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Cogitate Inc Blog

Our company blog, full of information about Cogitate.


Cogitate Has A New Company Logo

 Cogitate is proud to announce it has officially changed its corporate logo. This new company logo brings together the corporate name with the spirit of the software we develop. We like the clean lines and the ‘higher’ arrow of the new logo.



The previous logo was created in 1966 and has served the company for more than five decades. During that period, Cogitate has expanded its portfolio and increased its value and relevance to its customers by bringing together ac-counting systems, utility billing and data storage management.

Customer and Vendor List Reports Updated!

We have just finished updating the Vendor List and Customer List reports in Pro Fund Accounting to include a status parameter for the vendor and customer statuses.
So now, you can run those reports and get a list of all of your active vendors or a list of all of your inactive vendors.

With that being said, the Vendor Labels Avery 5160 and the Customer Labels Avery 5160 have also been updated to include this new status parameter.

If you have other suggestions that would make our products more efficient for you, please feel free to fill out the contact form in the footer of this page or go to our contact page to send us a feature request. Please make sure to let us know which product you would like to request a feature for.

How to Take Screenshots On an Apple Mobile Device

For those of you who own an Apple mobile device, you may at times need to take a screenshot of whatever app that device is running.
This short tutorial will explain how to take a screenshot of anything on an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod.

  1. To take a screenshot of any app running on your Apple device, press the Sleep button which is usually located at the top right hand corner of the device and the circle Home button at the same time.
  2. The screenshot is then saved in your device's camera roll, so you can make use of the image.

Taking screenshots on an Apple mobile device is pretty easy.
If there is another tutorial that you would like to see posted on this blog, feel free to leave a comment and we will do our best to post that tutorial.

IRS W2 Forms Approved for 2014

Cogitate is excited to announce that the IRS has approved both our W-3 and W-2 forms!

These forms are currently available as part of our last Pro Fund Accounting update. If you haven't applied the latest update to our fund accounting software, please go to Help>Check For Updates in your Pro Fund Accounting software package. 

These forms make it so you don’t have to buy W-2/W-3 forms from your local printer. You can, however, still buy the perforated forms with the instructions on the back if you so choose.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of our staff.

New Calculator App for Windows 8.1!

New Calculator App for Windows 8.1!

We are pleased to announce that we have just released a simple Windows 8.1 calculator application!

This simple calculator provides basic calculating functions with large, convenient buttons.
The user-friendly layout and design make this calculator the best of its kind.
Calc Free also makes calculating look cool with a chalkboard themed backdrop and font.

Give Calc Free a try today and see what you have been missing with other basic calculators!

Some of the features of Calc Free that make it so good are:

  • Tap color theme buttons to change chalk appearance
  • Easily subtract, multiply, divide, and add numbers
  • Cool chalkboard backdrop and font
Download Calc Free from the Windows Store

New Update to Domino Scorekeeper Deluxe!

New Update to Domino Scorekeeper Deluxe!

We are pleased to announce a new update to Domino Scorekeeper Deluxe, our premium Windows 8.1 app for keeping score during a game of dominoes!

Here is a list of the changes that were made to Domino Scorekeeper Deluxe during this last update:

  1. Made the app free! Yay!
  2. Added support for ads in both the Windows version and the Windows Phone version.

To learn more about Domino Scorekeeper Deluxe, please visit us on the Windows Store at the following link:
Domino Scorekeeper Deluxe

Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows

I actually do chase rainbows. The weather patterns where we live are very conducive to their creation and we’ve become practiced at knowing beforehand that the odds of a rainbow occurring are high. Usually a stormy east sky and the sun setting clear in the west. We must see over a dozen rainbows a year and about half of those will be double rainbows. We love them, and when they show their stripes we will go on a chase to find the best vantage for a photograph or to just enjoy them.

Of course, rainbows are ephemeral. They’ll shine, they glow, they’ll wax and wane and finally their gone. Something that grows from almost nothing, becomes amazing and beautiful and then disappears. They are something to be enjoyed while they’re between the wax and the wane.

Not everyone gets to see rainbows, but everyone should have rainbows to chase. An impossible dream, a goal, something that’s in reach, if not quite within grasp, but worth striving for. It’s best if that rainbow cannot be grasped, but only chased, for it’s the pursuit of rainbows that makes each of us what we are.

Rainbows are worthy of being chased and I’m still chasing!

-- By Jim Harlan

Spin

I remember when I was a little kid encountering ‘spin’ for the first time. I was playing ping pong with an older friend and he would put ‘english’ on the ball each time he returned or served the ball. The resulting spin would make my return go to the left or right or dive down into the net or fly long, It didn’t take long for me to figure out what was happening, but even then I could do little to counter his skill in manipulating the spin on the ping pong ball. I distinctly remember thinking that he was somehow cheating!

Of course I wanted to learn to ‘cheat’ too, but try as I might, I had a most difficult time coming up to his level of skill. I never did get very good at it and my friend always crushed me in our ping pong games. Over time I encountered spin or english in just about every physical activity and slowly came to appreciate it and realize that it was not cheating, but was the essence of many games of skill. A bowler, a baseball pitcher, a golfer, a soccer player, a billiard player and many others all employ spin to excel in their sports.

But everyone knows that the most prolific use of spin is in politics. A real world event happens that is not to some politician’s liking and he will spin the explanation of what happened in way that favors his actions or point of view. Indeed they can just about turn anything on its head in order to be viewed on the right side of things and curry favor with potential voters. Major political players will have a “spinmiester” on staff who specializes in the craft. These wizards of spin will also try to unspin the spin of their opponents in an unending back and forth.

It’s kinda like ping pong played by masters of spin. Amazing skills, but I still think they’re cheating!

- - - by Jim Harlan