Organize your life with Kirby Alarm Pro

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Jun 282010
 
So…What is Kirby Alarm?

Kirby Alarm Pro can save you time and protect your valuable data. Developed by Kirby Software, this scheduler will automate various computer tasks quickly and effortlessly as well as reminding you about important things you need to do.

Here are some of the things the Kirby Alarm Pro does:

  • Back up your data – At a time you specify, a backup will run to save your folders and subfolders, it can even save them as .zip files to save space. (Only available in the Pro Version)
  • Schedule Windows programs to launch at a specified time – This could be use this in the morning to open up all the applications you need.
  • Set alarms to remind you of important tasks – such as times to call back prospects or when to pay an invoice or even to record important events taking place in the future that you might like to attend. It handles one-off and reoccurring reminders.
  • You can also use this software to automatically shutdown, restart or log-off your computer at a predetermined time.
How do I get Started with Kirby Alarm Pro?
  1. Go to http://kirbyfooty.com/product-kirbyalarm.php
  2. Click download to get the free 30-day trial version OR click buy now to purchase the product.

Note that there is not a great deal of information on their website about the individual features, so it is advisable to download the free trial first to see what you think before committing to buy the product.

What Will it Cost Me?
  • Kirby Alarm Pro Full version will cost you $24.95 USD
  • Kirby Alarm Lite version will cost you $14.95 USD

Though the Full version contains a few features missing from the Lite version, it is possible to pay extra to upgrade at a later date (currently $12.00 USD)

What platform is it available on?

Windows only.

Jun 212010
 
So…What is LogMyTask?

LogMyTask is a time tracking software tool that you can use to record what your doing throughout the day. For a small business owner it has two major uses:

  • For You – Enter what you’re working on throughout the day, and see where you are really spending your time. This will help you work more effectively as you become aware of time you are wasting on unproductive tasks.
  • For Your Employees – Get your employees to fill it in so you know what they are up to on a daily basis. This could be especially useful if you employ people who work remotely.
How do I get Started with LogMyTask?
  1. Go to http://logmytask.com
  2. Sign up and register on their website (this takes about a minute).
  3. If you would also like the desktop application click Download and follow the instructions.
What Will it Cost Me?
  • The Basic account is free, and this allows you to create 2 teams with 2 users in each.
  • Currently it is also free for teams of more than 2 as it is still in the testing phase. However, the creator Webyog Inc has plans to charge each user about 99 cents per month.
What platform does it work on?

As it is internet based you can use it with both Mac’s and PCs.

Jun 142010
 
So…What is Paint.NET?

This is a free tool for Windows that allows users to manipulate images.

Don’t get this tool confused with the Paint utility that ships with Windows, this is so much more. It includes features such as layering, special effects and unlimited undo history. Paint.NET has also been designed with the beginner in mind, so should be easier to pick up than the likes of Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter Pro.

How do I get Started with Paint.NET?
  1. Go to http://www.getpaint.net/download.html
  2. Check the system requirements before downloading as this application is processor hungry and can use up a lot of your hard-disk space.
  3. Download and Install.
What Will it Cost Me?

Paint.Net is a free image and photo editing software package.

What platform is it available on?

Sorry Mac users, this one is just for Windows.

Jun 072010
 
So…What is MySpeed?

MySpeed lets you alter the playback speed of Flash videos without losing sound quality. Generally you will want to speed up video to save you time, but there is the option to reduced the speed if say you were taking notes from a webinar. MySpeed is ideal for finding “How-To” information on YouTube, as it lets you speed through the chatter and get to the content you’re really looking for.

How do I get Started with MySpeed?
  1. Go to http://www.enounce.com/
  2. Choose to download a Free 7 Day Trial or purchase it  by clicking Add to Cart.
What Will it Cost Me?

MySpeed costs $29.99 USD and they do offer 100% 30-day money back guarantee.

What platform is it available on?

There are versions of MySpeed available for both Windows and Macs.