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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 24, 2014, 04:01:15 PM
The free version of 4DOS is TCC/LE by JP Software.  Here's a DC thread on it:  Take Command Console LE from JPSoft
For a free powercmd-alike (I think) here's a DC thread on Console:  console: a great CMD.exe replacement application.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: simple file (dll) searcher on: August 22, 2014, 03:29:45 PM
yes the 'wildcard' option works!
where do you put the filename you're searching for?
That's where you'd put it, in the Files Wildcard box that I marked in the image.  But I see all is lost; you have been assimilated by FARR of Borg...
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: [Solved] Easy way to mark file as done on: August 21, 2014, 05:08:25 PM
It would still be nice to have an optional way of colouring "done" or read-only file differently from the rest.  Maybe there are ways to do that in advanced file managers...
4  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: best code snippet tool that works with any program on: August 21, 2014, 04:56:42 PM
Any other suggestion similar to this?
[Edit at UK time 2014-08-22, 11:06:-]
Better suggestion than below: just try searching DC for snippets.  That will find numerous existing threads.
[/Edit]

The obvious one is PhraseExpress, which is free for personal use.  I've not actually used any free ones that use templates or macros, that you don't know about already.  However, some suggestions:
  • Comfort Keys
    Shareware.  I only briefly tried its template feature and seem to recall I found it a bit limited for what I wanted at the time.  Try before you buy...
  • TwinkiePaste
    Shareware, modestly priced.  Not tried by me.
  • AceText
    Shareware by the author of the famous EditPad editors. Not tried by me.
  • Text Accelerator
    Shareware, modestly priced, by the author of True Launch Bar.  Not tried by me. 
  • NoteTab Light
    This is an indirect solution.  NoteTab Light is a free text editor. You need the payware Pro version to get the full macro language, with extended clipboard functionality, but the free version should be enough to see if it's feasible to use it to make your own templates and snippets and send them to the clipboard.

Why not review some of DC's many threads on text expanders?  Here are some older ones to start you off:

jgpaiva's abbreviations importer
http://www.donationcoder....bb/index.php?topic=2598.0

link to jgpaiva's AHK tools
http://www.donationcoder....bb/index.php?topic=3461.0

Harrie's review of Instant Text, and following posts
http://www.donationcoder....bb/index.php?topic=2631.0

Word AutoCompleter
http://www.donationcoder....opic=1036.msg6713#msg6713 (mentions IntelliComplete, AutoTyping, LetMeType, AllChars, Type Pilot)

Auspex
http://www.donationcoder....25182.msg231091#msg231091
5  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: best code snippet tool that works with any program on: August 20, 2014, 05:07:19 PM
other option is ArsClip http://www.joejoesoft.com/vcms/97/ but it is more of a clipboard manager application though it has permanent clip feature with variables and also hard to grasp at once.
ArsClip is great, but I haven't tried it with variables.  There are many threads on DC about text expanders...  some of them heated.

There does not seem to be any simple dedicated free snippet code manager with variable support out there.
You might check out Konrad Papala's Ka Type In, which is free, but I don't know if its concept of variables matches yours, and it's getting quite old:
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Ka Type In lets you define frequently used text snippets, ready to be typed into any application, document, web form. Just create a set of items, like e-mail addresses, zip code, phone number, etc. and you'll never have to type it again. The application can also auto-complete sentences, for example you can enter "Bes" and hit Ctrl+; (customizable) to expand it to "Best regards...".

In addition, you can create more sophisticated templates - with variables, which will cause a form to be shown, enabling you to setup those variables.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: simple file (dll) searcher on: August 20, 2014, 04:50:50 PM
Here's an example using Nir Sofer's freeware SearchMyFiles, which uses separate windows for parameters and results:
[attachthumb=1]
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fastest note taking tool? on: August 13, 2014, 09:43:57 AM
Notation might fit the bill. [...] I'm also hoping for some form of Dropbox sync feature..
Their Web page says
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Portability: Keep your notes synced among your devices using Simplenote
I wish people would routinely produce no-install versions, so much easier to make quick tests...
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fastest note taking tool? on: August 12, 2014, 03:26:48 PM
+1 for CintaNotes  Thmbsup

NotesHolder is nice, but I gave up on it because one version of NotesHolder Pro kept getting flagged as a virus (oddly, the free version didn't), because of the aforementioned lack of developer response/updating, and because trying to use its reminder feature was driving me round the bend.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Current web-based RSS readers - What is your pick? on: August 11, 2014, 05:15:35 PM
Abilon.com  ........... used it a long time, but it's hard to find now. Last seen on a site in Romania I think
Available on 321download.com here: Abilon
I thought it was desktop, not Web?
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: August 05, 2014, 03:28:42 PM
With your talent and experience, I would suggest that your time would be better spent developing a tool to reduce that 125kb byte count back to 5 or 6kb.
Edlin
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Looking for AutoPaste function on: August 01, 2014, 04:29:12 PM
Do you mean, any freestanding application that will accumulate all your clips into a single file, so you can eventually transfer the whole en masse to your main program?  If so, there are at least two different programs called PasteBoard that can do it, but both are quite old.  Probably better now, install something like one of the NoteTab editors, which can be set to define a file as a "clipboard catcher" paste board.

Another approach might be to use CHS main menu Edit -> Merge Selected Clips.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 28, 2014, 03:38:14 PM
I clicked Column Mode in edit menu.  But I sure can't figure out how to select a column.
The basic editor window looks interesting.  But also I notice no RegEx support in search.
Quoting part of another message in the Yahoo! Group for Crimson Editor:
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By column mode I am guessing you are referring to column copy, cut, and paste. Yes, this is in Diamond however right now it works by using the keyboard, not the mouse. The mouse of course works everywhere else. This task is a bit complicated but it will get there. I wanted to announce Diamond and see how it is received.

Please feel free to download and give Diamond a spin. If you just want to read some  documentation here is a link:

http://sourceforge.net/pr.../diamond_doc.zip/download 
 https://sourceforge.net/p...ice/files/diamond/binary/ Thanks for your interest.

Barbara
I tried Diamond 1.1 on Vista Home Premium last night, and found that it currently only does Unix line ends, not Windows CR/LF.  I immediately uninstalled it...  a bit unkind, perhaps, especially as it's a very young project.  I wish they'd make it no-install, so testing new versions didn't involve Windows installation tedium.

But also I notice no RegEx support in search.
Later versions of Crimson Editor (since 2002!) do have regexps; see the What's New listing on Homepage of Crimson Editor.

I had good service from Crimson Editor at work a few years back, and therefore have an affection for it.  However, I'd guess most people will point you to Notepad++.  NPP is, after all, a genuinely active project.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 27, 2014, 04:18:51 PM
From a post in the Crimson Editor Yahoo! Group:
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Since development of the Crimson Editor ceased several years ago, I decided it was time to create a new project with similar features and functionality.

I am officially announcing the Diamond Editor.
 
Diamond is a full editor capable of running on Windows, X11, and OS X. Diamond was designed and developed in C++ and is available for the following platforms:

Windows 32 bit Windows 64 bit
Debian (Wheezy) Fedora 20 Ubuntu 14.04
OS X 10.7

Windows installers, binaries for X11, and a dmg for OS X can be downloaded from: http://sourceforge.net/pr...ice/files/diamond/binary/

Diamond is open source and released under the GPL. Any questions and comments can be posted on the discussion area on the SourceForge  forum: http://sourceforge.net/p/...rspice/discussion-diamond https://sourceforge.net/p...on-diamond/?source=navbar 
Thank you,

 Barbara
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AUSPEX (Text expander with regexp features) on: July 26, 2014, 04:34:18 PM
Instant Text 7 Pro with an interesting feature : automatic glossary creation. But I think this last program don't have the regexp feature.
I just checked IT7's Help file and can find no mention of regular expressions.  Personally, I don't see the need for regexps in a text expander.  You might be better served by trying a bulk search-and-replace tool, something like HandyFile Find And Replace (HFFR), which does support them.
15  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / NoteFrog lifetime license $9.95 - but no new licenses ever after?? on: July 11, 2014, 03:27:34 PM
I've never seen this happen to a software license before  ohmy  My italics:

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Happy birthday Frog!
Posted by berry – July 10, 2014

The Frog is 6 years old. Not too bad for the amphibian. Not bad for most software either.

In celebration, we’re offering a NoteFrog license at the incredible price of $9.95 and also introducing – NoteFrog “friends and family” licensing.

From now until the end of the promotion, licensing is an “in perpetuity” (Lifetime) license. You may use NoteFrog forever and will be entitled to any and all future versions offered. And, yes, there will be future versions offered. We use NoteFrog ourselves and will continue to improve it and add features. Version 3 is currently in beta testing and features AES128 database encryption as an option for those of you concerned about the privacy/security of your NoteFrog library. We are also working on the inclusion of HTML data in the library. These and other improvements will be available to all registered users.

All NoteFrog development will continue to be made available to our licensees, but following this policy transition we will no longer be actively marketing/selling NoteFrog. All NoteFrog upgrades will be limited to the existing “family” of users.

Quite a few of our current licensees are word-of-mouth customers. They’ve joined the NoteFrog family as a result of a recommendation from a family member, friend or associate. We appreciate the loyalty of our customer base, so we will continue to make NoteFrog available to your “friends and family” based on a recommendation from you, our customers. Simply send us the email address for your NoteFrog “friends and family” license request using your NoteFrog registration email account and we will send them an email link allowing them to purchase NoteFrog at the “friends and family” license price, currently $15.95. This “friends and family” referral will be the only way to obtain a NoteFrog license after the current promotion period.

Help spread the word, and the word is “The Frog is having a sale.”

But don’t delay. When the sale is over, it’s over.

No time period quoted for the promo?
16  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: July 11, 2014, 03:19:41 PM
The latest NoteFrogBlog post leaves me bemused:

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Happy birthday Frog!
Posted by berry – July 10, 2014

The Frog is 6 years old. Not too bad for the amphibian. Not bad for most software either.

In celebration, we’re offering a NoteFrog license at the incredible price of $9.95 and also introducing – NoteFrog “friends and family” licensing.

From now until the end of the promotion, licensing is an “in perpetuity” (Lifetime) license. You may use NoteFrog forever and will be entitled to any and all future versions offered. And, yes, there will be future versions offered. We use NoteFrog ourselves and will continue to improve it and add features. Version 3 is currently in beta testing and features AES128 database encryption as an option for those of you concerned about the privacy/security of your NoteFrog library. We are also working on the inclusion of HTML data in the library. These and other improvements will be available to all registered users.

All NoteFrog development will continue to be made available to our licensees, but following this policy transition we will no longer be actively marketing/selling NoteFrog. All NoteFrog upgrades will be limited to the existing “family” of users.

Quite a few of our current licensees are word-of-mouth customers. They’ve joined the NoteFrog family as a result of a recommendation from a family member, friend or associate. We appreciate the loyalty of our customer base, so we will continue to make NoteFrog available to your “friends and family” based on a recommendation from you, our customers. Simply send us the email address for your NoteFrog “friends and family” license request using your NoteFrog registration email account and we will send them an email link allowing them to purchase NoteFrog at the “friends and family” license price, currently $15.95. This “friends and family” referral will be the only way to obtain a NoteFrog license after the current promotion period.

Help spread the word, and the word is “The Frog is having a sale.”

But don’t delay. When the sale is over, it’s over.
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Easy Script to move all loose files in a folder into it's alphabetic subfolder on: July 06, 2014, 11:13:51 AM
Can you change read/write permissions on the folders, or get your sysadmin to do it for you?  [...]

+1  Requires no simulated thought on the part of the users smiley
Also prevent them from drag-and-dropping subfolders into the wrong places, and send a subtle hint that they should listen when asked to put the files in the right alphabetic slots  smiley
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / CintaNotes Lifetime PRO License on: July 04, 2014, 05:10:59 PM
Quoting the CintaNotes newsletter dated 23 June 2014, 11:19:45

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http://us6.campaign-archi...aa18204e&e=13f0b2ddef
http://cintanotes.us6.lis...bb01d588&e=13f0b2ddef


** Introducing CintaNotes Lifetime PRO License
------------------------------------------------------------
If you have a CintaNotes PRO license, you're probably not exactly jubilant about having to renew your license every year to continue receving new versions.

Many users have requested us to provide an option for a so-called lifetime license: pay a bit more upfront, then receive free updates for life. No more worries about the license key being not valid for a new version - only stress-free note taking.

We have pondered on the idea and have finally decided to give it a try. So I'm glad to say that, effective today, we make the CintaNotes Lifetime PRO license available!

The price for this license is higher than for a regular license: 119 USD for new customers, and 79.99 USD for existing customers. Why is it so much higher? Because we've learned from mistakes of others: in the past, many good software products disappeared because their authors had set the price of a lifetime license too low. And then had to abandon any further development, because the flow of new customers just wasn't strong enough. We wouldn't want this to happen to CintaNotes. So I'd like to stress this out: we offer this more as a convenience option, not as a discount.
Feature-wise there is no difference between PRO and Lifetime PRO. The only difference will be that Lifetime PRO license holders will enjoy priority technical support.
Here are the relevant links for the interested:
Buy the Lifetime PRO license (http://cintanotes.us6.lis...e33e03d0&e=13f0b2ddef)
Upgrade from regular PRO license to the Lifetime PRO license (http://cintanotes.us6.lis...e8c055e6&e=13f0b2ddef)

Copyright © 2014 Cinta Software / Sitex OOO, All rights reserved.
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Easy Script to move all loose files in a folder into it's alphabetic subfolder on: July 04, 2014, 04:30:40 PM
Wish there as a rule I could enforce on a folder that would not allow any files (OR additional folders for that matter) to be added at the top level.  This would force the users to put them in the alphabetic sub-directories they belong in so I would not have to clean up after them.
While "wishing" the next thing would be a way to PREVENT certain people with "sticky fingers" from accidentally dragging one or more of the subdirectories down to the next level inside another subdirectory
Can you change read/write permissions on the folders, or get your sysadmin to do it for you?  I'm wondering if it would help to partially invert the logic.  That is, force  all users to write into the top-level or another holding folder, by giving them write permissions to that one only, with read-only permissions to the alphabetized folders inside.  Then, keep running your script as before on a schedule or via File Notify.  That way, everyone only need remember a single target location, the only one they can write to anyway, and the script moves the files into their correct destinations automatically.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend less known macro apps and text expanders on: June 27, 2014, 04:57:11 PM
A few month ago I discovered FastKeys. It is written in AutoHotkey.
So are jgpaiva's abbreviations importer and Texter, mentioned previously.  AHK seems good for text expansion; I used it myself for a while.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend less known macro apps and text expanders on: June 27, 2014, 04:55:15 PM
Comfort Keys will definitely work as a text completer and a text expander.
Completer, easy; Enable Word Autocomplete from the right-click menu.  Thank you for drawing my attention to its expander feature, which comes via its Template Manager.  There's more in that than I thought, but I'd prefer expansion to work in the same way as Typing Assistant, Breevy and others do, i.e., expansion is or can be triggered by space or punctuation mark rather than having to always use a special key to pop up a menu, then find your short form.  Breevy gives you three options for Replace typed abbreviation: (1) Immediately, (2) After the trigger key is pressed (like Comfort Keys), and (3) After a word-ending character is typed, with configuration options for what is considered a word-ending character.

the options for this program need a real overhaul. Options that should be grouped together aren't.
Agreed.  Perhaps that's because of it being an omnibus edition of Comfort Keys, On-Screen Keyboard, Clipboard and Comfort Typing, though I'd have expected text completion and expansion to be grouped together in Comfort Typing anyway.
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Pasting screenshots in some of the MS Office products on: June 19, 2014, 04:15:29 PM
where CHS is not saving the correct DPI value.
er...  SSC?
23  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: June 15, 2014, 03:50:37 PM
Humph.  Latest blog post Version 3 planning says, in part:
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The major changes in the initial implementation are:
* Support for encrypted (aes128) libraries
* Removal of reminders
* Removal of clipboard collection support under Windows XP
So it's mostly encryption, plus removing "legacy problems."  I was hoping that HTML note type would appear, but no mention here.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend less known macro apps and text expanders on: June 15, 2014, 03:43:39 PM
[Edit at UK time 2014-06-16, 21:18:-]
Apologies if my original post was terse to the point of enigmatic.  DC has several earlier threads on text expanders, and I presumed that you'd be familiar with them.

Corrected John Knowles' links; he has his own domain now.
[/Edit]

BTW, here is a list containing more text expanders/completers etc.

TwinkiePaste http://www.amlpages.com/twinkiepaste.shtml
Auto Text Expander  http://www.autotextexpander.com/  Do not confuse with;
AutoText Typing Assistant  http://www.autotext-software.com/  (freeware by the PhraseExpress people)
Text Accelerator  http://www.textaccelerator.com/
TypeMate  http://www.typemate.net/
Direct Access  http://www.nagarsoft.com/
RoboType 4  http://www.pcmag.com/arti...le2/0,2817,2380508,00.asp
Rocket Typing  http://www.easy-to-use-so...re.com/html/rocket-typing
Typing Buddy  http://www.supernova-soft...hp/products/speed_typing/
FastFox Typing Expander  http://www.nch.com.au/fastfox/index.html
Type Booster  http://www.typebooster.com/index.php
Smart Type Assistant  http://blazingtools.com/sta.html
SuperKeys  http://www.vellosoft.com/index.php
Typing Assistant  http://www.sumitsoft.com/index.htm
Comfort Software  http://www.comfort-software.com/
Texter  http://lifehacker.com/sof...texter-windows-238306.php  (written in AHK; cf. jgpaiva's AHK tool, see below

Earlier Donation Coder threads, which deal with text expanders, completers and the
like:

jgpaiva's abbreviations importer
http://www.donationcoder....bb/index.php?topic=2598.0
link to jgpaiva's AHK tools
http://www.donationcoder....bb/index.php?topic=3461.0

Harrie's review of Instant Text, and following posts
http://www.donationcoder....bb/index.php?topic=2631.0

Word AutoCompleter
http://www.donationcoder....opic=1036.msg6713#msg6713 (mentions IntelliComplete, AutoTyping, LetMeType, AllChars, Type Pilot)

Auspex
http://www.donationcoder....25182.msg231091#msg231091

External links:

Productivity Talk - Harrie's own forum site for (primarily) Medical
Transcriptionists
http://www.productivitytalk.com/

Jon Knowles site on typing productivity
http://jonknowles.net/

Jon Knowles' ABCZ typing abbreviation system
http://jonknowles.net/abczrule.htm
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend less known macro apps and text expanders on: June 15, 2014, 03:25:32 PM
please help me understand the differences between text completion, text expansion, and text correction. I looked at the product pages for IT, Breevy, and Typing Assistant and Comfort Keys *appears* to do most of what they can do, but I could be overlooking something.
Here's the post I was too lazy to look for earlier:  Re: Instant Text V Pro - more than the usual features of a text expander
My gloss on that:
  • Text completer
    Program comes with a dictionary.  You start typing, program offers a choice of full-text alternatives starting with the stem you've typed, on a "live search," "find as you type" basis.
  • Text expander
    Program allows you to create your own arbitrary shorthand forms matched to full text: e.g. "ys" = "Yours sincerely"
  • Text corrector
    You make a typo, program automatically corrects it: e.g. "teh" = "the"
Not all programs offer all features.  By these definitions, I believe Comfort Keys only offers text completion, last time I looked.
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