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Top 10 word-massaging tools
Tools to manage your everyday words.
August 25, 1998
Web posted at: 4:15 PM EDT
by Sally Neuman
(IDG) -- Don't confuse this week's Top Ten theme with word
processing. This group of tools helps you crank out
quick notes, business cards, labels, you name it.
These programs either stand on their own or integrate
into popular applications such as Word and
WordPerfect--no need to load up PageMaker when one
of these will do! We've also got some slick little
applications designed to hold your notes, to-do lists,
and reminders in convenient containers just a click
- Notepad+: Replace the Windows Notepad with
an application that can open text files of any
size, and can even open multiple files at once.
Notepad+ supports fonts and colors, as well as
drag-and-drop for moving text within or between
- Business Card Creator: Create a snappy little
business card in just a few minutes. Easy to
use, it even handles copying the design to the
rest of the template cells on the page so you
can print a full page at a time.
- Notebook for Windows: This handy utility allows
you to keep notes and lists in an easy
page-by-page style. The first page is a simple
table of contents with hyperlinks to each page
contained in the specific notebook file. You can
easily drag and drop files onto the Notebook
icon to store a page of information, and it can
even dial your phone and launch your browser
based on the information in that page.
- Visual Labels for Windows: You can design and
print labels, creating an unlimited variety to suit
your tastes, with text, pictures, boxes, ovals,
lines, counters, and patterns in any font, color,
or rotation. It includes a comprehensive
database of Avery label and business card
- FileNotes: This lets you keep notes about all
your Windows 95 files and folders. You can also
use it to copy and paste descriptions directly
from Web pages. You can access your notes
through Windows Explorer.
- NoteMaid: A replacement for Windows Notepad,
NoteMaid can work with files of unlimited length,
and it can even edit files in hex mode like the
old Windows Write used to be able to do. If
you're frustrated with using Windows Notepad,
this program is for you.
- ToDo 95: This utility will help you manage
appointments, to-do lists, schedules, and more.
Create and manage up to ten to-do lists, and set
visual or audible alarms for individual entries.
Sort your lists by priority, task, or due date, and
add color-coding to help you further define your
jobs. Then use the appointment reminder to
display your jobs by day, week, or month.
- Stickythings: This tiny shareware program is
good for jotting down quick notes on your
desktop. You can later copy and paste them
into other documents.
- Letterhead Kit: This makes it easy to produce
letterheads, fax cover sheets, and custom
forms. Letterhead Kit includes 30 message
graphics for cargo, office, and financial
information, including "Rush" and "Thank you for
- Resume Master Deluxe: Create a one-page
resume by answering a series of questions. The
program prompts you to enter information about
yourself, your work history, and your education,
and it then formats the information into a