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Solving Client’s Problems With MailChimp

MailChimp is an appealing and catchy-named mailing list/newsletter/autoresponder software. It’s web-based, so there’s no software to download and you can get to it from anywhere and share lists with colleagues easily. I’ve been using it for my business and my clients’ businesses for years now. Today I want to share how I used MailChimp to solve a client’s needs to track both adult and children’s …

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Dropbox–Sync and Share Files Easily

Last week, I talked about the 3 best features of Windows Live Mesh. I concluded by saying it was hard to recommend for folks with beginner/intermediate computer skills. It’s a bit complicated and clunky in my opinion. Dropbox is a great alternative to Live Mesh for syncing files and folders between computers you own and also for sharing specific folders with business associates or friends. …

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Artisteer–Be Your Own Web Designer

In this post, we’ll talk about how easy it is to create a functional, CSS and HTML validated website using Artisteer. Perhaps you’ve been thinking of starting a blog or website, but you don’t know any HTML code and don’t want to learn it. Perhaps you’ve heard about WordPress or Blogger, but feel intimidated about picking out a theme and making it look professional, pretty, …

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Erase Files Securely From Your Desktop-EraserDrop Portable

Do you ever need to securely and forever delete files—make them unrecoverable? I just discovered  EraserDropPortable. I’ve used several programs for erasing hard drives, like Eraser, from Source Forge or Darik’s Boot And Nuke. But for getting rid of files and folders, I didn’t have anything. EraserDrop Portable was developed by John Hiller (he developed a Firefox Portable App), and is part of a suite …

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Firefox Xmarks-Sync Bookmarks Across Computers

Sync & Backup If you have multiple computers around the house or work and home and you’d like to be able to get to your bookmarks on all of them, Xmarks is for you. With this free add-in, you’ll never be without your bookmarks (or favorites) again. A bonus is that Xmarks also functions as a back-up for your favorites. If your computer crashes or …

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WordPress and Blogger Comparison

It seems the two major players in the blogging space are WordPress.com (not .org), which is owned by Automattic;  and Blogger (owned by Google). Today, we’ll talk about the two platforms, contrast some of their features and conclude with some observations of which is best. For the similarities: Both are hosted, which means you don’t have to find and purchase hosting from a third-party and …

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5 Tools For Everyday Use

In thinking about this week’s topic, I decided to highlight the tools I use nearly every day to get my work done or to make getting my work done more fun. In no particular order, here they are: Tree Style Tabs This is a browser add-on – for Mozilla Firefox users only. You can click the link to read about all the features of this …

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