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Legal Files Synchs with Outlook

LEGAL Files 4.5 now features two-way synchronization with Microsoft Outlook for contacts, calendars, e-mail and tasks, reports Legal Files Software Inc., of Springfield, Ill. Other new links include Juris, QuickBooks and TABS III, for billing and expense data; Summation, for litigation support; and Worldox, for document management.

New features include recurring calendars, resource scheduling, document versioning, and unlimited custom contact fields, it says.

For more information ENTER no. 350 after Clicking Here.


Amicus Attorney

Gavel & Gown Software, of Toronto, has announced that its Amicus Attorney IV Client/Server Edition now includes a native Novell system, allowing firms to store the Amicus database and run the server program directly on a Novell server.

The Novell capability offers firms the flexibility to choose either Novell or windows servers and network operating systems, says G&G. The Client/Server Edition provides increased speed; support for wide area networks (WAN); remote update; network interrupt protection; firm-wide reports; automated backups; and ODBC support for customization, it says.

Amicus organizes client files, and handles scheduling, to-do lists, document drafting, and records billable time, says Gavel & Gown.

For more information ENTER no. 263 after Clicking Here.


Mobile Explorer

Benefon has licensed Microsoft Mobile Explorer for its new wireless communication products, the two companies have announced. The software is designed to power Internet-enabled mobile telephones.

For more information ENTER no. 268 after Clicking Here.


Sharp FO-5550

Sharp Document & Network Systems of America has released its FO-5550 laser fax machine, which combines two second per page scan speed, 750 sheet paper capacity and standard duplex scanning. It transmits at six seconds per page, and can double as an eight p-p-m 600 dpi laser printer, using an optional print driver.

The company also introduced its FO-2950M multifunction device, which includes one-touch scan to e-mail for Internet fax savings and convenience. It features fax, print, scan, PC fax and phone functions, and can produce 1800 dpi-quality documents at eight p-p-m.

For more information ENTER no. 269 after Clicking Here.



Computer Associates International Inc., of Islandia, N.Y., has released InoculateIT Personal Edition antivirus software. The program is available for free for home users, and includes upgrades, weekly signature updates and technical support.

For more information ENTER no. 264 after Clicking Here.

Sign-It for Palm

Communication Intelligence Corp., of Redwood Shores, Calif., has released Sign-It 2.0 for Adobe Acrobat 4.0, which enables electronic signature capture andverification for Palm OS organizers. Users will be able to sign-off securely on electronic documents via handheld computers.

For more information ENTER no. 265 after Clicking Here.


Seattle's DocuTouch has launched its namesake service for the management and secure exchange of documents. The Internet-based, platform agnostic service allows users to collaborate, sign, edit and store documents.

The site is secured with RSA's RC5 128-bit encryption, to assure confidentiality, it says. Signatures are protected by placing a notarized copy of the client's actual signature on file with DocuTouch, it says.

For more information ENTER no. 266 after Clicking Here.


Voice Mail

PopAgent 2.0 alerts you vocally when you have a new e-mail, and then reads your e-mail headers out loud.

The utility also lets you read the first thirty lines of an e-mail and let you reply to one, without having to open your e-mail client. From IME Software, based inGarland, Texas.

For more information ENTER no. 267 after Clicking Here.

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