Welcome to the latest news from 2BrightSparks. Read about the latest updates
of SyncBackSE and InfoHesive, find out how educators can improve their
efficiency at work, enjoy some more great tips on using our software, and
hear more about our Senior Business Analyst, Jane Liu.
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.
Groups - Educators
of the Month by Richard Gascoigne
latest release of SyncBackSE V184.108.40.206 is now available as a free upgrade for
all those who have paid for a SyncBackSE license. Upgrading will provide you
with a number of fixes relating to FTP, close when unattended, potentially
faster hashing over networks, the Japanese installer and more.
To upgrade from earlier versions of SyncBackSE simply download and install over
your old version. Note that this is not an upgrade to SyncBack freeware.
the list of fixes in this new version of SyncBackSE
SyncBackSE and SyncBack Freeware
There are two versions of our SyncBack software: SyncBackSE and SyncBack freeware.
SyncBackSE includes a number of significant features that may be of value to
The latest version of InfoHesive
V220.127.116.11 is now available for download.
To upgrade from the earlier version of InfoHesive, simply Download and
install over your old version:
This is a free upgrade for all who have paid for an InfoHesive license.
The upgrade includes three new features and over 30 essential fixes and
updates including: the ability to change the default Editor font; enabling
Flexible Content Width; drag and drop updates; pasting Unicode text;
and many more.
View the detailed information on all the changes
Specialist Groups - Educators
If you are a lecturer at a University, or
a teacher at a college, secondary, primary or early childhood school, this section
will be of particular interest to you. For simplicity, I'll use the word "educators" to categorize all the above. Besides teaching, educators have many other responsibilities.
Student records and reports need to be written, lessons need to be planned, and
teaching materials need to be prepared. Many of these tasks can be achieved on
the computer and there is software available that can make your job so much easier.
As more and more data migrates to the paperless office in universities, colleges
and schools, the importance of carefully managing that data becomes increasingly
important. If the data has sensitive information like a student's report, and
you are making a copy from your institutional network to your laptop or thumb
drive, it is important that the data file is encrypted. EncryptOnClick allows
you to easily encrypt and decrypt data to ensure its integrity, and as there
is a freeware version available, you can ensure your data is kept secure and
private today at no cost.
out more about EncryptOnClick
Educators have a great amount of data files, some of which can all too easily
be dropped into the wrong folder and misplaced. Finding that valuable resource
(perhaps a word processor document with some notes you have made some time
ago) is not always easy. Manually searching through your files by opening each
would take an age, however there is an easier solution. FindOnClick is a search
utility that searches through your drive for specified files that are of interest.
You may define your search by file extension, file name, creation or modification
date and file size, just to name a few. If you remember a specific phrase that
you are certain exists only in the required file or files, then you can search
for them using that phrase. In seconds, a list of files containing that phrase
will be presented to you so that you can complete your task far more efficiently.
more about FindOnClick
That takes care of keeping your files private and finding files,
but what about managing your ever-growing number of files?
We understand how important it is for everyone, including educators, to keep
their digital files in order in an easy to manage and efficient manner. Some
schools have a central area where educators access teaching materials like
worksheets, student portfolio templates and additional resources. However,
in order to access
those files, the educator is often required to search through folders and
sub folders, sometimes even having to open individual files only to find
it is not the best file for the job.
InfoHesive is versatile software that allows for easy file management, file
retrieval, and sharing of files. Educators can create direct links to files
folders that will speed up the file retrieval process, especially as notes
and comments can be associated with the corresponding links. InfoHesive also
you to link directly to websites that provide teaching materials or other
resources, and unlike an Internet Browser bookmark, it is easy to associate
notes, and comments with the link. Create Projects for coursework that allow
retrieve any file type. For example you might have a Project with a focus
on a specific topic or semester, or you could collate all student records
central location for easy access - the great news is that InfoHesive is
a flexible program that you can take advantage of according to your own needs.
Review a detailed picture of what InfoHesive
can offer you
Let us turn now to the most critical task for every computer user: ensuring
that all your digital files are kept safe from data loss and theft by backing
up. SyncBackSE, your trusty backup and synchronization software, will allow
you to synchronize your work from the school’s server onto your personal
USB thumb drive so that you can easily take your work home with you. If
you are unable to run SyncBackSE on the institution’s computer, you can
from an external hard drive.
more about SyncBackSE
All our software comes with a 30-day fully functional evaluation
period and can be downloaded from our main downloads web page:
Hello again. It's Jane here and is it my turn
to write the Staff Sparks section again already?
I'm in the thick of preparing our monthly and quarterly figures, but first I'd
like to take a bit of time to tell you about Singapore, my home of
7 years and one I share with the majority of the 2BrightSparks team.
Singapore is located just one degree north of the equator and comprised
of 63 islands. It's a small but vibrant city with a land area of
around 700 square kilometers, and it's very humid with temperatures
that hover between
24-34 C (I think that's 75-93 F). Little time is spent on weather reports -
it's either hot with thundery showers, or hot and dry!
Singapore is lush, with nature reserves and rainforests covering a quarter
of its land, but its central business area is skyscraper heaven - an improving
with new buildings rising at almost every turn. It's a melting pot of cultures
with Chinese making up about three-quarters of the 4.6 million population,
Malays 14% and Indians 9%. This reflects in the variety of food ... oh the
have to save that for another time.
Singapore strives to be the top of its game and I have to say it does immensely
well for such a tiny country. It's home to the world's best airline, airport,
the biggest observation wheel, largest fountain, the first Formula 1 night
Grand Prix, the largest and busiest seaports, and is the biggest producer of
disk drives in the world. I can't believe I've written all this and managed
not to mention the words "hub" or "synergy"!
Singapore attracts a great deal of investment from industries such as biotech,
biomedical manufacturers, IC and semiconductor technology, pharmaceuticals
and petrochemicals. It's the perfect location for a business like 2BrightSparks.
Singapore is also home to one of the best zoo's in the world! If you're ever
in this neck of the woods, you must visit. Our 4-yr old daughter loves the
otters, elephants and polar bears. Yes, polar bears! The world is full of surprises.
Tip of the Month by Richard Gascoigne
Hotkeys are totally HOT!
What are hotkeys? You may ask. Very simply put, hotkeys are a series of keystrokes
that perform a certain task. For example, to automatically paste a certain chunk
of information to where the cursor is on a word processor or to open a program
Let me share my experiences with this very useful feature with you, which incidentally
is my favorite feature in InfoHesive. I enjoy replying to emails from our users
and sometimes the replies call for information that I have stored in my InfoHesive
Email Template project. Information like my signature, the company's bank details,
postal address, links to our KnowledgeBase articles and a lot more. I assign
hotkeys to each Article so that I can hit the F6 key and then a series of keystrokes,
which will then automatically paste the Article that I need into my email. This
is how you would do it.
1) Create your InfoHesive Project with Articles containing your templates.
2) Right-click on an Article you want to assign a hotkey to.
3) Select "Shortcut for "SendTo"".
(You can skip steps 2 and 3 by the hotkeys Ctrl+Alt+H)
4) 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 Article.
I personally prefer Option B. So if I need the Article that contains the company's
bank details, I just have to click on the email, hit the F6 key and then type "bank".
In just a heartbeat, the required bank details are pasted onto my email reply.
Try it, you'd love it too!
Articles at 2BrightSparks
Read our collection
of articles that we hope will be of use to you.
you would like to see articles of a particular topic, please do let us know.
Otherwise, check back in the near future to check out new articles.
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, 330 lucky people have already received free software from us
just by simply completing the survey, so what are you waiting for?
Thanks for reading and we look
forward to getting in touch again in a month’s time.
The 2BrightSparks Team.
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