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Charlotte Sinclaire I have used Info Select since it was a DOS program called Tornado. It is a very flexible free-form information manager with many great features including calendars and email function, ticklers and more.

But I don't even use those extra features, and yet I have still totally gotten my money's worth from this program, and then some, because just the random information manager part of the program is well worth the price. I use the heck out of it for keeping track of bits of information -- I have several years worth of bits and pieces saved, and it has saved me grief more times than I can count to be able to go into Info Select and find some obscure bit of info I had no other place to look for. I keep everything from passwords to serial numbers to jokes to long articles about subjects of interest, to lists of CDs and DVDs I want to watch or buy, web sites I want to visit, notes of phone conversations, lists of this and that and the other thing -- I mean EVERYTHING. As a writer, I even keep interview notes in Info Select -- it doesn't care if you drop in a long article or a short note, an essay or a memo from a Post-It (and using Info Select cuts way down on the Post-Its in your life!). It has a key word search feature, so you can find ANYTHING instantly. There is even a text capture function.

Info Select is my number one program (I use a lot of very expensive professional graphics software, so that's saying something) and I would be lost without it. I am totally serious! I have even asked employers to buy it for me because it is so useful, and they soon see why, once I demonstrate. Read about it at www.miclog.com.
        Aug 1 2009 at 6:48pm
Hello C S ,
are you sure it is still under active development?

Regards,
Peter.
        Aug 1 2009 at 9:49pm
CS,

Info Select is a great PIM! I've used it and sworn by it for many years--though not nearly as long as you have! (I started using Info Select not too long after "Ecco" kind of died)

It's random search, both in its power and in its implementation, is still the very best.

It can do nearly everything, though it is a bit complex.

Lately, however, rather than renew my subscription, I've started using other sundry methods for maintaining data. I do, however, really miss its comprehensiveness and it's great searching.

I also wonder, as Peter has wisely suggested, whether it is under active development. The latest update is version 2007.00.42, and the product is still called "Info Select 2007" on Miclog's web page.

It is a great product, though!
        Aug 2 2009 at 8:33pm
Derek Cater It was reported in the Yahoo Groups InfoSelect forum recently that a new version of Info Select is currently in in-house beta.
        Aug 3 2009 at 2:00am
Hi - my boss ordered Info Select for me 23 years ago and my job literally depended on the information I stored in it over all those years. Well, I retired in February this year and passed the program on to my replacement, but she was not hired until a month after I left and now she is e-mailing me for instructions. It's amazing how the brain shuts down after retirement........I can hardly remember anything beyond the basics. Do you know where an instructions manual for a 1986 program might be found???

Thanks for any help you can give me.
Linda
        Aug 20 2009 at 8:29am
Mike G I used Info Select way back at version 4 and loved it, but it got too bloated and expensive for my purposes which is mainly storage and retrieval of random bits of information. I practically begged Micro Logic to create a less expensive scaled-down version, but to no avail.

This turned out to be good fortune because it led me to find Ultra Recall Pro which I use all the time now and love even more than I did Info Select. UR was on sale here at BDJ not too long ago , but it's far less expensive than IS even at regular price. It doesn't have things like a calendar or email client. I never needed that stuff anyway since I use MS Outlook and UR has tons of other features that are more useful for me.
        Aug 28 2009 at 11:50am
I briefly participated in a 2009 Beta test.

No mention of that version is now mentioned on their web site.

Anyone know anything about the alleged 2009 version?
        Feb 27 2010 at 1:05pm
Roger Thomasson Good question -- can anybody shed light on a 2009 version of InfoSelect? I've tried several times to get them on board for a promotion with no luck. This could be a good reason to try again :-)

-roger
        Mar 1 2010 at 6:34am
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