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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Happy New Year! 马年大吉! on: January 31, 2014, 12:47:02 AM

It's Chinese New Year today.
and, 2014 is a horse year!

Happy New Year to every member and guest of DC forum, both Chinese speakers and all other friends!


2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: General brainstorming for Note-taking software on: July 25, 2013, 09:24:40 AM
urlwolf & IainB:

Glad to find DC members talking about WizNote.

As a software fan & IT volunteer in China, I'm one of the pioneers introducing Evernote to Chinese users, and the translator (into Chinese) of superboyac's review: Notetaking Software Roundup #1
And lucky enough, WizNote developers are my friends.

I'd like to do my best to help English users to know and to use wiznote better.
3  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / XMind Plus 2012: giveaway for Edu/Nonprofit Org before May 31 on: May 29, 2013, 08:52:39 PM
XMind is a very powerful mindmap software for Windows/Linux/Mac.
I think it's better than FreeMind in terms of functions.

It has freeware/open source version, which is enough for most users.
Also, it has Plus (79 usd), Pro version(99 or 129 usd).

Now, XMind Plus 2012 is free for Edu/Nonprofit Org before May 31.
ID photo needed to upload, so they know that you are a student/teacher or work for a non-profit organization.
Get it:
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / DC members or software fans near Houston? on: March 13, 2012, 09:39:52 AM
I'm a Chinese software blogger, deep user and promoter of TC, vim, irfanview, 7-zip, autohotkey, Evernote, wink, etc.
and now I'm in a 2-week business trip in Houston.

Are there DC members or software fans near Houston?
I'd like to have a meetup, exchange software experience.
5 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor v3 beta on: January 31, 2012, 10:40:31 PM
But it's a pity for none multi-lang UI, none unicode support in "text object".
6 Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Rename Pad on: August 04, 2009, 07:31:35 PM
something similar which opens a very basic notepad style window with all the current folder paths contents, and just like in notepad you can go line to line, find and replace, etc,.

This really good idea was implemented in 2 software:

1st is freeware Chgname.
by in 1998, via Delphi 4.0.
the wesbiste is not visitable now(
but you can download via:

2nd is the famous Total Commander.
select what you want to rename,
you get a very powerful multi-rename tool.
also, you can click the button for external text editor (for me, it's Vim).
7  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Total Commander 7.50 public beta 1 - mini-review on: April 17, 2009, 02:19:54 AM
Great TC and great review.
And, I'll write something for TC7.5 this evening, in Chinese.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine on: November 03, 2008, 03:29:14 AM
"Everything" is available for beta testing. It now supports Unicode ……
Yes, It support Chinese 中文 now. And I 'll provide a Chinese language Pack.
Thanks for the news.

Also, one reader from my blog are waiting for the FARR plugin.
9 Software / Finished Programs / Re: AHK Coding Snack Idea: Deluxe AHK Script Manager (AXEM) on: October 28, 2008, 01:24:40 AM
very nice!

Another idea:
keep ahk scripts all together with a tree style notes manager.
the left side is the tree, that is the list all ahk scripts.
the right side is the content (highlight is better) of current selected ahk.
with some hotkey, users can run/stop any ahk easily.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Flash show: Mozilla Ubiquity Prototype Available on: August 28, 2008, 11:02:04 PM
click here for flash show
11  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Announcing my new website (superboyac). on: July 17, 2008, 12:42:46 AM
100% agree with you.
CMS maybe better for some wirters, also include me.
but wordpress are more easy to use, so I keep in wordperss now.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC Forum Members -- Tell Us About Your Website on: July 13, 2008, 04:38:44 AM
I do that, because your work, both DC & your software, are really great  thumbs up and helped me a lot.
Best wishes to this forum, all developers, and all readers do better and better.

xbeta you rock.  : Thmbsup
Eóin and destiny ruler, really nice  thumbs up
i'm really loving this thread, i hope we can keep it going for a long time.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC Forum Members -- Tell Us About Your Website on: July 12, 2008, 03:11:51 AM
my website, or call it a blog, is
the aim to write & publish, is to share my experience on freeware:
- find the best freeware, to alternate the not so good ones (free/share/commercial), to help people avoid crack
- share the principles and skills of using software
the Chinese name of the site 善 用 佳 软 means:
善 kindly & skillfully
用 use
佳 nice
软 software

maybe there are not so many Chinese readers here ( but I do meet some, even also my reader), so I help to exchange ideas and information between DC & Chinese.
- I translated some posts and homepage into Chinese:
  + Screenshot Captor homepage:
  + how to use Screenshot Captor:
  + translate of notetaking software review,
  + translate of best text editor review:
  + recently finished the translation of SQLNotes UI & homepage:

- publish some article of WPS, an office suite similar to MS Office, but only 40+MB

my friends, maybe these Chinese(or Chinses related) softare are familar to you:
- Maxthon, Avant Browser, Green Browser, the world,   they're all IE based rich featured broswer
- myBase, a free form note taker
- foxit reader, a lite and fast pdf reader
- Fast Stone Capture and so on
- download managers: netants, flashget, etc

If any friend want more Chinese to know your software (freeware best) or ideas, I'd like to help.

Also, welcome to Beijing. Welcome to 2008 Olympics.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SQLNotes...what is it exactly? on: July 10, 2008, 11:56:43 PM

I have finished the UI Chinese translation and send to several days ago, also a forum message to you. but got no reply. You got it?
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3 - A visual guide to the new features on: June 13, 2008, 01:30:25 AM
the Chinese translation is here:
16 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR in other languages? on: May 25, 2008, 08:39:35 PM
you should do that.
also, the Screenshot Captor.

maybe it's always a good idea to creat program with seperated language files.

If people really want this, i could add it without much trouble.
17 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: LifeHacker launcher application voting and FARR Name on: May 21, 2008, 11:00:43 PM
I know the power of FARR, although I did not use it.
so I intorduce it to Chinese users:
if you cannot read Chinse, see the google translated page.

and ask my readers to help translate the homepage & FARR into Chinese.
ask for Mouser's permission of translate.

18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: what we really want is a simple "plain text" organizer on: May 19, 2008, 04:13:23 AM
thanks to all of the replies.
also thanks to all the nice tools.
19  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AceText - text & clipboard manager (for coders, writers, etc.) on: May 18, 2008, 10:00:05 PM
2009-09-03 update:
Editpad has fixed this bug.
EditPad Lite 6.5.0 - 1 September 2009, Word wrap: Allow text to be wrapped after any ideograph, even if there is no whitespace.
and the author said in email: The next free minor update of AceText will get the same fix.

a small bug in Chinese (maybe also other double byte characters) when it auto wrap:
it try to change to a new line at a "space", but this is not a good rule in Chinese.
see what happened at the tab, which is at the beginning of a paragrap.
notepad OK, Acetext bug.

other Chinese users can have a test.


20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: what we really want is a simple "plain text" organizer on: May 16, 2008, 04:21:11 AM
Have you tried minipad2 by Xu Liang, Nebula Software?  Yes - Chinese   smiley 

yes, I know it. although not try it too much.
I need a program to hold all my texts together, so a tree is necessary, only muti-tab is not enough.
that's is,  I want an info manager (can store all the final result), instead of a quick note taker (temporary take note and then move it too other place or delet it )

I know it's hard to find a better solution than EverNote/WikidPad/AceText/Mybase....
but just can not help searching it.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: what we really want is a simple "plain text" organizer on: May 16, 2008, 01:08:08 AM
in fact, it's my 1st time find it's name is wiki----d-----pad.
maybe the author will do something for such a common mistake.

Hey guys, just want to mention again that it's wikidpad, not wikipad...  Grin I'm just saying because it helps to find threads about certain software when the name is well spelt.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: what we really want is a simple "plain text" organizer on: May 16, 2008, 01:06:29 AM
……I use autohotkey to ……. Many softwares lacked custom shotcuts
AHK is also my favorite. It can do more things than we think.
once a user asked for shortcut in Total Commander,
to remap the up and down arrow to ^N, ^P.
although TC is highly customizable, but these action/command are not in list.
so I give the code in AHK, and find that, in this way, ahk can remap any shortcut key for anysoftware.

SetTitleMatchMode, 2
SetKeyDelay, 0

IfWinActive Total Commander
    send, {up}
    sendplay, ^p

IfWinActive Total Commander
    send, {down}
    sendplay, ^n
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: what we really want is a simple "plain text" organizer on: May 15, 2008, 10:27:39 PM
You can always try wikidpad. I have been using it for 4 years. It is plain text with wiki features plus many advanced ideas that many others do not have like superior tracking-tagging per page or per line etc
yes, this is a very good software.
support utf-8 and search very well. tag is powerful.
I even creat a flash to show it to my readers, see attachment.

but I dont like it very much, although I dont know why.

kartal, do you save all your information in one or several database? how big (MB) is it? about how many items in it?
can  it run well in case of large mount of information ?
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: what we really want is a simple "plain text" organizer on: May 15, 2008, 08:12:09 PM
emacs's org mode gives you the best plain text support ever. it even does tables (in text). Very good outliner.
Still, a bit of a learning curve...
yes, yes, Emacs can do everything.
but my love editor is Vim.
with some plugin, it works as outliner.
but not as convient as a real outliner.

I know it's hard to find such a satisfied tool.
but I noticed not quite a few people, eg. mouser, also said prefer of plain text.
so I still start this post.
maybe, such users can join together raise some money or award, to help some programmer make a such tool.
degrad a more advanced tool, such as mybase, evernote, theguide, to plain text maybe also a good idea.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: what we really want is a simple "plain text" organizer on: May 15, 2008, 08:05:53 PM
nice to find a reader here.
so you can imagine that I, in fact, tested most of such tools.
I tested Zoot 1 year ago, it handle very very long text is not so good, but that's not important.
and when I test the new version, just meet the same problem as you mentioned.
with it can solve it.

but also, the AceText team has got my email about the wrap bug.
if the done, I'll use AceText.

as you mentioned about the Vim, that's also my No.1 tool.
the Chinese software textfriend 良友收藏家 support external editor, can use vim.
but ceased developement several years ago.

hey xbeta, I am a reader of your blog Cool

I am personally very fond of zoot. It lacks utf support (but it deal perfectly with chinese as long as you set your locale to chinese) and is not freeware (you can continue to use it with a annoying notice upon start up after it expires). It has a 32bit version which unfortunately failed to start on chinese windows. I have complaint about it in the forum, hopefully with the current pace of ungrading, the author will get it right soon.

The good thing about zoot is the amazing search capability and flexbility of the database. However, one thing I miss is the ability to use an external editor. if only we can use vim along with zoot...mmmm....
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