January 96 Superior Shareware

By Ian Etra

This shareware (and more, and in some cases, more recent versions) is available online:

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AMF Daily Planner and PIM 6.1

There have been lots of changes to this program since we last reviewed it (Superior Shareware, January 1995). Its system-wide hotkeys, additional fields, caller ID and WinCIM e-mail support make it an affordable alternative to retail power PIMs.

$21.95 (upgrades $15)
Andrew M. Freeman
PO Box 189
Holbrook, NY 11741

Click Here to download the 32-bit version of this shareware.

Click Here to download the 16-bit version of this shareware.

Dear Diary 3.0

You can record 64KB of entries per day in this daily-journal program. It features password protection, text search and database compression. View a record for a specific day using the calendar window, or print a range of entries by date using this version's improved printing capabilities.

$19.95 (+$3.95 shipping)
Q&D Software Development
10B Sentinel Ct.
Chatham, NJ 07928
DIARY.ZIP                738KB
Requires VBRUN300.DLL

Click Here to download this shareware.

Flute 1.83

Record mouse and keyboard actions using a proprietary programming language that supports DDE and OLE automation. You can then edit, rearrange or augment the resulting scripts with more sophisticated commands. Flute comes with several sample scripts to get you started.

59 Copeland Ave.
Mirehouse, Whitehaven
Cumbria CA28 9HZ, England
FLUTE183.ZIP         692KB
Click Here to download this shareware.

METZ Stop For Windows 95

Finish what you start with METZ Stop for Windows 95. Click on this app in the taskbar to shut down, restart, log off or open a dialog box with the above options. METZ also accepts command-line arguments for controlling Win95 from a scheduler.

$5 (+$5 shipping)
METZ Software
PO Box 6699
Bellevue, WA 98008
Requires Windows 95
Click Here to download this shareware.

Mr. Burns 1.0

This app runs discreetly in the background to monitor which applications are launched and how long they've been open. You can track your own PC or online use, monitor unauthorized access to your machine or install the app on an employee.s computer to encourage productivity.

Esm Software
c/o Mr. Burns
PO Box 176
Pierrefonds, Quebec H9H 4K9, Canada
BURNS100.ZIP                126KB
Click Here to download this shareware.

OsoSuite 1.1

This shareware suite combines six oh-so-good OsoSoft programs. It includes the latest versions of AdMaker, an ad designer; MultiLabel, a label designer; Rockford Professional, a business card creator; Filer, a File Manager replacement; Fonter, a font manager; and the WinClip clip-art organizer.

1472 Sixth St.
Los Osos, CA 93402
Requires VBRUN300.DLL

Click Here to download this shareware.

PageMaster 2.0

Go beyond sending basic pages to numeric or alphanumeric pagers. PageMaster lets you forward selected e-mail from any MAPI-compliant program and send Microsoft Schedule+ reminders. It will also notify you if a phone line has rung and provide caller ID services.

$49.95 ($69.95 for e-mail support)
Omnitrend Software
15 Winchester Ct.
Farmington, CT 06032
PM95.ZIP            1.4MB
Requires Windows NT or Windows 95
Click Here to download this shareware.

Private Cryptographer 1.25

Private Cryptographer uses a strong encryption algorithm to protect your data from prying eyes. It can view and encrypt text files, Clipboard text or entire directories using your chosen password. One caveat: Keying in an incorrect password for decryption can cause data loss.

Ivory Tower Software
Richard Wagner
4319 W. 180 St.
Torrance, CA 90504
ENCRYP.ZIP            172KB
Click Here to download this shareware.

WaveMaker 1.0

Looking for that perfect special effect for closing Windows? WaveMaker lets you build sounds from scratch by manipulating waveforms. You can add harmonics, white noise and echoes for more complex sounds. The registered version can export your masterpieces to the WAV format.

Paul Keet
12726 Southridge Dr.
Surrey, British Columbia V3X 3C6, Canada
Requires Windows 95 or Windows NT
Click Here to download this shareware.

WebSpace Navigator 1.0 for Win32

WebSpace lets your Web browser view Virtual Reality Markup Language pages on the Internet. You can explore and manipulate 3-D scenes and objects with built-in links to other pages and resources. But you'll need a network connection for browsing.

Freeware ($49 for support and online access)
Template Graphics Software
9920 Pacific Hts. Blvd., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92121
Requires Windows 95 or Windows NT, plus a Web browser

This program is stored as a self-extracting executable file, which is the way it is distributed by the author. The only reliable way to decompress this software is to download WEBSPC10.EXE to your hard drive and execute it there.

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