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                                   Contents


              ASP Shareware Catalog for BBS users                    2
              Chapter 1:  How to read this catalog                   3
                 1.1  Minimum requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
                 1.2  Registration benefits . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
                 1.3  Sample product description  . . . . . . . . .  5
              Chapter 2:  Utilities                                  7
                 2.1  Disk utilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
                    2.1.1  Disk cataloging  . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                    2.1.2  Hard disk utilities  . . . . . . . . . . 13
                    2.1.3  Floppy disk utilities  . . . . . . . . . 24
                 2.2  File utilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                    2.2.1  Backup/restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
                    2.2.2  Encryption & security  . . . . . . . . . 33
                    2.2.3  File archivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                    2.2.4  File comparison  . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
                    2.2.5  File conversion  . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                    2.2.6  File viewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
                 2.3  Hardware utilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                    2.3.1  CPU & memory utilities . . . . . . . . . 40
                    2.3.2  Keyboard utilities . . . . . . . . . . . 41
                    2.3.3  Screen utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                       2.3.3.1  EGA/VGA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
                    2.3.4  286/386/486 utilities  . . . . . . . . . 43
                 2.4  Printer utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
                    2.4.1  Printer control  . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
                    2.4.2  Bar codes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                    2.4.3  Printer specific . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                       2.4.3.1  Epson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
                       2.4.3.2  HP DeskJet  . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
                       2.4.3.3  HP LaserJet . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                       2.4.3.4  PostScript  . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
                    2.4.4  Envelope addressers  . . . . . . . . . . 60
                 2.5  System Utilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
                    2.5.1  Operating systems  . . . . . . . . . . . 62
                    2.5.2  Multi-OS utilities . . . . . . . . . . . 62
                    2.5.3  Command processors . . . . . . . . . . . 63
                    2.5.4  Batch & macro utilities  . . . . . . . . 63
                    2.5.5  Configuration utilities  . . . . . . . . 70
                    2.5.6  Recovery utilities . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                    2.5.7  Screen capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                    2.5.8  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
                 2.6  Desktop utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
                    2.6.1  Multi-function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
                    2.6.2  Calculators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
                    2.6.3  Calendars  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
                    2.6.4  Clocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
                    2.6.5  Phone dialers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

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                       2.6.5.1  Rolodex programs  . . . . . . . . . 85
                    2.6.6  Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
                    2.6.7  Notepads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
                    2.6.8  Personal information managers (PIMs) . . 86
                    2.6.9  Time management  . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
                    2.6.10  Journal/diary programs  . . . . . . . . 92
                 2.7  Menu systems & file managers  . . . . . . . . 93
                    2.7.1  Menu systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
                    2.7.2  File managers  . . . . . . . . . . . .  100
                    2.7.3  Combined MS/FMs  . . . . . . . . . . .  104
                    2.7.4  MS/FMs for developers  . . . . . . . .  105
                    2.7.5  Work environment managers  . . . . . .  106
                 2.8  Security programs . . . . . . . . . . . . .  106
                    2.8.1  Virus/Trojan detectors . . . . . . . .  107
                    2.8.2  Virus cleanup/removal  . . . . . . . .  109
                    2.8.3  System activity monitors . . . . . . .  109
                    2.8.4  File integrity monitors  . . . . . . .  109
                 2.9  Software tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  109
                    2.9.1  For multiple programs  . . . . . . . .  109
                    2.9.2  For Sidekick . . . . . . . . . . . . .  110
                       2.9.2.1  Sidekick Plus specific  . . . . .  111
                    2.9.3  For PC Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . .  112
                       2.9.3.1  Deluxe Shell specific . . . . . .  112
                    2.9.4  For 4DOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  112
                    2.9.5  For Lotus  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  113
                    2.9.6  For Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  113
                       2.9.6.1  For Norton Guides . . . . . . . .  113
                       2.9.6.2  For Norton Utilities  . . . . . .  113
                    2.9.7  For PKWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  113
                       2.9.7.1  For PKZIP/PKUNZIP . . . . . . . .  113
                    2.9.8  For other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  114
                 2.10  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  115
              Chapter 3:  Writing applications                     116
                 3.1  Text editors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  116
                 3.2  Text organizers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  121
                 3.3  Word processors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  122
                 3.4  Desktop publishing  . . . . . . . . . . . .  124
                 3.5  File format translators . . . . . . . . . .  128
                 3.6  Dictionaries  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  130
                 3.7  Document boilerplates . . . . . . . . . . .  130
                    3.7.1  Business specific  . . . . . . . . . .  130
                 3.8  Creativity & brainstorming  . . . . . . . .  130
                 3.9  Software tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  132
                    3.9.1  For multiple programs  . . . . . . . .  132
                    3.9.2  For Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  132
                       3.9.2.1  Word for Windows  . . . . . . . .  132
                    3.9.3  For other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  133
                 3.10  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  134
              Chapter 4:  Spreadsheet applications                 135
                 4.1  Spreadsheet programs  . . . . . . . . . . .  135
                 4.2  Boilerplates/templates  . . . . . . . . . .  136
                 4.3  Software tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  136

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                    4.3.1  For multiple programs  . . . . . . . .  136
                    4.3.2  For Lotus  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  136
              Chapter 5:  Database applications                    137
                 5.1  Relational database managers  . . . . . . .  137
                 5.2  Flat-file database managers . . . . . . . .  140
                 5.3  Mailing label systems . . . . . . . . . . .  142
                 5.4  File format translators . . . . . . . . . .  147
                 5.5  Freeform/text database managers . . . . . .  147
                 5.6  Keypunch programs . . . . . . . . . . . . .  148
                 5.7  Database utilities  . . . . . . . . . . . .  148
                 5.8  Software tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  149
                    5.8.1  For multiple programs  . . . . . . . .  149
                    5.8.2  For dBASE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  149
                       5.8.2.1  dBASE III specific  . . . . . . .  150
                    5.8.3  For FoxPro/FoxBASE+  . . . . . . . . .  152
                    5.8.4  For other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  155
                 5.9  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  156
              Chapter 6:  Data                                     158
                 6.1  Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  158
                 6.2  Mapping data  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  158
                 6.3  Marketing data  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  158
                    6.3.1  Shareware specific . . . . . . . . . .  158
                 6.4  World facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  158
                 6.5  Area codes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  158
                 6.6  Software tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  159
                    6.6.1  For other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  159
                 6.7  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  160
              Chapter 7:  Communications                           161
                 7.1  General purpose modem communications  . . .  161
                 7.2  Service-specific programs . . . . . . . . .  162
                    7.2.1  For CompuServe . . . . . . . . . . . .  162
                    7.2.2  For GEnie  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  163
                    7.2.3  For Prodigy  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  164
                    7.2.4  For MCImail  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  164
                 7.3  Bulletin board software . . . . . . . . . .  164
                    7.3.1  Bulletin board utilities . . . . . . .  165
                 7.4  Call logging & analysis software  . . . . .  165
                    7.4.1  Phone bill analyzers . . . . . . . . .  166
                 7.5  Modem-based graphics applications . . . . .  167
                 7.6  File format translators . . . . . . . . . .  167
                 7.7  File transfer protocols . . . . . . . . . .  168
                 7.8  Fax software  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  168
                 7.9  Terminal emulators  . . . . . . . . . . . .  169
                 7.10  Communication utilities  . . . . . . . . .  169
                 7.11  Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  169
                    7.11.1  For multiple programs . . . . . . . .  169
                    7.11.2  For TAPCIS  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  170
                    7.11.3  For Wildcat!  . . . . . . . . . . . .  170
                    7.11.4  For PCBoard . . . . . . . . . . . . .  171
                    7.11.5  For Qmodem  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  171
                    7.11.6  For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  171

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                 7.12  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  171
              Chapter 8:  Business                                 172
                 8.1  Business finances . . . . . . . . . . . . .  172
                    8.1.1  Business accounting  . . . . . . . . .  173
                    8.1.2  Point-of-sale systems  . . . . . . . .  182
                    8.1.3  Billing systems  . . . . . . . . . . .  186
                    8.1.4  Purchase order systems . . . . . . . .  190
                    8.1.5  Payroll systems  . . . . . . . . . . .  190
                 8.2  Inventory systems . . . . . . . . . . . . .  192
                 8.3  Equipment use & maintenance . . . . . . . .  195
                 8.4  Project bidding & costing . . . . . . . . .  196
                    8.4.1  Decision analysis tools  . . . . . . .  197
                 8.5  Project management  . . . . . . . . . . . .  198
                 8.6  Client management . . . . . . . . . . . . .  200
                 8.7  Specific-field systems  . . . . . . . . . .  202
                    8.7.1  Medical & dental . . . . . . . . . . .  202
                    8.7.2  Real estate  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  204
                    8.7.3  Library  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  204
                    8.7.4  Legal & law enforcement  . . . . . . .  205
                 8.8  Forms generators  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  205
                    8.8.1  Forms fillers  . . . . . . . . . . . .  206
                    8.8.2  Forms processing . . . . . . . . . . .  207
                    8.8.3  Forms collections  . . . . . . . . . .  208
                 8.9  Sales aids  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  208
                 8.10  Marketing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  209
                 8.11  Work-at-home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  211
                 8.12  Training aids  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  211
                 8.13  Business utilities . . . . . . . . . . . .  211
                 8.14  Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  212
                    8.14.1  For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  212
                 8.15  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  214
              Chapter 9:  Finances                                 215
                 9.1  Stock trading & analysis  . . . . . . . . .  215
                 9.2  Personal finances . . . . . . . . . . . . .  218
                    9.2.1  Finances & budgets . . . . . . . . . .  220
                    9.2.2  Checkbook managers . . . . . . . . . .  228
                 9.3  File format translators . . . . . . . . . .  229
                 9.4  Portfolio management  . . . . . . . . . . .  230
                 9.5  Finance utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . .  231
                 9.6  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  231
              Chapter 10:  Engineering                             233
                 10.1  Industrial engineering . . . . . . . . . .  233
                 10.2  Electrical engineering . . . . . . . . . .  249
                 10.3  Civil engineering  . . . . . . . . . . . .  250
                 10.4  Structural analysis  . . . . . . . . . . .  251
                 10.5  Numerical control  . . . . . . . . . . . .  252
                 10.6  Engineering utilities  . . . . . . . . . .  252
                 10.7  Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  252
                    10.7.1  For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  252
                 10.8  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  253

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              Chapter 11:  Mathematics                             254
                 11.1  General math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  254
                 11.2  Mandelbrot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  255
                 11.3  Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  255
                 11.4  Mathematical utilities . . . . . . . . . .  258
                 11.5  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  258
              Chapter 12:  Programming                             259
                 12.1  CASE tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  259
                 12.2  Desktop tools for programmers  . . . . . .  259
                 12.3  Languages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  261
                    12.3.1  Assembler . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  261
                    12.3.2  BASIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  261
                    12.3.3  C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  263
                       12.3.3.1  C++  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  268
                    12.3.4  Pascal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  269
                       12.3.4.1  OOP Pascal for DOS (Borland) . .  271
                    12.3.5  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  272
                 12.4  'Make' utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . .  272
                 12.5  Hypertext/hypermedia . . . . . . . . . . .  273
                 12.6  Programming utilities  . . . . . . . . . .  273
                 12.7  Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  275
                    12.7.1  For multiple programs . . . . . . . .  275
                    12.7.2  For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  275
                 12.8  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  279
              Chapter 13:  Education                               280
                 13.1  Preschool  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  280
                 13.2  Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  282
                 13.3  Junior high  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  283
                 13.4  High school  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  284
                 13.5  College  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  286
                 13.6  Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  288
                 13.7  Foreign language . . . . . . . . . . . . .  288
                 13.8  Computers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  289
                    13.8.1  Operating system tutors . . . . . . .  290
                    13.8.2  Typing tutors . . . . . . . . . . . .  294
                 13.9  Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  295
                    13.9.1  Gradebooks  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  297
                 13.10  Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  297
                 13.11  History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  298
                 13.12  Software tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  299
                    13.12.1  For other  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  299
                 13.13  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  300
              Chapter 14:  Graphics                                303
                 14.1  Viewing programs . . . . . . . . . . . . .  303
                 14.2  Drawing programs . . . . . . . . . . . . .  305
                 14.3  Paint programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  307
                    14.3.1  Graphics diversions . . . . . . . . .  308
                 14.4  Presentation graphics  . . . . . . . . . .  308
                 14.5  CAD/CAM applications . . . . . . . . . . .  309
                 14.6  Business applications  . . . . . . . . . .  310
                    14.6.1  OCR applications  . . . . . . . . . .  310

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                 14.7  File format translators  . . . . . . . . .  311
                 14.8  Tools & utilities  . . . . . . . . . . . .  311
                    14.8.1  Screen capture  . . . . . . . . . . .  312
                 14.9  Ready-made graphic images  . . . . . . . .  312
                    14.9.1  Multi-format images . . . . . . . . .  312
                    14.9.2  PCX images  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  313
                 14.10  Software tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  313
                    14.10.1  For AutoCAD  . . . . . . . . . . . .  313
                 14.11  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  316
              Chapter 15:  Home & hobby                            318
                 15.1  Astronomy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  318
                 15.2  Collecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  318
                 15.3  Gardening  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  328
                 15.4  Household automation . . . . . . . . . . .  329
                 15.5  Movies & video tapes . . . . . . . . . . .  329
                 15.6  Personalities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  332
                 15.7  Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  333
                    15.7.1  Food/dietary/kitchen  . . . . . . . .  333
                    15.7.2  Exercise/fitness  . . . . . . . . . .  335
                 15.8  Lottery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  336
                 15.9  Ham radio  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  338
                 15.10  Sports  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  339
                 15.11  Scouting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  342
                 15.12  Genealogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  344
                 15.13  Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  346
                 15.14  Fortune telling & astrology . . . . . . .  348
                 15.15  Planes, trains & automobiles  . . . . . .  351
                 15.16  Software tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  352
                    15.16.1  For other  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  352
                 15.17  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  352
              Chapter 16:  Religion & philosophy                   356
                 16.1  The Bible  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  356
                    16.1.1  Bible programs  . . . . . . . . . . .  356
                    16.1.2  Bible text  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  356
                 16.2  Software for houses of worship . . . . . .  356
                 16.3  New age/occult . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  357
                 16.4  Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  359
                    16.4.1  Metaphysics . . . . . . . . . . . . .  359
                 16.5  Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  359
                    16.5.1  For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  359
              Chapter 17:  Games                                   360
                 17.1  Practical jokes  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  360
                 17.2  Jokes & humor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  360
                 17.3  Sayings & stories  . . . . . . . . . . . .  361
                 17.4  Board games  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  361
                    17.4.1  Mahjong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  361
                    17.4.2  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  362
                 17.5  Arcade games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  363
                 17.6  Card games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  368
                    17.6.1  Poker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  369
                    17.6.2  Solitaire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  370

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                 17.7  Non-card games . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  372
                 17.8  Casino games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  372
                 17.9  War games  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  373
                 17.10  Simulators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  373
                    17.10.1  Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  375
                 17.11  Star Trek & Star Wars . . . . . . . . . .  376
                 17.12  Trivia  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  377
                 17.13  Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  378
                 17.14  Word games  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  380
                    17.14.1  Cryptanalysis  . . . . . . . . . . .  385
                 17.15  Pinball/paddleball  . . . . . . . . . . .  386
                 17.16  Strategy/simulation . . . . . . . . . . .  386
                 17.17  Puzzles, mix & match  . . . . . . . . . .  389
                 17.18  For adults  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  389
                 17.19  Software tools  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  389
                    17.19.1  For other  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  389
                 17.20  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  390
              Chapter 18:  About shareware                         392
                 18.1  Assn. Shareware Professionals  . . . . . .  392
                 18.2  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  396
              Chapter 19:  Other                                   397
                 19.1  Software tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  397
                    19.1.1  For multiple programs . . . . . . . .  397
                    19.1.2  For other . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  397
                 19.2  Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  397
              Appendix A:  Author addresses                        399
              Appendix B:  Vendor addresses                        436
              Appendix C:  Bulletin Boards                         457
              Appendix D:  Retired shareware                       473
              Appendix E:  Sorted list of all programs             474
              Index                                                491

         ASP Catalog for BBS Users                                       2




                        ASP Shareware Catalog for BBS users
                               nd           th
                              2   volume, 10   edition
                              Published April 2, 1992
         Copyright 1992 by the Association of Shareware Professionals
         (ASP), a non-profit organization; all rights reserved.  Any
         specific hardware/software names used in this catalog are the
         (registered) trademarks of specific companies.  Individuals,
         bulletin board systems, national information systems, non-profit
         organizations, and government agencies may freely distribute this
         document in electronic form.  For-profit disk vendor companies
         may distribute this document in electronic form if they have an
         ASP associate membership and if they charge only their normal
         distribution fees.  All others must obtain prior written per-
         mission from the Association of Shareware Professionals.  Write
         to the ASP at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442.
         The programs & services described in this catalog come from
         members of the Association of Shareware Professionals.  This
         catalog may not list every ASP-member product and it may not be
         current.  Send all comments about the catalog to the above
         address, or to CompuServe userID 70007,4004, or as a message in
         the CompuServe SHAREWARE forum.
         ASP strives to produce accurate catalogs BUT this publication may
         contain any number of typographical, graphical, printing, or
         interpretation errors.
              "These programs are produced by members of the Associa-
              tion of Shareware Professionals (ASP).  ASP wants to
              make sure that the shareware principle works for you.
              If you are unable to resolve a shareware-related problem
              with an ASP member by contacting the member directly,
              ASP may be able to help.  The ASP Ombudsman can help you
              resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but
              does not provide technical support for members'
              products.  Please write to the ASP Ombudsman at 545
              Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 or send a Compuserve
              message via Compuserve Mail to ASP Ombuds-
              man 70007,3536".  The Ombudsman may be contacted by FAX
              by sending to the ASP FAX number: (616) 788-2765.  In
              communication with the Ombudsman please include a tele-
              phone number and/or FAX if available.
         Please write to the ASP at the above address if you have any
         comments or questions about this catalog.

         ASP Catalog for BBS Users                                       3



                                     Chapter 1                            
                             How to read this catalog
         ASP members have supplied product descriptions for each shareware
         application they offer.  The catalog groups them by subject
         matter and lists them alphabetically.  If you want to know the
         name/address/phone for the author of a particular program, turn
         to the index and look for the program by name.  You'll usually
         see two page references: one describes the page where you read
         about the program, the other mentions the page where you can find
         information about the author (in Appendix A).  Just turn to the
         appropriate page and scan for the name of the program.
         The Association of Shareware Professionals does NOT rate members'
         software for functionality or usefulness, nor can it attest to
         the validity of any product description in this catalog.  That is
         for you -- the user -- to decide.  Shareware, especially those
         products authorized to carry the ASP logo, can be tested on a
         "try before you buy" basis.  If the software doesn't meet your
         needs, you won't have to worry about getting a refund.  (That's
         the beauty of the shareware marketing concept.)


         1.1  Minimum requirements
         Every program description lists its computer and operating system
         requirements (e.g. "IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better").  Unless noted
         otherwise, each program assumes you have a standard keyboard,
         monitor, printer, and either two floppy drives or a hard disk.
         And unless noted otherwise, programs written for the IBM PC
         assume you have at least 512k of total installed RAM.  Many pro-
         grams may also need specific hardware or software such as:
            CGA monitor A video monitor capable of displaying CGA
                        graphics.  This includes most "laptop CGA" com-
                        puters, plus higher resolution monitors such as
                        the EGA or VGA.  Some of the described programs
                        may operate correctly with a Hercules monitor if
                        you use a "CGA simulator" program; consult your
                        video monitor manual for details.
            Dual 720k drives
                        At least two floppy drives capable of writing at
                        least 720k of data per disk, or, preferably, a
                        hard disk (see below).
            EGA monitor A video monitor capable of displaying EGA
                        graphics.  This almost always includes VGA and
                        other higher-resolution monitors.  CGA and
                        Hercules monitors won't suffice.
            Hard disk   A fixed-, removeable-, or network-drive device
                        capable of storing multiple megabytes of data.
                        Some programs also assume you have at least one
                        floppy drive in addition to the hard disk.

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            Hercules monitor
                        A video monitor capable of displaying Hercules
                        graphics.  CGA monitors won't suffice.
            HP DeskJet  A Hewlett-Packard DeskJet or compatible printer.
                        Some programs may require a DeskJet starting with
                        a specific model such as the DeskJet Plus or
                        having a specific feature like a RAM cartridge.
            HP LaserJet A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet or compatible printer.
                        (HP DeskJet printers recognize most, but not all,
                        of the HP LaserJet command set.)  Some programs
                        may require a LaserJet either starting with a
                        specific model such as the LaserJet II or having a
                        specific feature like the LaserJet IIIDSi.
            Modem       A modem.  Almost all programs work with a "Hayes"
                        modem, specifically one able to recognize the
                        Hayes command set (an industry standard).  A few
                        programs claim to work with non-Hayes modems too.
                        Some programs may require the modem to operate at
                        a specific rate of speed (e.g. "1200 baud").
            Mouse       A mouse.
            Network     A computer hooked up a local area network (LAN)
                        system.  Program descriptions will normally
                        specify the different types of LAN systems under
                        which they can operate.
            Plotter     A plotter output device.  Many of the described
                        programs need a plotter able to recognize the HPGL
                        (Hewlett Packard Graphics Language) command set.
            PostScript printer
                        A printer able to interpret the PostScript(r)
                        command set.  Many printers (including the HP
                        LaserJet series) offer PostScript compatibility
                        via plug-in cartridges.
            VGA monitor A video monitor capable of displaying VGA
                        graphics.  This almost always includes super-VGA
                        and other higher-resolution monitors.  CGA/EGA/
                        Hercules monitors won't suffice.
            SVGA monitor
                        A video monitor capable of displaying Super-VGA
                        graphics.  This almost always includes higher-
                        resolution monitors.  CGA/EGA/VGA/Hercules
                        monitors won't suffice.


         1.2  Registration benefits
         All ASP member shareware products come with certain minimum
         benefits when you register.  The author must acknowledge your
         registration (you don't just get a canceled check) and must
         provide a minimum amount of technical support for at least three
         months.

         ASP Catalog for BBS Users                                       5


         Many authors provide other registration benefits such as a
         printed manual, a master disk, a year of unlimited phone support,
         source code, etc.  The product description will mention them when
         appropriate.
         In addition, every ASP member can offer the following benefits to
         registered customers:
            CompuServe
            IntroPak    obtain an introductory membership to the Compu-
                        Serve network with a $15 usage credit when you
                        register an ASP member's shareware product.
            Shareware
            Magazine    get a discount when you subscribe to Shareware
                        Magazine.
         Many authors include this information when they acknowledge
         registrations.  Contact the author if you need assistance.
         Some authors add "registration reminder screens" to the shareware
         version of a program as a way to gently remind people to
         register.  (The ASP sets ethical standards regarding it.)  Almost
         all authors will either send a copy of the program without
         reminder screens, or will disclose a method to disable the
         reminders, once you register the product.


         1.3  Sample product description
         This sample description will help you understand what each field
         means:
         Product:  Shareware Program Name                            [***]
           A "[***]" across from the product name indicates a new or
           updated description since the last catalog.
         Author:  name & phone number of the person or company offering
           this product.  See Appendix A for detailed information about
           the person or company.
         Needs:  computer type [IBM PC, IBM 80386, MacIntosh, etc.],
           operating system, and version number.  May also describe other
           needed or optional hardware & software.  See above for more
           details.
         Registration:  The cost of a single user license, expressed in
           U.S. currency unless otherwise noted.  Many authors provide
           "multi-tier" registrations, and you may pay a little more or
           less than the amount stated here depending on your situation.
           (You can sometimes save money by "reading the fine print.")
           Some authors don't include shipping & handling fees in their
           prices.  Most authors offer network, site, and corporate

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           licenses; please contact the author for specific details and
           price quotes.
         Version:  version number  (release date)
         User benefits:  Describes the benefits you get for registering
           the software.  All ASP shareware programs come with certain
           minimum benefits; see above for details.
         Look for:  FILENAME.EXT  (call xxx-xxx-xxxx to download it at no
           charge); FNAME.EXT in GATE:FORUM forum LIB 9 on CompuServe;
           FILENAME.EXT in ROUNDTABLE RTC LIB 9 on GEnie.
         Download size:  the size of the file(s) to download, in
           kilobytes.  A 2400 baud modem can download about 14 kilobytes
           per minute under normal conditions.
         Special instructions:  tells if the author limits product
           distribution to the United States.  In some cases the author or
           company may have signed a contract forbidding worldwide share-
           ware distribution.  In other cases the product may only appeal
           to an American audience (income tax software for example).  In
           rare cases, U.S. federal laws may actually prohibit the author
           or company from distributing the product in other countries.
         Description:  a paragraph or two of text which describes the
           shareware product in detail.  This information comes direct
           from the author or company behind the program.
         Editor's note:  the catalog editor may append text of his own if
           something needs further explanation.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                          7



                                     Chapter 2                            
                                     Utilities


         2.1  Disk utilities
         Product: BatchMaker Plus
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.  Hard disk, CGA monitor, 384k
           RAM.
         Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
         Registration: $25.00
         Version: 2.5  (12-12-91)
         User benefits: BatchMaker Plus package with a manual and the
           latest version released. Independent copy of LCOPY for
           transportability. Six months of support.
         Look for: BTMK25.ZIP on BBSs.
         Download size: 500k
         Description:
           FILE MENU - Menu of up to 500 files, Disk and computer info,
           Calculator and calendar. DOS UTILITY - Double DIR DOS
           manipulation, DIR tree, Disk and computer info, View files,
           Display or change attribute, Execute program from list, Copy
           large file to floppies. FILE EDITOR - Full screen editor, Quick
           reference DOS help, Cut and paste, Locate function, Print
           function, Make DIR to install program. DISK FUNCTIONS - Disk
           commands with options. SETUP and LOAN & SAVINGS to get you
           started, Mouse Support
         Product: Directory Freedom
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
         Author: Bit Masons Consulting, 508-898-3321
         Registration: $20.00
         Version: 4.50  (12-05-91)
         User benefits: Minimum 90 days phone/BBS/mail support.  Printed
           manuals, disks, and software subscription services available
           for higher fees.
         Look for: DF400.ZIP on BBSs (call 508-875-3618 to download it at
           no charge); DF450.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 5 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 190k
         Description:
           Offers a fast, compact alternative to DOS Shells which provides
           features such as selective file and directory operations; a
           scrollable environment for examining files and directories; and
           user-defined keys which can operate upon highlighted files. All
           this in a program less than 25KB in size since it is written in
           assembler!  Easily customized through an external configuration
           program.  A great companion for systems of any size.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                          8


         Product: Directory-Manifest
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.  CGA monitor, 384k RAM.
         Author: Northland Multisoft, 818-963-6355
         Registration: $15.00
         Version: 1.0  (12-22-91)
         User benefits: Six months of support, plus a disk and a manual.
         Look for: DIRMAN.ZIP on BBSs.
         Download size: 200k
         Description:
           A Shell and Utility that includes disk and computer
           information. A double directory DOS utility with a directory
           tree, change attributes, copy large files beyond the capacity
           of one diskette, view files even binary files, copy, rename,
           erase, move, make and remove a directory, group copy or group
           erase files. Execute files and print files from the directory
           list. And more. All with mouse support.
         Product: Duplicate File Manager
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
         Author: Micro System Solutions, 303-795-7653
         Registration: $27.00
         Version: 3.0  (09-01-91)
         User benefits: Printed manual, phone support.
         Look for: CUDUP3.EXE on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
           no charge); CUDUP3.EXE in IBMSYS forum LIB 6 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 100k
         Description:
           Reads all files on up to 8 requested drives, optionally
           includes files contained in compression libraries (ZIP, LHA,
           LHARC, PAK, ZOO, ARC, MD, etc.) Provides full list, viewing and
           file deletion capabilities. Duplicates listed as equals in
           filename only, filename plus equals in any of the following:
           size, date or time.
         Product: Flu_Shot+
           Virus Detection/Prevention via active monitor.  See full
           description on page 107.
         Product: FOURU
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.  EGA monitor.
         Author: GTX Software, 213-257-2704
         Registration: $20.00
         Version: 2.0  (07-01-91)
         User benefits: Free upgrades for one year.
         Look for: FOURU.ZIP (multiple files) on BBSs (call 414-789-4532
           to download it at no charge); FOURU.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 6
           on CompuServe.
         Download size: 70k
         Description:
           Four Handy Utilities for your system.
              DD.EXE      A quick color coded directory lister.
              FTREE.EXE   Shows size of directories on your hard disk.
              TO.EXE      Change Drive/Directory quickly.
              DFL.EXE     Duplicate file finder.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                          9


         Product: Mover
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: Richard W. Adams
         Registration: $5.00
         Version: 2.11  (06-09-91)
         User benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
         Look for: MOVED211.ZIP on BBSs; MOVED2.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 6
           on CompuServe.
         Download size: 19k
         Description:
           Moves files between directories or disks.  Fast, simple &
           intuitive.  Makes organizing your hard disk a snap.  Options to
           overwrite existing target files without asking, to delete
           source files & to securely overwrite deleted source files. Much
           faster than copying-then-deleting files.  Works even on full
           disks.
         Product: PC-INFO
           Displays snapshot of system HW, SW & mem.dev.  See full
           description on page 71.
         Product: Room
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: Richard W. Adams
         Registration: $5.00
         Version: 2.11  (06-09-91)
         User benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
         Look for: ROOMD211.ZIP on BBSs; ROOMD2.ZIP in IBMHW forum LIB 1
           on CompuServe.
         Download size: 8k
         Description:
           Tells much space is left on a disk & if there's room for a
           specified set of files.  Much faster & without the disk
           thrashing of the DOS CHKDSK program.  Find out how close you
           are to filling up your disk.  Use Room in a batch file to find
           out if there's enough space on the disk before trying to copy
           files on it.  Room takes into account existing files by the
           same name on the disk.
         Product: SAFEPACK                                           [***]
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: D J Harvey Software
         Registration: $15.50
         Version: 1.1  (03-24-92)
         User benefits: Next upgrade, two years of support.
         Look for: SAFPAK11.ZIP on BBSs; SAFPAK.ZIP in IBMHW forum LIB 1
           on CompuServe.
         Download size: 53k
         Description:
           This disk defragmenter for MSDOS up to 5.0 and DR DOS up to 6.0
           is designed so that the data on the disk should be immune to
           any interruptions to the program, whether due to user
           interrupt, machine failure, or even a power cut.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         10


           Numerous options allow files and directories to be sorted into
           almost any order, and many other optimizations are possible. It
           may be run in unattended mode, allowing use in batch files.
           As it uses only high level calls, it should work on ANY
           standard DOS Disk.
         Product: STRG String Processing Routines
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 1.0 or better.  Turbo Pascal 5.0 or better.
         Author: Eagle Performance Software, 214-539-7855
         Registration: $35.00
         Version: 6.1b  (06-17-91)
         User benefits: 260k of assembler source code and 75 .OBJ files,
           which can recompile under any TP version from 4.0 to 6.0;
           Voice, BBS and FAX technical support; $9 upgrade policy for new
           versions.
         Look for: STRG61B.ZIP on BBSs (call 214-539-9878 to download it
           at no charge); STRG61.ZIP in BPROGA forum LIB 7 on CompuServe;
           STRG61B.ZIP in BORLAND RTC LIB 3 on GEnie.
         Download size: 48k
         Description:
           Extremely high speed string routines for strings, characters,
           and all types of numbers, including case, classification,
           comparison, conversion, copy, count, delete, format,
           justification, membership, parse, position, replace, search,
           sort, tabbing, ASCIIZ, many with match/ignore case and many
           more!  111 routines fit in 6.3k or less.  Most are much faster
           than the string routines provided by Borland.  Also available
           for previous versions of Turbo Pascal -- contact us for more
           information.
         2.1.1  Disk cataloging
         Product: Disk Manager  (CUDM)
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
         Author: Micro System Solutions, 303-795-7653
         Registration: $47.00
         Version: 3.30  (08-01-91)
         User benefits: Printed manual, master disks, phone support.
         Look for: CUDM32.EXE on BBSs (call 617-354-8873 to download it at
           no charge); CUDM32.EXE in IBMSYS forum LIB 9 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 118k
         Description:
           Reads all sizes of disks (Floppies, Hard drives & CD-ROMs),
           creates an on-disk catalog for your later use to find, list or
           label your diskettes.  Will produce labels for 5.25" or 3.5"
           diskettes and listings in 3 formats.  Support any display mode.
           Will catalog over 50,000 files and will read compression
           libraries such as .ZIP, .ARC, .LZH (both versions), .PAK, .LBR,
           .ZOO, .MD and at your command will include them in your
           catalog.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         11


         Product: DISKLIST
           Diskette Cover & Label Producer - 33 Formats.  See full
           description on page 24.
         Product: DiZk4D
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.  4DOS, IBM Graphics printer.
         Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
         Registration: $25.00
         Version: 3.03  (11-18-91)
         User benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.  Shareware
           disks of other programs.
         Look for: DZK4D303.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
           at no charge); DIZK4D.ZIP in PCVENB forum LIB 10 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 166k
         Description:
           The FIRST dizk catalog and labeling system created expressly
           for 4DOS.  Reads the dizk, lets you add a title, dizk number,
           code, and 2 lines of remarks THEN you can add or update field
           descriptions for each file!  You can even choose to omit files
           from the catalog. You can update the dizk files and transfer
           descriptions. Prints 3 sizes and 2 styles of labels, listings,
           catalogs, AND a complete files list.  All print outs can be
           sent to file. Performs searches on all fields or combination of
           fields.
         Product: DiZkND
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.  Norton's NDOS.  IBM Graphics
           printer.
         Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
         Registration: $25.00
         Version: 2.11  (11-25-91)
         User benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.  Shareware
           disks of other programs.
         Look for: DZKND211.ZIP on BBSs (call 219-784-2147 to download it
           at no charge); DIZKND.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 9 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 163k
         Description:
           The FIRST dizk catalog and labeling system created expressly
           for NDOS.  Reads the dizk, lets you add a title, dizk number,
           code, and 2 lines of remarks THEN you can add or update field
           descriptions for each file!  You can even choose to omit files
           from the catalog. You can update the dizk files and transfer
           descriptions. Prints 3 sizes and 2 styles of labels, listings,
           catalogs, AND a complete files list.  All print outs can be
           sent to file. Performs searches on all fields or combination of
           fields.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         12


         Product: FBNCAT
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.  640k RAM, hard disk, one
           floppy drive.
         Author: FBN Software, 408-446-9039
         Registration: $25.00
         Version: 3.0  (11-01-90)
         User benefits: Printed manual and most current version on disk,
           Free support via CIS, GEnie, mail.
         Look for: FBNCT3.EXE on BBSs; FBNCT3.EXE in IBMSYS forum LIB 9 on
           CompuServe.
         Download size: 154k
         Description:
           This disk catalog manager uses pull down menus and is fast and
           simple to use. The user interface and easy of use is a major
           strength of this program. Provides mouse support, configurable
           printer support, ARC-ZIP-PAK-LZH archive support, prints labels
           on dot matrix printers.
         Product: LJ-SLEEVE                                          [***]
           Print floppy storage sleeves on laserjets.  See full
           description on page 57.
         Product: OMNIDiZk
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.  IBM Graphics printer.
         Author: Unicorn Software Limited, 219-563-HOME
         Registration: $25.00
         Version: 2.90  (11-25-91)
         User benefits: Master disks, phone/BBS/mail support.  Shareware
           disks of other programs.
         Look for: ODIZK290.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-784-2147 to download it
           at no charge); ODIZK.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 9 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 142k
         Description:
           A complete dizk catalog and labeling system.  Reads a dizk,
           lets you add a title, dizk number, code, and 2 lines of remarks
           THEN you can add a description to each file!  You can even
           choose to omit files from the catalog.  You can update the dizk
           files and transfer descriptions. Prints 3 sizes and 2 styles of
           labels, listings, catalogs, AND a complete files list.  All
           print outs can be sent to file.  Performs searches on all
           fields or combination of fields.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         13


         Product: PixFolio Image Catalog System
         Needs: IBM AT (80286), Windows 3.0 or better.  256-color video
           card and a video driver to display 256-color images.
         Author: ACK Software, 502-955-7527
         Registration: $25.00
         Version: 1.03.6  (01-24-92)
         User benefits: Phone & CompuServe support; free upgrade to next
           major version.
         Look for: PIXF13.ZIP on BBSs; PIXF13.ZIP in WINADV forum LIB 0 on
           CompuServe.
         Download size: 400k
         Description:
           Enables the user to maintain catalogs of the locations of
           various graphics files. File formats supported include BMP,
           PCX, GIF TIF, TGA, IFF/LBM, IMG, MAC, IMF, ICO/ICN Micrografx
           DRW and EPS. Files can be saved in BMP, PCX, GIF, TGA, TIF and
           IFF formats.
           Image manipulation tools include: rotate, mirror/flip, resize,
           crop, cut & paste, palette matching, dithering print and adjust
           brightness & contrast.  Image catalogs can be searched for
           user-supplied keywords or other criteria.
         2.1.2  Hard disk utilities
         Product: ActaeOn
           Hard Disk Manager.  See full description on page 101.
         Product: BCS Menu Program
           Bristol Computing Professional Menu System.  See full
           description on page 93.
         Product: Command Post
           Programmable Shell/File Mgr. for Windows 3.0.  See full
           description on page 104.
         Product: DaMenu                                             [***]
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.  Hard disk, EGA monitor.
         Author: Just-In-Time Computing Services, 607-257-6517
         Registration: $15.00
         Version: 1.1  (04-02-92)
         User benefits: Master disks, phone/CompuServe support.
         Look for: DAMENU11.EX on BBSs (call 607-533-7072 to download it
           at no charge); DMENU1.EXE in IBMSYS forum LIB 5 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 130k
         Description:
           An easy to use, intuitive DOS menu system for novices and
           advanced users!  Increases your productivity and features:
              * No memory overhead, not memory resident
              * Mouse Support
              * Network Compatible
              * Built-in screen saver with user selectable delay
              * Password protection for applications & 'Exit to DOS'
              * File passing/command line option

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         14


              * Easy menu modification
              * Up to 9 menus and a total of 72 applications
         Product: DIRECT MAINT
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.  Hard disk, 380k RAM.
         Author: MORSOFT, 512-561-0731
         Registration: $29.95
         Version: 2.0  (07-01-89)
         User benefits: Printed manual, phone support, one free upgrade.
         Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; DIRCMA.ZIP in IBMSYS
           forum LIB 5 on CompuServe; DIRCMAIN.ZIP in IBMPC RTC LIB 5 on
           GEnie.
         Download size: 286k
         Description:
           Tame your hard disk and forget DOS with this directory and file
           manager. Formatted directory and file display, point & shoot
           menus for copy, move, compare, erase all, selected or marked
           files. Change file names, dates, times, attributes. Run
           programs with the stroke of a key. Easily locate & erase
           inactive and duplicate files to save precious disk space. View
           two disks or two directories on same disk on same screen at the
           same time, find any file on any disk quickly, and much, much,
           more.
         Product: Director
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: Richard W. Adams
         Registration: $5.00
         Version: 2.03  (06-09-91)
         User benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
         Look for: DIRED203.ZIP on BBSs; DIRED2.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 3
           on CompuServe.
         Download size: 15k
         Description:
           Fast, easy way to display or record your disk directory
           structure.  You can use the data to rebuild your disk after a
           crash, or to set up new systems with similar structure.
         Product: DIREDIT
           File/Directory listing and sorting utility.  See full
           description on page 102.
         Product: Disk Manager  (CUDM)
           Disk Catalog system.  See full description on page 10.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         15


         Product: Disk OrGanizer (DOG)
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.11 or better.  EMS memory may be needed for
           very large hard disks.
         Author: Soft GAM's Software, 707-961-1632
         Registration: $30.00
         Version: 3.14  (08-18-91)
         User benefits: Printed manual, master disks.
         Look for: DOG314.ZIP on BBSs (call 707-778-8944 to download it at
           no charge); DOG.ZIP in IBMHW forum LIB 1 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 40k
         Description:
           This file defragmentation utility will improve the the speed
           that files can be read from and written to a disk. Can also
           recover some disk space by "freeing" space that directories are
           no longer using. Can recover from a power failure and has many
           features to improve safety and speed.
         Product: DOS Extensions for Professional
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
         Author: Allison Software, 412-727-2198
         Registration: $59.00
         Version: 1.1  (09-02-91)
         User benefits: Printed manual, latest version, reduced price
           updates as available.
         Look for: availability unknown on BBSs.
         Download size: 274k
         Description:
              DIFF        Highlights differences between file versions.
              DUMP        Displays binary files, dirs, sectors, FAT's, &
                          cluster chains.
              SEARCH      Quickly finds files anywhere by contents.
              SPLIT       Breaks large files into pieces by four methods.
              SUB         Replaces chars, tabs, and spaces in text files.
                          A flexible script generator.
              XDEL        Performs tree deletes on files and dirs,
                          overwriting for security.
              XDIR        Lists, finds, totals, and sorts files & trees.
         Product: Dupes
           Finds duplicate/empty files & empty dirs.  See full description
           on page 27.
         Product: Duplicate File Locator (DFL)
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.  400k RAM.
         Author: W.S. Ataras Engineering, 301-249-1141
         Registration: $40.00
         Version: 3.11  (01-01-91)
         User benefits: Phone & modem support.  Printed manual.  Bug
           fixes. 30 day money-back guarantee.  Upgrade/follow-up notices.
         Look for: DFL311S.ZIP on BBSs (call 408-384-3658 to download it
           at no charge); DFL*.ZIP in IBMNET forum LIB 6 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 150k
         Description:
              * Pulldown menus with context help

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              * Find files with identical names, lengths, contents via
                CRC32 or bin compare
              * Find Path duplicates like DFL.EXE, DFL.BAT & DFL.COM
              * View, Del, Binary or custom compare, Tag & delete, Print
                or Export the list
              * Use mask like *.*
              * Multiple drives & network drives
              * Handles huge disks
              * Batch run unattended
              * Performs above on archived files
              * Customizable for up to 10 archive types
              * Pre-customized for ZIP/PAK/LZH/PKA/ARJ/ARC/ZOO
         Product: EDDY (EDit DirectorY)
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: John Scofield
         Registration: $20.00
         Version: 6b2  (01-04-92)
         User benefits: Technical support, free upgrade.
         Look for: EDDY6B*.ZIP on BBSs (call 215-678-9334 to download it
           at no charge); EDDY6B.ZIP in CLMFORUM forum LIB 4 on
           CompuServe.
         Download size: 200k
         Description:
              * Full-screen directory editor
              * Disk & directory manager
              * Backup & recovery utility
              * File finder, viewer & patcher
              * Hex/text string finder & replacer
              * Sector editor, RAM editor
              * Powerful DOS shell
           ...and MUCH more!
           "Computer Language" says:
                "The interface ... is elegant."
                "...clean, easy-to-use, well-written program."
                "...quality of product we've seen from Peter Norton."
         Product: FILE-MAN
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
         Author: Micrometric, 813-377-2515
         Registration: $30.00
         Version: 4.21  (05-24-91)
         User benefits: Printed & bound 7'x8.5' manual, one yr. phone/mail
           support, next release notification.
         Look for: FILE@421.ZIP on BBSs.
         Download size: 194k
         Description:
           A menu driven utility program that aids in managing disk files.
           Directory and file names are displayed in sorted order with
           file names sorted by name, extension, date or size. Single
           files or groups may be quickly marked and then acted upon. The
           actions include copy, move, spawn, append, erase, rename,
           change attribute status, display, print and locate. Features

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         17


           include context sensitive help, macro procedures, directory
           tree, diskette labels and program parameter customization.
         Product: FLEXIBAK Plus                                      [***]
           Flexible Hard Disk Backup System.  See full description on
           page 30.
         Product: Globally
           Executes commands/programs in multiple dirs.  See full
           description on page 74.
         Product: Globally/2
           Executes commands/programs in multiple dirs.  See full
           description on page 74.
         Product: HandyDOS                                           [***]
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: Abri TEchnologies, Inc.
         Registration: $25.00
         Version: 1.2  (02-27-92)
         User benefits: Three months support.
         Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; HDOS.EXE in IBMSYS forum
           LIB 3 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 74k
         Description:
           A set of several most wanted utilites:
              BAK         can delete all *.bak and NULL files from disk or
                          directory.
              MV          can move files or whole directories around disk.
              D           changes directories by simple number reference.
              DELTREE     deletes whole unwanted directory.
           ...and other handy utilities.
         Product: Hard at Work                                       [***]
           You take a break while the computer "works"  See full
           description on page 360.
         Product: Hard Disk Director
           Hard Disk Menu and Shell.  See full description on page 105.
         Product: HDTEST
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.  312k RAM.
         Author: Computer Counselors, Inc., 215-527-4408
         Registration: $35.00
         Version: 5.35a  (10-20-91)
         User benefits: Latest version of program on disk. Telephone and
           mail support. Notice of upgrades, bug fixes, etc.
         Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; HDTEST.ZIP in IBMHW forum
           LIB 1 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 142k
         Description:
           Allows thorough READ/WRITE testing of a hard disk partition or
           floppy disk without disturbing data on the disk. Data from a
           problem area is moved to a known good area, and the disk's FAT

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         18


           and directory entries are adjusted to preserve the structure of
           the file of which it is a part. Recognizes and tests large
           partitions created by MS/PC DOS 4.xx or 5.xx, as well as
           proprietary partitions created by SpeedStor or Disk Manager.
         Product: JDIR                                               [***]
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
         Author: Cybernetic Software, 708-677-8358
         Registration: $10.00
         Version: 1.1  (01-11-90)
         User benefits: Master disks, source code.
         Look for: JDIR11.ZIP on BBSs (call 312-764-0591 to download it at
           no charge).
         Download size: 8k
         Description:
           Provides an alphabetical directory list in 4 columns. File
           attributes are displayed instead of the time and date stamp. If
           there are more files than can be fit on one screen, the program
           will automatically pause at the end of each screen.
         Product: LCD: Led's Change Directory
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.3 or better.
         Author: Keith Ledbetter, 804-674-0780
         Registration: $15.00
         Version: 3.1a  (05-06-91)
         User benefits: Registered users receive a BRAND utility to embed
           their name into future upgrades and free voice support.
         Look for: LCD_31A.ZIP on BBSs (call 804-790-1675 to download it
           at no charge); LCD31A.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 6 on CompuServe;
           LCD_31A.ZIP in IBMPC RTC LIB 5 on GEnie.
         Download size: 30k
         Description:
           Voted by the Public (software) Library publication as one of
           "the 10 best utilities of 1990". Helps you quickly and easily
           change between subdirectories on your hard drives. Supports
           "fuzzy matching" logic.  Can even act as a total replacement
           for DOS's CD, RD, and MD commands. Fully supports EGA/VGA 43
           and 50 line screen modes. Stop typing commands like "CD
           \PCPLUS\DOWNLOAD\NEW"; it's as simple as "LCD NEW"! Network
           aware; supports up to 4,000 directories.
         Product: LK4.EXE
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
         Author: GTX Software, 213-257-2704
         Registration: $10.00
         Version: 2.0  (10-20-91)
         User benefits: Free upgrades for one year.
         Look for: LK4.ZIP on BBSs (call 414-789-4352 to download it at no
           charge); LK4.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 6 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 33k
         Description:
           A fast file finder that searches across all hard drives or
           selected drives. User enters a string and it will search all
           hard drives for filenames containing the string. If LK4 is

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         19


           entered without a search string, it will search hard drives for
           duplicate filenames. When it completes the search, all located
           files are displayed in a window and the user may view, tag, or
           delete selected files. Users may also automatically change to
           the directory containing the selected file.
         Product: LOGIK MENU
           Menu System, 43/50 lines, Mouse, Events, Log.  See full
           description on page 96.
         Product: LoveDOS                                            [***]
           The computer falls in love with you.  See full description on
           page 360.
         Product: Mass-Store Copy
           Copy disks with only one drive. (Opticals!).  See full
           description on page 31.
         Product: Nifty James's File Finder
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: Mike Blaszczak, 203-292-1356
         Registration: $15.00
         Version: 2.00  (03-04-91)
         User benefits: Upgrade discounts.
         Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; NJFIND.ZIP in IBMSYS
           forum LIB 3 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 35k
         Description:
           Lets you search one or more of your disk drives for a given
           file name.  The program automatically searches through ARC,
           PKZIP, LHARC, ZOO, PAK, and DWC archives.  Numerous options
           allow custom reporting abilities.
         Product: NJ's File Finder for Windows
         Needs: IBM PC, Windows 3.0 or better.
         Author: Mike Blaszczak, 203-292-1356
         Registration: $15.00
         Version: 1.00  (06-10-91)
         User benefits: Upgrade discounts.
         Look for: availability unknown on BBSs; NJWFIN.LZH in IBMSYS
           forum LIB 3 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 45k
         Description:
           A complete rewrite of NJFIND for the Microsoft Windows
           environment.  It searches any hard drive or network drive for
           the specified filename, and reports the results to the user.
           Any found file may then be launched.  Supports ARC, ARJ, DWC,
           LHARC, LHA, PKZIP, ZOO, and PAK archives.  Full context-
           sensitive and index help!
         Product: OffLoad
           File archiving system.  See full description on page 35.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         20


         Product: An Ounce Of Prevention
           Disaster-prevention/data-protection system.  See full
           description on page 106.
         Product: PALERT
           Verify enough disk freespace before using pgm.  See full
           description on page 66.
         Product: PCOPY
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
         Registration: $20.00
         Version: 9.0D  (04-01-91)
         User benefits: Update of current version and future enhancements.
           $45 purchases 8 utilities with bound manual. Money back
           gurantee.
         Look for: PCOPY90D.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it
           at no charge); PCOPY9.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 6 on CompuServe;
           PCOPY90D.ZIP in IBMPC-615 RTC LIB 5 on GEnie.
         Download size: 105k
         Description:
           Offers the COPY utility DOS should have provided.  Even with
           DOS 5.0, DOS COPY can be dangerous to use and has limited
           options. PCOPY's abundant options include: Multiple output
           disks, fill disks efficiently, split files across disks, select
           files by date/time/size, update/merge dirs and more. Special
           *DISK*.* type wildcards. Scan/Make directories, prevent
           accidental file overlays. Menu or command driven. Featured in
           PC Computing July 1991 - Taming your Hard Disk by Preston
           Gralla.
         Product: PDEL
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 3.0 or better.
         Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
         Registration: $20.00
         Version: 4.2  (12-26-90)
         User benefits: Latest version, BBS Access and Updates.  $45 gets
           package of 8 utilities with bound manual. Money Back Gurantee.
           Money Back Gurantee.
         Look for: PDEL42.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it at
           no charge); PDEL42.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 6 on CompuServe;
           PDEL42.ZIP in IBMPC-615 RTC LIB 5 on GEnie.
         Download size: 62k
         Description:
           Offers the file delete utility that DOS should have provided.
           Extensive file selection capabilities let you delete just what
           you want.  Select by date/time, size, attribute, special
           wildcard patterns like *DISK*.* and mode.  Delete until a
           specified amount of freespace exists.  Wipe file data before
           deleting to prevent file undelete.  Test feature simulates
           delete.  Emergency stop by pressing any key.  Recommended in PC
           Computing July 1991 - Taming your Hard Disk by Preston Gralla.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         21


         Product: Professional Master Key
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.  Hard disk (except large IDE
           drives) - Not for Digital Research's DR DOS.
         Author: Public Brand Software, 317-856-7535
         Registration: $35.00
         Version: 3.2  (04-10-91)
         User benefits: BBS, phone, and mail support - disk with latest
           version - printed manual - notice of upgrades.
         Look for: PMK32.ZIP on BBSs (call 317-856-2087 to download it at
           no charge); PMK32.ZIP in IBMHW forum LIB 1 on CompuServe.
         Download size: 205k
         Description:
              ALTER       read-only, system, hidden attributes
              EDIT        files and sectors directly (hex editor)
              EXPLORE     disk configuration, statistics, etc.
              FILL        files and disks with patterns to prevent
                          unerasure (DOD compliant)
              LOCATE      files in subdirectories ("WHEREIS")
              MAP         disk and file usage - detect fragmentation
              SET         file date and time ("TOUCH")
              SORT        and move directory entries on the disk
              UNERASE     files - very easy to use
              UNFORMAT    most hard disks
         Product: PSEARCH
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
         Registration: $20.00
         Version: 4.4e  (04-10-91)
         User benefits: Latest version, BBS access and updates.  $45 gets
           8 utility package with bound manual. Money Back gurantee.
         Look for: PS44E.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2820 to download it at
           no charge); PS44E.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 6 on CompuServe;
           PS44E.ZIP in IBMPC-615 RTC LIB 5 on GEnie.
         Download size: 85k
         Description:
           Used by thousands of users to locate files on hard disks.  You
           provide it with words or phrases, and it will scan a directory,
           directory tree, or all directories to find any file containing
           the text.  Extensive file selection and pattern matching are
           provided.  Not only finds files but provides colorful display
           of found text.  Can also drive other commands for found files.
           A must have utility.  Recommended in PC World as one of the
           Best of Shareware products in 1990 (October 1990).

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         22


         Product: PTOUCH
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: Patri-Soft, 714-352-2820
         Registration: $10.00
         Version: 2.0  (08-18-90)
         User benefits: Current version and updates.  $45 gets package of
           all 8 utilities.
         Look for: PTOUCH2.ZIP on BBSs (call 714-352-2825 to download it
           at no charge).
         Download size: 15k
         Description:
           Lets you modify the date and time DOS keeps in file directories
           for each file.  You may either set them to the current date/
           time or to any specific value you desire.  Useful for
           correcting date/time when the system clock was improperly set.
           Can also be used to set a group of files to the same date/time
           value.  This helps associate them as a synchronized group. Part
           of the Patriquin Utilities.
         Product: PullDown SAA Menu Shell
           SAA CUA Compliant Dialog Boxed Menu System.  See full
           description on page 99.
         Product: Renamer
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.0 or better.
         Author: Richard W. Adams
         Registration: $5.00
         Version: 1.01  (06-09-91)
         User benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
         Look for: RENDD101.ZIP on BBSs; RENDD1.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 1
           on CompuServe.
         Download size: 13k
         Description:
           Renames directories, quick & easy.  Eliminates need to create a
           new directory, copy files from old directory, delete the old
           files, then delete the old directory.  Works even on full
           disks.
         Product: Renamer/2
         Needs: IBM AT (80286), OS/2 1.0 or better.
         Author: Richard W. Adams
         Registration: $5.00
         Version: 1.01  (07-07-91)
         User benefits: Eligibility for free upgrades.
         Look for: RENDO101.ZIP on BBSs; REND01.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 2
           on CompuServe.
         Download size: 14k
         Description:
           Renames directories, quick & easy from the command line.
           Eliminates need to create new directory, copy files from old
           directory, delete old files, then delete the old directory.

         Chapter 2, "Utilities"                                         23


         Product: SLIM
           Transparent File Compression System.  See full description on
           page 36.
         Product: SST: the Supersonic Search Tool
         Needs: IBM PC, DOS 2.1 or better.
         Author: Keith Ledbetter, 804-674-0780
         Registration: $15.00
         Version: 5.2b  (05-12-91)
         User benefits: Registered users receive a BRAND utility to embed
           their name into all future versions and free voice support.
         Look for: SST_52B.ZIP on BBSs (call 804-790-1675 to download it
           at no charge); SST52B.ZIP in IBMSYS forum LIB 6 on CompuServe;
           SST_52B.ZIP in IBMPC RTC LIB 5 on GEnie.
         Download size: 50k
         Description:
           The "grand-daddy" of all file-finders, this program has been
           around since 1988 (previously named simply "Where