2BrightSparks Pte Ltd. December 2008
2BrightSparks Newsletter December 2008


SyncBackPro

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InfoHesive

Organize, Retrieve, & Share your data files


OnClick Utilities

A Suite of Eight Great Utility Programs
 


 


Welcome

Welcome to the latest news from 2BrightSparks where we inform you of an update of InfoHesive and introduce our exciting association with IOCELL, a computer storage systems provider. Also in this issue, find out how our products can bring out the cook in you, and enjoy some more great tips on using our software.

If you have any suggestions on what you might like to see in future issues of this newsletter, drop us a line with your suggestions.



InfoHesive 1.5.1.0 Update


The latest version of InfoHesive V1.5.1.0 is available for download.

To upgrade from the earlier version of InfoHesive, simply download and install over your old version:

Download InfoHesive 1.5.1.0

This is a free upgrade for all who have paid for an InfoHesive license. The upgrade includes essential fixes and updates including: improved searching of InfoHesive WorkSpaces; change text entries easily from within the Editor pane when Searching;locate text easily in the InfoHesive Editor with the "Find" function; and much more; much more.

Read detailed information on all the changes

We are also pleased to announce the release of the InfoHesive Delphi SDK (Software Development Kit). The InfoHesive SDK allows software developers to use InfoHesive Help Files and easily create context-sensitive links to articles within an InfoHesive Help File that they have created.

Download the InfoHesive Help File SDK


InfoHesive V2 Survey

We want to hear from you so we can further improve our software. The new InfoHesive V2 survey aims to gather information that will assist 2BrightSparks as the next version is being developed:

http://www.2brightsparks.com/surveys/infohesive-v2.htm

The survey will only take a couple of minutes of your time, and the results will be immediately viewable so you can compare your answers with others.



2BrightSparks and IOCELL


2BrightSparks is pleased to announce their association with IOCELL Networks, a company that delivers the NetDisk family line of hardware products available in over 100 retail and distribution channels around the world.

NDAS (Network Direct Attached Storage) allows all digital storage devices (HDD, ODD, Memory, Tape Drives) direct connection into standard Ethernet networks.

From the first quarter of 2009, IOCELL drives will be shipped with software from 2BrightSparks, so even more users will have the opportunity to get the very best backup, synchronization, and utility software.



Specialist Groups - The Cook Within Us


Calling all chefs and chef wannabes! This section is for you!

Have you ever wanted to compile all your favorite recipes into your very own personal digital recipe book? Would you like to be able to easily plan the dishes you will be cooking for your dinner party, create your grocery list way in advance and also prepare a cocktail and wine list for the evening? How about bookmarking all your favorite cooking and recipe sites, with the ability to jot notes down for each bookmark? If so, you're in luck because our newest product, InfoHesive, will allow you to do just that and even more. More? Sure! You can build a cookbook specially for family recipes that have been passed down through the generations and share them with all your family members, if you can trust them, of course. To protect the family secrets from leaking out, you can password protect the digital cookbook and even compress it for easy sharing through e-mails and websites.

If you have documents that already contain your recipes and you want to include them in InfoHesive, FindOnClick can help you with that. Instead of going from folder to folder to locate all your previously saved recipes, use FindOnClick to locate them for you. For example, for all or most of your recipe documents, the word "ingredients" should be present in them. Use that keyword to search for your files and, in seconds, all files containing the word "ingredients" will be presented to you. You can then open the files from FindOnClick, or move them into InfoHesive permanently.

PatchOnClick will also come in handy if you are sharing or publishing your digital cookbooks. Instead of sending full copies of a file when the file has been updated, all you have to do is to create a patch that will contain only updated information of an original file and you will be able to publish that patch for easy download. This will save your recipient a lot of download time, which is always a good thing.

Finally, one of the least talked about, but often regretted tasks is none other than backing up your digital information. Data loss affects even the best of computer users and should be treated very seriously. SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro backup and synchronization software feature both easy and expert modes, which makes it suitable for both the novice and advanced computer user. Never worry about manually making copies of your data files as SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro automate this mundane task as often as you order it to.

All the above mentioned software offer a fully functional 30 day evaluation period, and PatchOnClick comes in a freeware version. So, don't feel pressured to purchase any of our software. Just download, try it and if you love it as much as we do, buy it!

http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html



Join Our Expanding Team


2BrightSparks is seeking experienced users of our software to assist us in new customer communications. If you have a few hours to spare each day and you would like to share your expertise with others, contact us via the opportunities form at:

http://www.2brightsparks.com/opportunities.html

You must have strong technical knowledge of the Windows operating system. Experience with FTP would be advantageous, but is not a requirement.

We look forward to hearing from you.



Staff Sparks


As some of you may know, I live in the UK. Every so often I take a trip to work with my colleagues in Singapore. Last time while I was over I took some photos you might like to see. Don't worry, I'm not suggesting you look at some dreary pictures of bleary-eyed developers working at their computers. The photos you'll find on the web page I've linked to below are of urban and rural landscapes of Singapore and Pulau Bintan, a small island 20 km (12.5 miles) off Singapore's south coast:

http://www.2brightsparks.com/resources/singapore.html

I was struck by the difference between the urban coastline of Singapore which has become the world's busiest port and the home of 2BrightSparks, and that of Pulau Bintan which continues to boast unspoilt silver sands edged by palm trees.

Although digital photography hasn't quite caught up with traditional film, within 5 short years there is little doubt it will surpass it. I hope you enjoy the images.

Mike de Sousa



Tip of the Month by Richard Gascoigne

Last time I gave a tip I went through the steps on how to create hotkeys so that you can automatically paste the contents of your article into your email composer or a word processor document. Now, I would like to tell you about another use for hotkeys.

I have several programs and files that I use on a regular basis and I get tired of having to scroll through the folders to access the files that I need. It is also not an alternative to clutter up my Desktop with those files. So, my solution is to create an InfoHesive Project that contains only links to those files and programs that I require regularly. Then I assign hotkeys to them and with the F6 key and a few keystrokes, the file I need opens up. This is how you do it:

1) Create a new InfoHesive Project.
2) Either:
i) Drag the file or program that you want to link to from Windows Explorer and drop it onto the Outliner (Left hand side of the InfoHesive Window), or
ii) Select “New File Item” from the Outliner menu or a right-click on a Topic, and select the file.
3) Right-click on the newly-created File Item.
4) Select "Hotkey for Item".
(You can skip steps 2 and 3 by the hotkeys Shift+Ctrl+I)
5) Select either Option A, where you assign a system wide hotkey like Shift+Alt+F1 or Option B. In this option, you assign a starter hotkey where the default is F6 and then select a combination of keystrokes that best identifies the File Item.

Easy peasy!



Articles at 2BrightSparks


We've added a new article to the collection:

Improve Your Customer Communications with InfoHesive

In today's competitive commercial market and not-for-profit sector, organizations need to not only produce quality products and services, they also have to provide great support.

Ensuring prompt and effective client communications is an excellent way to outshine your competitors. Consumers and clients now demand the very best in all round support and post-sales service, and InfoHesive is there to help your organization achieve just that.

Check out our collection of articles for more:

If you would like to see articles of a particular topic, please do let us know.



Lucky Draw Winners


Every month, ten lucky winners who complete the SyncBackSE survey form receive a free license for OnClick Utilities. The link to the survey is contained in the order confirmation email for SyncBackSE. We will even allow you to transfer your license to friends or family if you've already got a license. Good luck!

To date, 380 lucky people have already received free software from us just by simply completing the survey, so what are you waiting for?



Feedback


If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about SyncBackSE or SyncBackPro, please complete our contact form at:

http://www.2brightsparks.com/contact-form.html



Until Next Time


Thanks for reading and we look forward to getting in touch again next time.


The 2BrightSparks Team.

2BrightSparks Pte Ltd.

www.2brightsparks.com

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