Protect Your Data: NewSoftwares Folder Lock
Keeping your data secure has never been more important, and if you’re in business, you know that data is often your most valuable asset. With Folder Lock from NewSoftwares, you can protect and back up your private and personal documents located on PCs or portable devices. The suite consists of an encryption utility (256-bit), an online backup utility, portable encryption for USB drives and discs, a file locking utility, encrypted wallets utility, file shredder, built-in stealth mode for hiding the application’s very existence on the system, and more.
Build A Better Website: Intuit Homestead
Intuit’s Homestead is designed to help small businesses tap into the practically limitless opportunities of the Web by helping them create professional-looking and searchable websites. Homestead is free for 30 days and provides intuitive website-building software, inexpensive Web hosting services, and a toll-free customer support hotline. Once your website is up and running, you can also use Homestead to help you create an online store, get professional design help, and even increase the traffic to your site.
Fast Tax Filing: H&R Block
H&R Block’s take on taxes leverages the local brick-and-mortar offices as an additional resource for online tax filers. From the website, you can file using the Free, Basic ($19.95), Deluxe ($29.95), and Premium Editions ($49.95), which are suited to federal e-filing, simple tax situations, homeowners, and the self-employed, respectively. By the time you read this, you’ll have access to Block Live, which lets you connect to a real tax professional via face-to-face videoconference, starting at $39 each for federal and state returns.
From Idea To Startup: Palo Alto Business Plan Pro
The daunting task of putting your business plan on paper and wrapping your head around the complex calculations and financial terms shouldn’t slow you down. This software features more than 500 sample business plans, expert advice, and helpful examples designed to assist you in crafting a professional business plan all your own. Features include instructional videos, notification icons for collaborative business plans, an easily searchable Sample Plan Browser, and step-by-step guidance for editing and rewriting a plan to suit your needs.
Edit Photos Like A Pro: Serif PhotoPlus X5
Whether you use a digital SLR, point-and-shoot, or your cell phone to take photos, Serif’s PhotoPlus X5 will help you take them to the next level. This photo-editing suite lets you tweak and enhance your images to get professional-looking results, and it also helps you keep them organized. Features include red-eye removal and the ability to restore old photos and add impressive effects while editing your images.