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Tools You Can Use
NetMeeting
www.microsoft.com/windows/netmeeting/download/
Online conferences and collaboration. ASP. Free.
PlaceWare
www.placeware.com
Excellent tool for larger groups, online seminars and conferences. Pricing varies based on size of audience and frequency of use.
CoWorking
www.coworking.com
Updates on telework techniques and collaborative online tools.
Gil Gordon
www.gilgordon.com
The guru of telework has tons of tips and techniques.
NetLedger
www.netledger.com
Accounting ASP. $9.95 per user per month.
QuickBooks Pro
www.quickbooks.com
Accounting software. $90 to $500, depending on user needs.
Quicken Deluxe
www.quicken.com
Personal accounting software. $50.
ICQ
www.icq.com
Instant messaging software for collaboration, communication and file transfer. Free.
Yahoo groups
www.yahoo.com
Discussion groups, list servers, custom-moderated communities. Free.
uReach
www.ureach.com
Unified messaging software, virtual fax and voice mail, file storage. ASP. $4 per month.
Adobe Acrobat reader
www.adobe.com
Reads messages sent in PDF format. Free.

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