Permutations Software was born in 1991 to sell astrology
From 1992-2002, Permutations Software was a consulting company with one employee,
then-editor of PC Magazine's Utilities
column. From 2003 to 2005, Permutations
Software again became
a software company, this time with software developed by the original PC Magazine
Utilities team. Although the "Utilities Team" version of
Permutations Software released only one program (PassCrypt), we
actually developed four programs. Links to all four are below. While these
programs are now owned, marketed, and supported by their respective authors,
the same collaborative team that produced the classic PC Magazine
Utilities. You will like these programs!
And what about Permutations Software? Well, now it's a consulting company
and a software company. But the consulting is mainly to help people
struggling with emotional eating issues,
and the software is all authored
by company owner Sheryl Canter.
First up in the software arena are Windows and Web versions of the
astrology program that launched the company.
Do you have questions? Comments? The Permutations Software forum
has reopened! We don't sell utilities any more, but we still love discussing them.
PassCrypt - by Mark
Sweeney, SeaMist Software
PassCrypt is an enhanced password manager that gives quick and secure access to
passwords while surfing. Features include military strength encryption, automatic
form capture and fill-in, password generation, searching, sorting, and printed reports.
Please note: PassCrypt is no longer sold or supported by Permutations
Software. Please contact SeaMist
Software for all questions about PassCrypt.
PC TimeWatch - by Patrick
PC TimeWatch is a tool for managing the time that people spend on a
computer and the programs they may use. While originally designed for
parents wanting to limit childrens' access, it also can be useful in
the workplace. PC TimeWatch is the most secure program of its kind -
virtually unbreakable - while offering a user-friendly interface that
makes accessing this power easy. This was a most-requested utility back
in the Utilities column days. You will love this program!
Permutations Software is a MainSoft affiliate, so you can purchase
PC TimeWatch through links on this page:
Xentient Labels and
Xentient Thumbnails -
by Ignacio Alvarez Morales, Xentient
Xentient Labels lets you use label colors to organize and customize your
computer. You can assign the same label color to all files of the same type,
different colors to each file. Xentient Labels works in Windows Explorer,
in Open and Save dialogs, and on the Desktop.
Xentient Thumbnails (freeware) lets you replace the generic icons used for
image files with thumbnails of the actual image.
InfoStash - by Tom
InfoStash makes it so easy to back up your data that you'll actually do
it! Presets let you quickly locate your irreplaceable data—Favorites,
address book, email archives, and documents—and back up only those.
You don't have to waste time backing up operating system and program files
Instant Horoscopes -
by Sheryl Canter, Permutations
Instant Horoscopes is the long-awaited Windows version of LoveTies, an old
DOS favorite hailed by PC Magazine, PC Computing, and others for its well-designed
interface and high quality reports. The new version can produce compatibility
reports for family, friends, and work associates, as well as romantic partners.
(The Windows and Web versions of Instant Horoscopes are still in beta
testing, but the DOS version is still available, and works just fine under
Windows XP as long as you don't use long filenames.)
Normal Eating -
by Sheryl Canter, Permutations
The Normal Eating program helps people to free themselves from food and
weight obsession, and manage the pressures that cause emotional
eating. Resolving these issues lets people eat according to body wisdom
and return to their normal weight without dieting.
And if you're wondering how in the world a programmer came to be helping
people with eating problems... Well, that's what I was educated to do!
I got interested in computers while working on a doctorate in psychology,
helping people is still the most satisfying work I know.
Copyright © 2003-2009 Permutations Software, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last revised 13 May 09