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SoonR Rather than Later!!

SoonR Rather than Later
by Gary Woods

For those of you who spend a substantial amount of time hiking through airports with your laptop you know it can be a real pain. By the time I get everything I'm going to need in my laptop bag it's somewhere between 15 and 20 pounds. Put that together with my other carry-on stuff and I'm seriously weighted down. I really need a Sherpa to get me on and off airplanes but it doesn't look like that's in the budget.

One answer I found was a free piece of software called SoonR All you need to make SoonR work for you is a web enabled cell phone and a browser. This lightweight desktop utility syncs your files and Outlook email to SoonR's website while you're working and then displays them using an easily navigable web interface. You can view images, Word docs, spreadsheets, PDFs, PowerPoints and anything else that's on your computer.

One very cool feature is that if you send an email attachment using SoonR and then update that attachment later. The person you sent the file to will see the updated version as soon as you're done with it.

Not only is SoonR great for Email and synchronizing your data it also has an organizer interface for Outlook calendars and lets you call your Skype contacts from your cell phone.

SoonR is currently in beta testing some while they're working on it you can enjoy it for free. So what are you waiting for? It's time to get it SoonR rather than later!!

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc