Few e-mail communications give your start-up that edgy feel more than multimedia messages that easily self-play with a simple double-click by the recipient. With Barking Cards, you can choose among prefabricated cards for all the standard occasions. Or create your own multimedia message using the software's card-creation template. Either way, you'll come off as a techno-wizard to anyone using a Windows 3.1 system or higher.
Barking Cards, Vols. II - III
Street price: Vol. II, $20; Vol. III, $30
Requires: Windows 95 or 98, 8MB RAM, 35MB hard-drive space
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J.W. Dysart (email@example.com), a software analyst and Internet business consultant, has written for more than 40 publications, including The New York Times.