I about burst out laughing at the dealer when she talked about a "dongle" when I purchased the Topaz and software. What the heck is a dongle?? Of course my mind is in the gutter and I'm thinking, "Dingle Dongle". Sigh. Now every time I hear/read the word dongle, I giggle.
After I set up the 4D Extra software (which was a huge PIA) I'm guessing a dongle is an external hard drive. A very expensive hard drive. I'm still learning the software and find myself using Embird and just downloaded "Ambassador", a free version from Micropulse. As far as I know, 4D Extra and Embird don't give separate color layers to print out, since the Topaz doesn't have a touchscreen. Ambassador does do that.
My only gripe about software, none of it is made for the Mac operating system. Good thing I have XP on the other side of my hard drive.
Sigh. Now I'm giggling again.