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Author Topic: NANY 2009 Release: PowerCircle  (Read 10648 times)
NinJA999
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« on: December 31, 2008, 05:00:04 PM »

NANY 2009 Entry Information

Application Name PowerCircle
Version 1.0
Short Description Circular battery monitor
Supported OSes Windows with .NET
Web Page http://powercircle.aldwin.us/
Download Link http://powercircle.aldwin.us/PowerCircle_v1.2.zip
System Requirements
  • Windows (probably 2000+)
  • .NET
Version History
  • 12/31/08 - v1.0 Released
  • v1.1 Released
  • v1.2 Released
Author NinJA999/Shaken Software


Description
I needed a battery monitor that fit into my desktop.  While I use RainMeter and like some of those meters, I figured I'd make my own.

Features
It's easy to monitor battery remaining with PowerCircle, complete with:
  • Transparent Background
  • Different Sizes
  • Color Customization
PowerCircle easily blends into a desktop.

Planned Features
Maybe a low-power alarm or something.

Screenshots


Usage
Installation
Unzip it and run PowerCircle.exe

Using the Application
Left-clicking allows one to move the application.
Right-clicking allows one to access the menu.

Uninstallation
Delete the files

Known Issues
The transparency doesn't work perfectly on the text.
(not really a program issue) I didn't have time to make the website awesome.  Right now it's just the picture above and a link.  Sad

* PowerCircle_v1.0.zip (8.92 KB - downloaded 397 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 06:19:46 PM »

Looking nice  Thmbsup ...

Power Meter Plus was just featured on lifehacker and the initial feedback is positive... maybe you want to draw attention to your little gadget?
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 01:00:38 AM »

Thanks, glad you like it.  It was programmed in just a couple of days, because I was way too busy.  I feel like it's not up to the caliber of the other entries, but I use it myself, just in a corner of the screen on small.

I'm not sure mine can even stand up to the one featured on Lifehacker; that said, mine can fit into a smaller space (on the small setting)...
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 01:35:27 AM »

i love the look of it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 12:28:47 PM »

Thanks!

It looks worse in the picture because of the compression--the circle is actually pretty smooth.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 04:05:05 AM »

Nice idea. Seems to be off by 1% though. e.g. when GetSystemPowerStatus says there's 83% left, PowerCircle says there's 82% left.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 05:58:36 AM »

I use PowerCircle on my work laptop when I'm on battery because I know my battery will barely last past an hour, so it's great to have a simple visual indication of my battery remaining.

Great Work Thmbsup

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 12:00:00 PM »

ok
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2014, 05:10:41 PM »

This is working on Win8 and has a pretty accurate and readable display even in the ALT-TAB preview -unlike some clocks and other programs (gnash-gnash, moan-moan). I wish other programs could be so readily (to coin a word) glance-able.

As a feature request I would suggest the user could pick a different colour to show when the computer is plugged in and charging. So if the plug isn't switched on or the cable isn't firmly in -that would be obvious. I'm already so chuffed about the preview thing but that feature request would make it practically perfect!
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