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Ideally an artist should never lose their customers' contact and commission information, but in reality they sometimes do. In the hopes of helping others prevent this from happening, my solution; Google sidebar

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I added Babelfish and a Dutch dictionary at the top, then there's a default notepad you can use for example to store addresses, character descriptions and so on, mine are still in my e-mails because I'm a bad, bad girl but I'll go put them there in a minute.
The advantage it has over keeping it in my in-box is that it's always accesible and can't dissapear if my provider fucks up. Plus I'm terrible at organizing e-mail folders and this way they can't get buried.
Next is a slideshow of any folder you specify. Then my favorite bit, a to-do/check list where I write in all my projects; commissions, collaborations, personal projects etc. You can move them around to sort them by priority if you like, and when you finish a project you can check the box to gray it out and move it to the bottom of the list.
Then there's the default weather bit.
The program works fine with me, though it fucks with my typing when I'm playing Everquest2, but I've not had any problems with it yet. No crashing or anything.
There's a ton of features for it and they're easy to add and remove.
I'm sure it doesn't work for everyone, but it works for me, so here's my suggestion to help you keep track and atop of your work. Google sidebar.
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Feb. 15th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your input :) I'm sure someone will find this useful.
Feb. 15th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Hope so.

Though I should probably warn people that it can help someone procrastinate too, seeing as how it also has games like Tetris and fishtanks and so on. >_>
Feb. 15th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Agreed, also additional input, though rare, if a customer decides to change contacts and user names they should notify their client too. This has happened to me actually where the customer went under a new identity.
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Feb. 15th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
I use the Mac version of these all the time. Great for daily lists without killing trees and leaving stickies everywhere.

Feb. 16th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
stickies is a beautiful thing! my husband and i use them all the time. they're great for keeping track of bills. :3
Apr. 3rd, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Where did you get some of those add-ons like the photo displayer? I just downloaded Tool Bar, but haven't found that one. Or the Babalfish, for that matter. Are there other places to find these add-ons?
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