Category: Software Reviews

CRM Terminology: Words That Don’t Mean What You Think

By , August 20, 2015

I’ve spent the past week exploring options for a Sales “Customer Relationship Management” (CRM) system for our company.

Welcome to a world where words don’t mean what you expect.  A “Lead” isn’t really a lead, an “Account” isn’t really an account, and so on.

And different CRM systems use slightly different definitions for certain words, and each introduces slightly different terms to refer to something that’s mostly-but-not-quite the same. Read more »

Why Amazon’s Kindle Software Sucks

By , March 20, 2012

Amazon has intentionally “crippled” its Kindle and Cloud Reader software for non-Kindle devices: the software doesn’t allow consumers to organize books in any way. As a result, enthusiastic readers who opt to acquire many dozens or hundreds of ebooks quickly find their collections to be completely unmanageable.

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To-Do List Web App:

By , March 19, 2012

This week, I’ve started using to manage my “to-do lists.”  It’s a “web application,” which I can use from my desktop computer, laptop, or smart phone.

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Recording LPs and Cassettes to MP3

By , January 22, 2010

I’ve been searching around for software to convert my LPs and Cassettes to MP3 format, and what I’ve found is a surprisingly complex array of choices, with little clear information to differentiate these products.

Eventually, I found that Acoustica’s “Spin It Again” software is available as Shareware (through Tucows), and I downloaded it to see how it might work for me.  I found it “reasonably easy” to use, considering the actual complexity of the task. Read more »

Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 Doesn’t Work!

By , June 19, 1996

Ever since I upgraded to Windows 95, I have waited for a new version of WordPerfect Read more »

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