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Review of Nimble: Contact Management for Your Social Networking

September 26, 2011

Tags: Social networking, Contact management, Business software

If social networking is important for your business, you might consider using Web-based application Nimble to manage your presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. (Nimble says that they'll be adding Google+ within 60 days). Unlike TweetDeck or HootSuite, Nimble assumes that the most important part of social networking isn't the ubiquitous stream of postings, but how the ongoing communications relate to your business relationships and .... Read the full review at PCWorld.

Review of Wufoo: Creating Website Contact Forms

September 25, 2011

Tags: Website design, Website software, Contact Form, Wufoo

Having a form on your Website is good for business, making it easy for people to contact you, and keep you informed about what they need or want from you. Wufoo.com (various pricing, with plans from free to $200/month) makes the difficult, cumbersome task of designing and managing a form less intimidating.. Read the full review at PCWorld.

Review of Microsoft Office 365

September 24, 2011

Tags: Software, Microsoft, Office 365, Microsoft Office, Cloud computing, Collaboration, Website software

Office 365 is Microsoft’s latest venture into cloud computing. And this time, it looks as though the company is on the right track—not just for its own corporate profit margin, but also in terms of the potential for its users’ efficiency, convenience, and bottom lines. What sets Office 365 apart from previous Microsoft cloud services is that Office 365 functions as a whole ecosystem, making it equal to more than the sum of its parts.

Essentially, Office 365 is a set of integrated tools for communication, collaboration, and productivity that are .... Read the full review at Computer Shopper.

Review of ArtRagefor the iPad Review: Painting Pictures on a Tablet

September 23, 2011

Tags: iPad, Software, Image editing, Natural media, Corel Painter, ArtRage

ArtRage for the iPad stems from a venerable heritage that stretches back to the early 1990s, when Fractal Design Painter (now known as Corel Painter) established a whole new category of software generally referred to as "natural media emulation." Essentially, natural media programs allow us to use our computer screen like a real-world painting canvas. Typically, these software apps include a whole arsenal .... Read the full review at TabletPC Review.