Here are some real life examples of Open+’s uses:
Accountants’ Example - Multiple Versions Of A Program:
As an accountant you could easily have a hundred customers. If you specialize in QuickBooks (QB) then you will have customers who use versions of QB from as much as five years back. That is versions of QB from 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004. With Open+ all those versions of QB that you would have on your computer will be listed for you to select from, and, Open+ always shows the version number of the programs it is listing so you can easily choose the right version.
Digital Camera Example - The Same File Needing To Be Used With Different Programs:
When you install your digital camera software, the software typically takes over .jpg files as these are the most common for photos these days. However, if you want to edit these photos you will probably want to use a graphic or photo editor. But, when you click on the .jpg file it opens in the “viewer” that came with your camera. Open+ solves this by allowing you to choose between your editing and viewing software and any other programs that you may want... professionals often have several graphic editors.
E-Mail Client Users (Almost All Of Us)?:
Ever wanted to safely open an attachment that you didn’t know what it was in your E-mail client? Open+ facilitates this by allowing you to select which programs you want available for "nonassociated" file types, and, for dangerous file types, you can choose a safe program to view the contents of the file.
Also, it's very useful that Open+ works inside most applications including all e-mail clients that we have tested it on so far.
Graphic Designers - Professionals Have To Flip Between Many Different Programs:
You as a graphic designers are typically flipping between many applications with the same file including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw!, browsers and probably several others.
Additionally, Open+ also shows version numbers so you can easily choose between, say, the latest Photoshop and an earlier version which perhaps starts up much quicker.
Multimedia Users - Controlling Programs That Keep Fighting Each Other (At Your Expense):
Open+ will override multimedia players fighting over extensions. You no longer have to put up with upgrades in players changing your associations or installing a new player doing the same thing - now you can play what you want, with the player you want hassle free every time!
PDF Users (Power Users) - Readers Vs Editors (Now You Can Choose):
Choosing to open a PDF in Acrobat Reader or just Acrobat for editing is difficult but with Open+ it’s a breeze - you just get prompted with a choice and you choose the one you want.
Ever wanted to swap between your IDE and your favorite text editor on a file type for VB, C++, Java or something else? With Open+ you can easily set this up from just a double-click.
Software Reviewers - Comparing Programs:
Just think, you got the job of comparing all the latest multimedia players... wouldn’t it be nice if you could just Force the issue of which ones had control when you wanted? Of course it would. Ever had to compare different versions of the same product on the same computer - with Open+ you can set which version you want to come up all the time and you want even have to choose from a list until you remove the “default” setting you placed in Open+.
Ever had to teach a class that uses two or more different brands of software that do the same thing? With Open+ you can change whole sets of associations, say, for a group of file types such as graphics with a single action... ideal for quickly moving between lessons.
Ever needed to test a web page in I.E., N.S. Opera and perhaps several versions of each? Open+ was conceived as a solution to this problem, you won’t be disappointed!