About ZIP Express
ZIP Express is a utility allowing easy look up of ZIP Codes and their associated cities, states, counties, area codes and time zones. Its power goes well beyond this by providing the capability to actually read a ZIP Code from your application (or the clipboard) and paste back the information directly into your program (or the clipboard) in just about any format you desire.
As a stand-alone product, ZIP Express allows you to search by ZIP Code, city, county, state or area code. As you begin to enter your search criteria, potential matches will be displayed allowing you to watch the possibilities be narrowed down as you type. Preferences may be chosen on what data is to be displayed. For example, if you are not interested in knowing the county or time zone, then simply choose not to view them. The current time for a given area code or ZIP Code can also be displayed allowing you to determine whether you can place that call within normal business hours. Large groups of data can be displayed at once and can easily be printed out or copied to the clipboard in almost any format you care to create.
Paste ZIP Information into Other Applications
ZIP Express allows you to automatically paste ZIP Code information directly into your Windows applications via hot keys. Over 80 hot keys may be assigned commands. For example, you may create a hot key that allows you to press the CTRL+SHIFT+J keys while in your word processor and watch a ZIP Code entry box appear. Enter your ZIP Code in the entry box and suddenly the city, state and ZIP Code are typed right into your word processor where the cursor resides. Or set up another hot key to scan the ZIP Code in your address data base and watch the cursor back up 3 fields and type in the city, state and county.
ZIP Express allows you to create unlimited ZIP Code information formats to be used for pasting into programs, copying to the clipboard or for sending to the printer. You may select such information as the ZIP Code, city, state, state abbreviation, area code and time zone. Just about any other text can be included with the format. In addition, when creating formats to be pasted directly into programs, you can include common keystrokes such as the tab key or backtab key for navigating among fields. Or include the Backspace or Del Char keys for deleting old information that will be replaced.
ZIP Express contains telephone dialing codes for all countries around the world. Local time information is also available for each country. City dialing codes are included for many of the larger cities in countries that require city codes.