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Question: What is your most used program? (listed, top to bottom, by popularity as of 8-29-07. excludes web browsers.)
FARR - 21 (31.3%)
DOpus - 19 (28.4%)
Autohotkey - 9 (13.4%)
xplorer2 - 8 (11.9%)
A tie between Foobar, RoboForm, The Bat, Total Commander and Website Watcher - 10 (14.9%)
Total Voters: 67

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« Reply #125 on: September 01, 2007, 03:23:32 AM »

http://www.kaylon.com/power.html (the best bookmark manager I know)
Latest download is dated 12/02/2002, is it still alive?

I sure do hope so, i sent em some money today lol my trial was over, but the firefox update was done last year so they at least still look at it
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« Reply #126 on: September 01, 2007, 07:37:41 AM »

I don't know about this poll.. i liked it better without trying to find a "winner".. just my 2 cents

But you're winning so don't complain! Grin
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« Reply #127 on: September 01, 2007, 07:51:33 AM »

http://www.kaylon.com/power.html (the best bookmark manager I know)
Latest download is dated 12/02/2002, is it still alive?
Yes, Powermarks is still very much alive.  Their most recent versions have been for making Powermarks work with Firefox.  I downloaded build 387 early this year, probably to make Powermarks compatible with Firefox 2. 
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« Reply #128 on: September 01, 2007, 09:12:02 AM »

wreckedcarzz - perhaps you *should* add a "none of the above" option as there will be (probably a majority of) peope who do not use any of the listed apps and whose votes will not therefore be recorded. Afterall, the point of the poll is simply to get an idea of the most commonly used applications; a none of the above option will reflect this better.
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« Reply #129 on: September 01, 2007, 11:24:18 PM »

Armando, thanks for referring me to your other thread -- lots of interesting commentary there.  The problem you describe there is EXACTLY the one I've been struggling with for over a year -- along with the additional requirement to track my growing bibliography.

 I use askSAM myself, but now only for a database about Philippine monuments.  I just couldn't get it to do what I wanted, when it came to my book research project.  I'm now working with the new version of Biblioscape 7 -- now up to version 7.14, which seems to have fixed the bugs that were bothering me a few weeks ago.  And, as a result of this forum, I've just started using WhizFolders, which I hope will allow me to bring countless word, pdf and data files together.  We'll see...

Darwin, CbC isn't just for book start up.  I was already well into my project when I discovered it.  I cut & pasted all my chapters done up to that point into CbC.  I've discovered that even at the advanced stage of my work, I still move things around a bit -- and CbC makes that simple.  Also I like the chapter-by-chapter word count, which gives me a good sense of how far along I am.  Perhaps the most useful feature is one I haven't yet needed -- the ability to meld lots of separate chapter files into one single document, available for serious work -- pagination, headers-footers, endnotes, indexing, etc.

I am still searching for an easy way to save "versions" as I move along with each chapter.

Mouser, will be very interested to read your evaluation of CbC after you've had a chance to play around with it.

I'm amazed at how little information there is available about the various approaches to the problems Mouser describes.  Certainly, many writers face the same challenge -- but no one seems to have explored this problem and come up with several well-outlined options writers might follow.

Tom
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« Reply #130 on: September 02, 2007, 06:56:27 AM »

Thanks TomColvin - I'll take another look at CbC. I use WordToys to help plug some of the holes in Word 2003 (I like the workspaces concept, for example) but CbC might prove useful afterall.


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« Reply #131 on: September 02, 2007, 07:21:38 PM »

Thanks for the comments, Tom. Interesting stuff!

Maybe we could move this discussion to http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=9205.0
(If you want to, you could even copy and paste your post over there?...) (Edit : don't bother, Tom : I'll just quote you and link your quote to this thread!)
I will continue my reflexions over there.
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« Reply #132 on: September 10, 2007, 01:41:50 AM »

(Not counting Firefox and Opera)

1. XYplorer
2. Treepad
3. Calendarscope
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« Reply #133 on: September 10, 2007, 07:18:29 AM »

1. XYplorer
2. UltraEdit
3. Meskalin
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« Reply #134 on: September 10, 2007, 07:31:24 AM »

You might want to provide a link to Meskalin - it's a bit hard to google for Wink
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« Reply #135 on: September 10, 2007, 07:37:28 AM »

More generally, links are more than welcome for any software that is not well-known. A brief description could be nice too.
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« Reply #136 on: September 10, 2007, 08:13:59 AM »

1. XYplorer
2. UltraEdit
3. Meskalin
btw, what does http://Meskalin do?
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« Reply #137 on: September 10, 2007, 08:46:27 AM »

You might want to provide a link to Meskalin - it's a bit hard to google for Wink

It wasn't that hard  Wink

I searched for "meskalin software" and the first link I found was this: http://www.xbeat.net/meskalin/

It seems to be another program of Don (the author of XYplorer). As the website states "A brand-new imaging software that leaves no panty dry"  tongue
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« Reply #138 on: September 10, 2007, 08:52:32 AM »

the project seems to have ended in a dead-end.. it is stated there that "Meskalin will hit the market on October 1st 2004." but there is no links anywhere.. anyway, i'm none the wiser.. smiley

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« Reply #139 on: September 10, 2007, 08:57:07 AM »

It's not a question of being "hard" or not, it's just that nobody wants to spend time looking for software on Google when you don't even know what it's all about. Therefore, this link doesn't really give any information about Meskalin (no info, no download).
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« Reply #140 on: September 10, 2007, 09:54:40 AM »

I searched for "meskalin software" and the first link I found was this: http://www.xbeat.net/meskalin/
Yep, that's it. Sorry about stirring up this excitement about Meskalin. I was not aware that posts here are read that carefully.
Meskalin is nothing but a little screen loupe I wrote for myself but never published. I use it all the time to check color values and other graphic details. It also has some interesting recursive functions that generate near-chaotic psychedelic effects -- hence the name. If there's interest I can post a download link (freeware, but no support, no help file!...).
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« Reply #141 on: September 10, 2007, 10:15:56 AM »

I searched for "meskalin software" and the first link I found was this: http://www.xbeat.net/meskalin/
Yep, that's it. Sorry about stirring up this excitement about Meskalin. I was not aware that posts here are read that carefully.
Meskalin is nothing but a little screen loupe I wrote for myself but never published. I use it all the time to check color values and other graphic details. It also has some interesting recursive functions that generate near-chaotic psychedelic effects -- hence the name. If there's interest I can post a download link (freeware, but no support, no help file!...).
yup,
post a link!
nice looking webbsite/ilustrations by the way  smiley
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« Reply #142 on: September 10, 2007, 03:47:47 PM »

yup,
post a link!
nice looking webbsite/ilustrations by the way  smiley
Thanks, it's very old.

Here you go:
http://www.xbeat.net/download/Meskalin.zip
*** no cost, no support, no help file ***
For the psychedelic effects press keys F3, 2, G (in any order)*, then move cursor over the Loupe near to the loupe borders and relax... smiley Here's screenshot (as a warning Wink): http://www.xbeat.net/mesk...n/meskalin-screenshot.png

* This is just one combination... there's a lot to discover... but I won't help you finding it Wink
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« Reply #143 on: September 10, 2007, 07:21:54 PM »

that looks cool, DonL.. don't worry, DC'ers are extremely enthusiastic when it comes to any new software. your program is much welcomed.. thanks again for the link.. thumbs up

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« Reply #144 on: September 13, 2007, 07:32:39 PM »

OK, by popular demand: Chapter by Chapter -- or CbC, for short!

CbC essentially manages a book manuscript, which is kept in separate chapter files.  This add in, which works as a small separate program, sits on top of Microsoft Word.

Once CbC is open, one enters a new chapter title, which opens up a blank page in Word, where one writes or imports a chapter, or at least the beginnings.  Then start another chapter, and so on.  Soon CbC displays in its window a list of all your chapters, all stored in sepapate Word files, including word count for each one.  One can drag and drop each chapter into a different order, rearranging one's book.  And if one needs to see the entire book in one file, a click of the mouse brings them all together in a single file, where one can do editing, paginating, change format to suit a particular publisher.

I'm working on a huge book project.  I've tried so many different programs to manage the project -- and I always return to CbC.  And it's free.

More information available at:

     http://perso.orange.fr/sebastien.berthet/cbc/

Developer Sebastien Berthet provides some useful additional information at this website.

Armando, thanks for nudging me to post this...

Tom

Thanks alot Tom!
This is a definite keeper!

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FARR by far!
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« Reply #145 on: November 18, 2007, 06:56:39 AM »

Not including programs that run in the background,

1. xplorer2
2. K-Meleon
3. GreatNews

None of those 3 are on my computer anymore. Its now :

1. Total Commander
2. Keepass
3. Firefox

and will probably change again by early next year as I am trying out alternate shells.
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« Reply #146 on: November 18, 2007, 10:04:48 AM »

XP Home ~top 3, or so:

Explorer + Quizo (gratis)
Maxthon Classic 1.6 (gratis)
Outlook + SPAMfighter + RSS'Popper (gratis)
Ashampoo (Softmaker) Office 2008 ($24, not $60)
FastStone Capture ($20)
M8 Spartan Clipboard ($20~30)
Babylon ($$$)
Skype (gratis)
ALZip (gratis)
DM2 (gratis)
PS Hot Folders ($20)
True Launch Bar ($20 [Edit: 50% rebate for DC members expires 1/1 2008])
PS Tray Factory ($25)
r2 Startup Delayer (gratis)

Edit2: True Launch Bar comes with some *nice* features, I think:

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« Reply #147 on: November 18, 2007, 10:53:52 AM »

Aside from Firefox and Thunderbird, I'd have to say:
  • Serif DrawPlus X2 (Great Graphics and Vector Program)
  • MediaMonkey (Audio Player, great for tagging audio files)
  • Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition Beta (Comparable/Similar to Dreamweaver)
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« Reply #148 on: November 18, 2007, 05:29:15 PM »

1. Pidgin
2. Forum Pilot
3. KMPlayer

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« Reply #149 on: November 18, 2007, 07:44:15 PM »

Firefox
Xplorer2
WinOrganizer
Compupic
KMPlayer
Foobar2000
Incredimail (it's _not_ just bells & whistles!  mad)
Utorrent
Internet Download Manager
FeedDemon

Yeah, that's my top 3.  Wink
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