Info Select 6

Version 6 adds many new functions while simplifying the learning curve for newcomers. The shipping version I looked at did retain some rough edges - irksome, but not fatal.

You choose what to organise: text documents with advanced formatting and group editing, simple databases (ideal for contact lists), calendars, appointment lists, and Web addresses. You can feed Info Select just about anything - pictures, notes, ideas, contacts and all the other types of random information you accumulate at work or at home. The powerful search features of the software cut through all this random clutter to bring forth the relevant information you need. It's a bit like a search engine that works on your private data rather than the Web.

This version does have a few blemishes. You can colour-code the calendar entries on your screen, but they won't print in colour. And you can undo a single-item deletion, but not a multiple-item one. Finally, there's no printed documentation, and the onscreen help isn't entirely current.

The software's look is reminiscent of Windows Explorer: to the left is the Selector, a tree of all items in your Info Select file. A right-hand pane displays the contents of the Selector's current item. Any item can be marked "To Do" or given a Tickler that triggers an alarm on a given date. For instance, attach a Tickler to a project proposal to remind you when to submit it. If you plan to send reminders via e-mail, Info Select can handle that, too: Version 6 adds POP3 Internet e-mail support, so your inbox becomes a Selector branch.

You can arrange and categorise items in several ways, keeping everything accessible with minimal clicks. A great search function is always available. Too overwhelming? New Skill Level settings let you hide advanced features.

Info Select 6

Price: $319 on CD, $299 download; Distributor: Step Up Systems; Phone: (03) 9427 0168; URL: http://www.stepup.com.au

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