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Acrobat Reader 4.0
Available in Numerous Formats
With Adobe Acrobat Reader you can read .PDF files which are
fast becoming THE most important electronic document standard in the
world. Reader works by itself or as a Plug-in to Netscape 3.0 or Internet
Explorer 3.0 (or later versions). Acrobat Reader can be downloaded
FREE. Just click on the icon below. Use Reader to download our FREE
91 Guidebooks from The
Entrepreneur's Guidebook Series.
File Size: About 4 MB
Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris
I really like MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel but if you can get
it for free ... hmmm. The product is a multi-platform office
productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such
as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing
program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office
suites’. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently
with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office.
Schools are using it, businesses are using it. And they love it. Can
save documents in the XML format.
File Size: About 50-60 MB
Internet Explorer 5.0
Even if you already have Netscape Navigator, it is worth downloading
Explorer. Explorer is slower but tends to crash less. It is also a
good idea if you are developing a web site to be able to view your
final product in both Navigator and Explorer, the world's two most
popular Internet browsers. Different default settings and interpretation
of HTML code can produce slightly different page formats.
Eudora Pro 4.3
Considered by many to be the world's best email program, this
full-featured email program is now being offered FREE. The free version
includes an advertising banner (they've got to make some money), and
tends to hog system resources. But it's a great program. No if's,
and's or but's. Access to free PDF manuals as well.
File Size: About 6 MB
8 Business Letter Files (bizlet0-7.zip)
The SBA contains a collection of eight .zip files (in it's
"Running a Business" section) which contain 600 sample business
letters for almost any kind of business correspondance. Need help
writing a "Request for Return Authorization, " a "Notice
of Unsatisfactory Importance" or a "Thank you for an Interview?"
This collection has it all. Highly Recommended.
File Size: 394 K (8 files)
File Date: 12/18/92
Win98, WinNT, Win2K, ME (Version 1.00)
I use to use CuteFTP. A great little program, but now no longer
free. CoffeeCup is pretty good too though, but you can't edit files.
You can setup up an unlimited number of FTP accounts, resume broken
downloads and transfer files in binary, ASCII or auto-mode. Better
File Size: 720 K
Win 3.1/95 & NT
Intuitive drawing program that allows you to create professional-quality
flowcharts, web graphics and business diagrams with ease. A good choice
for people who don't have time to learn a complex application. Numerous
awards under its belt. Shareware version is free for 30 days. It is
fully functional. Registered version is $49. Voted best business program
File Size: 1.5 MB
Lview Pro 2.85 Image
L-View Pro Image Editor and Converter Windows
Allows you to edit .gif and .jpg graphic files. Also contains
a capture program which allows you to capture any image on your computer
screen (no matter what format) and turn it into a .jpg or .gif file.
This is a great feature for creating your own web site image files.
21-Day Trial version.
File Size: 1.9 MB
Construction Set Professional 2.0
Create .gif animations (shareware)
Need to spice up your web page. Gifcon is relatively easy to
use. Includes a supercompressor to reduce image size. $20 registration
File Size: 4.0 MB
AOLPress (WYSIWYG HTML Editor)
This FREE program is distributed by America Online. PC Magazine
(Feb. 97) rated it second to Microsoft's Front page (US$150). The
new 2.0 version is a little faster than the older 1.2.2 version and
now supports frames. An Adobe Acroread manual is also available for
download. Available for Windows 3.1/95 and Mac.
File Size: 3.1 MB
Look for wview32.exe file
Word Viewer allows users who do not have Microsoft Word for
Windows® to view and print documents created in the Word native file
format. Word Viewer 97 allows you to zoom, outline, or view page layout,
headers/footers, footnotes, and annotations. With Word Viewer you
can't edit document. Comes in both 16-bit Win 3.1 and 32-bit Win95
File Size: (16-bit) 2.3MB (32-bit) 3.9MB
Plus v. 2.1
Win 3.x/95 and NT
Need to calculate a business loan or lease payment? Try Loan*Calculator,
award winning freeware. It includes 5 easy-to-use calculators in 1:
Loan, Interest Due/Calendar Math, Remaining Balance, Accelerated Payment
and Balloon Payment. In addition, the program now has the ability
to produce amortization schedules and it's now FREE for all non-commercial
users. No strings attached. No time limits. No restrictions for noncommercial
use. However, if you plan to use the program for business purposes,
you will need to pay U.S. $24.95 (plus shipping).
Windows 3.x/95 or NT or a Mac
If you are presently using any of the above operating systems,
and if you have a link to the Internet (or access to one), with FaxLauncher
you can now send fully-formatted documents from your computer to fax
machines anywhere in the world - without making a long distance call!
How does it work? When you install FaxLauncher on your system a new
virtual printer appears in the Print Menu of every application. Now,
instead of printing a document to a physical printer, then taking
it over to a fax machine etc., you just select FaxLauncher and send
it off to the FaxSav global server, which will then route it as you
directed. The person on the other end receives a clear fax, no smudges.
The software is FREE. After you install it and register, your first
ten faxes are also FREE. After that you have to pay a per page cost
(e.g., If you want to send a fax from New York to L.A it will cost
you 15 cents a page).
File Size: 1 MB (16-bit version)
PC - General
Ledger for Windows
Simple, Fast Bookkeeping for Win 3.1/95
Suitable for not-for profit organizations or personal use. Used by
CPAs because of its speed and ease of use. Claims to be one of the
most user-friendly accounting systems available.
File Size: 2.5 MB
BS/1 Small Business
Version: 1.1 Windows 95 and NT
BS/1 Small Business is a powerful accounting system with multi-currency
support for trading internationally. Taxes are very flexible to facilitate
VAT, GST, PST, HST, etc. Invoices and checks may be handwritten or
computer printed. User-defined financial statements are created through
a simple set-up process. It has phone, email, and browser links to
customers, invoices, etc. Sample data is provided. Getting Started
wizard facilitates entering initial live data. Multi-company. Year
2000 ready. Network ready. BS/1 Small Business got 5 star reviews
from BootIt and Shareware Junkies, and 4 stars from ZDNet. Windows95
gave it a GetIt rating. Limited number of transactions until registered
File Size: 3.2 MB
CD Demo for Windows
For Win95 and MacOS
M.Y.O.B offers a free CD for the U.S., Canada and numerous
other countries. You can enter all your own company information and
actually run your business finances, just as you would with a retail
ACE 4.0 Contact
Take a look at ACE 4.0 a powerful contact manager. Version 3.1 was
FREE. Version 3.4 gives you Email Capabilities not available in ACT!
Version 4.0 is available as a FREE demo.
Your Business Software (CYB)
Software designed for home-based business record keeping, whether
you have customers, products, orders, inventories, or services. Includes
the essentials of what you need to track customer information, products,
Dial-up Connection Utility or Windows 95/NT?
Ever had your dial-up connection to the Internet cut off after
15 minutes of inactivity? The reason for this is because Internet
Service Providers (ISP) have limited modem ports acting as shared
resources among their subscribers. A ratio of 1 modem serving 20 subscribers
is not uncommon. Stay Connected ensures that you'll never be disconnected
again! Runs in tool tray, small footprint, fully automated. Works
with AOL timers as well.
3.4.1 For Windows
Replace Windows Notepad and use as an HTML Editor.
HTML is the future of electronic communication! Already HTML
code is being used more frequently in e-mail, and it won't be long
before HTML catalogs, flyers and brochures become commonplace. Imagine
everyone in the world being able to view your information. No file
conversion to mess with. No incompatibility. Finally, a standard!
Of course, it won't be long before straight text HTML editors all
but disappear, being replaced by easier-to-use fully featured WYSIWYG
HTML editors. Nevertheless, it's a good idea to become familiar with
raw HTML code. "EditPad is a powerful replacement for Windows
Notepad. It features an easy installation (one .exe file, no messy
DLLs), ability to open as many files as you want, can open EXTREMELY
large files, fast access from Systray, powerful print options, and
versions for more than 8 languages."
File Size: 291 K
PayWindow v1.3 Payroll for Windows (U.S.) (paywin13.zip)
PayWindow can help you pay an employee in as few as three mouse
clicks. Works for hourly, salaried, commissioned, and non-emplyee
workers for any pay period. Prints checks, W-2 forms, 1099-misc forms
and reports. Has built-in password protection and data-backup. 30
File Size: 805 K
File Date: 3/02/97
Everyone needs a copy of WinZip for shrinking and extracting
zipped files. Unregistered users are free to use WinZip 7.0 for evaluation
Award Winning Typing Tutorial with Analyzer
New Windows 98 Version
This bit of nostalgia reminds you of the old days when DOS
ruled. But it works. In fact it was awarded best DOS/Shareware 1996
by SharewareJunkies.Com. And since typing is probably THE most important
computer skill you can master, it's worth a download. However, realize
that the shareware version is not fully functional. You can play a
few typing games, but the number of typing lessons are limited (nice
looking, simply organized home page).
File Size: 426 K
Business Plan Templates (bmp27a.zip)
Provides useful fill-in-the-blanks templates with examples
in .txt, .doc and .xls format. Shareware.
File Size: 280 K
File Date: 3/29/95
DOS Win 3.1, Win 95 and Win NT 4.0
Use Anyware Antivirus for DOS to scan from a floppy. Windows
and Windows 95 versions detect all macro viruses.
File Size: 1.2 MB
Employee Scheduling Assistant for Windows (esaw.zip)
This easy to use scheduler is designed for the use in businesses
that have mostly full-time employees and are interested in keeping
track of Vacations, Overtime and Sick time etc. Once you start to
use the program productively you are expected to register.
File Size: 564 K
Available for Macintosh
If you are a MacFanatic, think about adding NIH Image to your
list of graphics programs. It is FREE, powerful, and uses PhotoShop-compatible
filters. It can acquire, display, edit, enhance, analyze and animate
images. It reads and writes TIFF, PICT, PICS and MacPaint files, providing
compatibility with many other applications, including programs for
scanning, processing, editing, publishing and analyzing images. A
slew of supporting files is also available.
File Size: 0.5 to 1 MB
Owl Basic Bookkeeping v. 2.1 for Win 3.x/95
An easy to use bookkeeping program for individuals and small
businesses. Nothing fancy here and nothing to get excited about. But
simple enough and straightforward.
File Size: 207 K
File Date: 09/02/94
Successful Business Planning
in 30 Days combines the best features and benefits of the The
Entrepreneurs' Guidebook Series in an easy-to-use format! It
is a key tool in getting you informed, getting you motivated, and getting
your business plan written and your business started!