recorder
Author: Cooney Applied Technology
Vehicle Operation & Maint. Logger & Reminder. See full
description on page 460.

Product: Customer Order Management Sys.
Author: Beshears Software Associates, 205-442-6630
COMS v1.1: Customer Order Management System. See full
description on page 263.

Product: Early Bird
Author: Allan Computer Products, 913-384-5725
Great Full-Featured Reminder/Calendar Program. See full
description on page 101.

Product: Easy Project
Author: Parcell Software, 708-232-6328
Version: 4.02 (05-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 512k RAM; hard disk.
Registration fee: $59.00
Registration benefits: Latest version sent with printed manual.
Special BBS access given and all registered users notified of
updates.
Look for: EZPROJ.EXE on BBSs (call 708-232-6339 to download it at
no charge); EZPROJ.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72250,1356 for assistance).
Download size: 180k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A tool to manage all types of projects and an alternative to
complex and expensive project management systems. Featues
Gantt charts detailing planned vs. actual progress, extensive
reporting, and automatic scheduling. Multiple date formats are
supported for use by managers all over the world. Utilizes .DBF
files to make data transfer to other programs easy.

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Product: InContext
Author: Rams' Island Software, 303-841-2848
DOS shell+, based on principles of human work. See full
description on page 136.


Product: Task Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
Version: 2.3 (04-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, unlimited phone/fax/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: TMASTE.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
no charge); TMASTE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72357,2034 for assistance).
Download size: 262k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This all-purpose project tracking system is ideal for keeping
track of office assignments, correspondence, projects, tasks,
and other work - easily. Super Report Writer. Powerful Query
Builder allows you to define, save, and restore queries so that
you can work with any subset of records. Form Letter utility
permits merging of data into letters and memos. Popup
appointment calendar. Popup calculator. Supports all laserjet /
dot matrix printers. Supports all international date formats.


Product: WorkQueue
Author: Lane Davis
Version: 1.9 (12-02-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Latest version without the 'unlicensed'
message.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; WQ19*.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 73577,1675 for assistance).
Download size: 220k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Uses a Staff Plan, Work Plan and Holiday Schedule to calculate
a work schedule for up to 25 people and 1000 tasks over two
years. The availability of staff, their skills, types of work
and task dependencies are used to determine start and end dates
as well as durations. It uses easy, full-screen spreadsheet-
style data entry screens and avoids specialized terminology and
concepts. The Operating instructions, User's Guide and Glossary
are on-line and context-sensitive.

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8.4.1 Project bidding & costing

Product: ProDev*EPRICE [***]
Author: Pro Dev Software, 616-788-2243
Version: 4.10 (05-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. ProDev*QUOTE software. Up to
24MB of hard disk for large data files.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: One year of support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PDQUT3.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 72617,1266
for assistance).
Download size: 245k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides for converting weekly price service data files for
electrical, heating, plumbing and air conditioning items to the
ProDev*QUOTE file format to automatically update material
prices. Includes sample files for 3 USA, 1 Australian and 1 UK
price service. The user subscribes separately to the desired
price service.


Product: ProDev*QUOTE
Author: Pro Dev Software, 616-788-2243
Version: 4.10p (05-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: One year of support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PDQUT1.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 15 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 72617,1266 for assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Packed with features for ANY type/size business from
consultants to 1 person contractors to small/large
manufacturers. Used by many electrical, heating, plumbing,
remodeling, major construction contractors, florists, flooring
stores, landscape contractors, printing shops, maintenance
services, well . . . just about any type business. The system
defaults are highly configurable. Pull-Down menus, Point &
Shoot Browse and F1 Help windows.

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Product: ProDev*QUOTE Utility Programs [***]
Author: Pro Dev Software, 616-788-2243
Version: 4.10p (05-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. ProDev*QUOTE software. Hard
disk recommended.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: One year of support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PDQUT2.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 72617,1266
for assistance).
Download size: 306k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Browse program to quickly browse and edit all ProDev*QUOTE bid
system data files. Tracking program will freeze bid prices and
allow posting and comparison reporting of actual project costs.
These are add-on programs to the ProDev*QUOTE program.


Product: TimeTrac
Author: Compass / New England, 603-431 8030
Version: 92a (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: TT92A.* on BBSs; TT92A.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70511,720 for assistance);
TT92A.LZH on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
R.SCHENOT for assistance).
Download size: 190k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Automates time sheets and aids project tracking & billing.

Allows individuals in a workgroup to track their use of time
while in the field on laptop computers and then export the
information to accounting, project tracking, spreadsheet and
database programs.

Includes an optional (6k) TSR that allows users to "pop" a
timesheet over text or graphics programs to keep track of
actual time used. Works equally well at the office on a Local
Area Network.


8.4.1.1 Decision analysis tools

Product: NEWBIZ
Author: Centre for Commercial Innovation (CCI)
Brainstorming Program to set up own business. See full
description on page 168.

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Product: UDECIDE
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
Version: 1.05 (04-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; UDCIDE.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 76703,3046 for
assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps you make decisions such as which software or hardware to
purchase; ratings surveys; which project to pursue; selecting
colleges, movies, stocks, or wines. You enter a list of
elements to evaluate the contenders, giving each a weight. Then
you enter the options, assigning values to each element. Then
sort to obtain an ordered list of the best options. Or perform
what-if analyses by changing elements or weights.


8.5 Client management

Product: Appointment Book
Author: Silicon Systems, 817-483-8618
Version: 1.0 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; APPTBO.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:ASPFORUM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 72451,327
for assistance); APPTBOOK.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary
13 (or contact userID D.THEWS for assistance).
Download size: 99k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This electronic appointment scheduler replaces hard copy
appointment books used by most business offices. Uses windows
and lists to ease the data entry burden imposed by business
appointment systems on the market today. Major features:

v/ Automatic Conflict Detection
v/ Recurring Appts
v/ Open Appt Searching
v/ Gannt Views
v/ Much More

Users exclaim that it has more features and is easier to use
than expensive systems, at a fraction of the cost!!

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Product: Customer Order Management Sys.
Author: Beshears Software Associates, 205-442-6630
Version: 1.1 (10-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM, 720k floppy drive or
hard disk.
Registration fee: $169.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, one year of free updates,
phone/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 275k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A comprehensive software package designed for anyone that needs
to track customer orders. Records customer delivery schedules
and actual shipments, then tracks every shipment to a delivery
schedule with a running schedule balance. Supports multiple
orders for customers and multiple line item orders. Summary
information can be viewed or printed. Features: pull-down
menus, context-sensitive help, full mouse support, and pop-up
calendar and calculator.


Product: DAYO BAR CODE 3 OF 9
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Print 3 of 9 barcodes onto Epson/IBM printer. See full
description on page 252.

Product: DAYO MEMBERSHIP
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 500K RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $95.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYODE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYODE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An application designed to track membership for an association
or organization. The ability to maintain records for donations,
dues, payments and/or invoices has also been incorporated into
the package. Use it to record member information and
optionally, maintain a simple accounting system for dues and/or
donations. Many reports and reporting routines are included in
this package, ie: Members List, Notes, Statements, Labels,
Payments, Form Letters and much more.


Product: Early Bird
Author: Allan Computer Products, 913-384-5725
Great Full-Featured Reminder/Calendar Program. See full
description on page 101.

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Product: FASTFILE
Author: Interactive Mini Systems, Inc., 509-783-3829
Laptop database for business, school, home. See full
description on page 185.

Product: FlexBase
Author: National MicroSystems, 416-599-1228
Version: 1.0 (11-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Hard disk. 80286 recommended.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, unlimited phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FB.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70334,430 for
assistance).
Download size: 170k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An easy to use database system for recording information about
people. You define what fields you want and the layout of the
screen. The program then integrates it all automatically.

Once you have added your people, you can filter them to show
only the ones you want. Now create custom reports, letters,
and labels using our built in editor and lookup-tables. Print
them out or save the templates for later use. No system has
ever been so easy to use, with so many advenced features.


Product: Hotnet
Author: Robichaux and Associates, 504-752-2620
Version: 3.09 (03-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. NETBIOS LAN for multi-user.
Registration fee: $89.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disk, support.
Look for: HOTNET.ZIP on BBSs; HN309.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 71336,336 for
assistance); HOTNET.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 0 (or
contact userID JEROBICHAUX for assistance).
Download size: 420k (about 31 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Whether you call it a help desk, a customer support center, a
or a trouble desk, telephone technical support can be a beast!
Hotnet can help -- it logs problem calls and solutions and
easily. Track calls, recycle solutions with powerful searches.
TSR capable; multi-user too! Includes report module; plus you
can create and modify your own custom reports. Describe
problems in the caller's own words with a free-form comments
field.


Product: Label Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
PC Magazine Editors Choice mailing list prog. See full
description on page 190.

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Product: NAMEBASE
Author: Elk Creek Software, 303-838-5796
Version: 3.1 (03-26-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks.
Look for: NAME30.ZIP on BBSs; NAME31.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70640,1614 for
assistance).
Download size: 170k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Keeps track of people and companies. Stores 4 phone numbers, 2
addresses, 2 dates, and up to 2000 characters of notes for each
record. Full mouse support. Prints a pocket-size address
book, labels, Rolodex cards, and reports. Creates mail-merge
files for use with most word processors. Dials the phone.
Displays multiple records at once. Extremely easy to use. Type
the first few characters of any person's name and you are
immediately viewing all information about that person.


Product: Names & Dates
Author: WR Software, 510-930-0369
Address Book, Calendar, Mailing Label combo. See full
description on page 112.

Product: PLAN [***]
Author: TIESOH
Version: 2.0 (11-14-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: 90 days mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Menu driven database for handling and tracking employees
choices of benefit plans and options in those plans. Lists can
be sorted by the plan choice, the option choice or a
combintation of both.


Product: THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVISER
Author: Ronin Software, 206-391-9521
Expert tax/legal help for small businesses. See full
description on page 288.

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Product: Surefire Contacts
Author: Piaf, Inc., 303-786-8222
Version: 1.0 (01-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Surefire - The Smart Document
Processor.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SFCONT.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 73407,1034 for
assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A smart document application that runs with Surefire - The
Smart Document Processor. Keep track of your contacts the way
you want to with freeform notes, letters, a followup agenda and
timely reports. Surefire database features let you report or
send letters to some or all of your contacts, using the
criteria that is important to you. And, it lets you track
activities. What's more, as a smart document, it can evolve as
you and your business do.


Product: Systems Manager
Author: MiCord, 517-631-4367
Version: 2.5 (02-10-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, free support, upgrade
discounts.
Look for: SYSMGX.EXE on BBSs; SYSMGX.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70233,663 for
assistance).
Download size: 135k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Automatically tracks usage by time, date, client, purpose, user
and software type from an integrated point-and-shoot menu for
your software or DOS commands. Sorted reports prepared
automatically for client billing, tax or business records.
Friendly enough for beginners with the capabilities advanced
users want. Features include user selection of all tracking
options, password protection, screen colors, screen title, and
time/date formats.

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8.6 Specific-field systems

Product: PARTY TRACKER
Author: Robert Barrentine, 301-490-7104
Version: 1.0 (02-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, mail support, limited toll
free (800) phone support.
Look for: PARTRK.ZIP on BBSs; PARTRK.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 100014,2347 for
assistance).
Download size: 227k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
This Political Party Membership and Financial Records System
will accept, maintain, and report on the membership roles and
financial contributions received by an organized Political
Organization or Committee. The following reports can be pro-
duced: Customized Membership Rosters,Telephone List, Individual
Contributions Report, Report of Contributions Income, and a
Report of Contributor Donations. Mailing labels are produced
for all entries in the system.


8.6.1 Food services

Product: APPLICATION & VERIFICATION MGT.
Author: First Step Software
School Lunch Free & Reduced Application Mgt. See full
description on page 401.

Product: PC-FOOD [***]
Author: Schreck Software, 612-731-6822
Version: 5.4 (07-25-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 720K or larger drive
recommended.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe support.
Look for: PCFOOD.ZIP on BBSs; PCFOOD.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 76467,2213 for
assistance).
Download size: 164k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Calculates and maintains food cost and selling prices for each
item based on a desired gross profit percentage and or dollar
amount. Edit portion sizes and ingredient costs and see the
effect on costs and margins. User definable ingredient
classifications such as "fresh", "frozen", "dairy", etc. User
definable menu item classifications such as "breakfast",
"lunch", "beverage", etc. Print several reports including
"Required Price Changes", "Batch Recipes", "Menu Items", and
more.

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Product: RECIPE MANAGEMENT & COSTING
Author: First Step Software
Recipe file management, costing & yield adj. See full
description on page 256.

8.6.2 Legal & law enforcement

See also: Writing applications, Document boilerplates, Legal
specific (page 167).

Product: Appointment Book
Author: Silicon Systems, 817-483-8618
Appointment Book Manager. See full description on page 262.

Product: CHRONOS
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
Interactive historical timelines. See full description on
page 401.

Product: IDP-ACTIVITY
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Version: 2.0 (02-04-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, 800# phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 230k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A small town police department program used to track and log
department statistics regarding department responses to a large
variety of functions performed by a police department. The
statistics offer a comparison of activity this year against
activity in the previous two years on a monthly and/or Year-
To-Date/Annual basis. Perfect for taking to the City Council
to validate budget requests.


Product: IDP-ARREST
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Version: 3.3 (04-03-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, 800# phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 220k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A small town police department program for creating local files
on all arresstee's. The program will search by Last Name,
Maiden Name, 2 Alia's, Drivers License Number, SSS No., 2
Addresses, Birthdate and Arresting Officer. The file on an
individual contains all the above information as well as all
the charges against them and the disposition of each.

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Product: IDP-PDBASE
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Version: 2.0 (03-03-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, 800# phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
"Emergency Contact" system for small town police departments.
This is a database of businesses, their addresses, phone
numbers, landmarks, special notes and contacts. Full, partial
or phonetic spellings of business name or address can be used
to retrieve files.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Legal Case Notes
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (05-28-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $79.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
support, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: CASE527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized cataloging system designed specifically for case
nmotes and statutes of note. Allows you to find case notes and
statutes by topic, key word or any of 21 criteria. Also
provides the ability to cross reference over 250 ways. A full
screen memo is available for full text notes or comments.
Provides the flexibility that allows you to adapt the software
to meet your specific needs. Includes printed reports, and the
ability to export to dBase or ASCII files. Published by
HomeCraft.


Product: THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVISER
Author: Ronin Software, 206-391-9521
Expert tax/legal help for small businesses. See full
description on page 288.

8.6.3 Library

Product: BIBLOGIC
Author: Biblogic Computer Services
Bibliographic database manager. See full description on
page 170.

Product: BookBank
Author: Data By Design, 803-556-0562
Comprehensive program for book collectors. See full
description on page 428.

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Product: BookStor
Author: Data By Design, 803-556-0562
Version: 2.5 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $150.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/CIS/
newsletter/mail support, custom configuration, upgrade
discounts.
Look for: BKST25*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 803-569-6525
to download it at no charge); BKS25*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:COLLECT forum LIBrary 10 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76226,733 for assistance).
Download size: 600k (about 45 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows dealers in out-of-print or collectible books to track
stock, customers, other dealers, sales, catalogs, wants, and
much more. Full accounting records are kept and account
statements and purchasing reports can be produced. Full
details are recorded for every item. There is even a spelling
checker for item descriptions. Menu driven, pop-up help
context sensitive and indexed help, pop-up calculator and much
more! Can export all catalogs and reports for for use in
publishing.


Product: ORGANIZE! Professional Books
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
support, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: PROBK527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized cataloging system designed specifically for
professional books, technical papers and other publications.
Each publication can be cataloged by up to 20 criteria all of
which can be searched, cross referenced, sorted and
alphabetized. Searches can be based on keywords, subjects,
title, author or any other information you've included in your
catalog. Fast BTrieve index based searches can find any entry
in less than 2 seconds. Includes user definable printed
reports.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Books/Magazines
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for books & magazines. See full description
on page 431.

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Product: ORGANIZE! Your CDs & Records
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for CDs, LPs and tapes. See full description
on page 431.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Office
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (05-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $79.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
support, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: OFFIC527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized cataloging system designed specifically for
maintaining an office inventory. Allows you to keep track of
all of your office equipment, furniture, fixtures, software,
and even personal items kept at the office. You can also
include items your business owns, but which you keep and use at
home. Reporting functions give you total cost, current value,
and can list your inventory based on location, item type, or by
any other criteria. Shareware by HomeCraft.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Photographs
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for photographs & slides. See full
description on page 284.

8.6.4 Medical & dental

Product: Appointment Book
Author: Silicon Systems, 817-483-8618
Appointment Book Manager. See full description on page 262.

Product: IDP-EMS
Author: Infinity Data Products, 314-243-8483
Version: 1.5 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, one free upgrade, 800#
phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 325k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Ambulance Services Trip Record & Patient Billing System. Tracks
all pertinent data regarding patient, transportation, services
performed (user defined service codes, descriptions & charges),
as well as allowing for 64k of comments per trip entry. Also
prints invoices and tracks income versus charges. Several
reports can be generated.

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Product: KWIKSTAT
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Statistical Data Analysis. See full description on page 339.

Product: LEANER
Author: MoonStone Software, 602-955-4266
Version: 2.00 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk and EGA monitor
strongly recommended.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support. Discounts on other products.
Look for: LEAN200.ZIP on BBSs (call 602-235-9653 to download it
at no charge); LEAN20.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:GOODHEALTH forum
LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 71021,3617 for assistance);
LEAN200.ZIP on GEnie in IBM PC RTC forum LIBrary 3.
Download size: 350k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps find your ideal weight and formulate a set of easy to
reach goals. Graphs and reviews track your daily and monthly
progress. Calculates aerobic points and calories expended from
45 different exercises. Estimates body fat and Body Mass
Index. Assesses health risks. Discovers your eating style.
And that's just a few of the many features!

Accommadates groups of all sizes. Insures privacy for personal
charts. Incorporates your personal weight loss strategies and
techniques.


Product: ORGANIZE! Professional Books
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for professional books. See full description
on page 270.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Office
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Offive inventoryn system. See full description on page 271.

Product: Tolman Dental Program
Author: Peter T. Smith D.D.S., 516-281-5544
Version: 3.1 (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $599.00
Registration benefits: Set of data files, at least six months or
six hours of phone support.
Look for: TOLMAN#.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); TOLMN*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:DBADVISOR forum LIBrary 8 (multiple files)
(or contact userID 72617,70 for assistance); TOLMAN#.ZIP on

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GEnie in DATABASE forum LIBrary 4 (multiple files) (or contact
userID XMG16757 for assistance).
Download size: 480k (about 36 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
This CompuServe Magazine (DEC 91) pick as a "Current Hit," is
an efficient management program for a mid-size dental office.
Though inexpensive it is NOT incomplete. It will handle
billing, recalls, insurance, referral tracking, a variety of
patient lists, production reports, mail merge and more. With
online help, look-up windows and a User's Manual, the program
is easy to learn. The program was used/improved in the
dentist/author's office for 4 years before release.


8.6.5 Real estate

Product: ACCEL
Author: JSOFT, 612-823-7197
Compares various accelerated payment methods. See full
description on page 296.

Product: Appointment Book
Author: Silicon Systems, 817-483-8618
Appointment Book Manager. See full description on page 262.

Product: COMPLEX [***]
Author: TIESOH
Version: 2.01 (11-14-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, 90 days mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 180k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a menu driven database for record manipulation,
directories sorted 6 ways, balloting (weighted or not by
percentage ownership), calculations for commons charages or
maintenance fees (equally or proportionately), and a budget
format.

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Product: DIMANAGE
Author: DI Management Corporation, 513-831-4122
Version: 2.1 (06-14-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $99.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DIMANA.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 71310,1040
for assistance).
Download size: 256k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A rental property management system designed for speed and ease
of use. Use it to manage as many properties, with as many
units, as your hard disk and your patience will tolerate. The
assumption is that managers want to manage property, not do
accounting. The system was designed to make record keeping as
simple as possible, while giving fast access to the money and
tenant information the property manager and the accountant
need. Sample data provided.


Product: Homebuying and Refinancing
Author: Byers Sofware, 713-859-1905
Analyze homebuying, prepaying, or refinancing. See full
description on page 294.

Product: THE MORTGAGE MISER
Author: Practical Solutions, 206-868-3336
Mortgage loan modeling tool. See full description on page 301.


8.7 File format translators

See also: Utilities, File utilities, File conversion (page 47).

Product: dPerfect Merge
Author: Newdorf Research, 619-942-0688
Converts xBase to Word Perfect secondary file. See full
description on page 48.


8.8 Forms generators

Product: BESTTEST
Author: WiseWare
Full-featured test preparation program. See full description
on page 394.

Product: CHARTS UNLIMITED [***]
Author: Graphware, Inc., 513-424 6733
Flow,org & Gantt charts, forms and floorplans. See full
description on page 409.

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Product: FormGen
Author: FormGen Corp., 416-857-4141
Version: 4.1a (12-19-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, unlimited
technical support, product discounts.
Look for: FORM41A.EXE on BBSs; FORM41.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70446,76 for
assistance).
Download size: 107k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The world's most popular form drawing package. Powerful, yet
easy-to-use package works like a word processor, with many
features specially geared to designing forms. Using the full
screen editor, you can quickly draw lines and boxes. Then print
the form on your Epson, IBM or HP type printer. The printed
results are amazing! Professional quality forms in minutes!


Product: PCForm
Author: CareWare, 916-477-6024
Version: 2.3 (01-25-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PCF23.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 74270,516 for
assistance); PCF23.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID R.CROUCH1 for assistance).
Download size: 143k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Offers an easy means for creating tailored made professional
looking forms, graphs, and line drawings. Features: ease of
use, word processing like entry and editing, new HP LaserJet
and multiple copies printing, comprehensive file management,
auto-tab for easy fill-in, two point line and box drawing,
block editing, multiple pages, pull down menus, mouse support,
configurability, PIF and ICO files, ASCII format for maximum
compatibility and more.


Product: PostCardMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
PostCard & Mail Handling System. See full description on
page 193.

8.8.1 Forms fillers

Product: Badge-O-Magic
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
LaserJet Nametags Using Any dBASE III File. See full
description on page 68.

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Product: FormGen Fill
Author: FormGen Corp., 416-857-4141
Version: 1.5 (12-19-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, unlimited
technical support, product discounts.
Look for: FILL15.EXE on BBSs; FILL15.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70446,76 for
assistance).
Download size: 163k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
From the makers of FormGen, the world's most popular form
drawing system, comes a powerful, yet easy-to-use form filling
system. This companion for FormGen puts data areas on your
forms. The form may then be filled & printed - picture perfect
every time. Features: muti-line fields, calculations, date &
time and much more. Context sensitive help makes it easy to
learn and use. Forms are printed on your Epson, IBM, or HP
printer.


Product: MORFORM
Author: MORSOFT, 512-561-0731
Version: 1.0 (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk, 480k RAM.
Registration fee: $39.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone support, one free
upgrade, 50 additional business and miscellaneous forms.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MORFR*.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 71530,2363 for assistance); MORFORM*.ZIP on GEnie in
IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID
MORSOFT for assistance).
Download size: 500k (about 37 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Save time and money every day with this complete forms
management system. Create customized forms quickly and easily
with automatic box and line drawing. Fill them out with full
data entry capabilities including automatic computations,
multiple choice selections, customized field help, automatic
date and time stamping, incremental numbering, and each form
may be 1 to 30 pages in length. Then print them using all of
the fonts available on your printer for a professional look.


Product: STAFF-MASK
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Custom designed RETRIEVE/EDIT/ADD/DELETE Mask. See full
description on page 181.

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8.8.2 Forms processing

Product: MORFORM
Author: MORSOFT, 512-561-0731
Complete forms management system. See full description on
page 276.

Product: Over_LAZ
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
HP LaserJet overlays and letterheads. See full description on
page 74.

Product: Over_LAZ PS
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
PostScript overlays and letterheads. See full description on
page 76.

Product: WAMPUM
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Menu-Driven dBASE-Compat. DBMS in a 20K TSR. See full
description on page 182.

Product: XPENS
Author: Richard A. Williams, 815-455-6333
Expense Account Reporting Program. See full description on
page 239.

Product: Zephyr
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
FoxPro-Compatible DBMS for Non-Programmers. See full
description on page 183.

8.8.3 Forms collections

Product: FormGen Business Collection [***]
Author: FormGen Corp., 416-857-4141
Version: 1.0 (07-23-90)
Needs: Unknown. FormGen.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Technical support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FORM-B.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70446,76 for
assistance).
Download size: 44k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Contains over 70 common business forms for use with FormGen.
Invoices, purchase orders, time sheets and much more! Nearly
any form you can think of for business can be found in this
collection. You can add your company name, make any changes
you want, and your form is ready.

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Product: FormGen Home Collection [***]
Author: FormGen Corp., 416-857-4141
Version: 1.0 (07-23-90)
Needs: Unknown. FormGen.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Technical support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FORM-H.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70446,76 for
assistance).
Download size: 33k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Contains over 50 useful forms for home an hobby. Everything
from golf and bowling scoresheets to grocery lists and movie
logs can be found in this collection. Use the forms "as is", or
change them to suit your taste.


8.9 Sales aids

Product: CATALOG-ON-A-DISK
Author: EmmaSoft, 607-533-4685
Version: 2.00 (03-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $55.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support.
Look for: CATALG30.ZIP on BBSs (call 607-533-7072 to download it
at no charge); CATALG.ZIP on CompuServe in ZNT:UTILFOR forum
LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 71460,2644 for assistance).
Download size: 195k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Just what you need to distribute your product catalog to
computer-using customers! Your customers will love how easy it
is to find products they want with the press of a few keys. AND
they can order them right in the program: it prints out the
order form, too! Your special message (Company Name, Phone,
Address) appears at the top of the screen and order form.


Product: DAYO PRICE BOOK
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530K RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOBE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYOBE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance);

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DAYOBE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
T.L.JOHNSON for assistance).
Download size: 230k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A system of creating and maintaining specialized pricing for
your customer/clients. Special printouts (Price Books/Catalogs)
may be printed to a standard printer, or to a Hewlett Packard
(tm) Laserjet or compatible. It requires the presence of DAYO
Inventory and DAYO POS (Point of Sale) programs/databases.
Special Price Book methods include Fixed, Margin/Cost Plus, and
List/Retail discounts.


Product: Home Sales System
Author: Grumpyware, 214-340-5231
Avon(tm) Billing & Ordering program. See full description on
page 281.

Product: MakeDemo
Author: WindhamWoods Publishing, 603.893.2667
Presentation program with interactive menuing. See full
description on page 221.


8.10 Marketing

Product: Business Plan Master (IBM)
Author: Grand Universal, 303-756-2175
Professional business plan templates. See full description on
page 257.

Product: Business Plan Master (Mac)
Author: Grand Universal, 303-756-2175
Professional business plan templates. See full description on
page 257.

Product: Multilevel Marketing Simulator
Author: LRV Company, 516-360-9178
Version: 2.00 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Current disk, print manual, Tech support
by Mail, CompuServe, 24 hr. phone. First upgrade free. May
contribute material for possible inclusion in next release.
Look for: MLM$V200.EXE on BBSs; MLM200.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:USEN forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 76615,600 for
assistance).
Download size: 234k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A no holds barred look at MLM. Demonstrates how downlines can
grow to yield a 6 figure income in a hostile, competitive
environment. Users input details of marketing plan, product
acceptance, promotional budgets & strategies. Program projects

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downlines, costs, retail profits, commissions, purchases, cash
status for each individual. Warns of unprofitable situations.

Authorized distribution package explains MLM basics, includes
documentation and examples.


Product: PowerIntsall
Author: W.S. Ataras Engineering, 408-648-3662
Install prog. Multi-disk. Compile to 1 exe. See full
description on page 141.

Product: Sell More Software
Author: Droege Computing Services, Inc., 919-383-9749
Version: 3.0 (12-31-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 3.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $100.00
Registration benefits: User Manual, newsletter, software
support, notice of updates.
Look for: SELLMOR*.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 500k (about 37 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to facilitate the marketing, sales, and administrative
activities involved in selling computer software. Created
specifically for software developers and value-added re-
sellers, the program helps to plan projects, track contact with
prospects and clients, track support, and print custom letters
and forms.


Product: The ShareWare Book
Author: Compass / New England, 603-431 8030
A software entrepreneur's cookbook. See full description on
page 523.


8.11 Work-at-home

See also: Home & hobby (page 425).

Product: Appointment Book
Author: Silicon Systems, 817-483-8618
Appointment Book Manager. See full description on page 262.

Product: Business Plan Master (IBM)
Author: Grand Universal, 303-756-2175
Professional business plan templates. See full description on
page 257.

Product: Business Plan Master (Mac)
Author: Grand Universal, 303-756-2175
Professional business plan templates. See full description on
page 257.

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Product: Home Sales System
Author: Grumpyware, 214-340-5231
Version: 3.2 (02-04-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, CompuServe support.
Look for: SALES.EXE on BBSs (call 214-457-8708 to download it at
no charge); SALES.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:HOME forum LIBrary 3
(or contact userID 72117,3156 for assistance).
Download size: 192k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed for Avon(tm) representatives to automate the customer
billing and product ordering process. Prints bills, order
sheets, customer call lists, customer labels, End of Campaign
reports, and much more.


Product: Label Master
Author: RKS Software, Inc., 703-534-1726
PC Magazine Editors Choice mailing list prog. See full
description on page 190.

Product: Multilevel Marketing Simulator
Author: LRV Company, 516-360-9178
Examines & compares MLMs for income potential. See full
description on page 279.

Product: Quick Shop
Author: Langin Software, 618-532-4899
The Grocery Shopping Assistant. See full description on
page 448.


8.12 Training aids

See also: Programming, Hypertext/hypermedia (page 362);
Education, Computers (page 387).

Product: Crossword Clipper for Windows [***]
Author: PC HELP-LINE, 714-797-3091
Crossword puzzle layout/publishing tool. See full description
on page 160.

Product: Crossword Creator
Author: PC HELP-LINE, 714-797-3091
Multi-lingual crossword puzzle editor. See full description on
page 503.

Product: Popup Help & Data (Ph.D.)
Author: Applied Micro Systems Technology, 405-377-0444
Create cross-refenced pop-up help systems. See full
description on page 363.

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8.12.1 Lecturing programs

See also: Writing applications, Creativity & brainstorming
(page 167).

Product: Lecture [***]
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Version: 1.01 (07-03-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick-reference card,
master disks, 30-day return policy (no questions asked), one
year of phone/fax/CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: LECTR101.ZIP on BBSs; LECTUR.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 74017,1344 for
assistance); LECTR100.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 1 (or
contact userID R.ROSENBERGE for assistance).
Download size: 60k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a much-needed text-based lecturing capability in
Windows. Replaces transparencies and foils! Other
presentation packages focus on graphics and overwhelm users
with complexities and high price tags. This program reads
standard ASCII files and displays text presentations in a
window. Mouse support lets you walk around freely as you "flip
slides."

College teachers, businessmen, Toastmasters, and many others
who give text-based lectures will find this program extremely
useful.


8.13 Business utilities

Product: AFFORD IT???
Author: Garrett Krueger Software Development, 612-776-9942
Monetary calculator (annuities,savings,loans). See full
description on page 309.

Product: DOS-CALC
Author: DOS-CALC
Much more than just another calculator! See full description
on page 97.

Product: EXPRESSGRAPH
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Pie, line, bar charts for business apps. See full description
on page 416.

Product: Hi, Finance!(TM)
Author: Brightridge Solutions, Inc., 615-246-3337
Windows Financial Planning & Calculation Tool. See full
description on page 309.


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Product: Mail Machine
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Print Envelopes and Labels on all LaserJets. See full
description on page 78.

Product: METRIC-X
Author: Orion Development Corporation, 800-992-8170
Version: 2.02 (05-09-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 125k RAM.
Registration fee: $24.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, 51/4" & 31/2" master disks, 1
year of support.
Look for: MX-202.ZIP on BBSs (call 703-425-2505 to download it at
no charge); MX-202.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 71140,2416 for assistance).
Download size: 135k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This Metric-English-Metric Conversion Utility uses drop-down
menus to display/select any of 12 Categories and 179 Units of
Measure. Noted for being very user-friendly and extremely
accurate. This program has been designated as an "ACCEPTED
METRIC CONVERSION TOOL" by the U.S. Interagency Council on
Metric Policy's Metric Operating Committee (ICMP/ MOC) and is
currently the only conversion utility to carry this
distinction. Based upon ANSI/IEEE Std-268-1982.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Home
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Home/office inventory system. See full description on
page 469.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Photographs
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
updates, newsletter support, bonus utilities.
Look for: PHOTO527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized cataloging system designed specifically for
cataloging photographs, negatives and slides. Allows you to
search, cross reference and alphabetize your library in any way
you want. It's 10,000,000 entry capacity per filename means
you have an unlimited capacity. Includes macros to make
entering information quick and easy. User definable reports
allow you to set how printed reports will look. Published by
HomeCraft, the leader in software for cataloging collections.

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Product: Parcel Shipping Program(PSP)(r)
Author: East Hampton Industries, 516-324-2224
Version: 2.4 (02-24-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Epson/IBM dot matrix printer.
Registration fee: $125.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, unlimited support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 400k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Prints UPS approved manifest, COD Tags, and shipping labels. As
you enter shipping transactions PSP looks up the zone from the
ZIP code and calculates shipping charges. Supports all UPS
nd
rates including commercial, residential, 2 and next day, and
International. Keeps an address file for frequently shipped-to
customers and an easily erased file for one-time shipments.
Instructions included to help the UPS rep to get you started.


Product: Personal Time Card
Author: Fischer Grafix & Software
Electronic Time Card. See full description on page 115.

Product: Surefire - Smart Document Proc
Author: Piaf, Inc., 303-786-8222
Smart Document Processor - Word Proc/Database. See full
description on page 167.

Product: VMiX 386
Author: Commercial Software Associates (ComSoft), 714-720-1214
MSDOS MultiTasker MultiUser for 8086 to 486. See full
description on page 80.


8.14 Software tools

8.14.1 For other

Product: Badge-O-Magic
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
LaserJet Nametags Using Any dBASE III File. See full
description on page 68.

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Product: DAYO INDEX
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 500k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited Records, Manual (printed &
disk), Phone Support.
Look for: DAYOXE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYOXE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance);
DAYOXE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
T.L.JOHNSON for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to manage the indexing of the DAYO databases. DAYO
applications all have multiple indexes, and because it is
recommended that they be reindexed at least once daily, DAYO
Index was created to simplify this process.


Product: DAYO PASSWORDS
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 450k RAM; Hard Disk; DAYO
modules.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Security, Manual (printed & disk), Phone
Support.
Look for: DAYOIDE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it
at no charge); DAYIDE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance);
DAYOIDE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID
T.L.JOHNSON for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides DAYO Business Application users with a system of
database security through the use of passwords. Its use is
optional, but recommended in areas where more than one person
has access to the data.


Product: Early Bird
Author: Allan Computer Products, 913-384-5725
Great Full-Featured Reminder/Calendar Program. See full
description on page 101.

Product: EXTENDED BATCH LANGUAGE-PLUS!
Author: Seaware Corp., 407-738-1712
The real Batch Language you wish DOS had. See full description
on page 83.

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Product: The Finishing Touch
Author: ImagiSOFT, Inc., 800-767-1978
Professional Software Installation Program. See full
description on page 369.

Product: FLAGS(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Flatfile Application Generator System. See full description on
page 185.

Product: FoxTails #1(c)
Author: dbF Software Productions, 216-491-4581
Collection of FoxPRO tools - source code. See full description
on page 205.

Product: HyperPAD
Author: Brightbill-Roberts and Company, Ltd., 800-444-3490
The HyperMedia Platform for MS-DOS. See full description on
page 362.

Product: PREP
Author: Southwind Software
Create Run-Time Mult-Choice Tests/Drills. See full description
on page 403.


8.15 Other

Product: DAYO LOOKUP
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 450K RAM; Hard Disk; DAYO
Modules.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Unlimited Records, Manual
(printed & disk), Phone Support, Security.
Look for: DAYOLE.EXE on BBSs (call 407-292-4921 to download it at
no charge); DAYOLE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76367,1401 for assistance).
Download size: 270k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A routine for DAYO users to view data from any DAYO database or
dBase (tm) compatible database (.DBF). No editing is allowed.
This provides a 'safe' tool for users that do not have the need
to make changes to the databases. Has multi-level passwords.

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Product: DAYO SMART REPORTS
Author: TJS LAB, Inc., 407-291-3960
Version: 3.0 (06-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 530k RAM; Hard Disk.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Multiuser, Manual (printed & disk), Phone
Support.
Look for: DAYORE.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call 407-292-4921
to download it at no charge); DAYORE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact userID
76367,1401 for assistance); DAYORE.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum
LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID T.L.JOHNSON for
assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Contains many reports/routines that will help you manage your
purchasing, inventory, invoices, backorders, sales, and your
databases. There are MANY Reports, Lists and Routines included
in Smart Reports, ie: Single Warehouse, Valuation Expanded,
ReOrder, Late PO, Margin (History), Vendor List, Customer List,
Inventory Item List, Expenses List, Warehouse Adjustments, HP
Laser Pull Sheet, Available Inventory, GL Posting Problems,
View Reports On Screen, and MANY more!


Product: KICK
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Motivational/Inspirational Messages. See full description on
page 212.

Product: PCStat
Author: PC Information Systems, 702-342-0376
Easy to use statistical report program. See full description
on page 340.

Product: THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVISER
Author: Ronin Software, 206-391-9521
Version: 6.2 (04-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM, 1.44MB floppy drive
or hard disk (hard disk strongly recommended).
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Master disks, 90-day mail support,
discounts on other products.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 600k (about 45 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Unique expert program puts the tax/legal/business knowledge of
a Harvard lawyer, "Big 6" CPA at your disposal instantly. Very
easy to use! Gives your small business quick, current tax &
legal advice (based on your state law), on all Fed/State taxes,
OSHA, ADA, Envir. Laws and more. Creates detailed, customized
startup checklist for your business, your state, in seconds.

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Wide range of of Q&A "consulting sessions," such as whether to
incorp. or elect Sub S. EZ-to-use income/estate/corp tax
modules.

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Chapter 9
Finances

See also: Spreadsheet applications (page 174); Mathematics
(page 336); Business (page 227).


9.1 Stock trading & analysis

Product: Capital Gainz
Author: DBLinx, 919-469-5196
Investment portfolio manager. See full description on
page 307.

Product: Money Smith
Author: Money Smith Systems
Home and Small Business Accounting System. See full
description on page 232.

Product: PC Chart (CGA/HGC)
Author: Guru Systems Ltd., 604-299-1010
Version: 1.4 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA or Hercules monitor; 512k
RAM. Modem optional.
Registration fee: $99.00
Registration benefits: 30 data files (DOW 30 Industrials), data
conversion utility program (Supports Prodigy and Telescan
2000), high-quality spiral-bound manual.
Look for: PCC14*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); PCC14.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:INVFORUM forum LIBrary 12 (or contact userID
72717,1651 for assistance); PCC14.ZIP on GEnie in INVESTOR'S
forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID G.QUONG for assistance).
Download size: 335k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Bullish on the market? Or bearish? This program will help you
decide! It brings you a comprehensive set of technical
analysis tools to help you decide when to buy and sell stocks
and commodities. Mathematical algorithms help you determine
what action to take. The spreadsheet-like interface permits
easy editing and manual updating of up to 400 price files. For
anyone who prefers automatic updating, Lets you use All-
Quotes, Dial/Data, and GEnie to get price updates via modem.

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Product: PC-CHART (EGA/VGA)
Author: Guru Systems Ltd., 604-299-1010
Version: 1.4 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. EGA monitor, 512k RAM. Modem
optional.
Registration fee: $99.00
Registration benefits: 30 data files (Dow 30 Industrials), data
conversion utility program which supports Prodigy and Telescan
2000, high-quality spiral-bound manual.
Look for: PCC14C*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); PCC14C.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:INVFORUM forum LIBrary 12 (or contact userID
72717,1651 for assistance); PCC14C.ZIP on GEnie in INVESTORS'
forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID G.QUONG for assistance).
Download size: 324k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Bullish on the market? Or Bearish? This program will help you
decide! It brings you a comprehensive set of technical
analysis tools to help you decide when to buy and sell stocks
and commodities. Mathematical algorithms help you determine
what actions to take. The spreadsheet-like interface permits
easy editing and manual updating of up to 400 price files. For
anyone who prefer automatic updating. Lets you use All-Quotes,
Dial/Data, and GEnie to get price updates via modem.


Product: PRO$TOCK
Author: Gateway Software
Version: 2.0 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Prodigy Software, hard drive.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, one free update.
Look for: PROS20.ZIP on BBSs; PROS20.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMCON forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 73567,2755 for
assistance); PROS20.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 6 (or
contact userID P.RABERGEAU2 for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A software package compatible with Prodigy software Features
include: define off-line different lists of more than 1,000
stock quotes (also bonds and mutual funds). Lists of stocks
symbols can be created from scratch, or from Metastock files.
Download daily in unattended mode predefined list of stock
quotes. Browse, print and convert stock quotations
(Spreadsheet, Lotus 1-2-3, Quicken).

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Product: Stable - Technical Graphs
Author: WINTERRA Software Group, 303-470-6323
Version: 1.10 (04-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/fax/
CompuServe support. Special offers.
Look for: STAB110.ZIP on BBSs; STABLE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:INVFORUM forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70244,2371 for
assistance).
Download size: 245k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This latest update contains many of your most requested
features - and is Windows 3.0/3.1 compatible. Written for both
experienced and novice users, Stable is ideal for the technical
trader with existing data for stocks, bonds, funds, and other
financial data. Many popular indicators are provided - along
with features such as DDE, Drag and Drop, popup graph menus,
printing, desktop management, and more! Reads CSI, Technical
Tools, MetaStock, and ASCII formatted data files.


Product: $tokTraX
Author: Stoktrax Systems
Stock portfolio and charting system. See full description on
page 308.

Product: Total Investor for 1-2-3
Author: Hughes Financial Services, 603-598-4676
Version: 2.02 (12-31-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, Lotus 1-2-3
(Version 2.0 or greater) or Quattro Pro.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe support,
and a one-year data file for all DJIA stocks.
Look for: TI123.ARC on BBSs (call 312-280-8565 to download it at
no charge); TI123.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:LOTUS forum LIBrary
2 (or contact userID 76057,2400 for assistance).
Download size: 170k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An integrated portfolio management and technical analysis
template for Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro. The program keeps
track of securities, charts price trends, and makes buy/sell
decisions based on technical indicators. These indicators
include moving averages, relative strength, momentum, RSI, and
many others. Total Investor maintains both current and
historical quotes. Utility products are available from HFS to
link Total Investor to Compuserve, Prodigy, DJN/R, Genie and
Signal.

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Product: Total Investor for Symphony
Author: Hughes Financial Services, 603-598-4676
Version: 2.01 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, modem. Lotus
Symphony (Version 1.1 or greater).
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe support,
and a one-year data file for all DJIA stocks.
Look for: TISYM.ARC on BBSs (call 312-280-8565 to download it at
no charge); TISYM.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:LOTUS forum LIBrary
6 (or contact userID 76057,2400 for assistance).
Download size: 170k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An integrated portfolio management and technical analysis
template for use with Lotus Symphony. The program can be used
to keep track of securities, chart stocks, and make buy/sell
decisions based on technical indicators. These indicators
include moving averages, momentum, relative strength, RSI, and
many others. Total Investor updates both current quotes for
your portfolio and historical quotes for charting and analysis
through Dow Jones News Retrieval.


Product: YieldBook
Author: Compound Solutions
Bond Pricing Calculator. See full description on page 310.


9.2 Personal finances

See also: Business, Business finances (page 228).

Product: AMORTZ
Author: Oregon Software Group, 503-643-0915
Version: 1.30 (06-30-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: One year free upgrading, unlimited
support.
Look for: AMORTZ13.ZIP on BBSs (call 503-297-4070 to download it
at no charge); AMORTZ.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 74040,533 for assistance);
AMORTZ13.ZIP on GEnie in IBM PC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact
userID J.BOWYER2 for assistance).
Download size: 110k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A very "User Friendly" financial loan system designed to be
useful and understandable to everyone - from teens trying to
swing a car loan to CPAs working on million dollar deals. It
can calculate any of the loan variables (Principal, Interest
Rate, Payment Amount or Number of Payments), immediately show
loan totals, and then generate "Payback" schedules (on screen
or hardcopy) by year. Try it on your monthly mortgage payment
to see what a dramatic difference $50 per month can make!

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Product: C.A.R.S.
Author: Cybernetic Software, 708-677-8358
The Complete Automobile Reporting System. See full description
on page 229.

Product: Chris's Automobile Recorder
Author: Cooney Applied Technology
Vehicle Operation & Maint. Logger & Reminder. See full
description on page 460.

Product: FREE & EASY [***]
Author: Free and Easy Software, 613-834-1738
Calculations done in a user defined structure. See full
description on page 176.

Product: Hi, Finance!(TM)
Author: Brightridge Solutions, Inc., 615-246-3337
Windows Financial Planning & Calculation Tool. See full
description on page 309.

Product: HOME BUDGET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM [***]
Author: Brentson Worrell, 813-886-2282
Version: 4.31 (07-04-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/mail support, upgrade
discounts.
Look for: HBMS431.ZIP on BBSs; HBMS43.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 71121,1601 for
assistance); HBMS431.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or
contact userID BLWORRELL for assistance).
Download size: 211k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Find out where your money went (and how much is left) with this
financial record-keeping and reporting system. New features
include a pop-up calculator, "macros", and support for foreign
dates & currency symbols. HBMS has extensive screen & printed
reports, user designable accounts, easy data entry, transaction
editing, automatic entries, fiscal year support, checkbook
printing & reconciliation, and MORE! Sample data is included
for a quick introduction.

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Product: Homebuying and Refinancing
Author: Byers Sofware, 713-859-1905
Version: 2.0 (05-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; HBR.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 73757,1256 for
assistance).
Download size: 132k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Computes easy-to-understand analysis of buying a home (PITI,
points, expenses, after-tax and present value costs) or
prepaying a mortgage. Calculates refinancing results including
monthly payment savings, total present value savings over loan
life, and break-even times for a wide range of interest rates
and points. Rates loan qualifying chances, compares renting
versus buying, saves/recalls data, prints a definable cover
page. Designed for homebuyers and homeowners; great tool for
estate agents.


Product: LOANS & SAVINGS
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
Version: 1.01 (06-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Six months of support, latest version on
disk.
Look for: LO&SA1.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 80k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Figure loans, loan by payment, payoff, savings. Reports total
amount, total interest, total input or output on menu screen or
optionaly to printer. A calculator to assist you with your
figures and help screens.
* Plan your savings strategy.
* Know before you buy what the real cost is.
* Know how much will you save if you payoff now.
* Find out what you afford to buy.


Product: MS Financial Calculator
Author: Money Smith Systems
Money Smith's Financial Calculator. See full description on
page 229.

Product: PC-DEAL
Author: KINDRED SPIRITS
Double Entry Ledger Accounting System. See full description on
page 234.

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Product: Peronal Record Keeper
Author: Professional Automated Systems, 609-448-9299
Storage of personal and family information. See full
description on page 469.

Product: TAX91
Author: F. Roland Bjorklund, 301-645-6819
Version: 1.0 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Epson FX/LQ,IBM Proprinter,or
HP LaserJet.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: State program for 10 or more states.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Editor's note: The author claims to release yearly updates for
this software around December/January.
Description:
Allows tax preparers and individuals to prepare Federal Form
1040 U.S. Individual Tax Returns including more than 34
supporting schedules and forms. An IRS approved signature 1040
for EPSON FX/LQ,IBM Proprinter,or HP Laserjet. State programs
for registered uses. Pulldown menus, mouse support, and
context help. A natural method of entering and reviewing tax
data including scrolling forms, and single button switching
between forms. Popup Calculator. Fees schedule. Front page.


Product: Total Investor for 1-2-3
Author: Hughes Financial Services, 603-598-4676
Portfolio Manager/Technical Analysis Template. See full
description on page 291.

Product: Total Investor for Symphony
Author: Hughes Financial Services, 603-598-4676
Portfolio Manager/Technical Analysis Template. See full
description on page 291.

9.2.1 Finances & budgets

Product: ACCEL
Author: JSOFT, 612-823-7197
Version: 1.0 (11-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. VGA monitor.
Registration fee: $14.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone year
of phone/BBS support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 30k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A menu driven program that provides comparisons 4 different
ways of accelerating payments on a mortgage: paying a fixed
amount extra per month, paying the next month(s)'principal with

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no maximum extra, paying the next month(s)' principal with a
maximum extra and paying bi-weekly. It has 5 different menu
options, 3 of which evaluate accelerated mortgage options, an
option to view the program documentation or print it and an
option to return to DOS


Product: Cash Control
Author: Adrian-Thomas Developments, Inc., 613-837-0684
Version: 1.21S (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 320k RAM.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: EGA/VGA Color Graphics, Popup Calculator/
Calendar, Free technical support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CASHC.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 73770,1673 for
assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Manage your Checking, Savings or Charge Accounts the Fast and
Easy way. Enter your transactions in pop up windows while
viewing your Checkbook Register. Recall your frequently used
transactions. Be reminded when payments and deposits are due,
with optional advanced notification. Search for transactions
forwards or backwards. Split transactions. Transfer funds
between accounts. Balance your accounts. Generate reports. View
bar and pie charts. Batch printing of checks on matrix or
laser printers.


Product: CheckBook Plus
Author: Beshears Software Associates, 205-442-6630
Version: 5.0 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. High-density floppy drive or
hard disk.
Registration fee: $34.75
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year of
free updates, phone/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 347k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Full-featured, check book based, cash management and budgeting
system. Customized Cash Flow and Income Statement reports can
be printed or viewed. Prints checks, Register with selectable
date range, and bank reconciliation. Frequently used
transactions can be memorized and recalled. Fast and easy
account reconciliation. Pull-down menus, text windows, and
context sensitive help make it easy to learn and use. Includes
pop-up calendar, desktop and financial calculators, and full
mouse support.

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Product: CheckMate Plus
Author: Custom Technologies, 904-871-5479
Checkbook-based Accounting. See full description on page 230.

Product: "Cheque-It-Out"
Author: Hooper International, Inc., 719-528-8989
Version: 1.1C (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: FREE unlimited technical support, latest
version of the program, printed/bound manual, graphics, pop-up
calculator, import/export, mouse support, account
reconciliation module, automated year-end closing and financial
utilities module.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CIO.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 75300,562 for
assistance).
Download size: 235k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)

Description:
A menu-driven, double-entry, personal accounting system
combining powerful bookkeeping methods with an easy-to-use,
full-featured design. Some features include passwords, pop-up
windows, context sensitive help, full range of accountant-ready
reports and pre/post dated transactions. Supports any checks
and any printers. Tracks income, expenses, assets,
liabilities, budgets and net worth. Works under Windows. Manage
your money like a financial whiz!


Product: EASY BANKING
Author: The Durol Company, 604-524-1765
Version: 1.2 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better. 384k RAM.
Registration fee: $28.50
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 600k (about 45 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Simple to use yet sophisticated menu driven system for managing
business or personal banking information. Pop up windows on
screen help, bottom line prompts and a manual on disk for easy
use. Track checks, withdrawals, deposits and automatic monthly
payments or deposits. With up to 98 expense categories and up
to 98 accounts it can generate several hundred statements and
reports. Pop up calendar and calculator. Many maintenance and
configuration options.


Product: EliteCheck
Author: Taewoong Jeon
Extremely easy checkbook/budget management. See full
description on page 306.

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Product: FPLAN-Captital Needs Planner
Author: First Financial Software, 407-352-2529
Version: 3.0 (04-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
st
Registration benefits: Free 800 Phone Support, Free 1 Upgrade,
50% off other Upgrades, 20% off other FPLAN progs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 323k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A total capital needs (life insurance) planner designed for
easy use. Included are automatic demonstrations for each of the
functions to familiarize you with the program. All of your
data, from a comprehensive questionnaire, can be entered into
the program to determine the status of your desired capital
needs situation and printed out. Great for helping you achieve
the optimum situation for support of dependents in case of
premature death.


Product: FPLAN-Education Funding Planner
Author: First Financial Software, 407-352-2529
Version: 3.0 (04-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
st
Registration benefits: Free 800 Phone Support, Free 1 Upgrade.
50% off other Upgrades, 20% off other FPLAN Progs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 335k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A total college funding planner designed for easy use. Included
are automatic demonstrations for each of the functions to
familiarize you with the program. All of your data from a
comprehensive questionnaire, can be entered into the program to
determine the status of your desired college funding situation
and printed out. Great for helping you achieve your college
funding goals.

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Product: FPLAN-Income Protection Planner
Author: First Financial Software, 407-352-2529
Version: 3.0 (04-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
st
Registration benefits: Free 800 Phone Support, Free 1 Upgrade,
50% off other Upgrades, 20% off other FPLAN progs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 296k (about 22 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A total income protection (disability) planner designed for
easy use. Included are automatic demonstrations for each of the
functions to familiarize you with the program. All of your
data, from a comprehensive questionnaire, can be entered into
the program to determine the status of your desired income
protection status, if disabled and printed out. Great for
helping you achieve the optimum financial situation for income
protection.


Product: FPLAN-Personal Financial Plnr
Author: First Financial Software, 407-352-2529
Version: 3.0 (04-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
st
Registration benefits: Free 800 Phone Support, Free 1 Upgrade,
50% off other upgrades, 20% off other FPLAN Progs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 660k (about 49 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A total financial analysis planner designed for easy use. All
of your data, from a comprehensive questionnaire, can be
entered into the program to determine the status of your
personal financial situationconcerning: Budgeting (Income &
Expenses), Balance Sheet (Assets & Liabilities), and Net Worth.
Economic Assumptions (Inv Rates, Inflation & Taxes). College
Funding Requirements, Retirement, Captial Needs & Income
Protection Analysis included. Great for helping achieve
financial planning goals.

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Product: FPLAN-Retirement Planner
Author: First Financial Software, 407-352-2529
Version: 3.0 (04-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
st
Registration benefits: Free 800 Phone Support, Free 1 Upgrade,
50% off other Upgrades, 20% off other FPLAN Progs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 335k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A total retirement planner designed for easy use. Included are
automatic demonstrations for each of the functions to
familiarize you with the program. All of your data, from a
comprehensive questionnaire, can be entered into the program to
determine the status of your desired retirement situation and
printed out. Great for helping you achieve your retirement
goals.


Product: Loan Amortization
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Version: 1.0 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Registration, newsletter.
Look for: LOAN.EXE on BBSs; LOAN.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70721,3145 for assistance).
Download size: 80k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Calculates payment for any amortized loan, paid by week, month,
year or other periods. Calculates and prints a full
amortization table. Also produces a loan comparison table by
interest rate and payoff period.


Product: Money Smith
Author: Money Smith Systems
Home and Small Business Accounting System. See full
description on page 232.

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Product: THE MORTGAGE MISER
Author: Practical Solutions, 206-868-3336
Version: 1.3 (01-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. IBM compatible printer. Hard
disk recommended.
Registration fee: $39.95
Registration benefits: Latest version, 90 days free support,
notification of new upgrades and programs as released.
Look for: MISER.ZIP on BBSs (call 800-659-8750 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 92k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A powerful planning tool designed to assist people in
developing their own loan strategies. You can quickly and
easily build, save and revise models to make your own
comparisons on new loans, refinance and acceleration options.
Solve for unknown interest rate, term, payment or principal
amount. Use the "What If" variables to discover the dynamic
effects of prepayments to principal in terms of interest
savings. Provides the answers homeowners really need.


Product: My Little Realm
Author: My Little Realm
Version: 1.0 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 512k RAM, hard disk, CGA
monitor.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe/mail support;
newsletter.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 2000k (about 149 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
This menu-driven system lets you balance your checkbook;
monitor charge card expenditures; query those files; track and
total savings accounts; create name/address/phone database to
print labels, address envelopes, look up phone numbers, find
services (like Yellow Pages); make personal library for books,
compact disks, video tapes, etc.; create "memory" records to
help locate important documents like wills, Savings Bonds,
passports, anything; backup and retrieve your files; and more!


Product: PC-GL General Ledger
Author: Medlin Accounting Shareware, 707-255-4475
General Ledger. See full description on page 235.

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Product: PCBUDGET
Author: ProLogic Software, 513-677-1754
Version: 2.5 (03-24-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, next version free,
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PCBDGT.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 76340,2626 for
assistance).
Download size: 339k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A simple and organized budgeting tool which can be used as a
simple checkbook manager or as a detailed record keeping and
tracking home accounting system. You can keep track of your
checking accounts, bank accounts, assets, expenses, incomes,
credit cards, loans, and bills. Can estimate your income
taxes, remind you of upcoming payments, print your checks, and
display a variety of reports. Completely menu driven with
mouse support and on-line help.


Product: Point & Shoot Home Manager
Author: Applied Micro Systems Technology, 405-377-0444
Version: 2.0 (09-01-88)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 320k RAM.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PASH20.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 71121,1404 for
assistance).
Download size: 120k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A collection of dedicated databases for complete home budgeting
and accounting, tracking of home maintenance, home inventory
and important record tracking, name and address tracking, and
vehicle maintenance recordkeeping. A full-featured financial
calculation system is included. This is not simply a home
budgeting or checkbook program like so many others, this is a
comprehensive home management system.

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Product: Savings Account Management Prg.
Author: M. P. Data, 615-349-7744
Version: 1.0 (06-22-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, current version, reduced
price on future upgrades, notification of upgrades and other
M.P.Data software.
Look for: SAVINGS*.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Maintains records for a savings account. Transactions include
deposits, withdrawals, auto-teller deposits and withdrawals,
interest, and service charges. Current balance is readily
displayed. Numerous reports, including several ways to list
transactions, expenditure summary in table form, and account
summary report.


Product: WinCheck
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Version: 3.0A (03-15-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. Mouse strongly
recommended.
Registration fee: $69.99
Registration benefits: Printed Manual, tech support, 90-day
money back gaurantee.
Look for: WCK30A.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-935-5198 to download it at
no charge); WCK30A.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:WINAPA forum
LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 73260,2535 for assistance).
Download size: 350k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A new generation checkbook management program for the home and
small business market. It has stunning visuals and 3-D
effects. Transactions such as check writing, saving account
transactions, deposits, interest accrued, cash machine advances
and much more are all included. Designed to manage any number
of accounts. Data can be exported to Excel, 123, or dBase. It
can print checks and reports. Former Quicken users can easily
update to WinCheck with our new conversion program.

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9.2.2 Checkbook managers

Product: Checkbook Management Program
Author: M. P. Data, 615-349-7744
Version: 5.03 (05-07-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, current version, reduced
price on future upgrades, notification of upgrades and other
M.P.Data software.
Look for: CHECKS*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 400k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Eases checkbook maintenance. Transactions include checks,
deposits, auto-teller deposits and withdrawals, interest, and
bank and service charges. Current balance displayed often.

Prints checks on any printer and any check form. Numerous
reports, including several ways to list transactions,
expenditure and income summaries in a table form, and account
summary report.


Product: CheckBook Plus
Author: Beshears Software Associates, 205-442-6630
Full-featured check book based cash mgmt sys. See full
description on page 296.

Product: CheckMate Plus
Author: Custom Technologies, 904-871-5479
Checkbook-based Accounting. See full description on page 230.

Product: DJ-CHECK
Author: JMJ Software, 704-525-1472
Print checks on DeskJet printers. See full description on
page 65.

Product: EASY BANKING
Author: The Durol Company, 604-524-1765
Business or Personal Banking Information Mgr. See full
description on page 297.

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Product: EliteCheck
Author: Taewoong Jeon
Version: 1.1a (10-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, a free upgrade, upgrade
notices, 90-day technical support, 30-day return policy no
questions asked.
Look for: ECS11A.EXE on BBSs; ECS11A.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 73737,1576 for
assistance).
Download size: 210k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A checkbook/budget manager for home/small business use.
Spreadsheet-style Register. Extremely easy to use, yet
powerful.
v/ edits directly in the check register
v/ add, delete, change, clear, void & unvoid transactions
v/ reconciliation
v/ print income/budget statement
v/ pull-down menu
v/ context-sensitive help
v/ up to 30 accounts, 32,767 transactions per account
v/ 4 separate category sets, up to 100 categories for each
v/ up to 100 recurrent payees


Product: EXPRESSCHECK
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Version: 4.04 (03-31-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 320k RAM.
Registration fee: $34.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year of
phone/fax/mail support, product discounts.
Look for: CHECK4.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-788-4008 to download it at
no charge); CHECK4.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 75226,2020 for assistance).
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Easy-to-use checkbook manager from the creators of File
Express. Screens resemble actual Checks, Deposit slips and
Automated Teller Machine panels. Split transactions up to 5
ways with over 200 budget codes per account. Up to 90
accounts. Reports can be printed to show totals, monthly
totals, average monthly budget code totals and more. Combined
accounts for more detailed reports. Print checks on any check
format. Bill Reminder System, Reconciliation, Activity Log.


Product: FASTFILE
Author: Interactive Mini Systems, Inc., 509-783-3829
Laptop database for business, school, home. See full
description on page 185.

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Product: QPACS
Author: Richard A. Williams, 815-455-6333
Version: 3.2 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $22.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, plus one free upgrade.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; QPAC32.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 72317,2073 for
assistance); QPACS.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or
contact userID R.WILLIAMS5 for assistance).
Download size: 85k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to provide financial management functions for
individuals and families. The following functions are
provided: checkbook entries for up to nine bank accounts;
check printing with a recurring check file; check registers;
budget entry and actual-to-budget reports; ability to record
and track assets, liabilities, and investments; net worth
calculation and printout; index card file and a household
inventory file.


Product: WinCheck
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Personal Finance Manager for WIndows 3.0. See full description
on page 303.


9.3 File format translators

See also: Utilities, File utilities, File conversion (page 47).

Product: $tokTraX
Author: Stoktrax Systems
Stock portfolio and charting system. See full description on
page 308.

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9.4 Portfolio management

Product: Capital Gainz
Author: DBLinx, 919-469-5196
Version: 3.0 (02-24-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, free upgrade, phone/BBS
support, bonus utilities.
Look for: CPGNZ*.ZIP on BBSs (call 919-469-3972 to download it at
no charge); CPGNZ*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:INVFOR forum
LIBrary 9 (multiple files) (or contact userID 70431,132 for
assistance).
Download size: 680k (about 51 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A portfolio manager for both small investors and professional
investment managers. Ideal for a 'dollar-cost averaging'
strategy. Record purchases, sales, dividends, capital gains;
calculate gain/loss and total return; view or print information
for one or more securities and over a range of dates; reinvest
dividends; record splits; execute sales of multiple purchases
using FIFO, LIFO, max gain/loss, specific ID, avg cost; tax
forms; 300+ page manual. Graphics will be added in next update.


Product: Money Smith
Author: Money Smith Systems
Home and Small Business Accounting System. See full
description on page 232.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Art Collection
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for all types of art. See full description
on page 430.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Wine (Cellar)
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Software for organizing wine. See full description on
page 436.

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Product: $tokTraX
Author: Stoktrax Systems
Version: 4.05 (02-24-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. Hard disk; CGA or AT&T
graphics.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Registration code, six months support,
guarantee.
Look for: STX405.ZIP on BBSs; STX405.ZIP on CompuServe in
INV:STOCKS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 71465,1741 for
assistance); STX405.ZIP on GEnie in INVESTORS forum LIBrary 4
(or contact userID RAYMOND for assistance).
Download size: 596k (about 44 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Complete stock investment program that provides all the
features that most investors will ever need: manage up to 200
portfolios, with summary and detailed reports; excellent
graphics can chart over 8 years of daily data; database of
8000+ names & symbols; statistical data analysis; two broker
commission estimators; conversion utility translates data
captured from CompuServe, GEnie, Prodigy, and others; extensive
mouse support; much more! Users in over 40 U.S. and 6 foreign
states.


9.5 Finance utilities

Product: AFFORD IT???
Author: Garrett Krueger Software Development, 612-776-9942
Version: 3.02 (08-22-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $22.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/mail support.
Look for: AFFORD.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-856-2087 to download it at
no charge).
Download size: 256k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A super calculation system which you MUST have if you SAVE
money. Determines future values on annuities and fixed
principles. It will track your loans and calculate loan
payment amounts using standard amortization and/or fixed
principle reductions. The Rule of 78's is used to find the
payoff amount on a loan. If you are living from your savings
account, it will tell how long money will last and how much can
be withdrawn. Includes on-screen "pocket" calculator usable
with DOS too.


Product: FREE & EASY [***]
Author: Free and Easy Software, 613-834-1738
Calculations done in a user defined structure. See full
description on page 176.

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Product: Hi, Finance!(TM)
Author: Brightridge Solutions, Inc., 615-246-3337
Version: 2.0 (06-15-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. Strongly
recommended: 80386 with 4MB RAM, Windows 3.1, mouse.
Registration fee: $59.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year of
800 number/CompuServe/FAX support.
Look for: HIFI200*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); HIFI2*.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 11 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 74676,235 for assistance).
Download size: 700k (about 52 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Powerful financial calculation & planning tool. Easy-to-use,
customizable.
v/ Multifunction Financial Calculator
v/ Loan Calculation & Amortization
v/ Investment Analysis (IRR, NPV, charts)
v/ Random Number Generator
v/ Personal Financial Planner
v/ Business Utilities:
* Markup
* Gross Profit Margin
* Sales Tax
* Breakeven Analysis
* Economic Order Quantity
Automatic charting, context-sensitive help, file export


Product: YieldBook
Author: Compound Solutions
Version: 1.2 (02-17-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Three months mail support; bonus
utilities.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; YB.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:INVFORUM forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 76636,2052 for
assistance).
Download size: 30k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Calculates prices and yields on corporate, muncipal and US
Government bonds to either the call date or maturity in
accordance with security industry standards.

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9.6 Other

Product: AMORTIZATION TABLE
Author: H&P Software, 719-561-0810
Version: 3.52 (04-26-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Lates version with printed manual.
Look for: AMRTABLE on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A 360 day year loan amortization program that calculates and
prints amortization schedules for loans up to $999,999,999.00.
Does schedules for 1, 2, 4, 12, 24, 26 or 52 payments per year.
Prints either full or end-year-total-only schedules. Creates
regular, interest-only, and discounted loan schedules with
simple APR (equal payment date interval) calculation.
Additional 'Principal-Only' payments may be added. Supports
dot matrix or laser printers.


Product: AS-EASY-AS
Author: TRIUS, Inc., 508-794-9377
Extraordinary Spreadsheet. See full description on page 175.

Product: Charge Account Management Prog.
Author: M. P. Data, 615-349-7744
Version: 1.11 (11-08-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, current version, reduced
price on future upgrades, notification of upgrades and other
M.P.Data software.
Look for: CHARGE*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps you keep a handle on your credit cards. Up to 50 charge
accounts may be managed by this program. Transactions include
charges, payments, interest, and credits.

Numerous reports can be limited to a single account or all
accounts and include several ways to list transactions, an
expenditure summary table (by month and budget category), and
an account summary listing giving the bottom line for each
account.

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Product: PAYMENT BOOK WRITER
Author: H&P Software, 719-561-0810
Version: 2.0 (04-13-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $19.95
Registration benefits: Latest version with printed manual.
Look for: PMTBOOK on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 86k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Prints payment coupon books for either the loan company, or
personal lender. The books can be printed on either 8-1/2 x 11
inch paper then cut on a trimming board, or on 8-1/2 x 3-1/2
perfed paper. Prints your letterhead, increments date, and
prints final payment amount along with a small disclaimer/
disclosure statement on each page. When finished, simply tear
off the right tractor margins, leave the left margins on, then
staple the left margins along with a cover of your choice.

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Chapter 10
Engineering

See also: Graphics, CAD/CAM applications (page 414).


10.1 Civil engineering

Product: DICOGO
Author: DI Management Corporation, 513-831-4122
Version: 3.0 (09-30-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $199.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DICOG3.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:AUTODESK forum LIBrary 13 (or contact userID 71310,1040
for assistance).
Download size: 112k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Coordinate geometry program for use with CAD systems or on a
stand-alone basis. Can be run from ACAD, and will create a DXF
file to import into a drawing. Features include batch command
input, command line editing, automatic recording of keyboard
commands into a command file, and cross-referenced help. Will
annotate lines arcs, and areas. A demonstration batch file is
included. Lisp utils included to create command or point files
from a drawing.


Product: PC-STRAN(tm)
Author: Joe Murphy, 608-274-1946
1-,2-,or 3-dimensional STRuctural ANalysis. See full
description on page 333.

Product: PCBRIDGE(tm)
Author: Joe Murphy, 608-274-1946
continuous beam structural analysis (bridges). See full
description on page 334.


10.2 Electrical engineering

Product: Easy Project
Author: Parcell Software, 708-232-6328
Project Management Software. See full description on page 258.

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Product: ELECTRON
Author: H&P Software, 719-561-0810
Version: 2.5 (04-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Latest program version. No documentation
provided due to the type of program.
Look for: ELECTRON on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 166k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
555 timer design / resistive attenuator design / ammeter &
voltmeter design / dB gain or loss / DC Ohms law / parallel
resistor calcs / resistor color coding / constant voltage loud
speaker design / characteristic impedance of coax / fractional
HP motor graphics / 3-phase transformer graphics / calculate
inductance or # of turns for coils / true power calculations /
find required pump HP / wire size tables / maximum wires in
conduit / motor current tables / RPM vs frequence / resonant
frequency.


Product: PC-ECAP
Author: Circuit Systems, 609-875-5433
Version: 2.01 (02-03-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 384k RAM. IBM, Epson, or HP
LaserJet printer.
Registration fee: $79.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, mail/phone
support.
Look for: PC-ECAP2.ZIP on BBSs (call 609-582-4753 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 145k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This easy to use AC circuit analysis program will calculate
magnitude, phase, group delay, impedance, VSWR, and return loss
for your circuits. Completely menu driven. Can analyze
circuits with up to 40 nodes. Built in full screen editor with
"Help". Full screen file selector. Plots high res graphs on-
screen or on IBM/Epson 9 or 24 pin or HP LaserJet printers.
Supports all video adapters. Even makes bipolar transistor
models. Will utilize a math coprocessor if available.

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10.3 Industrial engineering

Product: ALPS
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 30k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is the entry menu into the Industrial Engineers Tool Box.
It acts as program or process controller for the 20 programs
within the tool box & alerts the operator when a module called
for is not on the hard disk. This program is the only one in
the I E Tool Box that has a registration reminder screen. To
properly evaluate the I E Tool Box, all 20 programs are
required.


Product: ALPS(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support.
Look for: ALPPC1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 30k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is the entry menu into the Personal Consultant. It acts
as program or process controller for the 18 programs within the
system & alerts the operator when a module called for is not on
the hard disk. This program is the only one in the Personal
Consultant that has a registration reminder screen. To
properly evaluate the Personal Consultant, all 18 programs are
required.

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Product: Architectural Engineering
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX, PC-KEY DRAW.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 34k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is an adjunct to the Facilities Management Section of the
Industrial Engineers Tool Box. It is the initializer for PC-
KEY DRAW, where an ALPS custom library of architectural symbols
can be used for facility drawings from layout planning to
repair & alteration development. Here also, work station unit
modules can be made & stored to simplify drawing detailed
layouts, or operation requirements. Proper evaluation of the I
E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: CNC-Transedit
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
A CNC Transfer/File manager/Editor/Math prog. See full
description on page 333.

Product: Complement & Schedules
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
Tool Box.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 87k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows development of a data base of complement information
most often needed by managers to manage the operation. This
data base can report on seniorities for bidding purposes. It
can also be used for developing weekly work schedules, showing
variations to the normal schedule for vacation, sickness, etc.,
plus other than fulltime regulars. Proper evaluation of the IE
Tool Box requires all 20 programs.

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Product: Complement & Schedules(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, the
Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 87k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows development of a data base of complement information
most often needed by managers to manage the operation. This
data base can report on seniorities for bidding purposes. It
can also be used for developing weekly work schedules, showing
variations to the normal schedule for vacation, sickness, etc.,
plus other than full time regulars. Proper evaluation of the
Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.


Product: Custodial Requirements
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 84k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module within the Facilities Management section of
the Industrial Engineers Tool Box. It develops workhour
requirements by operation. It can be used to develop employee
work assignments when used with a detailed CAD layout drawing,
showing blocked out assignments coded with cleaning needs &
freqs.. Also builds fringe benefits into workhours to allow
development of overall staffing requirements. Proper
evaluation of the I E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.

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Product: Custodial Requirements(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 84k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module within the Facilities Management Section of
the Personal Consultant. It develops workhour requirements by
operation. It can be used to develop employee work assignments
when used with a detailed CAD layout drawing, showing blocked
out assignments coded with cleaning needs & frequencies. Also
builds fringe benefits into workhours to allow development of
overall staffing requirements. Proper evaluation of the
Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.


Product: Decision Analysis
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 80k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows alternative analysis in all areas of the Industrial
Engineers Tool Box. It develops discounted differential cash
flows, showing benefit/cost ratios, & ROI or IRR can be
developed. Building salvage values (w/decay & obsolescence)
can be developed. Amortization tables (incl. accelerated pay-
off strategies), & straight line or sum of the years
depreciation tables can be developed. Proper evaluation of the
I E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.

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Product: Decision Analysis(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, the
Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phon/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP] forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 80k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows alternative analysis in all areas of the Personal
Consultant. It develops discounted differential cash flows,
showing benefit/cost ratios, & ROI or IRR can be developed.
Building salvage values (w/decay & obsolescence) can be
developed. Amortization tables (incl. accelerated pay-off
strategies), & straight line or sum of the years depreciation
tables can be developed. Proper evaluation of the Personal
Consultant requires all 18 programs.


Product: Easy Project
Author: Parcell Software, 708-232-6328
Project Management Software. See full description on page 258.

Product: EE
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX, PC-KEY DRAW.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS3.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS3.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Included in the Industrial Engineers Tool Box as a library
initializer & instruction for a customized electronics library
of symbols created by ALPS Software in PC-KEY DRAW. Schematic
diagrams can be generated. Proper evaluation of the Industrial
Engineers Tool Box requires all 20 programs.

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Product: Flow Process
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX, PC-KEY DRAW.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 46k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A module within the Work Measurement Section of the Industrial
Engineers Tool Box. It develops tables to track material
through operations used for one component, then initializes PC-
KEY DRAW to use an ALPS Software customized process chart
symbol library to draw a flow process chart. Proper evaluation
of the I E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Flow Process(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 46k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A module within the Work Measurement Section of the Personal
Consultant. It develops tables to track material through
operations used for one component, then initializes Draft
Choice to use an ALPS Software customized process chart symbol
library to draw a flow process chart. Proper evaluation of the
Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.

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Product: Furniture & Equipment Survey
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 63k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module within the FMS section of the Industrial
Engineers Tool Box. It catalogs furniture & equipment by
operation, and allows assignment of work station units to each
operation. This data is useful also in developing operation
requirements, equipment needs and costs by operation &/ or
floor. The Work Station Unit by operation data is useful in
developing standardized detail drawings in a CAD system. Proper
evaluation of the I E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Furniture, Equipment Survey(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 63k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module within the FMS section of the Personal
Consultant. It catalogs furniture & equipment by operation &
allows assignment of work station units to each operation. This
data is useful also in developing operation requirements,
equipment needs and costs by operation &/or floor. The Work
Station Unit by operation data is useful in developing
standardized detail drawings in a CAD system. Proper evaluation
of the Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.

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Product: Graphical Representation
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 47k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module within the Facilities Management Section of
the Industrial Engineers Tool Box. It allows visualization of
data developed in Layout Planning, Furniture & Equipment Survey
& Overhead Cost programs. Scaled output is in calibration
charts, space utilization, square foot cost/operation,
equipment cost/operation & more. Proper evaluation of the I E
Tool Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Graphical Representation(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, the
Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 47k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module within the Facilities Management Section of
the Personal Consultant. It allows visualization of data
developed in Layout Planning, Furniture & Equipment Survey &
Overhead Cost programs. Scaled output is in calibration
charts, space utilization, square foot cost/opera- tion,
equipment cost/operation & more. Proper evaluation of the
Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.

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Product: Layout Planning
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 65k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module of the FMS of the Industrial Engineers Tool
Box. It aids in efficient & optimum use of space, reducing
operating costs through reduced walking time, improved ability
to supervise, improved communications between operations &
improved ability to share manpower & equipment. It can identify
needs for space &/or furniture & equipment, when used with
Furniture & Equipment Survey. Proper evaluation of the I E
Tool Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Layout Planning(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits:
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 65k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module of the FMS of the Personal Consultant. It
aids in efficient & optimum use of space, reducing operating
costs through reduced walking time, improved ability to
supervise, improved communications between operations &
improved ability to share manpower & equipment. It can identify
needs for space &/or furniture & equipment, when used with
Furniture & Equipment Survey. Proper evaluation of the
Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.

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Product: Man/machine Process
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX, PC-KEY DRAW.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 48k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module in the Work Measurement Section of the
Industrial Engineers Tool Box. It develops tables to track man
& machine utilization & downtimes, then initializes PC-KEY DRAW
to use an ALPS Software custom process chart library to draw a
man/machine process chart. Proper evaluation of the I E Tool
Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Man/Machine Process(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 48k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module in the Work Measurement Section of the
Personal Consultant. It develops tables to track man & machine
utilization & down times, then initializes Draft Choice to use
an ALPS Software custom process chart library to draw a man/
machine process chart. Proper evaluation of the Personal
Consultant requires all 18 programs.

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Product: Methods Time Measurement
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 68k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A module in the Work Measurement Section of the Industrial
Engineers Tool Box. It should only be used by a certified
analyst, and as such, does not include the TMU chart supplied
by the MTM Association. It does all the grunt work after the
analyst fills in the frequencies, TMU's, & motion descriptions.
It takes the data developed in element or methods analysis into
summary form. Proper evaluation of the I E Tool Box requires
all 20 programs.


Product: Methods Time Merasurement(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 68k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module in the Work Measurement Section of the
Personal Consultant. It should only be used by a certified
analyst, and as such, does not include the TMU chart supplied
by the MTM Association. It does all the grunt work after the
analyst fills in the frequencies, TMU's & motion descriptions.
It takes the data developed in element or methods analysis into
summary form. Proper evaluation of the Personal Consultant
requires all 18 programs.

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Product: Operation Process
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX, PC-KEY DRAW.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 46k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module of the Work Measurement Section of the
Industrial Engineers Tool Box. It collects data for an
operation process chart, showing the overall actions of
producing a product through operations with materials used.
Then it initializes PC-KEY DRAW to use an ALPS Software custom
process chart library to draw an operation process chart.
Proper evaluation of the I E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Operation Process(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 46k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module of the Work Measurement Section of the
Personal Consultant. It collects data for an operation process
chart, showing the overall actions of producing a product
through operations with materials used. Then it initializes
Draft Choice to use an ALPS Software custom process chart
symbols library to draw an operation process chart. Proper
evaluation of the Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.

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Product: Operator Process
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX, PC-KEY DRAW.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or

contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 48k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module in the Work Measurement Section of the
Industrial Engineers Tool Box. It collects data to show right
& left hand motions used in performing a task (does not use
Therbligs), then it initializes PC-KEY DRAW to use an ALPS
Software custom process symbol library to draw an operator
chart (which can also be used as task description on the job).
Proper evaluation of the I E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Operator Process(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail

support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 48k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module in the Work Measurement Section of the
Personal Consultant. It collects data to show right & left
hand motions used in performing a task (does not use
Therbligs), then it initializes Draft Choice to use an ALPS
Software custom process symbol library to draw an operator
chart (which can also be used as a task description on the
job). Proper evaluation of the Personal Consultant requires
all 18 programs.

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Product: Overhead Cost
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 57k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module within the Facilities Management Section of
the Industrial Engineers Tool Box. It pulls data developed in
FES & CLN into overhead cost data by operation. It also allows
data for utilities, facility cost, taxes, insurance, etc. to be
prorated by operation. It doesn't attempt to develop data
accurate to the penny, but rather develops trends to point out
possible areas of concern in overhead cost management. Proper
of the I E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Overhead Cost(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, the
Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 57k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a module within the Facilities Management Section of
the Personal Consultant. It pulls data developed in FES & CLN
into overhead cost data by operation. It also allows data for
utilities, facility cost, taxes, insurance, etc. to be prorated
by operation. It doesn't attempt to develop data accurate to
the penny, but rather develops trends to point out possible
areas of concern in overhead cost management. Proper
evaluation of the Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.

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Product: Space Relationship
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS3.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS3.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 43k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is the final module in the Facilities Management Section
of the Industrial Engineers Tool Box. It puts combined flow &
sevice affinities from Layout Planning in rank order in a table
to be used for CAD drawings of block layouts. It also provides
the length of the side of a square of the operation square
footage, as a starting place for the analyst to run from a
square to shape of best fit. Proper evaluation of the I E Tool
Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Space Relationship(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC3.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC3.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 43k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is the final module in the Facilities Management Section
of the Personal Consultant. It puts combined flow and service
affinities from Layout Planning in rank order in a table to be
used for CAD drawings of block layouts. It also provides the
length of the side of a square of the operation square footage,
as a starting place for the analyst to run from a square to
shape of best fit. Proper evaluation of the Personal
Consultant requires all 18 programs.

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Product: Statistical
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 48k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This rounds out the Industrial Engineers Tool Box, as each of
the study areas require statistical support. It sets up random
sampling schedules. Universal standard mean is used to avoid
bias. The program allows analysis of normal distribution, 't'
& chi square. For those who can't let go of tables, help
screens provide 's','t'& chi suare values. The program can
also perform regression & correlation analysis. Proper
evaluation of the I E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.


Product: Statistical(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, the
Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC3.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC3.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 48k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This rounds out the Personal Consultant, as each of the study
areas require statistical support. It sets up random sampling
schedules. Universal standard mean is used to avoid bias. The
program allows analysis of normal distribution, `t' & chi
square. For those who can't let go of tables, help screens
provide `s', `t' & chi square values. The program can also
perform regression & correlation analysis. Proper evaluation
of the Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.

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Product: TRIG-IT & GEO-DIM
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
Version: 1.01 (06-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Six months of support and latest version
on disk.
Look for: TI&GD1.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 120k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
TRIG-IT Give two known values of a right angle triangle
and Trig-it reports the remaining values.
Reports the angle in decmial and in degrees
minutes seconds and tenths of seconds. Displays
the triangle on screen so that you can see how
it looks.
GEO-DIM Give one known value of a geometric shape and
Geo-dim reports the remaining values. Displays
the geometric shape on screen also.


Product: Value Engineering
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
TOOL BOX.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 72k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This part of the Industrial Engineers Tool Box, while basically
here for the trained analyst, can be used by one who follows
the menus to select the VE team, develop functional activity
simplifications, & compare alternatives. The trained analyst
can use VE & OVAL (Organization Value Analysis Logic) to
analyze the office environment for possible down sizing. Proper
evaluation of the I E Tool Box requires all 20 programs.

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Product: Value Engineering(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, Draft
Choice, the Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC2.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC2.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 72k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This part of the Personal Consultant, while basically here for
the trained analyst, can be used by one who follows the menu to
select the VE team, develop functional activity
simplifications, & compare alternatives. The trained analyst
can VE & OVAL (Organization Value Analysis Logic) to analyze
the office environment for possible down sizing. Proper
evaluation of the Personal Consultant requires all 18 programs.


Product: Volume,Hours & Productivity
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, IE
Tool Box.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPS1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPS1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 77k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Develops present & historical data for use in analyzing work
place performance by operation & tour. The program allows
inclusion of fringe hours for development of staffing needs
based on either a level daily average of year to date hours &
volume, or an adjusted daily average of ytd hours & volume. The
adjustment can be for either volume increase or desired % of
productivity increase. Proper evaluation of the IE Tool Box
requires all 20 programs.

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Product: Volume,Hours & Productivity(PC)
Author: ALPS Software, 719-269-1117
Version: 3.0 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor, hard disk, the
Personal Consultant.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: ALPPC1.EXE on BBSs (multiple files); ALPPC1.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70242,617 for assistance).
Download size: 77k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Develops present & historical data for use in analyzing work
place performance by operation & tour. The program allows
inclusion of fringe hours for development of staffing needs
based on either a level daily average of year to date hours &
volume, or an adjusted daily average of ytd hours & volume. The
adjustment can be for either volume increase or desired % of
productivity increase. Proper evaluation of the Personal
Consultant requires all 18 programs.


10.4 Numerical control

Product: CNC-Transedit
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
Version: 1.1 (12-12-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 384k RAM, hard disk, CGA
monitor, RS-232 serial port. CNC machine or PTR machine able
to input/output ASCII or ISO code. Cable described in the
READ-CNC.DOC file.
Registration fee: $28.00
Registration benefits: Latest version on disk and six months of
support.
Look for: CNCTE1.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 230k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A CNC transfer program that stores and identifies up to 1000
program files. Edit program files with cut and paste and search
functions with mouse support. Send and receive program files
between computer and CNC machine or PTR machine. Print programs
and program list with identification. Copy file(s) for backup.
Plus TRIG-IT and GEO-DIM and more ...


Product: FREE & EASY [***]
Author: Free and Easy Software, 613-834-1738
Calculations done in a user defined structure. See full
description on page 176.

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10.5 Structural analysis

Product: PC-STRAN(tm)
Author: Joe Murphy, 608-274-1946
Version: 4.31 (04-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 448k RAM, CGA or Hercules
monitor.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, upgrade discounts.
Look for: STRAN431.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 369k (about 28 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Performs a 1-,2-, or 3-dimensional structural analysis. Shows
graphically the structure mesh, deformed structure, load,
shear, moment, rotation and deflection member diagrams on
graphics monitors. Powerful features include the ability to
handle semi-rigid connections, zoom and rotate viewing angle,
calculate member self-weight, extraploation of trapezoid member
loads on member length or projected lengths (even on sloping
members). Uses an 80x87 if present. Example input files.


Product: PCBRIDGE(tm)
Author: Joe Murphy, 608-274-1946
Version: 2.60 (01-01-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 256k RAM, CGA or Hercules
monitor.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, upgrade discounts.
Look for: BRDG260.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 88k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Analyses the forces on a continuous beam over simple supports.
Allows for differing stiffness and dead load between spans.
Gives maximum moment, shear and deflection diagrams (and
tabular output) using the 3-moment method. Also gives
ENVELOPES for moving loads. Uses a 80x87 if present. Option
for AASHTO or user-defined impact factor. Has 8 common vehicles
and 10 user-defined vehicles.


10.6 Engineering utilities


Product: DOS-CALC
Author: DOS-CALC
Much more than just another calculator! See full description
on page 97.

Product: METRIC-X
Author: Orion Development Corporation, 800-992-8170
Metric-English-Metric Conversion Utility. See full description
on page 283.

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10.7 Software tools

10.7.1 For other

Product: NPS - Nominal Pipe Size
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
Version: e1.2 (02-08-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Technical support and updates for 60
days.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PIPE12.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (or contact userID 72060,1153
for assistance).
Download size: 97k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
NPS displays dimensional, weight and flow capacity data for a
wide range of piping materials and sizes. (over 2000 sizes of
standard and specialty pipes in over 25 different materials).
Easy to use menu driven format with user selectable dimensional
units (US, Imperial or metric) and display colors. A must for
all piping engineers and students.


10.8 Other

Product: NPS - Nominal Pipe Size
Author: Herne Data Systems Ltd, 519-366-2732
Displays data for different sizes of pipe. See full
description on page 334.

Product: ORGANIZE! Professional Books
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for professional books. See full description
on page 270.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Office
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Offive inventoryn system. See full description on page 271.

Product: PENDULUM - computer experiments
Author: SCIENCE FUN
Interactive simulations. Problem generators. See full
description on page 398.

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Product: Plot-Line
Author: PlotSoft Solutions, 519-925-5468
Version: 1.7 (01-04-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. HP compatible RS-232 digital
plotter.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited phone/CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; P-LINE.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:ADESK forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 73767,1401 for
assistance).
Download size: 40k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A command line TSR that can output Hewlett Packard (HP-GL) text
files created by other applications to HP or HP compatible
RS-232 plotters in the background. Can spool files matching a
common mask (ie *.plt) and plot them automatically in the
background while you continue to use your computer for other
work in the foreground. Works with all HP plotters. Uses the
TesSeRact Library for Ram Resident Programs and requires 36K to
go resident.

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Chapter 11
Mathematics


11.1 General math

Product: FREE & EASY [***]
Author: Free and Easy Software, 613-834-1738
Calculations done in a user defined structure. See full
description on page 176.

Product: HYPERGEO [***]
Author: Stuart Esten
Version: 1.1 (05-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 256k RAM, EGA or Hercules
monitor.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, pair of plastic red/blue
"3-D" glasses for viewing program's stereoscopic display.
Look for: HYPGEO.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
no charge); HYPGEO.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:COMART forum
LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 70521,1036 for assistance);
HYPGEO.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15.
Download size: 135k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A tool for investigating the geometrical properties of four-
dimensional objects. It displays three-dimensional images
created from a 4-D object either by projection onto, or
intersection with, a 3-D hyperplane. The user has full
interactive control of the orientation and position of the 4-D
object in 4-space. The calculated 3-D images can be presented
in a number of different display modes including stereoscopic
projection (for use with colored "3-D" glasses), hidden-line,
and solid.


Product: MathAttack
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
Version: 1.0 (12-22-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $7.00
Registration benefits: Six months of support, a disk and a
manual.
Look for: MAAT1.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 80k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Practice your math skills and if you get the answer correct it
will play a little tune. Choice of single or double digit
numbers in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.

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Product: Mercury
Author: Real Software, 408-476-3550
Version: 2.06 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Latest disk, printed manual, support.
Look for: MERCURYZ.EXE on BBSs (call 408-476-1055 to download it
at no charge); MRCRY2.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or contact userID 76646,323 for
assistance); MERCURY2.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID R.SCHLAFLY for assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Complete program for equation solving and graphics on the PC.
Similar to Borland's Eureka, but with many improvements.


Product: Mom's Math [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Version: 4.0 (07-07-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Mail support. Shareware disks of other
programs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MM40.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 73757,1111 for
assistance).
Download size: 129k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This math program is for children of all ages. It contains
arcade style math games and other modules for addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, and algebra. These
modules have multiple learning levels so your child will never
outgrow the program.


Product: TRIG-IT & GEO-DIM
Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
Figures trigonometric & geometric dimentions. See full
description on page 329.

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Product: WinGraph
Author: XWare, Inc., 212-262-4982
Version: 1.00 (04-05-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks.
Look for: WNGRPH1.ZIP on BBSs; WNGRPH.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 76477,2113 for
assistance); WNGRPH1.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or
contact userID XTY61333 for assistance).
Download size: 70k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This equation graphing program for Windows 3.x includes:
cartesian coordinate graphs in 2D and 3D, polar coordinate
graphs, solutions to equations, simultaneous 2D graphs,
variable solution ranges, rotation and zoom of 3D graphs,
printing, and use of the Windows clipboard for transferring
graphs to other applications. A powerful tool for scientists
and mathmeticians, it's designed for ease of use and is
therefore highly suitable for students and teachers.


11.2 Mandelbrot

Product: Recursive Realm
Author: Austin Software Design, 303-242-7606
Version: 3.0 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. EGA monitor. Mouse
recommended.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, bonus pictures, bonus
utilities, upgrade discounts.
Look for: RR*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); RR*.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMNEW forum LIBrary 5 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 71241,1121 for assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This fractal exploration tool is designed with the user in
mind. A mathematical education is not needed to explore its
stunning fractal images. Explore 22 equations including the
Mandelbrot set, Julia sets, Newton's Method, or Models of
Magnetism. Features mouse support, PCX format, 3-D, spheres,
jigsaw puzzles, and an easy-to-use menu with help available
everywhere. Integer-emulation and Mariani's algorithm make One
of the fastest fractal explorers available.


11.3 Statistics

Product: FDplot
Author: Abri TEchnologies, Inc.
A quick scientific function/data & stat plot. See full
description on page 383.

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Product: KWIKSTAT
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Version: 2.1 (05-24-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, discounts on new
versions, Kwikbits newsletter.
Look for: KS21-*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); KS21-*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70721,3145 for assistance).
Download size: 600k (about 45 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A menu driven statistical data analysis system designed by
professional statisticans. It reads and creates dBASE type
files and allows data entry from keyboard as ASCII files.
Features include simple descriptive statistics, graphs, t-
tests, analysis of variance, crosstabulations, survival
analysis and more. Supports missing values. PC Week called it
the "Numbers Game Winner." Thousands of users in the U.S. and
over 30 countries.


Product: Lotto Challenger
Author: Data Solutions, 813-653-3093
Lotto analysis program with wheeling systems. See full
description on page 457.

Product: PathProj
Author: softRX shareware
Version: 9103 (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Newsletter; Answers to Mailed-In
Questions on Ridge Theory/Applications.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; RXPATH.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (or contact userID 72007,467 for
assistance).
Download size: 75k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Interactive CGA graphical display of the projection of
generalized ridge regression "shrinkage path" statistics
(either regression coefficients and the inferior direction or
else regressor coordinates) onto any 2-dimensional linear
subspace. Select your subspace using any pair of orthogonal
direction cosine vectors, then literally watch the inferior
direction change as you step along the ridge shrinkage path. A
bounce-bar menu helps you select RXridge output files for
importing to PathProj.

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Product: PCStat
Author: PC Information Systems, 702-342-0376
Version: 2.3 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM. Hard disk or 720k
floppy drive.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, support.
Look for: PCSTAT23.ZIP on BBSs (call 702-849-2207 to download it
at no charge); PCSTAT.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 13 (or contact userID 71360,72 for assistance).
Download size: 305k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Superb new descriptive statistics report program for varible
data. Easy to use even for statistics or computer novices.
Lotus like user interface enhanced with pull-down menus. Sample
report. Context sensitive help. Accepts Lotus, ASCII, DIF and
prepared dBase data. Manual keying in of data also possible.
Professional reports are uncomplicated to comprehend and ideal
for many business and industry situations.


Product: RXridge
Author: softRX shareware
Version: 9104 (04-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Newsletter; Answers to Mailed-In
Questions on Ridge Theory/Applications.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; RXRIDG.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (or contact userID 72007,467 for
assistance).
Download size: 117k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Ridge Regression Computations/Graphics System: Performs all
calculations for classical, maximum likelihood methods of 2-
parameter generalized ridge regression. Handles exact
(numerical) singularities as well as statistically ill-
conditioned regression prolems. Pop-Up Window/Menus interface
with interactive, on-screen annotation of CGA graphics screens.
RXridge.EXE automatically writes detailed TRACE output to ASCII
files ready for import by RXtraces.EXE and PathProj.EXE.

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Product: RXtraces
Author: softRX shareware
Version: 9103 (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Newsletter; Answers to Mailed-In
Questions on Ridge Theory/Applications.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; RXTRAC.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (or contact userID 72007,467 for
assistance).
Download size: 70k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Interactive CGA graphical displays of all 5 types of
generalized ridge regression TRACES (i.e. of regression
coefficients, scaled mean squared errors, excess eigenvalues,
inferior direction cosines, or the shrinkage pattern.) Ideal
for ridge training and/or self-paced learning applications
where students review RXridge outputs across a wide spectrum of
previously-computed numerical examples. A bounce-bar menu
helps you select RXridge.EXE output files for importing to
RXtraces.EXE.


Product: SURVEY POWER
Author: WISCO Computing, 715-423-8189
Version: 1.00 (01-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 320k RAM.
Registration fee: $31.95
Registration benefits: Latest version, telephone and BBS
support.
Look for: SURVEYPW.ZIP on BBSs (call 715-435-3855 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 94k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Create, analyze, and print out complete demographic and
correlation results to your surveys, opinion polls and tests.
Accepts single choice, multiple choice, rank order, and
cummulative total type questions. Useful in both business and
school environments. Results can be modified before printing.


Product: Windows Lotto
Author: Data Solutions, 813-653-3093
Lotto analysis program for Microsoft Windows. See full
description on page 459.


11.4 Mathematical utilities

Product: DOS-CALC
Author: DOS-CALC
Much more than just another calculator! See full description
on page 97.

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Product: METRIC-X
Author: Orion Development Corporation, 800-992-8170
Metric-English-Metric Conversion Utility. See full description
on page 283.


11.5 Other

Product: FDplot
Author: Abri TEchnologies, Inc.
A quick scientific function/data & stat plot. See full
description on page 383.

Product: PENDULUM - computer experiments
Author: SCIENCE FUN
Interactive simulations. Problem generators. See full
description on page 398.

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Chapter 12
Programming


12.1 CASE tools

Product: Chartist
Author: Novagraph, 214-231-2169
Flowcharting and org charting for Windows. See full
description on page 409.

Product: The Laughing Dog Screen Maker
Author: Yardbird Software, 818-704-6402
Version: 1.00 (04-12-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, bonus
screens.
Look for: LDOG100.ZIP on BBSs (call 818-701-7465 to download it
at no charge); LDOG10.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMPRO forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 73650,104 for assistance);
LDOG100.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or contact
userID J.SLOAN7 for assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Standard mouse/kbd interface makes designing screens as easy as
using a Windows paint program. Features pop-up menus, hotkeys,
and on-screen toolbar. Save screens in compressed .DOG format
or export as binary, ANSI, BSAVE, EPS, WildCat!, PCBoard, or as
batch-enhansing .COM files. Source code generated in BASIC,
Pascal, C, and assembly language. Print screens on most dot-
matrix and laser printers including PostScript. Screen capture
and slide-show presentation utilities included. EASY to learn &
use!


Product: TesSeRact Screen Designer
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Code-Generator for TCXL. See full description on page 355.


12.2 Desktop tools for programmers

Product: ALLY
Author: Wasco Technical Software, 713-392-1359
AutoLISP analyzer/Programer's workbench. See full description
on page 420.

Product: Browse/2
Author: Wolf Software Design, 619-292-7706
OS/2 file viewer for ASCII and hex data. See full description
on page 49.

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Product: EVAL
Author: McAdams Associates
A pop-up calculator/expression evaluator. See full description
on page 98.

Product: FILE PATCH
Author: MORSOFT, 512-561-0731
File manipulation utility. See full description on page 41.

Product: pEDIT PLUS
Author: T. G. Muench, 602-445-2479
The personal EDITor PLUS. See full description on page 152.

Product: Prgmr's Productivity Pack Lite
Author: Falk Data Systems, 915-584-7670
Version: 1.01 (03-25-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Current version on disk, Bonus Disk, free

technical support, 60 day money back guarantee, Free CompuServe
Introductory Membership, Discounts on other products and
publications.
Look for: PPLITE.ZIP on BBSs; PPLITE.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 71420,2431 for
assistance).
Download size: 256k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Programmer's Calculator providing full shift, rotate, logical,
and mathematical operations on full 32-bit values, in decimal,
hexadecimal, octal and binary simultaneously. Pop-Up ASCII and
Color Attribute Chart. Keystroke Reference Center. Pop-Up DOS
Shell and more. Swapping memory-resident version keeps only 7K
bytes of normal DOS memory while resident. May also run in
stand-alone mode (not memory-resident). Fully customizable.
DESQview-aware. Received excellent magazine reviews!


Product: Programmer's Productivity Pack
Author: Falk Data Systems, 915-584-7670
Version: 2.61 (05-12-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $79.00
Registration benefits: Bound printed manual, ASCII Poster Set,
Bonus Disk Set, 60 day money back guarantee, free technical
support, Free CompuServe Introductory Membership, Discounts on
other products and publications.
Look for: PPP26*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); PPP26*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 71420,2431 for assistance).
Download size: 404k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An integrated collection of tools for programmers. Programmer's
Calculator which works in decimal, hexadecimal, binary and
octal simultaneously. Operations include bit shifts and

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rotates, AND, NOT, OR, XOR, and more. Full 32-bit values. Pop-
Up ASCII and Color Attribute Chart. Keystroke Reference Center.
Keystroke Recording and Playback. Lots more. Swapping version
keeps only 7K of DOS memory while resident.

"Outstanding" "Highly recommended"

-- PC World -- Dr. Dobb's Journal


Product: WinBatch
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Windows Batch Language. See full description on page 88.

Product: WinEdit
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Perfect ASCII editor for Windows 3.0. See full description on
page 154.


12.3 Language translators

Product: MSGCOMP - The message compiler. [***]
Author: Y.C.C., 817-540-0269
C Pgmrs Message & Text compiler w/encryption. See full
description on page 365.


12.4 Languages

See also: Database applications, Software tools (page 198).

12.4.1 Assembler

Product: DISASTER
Author: Feico Nater Shareware, 31 74 438373
Version: 1.0 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Phone/mail support, free updates.
Look for: DISASTER.* on BBSs; DISAST.* on CompuServe in CIS:.
forum LIBrary 0; DISASTER.* on GEnie in 0 forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 71k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Interactive Disassembler for COM, EXE or SYS files.
Automatically tries to find out what is data or code. If this
is wrong, you can interactively correct it. Comments may be
added to the output. Disassembling may be interrupted at any
time and continued the next day. Recognizes all 8086 80286
80386 opcodes, in real mode or protected mode, and also V20 and
V30 opcodes.

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Product: Programmer's SUPER-MAINT
Author: EmmaSoft, 607-533-4685
Professional Make Utility. See full description on page 362.

12.4.2 BASIC

Product: BASASM.LIB [***]
Author: Annette Cuomo, 714-597-7295
Version: 1.0 (06-22-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Support, bonus subprogram library, bonus
assembler routines.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; BASASM.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:UTILFORUM forum LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 73747,3537
for assistance).
Download size: 290k (about 22 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Contains numerous low-level assembler language routines that
can be linked in with your BASIC programs. Provides file
handling, screen handling (including scrolling), DOS functions,
etc.


Product: Basic Program Cross Reference
Author: JNGoodale, 404-392-0781
Version: 1.2 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 2.1 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Support, upgrade discounts, slightly
smaller program.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; BASXRF.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 71116,302 for
assistance).
Download size: 30k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides:
1. Formatted program listing
2. User label/line number and variable cross-reference
3. Reserved word cross-reference.
Any of the three options may be turned on/off in any
combination. Output can be to a printer or file ready to
print. Works for programs written in GWBasic and QuickBasic.
It may work for other dialects as well. Reserved word list can
be user defined. Very easy to use.


Product: Convert To Structured BASIC
Author: Unique Software
Convert GW to Structured Basic for compiling. See full
description on page 369.

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Product: PBfmt
Author: Unique Software
Version: 1.99 (07-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $19.95
Registration benefits: Reduced rate upgrades; notification of
major upgrades; tech support by Fax and/or CompuServe Mail.
Look for: PB-FMT on BBSs; PB-FMT.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:PCVENB
forum LIBrary 12 (or contact userID 70130,330 for assistance).
Download size: 84k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Formats Power Basic Source code the way you want it.
* works with or without line #'d source
* all structures handled and indented properly
* case choices of UPPER, lower, Capital, no change
* select case for labels, keywords, variables, sub/fn names
* fast formatting option
* makes mis-matched IF / END IF's easy to find


Product: PBMouse
Author: Barry Erick, 717-675-3432
Version: 1.0 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. PowerBASIC v2.10.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Source to the PBU file.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PBMICE.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENB forum LIBrary 12 (or contact userID 75300,214 for
assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
More than just another Mouse Interface for PowerBASIC. This
utility includes:
* More than 12 text mouse cursors
* More than 25 graphics mice cursors
* Add your own mouse cursors!
* Tie the mouse to the system clock
* A tsr routine.
* 5 demos show off these features.
Full DOC file along with the Include and OBJ code file make up
this utility.

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Product: PBWindows
Author: Barry Erick, 717-675-3432
Version: 2.5 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. PowerBASIC v2.10 (any sub
version).
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Source code and printed manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PBWNDO.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENB forum LIBrary 12 (or contact userID 75300,214 for
assistance); PBWINDOW.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 8 (or
contact userID B.ERICK for assistance).
Download size: 110k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A wonderful windowing utility. Just include PBWINDOWS.INC in
your program and start creating all types of windows and menus.
Now supports MOUSE and EGA/VGA 43/50 line modes.
* Any size window
* Shadows, Transparent and solid
* Scrolling
* Moving
* 12 Title Zones
* Recoloring
* PopUp
* Restore original window
* Works with Mono systems
* Mouse Support
* EGA/VGA 43/50 line
* PBWTools Included for system information


Product: Q4Tool
Author: CareWare, 916-477-6024
Version: 1.5 (02-08-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. QuickBASIC 4.x.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; Q4T15.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 74270,516 for
assistance); Q4T15.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 8 (or
contact userID R.CROUCH1 for assistance).
Download size: 85k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An innovative collection of programming tools for QuickBASIC
4.x. Features a comprehensive selection of mouse functions, a
unique windowing routine, fast screen save/restore routines,
fast single routine string writes, new pull down bar menu
routine, get/set equipment status routines, access to DOS
services and more. Contains nearly everything needed to create
fast, attractive, mouse driven applications. Demo with source
included.

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Product: Simply Help!
Author: SimpleWare, 709-489-3757
EXE/TSR/QuickBASIC Hypertext Help systems. See full
description on page 371.

Product: STARTREK the Computer Program
Author: Software for Amateur Radio, 301-593-6136
Teaches programming using the Star Trek game. See full
description on page 497.

12.4.3 C

Product: AutoLibrary Program-Playback
Author: Avid Software, 503-626-6652
Version: 1.2 (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Turbo C v2.0.
Registration fee: $58.00
Registration benefits: Source code, 3 months of support.
Look for: ALIB12.ZIP on BBSs; ALIB12.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70372,2513 for
assistance).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This tool gives C programs an easy way to automate
communications. This tool is an automation layer that can
interface to virtually any type of serial communications
protocol. (A basic RS-232 asynchronous interface library is
provided.) Program-Playback automation is similar to Capture-
Playback automation. However, with Program-Playback automation
the keystrokes are manually coded into C programs then played
back later. Use this tool to automate remote services and to
create automated test suites.


Product: CtrlcLib
Author: Trendtech Corporation, 201-694-8622
Version: 1.0 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Microsoft C, Turbo-C, or
Turbo-C++ compiler.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Full C Source Code, NO assembler; Use in
your products royalty-free; s,m,c,l model libraries.
Look for: CTRLC1.ZIP on BBSs; CTRLC1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 76210,771 for
assistance).
Download size: 167k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A unique library of user-initiated interrupt management
functions for C programmers. Your software products can control
all types of user-initiated interrupts and program "breaks":
you can trap CTRL-C, CTRL-BREAK, CTRL-2, and ALT-3, eliminate
the insidious "^C" displayed on the screen; block the "pause"
keys, the prt-screen keys and others. Functions to trap system

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reset; force a warm/cold reboot. More functions control
settings of all 'lock' keys: capslock, numlock, etc.


Product: KEYTREE UTILITIES
Author: REWSE CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Version: 3.10 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. C compiler.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Technical support by mail.
Look for: KEYTREE.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This set of library routines for C programmers create and
maintain randomly accessed files of variable length records.
The indexing algorithm requires only sufficient of the record
key to ensure uniqueness before reading a record (if you have
only one customer whose name starts with Z, you get the record
as soon as you type Z). Any number of files may be opened, and
each may have up to 10 multi-field keys. Many other features.


Product: LiteComm(tm) for Microsoft C
Author: Information Technology, Ltd., 401-724-2730
Version: 6.00 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Microsoft C 5.1 or better.
Registration fee: $65.00
Registration benefits: Full source code as well as additional
bonus programs.
Look for: MCOMM.ZIP on BBSs; MCOMM.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70166,1152 for
assistance); MCOMM.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID I.TECH for assistance).
Download size: 125k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Need asynch communications in your application? This is the
answer. Makes using communications as simple as reading a file.
Supports up to four COM ports simultaneously, even at high
speeds. Fullly interrupt driven, yet requires no in-depth
technical knowledge. In use by ATT, NASA, GM, AP, and many
others.

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Product: LiteComm(tm) for Turbo C
Author: Information Technology, Ltd., 401-724-2730
Version: 6.00 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Turbo C version 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $65.00
Registration benefits: Full source code as well as additional
bonus programs.
Look for: TCOMM.ZIP on BBSs; TCOMM.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:BPROGB forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 70166,1152 for
assistance); TCOMM.ZIP on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 2 (or
contact userID I.TECH for assistance).
Download size: 125k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Need asynch communications in your application? This is the
answer. Makes using communications as simple as reading a file.
Supports up to four COM ports simultaneously, even at high
speeds. Fullly interrupt driven, yet requires no in-depth
technical knowledge. In use by ATT, NASA, GM, AP, and many
others.


Product: MSGCOMP - The message compiler. [***]
Author: Y.C.C., 817-540-0269
C Pgmrs Message & Text compiler w/encryption. See full
description on page 365.

Product: Multi-level Pull-down Menus
Author: Eagle Performance Software, 214-539-7855
Version: 2.1 (08-01-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Turbo C 2.0, Turbo C++,
Borland C++, Microsoft C or QuickC. Works with all standard
adapters.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Complete source code, which can recompile
under any memory model; Voice, BBS and FAX technical support;
$9 upgrade policy for new versions.
Look for: PULLC21.ARC on BBSs (call 214-539-9878 to download it
at no charge); PULC21.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:BPROGB forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 73557,2342 for assistance);
PULLC21.ARC on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 2 (or contact
userID JIM.LINK for assistance).
Download size: 272k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Super multi-level pull-down menu environment. "Look and feel"
is similar to the TC++ environment. Fully featured and
configurable. Easy fill-in-the-blank concept for development.
Has execute, single, and multiple choice menus styles,
unlimited slide-up submenus, slide-under data entry windows,
help windows, message lines. Complete free-field sequential
data entry; pull-down file selection list. Uses QWIKC21 and
WNDWC21 (those products' libraries included). Excellent
tutorial/docs.

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Product: Multi-level virtual windows
Author: Eagle Performance Software, 214-539-7855
Version: 2.1 (08-01-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Turbo C 2.0, Turbo C++,
Borland C++, Microsoft C or QuickC. Works with all standard
adapters.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Complete source code, which can recompile
under any TP version from 4.0 to 6.0; Voice, BBS and FAX
technical support; $9 upgrade policy for new versions.
Look for: WNDWC21.ARC on BBSs (call 214-539-9878 to download it
at no charge); WNDC21.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:BPROGB forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 73557,2342 for assistance);
WNDWC21.ARC on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 2 (or contact
userID JIM.LINK for assistance).
Download size: 176k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
C library for multi-level virtual windows. Create, hide, move,
resize, rearrange, zoom and access smoothly. Optional true
virtual windows in RAM have phenomonal speeds - even updates
overlapped windows on screen without flicker! Self-centering
windows work in any row/column configuration. For all IBMs,
all text modes, all video pages. Uses the QWIK Screen
Utilities (QWIK55.TPU included). Only 13k of code if all 69
routines used! Excellent documentation.


Product: Programmer's SUPER-MAINT
Author: EmmaSoft, 607-533-4685
Professional Make Utility. See full description on page 362.

Product: QWIK Screen Utilities for C
Author: Eagle Performance Software, 214-539-7855
Version: 2.1 (06-01-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Turbo C 2.0, Turbo C++,
Borland C++, Microsoft C or QuickC. Works with all standard
adapters.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Complete source code, which can recompile
under any memory model; Voice, BBS, and FAX technical support;
$9 upgrade policy for new versions.
Look for: QWIKC21.ARC on BBSs (call 214-539-9878 to download it
at no charge); QWKC21.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:BPROGB forum
LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 73557,2342 for assistance);
QWIKC21.ARC on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 2 (or contact
userID JIM.LINK for assistance).
Download size: 108k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
C library for direct screen writing on ALL IBMs in ANY text or
column mode. Virtual screen capability gives you phenomenal
writing speed and power! Includes self-centering, block
filling routines - all with or without attributes, view/write
all video pages, cursor control, save/restore screen blocks,
scroll up/down. This unit contains a PS/2 detection scheme,

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and supports dual monitors and Hercules. All 43 optimized
routines were coded in assembler, and fit in <2.7kb! Excellent
documentation.


Product: TCXL User Interface Development
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 5.52 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. .
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual and Diskettes.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TCXL-?.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76702,1361 for assistance).
Download size: 1000k (about 74 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This development system supplements your compiler's
capabilities by providing more than 400 functions which make
complex user interfaces simple to program. Also includes data-
entry forms, context sensitive help, automatic mouse support,
and more.


Product: TesSeRact Compression System
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.00 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. .
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual and Diskettes.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TCOMP.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76702,1361 for
assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Gives you high-speed access to four of the most popular
compression algorythms available. In addition to traditional
file-to-file compression methods, it allows compressing from
file-to-buffer, from buffer-to-file, and from one memory buffer
to another.

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Product: TesSeRact File Management
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.00 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. .
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual and Diskettes.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TFILE.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76702,1361 for
assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This indexed file-access system reads/writes dBase-compatible
files, and is integrated with TCXL to provide high-level
control over data entry/editing.


Product: TesSeRact Printer Control
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.00 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. .
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual and Diskettes.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TPRINT.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76702,1361 for
assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a hardware-independent method for specifying the
appearance of reports and other printed output by arranging
each page of output in a buffer and sending it all to the
printer.


Product: TesSeRact Screen Designer
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.00 (09-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. .
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual and Diskettes.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TSD.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact userID
76702,1361 for assistance).
Download size: 85k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An interactive user-interface design tool capable of creating
clean, commented TCXL code. Combines windows, forms and menus
to allow full-featured program prototyping.

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Product: TesSeRact TSR Devel. System

Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Version: 1.10 (09-01-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual and Diskette.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; TESS-?.ARC on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 76702,1361 for assistance).
Download size: 75k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is the standard toolkit for TSR development. This product
provides developers with everything needed to create compatible
TSRs that are well-behaved in today's complex environment.


Product: The Window BOSS & Data Clerk
Author: Star Guidance Consulting, Inc., 203-574-2449
Version: 7.01 (03-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. "C" Compiler (Microsoft,
Borland, Watcom, Zortech, MIX, Top Speed).
Registration fee: $55.00
Registration benefits: Source code, phone/CompuServe/GEnie/BIX/
mail support.
Look for: BOSS*.* on BBSs (multiple files); BOSS*.* on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMPROG forum LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 71565,1001 for assistance); BOSS*.* on GEnie in IBM
forum LIBrary 9 (multiple files) (or contact userID MONGELLUZZO
for assistance).
Download size: 1200k (about 89 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Comprehensive set of windowing, data entry, and mouse
manipulation functions for the "C" language. Pop-up windows,
pull down menus, CUA(s), status lines, and the like can be
easily implemented. The Data Clerk makes it a snap to enter
text, integers, floats, longs, dates, phone numbers, and times.
Complex forms with individual field validation checks, help and
error messages are a snap. The programmer interface is clean,
uncluttered, and easy to remember. Generated code is fast and
small!

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12.4.3.1 C++

Product: Serial++ Asynch Comm Library
Author: Cortlandt Technologies, 914-737-8649
Version: 1.10 (05-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. Borland C++ v2 or v3. At
least one serial port using 8250 UART (or clone).
Registration fee: $24.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, complete C++ source, one
year of CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SPPBC?.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:BCPPDOS forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 71066,155 for
assistance).
Download size: 60k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This safe & efficient class library provides interrupt-driven
serial port support to Borland C++ programs. It comes ready to
link... no TSRs or assembly coding required. Classes are as
easy to use as console i/o in C, yet give complete access to
the 8250 UART, if needed. Handles multiple ports/instances, and
is protected against keyboard interruptions.


12.4.4 Pascal

Product: The Evergreen Tools
Author: Mark Tigges, 604-926-0366
Version: 1.1 (10-03-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Turbo Pascal v4.0 or better.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, support.
Look for: EG_TOOLS.EXE on BBSs (call 604-277-9970 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This comprehensive set of utility routines is for programmers
wishing to add a little flair to their programs. Offering
routines to create pull-down, box type and scrolling menues.
Also text display that is incomparably faster to standard
routines. Routines for prompting formatted information and
single line text editing are also there.

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Product: KEYTREE TOOLBOX
Author: REWSE CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Version: 3.10 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Turbo Pascal v4.0 or better.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Technical support by mail.
Look for: KEYTRBOX.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A set of library routines for Turbo Pascal programmers which
create and maintain randomly accessed files of variable length
records. The indexing algorithm needs only sufficient of the
record key to ensure uniqueness before reading a record (if you
only have one customer whose name starts with Z, you get the
record as soon as you type Z). Any number of files may be
opened and each may have up to 10 multi-field keys. Many other
features.


Product: Multi-level Pull-down Menus
Author: Eagle Performance Software, 214-539-7855
Version: 5.5 (08-24-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Turbo Pascal 5.5. Works with
all standard adapters.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Complete source code, which can recompile
under any TP version from 4.0 to 6.0; Voice, BBS and FAX
technical support; $9 upgrade policy for new versions.
Look for: PULL55.ARC on BBSs (call 214-539-9878 to download it at
no charge); PULL55.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:BPROGA forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 73557,2342 for assistance);
PULL55.ARC on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 3 (or contact
userID JIM.LINK for assistance).
Download size: 186k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Super multi-level pull-down menu environment. Has a "look and
feel" which is similar to TP 5.5's environment. Fully featured
and configurable. Easy fill-in-the-blank concept for
development. Has execute, single, and multiple choice menus
styles, unlimited slide-up submenus, slide-under data entry
windows, help windows, message lines. Complete free-field
sequential data entry; pull-down file selection list. Uses
QWIK 5.5 and WNDW 5.5 (those products' units included).
Excellent tutorial/docs.

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Product: Multi-level Virtual Windows
Author: Eagle Performance Software, 214-539-7855
Version: 5.5 (08-24-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Turbo Pascal 5.5. Works with
all standard adapters.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Unknown.
Look for: WNDW55.ARC on BBSs (call 214-539-9878 to download it at
no charge); WNDW55.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:BPROGA forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 73557,2342 for assistance);
WNDW55.ARC on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 3 (or contact
userID JIM.LINK for assistance).
Download size: 123k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Turbo Pascal 5.5 unit for multi-level virtual windows. Create,
hide, move, resize, rearrange, zoom and access smoothly.
Optional true virtual windows in RAM have phenomonal speeds -
even updates overlapped windows on screen without flicker! For
all IBMs, all text modes, all video pages. Uses the QWIK
Screen Utilities (QWIK55.TPU included). Only 13k of code if
all 69 routines used! Excellent documentation.


Product: Pascal Robots (P-ROBOTS)
Author: Softworks, 510-659-0533
Program a robot in Pascal and battle others. See full
description on page 484.

Product: QWIK Screen Utilities
Author: Eagle Performance Software, 214-539-7855
Version: 5.5 (03-04-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Turbo Pascal 5.5. Works with
all standard adapters.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Complete source code, which can recompile
under any TP version from 4.0 to 6.0; Voice, BBS and FAX
technical support; $9 upgrade policy for new versions.
Look for: QWIK55.ARC on BBSs (call 214-539-9878 to download it at
no charge); QWIK55.ARC on CompuServe in CIS:BPROGA forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 73557,2342 for assistance);
QWIK55.ARC on GEnie in BORLAND forum LIBrary 3 (or contact
userID JIM.LINK for assistance).
Download size: 99k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Turbo Pascal 5.5 unit for direct screen writing on ALL IBMs in
ANY text or column mode. Virtual screen power! Includes self-
centering, block filling routines - all with or without
attributes, view/write all video pages, cursor control, save/
restore screen blocks, scroll up/down. This unit contains a
PS/2 detection scheme, and supports dual monitors and Hercules.
All 43 optimized routines were coded in assembler, and fit in
<2.7kb! Excellent documentation.

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Product: TechnoJock's Turbo Toolkit

Author: TechnoJock Software, Inc., 713-493 6354
Version: 5.02 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Borland's Turbo Pascal v4.0 or
later compiler.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, quick
reference card, newsletter/phone support.
Look for: BUFFER BOARD on BBSs (multiple files) (call 503-747
7636 to download it at no charge); TTT*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:BPROGA forum LIBrary 0 (multiple files) (or contact userID
74017,227 for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The main focus of the Toolkit is to give programs a polished
and professional appearance. It includes a host of menu
building tools (pop-up and pull-down), sorted directory
listings, full screen data entry, window support, mouse support
and much more.

"If you are programming in Turbo Pascal, you absolutely must
have TTT!" - Public-Domain Software & Shareware

"Looks great! We have decided to implement your Toolkit in in-
house programs for Tech Support" Rich Kabota, Borland Int.


Product: TesSeRact TSR Devel. System
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Makes writing TSRs simple! See full description on page 354.

12.4.4.1 OOP Pascal for DOS (Borland)

Product: TechnoJock's Object Toolkit
Author: TechnoJock Software, Inc., 713-493 6354
Version: 1.00 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Borland's Turbo Pascal v5.5 or
later compiler.
Registration fee: $89.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, quick
reference card, newsletter/phone support.
Look for: BUFFER BOARD on BBSs (multiple files) (call 503-747
7636 to download it at no charge); TOT*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:BPROGA forum LIBrary 0 (multiple files) (or contact userID
74017,227 for assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An object-oriented library for building professional user
interfaces, including: windows, menus, full screen input with
Radio buttons, check boxes etc, linked list manager, directory
displays, date management, string manipulation and much more.

"How can you resist?" PC Magazine

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"I recommend this Toolkit to anyone who needs to write serious
applications in Turbo Pascal, or who just wants to learn about
object oriented programming in general" Turbo User Group


12.4.5 Other

Product: EXTENDED BATCH LANGUAGE-PLUS!
Author: Seaware Corp., 407-738-1712
The real Batch Language you wish DOS had. See full description
on page 83.

Product: HyperPAD
Author: Brightbill-Roberts and Company, Ltd., 800-444-3490
The HyperMedia Platform for MS-DOS. See full description on
page 362.

Product: JORF Interpreter and Tutorial
Author: The JORF Company, 503-824-5673
Version: 2.0 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better. Hard disk, 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $85.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/mail
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; JORF.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 73607,3026 for
assistance).
Download size: 660k (about 49 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Editor's note: The author provides both the DOS and Windows
version of this software upon registration.
Description:
An easy object oriented language for DOS and Windows
programming. Includes interpreter for DOS and MS-Windows,
editor, source level debugger, tutorial, help, full manual and
sample programs. Supports arrays, pointers, variable length
records, text elements in records, multiple indexes, and
network access. A pure OOP featuring one data type, multiple
inheritance, polymorphism. Windows programming without a
WinProc, without layered screen libraries. Mostly procedural.
Compiling system available.


Product: WinBatch
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Windows Batch Language. See full description on page 88.

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12.5 `Make' utilities

Product: Maker
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.02 (06-09-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: MAKED102.ZIP on BBSs; MAKED1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 23k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Creates program MAKE & LINK files. Eliminates the drudgery (&
errors) of building these files manually. Designed for C
programmers, but has enough generality that it works with many
other languages, as well.


Product: Programmer's SUPER-MAINT
Author: EmmaSoft, 607-533-4685
Version: 3.00 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 640k RAM. Language Compilers,
assemblers.
Registration fee: $55.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support.
Look for: SUPER30*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call
607-533-7072 to download it at no charge); SUPER*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 6 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 71460,2644 for assistance).
Download size: 395k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Professional Make Utility, builds your make files, finds
dependencies. Remembers your command flags, and even the name
of the current make file! "Multiple Setups" lets you work on
several different projects at once. Leaves all but 2K for your
compiler. Smart library maintainence. Very fast. Builds
response files on-the-fly. Supports most popular compilers.
Automatic setup, sample configurations.


Product: Stamper
Author: Richard W. Adams
Changes file/date time stamps. See full description on
page 40.


12.6 Hypertext/hypermedia

See also: Business, Training aids (page 281).

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Product: HyperPAD
Author: Brightbill-Roberts and Company, Ltd., 800-444-3490
Version: 2.2 (05-22-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $99.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual and diskettes; free
technical support; preferred upgrade pricing; special offers
and updates.
Look for: HP22D*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 315-472-1058
to download it at no charge); HP22D*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 1 (multiple files) (or contact userID
75300,363 for assistance); HP22D*.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum
LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID R.ROBERTS27 for
assistance).
Download size: 1500k (about 112 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The hypermedia platform for character mode MSDOS based
computers, HyperPAD is a fast and flexible object-oriented
environment and development tool featuring visual programming,
a fast and English-like object script langauge with incremental
compiler, and a full set of screen design/drawing tools for
character mode application development. HyperPAD and its
langauge can be easily extended using modules written in C or
Assembler. Comes with an interactive tutorial and dozens of
example pads.


Product: Popup Help & Data (Ph.D.)
Author: Applied Micro Systems Technology, 405-377-0444
Version: 1.0 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 384k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PHD10.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 71121,1404 for
assistance).
Download size: 220k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This unique new program allows you to create cross-referenced
help files that are available at the touch of a key. Add help
to programs with inadequate or non-existent built-in help,
create customized help systems for office environments,
document macros written for other software, create cross-
referenced data lists and more! Uses advanced memory swapping
to require only 8K of memory. Pull-down menus, custom colors,
mouse support and on-line help for included.


Product: Surefire - Smart Document Proc
Author: Piaf, Inc., 303-786-8222
Smart Document Processor - Word Proc/Database. See full
description on page 167.

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12.7 Software testing aids

Product: AutoLibrary Program-Playback
Author: Avid Software, 503-626-6652
A C library for automation. See full description on page 349.


12.8 Programming utilities

Product: BASASM.LIB [***]
Author: Annette Cuomo, 714-597-7295
Assembler routine library for BASIC Programs. See full
description on page 346.

Product: Basic Program Cross Reference
Author: JNGoodale, 404-392-0781
Basic program Cross Reference utility. See full description on
page 346.

Product: FileXref
Author: ConVal Software, Inc., 805-529-6847
Version: 1.3 (10-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk; printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Phone support.
Look for: FILXRF.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
no charge); FILXRF.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMPRO forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72330,1621 for assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A new type of cross reference tool for programmers and
consultants. It scans ALL application source and ASCII
documentation files, producing cross reference information.

If you change a single file or symbol, FileXref reports show
the other files which may be impacted - other routines, batch
files and documentation! It also lists your unreferenced
obsolete files for you! Supports BASIC, BAT, C, C++, COBOL,
FORTRAN, MASM, Oracle, Pascal, PL/I, REXX, SQL, xBASE and ASCII
text files.

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Product: The INTL Package
Author: Bjo"rn Fahller, +46-920 226870
Version: 1.0 (04-08-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Appropriate tools for
developing applications for MS-Windows.
Registration fee: $55.00
Registration benefits: One year of phone/CompuServe/newsletter/
mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; INTL.LZH on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 5.
Download size: 108k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This dynamic link library severly simplifies the process of
writing applications fit for the international market. Except
for the support of multilingualism, there are functions for
converting date, time, floating point numbers and currency to
strings and functions to convert strings to the above. All
conversions follows the international settings in WIN.INI.
Included is a demonstration program with sources.


Product: The Laughing Dog Screen Maker
Author: Yardbird Software, 818-704-6402
Text-mode Screen Designer w/Code Generation. See full
description on page 343.

Product: MATCH
Author: SOFTWEST, 408-370-7095
Version: 2.01 (11-30-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Source code (both MSC/Turbo C). Phone/
FAX/CompuServe support.
Look for: MATCH201.ZIP on BBSs (call 408-266-3818 to download it
at no charge); MATCH2.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70205,533 for assistance);
MATCH201.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (or contact
userID T.CROSLEY for assistance).
Download size: 35k (about three minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Source file comparison utility. Features include wildcards,
automatic synchronization, pagination, printer control,
scrolling, ignore case, ignore whitespace. Handles very large
files (up to 65535 LINES, not bytes).

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Product: MSGCOMP - The message compiler. [***]
Author: Y.C.C., 817-540-0269
Version: 2.1 (07-08-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Microsoft C v6.0 or v7.0, or
any compiler able to link OBJ modules produced by Microsoft C.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/fax/
mail support, royalty-free runtime license, bonus utilities.
Access to foreigh language translation service.
Look for: MSGC21.EXE on BBSs; MSGC21.LZH on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 75470,2177 for
assistance).
Download size: 190k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows a C programmer to remove text messages from the C source
and EXE, and place them in an encrypted MSG file. Once a pgm
uses this system, the MSG file can be maintained independant of
the C source code. Offers the ability of associating various
MSG files with the same EXE producing different output without
recompiling the C source code! Perfect for supplying foreign
language versions of your product. An entire users guide can be
output with one call. Add COLOR, SOUND, & more to your
programs.


Product: NED
Author: David L. Dight, +61-2 331-4521
A Fast and Powerful Programmers Text Editor. See full
description on page 151.

Product: PUTMAIL
Author: Gnosis Inc
Version: 1.3 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. PVCS from Intersolv, and DOS
based LAN. Optional e-mail system -- See Mail.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Unknown.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PVCS-L.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:PCVENB forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 72030,1547
for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Simplify your use of PVCS! Use point & select menu system to
make easy check-in's of source code. Extended control
management, & also cross platform development. Users configure
rule based checks including - file .ext standards, auto new
file flagging, dir defaulting, cross-check duplicate files,
PVCS locks, compiles, tests, sign-offs & more! User comments
are auto logged to PVCS. System will match any PVCS file
structure. Makes DOS batch files for all check-ins across LAN,
& cross-platform xfers.

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Product: ReNamer
Author: ConVal Software, Inc., 805-529-6847
Version: 1.1 (06-30-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Hard disk; printer.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Phone support.
Look for: RENAMR.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
no charge); RENAMR.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMPRO forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 72330,1621 for assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
When you need to change external and/or internal names in your
software, try ReNamer. It automates this tedious manual
exercise, changing ALL references and changing them uniformly!
Use it when porting to a new platform, to re-organize your
naming conventions, to make your code more maintainable -
whenever renaming is called for.

Supports BASIC, BAT files, C, C++, COBOL, FORTRAN, MASM, MAKE
files, Oracle, Pascal, PL/I, REXX, xBASE, and ASCII text files.
A tool for the professional!


Product: RIE - Rimrock Icon Editor
Author: Rimrock Software, 208-772-9347
Version: 1.04 (02-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. EGA monitor.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, unlimited support.
Look for: RIE104.ZIP on BBSs (call 208-765-0180 to download it at
no charge); RIE104.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:PCVENC forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 71211,70 for assistance).
Download size: 141k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Now you can dress up text-based programs you create with
graphic images, without rewriting your program for a graphics
display mode. With RIE, you can create 'pseudo-graphic' icons
to display on an EGA or VGA display in text mode.

Created primarily to support version 6 of TCXL, the TesSeRact C
eXtended Library, but the ICONLOAD example provided shows you
how to load icons on your own.


Product: Technical Editor
Author: Superior Soft
DOS/OS2 Programmers/Text editor (VIRTUAL). See full
description on page 153.

Product: Visual Compare
Author: Whitney Software, Inc.
File comparison utility for programmers. See full description
on page 47.

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12.9 Software tools

See also: Database applications, Software tools (page 198).

12.9.1 For multiple programs

Product: BootMaster
Author: RoSi Software, 011-49-30-744-7707
Boot Configuration Manager. See full description on page 89.

12.9.2 For other

Product: 4Print
Author: Korenthal Associates, Inc., 212-242-1790
Paper saving utility for LaserJets & DeskJets. See full
description on page 68.

Product: Btr Help!
Author: Informative Technologies, 202-675-4528
Version: 1.88 (06-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. BTRIEVE.EXE or BREQUEST.EXE.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual with disk; One year of
Phone/FAX/Mail/Email/BBS support; Bonus Disk of Btrieve
Utilities; Btrieve "C" Library with full source; Certificate
for Free CompuServe Membership; Certificate for $7 off a
subscription to Shareware Magazine.
Look for: BTRHLP??.ZIP on BBSs (call 301-596-1180 to download it
at no charge); BHLP??.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:NOVA forum
LIBrary 14 (or contact userID 71311,2334 for assistance).
Download size: 180k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides the functions needed for the design, development and
maintenance of applications using Btrieve. It's great for file
maintenance with: Great Plains Accounting, IBM's Platinum
Series, Pacioli 2000 Accounting, Galacticomm BBS, Macola
Accounting, Xtrieve, Magic PC DBMS, DacEasy Accounting or any
application that uses Btrieve. It provides an easy way to
repair damaged Btrieve database files or test their integrity.
Browse and edit records in many different formats -- and much
more!


Product: Btr Watch
Author: Informative Technologies, 202-675-4528
Memory resident Btrieve debugger. See full description on
page 205.

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Product: Changer/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.01 (07-06-91)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: CHANO101.ZIP on BBSs; CHAN01.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 23k (about two minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Quickly changes words & phrases in text files without loading a
bulky word processor or text editor. Options to change files
in multiple directories, and to change hidden or read only
files. Typical uses include changing names in form letters or
other documents, or changing variable names in the source code
of a multimodule program. Built in safety features to prevent
data corruption.


Product: Convert To Structured BASIC
Author: Unique Software
Version: 1.3 (11-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $19.95
Registration benefits: Reduced rate upgrades; notification of
major upgrades; tech support by Fax and/or CompuServe Mail.
Look for: CVT-2SB.EXE on BBSs; CVT-SB.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMPRO forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 70130,330 for
assistance).
Download size: 65k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Converts GW-BASIC programs to a more structured, more legible
Structured (compiler) Basic format.
* unpacks multi-statement lines
* block all "IF" statements
* converts line number to labels
* removes unnecessary labels
* indents IF and looping structures
* self-extracting LZW archive


Product: DB2DOC
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Automatic DBF documentation for FoxPro/FB+. See full
description on page 202.

Product: DB2PRG
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Automatic DBF file creation for FoxPro/FB+. See full
description on page 202.

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Product: The Finishing Touch
Author: ImagiSOFT, Inc., 800-767-1978
Version: 2.0 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $69.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual.
Look for: FINISH.ZIP on BBSs (call 505-275-9697 to download it at
no charge); FINISH.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMPRO forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70632,1177 for assistance).
Download size: 99k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Cuts the cost of distributing your software by compressing
files so you need 50% fewer disks. It makes software
installation a breeze for the end user, which reduces support
costs. It has a powerful programming language so you can
display messages, check the user's hardware, modify their
AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS, print or view ASCII files, do
error checking, and more! Includes 67 pages of documentation
and two sample script files. No other fees to pay or programs
to buy.


Product: HyperPAD
Author: Brightbill-Roberts and Company, Ltd., 800-444-3490
The HyperMedia Platform for MS-DOS. See full description on
page 361.

Product: LiteComm(tm) for Microsoft C
Author: Information Technology, Ltd., 401-724-2730
LiteComm Communication Toolbox for Msoft C. See full
description on page 350.

Product: LiteComm(tm) for Turbo C
Author: Information Technology, Ltd., 401-724-2730
LiteComm Communications ToolKit for Turbo C. See full
description on page 350.

Product: MouseTools
Author: Arcanum Computing
Version: 1.0 (09-13-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Turbo Pascal.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, source code.
Look for: MOUSTL55.ZIP on BBSs (call 508-875-3618 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a set of mouse interface routines for Turbo Pascal
programmers. Included are low level routines for positioning
and moving mouse cursors as well as higher level routines for
selecting files, multiple choice questions, etc.

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Product: PBfmt
Author: Unique Software
Formats Power Basic Source Code Beautifully! See full
description on page 346.

Product: PBWindows
Author: Barry Erick, 717-675-3432
Wonderful Popup windows for PB. See full description on
page 347.

Product: PopDBF
Author: Bowen Software, 309-699-0950
4K TSR for "Instant Access to X-Base Files" See full
description on page 199.

Product: Prgmr's Productivity Pack Lite
Author: Falk Data Systems, 915-584-7670
Productivity Tools for Programmers. See full description on
page 344.

Product: Programmer's Productivity Pack
Author: Falk Data Systems, 915-584-7670
Productivity Tools for Programmers. See full description on
page 344.

Product: QQUERY (All Fox versions)
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Elaborate Query manager for FoxPro & FoxBASE+. See full
description on page 203.

Product: QQUERY (FoxBASE+ 2.10 version)
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Elaborate Query manager for FoxPro & FoxBASE+. See full
description on page 203.

Product: QQUERY (FoxPro 1.02 version)
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Elaborate Query Manager for FoxPro & FoxBASE+. See full
description on page 204.

Product: QQUERY (FoxPro 2.0 version)
Author: Carlos Berguido, 707-762-9067
Elaborate Query manager for FoxPro & FoxBASE+. See full
description on page 204.

Product: Show Partner Lite
Author: Brightbill-Roberts and Company, Ltd., 800-444-3490
Screen Show and Demo Disk Development System. See full
description on page 407.

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Product: Simply Help!
Author: SimpleWare, 709-489-3757
Version: 1.0 (01-07-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM, hard disk
recommended.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Latest version with shareware notices
removed. Support by mail.
Look for: SIMHLP10.ZIP on BBSs (call 709-489-6018 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 285k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Create stand alone help systems or add help to any program.
Editor has pull down menus, dialog boxes, mouse support, on-
line help, block operations, line drawing, import/export,
reports, and many more. Edit your file and instantly RUN it to
see the results.

Compiler creates EXE files or TSR files with your choice of hot
key. A library for QuickBASIC 4.xx is included. Applications
include TSR help for existing programs, catalogs, readme files,
manuals, on-line help for QuickBASIC programs.


Product: TesSeRact Screen Designer
Author: Innovative Data Concepts, Inc., 215-443-9705
Code-Generator for TCXL. See full description on page 354.

Product: WinEdit
Author: Wilson WindowWare, Inc., 206-937-9335
Perfect ASCII editor for Windows 3.0. See full description on
page 154.

Product: Workbase
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Dot-prompt utility for DBMS programmers. See full description
on page 199.


12.10 Other

Product: Adventure Game Toolkit (AGT)
Author: Softworks, 510-659-0533
Create your own text adventure games. See full description on
page 499.

Product: BOOT.SYS
Author: Hans Salvisberg
Use boot-up menus to select system config. See full
description on page 89.

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Product: EXTENDED BATCH LANGUAGE-PLUS!
Author: Seaware Corp., 407-738-1712
The real Batch Language you wish DOS had. See full description
on page 83.

Product: LJLAND
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Print docs, listings, manuals, spreadsheets. See full
description on page 73.

Product: PBWindows
Author: Barry Erick, 717-675-3432
Wonderful Popup windows for PB. See full description on
page 347.

Product: TurboBAT
Author: Foley Hi-Tech Systems, 415-826-6084
Version: 3.12 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Support.
Look for: TBT312.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 415-826-1707
to download it at no charge); TBT312.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70262,1463 for
assistance).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A batch file compiler that creates fast running .COM programs
from .BAT files. It supports all DOS commands as well as many
bat enhancements found in 4DOS and NDOS.

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Chapter 13
Education


13.1 Preschool

Product: Balloons
Author: AssistWare, 919-544-5567
Version: 3.8 (03-29-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $7.00
Registration benefits: Support, updates, information about other
children's programs.
Look for: BALLOONS.* on BBSs (multiple files) (call 317-856-2319
to download it at no charge); BALLOONS.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC
forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 89k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A simple, easy-to-use program designed to help young children
become familiar with the computer and have fun at the same
time. It provides visual delight for children 18 months and up
and hands-on experience with the computer. Balloons appear as
any key is struck and may be enlarged until they pop into a
rainbow as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" plays. This program
is designed to be your child's first program and to provide
hours of enjoyment.


Product: Brandon's Big Lunchbox
Author: Robichaux and Associates, 504-752-2620
Version: 1.5 (03-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disk.
Look for: BIGBOX.ZIP on BBSs; BIGBOX.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 71336,336 for
assistance); BIGBOX.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 0 (or
contact userID JEROBICHAUX for assistance).
Download size: 248k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
26 colorful educational games that will keep young computer
users busy for hours! Open the Lunchbox and your computer
users will have loads of fun learning computer skills, problem
solving, drilling on sight words, solving fun math problems,
playing memory games, learning the alphabet, plus much more.
Pick every game from the main Lunchbox menu. Keep the word
games fresh -- customize your word list!

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Product: Dr. Motes' Colorbook [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Coloring book program for young children. See full description
on page 413.

Product: DrawSome
Author: AssistWare, 919-544-5567
Version: 2.4 (03-30-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $8.00
Registration benefits: Support, updates, information on other
children's programs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DRAWSOME.ZIP on GEnie in
IBMPC forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 105k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A simple program designed to help young children become
familiar with the computer, mouse, and mouse operations. Lines
are drawn on the screen by moving an image of a hand with the
arrow-keys or mouse. Line color is selectable by keys or by
clicking the mouse buttons. The program also draws flowers,
circles, triangles, and squares.

Excellent program for developing mouse skills, finding the
location of certain keys, and learning basic geometric shapes.


Product: DressMeUp
Author: ShareGames, 619-283-0472
Cute paper doll game with stuffed animals. See full
description on page 514.

Product: EGA Mouse Paint
Author: Fischer Grafix & Software
Electronic Coloring Book. See full description on page 376.

Product: Pallanda
Author: ShareGames, 619-283-0472
Somewhat like Candy-Land with color spinner. See full
description on page 480.

Product: Play 'n' Learn
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 3.00 (01-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Unknown.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An education program for very young children 18 months to 3
years old. Includes eight basic games with multiple
variations. The games range from very simple - push a key and
get a response type game for 18 month old children - to more

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complex alphabet and matching games. Also includes an etch-a-
sketch type drawing game.

This program is offered as freeware. Vendors need specific
permission to distribute this software and they will be
provided with a version with their company name built in.


Product: School-Mom [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Complete children's education software. See full description
on page 404.

Product: Strudle
Author: ShareGames, 619-283-0472
Crayola draw and paint with save and redraw. See full
description on page 412.


13.2 Elementary

Product: Brandon's Big Lunchbox
Author: Robichaux and Associates, 504-752-2620
Educational fun for kids 3 - 7! See full description on
page 373.

Product: Dr. Motes' Colorbook [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Coloring book program for young children. See full description
on page 413.

Product: DressMeUp
Author: ShareGames, 619-283-0472
Cute paper doll game with stuffed animals. See full
description on page 514.

Product: EGA Mouse Paint
Author: Fischer Grafix & Software
Version: 4.2 (01-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. EGA monitor; Microsoft mouse.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone support.
Look for: EGAMP.ZIP on BBSs; EGAMP.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 70233,1315 for
assistance).
Download size: 95k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
If your kids like to color then they will enjoy using the mouse
to color in any of 29 pre-made picture. There are over 70
colors and patterns to select from in the program. Selecting a
picture and coloring it in is as easy as point and click. An
additional feature is the arrow draw program which allows you
to create and color your own drawings.

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Product: Flags
Author: Wyndware, 608-755-1628
Displays 600 Flags from around the World. See full description
on page 378.

Product: Melissa's Music Flashcards
Author: Fischer Grafix & Software
Music flashcards that are fun. See full description on
page 455.

Product: MEMORY [***]
Author: Jimmy Paris Software, 804-295-5496
Computer version of Concentration. See full description on
page 489.

Product: Q&A Study Aid
Author: Quid Pro Quo Software
Comprehensive Computer Testing/Grading System. See full
description on page 395.

Product: School-Mom [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Complete children's education software. See full description
on page 404.

Product: Spell Games
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Version: 1.1 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Registration, bonus programs, newsletter.
Look for: SPELL.ZIP on BBSs; SPELL.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IPMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 70721,3145 for
assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Practice Spelling as an Olympic Game. Pits your country
angainst another country. Choose spelling words from very easy
to very difficult. Words in the game come from spelling bee
lists. Also, easily add your own spelling words with the built
in editor -- enter your child's weekly spelling words. One of
th
our beta testers went on to win the school's spelling bee (5
grade), something she had never come close to doing before.


Product: STS26
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Space Shuttle Tracker. See full description on page 381.

Product: ToyBox II
Author: Virtual Magic Software
Powerful EGA/VGA graphical menu for all ages. See full
description on page 127.

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Product: WORDTRIX! [***]
Author: Tea Time Software, 513-523-3830
Version: 1.0 (03-28-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Free Upgrades, bonus utility, discounts
on other products.
Look for: WDTRX1.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it at
no charge); WDTRX1.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 71020,1350 for assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Tetris-like game that teaches selected phonic patterns.
Instead of blocks, phonograms (an, all, ing, etc.), vowel pairs
(ee, oa, etc.) or the "silent e" fall into "word frames" (words
with blanks) at the bottom of the playing area. Over 100 full-
color EGA-quality picture clues make this game playable by
young children! Fast/slow speed, sound on/off and pictures on/
off options available.


Product: World Name Game
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Graphic Geography Game. See full description on page 379.

Product: Zpeller
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Improves spelling & vocabulary skills. See full description on
page 380.


13.3 Junior high

Product: EQUALIZER
Author: Nine-Patch Software
Student and teacher test making and review. See full
description on page 383.

Product: Flags
Author: Wyndware, 608-755-1628
Version: 1991b (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 320k RAM, CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, upgrade
discounts.
Look for: FLAGS91.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 270k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The flags of the nations of the world are powerful symbols,
representing the history, beliefs, and hopes of the people of
each country. This program displays full-color represenations
of over 600 different flags: flags of every independent nation
in the world, plus hundreds of historical, regional, naval, and
personal flags. The flags may be viewed individually, or the

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program may be set to exhibit a continuous display of all the
flags. There is also a flag quiz to test your knowledge of
flags.


Product: I.Q. Challenge
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Test knowledge in 5 categories, earn diploma. See full
description on page 498.

Product: Q&A Study Aid
Author: Quid Pro Quo Software
Comprehensive Computer Testing/Grading System. See full
description on page 395.

Product: School-Mom [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Complete children's education software. See full description
on page 404.

Product: Spell Games
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Practice Spelling as an Olympic Game. See full description on
page 376.

Product: STS26
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Space Shuttle Tracker. See full description on page 381.

Product: TEACHER
Author: Tinker Software
Home study aid, many subjects. Configurable. See full
description on page 384.

Product: WinGraph
Author: XWare, Inc., 212-262-4982
Cartesian (2D & 3D) & Polar Equation Grapher. See full
description on page 337.

Product: World Name Game
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Version: 6.10 (09-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited assistance by mail.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; WNG2.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 70635,266 for
assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a unique geography learning environment. Through a
game like environment the program promotes the study of place-
name geography. Over 200 of the world's capital cities are
randomly presented as a graphic depiction of the country and

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surrounding area. Options include various size areas, adjacent
capitals, and latitude and longitude. The user is challenged to
enter the correct city or city and country name. Each user has
a record of his ten best scores.


Product: WORLD29
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Global Mapping/tracking Geography. See full description on
page 405.

Product: YRWAY
Author: Tinker Software
Student study aid, fully configurable. See full description on
page 385.

Product: Zpeller
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 2.00 (04-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. Mono/Colour Monitor.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Latest version without registration
reminder screens, another disk of Unicorn software to try, FREE
phone, BBS, mail TECH support, discounts from other shareware
companies.
Look for: ZPELR200.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); ZPELER.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:EDFORUM forum
LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 227k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An easy and effective way to improve spelling and vocabulary
for the individual student or an entire classroom. Tests
students in not only correct spelling but the word's
definition. Tracks words continually missed to help the
th
student concentrate on those words. Whether the user is a 4
grader with weekly tests or an out of school adult wanting to
improve those crucial spelling and vocabulary skills; Zpeller
is there to help. Handles up to 19 students at once, up to
64,000 words per student.


13.4 High school

Product: ACCU Music Printer
Author: Kevin Fischer, 619-487-5461
Prints out sheet music, transposes, etc. See full description
on page 453.

Product: DC Circuit Analysis
Author: Arthur Tanzella, 412-882-0723
Learn DC circuits and computer circuits. See full description
on page 397.

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Product: EQUALIZER
Author: Nine-Patch Software
Student and teacher test making and review. See full
description on page 383.

Product: FDplot
Author: Abri TEchnologies, Inc.
A quick scientific function/data & stat plot. See full
description on page 383.

Product: Fictionary
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
The game of fantastic/farfetched definitions. See full
description on page 505.

Product: HYPERGEO [***]
Author: Stuart Esten
Display of 4-D hypergeometric objects. See full description on
page 336.

Product: I.Q. Challenge
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Test knowledge in 5 categories, earn diploma. See full
description on page 498.

Product: Jubilee - Historical Discovery
History of Columbus,Lewis&Clark,Salk,Apollo 1. See full
description on page 400.

Product: Logic Circuit Analysis
Author: Arthur Tanzella, 412-882-0723
Learn Logic and Computer Circuits. See full description on
page 398.

Product: PC-ECAP
Author: Circuit Systems, 609-875-5433
AC Circuit Analysis program with graphics. See full
description on page 313.

Product: PENDULUM - computer experiments
Author: SCIENCE FUN
Interactive simulations. Problem generators. See full
description on page 398.

Product: Q&A Study Aid
Author: Quid Pro Quo Software
Comprehensive Computer Testing/Grading System. See full
description on page 395.

Product: Save the Planet
Author: Save the Planet Software, 303-641-5035
Ozone & greenhouse data, easy word processor. See full
description on page 399.

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Product: STS26
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Version: 7.0 (10-08-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited support by mail.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; STS26.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (or contact userID 70635,266 for
assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides a method for tracking the flight of the space shuttle.
Additionally the user can learn the dynamics of space flight.
Provides default setting for a typical shuttle mission. It
allows the user to enter a variety of parameters to accurately
track a given mission. Launch is permitted from Kennedy Space
Center, Vandenberg, any of the three Soviet launch sites, or
from South America. Each launch site provides its own default
launch parameters. On orbit parameters can be varied.


Product: TEACHER
Author: Tinker Software
Home study aid, many subjects. Configurable. See full
description on page 384.

Product: WinGraph
Author: XWare, Inc., 212-262-4982
Cartesian (2D & 3D) & Polar Equation Grapher. See full
description on page 337.

Product: World Name Game
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Graphic Geography Game. See full description on page 378.

Product: WORLD29
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Global Mapping/tracking Geography. See full description on
page 405.

Product: YRWAY
Author: Tinker Software
Student study aid, fully configurable. See full description on
page 385.

Product: YRWAYx.ZIP
Author: Tinker Software
Student aid, configurable to many languages. See full
description on page 385.

Product: Zpeller
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Improves spelling & vocabulary skills. See full description on
page 379.

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13.5 College

Product: BIBLOGIC
Author: Biblogic Computer Services
Bibliographic database manager. See full description on
page 170.

Product: EQUALIZER
Author: Nine-Patch Software
Version: 1.03 (03-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 400k (about 30 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Students working individually or in groups become aware of
their thinking as they translate class notes and reading
assignments into high quality test questions. In the process
they are converted from passive pupils into active scholars.
Teachers can prepare instructional question files in specific
topics for students to review at three levels of thinking and
to start the above writing process. Sample instructional
question files (IQF) are included.


Product: FDplot
Author: Abri TEchnologies, Inc.
Version: 1.2 (02-27-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor. Hard disk
recommended.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Three months support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FDPLOT.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:SCIENCE forum LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 72345,1623
for assistance).
Download size: 74k (about six minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A handy/fuss-free scientific function and data plotting
software intended for upper high-school or college students and
instructors. It is menu driven, fast and easier to use than
most graphics calculators. A linear regression statistics
program is included.


Product: Fictionary
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
The game of fantastic/farfetched definitions. See full
description on page 505.

Product: HYPERGEO [***]
Author: Stuart Esten
Display of 4-D hypergeometric objects. See full description on
page 336.

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Product: I.Q. Challenge
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Test knowledge in 5 categories, earn diploma. See full
description on page 498.

Product: KWIKSTAT
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Statistical Data Analysis. See full description on page 338.

Product: Lecture [***]
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Displays text-based slide show lectures. See full description
on page 282.

Product: PathProj
Author: softRX shareware
Path Projection for Ridge Regression. See full description on
page 339.

Product: PC-ECAP
Author: Circuit Systems, 609-875-5433
AC Circuit Analysis program with graphics. See full
description on page 313.

Product: PENDULUM - computer experiments
Author: SCIENCE FUN
Interactive simulations. Problem generators. See full
description on page 398.

Product: RXridge
Author: softRX shareware
Ridge Regression Computations & Graphics. See full description
on page 340.

Product: RXtraces
Author: softRX shareware
Interactive Ridge Regression TRACE Displays. See full
description on page 340.

Product: Save the Planet
Author: Save the Planet Software, 303-641-5035
Ozone & greenhouse data, easy word processor. See full
description on page 399.

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Product: TEACHER
Author: Tinker Software
Version: 2.0A (11-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited fax/BBS support.
Look for: TEACH20A.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-852-7708 to download it
at no charge); TCH20A.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 74010,773 for assistance).
Download size: 152k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to aid the student in studying for tests. It is
designed to be fully configurable with the ability to add or
delete test problems. I consider it useful to most students as
various subjects are covered for study, also with the ability
to change the problems it can be tailored to meet any age
requirement and can GROW with the students abilities.


Product: YRWAY
Author: Tinker Software
Version: 1.0 (01-24-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited fax/BBS support.
Look for: YRWAY1.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-852-7708 to download it at
no charge); YRWAY1.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 74010,773 for assistance).
Download size: 89k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed to aid the student in studying. It is designed to be
easily configurable with the ability to add or delete their own
SUBJECTS and ANSWERS. With the ability to change the Subjects
it can be tailored to meet any age needs and then can GROW with
the student. It can also be used as a "TRIVIA" type game, by
adding your questions.


Product: YRWAYx.ZIP
Author: Tinker Software
Version: 2.2 (03-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. Mouse, EGA monitor optional.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited support. Lifetime
registration.
Look for: YRWAY22.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-852-7708 to download it
at no charge); YRWY22.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 74010,773 for assistance).
Download size: 135k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Self help study program with the ability to work in many
foreign languages. You supply the Subjects/Answers and Prompts.
Fun and entertaining, it can be easily changed to match the
users knowledge level.

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13.6 Literature

Product: Babble!
Author: Korenthal Associates, Inc., 212-242-1790
Creativity tool for writers. See full description on page 168.

Product: Creativity Package
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Become more creative & improve your writing. See full
description on page 168.

Product: ENIGMACROSS
Author: CROSSDOWN, 716-482-8092
Solve and construct professional acrostics. See full
description on page 505.

Product: JEPRS (Jeepers!)
Author: Louis M. Miranda, 214-522-5110
Bibliographic Database Management System. See full description
on page 206.

Product: PoeTrio
Author: Chatfield Software, Inc., 216-569-3201
Version: 1.0 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Unlimited support, free bonus disk,
product discounts.
Look for: CSPT.ZIP on BBSs; CSPT.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBM
APPLIC forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 71031,1036 for
assistance).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Coaches you through the processes for writing three kinds of
verse: free verse, "cantonas," and haiku. Highly interactive,
it contains three separate programs, each with its own editor.
Educational and entertaining. For all ages.


Product: Poetry Generator
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Turn your computer into a poet! See full description on
page 169.

Product: Poetry Star
Author: Chatfield Software, Inc., 216-569-3201
AI poetry writing for entertainment, educ. See full
description on page 516.

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13.7 Foreign language

Product: Crossword Creator
Author: PC HELP-LINE, 714-797-3091
Multi-lingual crossword puzzle editor. See full description on
page 503.

Product: LQMATRIX [***]
Author: Jimmy Paris Software, 804-295-5496
Softfonts and softfont editor for Epson LQ. See full
description on page 64.

Product: REXL-Lazarillo de Tormes
Author: REXL, 619-481-0781
Version: 1.1 (12-03-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $24.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual and description of book,
telephone support, upgrade and new product notification.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; REXL.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:FLEFO forum LIBrary 0 (multiple files).
Download size: 800k (about 60 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This version of the original Spanish edition of "Lazarillo de
Tormes", a classic Spanish novel, displays text and the pop-up
English translations of words and idiomatic expressions that
exactly match the meaning of the text. Improve your Spanish
reading skills and enjoy reading this book without the hassle
of using a dictionary to look up words and idiomatic
expressions that you do not know.


13.8 Computers

See also: Business, Training aids (page 281).

Product: Computer Trivia Quiz
Author: Shoestring Software
Version: 1.0 (09-07-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 320k RAM.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual, Latest Version on Disk,
T-Shirt, 180 days mail support.
Look for: QUIZ.ZIP on BBSs; QUIZ.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMNEW
forum LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 74130,3460 for assistance);
QUIZ.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID
SHOESTRING for assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
An entertaining and enlightening way to increase and/or test
your computer literacy. Subjects range from stone-age
computing, famous founders, milestones, events, machines and

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terms to the latest innovations. Can be played by one to six
players. Questions are presented in multiple choice format. For
those that are stumped, don't know the correct answer or just
want to know more about the subject, there is an extremely
informative hint. Try this!


Product: Pascal Robots (P-ROBOTS)
Author: Softworks, 510-659-0533
Program a robot in Pascal and battle others. See full
description on page 484.

Product: PC-GLOSSARY
Author: Disston Ridge, Inc., 813-323-0961
Version: 4.2 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk or high density
drive.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe support,
update discounts.
Look for: GLOSRY.ZIP on BBSs; GLOSRY.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 70441,544 for
assistance); GLOSRY.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 340k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This educational desktop reference program helps you keep
abreast of the ever-changing terminology in the world of
microcomputers. Hundreds of terms, acronyms, buzzwords, and
abbreviations are defined with many useful reference tables at
your fingertips. Not just one or two line definitions; each
entry has an entire screen full of related information and is
intelligently cross-referenced to other entries.


13.8.1 Operating system tutors

Product: DOS Summary
Author: Computer Knowledge
Version: 1.01 (02-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Support.
Look for: DOSSUM.ZIP on BBSs; DSUM01.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 75655,210 for
assistance).
Download size: 120k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A DOS command summary program. When started from DOS you have
the option of accessing either an alphabetical menu of DOS
commands or a menu where commands are grouped by function. A
second way of accessing a command is by starting the program
with a command name as a parameter. Finds the closest match to
the command you entered -- so exact spelling is not necessary.

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Only DOS commands are in this version; batch commands and
CONFIG.SYS commands are not. DOS versions to 4.01 supported.


Product: DOS Summary (Hypertext)
Author: Computer Knowledge
Version: 2.0 (02-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual with command examples not
found in the software, master disks, bonus utilities.
Shareware disks of other products.
Look for: DOSSUM20.ZIP on BBSs; DSUM02.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 75655,210 for
assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
DOS Summary is a hypertext tutorial and reference product which
covers all DOS commands and drivers through MS-DOS 5.0. Also
added are tutorials covering memory management and how DOS
starts. The program can be used in standalone or resident mode.
When started, you have the option of an alphabetical command
menu or a menu where commands are grouped by function. You may
also start the program with a DOS command name as a parameter
and be taken immediately to that command.


Product: DosEA 1--For Absolute Beginners
Author: Langin Software, 618-532-4899
Version: 2.00 (05-19-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DEA1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 73770,615 for
assistance).
Download size: 112k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A series of hypertext tutorials on MS-DOS. Demonstrates the
hypertext system used in the remainder of the series. Supports
a mouse.

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Product: DosEA 2--What is DOS?
Author: Langin Software, 618-532-4899
Version: 2.00 (05-19-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DEA2.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 73770,615 for
assistance).
Download size: 142k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Second in the DosEA series. A background on how computers and
MS-DOS were developed is given. "Operating system" is
described. The DOS prompt and the DOS commands are introduced.
Hands-on practice is provided in recognizing the DOS prompt and
changing default disk drives. A "hyperbook": Has chapters like
a book, but is written in hypertext. Start the series here or
with any DosEA program: Each one stands alone.


Product: DosEA 3--10 Easy Commands
Author: Langin Software, 618-532-4899
Version: 2.00 (05-19-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DEA3.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 73770,615 for
assistance).
Download size: 154k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Third in the DosEA series of hypertext tutorials on MS-DOS.
DosEA 3 describes and provides hands-on practice for 10 easy
DOS commands: CLS, DATE, DIR, EXIT, PROMPT, TIME, TYPE, VER,
VERIFY, and VOL. The program screens for errors: If the user
enters a command wrong, it is not accepted. If three errors
are made, the program demonstrates how to enter the command. A
properly entered command is executed by the user's DOS.

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Product: DosEA 4--Find That Command!
Author: Langin Software, 618-532-4899
Version: 2.00 (05-19-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DEA4.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 73770,615 for
assistance).
Download size: 116k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Fourth in the DosEA series of hypertext tutorials. This
utility helps the user find the right DOS commands to perform
certain tasks. Memory jolting words are used to direct users
to the appropriate commands.


Product: DosEA 5--All About MS-DOS 5.0
Author: Langin Software, 618-532-4899
Version: 1.00 (07-05-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DEA5.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 73770,615 for
assistance).
Download size: 128k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Fifth in the DosEA series of hypertext tutorials on DOS. This
is a reference of the additions, deletions, and changes in MS-
DOS 5. It makes feature-by-feature, command-by-command,
switch-by-switch comparisons between MS-DOS 5 and previous
representative versions of DOS. It is not only for beginners,
but also experienced computer users; those that have MS-DOS 5
and those that do not. In short, anyone who is interested in
the changes in MS-DOS 5.

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Product: DosEA 6--Switched on DOS
Author: Langin Software, 618-532-4899
Version: 1.00 (09-14-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DEA6.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 73770,615 for
assistance).
Download size: 138k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A hypertext database of the 238 DOS command switches and
parameters from versions 1.0 to 5.0. (MS-DOS 5.0 added 85
switches and other parameters!) Access them by command, DOS
version, switch, parameter, or name. Nothing else like it. A
"must have" for "power users."


Product: Stringer/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Version: 1.02 (06-06-90)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.0 or better.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
Look for: STRIO102.ZIP on BBSs; STRIO1.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMNEW forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 76430,1071 for
assistance).
Download size: 15k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Draws string art in a Presentation Manager window. Use as a
demonstration, or to help train new users on OS/2. Also
helpful for showing machine capabilities or taking advantage of
idle CPU time. Options to change color & speed. Hypnotic &
addicting!


Product: TUTOR.COM
Author: Computer Knowledge
Version: 4.5 (05-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks.
Look for: TUTCOM.ZIP on BBSs; TUTCOM.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 75655,210 for
assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A minicourse in microcomputing covering the basics of a variety
of topics including: Computer History, Introduction to DOS,
Computer Terminology, Subdirectories, Hardware, Batch Files,
the Keyboard, and Introduction to Programming. Material is
presented in a series of screens and the user has the ability

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to move forward or backward through the tutorials, or jump to
selected locations using a menu. Short quizzes test you on your
knowledge but you may bypass these when reviewing.


13.8.2 Typing tutors

Product: DTQ
Author: Roger D Hamilton, +44-320 51282
Memory Game for adults/children & typing aid. See full
description on page 515.

Product: PC-FasType/CGA
Author: Trendtech Corporation, 201-694-8622
Version: 4.3 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk with latest version; Printed 80-page
User's Guide, Money-back-guarantee.
Look for: FSTYPC43.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A professional menu-driven MS-DOS typing tutorial for PC's
equipped with any of 3 popular keyboard styles. Program
displays image of keyboard and prompts for letters and words to
type. New version has many added features. Options to type your
own text files, or choose your own letters for drills.
Features: save settings, save statistics, print history; Open
Typing lets you practice WP skills; type Long Paragraphs
without keyboard display; Timed Exercises, KAPS for Kids;
Hidden keys, sound, more...


Product: PC-FasType/MONO [***]
Author: Trendtech Corporation, 201-694-8622
Version: 1.3 (08-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk with latest version; 80-page printed
User's Guide; money-back guarantee.
Look for: FSTYPM13.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This MONOCHROME version of PC-FasType/CGA will run on any PC.
Uses character graphics to display keyboards. Functionality
identical to the CGA version. Ideal for portables, laptops, and
notebook PC's. See PC-FasType/CGA description for more
details.

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Product: TYPE TREK [***]
Author: Tea Time Software, 513-523-3830
Version: 1.0 (08-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Free updates, 1 year of support,
discounts on other products.
Look for: TTREKV10.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it
at no charge); TTKV10.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 71020,1350 for assistance).
Download size: 68k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A typing tutor in game format. It uses animated character
graphics, and loosely follows the format of classic Star Trek
computer games. Typing exercises are provided by having the
user type "code words" to fire phasers, torpedoes, etc. Pop-up
help screens for fingering, play hints, and a "boss" screen are
available at any time during play. A 13-page manual is
provided that also describes the basics of touch typing.


13.9 Teachers

Product: BESTTEST
Author: WiseWare
Version: 1.5 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Bound version of users manual, disk with
latest program release.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; BSTTST.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:EDFORUM forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72247,1323
for assistance).
Download size: 218k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes test preparation easy. Supports all standard item
formats: essay, fill-in, true/false, multiple choice, and
matching. Full word wrap. Items up to 25, 43 or 50 lines in
length (depending on your monitor). Up to 1000 test items in a
single file. Easy export of items from one file to another.
The program supports bold, underline, subscript and
superscript. You may use any character in the extended ASCII
set. Choose test items manually or use the auto-select
function. On-line help.


Product: BIBLOGIC
Author: Biblogic Computer Services
Bibliographic database manager. See full description on
page 170.

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Product: Crossword Clipper for Windows [***]
Author: PC HELP-LINE, 714-797-3091
Crossword puzzle layout/publishing tool. See full description
on page 160.

Product: Crossword Creator
Author: PC HELP-LINE, 714-797-3091
Multi-lingual crossword puzzle editor. See full description on
page 503.

Product: CROSSWORD POWER
Author: WISCO Computing, 715-423-8189
Make crossword puzzles from your words/clues. See full
description on page 504.

Product: FASTFILE
Author: Interactive Mini Systems, Inc., 509-783-3829
Laptop database for business, school, home. See full
description on page 185.

Product: LessonPlanZ
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 2.10 (01-07-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics or LaserJet
printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.
Look for: LPLANZ21.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); LPLANZ.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:EDFORUM forum
LIBrary 0 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 180k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lesson planning made easy! The program has separate areas for
Goals, Objectives, Methods, Evaluations, and Materials. Each
area can be from 1 to 5000 lines long! Header infromation
holds title, dates covered, number of days, subject and more.
Default settings for School and Teacher Name. Prints a variety
of reports including a basic lesson plan, separate areas, a
custom listing, and folder labels to hold your plans! Uses
common WP commands, menu driven, mousable, and on line help.


Product: PC-CAI
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Write Computer Driven Tutorial on any Subject. See full
description on page 402.

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Product: Q&A Study Aid
Author: Quid Pro Quo Software
Version: 3.90 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. External flat-file editor,
256k RAM.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Notification of upgrades; upgrades
available for $5.00 S&H, elimination of "Unregistered" notices.
Look for: Q&ASA*.ZIP on BBSs (call 517-695-9952 to download it at
no charge); QASA*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary
11 (or contact userID 73760,2032 for assistance).
Download size: 113k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A computer-based test creation and execution system. Test
databases of up to 40000 questions are created with external
editor using simple syntax. Program contains compiler and test
interpreter, presents the compiled test, scores all answers and
optionally records results in a score file. All data is
encrypted or password-protected. Score files may be exported.
Supports all question types except essay. Has weighting, letter
grade associations, correct answer display, more.


Product: SURVEY POWER
Author: WISCO Computing, 715-423-8189
Demographic and correlation survey analysis. See full
description on page 341.

Product: WORDSEARCH POWER [***]
Author: WISCO Computing, 715-423-8189
Create word searches & vocabulary bingo cards. See full
description on page 508.

13.9.1 Gradebooks

Product: GRADE BOOK POWER
Author: WISCO Computing, 715-423-8189
Version: 3.00 (01-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $61.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, printed manual, telephone
and BBS support, supporting Word Perfect macros.
Look for: GRADEBKL.ZIP on BBSs (call 715-435-3855 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 245k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Many special options for elementary and secondary teachers. Use
either two-9 week terms or 3-6 week terms per semester. Create
over 20 different reports. Individual progress reports can
include assignment date, title, letter grade, points earned,
points possible, grading trend, category averages, personal and
general comments, absences, missing and excused assignments,
parent signature, grade override, grading scale, weighting,

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semester exam, throw out low exam, extra credit, term &
semester grade.


Product: GradeBook for Windows
Author: Russell Stevens
Version: 1.05 (04-07-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Hard disk. VBRUN100.DLL-
Visual Basic DLL.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; GB.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:EDFORUM forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 70150,323 for
assistance).
Download size: 233k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Advanced GradeBook for the professional educator. Extensive on-
line help. No practical limit on terms, classes, students or
tasks. User categories, optional ID#'s, total points or
weighted scores, discard worst score(s), extra credit, multiple
class score and grade distributions with charts, progress
reports, import, export and clipboard support, font support,
interim weights, required final scores, much more.


Product: VAR Grade
Author: VARed Software, 805-523-7546
Version: 5.01A (04-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 512k RAM, 720K or larger disk
drive.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, plus next
major version (and manual).
Look for: VARGRA.ZIP on BBSs; VARGRA.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:ZNT:PBS forum LIBrary 0 (or contact userID 73427,112 for
assistance).
Download size: 653k (about 49 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Used for both grades and attendance. Both letter and number
grades are accepted. Any assignment or score can be changed at
any time. There are many types of pre-defined assignments
(tasks), including ones that are the sums, averages, and
weights of other tasks. Any task or combination of tasks can
be plotted, correlated, and analyzed statistically--including
what-ifs. Attendance, database items, & seating charts can be
recorded. Data can be printed any way you want.

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13.10 Science

Product: DC Circuit Analysis
Author: Arthur Tanzella, 412-882-0723
Version: 1.1 (03-31-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 300k RAM, EGA monitor, 750k
disk space,.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, three months of support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 175k (about 13 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Intended as an educational tool for introducing the user to the
concepts of Direct Current (DC) circuits in general, and
digital computer circuits in particular. The user can create
and evaluate circuits on the screen. The documentation can
function as a tutorial to learn about semiconductors, logic,
and digital computer circuits. Numerous sample circuits are
included and used in the tutorial.


Product: Ecomaster
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
Ecology simulation for 1 or more players. See full description
on page 511.

Product: Logic Circuit Analysis
Author: Arthur Tanzella, 412-882-0723
Version: 1.1 (06-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 350k RAM, EGA monitor, 1MB
disk space.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, three months of support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Intended as an educational tool for introducing the user to the
concepts of logic in general, and digital computers in
particular. Logic circuits can be created and evaluated on the
computer screen. The documentation can function as a tutorial
to learn about logic and digital computers. Numerous sample
circuits are included. The documentation will teach the user
how to design and build a 4-bit CPU using logic gates.


Product: METRIC-X
Author: Orion Development Corporation, 800-992-8170
Metric-English-Metric Conversion Utility. See full description
on page 283.

Product: PC-TRACK
Author: Thomas C. Johnson, 513-878-9174
Satellite Tracking Package. See full description on page 426.

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Product: PENDULUM - computer experiments
Author: SCIENCE FUN
Version: 1.0 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. EGA monitor. Mouse strongly
recommended.
Registration fee: $23.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, teachers guide, master
disks, 6 months support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PNDLM.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 13 (or contact userID 72371,312 for
assistance).
Download size: 200k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Based on computer simulations, duplicates the behavior of real
pendulums under a large variety of circumstances. You perform
experiments; the computer verifies the accuracy of measurements
& calculations. A large variety of problems are generated and
solved on-line with computer verification and assistance. The
level is pre-calculus, for Sr. High or Jr. College, or for
anyone interested in learning more about mechanical systems,
while having fun. Written by professional physicist. Easy to
use.


Product: Save the Planet
Author: Save the Planet Software, 303-641-5035
Version: 2.50 (01-31-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 512k RAM, CGA or Hercules
monitor.
Registration fee: $24.95
Registration benefits: Quick reference guide, master disks,
support, bonus utilities, upgrade discounts.
Look for: STP250.ZIP on BBSs (call 919-434-8664 to download it at
no charge); SAVEP.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:OUTDOORS forum
LIBrary 16.
Download size: 335k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Learn about ozone depletion and global warming with an
interesting presentation using graphics, text, and maps. Up-to-
date global data - population explosion, deforestation,
atmospheric chemistry - on issues affecting you, your kids, the
planet. Take action, using STP's resources:

Built-in word processor, using Congressional database, for
quick letters to Washington. Greenhouse simulator,
environmental groups, voting scores, new legislation,
recycling, shopping, investing, energy saving ideas.


Product: WinGraph
Author: XWare, Inc., 212-262-4982
Cartesian (2D & 3D) & Polar Equation Grapher. See full
description on page 337.

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13.11 History

Product: CHRONOS
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
Interactive historical timelines. See full description on
page 401.

Product: Flags
Author: Wyndware, 608-755-1628
Displays 600 Flags from around the World. See full description
on page 377.

Product: Jubilee - Historical Discovery
Version: 1.1 (06-02-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. VGA monitor, mouse.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Printed teachers manual.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 675k (about 50 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Period art work, music, scrolled text, shazam effects
(SAND,EXPLOSIONS) accompany history lessons of 4 explorations.
Student opinions are anonomously collected. Students are
invited to compare discoveries. Topics covered are the
background events leading to the discovery, the cost of the
ventures, the preparations made by the explorers.


Product: On This Day
Author: The Software Construction Co.
Version: 1.1 (11-26-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks.
Look for: OTD_11.ZIP on BBSs (call 508-454-3864 to download it at
no charge); OTD.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum LIBrary 7
(or contact userID 70313,3615 for assistance).
Download size: 122k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This event DB and printing program accepts the date you are
interested and it prints the events that happened on that day
in history:
* Astronomical Events (Moon Phases, Solstices, etc)
* Birthdays of famous people
* Religious Holidays (Jewish, Christian, etc)
* Much more

Uses text file databases, meaning you can edit them with your
favorite text editor (though they can be read in compressed
form). A personal events file is also supported.

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13.12 Writing

See also: Writing applications (page 148).

Product: Creativity Package
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Become more creative & improve your writing. See full
description on page 168.


13.13 Software tools

13.13.1 For other

Product: Adventure Game Toolkit (AGT)
Author: Softworks, 510-659-0533
Create your own text adventure games. See full description on
page 499.

Product: APPLICATION & VERIFICATION MGT.
Author: First Step Software
Version: AV-2.0 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.2 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $95.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, unlimited phone/
newsletter support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Eligibility is checked during entry of application and letter
of approval or denial is printed. Verification can be done by
random sample or focus and letters are printed. School reports
listed by eligibility and student last name. District reports
include student status, parent status and ethnic summary.
Federal income table can be changed yearly by operator.


Product: CHRONOS
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
Version: 2.12 (05-05-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CHRNOS.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 76703,3046
for assistance).
Download size: 132k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
How old was Paul Revere when he rode into history? How many
years separated Michelangelo and Cortez? This program lets you
sort and select by individual people and events, or groups and
factions, to develop new insights and trace patterns across
different eras and cultures. Useful to history and art
students, teachers, genealogists, lawyers, writers or anyone

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interested in exploring historical relations or cultural
events. Prints wall charts. Also includes an automatic trivia
game generator


Product: CROSSDOWN
Author: CROSSDOWN, 716-482-8092
Solve and construct professional crosswords. See full
description on page 503.

Product: HyperPAD
Author: Brightbill-Roberts and Company, Ltd., 800-444-3490
The HyperMedia Platform for MS-DOS. See full description on
page 361.

Product: MakeDemo
Author: WindhamWoods Publishing, 603.893.2667
Presentation program with interactive menuing. See full
description on page 221.

Product: NETCLASS
Author: Pyramid Software, 607-748-6630
Version: 1.00 (03-05-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Novell LAN.
Registration fee: $89.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
upgrade discounts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; NCLASS.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:NOVLIB forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID 73467,221 for
assistance).
Download size: 110k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides an electronic classroom environment on a Novell
network by allowing an instructor to transmit live screens,
keystrokes, and mouse pointer, to an ulimited number of
students on the LAN. Students are allowed to take notes on-
line during a live session. Can be used for other purposes
such as sales presentations, tradeshows, store-front displays,
etc. Features include graphic support, mouse support, NetWare
style menus, easy installation, etc.

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Product: PC-CAI
Author: TexaSoft, 214-291-2115
Version: 2.05 (05-24-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual, Bonus Examples,
discounted updates, newsletter.
Look for: PCCAI2.ZIP on BBSs; PCCAI2.ARC on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 70721,3145 for
assistance).
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A computer assisted instructional tool. This award-winning
authoring language allows you to write computer driven
tutorial, tests, rolling demos, and similar programs. Use
color, graphics, animation, questions and answers, menuing and
branching. Respond to input from users, record answers, grade
results. This is only CAI type program to win 4 stars (highest
rank) in "Tools For Teachers" in Shareware Magazine.


Product: PREP
Author: Southwind Software
Version: 1.2 (08-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: User Guide, Support by Mail or
Compuserve.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PREP.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPPS forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 70401,3026 for
assistance).
Download size: 240k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Multiple Choice, True/False Test/Drill Program generator.
Question Sets may contain up to 200 questions. Sub-sets may be
created from Master Question Sets. Each question may contain 5
choices with responses for questions answered correctly and
incorrectly. Extensive review opportunities of individual and
group results (up to 300 individuals). Also, generates ASCII
files for manual testing and answer entry. Context Sensitive
Help throughout.


Product: Technical Editor
Author: Superior Soft
DOS/OS2 Programmers/Text editor (VIRTUAL). See full
description on page 153.

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13.14 Other

Product: 3 ball Juggler
Author: First Magnitude, 513-436-0232
Juggling tutor and arcade-game like simulator. See full
description on page 494.

Product: ELMER
Author: Software for Amateur Radio, 301-593-6136
Version: 1.00 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 1.0 or better.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Phone support, free upgrades.
Look for: ELMER100.ZIP on BBSs (call 301-593-9067 to download it
at no charge); ELMER1.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HAMNET forum
LIBrary 0 (or contact userID 70531,1405 for assistance).
Download size: 65k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This expert system is based on a finite state machine using
table driven software. The declarative knowledge is stored in
the form of separate ASCII text and command files. The
procedural knowledge is stored in the state table. Data files
correspond to the Knowledge Engine (and the Inference Engine),
the State Tables correspond to the Inference Engine. Also
contains an ASCII editor for text files, and a tool to view the
state table. Educational and useful for S/W support.



Product: LEANER
Author: MoonStone Software, 602-955-4266
Weight Control Charting & Motivation Program. See full
description on page 272.

Product: LessonPlanZ
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Lesson planning made EZ. See full description on page 394.

Product: Q&A Study Aid
Author: Quid Pro Quo Software
Comprehensive Computer Testing/Grading System. See full
description on page 394.

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Product: School-Mom [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Version: 4.1 (07-07-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, mail support, bonus
utilities, and additional software.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MOM410.Z on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 73757,1111 for
assistance).
Download size: 193k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a complete education program for kids of all ages
written by Dr. Andrew Motes. With this software you can have
fun while you learn. It has modules for Math, Music
Composition, English, Spelling, Art, Telling Time, and even an
exam generator. Each module has multiple learning levels so
your child will never outgrow it.


Product: THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVISER
Author: Ronin Software, 206-391-9521
Expert tax/legal help for small businesses. See full
description on page 287.

Product: VERSAMAP
Author: Charles H. Culberson, 302-731-0694
Version: 1.16 (02-21-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe/mail
support, bonus maps.
Look for: VMAP.ZIP on BBSs; VMAPS.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70511,3134 for assistance).
Download size: 334k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Draws outline maps on 8 map projections using the digital map
databases Micro World Data Bank II and The World Digitized.
Maps can be printed on the screen, on dot-matrix or laser
printers, as bit-mapped .PCX files, as Lotus .PIC files, or as
ASCII files, for use with paint programs, word processors, and
presentation graphics or technical graphing programs. Text may
be added to maps using Courier or Helvetica fonts supplied with
the program. A digital map database is supplied with the
program.

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Product: WORLD29
Author: Robert L. Lloyd
Version: 2.9D (12-11-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: One free update on user provided disk.
Discounts on additional updates.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; WORLDX.EXE on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70635,266 for
assistance).
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Puts a globe in your computer. It provides rapid maps of any
place on earth. Over 200 National capitals are located the user
can add locations and overlay maps to meet his own needs.
Additionally, it provides a global tracking system which allows
the user to track anything that can be given a latitude and
longitude, anywhere in the world.

Provides sample Hurricane tracks, sample map overlays, and
sample Custom Location files. Search by Name or Point and
shoot.

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Chapter 14
Graphics

See also: Communications, Modem-based graphics applications
(page 221).


14.1 Viewing programs

Product: FileBUDDY
Author: Lenard Dean
Text, Archive, and Image File Viewer. See full description on
page 49.

Product: Listico
Author: Gateway Software
Version: 2.00 (05-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. EGA monitor.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Registration code.
Look for: LICO20.ZIP on BBSs; LICO20.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:WIN
forum LIBrary 0 (or contact userID 73567,2755 for assistance);
LICO20.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 0 (or contact userID
P.RABERGEAU2 for assistance).
Download size: 120k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Composed of two executables, a MS-DOS version and a WINDOWS 3.0
version. These 2 programs have the same major functionality:
Display WINDOWS 3.0 ICONS for users of VGA (or EGA or SVGA)
graphics boards. LISTICO displays alphabetically up to 4000
icon files. With the LISTICO MS-DOS Version, you can easily
find an icon in a large library and launch an Icon Editor.


Product: Movie Guide
Author: SANDD Software, 703-444-8655
Catalog Movies with full multimedia support. See full
description on page 450.

Product: Paint Shop Pro
Author: JASC, Inc., 612-934-7117
Image displayer, converter, editor. Scrn Cap. See full
description on page 417.

Product: PixFolio Image Catalog System
Author: ACK Software, 502-955-7527
Windows Image Cataloging System. See full description on
page 14.

Product: PlotManager
Author: John Intorcio, 617-246-9640
Plot Management Utility. See full description on page 415.

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Product: Show Partner Lite
Author: Brightbill-Roberts and Company, Ltd., 800-444-3490
Version: 3.7 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM, CGA or Hercules
monitor.
Registration fee: $79.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, printed/bound manuals,
free 800# tech support, special offers and discounts.
Look for: SPLIT*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 315-472-1058
to download it at no charge); SPLIT*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:PCVENC forum LIBrary 1 (multiple files) (or contact userID
75300,363 for assistance); SPLIT*.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum
LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID R.ROBERTS27 for
assistance).
Download size: 640k (about 48 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The venerable software classic that introduced the development
of lively, animated screen shows to the general computing
public. First released in 1985 and subsequently bundled with
the Microsoft Mouse for several years, this program has over
750,000 users. This version updates the program with several
new screen effects, enhanced graphical menu capability, and
smoother animation/color palette manipulation. Included is a
royalty-free runtime module.


Product: SlideManager
Author: John Intorcio, 617-246-9640
AutoCAD Slide Library Manager. See full description on
page 423.

Product: STAFF-GRAF
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Version: 2.0 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM. Hard disk. Extended/
expanded memory recommended.
Registration fee: $39.00
Registration benefits: Printed manul, latest version of the
program, phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; STFGRA.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 100016,1707
for assistance).
Download size: 560k (about 42 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Data stored in all or selected records of a DBF file can
directly be plotted on the screen, printer or plotter in one or
more of the types: Line, Marks, Bar, Stacked Bar, Pie, High-
Low. Graphs can be stored on disk in PCX format. The
orientation of graphs can be portrait or landscape. Over 70
printer and plotters are supported. Titles and a legend can be
defined. Scaling can be manual or automatic (logarithmic too).

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Up to six functions can be plotted on one graph. A background
grid can be generated.


Product: WAMPUM
Author: Ward Mundy Software, 404-237-9420
Menu-Driven dBASE-Compat. DBMS in a 20K TSR. See full
description on page 182.


14.2 Drawing programs

Product: Chartist
Author: Novagraph, 214-231-2169
Version: 1.02b (04-28-92)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. Mouse, EGA monitor,
graphics printer.
Registration fee: $72.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; NGCHAR.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 74036,2325
for assistance).
Download size: 137k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This comprehensive flow charting and org charting package for
Windows 3.0 features full color and font support, multiple
symbol and border styles and automatic routing of lines in
multiple styles. It also supports hypertext references to other
documents, import of bitmap graphics into symbols, and export
of data into other applications.


Product: CHARTS UNLIMITED [***]
Author: Graphware, Inc., 513-424 6733
Version: 2.0 (01-01-92)
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, one year phone/newsletter
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CU.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMSW forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 72077,3367 for
assistance).
Download size: 512k (about 38 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Makes it a snap to create flowcharts,org charts,Gantt
charts,forms, floor plans and many other type of charts. You
can draw multi-page charts using a large worksheet and quickly
scroll in any direction. With just a few strokes you can
display and use 36 objects and symbols or design your own
library of objects. Print charts on most dot-matrix or laser
printers horizontally or vertically.

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Product: The Children's Graphics Program [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Version: 4.0 (07-07-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM, mouse, EGA monitor.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Mail support. Shareware disks of other
programs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CG40.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 73757,1111 for
assistance).
Download size: 193k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Can be used to draw lines, boxes, circles, and macros. These
drawings can be painted, edited, stored, and even animated.
Pictures can be exported to Dr. Motes' Colorbook.


Product: DRAFT CHOICE
Author: TRIUS, Inc., 508-794-9377
Powerful, Vector Based CAD Program. See full description on
page 414.

Product: FLODRAW
Version: 2.2 (11-30-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 512k RAM, CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $37.50
Registration benefits: Printed user manual, disk of symbols used
in symbol libraries.
Look for: FDRAW22*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files); FDRAW*.ZIP on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 10 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 73230,403 for assistance).
Download size: 260k (about 20 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Draws black & white diagrams like flowcharts, electric
schematics, and organization charts. Great for documentation!
Symbol libraries for flowcharts, electronic schematics, logic
diagrams, and others included. Or draw your own symbols and
create your own symbol libraries. Automatic line drawing, last
symbol undo, multiple fonts, menu driven. Keyboard control

only. Includes utility to convert diagrams to PCX format files.
Interactive tutorial gets you started quickly.

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Product: Magic Brush & Magic Show
Author: Nassib Nassar
Version: 1.50 (08-16-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual and program disk, 1 year
support by mail, nominal upgrade fees. Overseas: add $6.00 for
postage.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MB150.ARC on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 74620,111 for
assistance); MB150.ARC on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 14 (or
contact userID R.NASSAR1 for assistance).
Download size: 140k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A drawing/painting and slide show program. It allows accurate
pixel by pixel control of drawing. Status screen overlay for
accurate cut and paste. Several paste modes, color remapping,
horizontal, vertical, or diagonal flip, on-line help screen.
Has simple script language for slide show and simple animation.


Product: PathProj
Author: softRX shareware
Path Projection for Ridge Regression. See full description on
page 339.

Product: PC-Draft-CAD
Author: Natural Software, 708-377-7320
Vector based Computer Aided Design & Drafting. See full
description on page 415.

Product: Recursive Realm
Author: Austin Software Design, 303-242-7606
Fast and fun fractal exploration program. See full description
on page 338.

Product: RXridge
Author: softRX shareware
Ridge Regression Computations & Graphics. See full description
on page 340.

Product: RXtraces
Author: softRX shareware
Interactive Ridge Regression TRACE Displays. See full
description on page 340.

Product: STAFF-GRAF
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Graphics for Data stored in dBASE III format. See full
description on page 407.

Product: Stringer/2
Author: Richard W. Adams
Draws string art. See full description on page 391.

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Product: WinGraph
Author: XWare, Inc., 212-262-4982
Cartesian (2D & 3D) & Polar Equation Grapher. See full
description on page 337.


14.3 Paint programs

Product: The Children's Graphics Program [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Children's drawing, painting, and animation. See full
description on page 408.

Product: Magic Brush & Magic Show
Author: Nassib Nassar
Drawing/painting and slide show for CGA. See full description
on page 409.

Product: PC-Draft II
Author: Natural Software, 708-377-7320
Version: 3.26 (01-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support, Clip-Art Libraries.
Look for: PCDRAFT*.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call
312-276-4159 to download it at no charge); PCDRA*.EXE on
CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 10 (multiple files) (or
contact userID 70047,744 for assistance).
Download size: 237k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Bitmap Paint program: pop-up menus or single keystroke
commands. Mouse support. Large clip art library. Screen
Capture. 40 fonts & font editor. Slide show language (PIX).
Uses CGA 640 x 200 mode.

Draw circles, ellipses, lines, boxes, arcs, curves, spray
paint, free form draw. Draw bar, line and pie graphs. Create
and edit fill patterns. Keyboard macros. Grid/Snap. Undo.
Preview. Rotate & size objects. Cut & paste. Supports dot-
matrix & LaserJet printers.

Exports GEM .IMG files.


Product: QFont
Author: Jamestown Software, 608-271-2090
Font editor for HP LaserJet soft fonts. See full description
on page 75.

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Product: Strudle
Author: ShareGames, 619-283-0472
Version: 3.8 (06-22-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. EGA monitor.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Latest Version, Free updates for 6
Months, & 24 Hr Tech Support.
Look for: STRUDLE.ZIP on BBSs (call 619-440-0899 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 109k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This is a unique drawing/painting program for children of any
age. It's an excellent educational, developmental, FUN tool
designed to be as simple as possible. It's actually a child's
"crayola" version of an art-quality drawing program. It has
sound effects, saves drawings to work on or enjoy again later,
and much more. It's fun watching the drawings happen again.
Ten sample drawings are included. When drawings are loaded
they are redrawn as if you were watching them the first time.


14.3.1 Graphics diversions

Product: Dr. Motes' Colorbook [***]
Author: Motes Educational Software, 501-524-8741
Version: 2.0 (07-07-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM, EGA monitor, mouse.
Registration fee: $10.00
Registration benefits: Mail support, shareware disks of other
programs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DMCB20.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 73757,1111
for assistance).
Download size: 120k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This program can be used like a children's coloring book. It
comes with several pages of graphics pictures that can be
painted/colored using 16 different colors. Easy to use and fun
for the little ones.


14.4 Presentation graphics

Product: Chartist
Author: Novagraph, 214-231-2169
Flowcharting and org charting for Windows. See full
description on page 408.

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Product: HyperSlide
Author: John Intorcio, 617-246-9640
Version: 1.02 (05-12-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Mouse; CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual & Disk, Telephone Support.
Look for: HYPSLD.EXE on BBSs (call 206-643-5477 to download it at
no charge); HYPSLD.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:ASDESK forum
LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 73417,155 for assistance).
Download size: 287k (about 22 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A presentation system based on AutoCAD slide (.SLD) files. It
allows the generation of stand-alone .EXE files containing all
images and control structures. The presentation designer
allows for rapid presentation design by using menus to allow
inclusion of slide images and placemnt of buttons and controls.
Control types include simple links, timed links, shells to
external programs, etc.


Product: Lecture [***]
Author: Barn Owl Software, 618-632-7345
Displays text-based slide show lectures. See full description
on page 282.

Product: Magic Brush & Magic Show
Author: Nassib Nassar
Drawing/painting and slide show for CGA. See full description
on page 409.

Product: MakeDemo
Author: WindhamWoods Publishing, 603.893.2667
Presentation program with interactive menuing. See full
description on page 221.

Product: SlideManager
Author: John Intorcio, 617-246-9640
AutoCAD Slide Library Manager. See full description on
page 423.

Product: STAFF-GRAF
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Graphics for Data stored in dBASE III format. See full
description on page 407.


14.5 CAD/CAM applications

See also: Engineering (page 311).

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Product: DRAFT CHOICE
Author: TRIUS, Inc., 508-794-9377
Version: 2.00 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. 412k RAM; Hercules or CGA
monitor.
Registration fee: $75.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, bonus
utilities, bonus fonts, bonus symbol libraries, 90-day support,
newsletter.
Look for: DC20.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-2505 to download it at
no charge); DC.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 10
(or contact userID 72727,616 for assistance).
Download size: 350k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Vector Based, affordable CAD program with over 200 Drawing,
Viewing and Editing commands. Mouse and Keyboard Operation. 9-
pin, 24-pin, HP Laserjet/Deskjet, Postscript and HP Plotter
Support. Auto-dimensioning, 256 Layers, English and Metric
Units, Auto-Scaling, Powerful Floating Point Zoom, Symbol
Library Support, Animation, On-Line calculator, Parametric
Function Generator, EMS and Virtual Memory Support, 3-D type
Volume Rendering, Parallel, Vertical, Tangent modes, and much
more...


Product: PC-Draft-CAD
Author: Natural Software, 708-377-7320
Version: 3.06 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. CGA or Hercules monitor. HPGL
plotter or HP LaserJet or dot-matrix printer.
Registration fee: $65.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, utilities.
Look for: PCDCAD*.EXE on BBSs (multiple files) (call 312-276-4159
to download it at no charge); PCCAD*.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 10 (multiple files) (or contact userID
70047,744 for assistance).
Download size: 325k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Vector based CAD: Automatic dimensions, unlimited layers,
multiple fonts & object libraries. Uses high resoution CGA,
EGA, VGA, or Herc. "Virtual Memory" uses extended, expanded
memory or disk for drawings up to 32 megabytes.

Pop up menus or single keystroke commands. Mouse support,
context sensitive help. Over 65 commands + undo/redo, pan,
zoom, fill patterns, Macros. Make exact scale prints with HPGL
plotters, dot-matrix or laser printers. Exports WPG GEM HPGL
ASCII. Imports WPG DXF ASCII.

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Product: PlotManager
Author: John Intorcio, 617-246-9640
Version: 2.22 (05-13-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual and Disk, Telephone
Support.
Look for: PLOTM.EXE on BBSs (call 206-643-5477 to download it at
no charge); PLOTM.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:ADESK forum LIBrary
10 (or contact userID 73417,155 for assistance).
Download size: 183k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Provides stand-alone, on-screen viewing of HPGL, DMPL, and SPGL
plot files, Plotting of zoomed views, plotter communictions
support to 38.4k baud, transaltion from plot format to .DXF
format for import into AutoCAD, network plot-server mode and
more.


14.6 Business applications

See also: Business (page 227).

Product: ALPHAQUOTE
Author: AlphaBytes, Inc., 202-546-4119
Version: 2.3 (05-06-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Latest version and a printed manual.
Look for: AQ23.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4202 to download it at
no charge); AQ23.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:DTPFORUM forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 71131,2734 for assistance).
Download size: 113k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Estimating and copyfitting for DTP and typesetting. Useful for
determining how much graphic products should sell for. Great
for comparing the price differences between DTP and traditional
typesetting. Features include; hourly rates generator, graphic
arts calculator, disk or printed estimates, preview, on-line
help, menu interface and complete docs.

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Product: EXPRESSGRAPH
Author: Expressware Corporation, 206-788-0932
Version: 1.05 (12-31-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM, CGA monitor, IBM or
Epson graphics printer.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year of
phone/fax/mail support, product discounts.
Look for: EGRAF1.ZIP on BBSs (call 206-788-4008 to download it at
no charge); EGRAF1.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 75226,2020 for assistance).
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The size of the graph can be adjusted by changing the height
and width. Horizontal and vertical grids can easily be turned
on or off. The scaling factor can be controlled. Graph up to
16 groups of 52 numbers each using 16 different fill patterns.
Line graphs can be made with or without symbols. Bar charts
can be regular, overlapped, stacked, percentage or three
dimensional. Pie charts can be uncut, exploded or separated.
Import data from other programs.


14.7 File format translators

See also: Utilities, File utilities, File conversion (page 47).

Product: CODE TO CODE
Author: AlphaBytes, Inc., 202-546-4119
DTP & Typesetting code conversion program. See full
description on page 160.

Product: FileBUDDY
Author: Lenard Dean
Text, Archive, and Image File Viewer. See full description on
page 49.

Product: Paint Shop Pro
Author: JASC, Inc., 612-934-7117

Version: 1.01 (03-26-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: Printed manaul, master disks, support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PSP.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:GRAPHSUP forum LIBrary 4 (or contact userID 72557,256 for
assistance).
Download size: 201k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Windows program that will display, convert, alter and print
images. It also does screen capturing. It supports image
formats; BMP, DIB, GIF, IMG, JAS, MAC, MSP, PIC, PCX, RAS, RLE,
TGA, TIFF and WPG. Display in various ways including zooming in
and out. Alter includes rotating, resizing, resampling,
trimming, filter application, color adjustments, brightness and

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contrast adjusting, increasing and decreasing the color depth,
gamma correcting and greyscaling. User filters are supported.


Product: PCX2FNT
Author: TaxWare, 801-373-0541
Create fonts for LaserJet from PCX graphics. See full
description on page 74.

Product: PixFolio Image Catalog System
Author: ACK Software, 502-955-7527
Windows Image Cataloging System. See full description on
page 14.


14.8 Tools & utilities

Product: Paint Shop Pro
Author: JASC, Inc., 612-934-7117
Image displayer, converter, editor. Scrn Cap. See full
description on page 416.

Product: PixFolio Image Catalog System
Author: ACK Software, 502-955-7527
Windows Image Cataloging System. See full description on
page 14.

Product: PrintGL
Author: Ravitz Software Inc., 606-268-4223
Pen plotter emulator. See full description on page 58.

Product: QFont
Author: Jamestown Software, 608-271-2090
Font editor for HP LaserJet soft fonts. See full description
on page 75.

Product: RIE - Rimrock Icon Editor
Author: Rimrock Software, 208-772-9347
Editor for creating custom EGA/VGA text icons. See full
description on page 366.

Product: Show Partner Lite
Author: Brightbill-Roberts and Company, Ltd., 800-444-3490
Screen Show and Demo Disk Development System. See full
description on page 406.

14.8.1 Screen capture

Product: Capbuf
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
TSR captures text screens to disk. See full description on
page 92.

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Product: GEMCAP
Author: Natural Software, 708-377-7320
Version: 4.01 (09-01-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Any wordprocessor or desktop
publishing program that reads GEM .IMG format images.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone support.
Look for: GEMCAP.ZIP on BBSs (call 312-276-4159 to download it at
no charge); GEMCAP.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMSYS forum
LIBrary 3 (or contact userID 70047,744 for assistance).
Download size: 13k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
TSR utility: Capture text and graphics screens, save as bitmap
GEM .IMG files (B&W), perfect for Ventura Publisher &
WordPerfect. Preserves reverse video fields in text mode. Uses
resident EGA/VGA font for EXACT reproduction of screen. Perfect
for user manuals.

Supports CGA (640x300), EGA (640x350), VGA (640x480) graphics
modes & all text modes (25,43,50 lines). (Mono & Hercules -
text mode only).


Product: PC-Draft II
Author: Natural Software, 708-377-7320
Paint program w/screen capture. See full description on
page 411.

Product: Textshot
Author: McAdams Associates
TSR to capture text screens to .PCX files. See full
description on page 92.


14.9 Ready-made graphic images

14.9.1 Multi-format images

Product: PixFolio Image Catalog System
Author: ACK Software, 502-955-7527
Windows Image Cataloging System. See full description on
page 14.

14.9.2 PCX images

Product: STAFF-GRAF
Author: MSC - Morariu Software Consulting, 0049-6196-48524
Graphics for Data stored in dBASE III format. See full
description on page 407.

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14.10 Software tools

14.10.1 For AutoCAD

Product: -=Tab123=-
Author: Mountain Software, 304-744-7748
Version: 1.2 (12-17-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Release 9 AutoCAD or later.
Registration fee: $34.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
one year free upgrades.
Look for: TAB123.ZIP on BBSs; TAB123.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:ACAD forum LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 70717,3564 for
assistance); TAB123.ZIP on GEnie in IBM-PC forum LIBrary 14 (or
contact userID J.WORKMAN1 for assistance).
Download size: 46k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Imports Lotus 123 and Symphony spreadsheet files into an
AutoCAD drawing as a table of text entities, and if desired, a
cell grid to enclose the table. Tab123 runs from within the
AutoCAD drawing editor and will read .WKS and WK1 files
directly. The program reads not only entered data from the
spreadsheet file, but also calculated formula values and
formatting information (eq Column widths, cell formats).


Product: AC11TO10
Author: Software Designs, Inc., 606-987-6129
Version: 2.20 (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. NO coprocessor required!
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Unlimited phone/CompuServe/mail support,
free upgrades.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; 11TO10.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:ADESK forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 70353,1604 for
assistance).
Download size: 65k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This utility converts Release 11 drawings to Release 10 without
using DXF files. Just type 'AC11TO10' at the DOS prompt, tag
the drawings you want converted and hit ENTER. Works directly
with the DWG file format SAFELY. Single, easy-to-use, windowed
environment. Great for AutoCAD users who require access
Release 11 drawings but don't need to upgrade from Release 10.

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Product: ALLY
Author: Wasco Technical Software, 713-392-1359
Version: 1.32 (03-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. AutoCAD release 9 or better.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Diskette and printed manual, CIS/phone/
fax support, product news.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; ALLY13.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:ADESK forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72020,2031 for
assistance).
Download size: 108k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A programer's workbench and analyzer for AutoLISP. The
analyzer aids in debugging and documenting AutoLISP source code
by error checking and cross-referencing Lisp symbols -
variables, constants, functions and subroutines. The workbench
features point-and-shoot file selection, a DOS shell, and
integrates your favorite editor, browser and other tools. Run
from DOS or AutoCAD. Rated "Highly Recommended" by CADalyst
magazine, March 1991.


Product: CADET
Author: Wasco Technical Software, 713-392-1359
Version: 3.0 (03-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. AutoCAD release 9 or better.
Registration fee: $49.95
Registration benefits: Diskette and printed manual, CIS/phone/
fax support, product news.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; CADET3.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:ADESK forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 72020,2031 for
assistance).
Download size: 345k (about 26 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows users to create notes and text tables, and edit both
text and attributes in AutoCAD drawings.
* Full-screen text editor
* 112,000+ word Spelling checker
* Pull-down menus
* Word wrap
* Help
* Status lines
* Search-and-replace
* Find text
* Cut-and-paste
* Change style, height and case
* EGA/VGA support
* Import and export text
* Works from within AutoCAD

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Product: Custom#Menu
Author: Mountain Software, 304-744-7748
Version: 1.81 (12-18-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. AutoCAD release 9 or later.
Registration fee: $34.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
one year of free upgrades.
Look for: CMENU181.ZIP on BBSs; CMNU18.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:ACAD forum LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 70717,3564 for
assistance); CMENU181.ZIP on GEnie in IBM-PC forum LIBrary 14
(or contact userID J.WORKMAN1 for assistance).
Download size: 85k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An easy to use AutoCAD menu customizing tool. Add, delete, or
modify Tablet, Button, and first level Popup and Screen menus
from within AutoCAD. "Learn" macros as they are entered and
includes an "Edit" mode for expert users. Multi command items
can be quickly created to greatly increase your productivity
with no knowledge of the AutoCAD menu structure. Special
support is also provided for block inserts and external
AutoLISP programs. Both Release 11 ADS and AutoLISP / DOS EXE
versions included.


Product: HyperSlide
Author: John Intorcio, 617-246-9640
AutoCAD Slide FIle Based Hyper Link System. See full
description on page 412.

Product: LaunchCAD
Author: Mountain Software, 304-744-7748
Version: 3.7 (10-07-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. AutoCAD release 9 or later.
Registration fee: $34.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
one year free upgrades.
Look for: LCAD37.ZIP on BBSs; LAUNCH.EXE on CompuServe in
CIS:ACAD forum LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 70717,3564 for
assistance); LCAD37.ZIP on GEnie in IBM-PC forum LIBrary 14 (or
contact userID J.WORKMAN1 for assistance).
Download size: 121k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A superb replacement for the AutoCAD opening menu, it provides
a friendly face, and file management capabilities to AutoCAD.
It compliments AutoCAD, it provides a fast pulldown menu
interface that allows: Drawing file selection from a popup
directory; User defined long file descriptions; Batch
processing and plotting from a user defined script; An external
utility interface; Network and release 11 support; File select
support for internal AutoCAD commands, and more.

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Product: PrintCAD
Author: Ravitz Software Inc., 606-268-4223
Printer driver for CAD software. See full description on
page 58.

Product: PrintGL
Author: Ravitz Software Inc., 606-268-4223
Pen plotter emulator. See full description on page 58.

Product: PURGE
Author: Software Designs, Inc., 606-987-6129
Version: 2.20 (03-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. NO coprocessor required!
Registration fee: $69.95
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe/mail support free
upgrades.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PURGE.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:ADESK forum LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 70353,1604 for
assistance).
Download size: 70k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Lets you purge your drawings from the DOS prompt WITHOUT using
DXF files. Selectively purge any or all of Blocks, Linetypes,
Layers, Dimstyles or Shapes. Single, easy-to-use, windowed
environment. Just set which entities should be purged, tag the
drawings and press ENTER. Best of all, it operates in a SINGLE
pass - even deeply nested blocks are no problem! Quick, safe
and extremely easy to use.


Product: SlideManager
Author: John Intorcio, 617-246-9640
Version: 5.13 (05-13-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual & Disk, Telephone Support.
Look for: SLIDEM.EXE on BBSs (call 26-643-5477 to download it at
no charge); SLIDEM.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:ADESK forum LIBrary
10 (or contact userID 73417,155 for assistance).
Download size: 133k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A full function library manager for AutoCAD slide files.
SlideManager provides full library management functions such as
Add, Delete, Extract, Merge, and Update as well as stand-alone
viewing of slide files and entries from slide libraries.
Translation to Drawing Interchange or HPGL format as well as
output to printers is also provided.

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14.10.2 For other

Product: NETCLASS
Author: Pyramid Software, 607-748-6630
Provides electronic classroom on Novell LANs. See full
description on page 401.


14.11 Other

Product: Fantasy
Author: Natural Software, 708-377-7320
Interactive graphic kaleidoscope - hypnotic. See full
description on page 517.

Product: Listico
Author: Gateway Software
Two icon viewing programs, one DOS, one WIN 3. See full
description on page 406.

Product: Quilt
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
Version: 1.32 (04-09-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. EGA monitor.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CompuServe support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; QUILT.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMNEW forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 76703,3046 for
assistance).
Download size: 50k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A diverting graphics program or nonresident screen saver, using
half square quilting patterns. You can create specific
patterns or set the program to continuously change patterns.
Change widths, patterns, rotate or flip the designs, or colors
for "billions and billions" of combinations. Configurable color
palettes (v1.1 lets you set 8 colors at a time) chosen from 64
possible colors. Ages 8 to 88.

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Product: ZiPaper
Author: Daniel Thomas, 714-524-5625
Version: 1.3c (12-30-91)
Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better. PKZIP/PKUNZIP or LHARC.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Disk, printed manual, assorted wallpaper
files.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; ZIPAPR.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:WINNEW forum LIBrary 5 (or contact userID 72301,2164 for
assistance).
Download size: 49k (about four minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Randomly select Windows 3.0 .BMP files for wallpaper each time
you run Windows. Keep the .BMP files in one compressed ZIP or
LZH file. Save disk space! Supports Tile/Center and more. New
features include improved support for multiple ZIP files,
manual selection of BMP file, support for LHArc and more.

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Chapter 15
Home & hobby

See also: Finances, Personal finances (page 292); Business,
Work-at-home (page 280).


15.1 Astronomy

Product: PC-TRACK
Author: Thomas C. Johnson, 513-878-9174
Version: 2.14 (01-09-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. EGA monitor, 640k RAM.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
master disks, six months support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 355k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This general purpose satellite tracking package takes the
complexity and confusion out of finding where any earth
orbiting satellites (weather, amateur radio, military, foreign,
etc.) are in space. It will track up to 8 satellites
simultaneously and will provide necessary antenna pointing
data. It provides a colorful, graphical means of visualizing
satellite orbits both in stunning 3D spherical displays and
flat map displays.


Product: PCCLOCK
Author: Michael J. Sadaway
Digital clock with timesetting by modem. See full description
on page 104.

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15.2 Collecting

Product: ALBUM KEEPER II
Author: CACHE MICROSYSTEMS, 805-549-0532
Version: 2.12 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM. Hard Disk
recommended.
Registration fee: $17.00
Registration benefits: 1 yr. Technical support.
Look for: ALBUM212.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 198k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Easy to menu driven album, CD, Tape organizer. This program
keeps track of the entire album collection. Unique features
allow the user to find albums, song titles and artists. This
program keeps track of album titles and songs on album with
tape position,length of song and song number. Duplicate entry
search keeps database clean and useful. Several printer outputs
allows user to print complete list of album, individual albums,
labels for tapes. 10 user defined fields. Laser printer
support.


Product: AlbumMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 6.71 (09-02-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: AMSTR670.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); AMSTR6.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 160k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed for audiophiles who want to catalog their albums and
produce professional looking printouts, the program is easy to
use and POWERFUL. Standard entries for Title, Artist, Album
Number, Category, and Tunes PLUS 3 User Defined Fields! The
user can obtain print outs for criteria or all, and can search
for all fields or combination, even Tunes! Print Outs include:
An abbreviated listing, full catalog, a custom lisiting, 3X5
and Rolodex cards, front labels, and a complete Tune listing!

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Product: Book Librarian [***]
Author: TurboSystemsCo, 404-516-8575

Version: 1.5s (01-28-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better. 512k RAM. CGA monitor
recommended.
Registration fee: $34.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
discounts on other products.
Look for: BL.ZIP on BBSs; BL.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72427,1603 for assistance);
BL15.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID
L.TURNER1 for assistance).
Download size: 147k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Powerful easy-to-use menu-driven program to organize and manage
a personal, club, corporate, church or school library. Features
context sensitive help, BROWSE and FIND windows. Each record
stores title, author, subject, book type, catalog # and much
more. Full featured reporting with numerous reports to the
screen, printer or disk.


Product: BookBank
Author: Data By Design, 803-556-0562
Version: 1.1 (02-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk.
Registration fee: $50.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/CIS/
newsletter/mail support, minor upgrades free, major upgrade
discounts.
Look for: BOOKBK11.ZIP on BBSs (call 803-569-6525 to download it
at no charge); BBANK1.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:COLLECT forum
LIBrary 10 (or contact userID 76226,733 for assistance).
Download size: 340k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A full featured program for book collectors and lovers. Keeps
track of what books you own, what they are worth, and full
descriptions. It also tracks the dealers and other collectors
you associate with, and helps you develop and track your own
want-list. Multiple searches, formats and reports can be sent
to screen, printer or file. Has pull-down menus so it is fast,
powerful, and easy to use.


Product: BookStor
Author: Data By Design, 803-556-0562
Inventory system for book dealers. See full description on
page 270.

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Product: CassetteMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 7.40 (07-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: CMSTR740.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); CMSTR7.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 160k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed for users who want to catalog their cassettes and
produce professional looking printouts, the program is easy to
use and POWERFUL. Standard entries for Title, Artist, Tape
Number, Category, and Tunes PLUS 3 User Defined Fields! The
user can obtain print outs for criteria or all, and can search
for all fields or combination, even Tunes! Print Outs include:
An abbreviated listing, full catalog, a custom lisiting, 3X5
and Rolodex cards, front labels, or J Card style case inserts &
a Tune list!


Product: CDMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 7.00 (06-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support,
bonus utilities. Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: CDMSTR70.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); CDMSTR.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 160k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
CD lovers need a program as sophisticated as the format itself
to catalog their collections. This is the answer! The program
is easy to use and POWERFUL. Standard entries for Title,
Artist, CD Number, Category, and Tunes PLUS 3 User Defined
Fields! The user can obtain print outs for criteria or all, and
can search for all fields or combination, even Tunes! Print
Outs include: An abbreviated listing, full catalog, a custom
lisiting, 3X5 and Rolodex cards, front labels, and a complete
Tune list!


Product: DiscTrak System [***]
Author: Blam Entertainment Group, 613-591-7777
LaserDisc & Compact Disc Cataloging Program. See full
description on page 450.

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Product: Household Register [***]
Author: TurboSystemsCo, 404-516-8575
Version: 3.0s (01-28-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM.
Registration fee: $34.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
discounts on other products.
Look for: HR.ZIP on BBSs; HR.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72427,1603 for assistance);
HR30.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID
L.TURNER1 for assistance).
Download size: 153k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Excellent easy-to-use menu-driven home/office inventory program
holds upto 99,999 items and can use an unlimited number of
databases. Includes complete database management functions and
full featured report printing. Lists reports to screen,
printer or disk. A valuation report prints your inventory and a
summary of total items by category, location or owner.
Features: Pop-up pick lists; On-line help; warranty lists
showing warranty expiration dates, a sample database and much
more.


Product: Music Manager for Windows
Author: Joe Herrera, 817-382-7585
Version: 1.10 (03-15-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. Standard or 386
Enhanced mode. VGA recommended.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: 90 days phone support, one free upgrade.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MM110.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:WINADV forum LIBrary 1 (or contact userID 70323,3140 for
assistance).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A MUST for any serious music collector. Keep track of your
entire music collection, up to 1000 entries. Store information
on Artist, Title, Record Label, Format, Classification, and
Year. Select which fields to display while viewing the
database. Keep the database sorted by specifying up to 3
unique fields. Search for text within the entire database.
Print the entire database or a range of records.


Product: MuziTrak System [***]
Author: Blam Entertainment Group, 613-591-7777
Compact Disc Cataloging Database. See full description on
page 455.

Product: ORGANIZE! Professional Books
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for professional books. See full description
on page 270.

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Product: ORGANIZE! Your Art Collection
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
support, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: ART527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized cataloging system designed specifically for art
collections including - paintings, sculpture, prints, weavings,
castings, etc. Each piece can be cataloged by up to 21
characteristics all of which can be searched, sorted, cross
referenced or alphabetized. Great for insurance purposes! A
single ATL-key combination displays both the total cost and
total current value. Published by HomeCraft, the leader in
software for cataloging collectibles.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Books/Magazines
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
master disks, newsletter support, bonus utilities.
Look for: BOOKS527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized database designed specifically for cataloging
books and magazines. Provides up to 21 fields, all of which
can be cross referenced, searched, alphabetized and sorted.
User definable reports all you to print anything from index
cards to full page reports. The 10,000,000 entry capacity
provides room for even the largest collection.

"...a very complete program designed to meet the needs of the
most demanding book collector." - Journal of the National Book
Collector's Society.

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Product: ORGANIZE! Your CDs & Records
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
master disks, newsletter support, bonus utilities.
Look for: POP527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized database for cataloging CDs, LPs, cassettes,
tapes and music videos. It allows you to catalog your music
collection based on up to 21 criteria - all of which can be
searched, cross referenced and alpabetized. The 10,000,000
entry capacity provides room for the largest collection. Rated
as the best available software for cataloging CD/LP collections
by both Goldmine and DISCoveries magazines.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Classical Music
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
updates, newsletter support, bonus utilities.
Look for: CLASS527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized database designed specifically for cataloging
classical music. Each composition on a CD, LP, tape or any
other media canm be cataloged by up to 21 criteria - all of
which can be searched, cross referenced, sorted and
alphabetized. 3-D drop down menus and WYSIWYG screens make
this software straight forward and simple to use. A 10,000,000
entry capacity can handle any size collection. Includes user
definable reports to print anything from labels to full page
reports.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Coin Collection
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
newsletter support, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: COINS527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)

Description:
A specialized database for cataloging coins from any country.
3-D drop down menus and WYSIWYG screens make this software
straight forward and simple to use. Catalog each coin by up to
21 criteria - all of which may be searched, alphabetized or

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cross referenced. A 10,000,000 coin capacity allows this
software to handle any size collection.

A repeat key and macros make entering information about your
collection quick and easy. User definable reports allow you to
print your reports the way you want.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Comic Books
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
updates, support, bonus utilities.
Look for: COMIC527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This software provides a fast and easy way to catalog a comic
book collection of any size. Repeat keys and macros make
entering information about your collection easy. You can use
up to 21 lines to catalog your collection - all of which can be
searched, cross referenced and alphabetized. 3-D drop down
menus provide quick access to all program features. User
definable reports let you print anything from index cards to
full page reports.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Fabrics (Sewing)
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Specialized cataloging system for fabrics. See full
description on page 468.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Gun Collection
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
support, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: GUNS527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized database designed for both casual and licensed
gun collectors. Allows you to catalog up to 21 characteristics
for each gun. Great for insurance purposes!

User definable reports allow you to have reports printed _your_
way. 3-D drop down menus put all of the features at your
finger tips. Catalog, search and list your collection based on
gun type, caliper, year manufactured or any other way you wish.
This is the most flexible and complete software for cataloging
a gun collection.

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Product: ORGANIZE! Your Jazz Collection
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
support, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: JAZZ527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A database system designed specifically for cataloging jazz
collections. You can catalog your collection using up to 21
criteria including the basics such as title, artist, composer,
and label. Plus you keep track of the individual performers on
each composition. All of the information you enter can be
found during a search, cross referenced, sorted and
alphabetized. Includes a repeat key and macros to make
entering information about your collection quick and easy.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Memorabilia
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
support, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: MEM527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
For collectors of memorabilia this is the software that can
help you organize your collection so you know what you have,
where it is stored and what it is worth. Plus you can also use
this software to keep wanted, available for trade, and for sale
lists. 3-D drop down menus and WYSIWYG screens make usiung
this software easy. You can catalog each piece in your
collection by up to 21 criteria, all of which can be searched,
cross referenced, sorted and alphabetized.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Model Railroad
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-31-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
master disks, newsletter support, bonus utilities.
Look for: RAIL527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Designed for both the collector and modeler this software helps
the model railroad enthusiast get organized. You can use up to
21 lines to catalog your collection/model railroad. All of the
lines can be searched, cross referenced, sorted or

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alphabetized. A single ALT-key combination quickly gives you
the total cost and the total current value of your collection/
model railroad. Great for insurance purposes! Published by
HomeCraft, the leader in cataloging software.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Office
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Offive inventoryn system. See full description on page 271.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Photographs
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for photographs & slides. See full
description on page 283.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Plants/Garden
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Specialized cataloging system for plants. See full description
on page 442.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Sports Cards
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, >1.5MB of Topps cards
data, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: CARDS527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Specialized database for cataloging baseball, football, hockey
and all other types of sports cards. Allows you to keep track
of what you have, what you want and what you have available for
trade or sale. Great for insurance purposes!

Fast index based searches and sorting allows you to quickly
list your collection (or want list) or find the card you want.
Searches will list all cards over a set value or all rookie
cards. User definable reports let you get your printed reports
the way _you_ want.

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Product: ORGANIZE! Your Stamp Collection
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
updates, newsletter support, bonus utilities.
Look for: STAMP527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized database for cataloging stamps from any/all
countries. Repeat keys and macros make entering information
about similar stamps quick and easy. A 10,000,000 stamp
capacity provides room for the largest collection. Each stamp
can be cataloged using up to 21 criteria (16 of which are user
definable) - all of which can be searched, cross referenced,
alphabetized and sorted. User definable printed reports allow
you to print anything from index cards to full page reports.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Wine (Cellar)
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
support, updates, bonus utilities.
Look for: WINE527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized cataloging system designed specifically for
keeping a wine cellar organized; or just keeping track of wines
you've enjoyed. Each wine or bottle can be cataloged by up to
21 characteristics, all of which can be searched, sorted, cross
referenced or alphabetized. Provides the perfect way to find a
wine for a special occaission. And a single CTRL-key
combination will show you the total value of your wine
collection. Published by HomeCraft, the leader in cataloging
software.

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Product: SoundZ
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 2.22 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Graphics or LaserJet printer.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version, phone/
BBS/mail support, lifetime free upgrades, bonus utilities.
Product discounts. Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: SNDZ222.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); SOUNDZ.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 252k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The program was designed for audiophiles who have multiple
formats for their collections (Cassettes, CDs, 45s, 78s, LPs,
and Reel To Reels). It is more in depth than ANY of the other
audio program. So, if you need more than a basic catalog SoundZ
is the program for you! Standard entries for Title, Artist ,
Reference Number, Category, Price/Value, Date of Purchase, Date
of Origin, UNLIMITED number of songs per side (with notes
entries for each!), and a text Liner NoteZ field of up to 5000
lines.


Product: VIDEO BUFF
Author: CACHE MICROSYSTEMS, 805-549-0532
Video Tape Organizer. See full description on page 451.

Product: VIDEOCAT
Author: William A. Jackson
Catalogs videocassette collections. See full description on
page 452.

Product: VideoMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Helping You *Master Your Video Collection. See full
description on page 453.

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Product: VINO:FILE Cellar Master
Author: Mark Christian, 011-61-3-882-3108
Version: 2.15 (10-31-90)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 256k RAM. Hard Disk
Recommended.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, bonus
utilities.
Look for: VINO215.ZIP on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it
at no charge); VINOFL.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:WINEFORUM forum
LIBrary 6 (or contact userID 70032,117 for assistance).
Download size: 240k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Organises your wine cellar! Keep an inventory, track purchases,
locate valuable bottles and enter tasting notes. An easy to use
interface and a neat geographic cross reference saves you from
entering repetitive data. Many searches and printed reports.


Product: ZideCar [***]
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 2.20 (04-19-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. SoundZ data files.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, latest version, phone/
BBS/mail support, lifetime free upgrades. Product discounts.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: ZIDCAR22.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); ZIDCAR.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 140k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
An add on program for SoundZ. Works with SoundZ' files to
help users find fillers for tapes & helps users total times
on tapes. BUT its biggest strength lies in allowing to the
user to pick & chose entries to construct new recordings
from existing SoundZ entries. Even tracks time left! Point &
Shoot menus for selection of tunes for filler or new tape. when
creating a new recording. Even creates a new entry for the tape
within SoundZ.


15.3 Fortune telling & astrology

See also: Religion & philosophy (page 471).

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Product: Book of Changes
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 1.7 (06-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed instructions, master disks, 900
number/CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: BOOK*.ZIP on BBSs; BOOK*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:NEWAGE forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
The I Ching is an ancient Chinese book used for both fortune
telling and philosophical insight. Toss coins or sticks to
create a pattern of 6 lines, forming a hexagram for
interpretation. Completely menu-driven, so you never enter long
command sequences. You can edit the text for each hexagram and
add your own comments. Readings can be saved, edited, printed.
(Also available in Spanish.)


Product: By the Numbers
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 4.54 (06-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed instructions, master disks, 900
number/CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: NUMB*.ZIP on BBSs; NUMB*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:NEWAGE forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Use the philosophy of Numerology to analyze your name &
birthdate for their symbolic meaning and metaphysical
vibrations, giving a complete personality profile. Uses
Pythagorean system, takes name changes into account, analyzes
10 personality elements, provides forecast. Readings can be
saved, edited, printed.

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Product: Crystal Ball
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 3.2 (06-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $19.00
Registration benefits: Printed instructions, master disks, 900
number/CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: CRYS*.ZIP on BBSs; CRYS*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:NEWAGE forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Welcome to the world of the psychic computer! This tongue-in-
cheek program makes predictions and answers questions with a
sometimes enigmatic style reminiscent of the ancient Greek
oracles. You select the subject matter for predictions of
personal interest. This could explain where those crazy tabloid
headlines come from!


Product: Fortune Teller
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 4.0 (07-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed instructions, master disks, 900
number/CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: FORT*.ZIP on BBSs; FORT*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:NEWAGE forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A potpourri of fortune telling techniques includes three
playing card methods, dice, two kinds of Numerology, Runes,
Geomancy, auras, "Astro-Mates" and "Instant Oracle". A history
and explanation of each method appears in the documentation.
Also included is an ESP test.


Product: Geomancy
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Ancient system of divination with black magic. See full
description on page 474.

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Product: Mayan Calendar
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 3.6 (06-20-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed instructions, master disks, 900
number/CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: MAYAN*.ZIP on BBSs; MAYA*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:NEWAGE forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Uses the astronomical knowledge of the ancient Mayans to
convert a modern calendar date to its Mayan equivalent, and
then gives the Mayan astrological interpretation. Also uses
Julian period dates and will calculate from Mayan to modern
date. Has chart of Mayan and Aztec day and month names. Easy-
to-understand documentation and history of the Mayan calendar
included on disk. Norman Donaldson's excellent research is
explained in detail.


Product: Personal Tarot
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 2.6 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 900 number/
CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: TAROT*.ZIP on BBSs; TARO*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:NEWAGE forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Tarot cards have been used around the world throughout history
for fun and fortune. Now you can enjoy professional quality
Tarot readings on your PC! Personal Tarot automates shuffling
and dealing, builds a 10-card layout, and displays card
descriptions and meanings. You choose from different methods of
shuffling and layout. You can edit card interpretations and add
your own comments. Readings can be saved, edited, printed. No
graphics.

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Product: Richard Webster Programs
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 2.1 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
Registration fee: $29.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, 900 number/
CompuServe/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: WEBSTER.ZIP on BBSs; AURA*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:NEWAGE forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72301,435 for
assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Based on the work and research of internationally-known psychic
entertainer Richard Webster, "Aura Reading" helps you learn
what to look for when attempting to see the human aura. "Quick
Numerology" uses a special method of Numerology, popular in
Australia and New Zealand, to give a quick but pointed
personality profile. It's a great way to meet people and make
friends!


Product: Your ESP Test
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Version: 1.1 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. CGA/EGA/VGA.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: 900 number/CompuServe/mail support.
Look for: ESP*.ZIP on BBSs; ESP*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:NEWAGE
forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 72301,435 for assistance).
Download size: 1k (about one minute with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Three standard tests to see if you have ESP (extra-sensory
perception) potential. Try precognition, clairvoyance, or
telekinesis. Lots of fun!


15.4 Gardening

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Plants/Garden
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
master disks, newsletter support, bonus utiliites.
Look for: PLANT527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
If you'd like to keep track of the plants you have in your
house, yard or garden then this is the software for you! Not
only can you catalog the plants you have, but for each one you
can record its characteristics such as color, when it blooms,
its growth, etc. Plus you can have any care instructions
immediately available at your finger tips. 3-D drop down menus

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and WYSIWYG screens make this software easy to use. Published
by HomeCraft, the leader in cataloging software.


15.5 Genealogy

Product: Brother's Keeper
Author: John Steed
Version: 5.0 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 512k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual; master disks; support.
Look for: BK5*.* on BBSs (multiple files) (call 616-364-1127 to
download it at no charge); BK5*.* on CompuServe in CIS:ROOTS
forum LIBrary 3 (multiple files) (or contact userID 75745,1371
for assistance); BK5*.* on GEnie in GENEALOGY forum LIBrary 8
(multiple files) (or contact userID J.STEED1 for assistance).
Download size: 990k (about 74 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
This featured genealogy program can store names, dates,
locations, and other information for up to 1,000,000 people. It
prints all the standard charts and reports and a few unique
ones. Reports include ancestor or pedigree charts, descendant
reports with relationships, graphic descendant tree, family
group sheets, alphabetical name lists, birthday lists, custom
designed reports, ahnentafel lists, graphic box charts, and a
descendant register report. Includes gedcom.


Product: CHRONOS
Author: Cascoly Software, 206-523-6135
Interactive historical timelines. See full description on
page 400.

Product: Cumberland Diary
Author: Cumberland Software, 615-647-4012
Version: 1.1 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual, master disks, phone
support, spell-check dictionary. Shareware disks of other
programs.
Look for: CDIARY11.ZIP on BBSs (call 813-471-0552 to download it
at no charge); CDIARY.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70713,3476 for assistance).
Download size: 195k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows entries for multiple diaries or journals. It contains a
cut-and-paste word-processor with pull-down menus and pop-up
screens. Optional secrecy mode with password protection and
data encryption. Select by date or heading. ASCII import and
export. Multi-entry text search feature.

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Product: Cumberland Story
Author: Cumberland Software, 615-647-4012
Version: 1.1 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual, master disks, phone
support, spell-check dictionary. Shareware disks of other
programs.
Look for: CSTORY11.ZIP on BBSs (call 813-471-0552 to download it
at no charge); CSTORY.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70713,3476 for assistance).
Download size: 247k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Helps you write and print a structured life story book. It
features a cut-and-paste word processor with pull-down menus
and pop-up screens. It contains many ideas and suggestions with
a chapter and topic outliner. ASCII import and export
utilities. Multi-topic text search feature.


Product: Cumberland Tree
Author: Cumberland Software, 615-647-4012
Version: 3.3 (04-01-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $40.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone
support, bonus utilities. Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: CTREE33.ZIP on BBSs (call 813-471-0552 to download it
at no charge); CTREE.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70713,3476 for assistance).
Download size: 335k (about 25 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows entry of names, places and dates tying an extended
family together automatically as names are entered. It features
pull-down menus and pop-up screens with on-line help. Surnames
are allowed at the beginning, middle or end of a name. Place
names only need be entered once with selection from a pop-up
screen there-after! Print and view on screen up to 17 different
reports including pedigree charts, family groups, descendants,
statistics and others. GEDCOM compatible.

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Product: Family Tree Print Utility
Author: Common Sense Software, 513-231-0730
Version: C (03-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM. Hard Disk and 640K
RAM recommended.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Phone/CIS/Mail support, printed manual,
latest version, newsletter, laser printing service for charts.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; FTP*.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:ROOTS forum LIBrary 8 (or contact userID 70274,3020 for
assistance).
Download size: 180k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Prints family history charts using databases created by PAF,
Family Ties or GEDCOM files. FTP prints Three Generation Charts
(like linked Family Group Sheets) and Wall Charts of ancestors,
descendants or all people. An alphabetized index can be printed
for each chart. Supports all printers (including PostScript)
and features an LDS Church-certified GEDCOM export capability
(Fam Ties vers). Includes a "tree pruning" feature to omit
family lines from the charts. Laser printing service available.


Product: NOACH
Author: Feico Nater Shareware, 31 74 438373
Genealogy. See full description on page 212.


15.6 Ham radio

Product: LAN-LINK
Author: Software for Amateur Radio, 301-593-6136
Version: 2.00 (05-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Radio transceiver and TNC.
Registration fee: $45.00
Registration benefits: Electronic/phone/mail support, free
upgrades.
Look for: LL159EXE.ZIP on BBSs (call 301-593 9067 to download it
at no charge); LL200.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HAMNET forum
LIBrary 0 (or contact userID 70531,1405 for assistance).
Download size: 320k (about 24 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A Personal Packet Terminal Program for the TNC1, TNC2, KPC-2
and most of all a smart multimode digital communications
controller for the KAM, MFJ1278 and the PK-232. Menu driven,
optimizes the configuration of the TNC in each communications
mode and provides smart terminal features. If you are not using
this, you are not making the most use of the LAN.


Product: PC-ECAP
Author: Circuit Systems, 609-875-5433
AC Circuit Analysis program with graphics. See full
description on page 313.

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Product: PC-HAM
Author: Software for Amateur Radio, 301-593-6136
Version: 3.52 (03-20-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $36.50
Registration benefits: Support, source code, free upgrades.
Look for: LOG3_52.ZIP on BBSs (call 301-593 9067 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
More than a simple menu driven computerized logbook, it allows
you to access the data in the logbook in ways that have not
been previously possible. For example:- Generate your DXCC
status automatically. A contest logging package, sweepstakes
simulation game and propagation prediction programs are also
included in the package.


Product: PC-TRACK
Author: Thomas C. Johnson, 513-878-9174
Satellite Tracking Package. See full description on page 425.

Product: PCCLOCK
Author: Michael J. Sadaway
Digital clock with timesetting by modem. See full description
on page 104.

Product: WHATS-UP
Author: Software for Amateur Radio, 301-593-6136
Version: 1.20 (07-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. Radio receiver and Radio
Modem.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Electronic/phone/mail support, data
exchange, free upgrades.
Look for: WU120EXE.ZIP on BBSs (call 301-593 9067 to download it
at no charge); WU120.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:HAMNET forum
LIBrary 0 (or contact userID 70531,1405 for assistance).
Download size: 202k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A tool which provides the Radio Amateur, or the Educator, with
the capability to perform experiments in spacecraft orbital
dynamics as well as monitoring the environment onboard several
of the Orbiting Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR)
during individual passes or over long periods of time. Provides
an introduction as to how this can be done using readily
available low cost equipment (under $500.00).

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15.7 Health

Product: LEANER
Author: MoonStone Software, 602-955-4266
Weight Control Charting & Motivation Program. See full
description on page 272.

15.7.1 Food/dietary/kitchen

Product: The Better Diet Analyzer
Author: Syntonic Software, 704-542-0473
Version: 3.1 (01-11-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 384k RAM.
Registration fee: $29.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, one year
phone/CIS/mail support, upgrade discounts.
Look for: BDA*.ZIP on BBSs (multiple files) (call 212-431-1194 to
download it at no charge); BDA*.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 7 (multiple files) (or contact userID 72060,1556
for assistance); BDA*.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3
(multiple files) (or contact userID J.BYRD7 for assistance).
Download size: 308k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Over 1,400 food records, including brand names and fast food
restaurants. Features a Database Editor plus a Recipe Builder
to add foods and recipes to the database. Tracks calories,
cholesterol, protein, carbohydrates, fat, sodium, alcohol and
your weight. Gives an instant report on percent of calories
from protein, carbohydrates and fat. Excellent for lowering
your cholesterol or "carbo loading" for sports events. Manual
includes diet, cholesterol and carbo loading guidelines.


Product: Master Meal Manager
Author: Thomas C. Johnson, 513-878-9174
Version: 1.51 (01-09-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 640k RAM.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, six months
support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 160k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A masterful combination of user friendliness and common sense
functions making the common kitchen management chores (recipes,
meal planning, and shopping) a breeze. All three are integrated
so that your recipes are used to generate a meal schedule for
up to 14 days worth of meals. The meal schedule and recipes are
then used to generate your shopping list. Easy to learn. Easy
to use.

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Product: OMNIMeal
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 3.03 (09-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: OMEAL303.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); OMEAL.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
All the standard features of Recipe programs PLUS: MulipleXer:
Allows User to increase/decrease the number of people served by
a particular recipe, and changes all of the required
ingredients automatically; OMNIFind!: Allows User to do
extensive searches of the data file; The choice of printing
lists, catalogs, two 1-sided, or one 2-sided 3X5 card for each
recipe. OMNIShop: Shopping list for the recipes chosen that
lists not only the ingredients but combines like ingredients
for ease of use.


Product: Quick Shop
Author: Langin Software, 618-532-4899
Version: 1.00 (05-29-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone/
CompuServe/mail support, package suitable as gift, bonus
program, programmer's file structures.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; QS100.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 73770,615 for
assistance); QS100.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or
contact userID C.LANGIN for assistance).
Download size: 120k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Select your meals and print a shopping list with the
ingredients listed by grocery store aisle. Assures that you
have everything needed for the meals you plan. A relational
database. When entering meals, select available ingredients or
add new ones as you go. Add ingredients separately from meals,
too. Handles coupons and reminders. Sample database included.
Context sensitive help. Makes a nice gift.

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Product: Smart Home Shopper
Author: Torbert Data Systems, INC., 804-488-5506
Version: 1.2 (06-07-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Receive latest version and copy of
another program- Support BBS.
Look for: TDS BBS on BBSs (call 804-488-5506 to download it at no
charge); SHS12.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7
(or contact userID 73747,2336 for assistance); SHS12.ZIP on
GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 3 (or contact userID B.TORBERT for
assistance).
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Quickly and conveniently prepare a grocery shopping list in
store aisle order. Once a product is entered, it only needs to
be tagged to appear on future lists. Use at several levels of
sophistication. You can actually store price information from
several different stores and let the program do comparison
shopping and prepare multiple shopping lists. Much more. Well
supported by the author.


Product: VINO:FILE Cellar Master
Author: Mark Christian, 011-61-3-882-3108
Wine cellar management system. See full description on
page 436.

15.7.2 Exercise/fitness

Product: Aerosoft Fitness Log
Author: Aerosoft, 317-849-7659
Version: 2.3 (10-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
Registration fee: $49.00
Registration benefits: 40 pg user manual. Presidential Sports
Award poster and brochure. Mailing labels and Exercise Test
utilities.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
Download size: 250k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
* Records all 49 exercises featured in the Presidential
Sports Award program and directs you in mailing for your
Award.
* Calculates aerobic points and calories burned.
* Compares on a monthly basis current year aerobic point
totals and cardiovascular fitness levels with the previous
year.
* Tracks 999 users per log. Optionally requires passwords.
* Prints: Detail and Summary Exercise History; Presidential
Sports Awards; User IDs.

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15.8 Household automation

Product: Smart10 [***]
Author: Sympathetic Software
Version: 1.6 (10-06-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. X10 PowerHouse CP290.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Free upgrading.
Look for: SMRTEN.ZIP on BBSs (call 813-349-0050 to download it at
no charge); SMRTEN.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMHW forum LIBrary
4 (or contact userID 71046,1476 for assistance).
Download size: 97k (about seven minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Devised to overcome limitations of the CP290 and its software.
It maintains a year's calendar of events. Use Sunrise and
Sunset as times. Events can beconditioned to occur (or not) if
it is Dark (or Light), between dates you have specified, or on
command line parameters.

Issue direct or delayed commands and cancel pending events.
Automate AUTOEXEC.BAT with CHKTIME (compares the computer's
date- time with target date-times) and DSTIME (adjusts clock
for daylight savings time).


15.9 Movies & video tapes

Product: DiscTrak System [***]
Author: Blam Entertainment Group, 613-591-7777
Version: 1.70 (07-14-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, free upgrades.
Look for: DT-170.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 209k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Home entertainment database capable of tracking LaserDiscs,
Compact Discs, Video Tapes, Cassette Tapes and Record Albums.
Limited only by the size of disk drive. This program will track
anything you can imagine and more. Easy to use, menu driven.
Fully configurable printer support. Search for a specific
song, star, director, or title. LaserDisc can track up to 999
Chapter Indexes & 99 Episodes. Compact discs can include up to
999 songs per disc. Includes interface for archive support.

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Product: Movie Guide
Author: SANDD Software, 703-444-8655
Version: 3.0 (07-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 384k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $30.00
Registration benefits: Phone and mail support. Notification of
enhancements and other products.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; MOVIEA.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 7 (multiple files) (or contact
userID 71160,3331 for assistance).
Download size: 500k (about 37 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
I now have a camcorder, recorded movies, TV shows and training
films, how can I keep track of all this information? Remember,
it must be FUN and POWERFUL. Movie Guide can help. It will
catalog your movies, show pictures, and play music.
Automatically tracks film history of the stars and directors,
and of course show any pictures or songs associated with them.
If you just want to track multimedia files, then select
'Multimedia Search' and you're done.


Product: ORGANIZE! Your Video Tapes
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Version: 5.27 (03-23-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better.
Registration fee: $59.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, quick reference card,
upgrades, newsletter support, bonus utilities.
Look for: VIDEO527.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 300k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A specialized database designed specifically for cataloging
video tapes (movies, TV shows & personal videos). Each
selection on a tape can be cataloged using up to 21 criteria -
all of which can be searched, cross referenced, sorted and
alphabetized. 3-D drop down menus and WYSIWYG screens make
this software straight forward and simple.

User definable reports let you print anything from index cards
to full page reports. Published by HomeCraft, the leader is
software for cataloging collections.



Product: Peronal Record Keeper
Author: Professional Automated Systems, 609-448-9299
Storage of personal and family information. See full
description on page 469.

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Product: VIDEO BUFF
Author: CACHE MICROSYSTEMS, 805-549-0532
Version: 1.33 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 512k RAM. Hard Disk
recommended.
Registration fee: $17.00
Registration benefits: 1 yr. Tech Support.
Look for: VDBUF133.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 198k (about 15 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Easy to use menu driven video tape organizer. Keep track of
your entire video collection. Unique features all the user to
find subjects, stars, costars quickly. Multiple recordings per
tape with tape position and recording. Several printer outputs
allows the user to print complete list of all video tapes,
individual video tapes. Print labels for tapes. Database Backup
is featured. 10 user defined fields.


Product: Video Librarian [***]
Author: TurboSystemsCo, 404-516-8575
Version: 3.5s (02-10-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $34.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, master disks, support,
discounts on other products.
Look for: VLB.ZIP on BBSs; VLB.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72427,1603 for assistance);
VLB35.ZIP on GEnie in IBMPC forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID
L.TURNER1 for assistance).
Download size: 159k (about 12 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Full featured menu-driven database manager that catalogs video
libraries like no other. 14 database management functions
available from data entry screen. Holds 18 fields of
information about each title. Has very fast search and find
routines. Prints reports to the screen, printer or disk. Prints
labels on regular or custom labels for cassettes. Mouse
support, context sensitive help, moveable, re-sizeable browse/
find screens. Memo field for movie synopsis. Can hold 2 billion
titles.

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Product: VIDEOCAT
Author: William A. Jackson
Version: 7.2 (07-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Includes programs for Windows
& OS/2 as well.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Next update is free. C source code
available on request.
Look for: VCAT72.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-856-7996 to download it at
no charge); VCAT72.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 71571,1234 for assistance).
Download size: 140k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Fully featured text-based program for cataloging videocassette
collections; designed for serious collectors and large
collections. Add, change, delete records, print labels and
listings, statistical reports. Classification categories can
be custom configured by user; record includes free-form text
comment field. Family API runs under DOS or OS/2. A Windows
compatible program is also included. May conflict with some
shells, popups and other TSRs.


Product: VideoMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 8.00 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: VIDM800.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); VIDMST.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 244k (about 18 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
To help User catalog their video tapes and assist User in
printing catalogs, standard and User customized listings and
labels for the spine and front of the tape. There are entries
for Tape Number, Title, Rating, Start Point, Star, CoStar,
three User defined entries and up to 5000 line Synopsis as well
as Category. User can find any tape by any field or
combination. The program can handle up to multiple titles on a
single tape, file only being limited by disk space. Great for
the home video buff!

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15.10 Music

Product: ACCU Music Printer
Author: Kevin Fischer, 619-487-5461
Version: 2.1 (03-23-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. Text editor or word processor
needed to enter music.
Registration fee: $5.00
Registration benefits: Receive next version on disk with printed
documentation; Support for registered/non-registered users;
Other registration plans available.
Look for: AC21MUSC.ZIP on BBSs (call 619-566-1745 to download it
at no charge).
Download size: 100k (about eight minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Allows the user to create their own sheet music. Musical notes
are entered via a user supplied text editor. The program then
will print this music out on the printer in traditional sheet
music format. The program supports Treble, Bass, Tenor, Alto,
and Soprano clefs. It has three modes of print quality for
normal printers and one mode for laser printers. A program to
transpose your music is also included. It can transpose by
half steps, change the key signature, etc.


Product: ALBUM KEEPER II
Author: CACHE MICROSYSTEMS, 805-549-0532
CD, Album Organizer. See full description on page 426.

Product: AlbumMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Easily catalog your album collection. See full description on
page 426.

Product: CassetteMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
The best way to catalog your cassettes! See full description
on page 427.

Product: CDMaster
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Helping You To *Master Your CD Collection. See full
description on page 428.

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Product: LUDWIG
Author: Feico Nater Shareware, 31 74 438373
Version: 1.0 (01-01-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), DOS 2.0 or better. VGA monitor, mouse.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Phone/mail support, free updates.
Look for: LUDWIG.* on BBSs; LUDWIG.* on CompuServe in CIS:. forum
LIBrary 0; LUDWIG.* on GEnie in 0 forum LIBrary 0.
Download size: 360k (about 27 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Editor for musical notes. Eight notes can sound
simultaneously. Five clefs available (including double-stave
for piano). Sharps, Flats and Naturals automatically inserted
where needed. Double Sharps and Double Flats available. Usage
of Function keys equal to WordPerfect.


Product: Melissa's Music Flashcards
Author: Fischer Grafix & Software
Version: 2.0 (01-30-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. EGA monitor, Microsoft mouse.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone support.
Look for: FMSMMF.ZIP on BBSs; FMSMMF.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 70233,1315 for
assistance).
Download size: 60k (about five minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Kids of all ages can learn to read music. You can set the type
of note that appears on the screen from flats to sharps. The
program will acknowledge if your choice is correct by smiling
at you or if your selection was wrong it will cry. The program
was written to add some fun to the drudgery of trying to learn
music. The program also includes a hint feature which shows the
correct key on the piano keyboard.


Product: MuziTrak System [***]
Author: Blam Entertainment Group, 613-591-7777
Version: 1.20 (07-14-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 512k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, free upgrades.
Look for: MT-120.ZIP on BBSs.
Download size: 148k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Compact Disc Cataloging Program. Easy to use, menu driven.
Search for any song title on any disc. Capable of tracking up
to 999 song titles per disc and their run times. Track artist,
title, recording label, year of release, distributor and
running time. Also presence of CD+Graphics, CD-Video, CD3,
AAD, DDD, etc. Fully configurable printer support for any
printer. Database archive support included.

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Product: ORGANIZE! Your CDs & Records
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for CDs, LPs and tapes. See full description
on page 430.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Classical Music
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system for classical music. See full description on
page 431.

Product: ORGANIZE! Your Jazz Collection
Author: HomeCraft Software, 503-692-3732
Cataloging system specifically for jazz. See full description
on page 432.

Product: PIANOMAN
Author: Neil J. Rubenking
Version: 4.01 (02-08-89)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 160k RAM.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Disk with example tunes.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; PMAN40.ARC on CompuServe
in ZNT:AFTERHOURS forum LIBrary 11 (or contact userID 72241,50
for assistance).
Download size: 130k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Turn your PC keyboard into an electronic piano! Play tunes on
the keyboard, then edit easily, with all commands available by
a single keystroke. Record 2-4 voices and merge them to get a
tune with harmony. Compile tunes to stand-alone programs that
now auto-synch themselves with processor speed. Play short
tunes in the background using Cove Software's SPKR.SYS. Many
example tunes available, created by the author and by third
parties.


Product: SoundMasterDb [***]
Author: TurboSystemsCo, 404-516-8575
Version: 2.01s (06-19-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.1 or better. 512k RAM.
Registration fee: $31.95
Registration benefits: Master disks, support, upgrade discounts,
discounts on other products,.
Look for: SND201.ZIP on BBSs; SND.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP
forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 72427,1603 for assistance);
SND201.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 15 (or contact userID
L.TURNER1 for assistance).
Download size: 190k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Top rated audio librarian available. Handles all audio formats
(CD's Cassettes, Albums etc) through its relational database
design. Advanced data input/display screen stores an unlimited
number of songs per side. Nine reports that can be indexed 6
ways. Lists reports to screen, printer or disk. Quick FIND/

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SEARCH on single or multiple fields. Features context sensitive
help, online manual, screen saver, mouse support and much more.


Product: SoundZ
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
The ULTIMATE Music Librarian. See full description on
page 435.

Product: ZideCar [***]
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Home recorder utility for SoundZ. See full description on
page 437.


15.11 Lottery

Product: Lotto Challenger
Author: Data Solutions, 813-653-3093
Version: 3.7 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $29.50
Registration benefits: Printed manual, Lotto database file,
phone/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: LC37.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it at
no charge); LC37.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMNEW forum LIBrary
9 (or contact userID 72356,354 for assistance).
Download size: 135k (about ten minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Performs a statistical analysis of previous lotto drawings to
determine the best numbers to play. Includes 20 wheeling
systems that generate tickets from the numbers played.

Compares the numbers on the tickets to the numbers drawn to
determine which tickets are winners. A History option is
included that allows you to test different playing strategies.
Can be used with all Pick 5 and 6 lotteries, including the new
Powerball game.


Product: LOTTO PROPHET
Author: DataMicro, Inc, 813-629-7720
Version: 3.01 (06-01-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. Hard disk recommended.
Registration fee: $15.00
Registration benefits: Latest version, Upgrade opportunities,
Tech support, Reg.# replaces the "Unregistered" Comments.
Look for: PROPHET3.ZIP on BBSs (call 813-624-6129 to download it
at no charge); PROP30.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMNEW forum
LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 71251,2123 for assistance);

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PROPHET3.ZIP on GEnie in IBM forum LIBrary 7 (or contact userID
G.DAVIS13 for assistance).
Download size: 180k (about 14 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A lottery science statistical compiler - evaluator - the most
complete lottery software on the the market today. Can hold 60
lotteries. Update & Edit. Statistical reports:Frequently drawn
numbers, HOT numbers, Numbers appearing with other numbers,
numbers appearing in a certain month, Power/Due rating, Numbers
likely to follow the last draw. Doubles & Triples Reports.
Prints reports, graphs, charts, prophet cards. Stores player's
numbers and checks for winners.


Product: Lotto Thunder
Author: Charles P.Staats
Version: 1.00 (10-21-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better. 640k RAM, hard disk.
Registration fee: $20.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual with disk, Newletter
support, New versions before offical release.
Look for: LOTTOT.ZIP on BBSs; LOTTOT.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:IBMNEW forum LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 72747,2474 for
assistance).
Download size: 413k (about 31 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Would you like to play all the numbers in your PICK-6 lotto?
Try this complete Lotto Prediction and Number systems program.
It has three completely different methods of predicting lotto
numbers. Wheel systems up to 54 numbers, Multiple Level
Predictions, Save Predictions, Scan for Winners, Scan for Past
Performance, Auto and Manual execution of prediction methods,
No Game limit.


Product: LottoMATIC
Author: Custom Technologies, 904-871-5479
Version: 1.01B (03-22-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Printed Manual, phone/fax/CompuServe
support, product discounts. Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; LOTTO.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:IBMNEW forum LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 76004,1543 for
assistance).
Download size: 120k (about nine minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
LottoMATIC is a general purpose lottery gaming and tracking
program. Features include: Configurable for virtually any
state or national lottery, stores up to 30,000 plays, tracks
wins and prizes, generates numerous reports, three separate
guessing algorithms, data import, pull-down menus, online help,
pop-up calculator, colors, sound effects, much, much more!

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Includes history files for Florida lottery (you can add your
own) and a complete manual.


Product: Windows Lotto
Author: Data Solutions, 813-653-3093
Version: 1.0 (06-01-92)
Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better. 2MB RAM.
Registration fee: $35.95
Registration benefits: Printed manual, Lotto database file,
phone/newsletter/mail support.
Look for: WINLOT.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4210 to download it at
no charge); WINLOT.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMNEW forum
LIBrary 9 (or contact userID 72356,354 for assistance).
Download size: 275k (about 21 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Features a comprehensive set of analysis tools for handicapping
lottery numbers. These tools include a Number Statistics
Chart, Drawing Summary Chart, Trend Chart, Hit or Miss Chart,
Number Sequence Chart, Repeating Pairs Chart and Repeating
Triples Chart.

A Quick Pick option picks the best numbers to play. Includes 24
wheeling systems. Context sensitive Help is available for all
menu items. Compatible with all Pick 5, 6 and 7 lotto games,
including the new Powerball game.


15.12 Personalities

Product: By the Numbers
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Personality analysis with Numerology. See full description on
page 438.

Product: WordZ
Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
Version: 2.00 (07-31-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. IBM Graphics printer.
Registration fee: $25.00
Registration benefits: Master disks, phone/mail support.
Shareware disks of other programs.
Look for: WORDZ200.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
at no charge); WORDZ.ZIP on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum
LIBrary 7 (or contact userID 70272,3317 for assistance).
Download size: 150k (about 11 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Ever wanted to keep track of jokes, stories, family history or
whatever and wanted an easy way to do it? WordZ to the rescue.
You can build up to 10 different chapters a page ata time. Even
has KeyWordZ to quick reference each page! All chapters have
seperate defaults for colour, drive, file name, and title. Each
chapter is also capable of having its own PassCode and

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encryption! All profits from this program are being donated to
the American Cancer Society.


Product: Your ESP Test
Author: R.K. West Consulting
Test your ESP potential! See full description on page 441.


15.13 Planes, trains & automobiles

Product: Chris's Automobile Recorder
Author: Cooney Applied Technology
Version: 13.0 (03-28-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better. 300k RAM. One 720k or larger
disk drive. Strongly recommended: 80286 computer, hard disk,
CGA monitor.
Registration fee: $0.00
Registration benefits: Mail support.
Look for: CAR13.ZIP on BBSs (call 513-274-0821 to download it at
no charge); CAR13.EXE on CompuServe in CIS:IBMAPP forum LIBrary
7 (or contact userID 71001,1370 for assistance).
Download size: 257k (about 19 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Operation, maintenance, and inspection logger and reminder for
vehicles and machines. Quick & easy to use, yet 100%
comprehensive & powerful. Has context-sensitive pop-up help
and a 45 p. manual. Reminders, reports, and graphs help you
operate reliably and economically. Detailed, printed logs add
value at resale time. Supports metric, foreign currencies,
multiple vehicles & machines. The best program of its class at
any price.


15.14 Scouting

Product: MERIT BADGE TRACKER
Author: Robert Barrentine, 301-490-7104
Version: 2.1 (12-15-91)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Mail support, limited toll free (800)
phone support.
Look for: MBTRAK.ZIP on BBSs; MBTRAK.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:OUTDOORS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 100014,2347 for
assistance).
Download size: 213k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
A menu-driven program which stores a District or Council Merit
Badge Counselor roster and the specific Merit Badgesand/or any
other skills that a specific counselor is registered to
counsel. Program will generate an administrative Counselor
roster, a roster of Merit badges and Counselors (with address

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and telephone number)to be distributed to units, and an annual
verification letter to each counselor.


Product: PACK TRACKER
Author: Robert Barrentine, 301-490-7104
Version: 2.0 (05-31-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better. 256k RAM, hard disk or high-
density floppy drive.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Mail support, limited tollfree (800)
phone support.
Look for: PAKTRK.ZIP on BBSs; PAKTRK.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:OUTDOORS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 100014,2347 for
assistance).
Download size: 287k (about 22 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A menu-driven program which stores roster, advancement,atten-
dance, participation, Pack/Den offices, Activity Badges earned,
and training data. Produces Cub Scout and Scouter rosters, a
roster of Former Members, 3 type of mailing labels, an indi-
vidual record, Pack attendance summary, and an HONORS listing
for your next Pack Meeting. Supports up to 100 different
printers.


Product: SHIP TRACKER
Author: Robert Barrentine, 301-490-7104
Version: 1.0 (01-15-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Mail support, limited toll free (800)
phone support.
Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; SHTRAK.ZIP on CompuServe
in CIS:OUTDOORS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 10014,2347
for assistance).
Download size: 216k (about 16 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Description:
Stores Ship's roster, advancment data, participation data,
Ship's offices served, meetings attended, and all training
data. Generates Scout and Scouter rosters, roster of former
Ship's members, 3 types of mailing labels, an individual
records for each member, and an attendance summary for all
Scouts.

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Product: TRAINING TRACKER
Author: Robert Barrentine, 301-490-7104
Version: 1.2 (03-22-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Mail support, limited toll free (800)
phone support.
Look for: TNGTRK.ZIP on BBSs; TRTRAK.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:OUTDOORS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 10014,2347 for
assistance).
Download size: 226k (about 17 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
Upon input of all unit data, all unit rosters, and the logging
of all Training Attendance Reports submitted to a Training
Chair, program will generate District Scouter rosters (Trained
and Untrained), a roster of former district Scouters with their
training status, 3 types of mailing labels, an individual
training records for each Scouter, a District Training Summary,
Unit Inventory of Training for each unit, a District Summary of
Trained Leaders, and a Training Status of Top Leaders report.


Product: TROOP TRACKER
Author: Robert Barrentine, 301-490-7104
Version: 2.2 (04-12-92)
Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better. 256k RAM.
Registration fee: $35.00
Registration benefits: Mail support, limited toll free (800)
phone support.
Look for: TRTRAK.ZIP on BBSs; TRTRAK.ZIP on CompuServe in
CIS:OUTDOORS forum LIBrary 2 (or contact userID 100014,2347 for
assistance).
Download size: 309k (about 23 minutes with a 2400 baud modem)
Special instructions: Product distribution restricted to the
United States.
Description:
A menu-driven program which stores ros