November 16, 2002

Little Sir Ecco

I need order in my capital-L life! My neurons - the internal software - are getting older (yes! it's true!) and they rely more and more on external memory support. I need my information managed, and being linked by the umbilicus these past 10 years to a computer, I use a Personal Information Manager. Ecco Pro is my replacement brain.

I have used this program since 1993. It was one of the first contenders in this realm of desktop software, along with PackRat, which we used at work for a while, until I found Ecco. NetManage stopped supporting it in 1998 or thereabouts. I have protected my install copy as if it were the bones of Uncle Remus. Now, it is available for free to anyone who wants it.

Ecco functions in all "views" (Calendar, PhoneBook and Notepads) on the foundation of the OUTLINE. This is the way I think. The learning curve is not terribly steep and worth the trudge. The example scenarios in the tutorials are probably worth the time. Once an item is entered anywhere in the program, you can find it instantly by a quicksearch, so there is not a lot of demand to think about your categories. It serves as an infinitely customizable database. It sure works for me, and is way less the memory hog that Outlook is. I honestly couldn't get by without it. I have tried other programs (like InfoSelect) and come back again and again to Ecco. Give it a look. If you download it and have questions, give me a shout.

Oh. And I'm curious if anyone can tell me where the TITLE for this entry comes from. No fair GOOGLING!

Posted by fred1st at November 16, 2002 06:43 AM

"Little Sir Echo" was a song, right? We must have learned it in elementary school. Googling now...

Posted by: Anita Rowland at November 16, 2002 10:17 AM

mmm, I thought it was a Poem. :( I remember it from some where :)

Posted by: gl at November 17, 2002 10:38 AM

Go to my pages and sniff around and you will fin the answer.

I'll give you a clue - look for an internal link which takes you to "Evacuee."

Best wishes,

Jud :-)

Posted by: Jud at January 28, 2003 10:36 PM

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