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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a decent youtube downloader? on: June 25, 2014, 09:13:18 AM
Interesting read. I thought everyone was using the "Download helper" add-on for firefox (Nearly 6 million users!).  Completely free, lets you choose which version of the video to download and many extra features.
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - ScreenshotCaptor - v4.8.5 - May 14, 2014 on: June 07, 2014, 10:14:29 AM
Wow! I'm impressed!  Thmbsup
3  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - ScreenshotCaptor - v4.8.5 - May 14, 2014 on: June 07, 2014, 09:54:54 AM
This is a feature request.

There is one feature which I think could improve screencaptor: a custom stamp tool. (you know, where you can add images to a custom list which you can then use in your annotations. Like acrobat but better) This feature, if added, would need to allow transparent png images, or else the stamp tool would not be that useful.
I often find myself needing to annotate screenshots with images which I use all the time. I can do this with an image editor, of course, but it takes a fair bit of time...
4  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: TBS Cover Editor - Create virtual boxes and covers for your software on: March 17, 2014, 06:57:16 AM
TBS cover editor 2.5 is available TODAY ONLY at bitsdujour.com: 60% discount!
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 02, 2013, 05:20:29 AM
On my Galaxy SII:

- X-plore: Free file manager, better than most paid ones. It even takes care of zipped files, it has image + video viewer, etc. etc.
- Tweetcaster: if you use twitter, this is just outstanding. Has so many useful features... I love the multiple account management.
- Sundroid: I thought this was crap, but it's actually very useful! it tells you the exact time the sun sets and rises wherever you are, moon phases, etc. (the paid version has some really weird features also!)
- PicSay Pro: really simple to use photo effects editor. Lots of features. Just cool and easy.
- Meetup app for Android: if you do use meetup, it just works!
- EzPDF Reader (Reader + annotator!) Just awesome, better than any other pdf viewer. The annotating options are just amazin and simple.
Smart TaskSwitcher: I've tried them all, but this is the only one that did it for me. This is paid (really cheap though) and does a great job, I particularly love the mini (really mini!) icon displaying the remaining battery life with a 2 digit number.
Hi-Q MP3 recorder: simply brilliant. Voice to mp3 recorder, really easy to use, fast, reliable, good sound quality.
- Chrome for Android. The latest versions work incredibly well. (I do like Dolphin also, wouldn't use any of the other browsers out there though...)
- Train Crisis: out of several thousand games out there, this is the one I like the most. Outstanding HD graphix, it'll make you think, it'll test your ability with your fingers, it'll keep you interested for a long time!
- BeyondPod: if you´re serious about podcasts, you'll get this and not look back...
- Game-Clock Deluxe. Really useful if you're serious about two player time-controlled games such as chess, draughts, word games, etc. Give it a try!

More next time. Wink
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Flexible List (data) Management - ListPro and the Alternatives on: March 02, 2013, 03:44:30 AM
Just wanted to drop a line and say that this available today at bitsdujour with a 50% discount!  Thmbsup
http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/listpro
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: .png viewer which shows transparent .pngs but no frames whatsoever! on: January 13, 2012, 07:23:01 PM
Ok, I've done some more research and I've found one program that does it!
It's called "Impression: eyes" (impressioneyes) from utilheaven.com
I've downloaded the shareware version and it works incredibly well, I love it. (registration is only 3.99 anyway).

I'd never seen anything like it before. It's awesome! Now, what do I use it for? basically, sometimes I make small video files using some screen video capture on my computer, and this is a really dirty simple way to add interesting stuff, like call outs, etc. since the image can be dragged around. Really cool.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / .png viewer which shows transparent .pngs but no frames whatsoever! on: January 13, 2012, 07:00:21 PM
I don't even know if such a thing exists!
I'm basically trying to find an image viewer which will let me view a transparent .png image wihout any frames whatsoever (most programs can reduces frames to a minimum, but they still show those frames! and then of course, they don't display a .png file correctly, they substitute the transparent color with black or white).
Does anybody know of a program that does this?

Cheers!
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: VPR, visual people randomizer! on: September 29, 2010, 03:11:59 AM
Wow, it's looking pretty sleak!  smiley

Ok, here are some of the things which I think need improving:

- Score column: most of the time, when I click on it, the number doesn't go up. Sometimes I have to click several times for the number to go up. (Same thing with right click, number doesn't go down unless I click on it several times).

- If the list is longer the the height of the names column, you don't get to see who's been chosen unless you scroll down, which is a bit annoying.

- The ramdom routine is not so effective if you get a very long list (i.e. more than 25 people), as the highlight doesn't reach the end sometimes. (maybe add ability to choose speed of the rouitine + how long it lasts?)

Other than that, great work!  Thmbsup
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: VPR, visual people randomizer! on: September 25, 2010, 12:46:51 AM
Just had a quick look and it's looking very nice (color selector and all!).  Thmbsup
I think the list for the first release is fine. Perhaps the "3rd column" which I mentioned...
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: VPR, visual people randomizer! on: September 21, 2010, 01:53:24 AM
Regarding the specific actions, it would be nice if that could be added (maybe a future version) but I think it might be a lot of work for you right now? But yes, that would be most useful indeed.
Regarding the extra column: I am looking for specific actions here. It's basically going to be used like a scoring system. But editing the numbers manually is kind of painful, so I was thinking of just being able to click on each one of the cells on this column and the number would go up (or right button, number goes down). You know, making it easy to keep a score. And then if the whole thing can be exported / imported onto the program, that'd be cool. (I'm thinking of using it in a classrooms, and I go from one classroom to another, different schools. I have to load/save the data all the time).

Cheers! smiley
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: VPR, visual people randomizer! on: September 17, 2010, 08:57:40 PM
I've just tested it.
That's so cool!  Thmbsup singingboyo!

I love the idea of being able to display more than one list at a time.Very nice.

Ok, I know this is pretty hard, but here are some features that I'd like to see.

- Sound effects
- Ability to open/save lists with all the data (number of selections, etc.)
- Ability to import or paste a text list.
- Ability to set size for display window (when the list is too large, you don't get to see who gets picked)
- Ability to definer colours: chosen name, background or text changes to #dafaff (whatever)
- Define colours per selection: 1 selecion = green, 2 red, 3 blue (whatever) etc.
- Ability to choose a name manually (clicking on it?)
- Add table column with extra data. The cells on this column behave like this: number goes up every time you click on it. (program's width doesn't need to change, the selections column and this one can be thinner)
- Randomizer effect mode: a) straight line, goes down like now  b) unpredictable (it hops from list name 1 to 7, then 9, then 3, then 24, then 2, then it stops)
- Randomizer safe mode: prevent names on the list from being picked more than once until al the other have been picked. (In fact, maybe the selections column is unnecessary if the text of a name on the list changes colours once is has been picked once, twice, etc.).

Anyway, that's all I can think of right now.

It looks very nice. Nice job singingBoyo!

My apologies again, since nobody replied to this post, I thought nobody was interested and apparently I did not have the notify option activated.



Scancode: that would be awesome indeed, great concept! smiley
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: VPR, visual people randomizer! on: September 17, 2010, 06:42:35 PM
Oh, this is terrible, I hadn't even seen this, my appologies!!
I thought I was getting an email whenever there was a new reply to this, but I must have done something wrong.  embarassed
I'm gonna check this out right now!
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Not so pointless clickometer! on: July 10, 2010, 05:52:08 AM
Oh, ok! smiley

Thanks for that.
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Not so pointless clickometer! on: July 10, 2010, 05:16:03 AM
Latest update, image showing problem:

16  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: VPR, visual people randomizer! on: June 30, 2010, 07:34:13 AM
Er... wow, thanks a lot for your time.  Thmbsup

I don't have excel. I only use  Open office. Would it work for open office also?

But still, I'm not sure I'm looking for an excel macro, it seems to me that I want to be able to add different features which would be impossible to add to a macro:

run the program in a tiny window,
add features like the gmail thing (you click and you get a star),
getting the coloured cell to move around till it stops on one name on the list and the ability to make sure that that name is not repeated again, 
Perhaps add sound to the next version
etc.

In other words, I think I need a stand alone program.
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: VPR, visual people randomizer! on: June 30, 2010, 03:25:45 AM
Thanks scancode! smiley

Just one thing, is that the screen where you add the names and so on? because it is important that the main screen has like table cells so that they can be coloured and you can see the visual effect.
Anyway, it's looking smart!
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: VPR, visual people randomizer! on: June 29, 2010, 10:45:33 PM
I don't really know the difference between "sidebar" or "normal window". If it helps, it would be like the clickometer that I requested.
Number of names: 80 at most.

Oh, another feature: ability to import a list from a text list.

Cheers.
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: VPR, visual people randomizer! on: June 29, 2010, 10:34:26 PM
Hi there! smiley


I spend a fair bit of time coaching kids in the classroom and I try to make my lessons as much fun as possible.
I normally use a VGA projector or a smartboard. At some point, I begin to ask questions and what I'd love to see to give the kids a bit more motivation.
(ok, that part has been copied and pasted from my clickometer request, but everything stands for this one!).

Often, I have to pick students from a list. Not always, but normally, it's a random process.

To make this simple process more interesting, I thought it would be interesting for the kids and me to have a little program which would pick a name from the list at random, but the process would be visually attractive: a bit like a roulette kind of effect, the names on the list would be highlighted at high speed (one by one) for a couple of seconds, then it slows down and stops at 1. That's the name that has been picked!

More features:

- Optional: if a name has been picked, it can't be picked again.
- A name which has been picked appears in a different colour.
- Ability to choose colours.
- Ability to enter names.
- Ability to set the amount of time that goes by before the randomizer stops / perhaps speed.
- Ability to change the color of a name on the list  by simply clicking on it.
- like gmail, ability to add different stars (icons), by clicking on it (maybe for version 2)

Here's a very simple image showing more or less what I'm thinking about:



Anyway, I think other teachers might find it useful also... lessons can be boring, let's make them a little more fun for everyone! (it could be useful to many other people too...)
Btw, I use windows 7, so compatibility with it would be much appreciated if someone takes this up. smiley

Finally, I don't know if I'm supposed to say this here, but I'm willing to donate at least 50$ for this. I know it's not much, but we've gotta start somewhere. smiley

Cheers.
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Not so pointless clickometer! on: June 07, 2010, 07:43:06 AM
Yes, I am!

I started working on the design I thought I wanted, but didn't like what I saw on my screen! cheesy

But ok, I've made some changes and this is, perhaps, how I think the program could look like. It's more compact in the sense that it has no text buttons, I'd rather use icons as buttons, and the icons are integrated within the standard size of the program.
The countdown appears at the top.
The icons don't necessarilly have to look like that or anything, they're just an idea.
3d bars? interesting, although I guess that's an idea for version 3. cheesy

Sorry I took more than 24 hours!
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Not so pointless clickometer! on: June 04, 2010, 10:45:24 PM
Nice work.
I actually had a different idea in mind for those buttons and the countdown: more compact
I'll edit a screenshot within the next 24 hours!.

Regards!
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Not so pointless clickometer! on: May 26, 2010, 04:22:57 AM
Hi Lanux!

1 - Yes, that sounds good. I was wondering if it can be set up in the .ini file. "when_green_bar=20_event=showimage1.png", etc.
I'm not sure how the image would be displayed though, ideally close to the program itself (on the screen).
2 - I'm not sure how to display this, to be honest. Maybe a little clock, just the digits, use the grid as a countdown bar... no sure yet. Option to choose the amount of time.
3 - I was thinking static  bars. i.e. I choose the number of bars before I run the program. Maybe I can choose the colour of each bar...
5 - Namely 2 things: the digits: red bar=10, green bar=5, yellow bar=x. and a name for the file. That way, perhaps it can loaded/saved.
8 - I agree. Although I have to say that the speakers on laptops are usually not very powerful! that's why I put that in the "not so important" list.
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Not so pointless clickometer! on: May 25, 2010, 08:12:45 AM
Sorry I hadn't replied for a week, been really busy. I guess you guys don't have a program to stop time, do you? smiley

Ok, I've been using it in class and I have to say that...  kids love it! smiley
Normally a class is full of individuals, and this program has the virtue of:

- Letting everyone be part of the same team (it's a bit of a "all of us against the teacher" concept).
- It's been really helpful at getting the kids' attention, which is not always easy!
- Kids tend to get a little bit carried away and can cellebrate guesses pretty much like a crowd at a soccer match! cheesy

I guess the novelty will wear out, but so far my experience has been better than I expected. smiley

The program has already reached a level which is well above my expectations.
Based on my own thoughts and some the comments by the kids in class, these are some of the things I'd like to see for the next version. (I know some of these will be impossible to implement, but here they go anyway.)

- Kids are curious by nature. One question I keep getting is: What happens when the bar gets to the top? So, I thought that it would be great if we could add a feature that lets you add an event when the bar reaches a certain amount. For example, an image pops up on the screen when the red bar reaches 20, or 25 or... whatever. or an image pops up when the green bar reaches... Perhaps you can add more than one picture: picture at 20, 25, etc.
This would give the program awesome flexibility, using different pix for different schools, etc. This is probably my favourite feature request.

- An integrated stopwatch - or better, a countdown. I guess I could use another program for this, but it would be nice if it were included. I often set up a puzzle and give the kids xx seconds to find the answer.

- More bars?  perhaps ability to choose number / colours  of them?
This is actually quite an interesting idea which provides versatility. Maybe each bar can represent a different student, or be used for different types of questions.

- Ability to run Several instances of the program?

- Log results. Click a button to copy to clickboard or something. Or maybe when you start the program you get a question: "what file would you like to log results to?". This is interesting because I can show results achieved by schools from different schools, or simply motivate children to do better than the week before, or achieve their best result ever, and so on.

- One Click button to reset bars? Re-starting the program or clicking manually can take a while.

And here are some ideas that I'm not sure whether are needed or not. Probably not really needed for version 2.

- horizontal version of the program?
- Sound effects?
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Not so pointless clickometer! on: May 15, 2010, 04:16:31 PM
Fantastic!

Youv'e done an OUTSTANDING JOB!!  Thmbsup thumbs up

I'm sending my donation! (I don't know how to do this, so bear with me if I take longer than expected!)
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Not so pointless clickometer! on: May 13, 2010, 05:42:23 AM
I imagine that should be ok, yes, particularly if you can choose colours anyway.
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