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April 96 Superior Shareware

Compiled by Tom Ponzo and Paul Silverman

Software Library


Clock Talk

This talking clock provides vocal alarms for specified dates and times, and can automatically launch and close programs. Its customizable interface lets you change its appearance and on-screen face. You can also select either voice or .WAV file alarms. Clock Talk even functions as a timer-based CD player.
$12
Real Solutions
PO Box 491523
Redding, CA 96049
CLCTLK31.ZIP (460KB); CTLK3210.EXE (680KB)
Click Here to download the 32-bit version of this shareware.

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


ErrorScan 1.0

This system and disk-cleaning utility includes a handy resource gauge that updates once a minute and performs disk scans every five minutes. You'll have to register the program to take advantage of its customization tools and file-cleaning feature.

$29
Lifestyles Technology Consultants
PO Box 2309
Duxbury, MA 02331
ERR_SCAN.ZIP  226KB
Click Here to download this shareware.

FedTaxCalc '96 3.0

Monitor and plan deductions from your paycheck based on a variety of scenarios with this tax app. You can determine how much to deduct from your total pay if you have multiple paychecks, display the effects of 401(k) increases or calculate changes in the number of deductions you claim. Individual state editions are also available.

$10; state version $15
TestDepth SoftWare
2636 Shannon Ct.
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
FEDTX.ZIP    879KB
Click Here to download this shareware.

Fund Manager 1.3 for Windows 95

Forget those tangles of ticker tape--let Fund Manager track your stocks and mutual funds for you. It uses a variety of graphs and reports to manage your portfolio, and accepts price, investment and distribution data. Prices can be entered manually or imported from Quicken, America Online, CompuServe or Prodigy.

$29
Mark Beiley
PO Box 51641
Phoenix, AZ 85076
AFMW9513.ZIP   399KB
Click Here to download this shareware.

Start Clean 1.52

Is your Start menu cluttered with obsolete links to deleted programs? With the click of a mouse, Start Clean scans all the links in your Start menu and removes the ones pointing to nonexistent files. You can also delete any remaining empty folders, and check links to removable and network drives.

$10
Firas El-Hasan
4137 W. 132nd St.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
STCLN.ZIP   19KB
Click Here to download this shareware.

The Zoo 1.58

Round up your apps and files with this fully customizable program launcher. The Zoo's tabbed interface includes a series of Gates, Pens and Computer Critters that group and auto-start programs and documents. The program supports drag-and-drop, and can import existing Program Manager groups.

$29.95 (plus $2 shipping)
Al Meadows/Fineware Systems
PO Box 75776
Oklahoma City, OK 73147
ZOO.ZIP     507KB

Requires VBRUN300.DLL
Click Here to download this shareware.

ToQuicken 1.7

Looking for a fast way to update Quicken files? This simple utility formats downloaded stock or mutual fund prices for Quicken. The program reads America Online, CompuServe and Dow Jones files and also accepts command-line options for automated conversion.

$5
Mark Beiley
PO Box 51641
Phoenix, AZ 85076
TOQCKN17.ZIP    59KB
Click Here to download this shareware.

VistaVue 4.2

This powerful multimedia viewer and player offers a full range of image-enhancement tools, including filters, luminance control and rotation. It's TWAIN-compliant, meaning you can use it to manage scans. It plays most multimedia file types, supports drag-and-drop thumbnail files, and lets you view multiple images with the Gallery feature.

$29
Faxtastic
PO Box 242
Marlton, NJ 08053
VUESETUP.EXE  1.4MB

Requires VBRUN300.DLL

Click Here to download this shareware.

Visual Calendar Planner 4.1

Organize your agenda on your desktop by day, week or month. This network-ready planner uses a standard wall-calendar format. Features include recurring events, calendar-as-wallpaper and color printing capabilities. Users can customize views, fonts, colors and alarm sounds.

$29.95
Bok Nan Lo
PO Box 5479
Reno, NV 89513
3DVCP.ZIP   950KB

Requires VBRUN300.DLL

Click Here to download this shareware.

Windows Quick Boot 2.0

You can automatically exit and restart Windows, or reboot your system up to 30 times with this utility. It doubles as an on-screen clock with an alarm that can save up to 10 alarm settings. Password protection is also available.

$10 (upgrade for previous users, $8)
Chiam Yih Wei
1, Jln Lang Perut Putih 10
Kepong Baru, 52100 KL, Malaysia
WQB200.ZIP     16KB

Requires VBRUN300.DLL

Click Here to download this shareware.

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