Thursday, 3 March 2011

Resite's Recorder Express

Want to document a Windows application so that end users find it easy to use? A solution is to use a professional documentation system like Resite Recorder Express. This tool makes it easy to make the walkthrough videos that you can use as marketing material, upload to YouTube or supply as online computer based training.

Resite Recorder Express was recently purchased by Epilogue Systems Inc. so the future of the product may be uncertain.

Documenting Python Application Source Code

Python is a popular programming language. Like Java and C#, it's possible to document code so that technical code documentation can be generated from it. A popular code documentation too for Python is epydoc. Here's more information about epydoc and how it can be used to produce much higher quality application source code.

Tag Cloud Creators

Blog-like websites are increasingly popular. One way of enhancing your website to make it more blog-like is to add a Tag Cloud. A Tag Cloud is a list of the popular keywords associated with the content on your site. Often Tag Clouds are generated based on the words appearing in your website's content. Other Tag Clouds are generated based on what users are finding popular, and keywords they're using to find your site.

There's another less well known use of Tag Clouds. By linking to the popular content on your site, they can make the site a little more SEO friendly.

Many website content mangement systems come with modules to allow Tag Clouds to be added to a site. WordPress CMS in particular has a large number of different Tag Cloud options.

Here's more information about Tag Cloud creators, plus an example Tag Cloud.

Ants Profiler - .NET Framework Performance Tool

Ant's Profiler is a software development tool provided by Red Gate. The memory profiler helps in the development of .NET Framework applications by profiling .NET application performance. It allows the development team to focus on improving performance of code that is called the most times. Ants Profiler supports both the C# and VB.NET programming languages commonly used with the .NET Framework.

Here's a more in depth look at what Ants Memory Profiler can do, and why it's worth downloading a trial version.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Software packages for cleaning businesses

If you're running your own cleaning business, then buying cleaning business software is a good way to organise the business.

There are a number of software packages available that are specifically designed for cleaning businesses. The software has a range of functions, which normally include features such as:

  • Appointment tracking so that cleaning personnel know where to visit on a daily basis.

  • Client contact management facilities.

  • Customer history.

  • Customer billing capabilities including the ability to take credit card payments.

  • Customer feedback on the quality of their cleaning service, which can help to improve customer service.

  • Charting and data analysis capabilities.

  • Data backup.

  • Financial forecasting.

Read more about cleaning business software packages here.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

How to Create or Buy Promotional Cardboard Standees

Looking for a cool idea for endorsing your small business? Many organisations already know the marketing power of lifesized cardboard cutouts. If you happen to go into any record or film store, the odds are they could have one or two promotional cardboard standees of celebs to endorse the latest record or film.

Cardboard cutouts are beneficial marketing devices for trade exhibits, in-store promotions, new shop openings (less expensive than hiring a real superstar!) and office parties.

There are a couple of ways of making a cardboard standup for use for a promotion. The initial way is to get a specialist art company to make a cardboard standup for you. Yes there are really organizations which will make available this service on your behalf!

The benefit of getting a company to supply your cardboard standup for you is that they will use premium materials and you'll be assured of receiving a top quality cardboard cutout to utilise to advertise your corporation. Unfortunately it may be expensive to get a cardboard cutout professionally created. The fee is gonna be especially high if you just want a single figure produced.

A neat choice is to create your own cardboard standup. This is actually quite easy to accomplish. There's a great software program that will help you create your own personal lifesized cardboard standees. The great thing about this is that the cardboard cutout creator software actually works with any photo! You can start using your photograph of your chosen personality, work colleague or model, then make as many cardboard standees as you require. While the quality may not be as high as obtaining a cardboard cutout figure professionally created, the actual fact is that many cardboard standees are simply required for trade displays or one off promotional events, so it's not always worth spending lots of cash on producing your cardboard cutout.

The computer software for creating your own personal personalised cardboard standee contains everything you'll want to know so that you can create cutouts using a standard printer. It guides you through the process of selecting the right materials for printing. There's advice about weatherproofing your standup should they have to stand outdoors for long time periods. There's also details about how to choose a photograph that might produce a really good standee. If you are in need of photograph ideas then there's also some cool information about where to obtain particularly good photos of celebs.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Stock Trading Software

Stock trading software is essential if you want to have a go at making it as a day trader. Stock trading software can be used to document your existing trades as well as show promising new trades.

Stock trading software used to be mainly based on desktop PC software. It is now increasingly possible to use ever more advanced stock trading facilities using online based trading platforms. Such platforms are attractive because they can be accessed from any location where an Internet browser is available. Many of the popular trading platforms are also available on mobile computing devices.

Two of the most popular trading software packages for the serious trader or day trader are MetaStock and TradeStation. Both have comprehensive facilities for tracking and documenting stock trades, and allow access to a wide variety of markets. Both are also popular with traders who have a programming background, as both packages can be programmed so that custom stock indicators can be programmed into the trading platform.

If you’re not a semi-professional trader or day trader then an alternative is to use one of the many free websites to keep track of your portfolio. Financial sites with good portfolio tracking tools include and the Motley Fool. Both Yahoo and Google also now offer enhanced facilities for small time stock traders.