February 96 Superior Shareware

Compiled by Tom Ponzo and Paul Silverman

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Ecopad 3.5

A Notepad alternative, Ecopad can compress up to eight pages on a single sheet. It supports any size text files and can extract Write text. It offers word and line counts, headers and footers, and print preview. You can also print with any Windows font at any point size. Latest versions: 3.5 for Win95; 2.6 for Win3.x.

$19.95 (+$4 shipping)
Azure D'or
David T. Ossorio
325 S. Washington Ave. #166
Kent, WA 98032
ECPD3235.ZIP (256K), ECPDTE.ZIP (218K)
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File Plus 1.81

As a next-generation File Manager application, this program allows you to zip, unzip and view files, and perform multivolume backups. Its fully customizable interface has 126 buttons that you can configure to perform any function. It also includes full audio support and file-searching capabilities.

$30
Carl W. Moore
PO Box 712
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
FILEPLUS18.ZIP   365KB
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Instant File Access 4.0

This utility enhances Windows application file dialogs. It adds File/Directory recall, long filename support and floating file lists. It also has long filename capability for 16-bit applications, allowing you to view Windows 95 long filenames in Windows 3.11 applications.

$25 (+$4 shipping)
Alexoft
507 de la Metairie
Nuns' Island, Quebec
H3E 1S4 Canada
IFA400B4.ZIP
542KB
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Medlin Windows Accounts Payable 1.2

With this app, who needs an accounts payable department? You can print reports for any specified period, enter payments, mark invoices and write checks—all on a single screen. It also allows you to add up to 60 periods per year and sort records by any field.

$38
Medlin Accounting Shareware
1461 Sproul Ave.
Napa, CA 94559
MWAP12.ZIP  137KB

Requires VBRUN300.DLL

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Medlin Windows Payroll Writing 1.9

Stop wrestling with complicated payroll forms. Medlin allows you to print payrolls, ledgers, federal liabilities, quarterly listings and employee histories. It also provides state and federal tax tables, Social Security and Medicare tables, and four user-definable deductions.

$38
Medlin Accounting Shareware
1461 Sproul Ave.
Napa, CA 94559
MWPR19.ZIP   132KB

Requires VBRUN300.DLL


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The Pad 1.0

The Pad is a virtual notepad that saves your notes automatically when you exit Windows. You can while away many unproductive hours with Magic Doodle, a simple doodle pad that doubles as a handy graphics utility. Additionally, it allows you to post pop-up reminders.

$6
Todd Foley
Igloo Software
120 Wallace Ave.
Auburn, MA 01501
THEPAD3.ZIP
325KB

Requires VBRUN300.DLL

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Screen Thief

This screenshot utility offers an alternative to Print Screen. It allows you to capture whole windows, desktops or specific areas. You can even use it to swipe graphics off the World Wide Web. It features a sleep mode for timing tricky shots.

$29
Nildram Software
82 Akeman St.
Tring, Herts HP23 6AF
United Kingdom
ST95-101.ZIP (441KB); STWIN100.ZIP (276KB)
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Silhouette 2.0

Windows tool buffs will have a tough time passing up this productivity package. Its simple interface combines a notepad, daily reminder, PIM, calculator and alarm clock. The PIM holds up to 1,000 records per library, and stores graphics and sound files.

$32.99
Arka Enternational
Dept. 2
PO Box 3170
Scottsdale, AZ 85271
SLHTTE.ZIP   605KB
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SmartDraw 95

A WinMag favorite, SmartDraw is now available in a 32-bit version. New features include context-sensitive pop-up help, long filename support, and full drag-and-drop capabilities with other OLE 2.0 client applications. It also has built-in e-mail and improved file-sharing.

$35 (+$6 shipping)
SmartDraw Software
9974 Scripps Ranch Blvd., #35
San Diego, CA 92131
SDRAW95.ZIP      615KB

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WinBrowse 2.1

This multiple database program allows you to browse, edit, sort and filter Access, dBASE, FoxPro and Paradox files. Data can be converted between formats and into HTML. You'll have to order the registered version to take full advantage of its conversion and direct loading features.

$29.95 (+$3.95 shipping)
Q&D Software Development
10-B Sentinel Ct.
Chatham, NJ 07928
WINBR.ZIP     1.54MB

Requires VBRUN300.DLL

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