Whirling Java Applets tell viewers that a page is "cyber hip," but creating them has often required expensive, difficult-to-use software. Sausage Software's Swami program changes that. Swami's capabilities are limited to applying Java effects to text (not images), but it requires nothing more than typing in some words, then clicking the mouse a few times. The result is eye-catching text that bounces, warps or jumps across the page. The $40 program is one-trick software, but it does this trick superbly. Download a free demo at http://www.sausage.com .
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