Computer Chronicles Revisited Special No. 4 — Paul Schindler's Software Reviews

A prominent feature of early-era Computer Chronicles episodes was Paul Schindler’s software reviews, which normally appeared in the middle of the “Random Access” segment. This post keeps a running list of the products that Paul reviewed.

Episode Date Title Description Publisher Price
118 May 1984 Archon: The Light and the Dark Game Electronic Arts $40
125 October 1984 Ken Uston’s Professional Blackjack Game Intelligent Statements $70
201 January 1985 Be Your Own Coach Workout Scheduler Avant-Garde $50
202 January 1985 dBASE III Database Ashton-Tate $700
203 January 1985 Free Will Estate Planning Tool San Francisco PC Users Group $6 (Shareware)
204 February 1985 TuneSmith/PC Music Converter Blackhawk Data Corporation $50
205 February 1985 Night Mission Pinball Pinball Game subLOGIC $40
206 February 1985 PFS:Plan Spreadsheet Software Publishing Corp. $140
207 February 1985 WordMaker Crossword Dictionary Word Associates $10
208 March 1985 ExecuTime Calendar Manager Advanced Productivity Software $50
209 March 1985 The Overhead Express Presentation Software Professional Software $95
210 March 1985 TopView DOS Shell IBM $149
211 March 1985 PFS:Proof Spellchecker Software Publishing Corp. $95
213 April 1985 Higgins Desk Organizer Conectic Systems, Inc. $400
215 April 1985 Ability Office Suite Xanaro $495
218 May 1985 Copy II PC Disk Copy Utility Central Point Software $50
219 May 1985 Bank President Management Simulator Lewis Lee Corporation $75
222 June 1985 The Stickybear ABC Edutainment Xerox Educational Publications $40
301 September 1985 CataList Mailing List Manager Automation Consultants International $250
302 September 1985 Ultimate Trivia Game Mentor Learning Systems $50
303 September 1985 Da Vinci Outline Editor Applied Microsystems $50
304 September 1985 PC Color Screensaver Affirmware $35/$44
307 October 1985 Bakup Backup Utility InfoTools $150
308 October 1985 NFL Challenge Sports Management Simulator Xor $99
309 October 1985 Concepts Computerized Atlas Atlas Software Concepts $5/$50
310 May 1986 Paradox Database Ansa Software $695
311 May 1986 An Apple a Day Medical Information Organizer Avant Garde $79.95
312 May 1986 Zoomracks Database Manager Quickview $125
313 November 1985 PC Planetarium Astronomy Light Software $52
314 December 1985 Wizard of Wall Street Stock Market Simulator Synapse Software $45
315 December 1985 Rocky’s Boots Edutainment The Learning Company $50
316 December 1985 Golden Oldies Games Compilation Software Country $35
317 January 1986 PFS:Access Communications Package Software Publishing Corp. $95
320 February 1986 Volkswriter 3.0 Word Processor Lifetree Software $300
323 February 1986 411 Indexing Tool Select Information Systems $149
401 September 1986 Word Finder Thesaurus Writing Consultants, Inc. $80
402 Septemebr 1986 Q-DOS File Manager Gazelle Systems $30
403 September 1986 Color Magic EGA Palette Selector Lifetree Software $40
404 October 1986 Tornado Notes Note-taking Manager Micro Logic $50
405 October 1986 ServTech PC Repair Guide Rylos Technologies $50
406 October 1986 Mean 18 Golf Game Accolade $45
407 October 1986 Get! Electronic Mail Signet Technologies $90
408 October 1986 The Idea Generator Decision Support System Experience in Software $200
409 November 1986 Scriptor Television Script Utility Screenplay Systems, Inc. $300
410 November 1986 IQ Test IQ Test Rational Designs $40
411 November 1986 The Toy Shop Design Tool Broderbund Software $65
412 November 1986 Time Bandit Maze Game MichTron $40
413 December 1986 Perspective 3D Graphing 3D Graphics $300
414 June 1987 TMPC Time Management Acroatix $50
416 January 1987 The Page DOS Utility Orion Microsystems $22