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Gadget Stimulus Plan Day 11: Win Active Ink Software Professional Designer



box1_pro-design_sh3We’re trying to close your gadget deficit while the economy is in the dumps with the Gadget Stimulus Plan. Today we’re giving away a license for Active Ink Software’s Professional Designer E-Form Builder valued at $299.

If you are looking for creative ways to implement cost savings in your business, then you need to look no further than Active Ink Software. Their e-form solutions   allows companies to easily design e-forms, deploy them, and then collect data in forms using a Tablet PC, Netbook, or notebook. It is as simple pressing the Print button within Word! The data can be saved to PDF or written to a number of databases like SQL Server or Access. For companies wanting to cut costs, implementing e-forms helps reduce paper costs, handling, rekeying labor, and time which all equates to saved money! Professional Designer supports ink, handwriting recognition, and traditional keyboard input – there is no need to go out and buy all new hardware! To learn more, watch our InkShow video on the Professional Designer below. To enter the contest, keep reading below the video.

There are three ways to enter to win Active Ink Software Professional Designer $299 license, and you may enter once in each of the three ways.

1) Leave a comment on this article and tell us what kind of forms you would design for your business and how that would help save your company money.

2) Leave a comment at this forum topic with your ideas on ways businesses could create some cost savings in this economy. Active Ink’s Professional Form Designer is one smart way – what other ways can you think of?

3) Go to and tweet the following:

““I entered to win Active Ink Software’s Professional Designer from the Gadget Stimulus Plan! #GadgetStimulus11”

You have until Friday, April 3 at 8pm PDT to enter. We’ll assign every entry a number and use to randomly draw a winner.

This contest is open internationally, as long as participating in contests like this are legal in your country / state / city. It’s your responsibility to check local laws and regulations. Those who enter more times than allowed will be disqualified. The winner will be notified by either email (if random comment is chosen) or by an @reply on Twitter (if random tweet is chosen. He/she will have 48 hours to claim the prize. A license key will be emailed and download link provided.



  1. Sothis

    03/30/2009 at 10:10 am

    I would like to try this software out for collecting grades from the various TAs and instructors on a university program, some of whom use tablets. I don’t know whether it would save money directly, but I would hope it would save time and a good deal of hair-tearing trying to marshall paperwork.

  2. Clayton

    03/30/2009 at 11:16 am

    Well, it’s not quite a business, but I think it would be fun to have official-looking feedback forms for when I do tech support jobs…

  3. Clayton

    03/30/2009 at 12:19 pm

    Well, it’s not quite a business, but I think it would be fun to have official-looking feedback forms for when I do tech support jobs…
    Should write excellent post! Can’t wait to reading your next post!

  4. Scott

    03/31/2009 at 4:54 am

    Working as a physical therapist I have lots of patient forms to fill in each day. Also doctors notes are needed from time to time to let them know what is going on. I have looked at this software before and think that it is quite unique and user friendly and would suit such a medical application.

  5. SFrick

    03/31/2009 at 7:30 am

    I’d use it with my tablet and MS Access. I could create my database in Access and use Active Ink forms for input. Sweet

  6. G.Smith

    03/31/2009 at 11:10 am

    My nephew works as an appliance repairman and this software would help him print professional looking work related documents.

  7. SAM

    03/31/2009 at 11:32 am

    We have a print & embroidery business.
    Lots of our customers have custom logos and
    some of them submit hand drawn logos on scrap paper or
    what ever is handy.

    With this software we would be able to have them draw on the
    screen what they want and it would be automatically archived.

    We could enter estimate/quotes and email/print them a copy on the spot in the field.

    I like the looks of the product now that it can save to pdf format for emailing forms…

  8. Evan Brammer

    04/01/2009 at 4:58 pm

    I would use it to design a lesson plan form that can then just be inked instead of having to type or handwrite.

  9. Estrelo

    04/02/2009 at 7:11 am

    I’m starting a tech support company and this software would be very useful not only as a inventory/data entry tool with the company’s M750 but also as a great way to sell this solution, along with the complex form programming, to our clients.
    Thanks for pointing this out!

  10. Tom McKee

    04/02/2009 at 10:15 pm

    I used this software several years ago when I ran an adolescent addiction treatment program, since that time, I have been without a tablet but now have one again. I would use this new version to design forms that I plan on using for a project that involves teaching a skill set called â€Ŕtechnology enhanced addiction recovery”.

  11. Cool New Gadgets

    04/02/2011 at 3:54 am

    Missed the party eh.. anyways, looks like this contest is cool really.. hope to see some updates though.

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