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Mention business apps and most people think "word processor." But cobbling words together is probably just one of the things you do in the average day. The business applications we chose will help you gain control of your accounts receivable, create great graphics, keep track of your colleagues or employees and, yes, even make your word processor shine.

Billing Manager Pro 1.2

Billing Manager Pro offers a range of features for managing customer accounts, invoices, billing and products. The app lets you create and manage up to 32,000 companies, all with different user and product information. The app also lets you age invoices, apply interest, modify tax status and properties, enter partial payments and perform batch invoice processing.

Report functions include Invoice Register, Payment Register and Accounts Receivable. Although Billing Manager Pro wasn't specifically designed as point-of-sale software, you can use it to enter sales and print cash invoices in a small business. Overall, it's a solid, easy-to-use program with enough features to suit almost any small business. $69.95, M & R Technologies; Download FFBMPR.ZIP; 614KB.

OfficeView 32 2.32
OfficeView 32 is an employee-tracking and messaging program. With it, you can track who's in, who's out and who's where. You can run the software on a single computer and have a receptionist enter changes, or run it on the LAN and let each employee enter his or her own data. You also can use OfficeView 32 to send and receive interoffice messages and track phone messages. $30, 10-user license, Len Phillips; Download offv32.zip, 219KB. (formerly OV32ZIP2.EXE)

Smart Address 3.2
If you don't need the features of a full-blown PIM and just want to manage basic contact information, Smart Address is a good choice. In addition to serving as a contact address book, it prints envelopes and labels. Its support for user-defined categories helps you organize your contact database so you can extract a subset of addresses for specific mailings. $39, Oakley Data Services, Download smtadr.zip, 1.03MB. (formerly SMTA32.ZIP)

Wordware '96 for Word for Windows
Wordware '96 is a fully integrated set of macros, templates and other tools for Microsoft Word. It includes editing tools and a PIM that operates inside Word. It also has a CD Player that you control from a Word toolbar, as well as other tools for playing and managing multimedia documents. If you're looking for ways to make Word handier, check out Wordware '96. $39.95, AMF, Download wordwr.zip, 472KB. (formerly WW96.ZIP)

Windows Magazine, September 1997, page 200.

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