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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 16, 2014, 03:50:14 PM
I tried Rainlender, and it would be great if I were looking for a basic attractive desktop widget, whose sole purpose was showing me the month at a glance (and filling my desktop with eye candy), but for what I need, even with looking through a collection or 2 of skins, I couldn't find anything that made it a large enough window to be functional. (I am not running 800x600 here)
I agree an option for a bigger window would be nice.  As you're an artist, had you considered making your own Rainlendar skin?  I don't know what's involved in that, though.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for desktop calendar software that can sync with Google Calendar on: September 14, 2014, 04:15:10 PM
Rainlendar should work; you'd need the Pro version, but it's under $15 at the time of writing.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for desktop calendar software that can sync with Google Calendar on: September 14, 2014, 12:03:01 PM
I think EssentialPIM (EPIM) can do what you want, though you might need their Supplementary Apps EPIM Synchronizer.  However, it's a full PIM, so might be more than you want.  At least there's a free version to try.

As I recall it, cranioscopical is a big fan of VueMinder.  You might try searching DC for earlier posts.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ‘Cyborg Unplug’ Is a Personal Jammer Against Drones, Glassholes on: September 10, 2014, 03:35:39 PM
if you're filming me without my knowledge/consent...then you're violating my privacy.
As wraith points out, here in the UK we are constantly surveilled.  On the other hand, and as I understand UK law, if you're in a public place, your face is photographically public property.  "Public" is underlined because a lot of places you'd think are public, aren't; commonly shopping centres that are privately owned.  Despite the law there's been much aggravation in recent years from over-zealous police citing terrorism and from anti-paedophile vigilantism.  UK magazine Amateur Photographer has been campaigning against police abuse.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Way to hide a desktop icon temporarily? on: September 07, 2014, 04:02:56 PM
Has anyone found an easy to use replacement Daemon that doesn't have all the baggage and instabilities/quirks of Task Scheduler?
I don't know if these would solve all your problems, but have you tried:
  • Searching DC for previous threads  smiley  Several mention alternatives.
  • PowerPro
  • Kirby Alarm Pro Payware; there's also a cheaper Lite version I haven't tried, and an old free version.
PowerPro worked a treat on Windows XP, but wasn't ready for UAC at the time I bought a Vista laptop.  Because it was awkward back then I changed to Kirby Alarm Pro, which worked perfectly well even with UAC On.  Since then there have been first workarounds, then improvements to PowerPro itself.  Given those, and that PowerPro is free, you might look at it first.  The scheduler module in PowerPro and Kirby Alarm Pro look to me to have very similar functionality, except that KA can run as a Windows service, if you need that.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 05, 2014, 04:47:27 PM
If you're happy with eM Client, great.  FWIW here are a couple of belated thoughts:

  • EssentialPIM
    Free and payware versions; a bit "cloudy"
  • Rainlendar
    Excellent; free and (dirt cheap) payware versions; not so "cloudy"  smiley  don't overlook the galleries, as the skins make a big difference to appearance, and I think some have more features than others.
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Please help me find that utility - "Something" To TXT ? on: September 05, 2014, 04:26:23 PM
Pity people didn't adopt the DESCRIPT.ION near-standard from 4DOS  Sad
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 05, 2014, 04:20:31 PM
WOT gave that site a terrible rating; correct, or overkill (not unknown with WOT)?
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 02, 2014, 05:25:00 PM
Does anyone happen to know of some desktop calendar software (freeware) that can display events with a date range, as stripes similar to this
I run Vista Home Premium, 32-bit, UAC On, user account; it has a calendar built in that looks like a cut down version of Outlook's.  It doesn't look as good as your WordPress plugin or eM Client, but it might be worth a quick look.  Mine resides in location  c:\Program Files\Windows Calendar\WinCal.exe
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: Finding the path of a file on your computer on: September 01, 2014, 03:20:15 PM
I suggest you investigate Listary Pro, but you would indeed need the Pro version ($19.95, life-time updates for free for all future versions).  Left-click on my Listary Pro tray icon, click Recent:
Take a look at the plethora of detailed screenshots and videos on their web site.  Listary Pro has a built-in file search that works with Windows Explorer.
11  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.
12  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...
13  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...
14  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.

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

link to jgpaiva's AHK tools

Harrie's review of Instant Text, and following posts

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

15  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:
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.
16  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:
17  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
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...
18  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.
19  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?
20  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.
21  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.
22  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:
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:

 https://sourceforge.net/p...ice/files/diamond/binary/ Thanks for your interest.

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.
23  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:
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,

24  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.
25  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:

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?
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