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Neat Net find – NetPass December 1, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Tech tips.

I’m uncluttering my office and recycling mountains of paper that has accumulated in the past year or two. I wanted to share this little blurb with you, which I have from the August 2006 issue of Real Simple. I think it could be a great tool for translators everywhere.

It’s the Web-surfing equivalent of a wipeout: you’ve combed through 27 pages of search results to find the newspaper or journal article you want. And when you finally reach it? They want a subscription fee. (Worse: They tease you with the first three lines!) Don’t pay. Download a free NetPass at www.congoo.com (Windows only) for access to up to 15 premium articles a month from more than 200 sources, from the Chicago Tribune to the Encyclopaedia Britannica to Harvard Health newsletters.

They also offer a free toolbar. Does anyone have any experience with this service that you would like to share it with the rest of us? Firefox refused to install it on my computer because it didn’t ensure “secure updates” – whatever that means. I’m curious if its concern is justified.

As far as I can tell they don’t have the medical journals I usually need, but there’s always the chance that there might be something in there you need. Enjoy!


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