Design & Development

Product Spotlight: eBay Items, Mouse & Tablet, And More

Blog Your eBay Items

Have you ever found something on eBay that you really wanted to let your friends know about? Or is your business selling items on eBay and you want to cross-promote those items in your businesses’ blog? If so, eBay To Go is for you. It’s a way for you to share interesting things you’ve discovered on eBay and personalize your blog, social networking page or website. Anyone can create his/her own eBay To Go widget, even non-eBay users. It’s free to use at

Mouse and Tablet

The T&Mouse from Hanvon is a unique, USB-powered mouse complete with a “hole” in the middle that houses a tablet surface. Its pen, or even the fingertip, can be used to write on the tablet, which then inputs words into a computer. The product was initially unveiled at the Chinese International High-Tech Expo in May and should be available soon. To date, cost is unknown, and it is expected that the product will first make its debut in China. The product can be viewed at

Pop-ups For Your Site

Do you want to add a splashy message to your website? Easy Attention offers software to create a pop-up screen on your site. The software works on all browsers, and no HTML or graphic design experience is required. Download a trial version or purchase for $49.95 at

Office Intercom

OfficeIntercom lets you use your computer to speak to others over the Internet or your local office computer network. It works as a virtual intercom and feels a little like using a CB radio. To talk to anyone who has installed OfficeIntercom anywhere in the world, just hold down a key on the keyboard. Speak into your computer’s microphone and you will be heard through the receiving computer’s speakers. A license for OfficeIntercom can be purchased at

Online Demonstration Software

ShareItNow is a service allowing users to share anything on their desktop to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Use ShareItNow to conduct training sessions, demonstrate a product, collaborate on a document, host a web tour and more. Web conferencing is free for up to five users. A pay-per-use option is available at 8 cents per minute per user for more than five users per conference. Users can also subscribe for a monthly fee. For more information go to

Inexpensive Photo Editing — En Masse

Do you have multiple new product images to edit for your site? BatchPhoto is a photo manipulation program that makes it easy to touch-up, annotate, transform, apply effects and rename hundreds of photos in a single operation. Instead of enhancing and adjusting pictures individually, BatchPhoto lets you select a group of pictures, define a series of edits and apply them in a single operation. Try it for free or purchase BatchPhoto Pro for $49.95 at

Link Checker

Fast Link Checker searches all pages of your site for broken links and gives you a detailed report for each broken link that was discovered. The program checks links to all pages, both on internal and external sites, as well as the availability of images, scripts, style sheets and other objects linked to pages. The user specifies the file to start checking from, and Fast Link Checker goes through all pages the file is linked to until it checks all links on the site. If Fast Link Checker finds a broken link, it shows its position in the document, its cause, why it does not work, and offers a hint describing how it can be fixed. Fast Link Checker can be purchased for $49.95 at

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