- Amazon Prime – This returned probably 500%+ ROI. Worth every dime.
- EndPCNoise Workstation – the sweetest Windows XP machine I’ve owned. Spooky quiet.
- Fujitsu ScanSnap – This was the year I went digital on just about everything. This was the reason.
- Simulscribe – My voice mails, transcribed, and emailed to me. (I don’t know why people don’t just use email, but this takes care of that.) I got rid of my PBX, which was good, but total overkill and I got behind on voice mails to the point of embarrassment. Now I am staying on top of it.
- Jajah– Simplified calling, mainly because you can add phone calls to your Windows Start menu – that saves me time! Jajah went downhill fast after I wrote this. It is now unusable – cutting calls mid-call, a frustrating and unreliable website, etc. Just horrible and a bit sad
- A special separate monitor to run Quickbooks on, with the weekly timesheet on at all times.
- Moondog Digital – encoded my entire CD collection for great office tunes.
Products that weren’t right for me:
- Blackberry 8300 – The 8800 would have been so much better. I’m going to get a 3G IPhone next year.
- Dell Precision 360 – Actually bought in Nov 2005, this noisy, finicky machine will hit the heap as soon as I can replace it. Dell put me through three on-site calls with a talentless hardware technician who screwed up 2/3 of what he did. No more Dells for me!