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Type of Program: Information Manager
Supported Platforms Win 95/98/NT
Company Name: Phantech Software
Version: 7.0
Price: $99.95
Installed Size: 6.5 MB


The installation was a breeze, it is even one of those that backs up any files it replaces.

There is a quick start tutorial that does a great job of getting you acquainted with this really useful program. Basically what we have here is a free form database manager with all the bells and whistles. The layout of the program and the user interface are really well done.

Besides being able to organize all of you different data efficiently, you can actually hyperlink to different parts of it easily to really keep your head together. You can also find your data or bits of it by using it's really effective search tools, not only can you search your InfoRecall data bases but you can search your whole computer or network, plus the Internet. The next two paragraphs are from their help file.

The purpose of HyperScan - Multimedia Search is to help you to quickly find a word, a group of words, blocks of text, numbers, phrases or dates from hundreds or thousands of files on your Hard Disk, Floppy Disks, CD's or a Network. InfoRecall can sift through megabytes of files in just a few minutes. Multimedia Search uses the same powerful file search engine that is used for searching InfoRecall files so you can do Normal, Exact, Fuzzy and Boolean (AND, OR, IF NOT) searches.

InfoRecall searches the Internet for information. It can do this far better than a given search engine because it searches nine of the biggest search engines at the same time. There are also 14 pre-programmed Financial Search Engines that you can search. Internet MetaSearch allows you to perform unbelievably fast Internet searches with ease. Internet MetaSearch is multi threaded. It searches all the search engines simultaneously and verifies many sites simultaneously.
Internet MetaSearch helps you search the Internet by taking advantage of existing Internet search engines. These engines are maintained by large companies, and are constantly scanning the Internet for new sites. Their databases contain information about millions of sites on a myriad of topics. The problem is that there are a lot of search engines out there! Internet MetaSearch searches them for you. It also eliminates duplicate sites and ranks the relevance of each resulting site.

There is also an optional OCR plugin for $49.95.

In conclusion if you really have been meaning to get your stuff organized but it seemed like too much of a pain here is where you start, get InfoRecall!

You might as well take it around the block and give the tires a kick, you get a full 30 day evaluation period. The only "nag" screen is when you start the program and it asks if you want to register or continue in demo mode.

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Reviewed by Howard Jewel

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