Hot Disks 05/02

Put a communications center at your fingertips, text transfers made easy, and more
This story first appeared in the May 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
  • Keep in Touch: Turn your PC into a communications center with the Communicate! i2000 software package from 01 Communique ( The interface, which resembles a two-dimensional fax machine, takes some getting used to, but this $79.99 application offers a wide variety of features: It serves as a fax machine, an answering machine and even a video phone.
  • Just Paste It: Transfer text to your Palm-based handheld with just a single click. BluePaste from BlueSquirrel ( lets you capture text from your PC, convert it to a memo or .doc file, and then download it to your PDA the next time you HotSync. The $19.95 application won't revolutionize the way you use your Palm, but it can make transferring information a whole lot easier.
  • Virtual Assistant: Can't afford an HR staff? With People Manager 3.0, you won't need to. The $179 application from KnowledgePoint ( serves as your virtual HR department, organizing employee records, tracking personnel changes, offering legal advice and reminding you of important tasks and dates (like when those benefits kick in).
  • A Sweeter Site: Microsoft's FrontPage 2002 ( can make your Web site look slick, even if you don't know HTML. The latest version, which costs $169, makes adding photos easy, and offers reports so you can see who's visiting your site. FrontPage 2002 also lets you add content directly from Microsoft sites.

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

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