Hot Disks 11/01

A word processor for Palm-based handhelds, keeping tabs on your employees' whereabouts and more
This story first appeared in the November 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Past Lives: When your computer crashes, you wish you could turn back time. With GoBack 3.0 from Roxio , you can. It lets you revert your hard drive to a safe point, revert individual documents to earlier versions, schedule automatic hard-drive restorations and more. The program costs $49.95 (all prices street) for the single-user version; multiuser discounts are available.

In the Know: Keep track of your employees with InOut Tracker from CE Software. This easy-to-use application, which serves as a digital version of an in/out board, allows you to monitor who's in, who's out, when they'll return and how to contact them. The only drawback: convincing your workers to use it consistently, as the application is only valuable when kept up-to-date. Pricing is per user, starting at $59.95 for five users.

Think Quick: Who needs a database when you can have a Quickbase ? Intuit's Web-based information management tool lets you store and share data and collaborate on projects entirely online. Pricing starts at $14.95 a month.

Pocket Buddy: You don't have to be away from your word processor when you're away from your PC. WordSmith 2.0 from Blue Nomad is a full-featured word processor, memo pad and document viewer for Palm-based handhelds. Pricing starts at $39.95.

Liane Gouthro, a former technology reporter at, freelances from her home in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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