I was never big on using the computer to program my scanners. But the pro 106 was way to hard for me to understand. For the longest time i was just using the free version of the program. But I just bought the paid version and now I'm going to use the virtual control while I'm working. I already use the computer for work. This way i don't keep looking at my scanner. Plus i can put the scanner in a safe place while traveling and when I'm not in my car. I'm very excited to start work on monday. I will have the scanner running through my car stereo so I can hear it. It's going to be great!!!!