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E-mail Effects

Type of program: ASCll Art Editor
Supported platforms: Win 95/98
Company name: Sig Software
Authors e-mail address:
Version: 1.6
Cost: $15
Installed size: 1 MB


This program gets the most out of your e-mail by adding pictures, drawings, and tables with simple plain text. Most tools are quite similar to a normal painting program, but Effects uses characters instead of pixels. Also some tools are strictly for e-mail. There are some limitations. The lines of text must be of a fixed width, and the characters must within the standard ASCll range. You can remove this restriction, but you wonít like it.

You can convert pictures and tables in text, Iím not exactly sure why other than it looks good. When you use the pencil, circle, or square it still comes out as text. This is not an e-mail program, when you are done playing, you need to copy what you have done into an e-mail. 

Iím not sure if this program has any lasting social value, but it was fun to play with.

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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