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Re: software i love
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2006, 03:19:50 PM »
just add a comment -
the author of Search (which is shareware), has also been very generous in making quite a few of his programming components for delphi and c++ builder freely available for others.  seems like a nice guy.

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Re: software i love
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2006, 04:25:32 AM »
How would you rate Search against WAnyWord, which is free?
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I haven't tried Search, but see it only presents one-liner results.  GREPs have lots of uses, but if I'm trying to extract information from text  documents I like to have at least a few lines of context, which WAnyWord does.  He even "does a Mouser" and lists his competitors  :)


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Re: software i love
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2006, 06:38:50 AM »
I took a look but don't have time to really put WanyWord through its paces.  I personally like the interface of Search much better, where all your options are visible all the time.  It looks to me like WanyWord has a lot of power, but taking advantage of it might be a bit of a pain.

Search comes with an editor that can be configured to open the found file and go to the first find (with surrounding lines).

Does WanyWord support true regular expression searches?  I couldn't find a mention in the Help file.

He does mention his competitors - apparently Search doesn't qualify (Search32 is a different program).
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Re: software i love
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2006, 04:12:36 AM »
I took a look but don't have time to really put WanyWord through its paces.  I personally like the interface of Search much better, where all your options are visible all the time.  It looks to me like WanyWord has a lot of power, but taking advantage of it might be a bit of a pain.

It's not perfect.  I still prefer my DOS programs, partly because I'm more used to them, but most people insist on WinGUI and WAnyWord is the best I've seen.

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Search comes with an editor that can be configured to open the found file and go to the first find (with surrounding lines).

When just searching for text, I often prefer not to be given the chance to accidentally change it  ;)

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Does WanyWord support true regular expression searches?  I couldn't find a mention in the Help file.

I don't think so.  While those are useful in GREPs, I often prefer the Boolean logic that WAnyWord does have for extracting information from text files.

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He does mention his competitors - apparently Search doesn't qualify (Search32 is a different program).

Probably not aware of it; too many programs, too little time...

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Re: software i love
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2006, 02:37:00 AM »
I'll choose my graphic programs,just starting to wet my beak...


Artweaver
http://www.artweaver.de/    Really impressive graphics program,similar to Paint.NET,but better imho.

Inkscape
http://www.inkscape.org/        This is by far the coolest Program i've downloaded in the last couple of years.Been using it a couple of months now and still i stumble upon new features.

PhotoFiltre
http://www.photofiltre.com/  Feature rich,no layers though,have to upgrade to PhotoFiltre Studio for that,but still plenty of plugins and it's easy to sort around the interface.

Paint.NET
http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/  Good stuff,not perfect yet,but what is?

ScreenshotCaptor-Installed it for the first time,and i'm impressed.You actually beat Techsmith's Snagit to the
save as Pdf finish line,they just started offering it in Version 8.ScreenshotCaptor also has alot of other features not found in Snagit,good work. :Thmbsup: