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Author Topic: Bits Du Jour and GAOTD one-day deals  (Read 11477 times)
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2008, 09:26:41 AM »

Screen Measurement Pack (Screen Calipers, Screen Protractor and Screen Compass) was mentioned in his first post almost a year ago. I for one would sure like to see this bundle offered at Bits du Jour again!  thumbs up

We will certainly have the Iconico products up on Bits du Jour again, we did a few over Christmas but we'll have the pack up at some point. I coded the measurement tools and most of what you see on Iconico, some of the apps date back to 2000. Nice to be here too guys.
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2008, 03:24:19 AM »

Sounds like a good idea to me.  Not sure I fully understand the posts against this idea.

I just think it would be nice to have a place to take a quick glance and see if something we really like is being offered.  I have a number of such sites in FeedDemon and I try to take a look daily  Now I don't know about anyone else here but I seem to miss my daily glance just when one of those sites are offering a program I would have loved to try out. Just my misfortune, I guess!!

But I'm here at DC daily and don't think I'd miss anything at all if there was a daily "reminder" here.

Personally I like Carol's ticker idea!!

Thanks!

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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2008, 05:06:30 AM »

Maybe we could have a fixed thread a la "Did you try and can you recommend today's offer?"
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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2008, 10:25:28 AM »

I'm at work and busy, but I notice no one has posted today's GOTD. I'm going to grab it when I get home tonight.

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PowerCmd is a modern and sleek Windows Command Prompt Replacement that allows you to run multiple consoles within a single tabbed window. You can easily organize console windows, use Windows style text editing behavior, auto-save logs, highlight keywords, configure font and colors, customize a toolbar for frequently used commands or tools, shift to a very nice full screen mode, and get much more functionalities.

With much more powerful user interface than Windows Command Prompt, PowerCmd makes the console convenient and friendly.

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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2008, 01:33:07 PM »

I'm going to grab it when I get home tonight.

Me too. I've been trying to like the open-source Console2 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/console/), which has a similar idea, but it's been a little too buggy.  I'm also considering trying the new (and rather pricey) TakeCommand 9 from JP Software (http://www.jpsoft.com/) which has a similar capability of 'en-tabbing' console windows.

Is anyone successfully using any of these console wranglers?
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« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2008, 01:44:09 PM »

I just grabbed and activated PowerCommand - really nice. I have a licence for TakeCommand/4NT 8 and I really like it as well. However, I can no longer justify the price - upgrades are $45 and come about once a year, so keeping up to date is expensive. I also have a licence for PromptPal, courtesy of Bits du Jour. Given the huge spread in price between PromptPal and PowerCMD on one hand and TakeCommand on the other, I'd suggest that you try the GAOTD. If you don't like it, try PromptPal, which I have been very happy with... (but I'm hardly a power command line user).

EDIT: added some words here and there to improve clarity/readability. Corrected some typos.
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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2008, 01:50:33 PM »

PromptPal is what I currently own/use and am very happy with it. I am certain that if there are some features in PowerCMD that are useful the PromptPal folks might look at adding them to their product. But nobody should have any reservations about purchasing PromptPal if they have been thinking about it.
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« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2008, 02:52:51 PM »

I forgot about PromptPal - I tried it awhile back and decided not to buy, but I honestly can't remember what the deal killer was.  I may have to try it again.
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« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2008, 03:01:00 PM »

I was using prompt pal, and was very happy with it with a few exceptions (the fact that it opens a cmd window at time to execute the commands sucks).  I still use it quite a bit, but lately I've been using cygwin more and more... I just downloaded powershell and am going to take a look at it... from what a friend says, it might be better than both...
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« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2008, 06:21:08 PM »

I couldn't resist PromptPal for the $14.95 I paid for it, and I've not had any regrets. However, honesty compels me to highlight again that I am hardly a power user and to note that I have a combo of TCI and 4NT v.8 setup as my regular use command-line replacement. My only beef with it is the price...!
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« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2008, 08:28:21 AM »

I too purchased PromptPal, and is quite fond of it. However, I would have looked elsewhere if there were no rebate. For example at the brand new German ColorConsole version 1.0. At first I thought this was merely about colorizing the console, but looking at the help page, Consolen Commands, I realized it is more - this is really an impressive help page!

Give a little study to the help page, and be impressed too!

http://www.softwareok.com...sole&language=english
http://www.softwareok.com...sole/console_help_english

Freeware.
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« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2009, 02:23:02 PM »

PowerCMD is on offer again on Bits du Jour for Tuesday 10th Nov. 2009, for $9.99 instead of regular $29.95.
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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2009, 03:49:14 PM »




very fine price!
Did they stop developing or is a new one coming soon, or is it soon to be x'mas?
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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2009, 04:06:56 PM »

... For example at the brand new German ColorConsole version 1.0. ...., I realized it is more - this is really an impressive help page!
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Give a little study to the help page, and be impressed too!
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- Today I re-visited the site (ColorConsole is now version 1.62) and got even more impressed! This guy is not unknown to us; he is the author of the well-reputated Q-Dir and many other programs!

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