Who couldn't use more time? Shortcuts shaves seconds off your computing time by enabling you to record a series of keystrokes and mouse-clicks, then trigger that series of commands with a single keystroke. Getting online and calling up your favorite page of your favorite Web site, for example, can be as easy as punching F12. Getting deep into the innards of your word processing program is now as easy as pressing F10. Other bonuses: Shortcuts installs in a snap and has a learning curve of 20 to 30 minutes--tops.
Street Price: $22
Requires: an IBM-compatible pc, Windows 95 or higher, 8 MB RAM, 2MB hard-drive space, CD-ROM
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Joe Dysart (email@example.com), a software analyst and Internet business consultant, has written for more than 40 publications, including The New York Times.