Article, August 2010
by Wes Eckles, President
The program for the July 17th meeting by Joe Schork was postponed. In place we had a Q & A and a multitude of useful tips. Here are some of the tips:
Group Calls - A free service from Phonevite.com lets you send phone messages to up to 25 friends and associates at once, or at a time of your choosing. This very handy for contacting persons on your list that do not have Email. Your audio message is delivered to their phone.
Software Reviews - Go to TopTenReviews.com for independent evaluations and comparisons of popular software. Of particular interest is a review of PC System Utilities Software. Surprise, surprise, first place is Advanced System Optimizer at $29.95 and ninth place is the well known Norton SystemWorks costing $49.99. Go to this site for complete information.
Identify & Remove Duplicate Files - Use the free Duplicate Cleaner for or Clonespy. Go to www.clonespy.com and www.digitalvolcano.co.uk .
Double Strength Program Remover - Go to www.revouninstaller.com for a free uninstaller program called Revo Uninstaller for xp, Vista, & Windows 7 (32bit only). Click on Download to view details of the free and the purchase version (64 bit). Users report that the app is more powerful than Windows' default program.
Free file rename program that can rename multiple files at a time - Go to www.joejoesoft.com . On the left side of the window click on Rename Master, then on Rename Master help. Choose examples to see what you can do with the program.
KeePass 1.05 replaces multiple passwords with one master password - This free utility keeps your password file encrypted. The only way to open it is with your master password. For laptop users you can put the utility on a thumb drive. Go to keepass.sourceforge.net
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