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An excellent print screen program is essential to fast workflow.

See what you like, grab the picture of the screen you want and keep going with your document, presentation, email or report without slowing down.

Free Gadwin Print Screen

Free Gadwin Print Screen

Venture Inventor recommends the free version of Gadwin Print Screen. It is simple, fast and accurate.

Gadwin Print Screen lives here.

Gadwin Print Screen lives here.

Right mouse click, select “show info”.

Show Info Page for free Gadwin Print Screen

Show Info Page for free Gadwin Print Screen

Show Options

Select the same options as shown.  While not necessary, the camera shutter confirm the action. Shift print screen is a good shortcut to select.  When the shortcut key is activated a red, cursor adjustable window appears.  Select the area to clip and clip it.  A confirmation window appears.

Gadwin Print Screen

Gadwin Print Screen

Check the green check mark at the top left of the window and the capture is completed. Gadwin Print Screen is a configurable program and preferences vary from user to user.

It provides quick, satisfactory, targeted screen clips.  Gadwin Print Screen automatically names the file and saves it to the designated file.

While screen clips (without OCR) are not searchable, they are viewable as large icons in Windows 10 explorer.  A library of Gadwin Print Screen images is reviewed in seconds with the explorer.

Set up the Explorer as below.

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Copy what you want and insert or paste into the document.  If desired, processing the captured image in programs like Photoshop is simple too.


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Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM)


Customer relationship management software (CRM)  is a tool with two primary functions.

It enables salespeople to track and close customers within the sales strategy of the company. CRM gives management insight into the customers and extracts information that is used to increase profits.

CRM is a balancing act between these two needs.  Sales people do not like to track and be tracked.  From a management perspective, the information is too valuable not to track. Management wants to know everything, sales for the most part, resent the seemingly non-productive data entry.  The easier and more useful to sales, the more the CRM gets used.  A fancy CRM that is hard to learn, but captures everything management wants falls flat because of sales resistance to being data entry clerks. Conversely, too little information means that everyone might as well be using their paper diaries.

The biggest problem with Customer Relationship Software is adoption.

A web-based product that works on all devices seems necessary.  Venture Inventor prefers Pipeline Deals. Pipeline Deals is user-friendly CRM (Customer Relationship Management).  None of the CRM’s are fun to use in real time.  But, without customer information at fingertips, calls and followups get missed.  Emails are automatically routed to the right deal, so the headache of keeping up with correspondence is minimized.

It has a nice feature for management.  On the home page is an activity box.  Managment can look at the activity box and see who is doing what.  So, if one of the sales people is not logging in and documenting their work, the lack of activity shows.  This feature allows the executive to understand how long calls and meeting take and the data collection process.

The Pipeline deals browser based program is configurable.  Open a drop-down and select the information to view. Keeping thousands of companies, a hundred leads and prospects organized is easy.

Bear in mind that this is a simple interface.   A person of moderate computer skills can operate it immediately without training. It has simple, configurable privileges.  It is easy, reliable and reasonably priced ($25 per user per month).

Pipeline Deals is in the Venture Inventor’s Toolbox.

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Modified. Original from Iwan Gabovitch, Flickr

Image: Modified. Original from Iwan Gabovitch, Flickr

Some make the invention and then draw.  Others draw, and then make.  Either way, hiring someone else to do the work means that part of the vision making is left to the non-visionary.

A topological understanding of the tools of the trade.


Microsoft Office Professional

Quickbooks Professional

Sketchup Professional

Gadwin Print Screen

Pipeline Deals

Adobe Creative Cloud

Chrome Browser

FEMM 4.2


Ring Central




Various Open Source Programs

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