Category Archives: Software & Computers

Introducing Karani, a cloud-based CRM for fundraisers

Finally, the project that has consumed my free time can be revealed: Karani, a cloud-based CRM (constituent relationship management) tool for fundraisers. It’s a web app, and it will look great on your computer, phone, or tablet. The word Karani is Swahili, and it means “bookkeeper”, “clerk”, or “steward.” Karani is a tool primed to…   Read more

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Coming soon…

OK, it’s not quite ready to launch today, but the project I’ve been promising will be ready for alpha testing signup by this Thursday. If you’ve never heard of alpha testing, it’s just like beta testing but the product is in an even earlier state. Think Google Wave (flaky but the basics are there), not…   Read more

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Adobe Software For Rent

We recently wrote about free and cheap alternatives to Photoshop, but what about the times when you just have to have Photoshop? Until now, your options were to borrow a friend’s computer, cough up $500 for Photoshop, or to just deal with it. Now, that has changed. Adobe’s entire Creative Suite is now available for rent…   Read more

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Will an iPad Make You More Productive?

These results are from a recent survey Google performed of how people used their tablet computers, the vast majority being iPads–source. I’ve owned an iPad (version 1) for four months and can say that I’m a more efficient consumer of information, but not any more efficient at production or task completion. There are two apps…   Read more

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Keep Your Passwords Safe

More and more frequently, password-related issues are becoming a regular part of our lives. Whether it’s a hacked Facebook account, services requiring you to change your password every six months (how many new passwords can I remember??), or keeping up with the constantly increasing requirements of secure sites for the complexity of passwords, knowing how…   Read more

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Getting Started with Dropbox

If you’re not using Dropbox, you should be. It’s one of the most useful applications I use, I use it every single day, and — best of all — it’s free. What is Dropbox? From the Dropbox website: Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically. What does that mean?…   Read more

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Getting Started with Evernote

If you’re interested getting started using Evernote, or if you have it installed and feel like you’re just missing something, Evernote has now released a step-by-step guide for getting started with using Evernote. We wrote about Evernote a few weeks ago in our “Synchronizing Your Notes” series, but we didn’t go as in-depth as this…   Read more

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