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A Concatenation of Software

Software Bliss is Bliss when you use your computer. Bliss for technical and non-technical users. The opposite of software bliss is when your computer hates you and rebels and one is tempted to shoot it. We can't do that, now can we?

Of course, this list is totally subjective. Opinions about software are like religion. In any case, this is our list :-).

Concatenation is defined at one of our favorite websites: In programming, it means the linkage of two or more values as in "John " . "Smith" (with the dot (.) being the operator that "concatenates" the values together), making "John Smith".

Total Commander - the best two-pane file manager on the planet.

UltraEdit - the best programmer's editor. The function list is great. After checking a zillion editors over many years, this is the one I use every day.

Capsule Review: PhraseExpander 4 is a 5-Star Program
~ Editor’s Choice – 5 Stars ~
All in all, I vote wholeheartedly for PhraseExpander. Version 4 solved the major issues that I had with it, and I’m now very satisfied with the program. more
PhraseExpander Review:
Superlative Software for Busy Writers
~ Editor’s Choice – 4.5 Stars ~
PhraseExpander is my “Editors’ Choice” for text expansion programs. I give it 4.5 Stars and highly recommend it. If you’re a creative writer or a transcriber of medical or legal text, you’ll find your writing tasks flowing more easily with Phrase Expander. more
Contact Management with SQL Power: A Review of SQLite Maestro Contact Management with SQL Power: A Review of SQLite Maestro
SQL searching is one reason why I wanted to find a more powerful contact manager. SQL searching is useful when you want to visually examine a set of rows based on simple or complex criteria, but it’s also very, very useful for reports. more
ConvertXtoDVD, a Film, and a FedEx Receipt
~ a capsule review of the ConvertXtoDVD v4 Authoring Program ~
On December 29th, 2011, at 4:15pm Eastern Standard Time, in the city of Portland, Maine, I looked at a FedEx receipt that I had just been handed, and couldn’t decide whether I wanted to jump up and down in the Kinko’s store, or go immediately to bed. more
Two Great Ways to Back up Your Data and Save Your Bacon
~ with Macrium Reflect & Microsoft's Robocopy ~
Have you backed up your data recently? No? Aha! :-). You're not alone, unfortunately. But... don't you want to join the ranks of the Fortunate Few who DO back up their data? Here are two very quick ways to do just that. more
A Sad Ventura User Finds Joy with Serif's PagePlus X5 A Sad Ventura User Finds Joy with Serif's PagePlus X5
~ a software review of desktop publishing software ~
My first task was to get it from Ventura to PagePlus, and it was then that I felt my first thrill of desktop publishing joy with PagePlus. I had published the document as a PDF, and was very, very pleased to see how elegantly PagePlus imported the PDF into the PagePlus format. more
Review: Efficient Address Book Contact Management Software
Version 1.67
They say that the children of cobblers sometimes don’t have good shoes, and so it has been with me. Since I felt reluctant to dump all of my contacts into a web database, and since my other desktop database programs seemed to be overkill, I’ve been living without a good contact management database for a number of years. The last ones I had used were a dBASE/Clipper utility, and an Alpha Five for Windows data app that I had written ages ago. more

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