Also, organize your passwords.
The aim of many companies to go paperless means that more information is being stored electronically, but just because the trash can is empty doesn’t mean that organization is a given. Several software companies are hoping to help whip things into shape for users who’ve got an abundance of data, and limited places to put it. Sierra Software has released FileAmigo version 3.0.6, which securely organizes information for groups of people via the Internet. Designed for non-technical types, the software designs, manages, and uses Web-based files for project management. A 30-day free trial is available at the company’s Web site.
For companies that have to keep track of certification program data, Galton Technologies has released DataManager, a service that enables companies to manage, monitor and customize certification programs. Test administrators will have access to all of their examinees’ test data via the Web, and have the ability to view data, change demographics, monitor and evaluate examinee test results at any level. Initial set-up fees are $3,000, followed by a monthly maintenance fee of $750 and $1 per test record. The service does require the data to be hosted and exams to be delivered via a single test provider.
Gitano Software has released Accent version 2, a Windows application that arranges your notes, passwords, calendar and other information. The program’s URL manager lets you organize your favorite Web sites, and copy your URL list between laptop and desktop computers, regardless of browser. A password feature allows for categorization of Internet and local passwords, and can also create random passwords that are less likely to be guessed or uncovered through automated dictionary searches. For those who worry about spending too much time on getting your electronic house in order, the program has a built-in timer that keeps track of how much time is spent on any particular task. The program works will all Windows systems, and costs $29.95. A free 30-day trial version is available for download from the company’s shareware site.
Have a profusion of data, but can’t figure out how to format it in order to pass it out at your next meeting? XlineSoft is keen to help with DB-HTML Express 3.0, a program that lets users convert all major databases to HTML or PDF documents. Requiring only a smattering of technical knowledge, the template-based tool is capable of converting database files to static, search-enabled HTML documents without the use of an additional editor. It also supports standard databases such as Access or Oracle, and can handle graphic image files as well as text. All HTML and image files can be converted to a single PDF file for online distributions or presentations. The program is compatible with all Windows systems, costs $129 for a single-user license, and can be evaluated for a 21-day trial period with a download from XlineSoft’s Web site.