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Author Topic: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder  (Read 3666 times)

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Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« on: April 19, 2006, 01:15:51 PM »
There's a nice plug for DC in the current issue (#132, April 20, 2006) of Gizmo Richards' Support Alert Newsletter. (If you're interested, subscription info is available at http://www.techsuppo...subscribers_area.htm)

Under the "Top Tech Sites and Resources" heading, there is this blurb:
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1.8 Lots of Clever Free Utilities

The Donation Coder site is offering hundreds of free utilities all full-featured with no nag screens. They use a novel licensing system: you have to register to get a free license key which allows you to download any number of programs on the site. This key lasts six months after which you must return to the site to download another free license key. After a year you are given a permanent license. Alternatively, you can make a once-up donation of any size and get a permanent key straight away. It's a clever and ethical way to encourage users to recognize the work done by freeware authors and I support it fully. The quality of the utility programs offered is very high and a number are unique in what they do. Highly recommended.
http://www.donationcoder.com
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Preaching to the choir here, of course, but maybe it will produce some new visitors and members.

Rick

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Re: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2006, 01:23:24 PM »
what a nice thing to read!!!  :Thmbsup:
that is so cool that he really understood what we are trying to do here :-*

welcome to all Support Alert readers, happy to have you around, pull up a chair and make yourself at home!

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Re: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2006, 01:24:19 PM »
Cool! He didn't get it totally right ("hundreds" must include the Coding Snacks, and while they are great, they don't need a key code to be entered), but it's still a nice description that should create some interest!

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Re: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2006, 08:44:25 PM »
At item 6 it has:
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6.1 Novel Program Launcher Delivers the Goods
Look at any user's desktop and there's a good chance you will see it littered with shortcuts to commonly used programs. That's fine but if you have too many it can take quite a while to find what you want.

Many folks address this problem by using an application launcher. Commonly these employ a dockable toolbar containing shortcuts to various programs on the PC. The toolbar can usually be hidden so it doesn't take up desktop space.

I've never been keen on these things as often they achieve little more than what's available from the Windows Start menu.

However, I've found an application launcher that actually really works. It's called Find&Run Robot....

Two good mentions!! :)



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Re: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2006, 10:59:17 PM »
I saw it too! I came here to see if you already found it. Cool!

He puts out a great newsletter.

Devoted to promoting freeware and free information

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Re: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2006, 12:40:16 AM »
Yup, that's how *I* got here. Don't know exactly what I'll find because I'm not very advanced, but I'm trying to educate myself. Thanks for the nice welcome.

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Re: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2006, 05:25:06 AM »
Yup, that's how *I* got here. Don't know exactly what I'll find because I'm not very advanced, but I'm trying to educate myself. Thanks for the nice welcome.

Welcome to town ;) You don't have to be advanced to join in -- and I'm sure you'll have no problem finding someone to answer any questions you may have.

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Re: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2006, 05:43:35 AM »
Well - that does look nice doesn't it ... Mouser be proud (if you had a halo I'd polish it for you  :-\)

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Re: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2006, 08:20:51 AM »
Yup, that's how *I* got here. Don't know exactly what I'll find because I'm not very advanced, but I'm trying to educate myself. Thanks for the nice welcome.
You could start with http://www.donationc...m/Software/Skrommel/ after you checked the obvious stuff like Screenshot Captor etc. from http://www.donationc.../Software/index.html .

:)

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Re: Support Alert Newsletter recommends DonationCoder
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2006, 07:30:29 AM »
just wanted to mention i emailed gizmo and he seemed like a great guy.

ps. i just realized that we've mentioned his excellent freeware list page several times in the past but i didn't realize he was the same person doing the newsletter.. very cool.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/ is definitely a must visit site.