I recently downloaded Delcam’s PowerShape-e design program for evaluation.  Looking at the videos there seemed to be some very interesting capabilities.  Shortly after downloading I was up and running (after entering in the password) and off to creating my first drawing – a circle!! Creating the circle worked just fine and was certainly intuitive.  But after the circle was created I just wanted to select it for modification.  Wrong!  No matter what I did I could not select the circle.  A call to tech support and I have the answer:  apparently the software doesn’t play to will with some ATI…

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I used to use MindManager 6 back when I lived the corporate life with Intel.  It was a good package back then and it came is quite useful on various tasks.  But it never did become a “mainstream” application for me.  This just might change with MindManager 8… For those of you who might not be familiar with MindManager, it is a software program that helps you organize and brainstorm using mind-mapping techniques.  This technique isn’t for everyone (for example, it’s not “structured”), but it is certainly worth checking into as it can be very instrumental in flushing out ideas…

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Price: $397 plus bonuses Mailloop is an auto-responder package marketed by Derek Geihl’s Internet Marketing Center.  It includes most of the features of competitive email auto-responders including: Collecting email addresses from opt-in web forms. Automatically sending confirmations to new subscribers. Responder series messages. Responder broadcast messages. Incoming email forwarding. Unlimited number of custom database fields. Custom email forms using custom database fields. Email and newsletter templates. Built-in ebook distribution. Email address filtering. It’s important to note that Mailloop is not one of the web based auto-responder services.  This means that you have to install Mialloop on one of your own…

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XHeader – home Price: Free (Nov 7, 2008) This is a utility to create banners which could be used on websites and newsletters.  Created and offered by Paul Smithson, the same person that offers XSitePro and XMailPro.  Basically this is a graphics package with a ton of included banner samples that are pre-sized (750 x 150) for a webpage. As a graphics package it is pretty basic.  It offers simple (by today’s standards) manipulation of text and graphic objects.  Most of the effects are not real-time preview; in other words you have to make the change and apply it before…

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