Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lost Biz Ten

It's funny what you find when you're cleaning out your virtual filing cabinet. I found three stories I can't remember writing, along with an e-mail I drafted as a reply to an angry pinhead that I'm very glad I never sent (and whenever you write a letter like that, you should let it sit somewhere until you cool off, then look at it again.)

Here's a freeware ten list I wrote eight months ago (thus no OS notations) that never made it to the blog:

Ten Things to Help Take Care of Business

Freeware caution: always scan free downloads for viruses and other bugs before you dump them on your hard drive.

1. 100 Letters freeware provides one hundred form letters for home and office use.

2. Take control of your code with Araneae text editor freeware.

3. Bitlets freeware stores and manages your text notes.

4. Design your business cards online and generate a .pdf for printing with the Business Card Marker.

5. Easily keep track of your daily expenses with GCS Budget freeware.

6. The free trial of OfficeBooks will help you design and print your own office stationery (business cards, CD labels, address labels, letterhead, envelopes and more.)

7. OpenProj is "a free, open source desktop alternative to Microsoft Project. If you are managing a group project we recommend Project-ON-Demand. If you want a free replacement to commercial desktop software then OpenProj is perfect and avail[a]ble on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows."

8. Manage your personal business/financial records better with the free version of QuickBooks.

9. Reminder-Organizer freeware is a "powerful personal information manager. The program can help you organize and plan your business and personal life. In short, this is a reminder, notebook, address book, passwords and calendar, combined into one powerful, easy-to-use application."

10. In search of a free, powerful word processor? Take a look at WordWright freeware.


  1. Anonymous10:58 AM

    Hey Lynn,

    You need to update the link to Wordwright to this:

    Otherwise, great list!

  2. Thanks for catching that, Seanchai -- I'll update the link now.

  3. Thank you for the Quick books link. It has saved my bacon LOL. Actually I was really stressing about finding an accounting software. Again, thank you. Have a great week!


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