Introducing NameBase – People Organizer Software

NameBase is a program that keeps track of names, addresses, phone numbers, dates, notes, reminders, and other miscellaneous data about persons and organizations. A unique feature allows you to organize entries into any category you wish, then view these categories separately or combined.

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NameBase will automatically remind you of birth dates, anniversaries or any other dates, even if they are not associated with a specific individual in the database.

Find any person in the database by simply typing the first few characters of their name. As you type, NameBase immediately zeroes in on the record you want.

NameBase includes a feature that lets you specify any criteria to further limit the records displayed or printed. You can then view, edit, or print just the records you selected. You can search for any string of characters in all records.

You can easily select one or any number of records for printing, with one click of the mouse. You only have to deal with the records you want, not the entire database.

NameBase lets you sort on any field, and print reports in any order. You can edit a record in a spreadsheet-like grid or on a separate edit screen. Many fields have user-customizable screen labels.

Various printed reports are included. There are address books in different sizes, from full-size to pocket-size. You can specify the font, font size, and starting position for mailing labels and envelopes.

NameBase uses a Microsoft Access database, so it’s easy to access your data using many other products such as Word, Excel, and Access. You can even write your own reports using these products. Mail merge is a snap using most any word processor.

Why You’ll Love NameBase

Why you’ll love NameBase – by a highly enthusiastic user

Simply put, everyone in the modern world has a crying out need for NameBase. It provides the simple and perfect way to organize all your phone numbers, addresses and personal notes into a form you can access in a split second.

If you use a computer and make telephone calls on a regular basis you’re sorely in need of NameBase. And every passing day increases your need for this simple, yet incredibly powerful NameBase system. Here’s why….

Most people don’t yet carry a computer with them wherever they go. That’s why NameBase allows you to print the neatest and most comprehensive personal phone books you’ve ever used. Now you can enter your data once and print identical personal phone books for your home, workplace, car, briefcase, vacation home or whatever. Say “good-bye” to having three or more different phone books each containing some revisions which did not get transferred into the other phone books. What a pain! Now you can update NameBase once and know that this suffices for all copies of every phone book you’ll produce in future. Also say “au revoir” to trying to cram someone’s new cellular phone number into a tiny space in your phone book; a space really only big enough to hold four characters!

Of course there are other phone and address packages on the market. I downloaded or purchased at least 15 others before I hit on NameBase. You can do the same if you like, but if you want a tip, save yourself the time and trouble.

NameBase is going to save you much time, hassle, and frustration. At the same time you’ll find your efficiency level has taken a quantum leap. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without NameBase. Right now you simply don’t know what you’re missing. But you’re about to find out.

Nowadays, like it or not, phones, faxes, cellular phones, e-mail and the Internet play an increasingly dominant role in everyone’s lives. This trend is rapidly increasing. Even the most technology resistant person now sees the writing on the wall. You either embrace some or all of the modern communications advances or become a “have not” in more ways than one; someone who has to settle for second best when it comes to vocations, social acceptance and many other aspects of life. We don’t have to like it but we all need to face it. Luckily, the more we get into it the more interesting, helpful and enjoyable it all becomes.

The great thing about NameBase is that no matter what your current level of computer literacy, NameBase adapts itself to your level of expertise. That’s a pretty flamboyant statement, yet it’s completely true. Just install this free sample of NameBase and test drive it for yourself.

Provided you’re in one of the following categories, you’re bound to love NameBase as much as I do.

GROUP 1. (Light & Easy Users)

You just want a good, easy, name/address and phone book. You want enough room to store numbers for home and work phones, faxes, cellular phones, toll-free numbers, e-mail addresses and the like. Perhaps you also want to give each number a meaningful descriptive label? No problem; it’s easy to do.

You’d prefer to maintain a single phone book which covers the entire family. You want to print a number of updated phone books whenever you have the need.

You’d like the option of assigning contacts to your own specified categories, for example, Office, Church, Customer, Relative, Sports Group, Lions Club, Christmas Card Recipient or whatever. You may want to print mailing labels or a list of any such category. You’d like to store your bank account or credit card numbers with your other bank details, your Frequent Flyer Number with the airline’s details or your account number with the power company’s details and so on.

You’d like to find that really reliable plumber whose name you’ve now forgotten. Then there’s that nice couple you met on your 1996 vacation. They lived in Chattanooga (love the sound of that town) but what the heck were their names and phone number?

On the other hand, perhaps you’re a corporate user who simply wants an easy way to create and maintain an in-house phone book for all persons in all branches of the company. You want something which can be easily distributed to needy colleagues throughout the organization as circumstances require. You’re driven to distraction as a result of people switching desks, offices, cars and hand-held cellular phones.

Well for all you folks in Group 1, it seems like NameBase is a natural for you.

GROUP 2 (A Little More Ambitious)

You work with a notebook or desktop computer beside you most of the day and you want the same things as Group 1, plus more. You want to have NameBase running in Windows all the time so you can pop it up in an instant. You want to just type a couple of characters of a person’s name to have everything leap to your screen in an instant.

You want to quickly type a few notes about many of your conversations as you’re talking with individual customers, suppliers, sales prospects, tardy debtors etc. and save them for future reference during your next phone call. You want to find any text anywhere in your database by simply typing that text and pressing a “Find” key. This looks like a job for NameBase!

GROUP 3 (The Power User)

You want all the Group 1 and 2 stuff plus more. In short, you’re a “power user” with no time to spare or simply someone who wants everything!

I suppose you have a modem permanently attached to your computer and just want to click on a phone number and have your modem automatically dial for you. You probably want to be able to specify filters and SQL to select specific records or print a report. Maybe you’d find it useful if NameBase was based upon the Microsoft Access database engine (it is), so you can write your own reports using that program. These and loads of other powerful features are available in NameBase.

NameBase and Song Director was developed by Computer Physicians, LLC – A Computer Repair company based in Longmont, Colorado, USA.

NameBase is available for FREE download.

Song Director is great to use on a network

Song Director is great to use on a computer network

Found songs easily on a computer network

My server tower has over 300,000 songs located on a 4TB external hard drive downstairs.  I can access any of these songs with Song Director from my laptop or Windows tablet.   I have my laptop connected to my home stereo system upstairs and connected to the wireless network.  I play all my songs with Song Director on my large stereo system.   I also have a computer office in the loft which can access the network music drive downstairs.   I can set up playlists, categories and perform advanced music searches at any location of my home by accessing the 4TB music drive downstairs.

-Steve

New review of Song Director Music Player from a customer

New review of Song Director Music Player from a customer:

“I have been using your Song Director for the last few days.   It is by far the best song program out there.
I have one recommendation:  Don’t change anything, Don’t try to improve it. Don’t embellish it.
Everyone I’ve come across who has a good program winds up destroying it by “improving” it or adding
stuff that is neither needed or wanted.”

“As for your program:
It took under a minute to index 2000 .wav songs.
Your index look-up is perfect… especially when you get a song in your head but can’t put your finger on it. The random feature is just what I need although it is hard to test. Note that the one car radios use has a tendency to repeat as if they didn’t know what random meant.”

Testimonial and review of Song Director

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How long will your digital audio last? – Song Director

Music Database Software for cataloging and organizing digital songs

Song Director will organize your music data files but how long will it last?

All digital storage media have a short life. This is
why digital preservation requires active manage-
ment, including regular migration of content from
older storage devices to newer devices.
The life of storage media are cut short by at least
three factors:
1. Media durability
2. Media usage, storage and handling
3. Media obsolescence

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Organizing digital audio music – Song Director

Music Database Software, for cataloging and organizing CDs and digital music

Organizing digital audio music

Digital and Analog music differences

Here is a good article about  Digital and Analog music by Recording Connection.

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The question of analog vs. digital audio is one of the more hotly debated questions in the world of music, film and media today. Does digital sound better? Does analog sound better? Is there even a noticeable difference?

It’s impossible to understand the difference completely without understanding what distinguishes analog audio from digital audio. A full discussion of these terms is best left to your curriculum and discussions with your mentor in the studio. For now, though, here’s a brief explanation of what these two words mean, and the differences between them.

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New Review of Song Director by Gizmo’s Freeware

Review of Song Director by Gizmo’s Freeware – Rob Schifreen

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“Windows comes with a music player app as standard. If you don’t like it, there are others freely available too, such as Apple’s iTunes. Trouble is, neither of these programs is particularly good. iTunes is huge and unwieldy, and is best kept away from your PC if at all possible. Windows Media Player is OK, but it’s not particularly easy to use.

If you have a lot of music tracks stored on your PC (perhaps as a result of ripping your CD or vinyl collection), then take a look at a neat program called Song Director. Once installed, the first thing you need to do is to choose Add from the File menu, and then tell it to scan your entire hard drive. It will do so, and create a searchable database containing the name and location of every music track (MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV etc etc) it finds.

This makes it really easy to play any song. Just type a few letters from its title into the search box, wait for it to be found, and then hit the Play button. It really is very easy, and is great if you have lots of locally-stored music tracks.

Song Director is free and is at www.songdirector.com. It’s only a 1.1 MB download, and is malware-free according to VirusTotal. It’s also a reputable site according to Web of Trust. Note that the free version only allows you to play one song at a time – you can’t cue up a set of tracks and have them play in turn.

Although the interface does look very dated, the program is still perfectly usable and is supported on all versions of Windows from 7 to 10.”

How to Edit MP3 File Tags for free for digital audio music -Song Director

How to Edit MP3 File Tags for free for digital audio music -Song Director

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Editing File tags – A file tag is information contained inside a file that further describes the file. For example, some typical file tag information for a music file is the artist name and song title. In most cases you can edit this tag information by changing the file properties using Windows File Explorer. You can also edit this information from within Song Director. To do this from the Edit window in Song Director, click on the “Edit tag” button next to the File name field. This displays a File Explorer window of the folder containing this song file. Right-click your mouse on the file you want to change, then choose “Properties” from the menu that is displayed after you right-click. Click the Details tab on the next window, then select the tag field you want to change and simply type your new information. Click the OK button and your changes will be saved within the file. Click the Cancel button to return to Song Director. This changes that information within the file only, not within your Song Director database.

After you update your file tag information in the File Explorer window, if you want Song Director to update this information also, you can either edit the record manually in SD or you will need to delete your record in Song Director (just the record information NOT the file) and then re-scan the folder or file that has the changed file tags and Song Director will pick up the new tag information without having to re-type it.

Windows does not let you change the file tag information for certain files that do not support tags or that contain invalid tag information.
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How to Organize thousands of digital music files for free – Song Director

How to Organize thousands of digital music files for free – Song Director.

This Video goes some of the basics of Song Director. Sorting, The Find button, Filtering records, Cataloging, inserting and finding information about your songs, Using the main Grid screen. The Help Menu, and much more.

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How to organize your music library. How to assign music files to a category. – Song Director

How to organize your music library.

How to assign music files to a category.

Song Director http://songdirector.com/sdsetup.exe download now. Free music organizer.

Categories – You create a Category by clicking on the Categories button and adding a new Category. You can assign each record to Categories you create. This is great for keeping track of groups of songs. You can then view and print just the songs in that Category. You can display just the songs in that Category by double clicking on the Category name on the same screen.
Note:
If you are displaying songs in a certain Category, any songs you add are automatically assigned to that Category.
To assign a song to a Category, highlight the song you want on the first Song Director screen (the screen with the toolbar buttons at the top), then click the Assign button. The Category Assignment screen appears. Double-click on a Category in the box on the left side of the screen, and that Category will be assigned to the current song. Double-click on a Category in the box on the right side of the screen and that Category assignment will be removed from the current song. You can assign a song to as many Categories as you want.
Assigning many songs to a Category, all at once
You can easily assign many songs to one Category at the same time, or remove many songs from one Category. Select and display just the records you want (see the Selecting Records topic), then choose the option “Assign Many Records to Category” or “Remove Many Records from Category” on the Edit menu. On the next screen that is displayed, select the Category from the list and choose the appropriate button.

To display all records in your Song Director database, click the Show All button. This is useful if you previously limited the records displayed by choosing a specific Category, or by specifying a Filter or by Selecting Records.
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Organizing and cataloging digital audio recordings – Song Director

Organizing and cataloging digital audio recordings – Song Director

Digital audio recordings are great until you try to sort through thousands of them to make sense of it all.  Fortunately  Song Director music catalog software is here to help.  As well as being a music player to play the songs the way you want them to be played.

Below is a great article about digital audio recordings:

The death and life of digital  audio
By Jonathan Sterne

For many years now, critics have written of digital audio recording – in its myriad formats  – as less ‘live’ or less ‘natural’ than analogue recording. By implication, these critics suggest
that digital audio is closer to death. Taking the metaphysical assumptions behind such claims as its starting point, this essay analyses three key elements of digital audio:
temporality, definition and mobility. By troubling the notion of time as a continuous linear flow, and by troubling the idea that all analogue media share this continuity with ‘natural’
time, it is argued that digital recordings have as legitimate a claim on sonic experience as their analogue counterparts. The argument about experience extends into a consideration
of the problem of sonic ‘definition’: the range of possible pitches and volumes in a given recording. Higher definition does not necessarily make a recording more lifelike. Finally, the contexts in which recordings are generally heard today mitigate against the idea that
they must aim to perfectly reproduce a live performance. Rather, their liveliness should be judged by the degree to and manner in which the recordings themselves circulate. Judged
by their social lives, rather than by a dubious metaphysics, digital recordings are at least as lively as analogue recordings ever were.

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