Product Spotlight

Create Your Own Business Cards

BusinessCards MX allows you to quickly and easily create your own custom business cards. Version 3.30 includes 400 examples of business card templates, and designing a card is simple through the program’s ready to use elements, which include a variety of options, including both background and images. Find it at for $25.

Custom Catalog Software

Catalog Creator offers a simple alternative to troublesome layout and design. It includes multiple interfaces for entering data, prices and images, and all data can be created and entered as you go or copied and pasted from a spreadsheet. The software includes a number of customizable templates, as well as the option to markup or discount prices prior to going print, which potentially allows for the opportunity to print catalogs with individual pricing for specific customers. Find it at for $195.

Index Your Programs With Keystrokes

Have you had it with continually going to your start menu in order to open programs or documents? Launchy is a free Windows utility designed to make your start menu, desktop icons and even the file manager a distant memory. Launchy indexes programs in the start menu and allows you to launch your documents, folders, files and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. Free at

Plaster Your Walls With Posters

Now you can create quality professional posters and banners right from home, and for a fraction of professional printing costs. Poster 7.9 includes multiple templates and images to help aspiring artists create just the right look. You can even add your own pictures or graphics. Its tutorial and help file will have you designing and producing your very own posters in no time. Find it at for $18.

Craft Professional eBay Listings

AlienFiles allows you to create professional looking listings for your eBay items. No technical knowledge is required, and an easy to use editor includes all the tools you’ll need to design stylish listings quickly. Over 30 images of your items can be added to a listing, as can video, audio, Office files, PDFs and Flash banners. AlienFiles also allows you to add a map of your location, as well as your previous eBay feedback. It can also be used with other online auctions. Find it at for $49.99.

Share Your Files For Free

Share your files — for free. MediaFire provides a free file sharing and storage service where users can upload unlimited files and images. No registration is required and there is no software to install. What’s more, frequently used files can be kept online and accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Large files can also be easily shared between parties. Free at

Manage That To-Do List

Have a lot to do? Think a list would help? Remember The Milk offers an online list-making application that makes that never-ending to-do list manageable. You can create lists across categories, prioritize according to color, assign due dates and insert time estimates. Remember The Milk also makes it possible to create shared calendars for group projects. The service can also send reminders via email or text message. Sign up for free at

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