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SOHO Organizer

The recently released SOHO Organizer ($99) from Chronos Software offers calendar, contacts, notes, and a printing application with a few interesting twists. The calendar and contacts modules use Apple’s sync services built into OS X 10.4 and later to keep information you enter into its product synced up with iCal and address book. Import/export works only with vCard-formatted information.

If you open SOHO Calendars (see Figure 2) to edit an entry, you get the message "SOHO Calendars uses iCal to edit calendars, events, and tasks" and it launches iCal. The difference in the basic iCal functionality is the capability to keep your information in the SOHO database and then link to it or share it with other users.

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Figure 2 SOHO Calendars shows events by list, but uses Apple’s iCal for displaying the calendar itself.

SOHO Contacts focuses on things such as taking notes when you have a conversation with someone and tracking the time for billing purposes. You can also attach notes, tasks, events, or files to a contact for tracking purposes. SOHO Print Essentials makes it easy to print letters, invoices, envelopes, fax covers, and virtually any of the various stock forms (for example, labels or business cards from Avery, MACO, or Pimaco).

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