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2010

Freeware Corner: The best, most useful or just plain fun freeware on the ‘net!

If you're like me, your computer monitor is littered with various colors of those ubiquitous "sticky" notes, reminding you of all sorts of important "to do's" and deadlines you just cannot afford to miss, whether business or personal. And, if you're like me, those little rascals keep trying to abandon ship and wind up on your desk, floor, or even under your palms as you type. What a mess!

I recently found a clever little program that replaces all those paper notes by creating electronic sticky notes that you can "stick" anywhere on your monitor. You can make them any color, any size, and can even set them to alert you with an alarm for any meeting or other deadline.

I now have a lot of colorful e-notes tucked in the corners of my monitor and am never happier than when I get around to deleting them after accomplishing the task they are set to remind me about. And they are cool to look at before being discarded, unlike my former mish-mash of shriveled and ink-smudged paper notes.

Try the program; it's not only useful and fun, but it's free!

http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/index.html

Author; Alan J. Couture

About the Author

Alan J. Couture

Alan J. Couture

Mr. Couture's practice is focused in the areas of insurance defense, employment law and civil litigation. He practices primarily out of the firm's Gaylord office.

Mr. Couture is a court-approved general civil mediator for many northern Michigan counties. He formerly served as a Board of Governors member of the Grand Traverse/Leelanau/Antrim Bar Association. He was a Board member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel from 2001 to 2009 and currently serves as co-chair of the MDTC's Technology Committee. He has organized MDTC seminars, including "LawTech 2004" and "Thinking Outside the Jury Box" in 2009, and he has published articles on various legal matters, including the Michigan No-Fault Act, in both Texas and Michigan. He often speaks at seminars on employment and litigation matters. As an adjunct professor for Spring Arbor University, he teaches post-graduate courses in Negotiations and Employment Law. He is a member and past Chair of the City of Gaylord Planning Commission and serves on the Boards of the Otsego County Commission on Aging and Northern Family Intervention Services, which helps families with troubled children.

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