New Merchants! Waived setup fees thru Dec 2014

Reach more customers.

We are pleased to announce a new, simplified Authorize.Net application for new merchants. This single-page application allows merchants to quickly and easily apply for a payment gateway and merchant account in just a few minutes.

In addition, we will waive the payment gateway setup fee on all new merchants through the end of December 2014.

You will need both a merchant account and Authorize.Net Payment Gateway to accept credit cards. If you already have a merchant account, Authorize.Net works with almost all merchant account providers.

New Authorize.Net Services and Features

We are pleased to announce that Effective November 7, 2014, the following services and features are now included with all new Authorize.Net accounts:

  • Automated Recurring Billing (ARB) — previously $10/month
  • Customer Information Manager (CIM) — previously $20/month
  • Advanced Fraud Detection Suite (AFDS) — previously $9.95/month
  • Our newly released Sync for QuickBooks (SFQ) — previously $10/month

Additionally, all Authorize.Net accounts will also include these recently released features:

  • Support for Apple Pay, Apple's recently announced in-app payment feature
  • mPOS mobile application with encrypted card reader capability
  • Blended account functionality — use one account to process CNP and CP transactions
  • PayPal as a payment method — more information will be available soon

Visit our website for more information, or start your application now!

New version 3.5.1 of LinkStash released - the ultimate bookmark management tool

LinkStash is the ultimate bookmark management tool and still one of our all time favorite productivity tools!

Version 3.5.1 was released on September 3rd, 2014, and contains these changes:

  • A bookmark bar displays the bookmark's properties docked to the side of the main window. It displays the currently selected bookmark allowing it to be edited.
  • More conveniently hide columns with new Hide column menu item in the bookmark list header right-click menu.
  • Add option (startup tab) to exit LinkStash after several (~5) minutes of system inactivity, off by default.
  • Add Clear all search history menu item to the find bar to clear the find bar and advanced find.
  • Show the selected folder's full path in the add bookmark dialog.
  • Allow for longer folder names in the status bar.
We like that the developers continue to maintain and improve this one of a kind tool, and we highly recommend using LinkStash to manage all your bookmarks.  Download your free trial today!

Our RSS Toolkit

RSS is one of the simplest, and at the same time most powerful, tools on the web.

RSS brings the web to you, on your terms.

You will need an RSS reader, of course.

The landscape of RSS readers is always changing, and some of the best readers are freeware -- and thus are unsupported.  Having said that, I'll leave you with my current recommendations for an RSS "toolkit".
  • QuiteRSS.  With a great feature set, great looking interface and active vendor support, there's a lot to like!  Here are some other key points to consider.
  • QuiteRSS has a stable/usable embedded browser that includes Adblock
  • QuiteRSS is being actively developed/supported (new releases about once a month)
  • QuiteRSS has a great interface (I'm big on really nice icons and clean user experiences)
  • QuiteRSS deals with truly duplicate news (saves a lot of time)
  • QuiteRSS is fast (being written in C++ helps)
  • Feedly.  If you want a vendor-supported, browser-based experience that synchronizes your feeds with your mobile device, you'll want to take a good look at Feedly.  Has a huge ecosystem -- and an actual company behind it.  A big drawback for me is the lack of content filters -- RSSOwl does this very well.  (Good support from vendor.)
  • Feed43: Creates an RSS feed from a site that does not have one already.  I've tried a few of these, and most make grandiose claims -- but in practice fail miserably.  Thus far, however, Feed43 seems to be quite flexible and reliable.  I got my first feed up and running in about 20 minutes.  After some practice I got it down to 10 mins.  (Support is tepid.  For my first question I did get some support from the vendor after about a day, but other requests have gone into a black hole.  Go figure!)
Should you need more advanced merging and manipulation of feeds:
  • Yahoo! Pipes: An interactive feed aggregator and manipulator.  Very capable but requires some practice and study.  (Caveats: The Craigslist servers regularly block requests from Pipes.  No live support, but many tutorials and examples exist.)

New version 3.4.0 of LinkStash released - the ultimate bookmark management tool

LinkStash is the ultimate bookmark management tool and still one of our all time favorite productivity tools!

Version 3.4.0 was released on July 1st, and contains these changes:
  • Improve search results by prefixing a search word with - (dash) to exclude words from the search results. For example (ignore quotes):
  • "news -sport -politics" matches news but without sport or politics
  • "-fiction" matches everything without fiction.
  • Searching searches a folder's full path name by default instead of just the folder name.
  • Clearing the search history now also clears the Advanced Find text.
  • Disable save history for Advanced Find if save history option isn't on.
  • Don't show the duplicates button in the Add Bookmark Dialog for deleted bookmarks.
  • Fix main window popping up when it should stay minimized. For example adding from Chrome should not cause the main window to be restored if it's minimized.
  • Fix high CPU usage with very large number of bookmarks when closing the bookmark file or the duplicate checker dialog.
  • Fix unable to add Firefox or Pale Moon bookmarks unless the page has a title tag.
Download your free trial today and finally get control of all your bookmarks!

New version 3.3.0 of LinkStash released - the ultimate bookmark management tool

LinkStash is the ultimate bookmark management tool and one of our all time favorite productivity tools!

Version 3.3.0 was released on May 6th and contains these changes:
  • Ability to generate complex passwords (Tools menu, Password generator) with customizable settings.
  • Expand all bookmarks using the Folder menu, right-click menu or Ctrl+Shift+=.
  • Collapse all bookmarks using the Folder menu, right-click menu or Ctrl+Shift+-.
  • Ensure the selected folder remains visible when expanding all folders.
  • Can now Empty Deleted Bookmarks using the Folder menu.
  • Add Greek help file.
  • Add Russian translation.
  • Update translations: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), German, Greek, Italian, Korean and Portuguese (Brazilian).
  • Remove the Change (master password) button from the Sign In dialog for clarity.
  • Remove the Uninstall LinkStash entry from the Start Menu, use the Control Panel instead.
  • Fix bookmark info tip ending in garbage under certain circumstances.
  • Fix the Unvisited check box resetting controls in the bookmark properties dialog.
  • Fix truncated URL on drag drop from Firefox address bar icon to LinkStash.
Download your free trial today and finally get control of all your bookmarks!

OpenOffice 4.1 Released

The Apache OpenOffice project has announced the release of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.

Highlights include improvements to graphics, charts, forms, text annotations and accessibility.

Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.  Apache OpenOffice is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Read all the details in the Release Notes and download the latest version at

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