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What is Sidekick?

Sidekick used to function as application referred to as Personal Information Manager or PIM. It was also referred to as Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR). These functions enabled users to make use of anther application while keeping Sidekick active. The software can be kept active by using the Ctrl+ Alt key combination. It was originally released by the company Borland and was eventually acquired by Starfish Software when the developer himself Philippe Kahn left the former company.

Sidekick was capable of performing instant tasks switching even with DOS system. It was originally designed exclusively for Windows-based systems but was eventually adapted to Macintosh. The software was also equipped with other features such as a text editor, calendar, calculator, address book, ASCII chart, and phone dialer. This software was also built on an interface similar to that of the WordStar.

Sidekick also had versions that were compatible with Microsoft Outlook. The recent versions have capabilities of executing syncing with EPOC, Palm, and Windows CE devices. The original functionalities such as task switching were also kept functional in the recent versions. The most recent version of Sidekick is also used as a Task Manager.

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File types supported by Sidekick

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