Etails, the handheld application from Atlanta-based GlobalSoft that bills itself as an electronic paper trail, touts two new features in its 3.0 version. First, 3.0 has a handwriting capability. Builders can use a stylus both as a sketching tool and to sign off on change orders. Second, a "Nested Picklist'' feature lets users more neatly organize information. Builders typically organize information by subdivisions, jobs for specific houses, and rooms. In the past, if a builder clicked on subdivisions, all the jobs for all the subdivisions the builder had in progress would be listed. Now, the builder sees only those jobs for the subdivision he's interested in. Etails runs on both the Palm and Pocket PC operating systems. The software costs $549 per handheld. Visit for more information.

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