N.A.N.Y. Challenge
2013

2013 NANY CHALLENGE (New Apps For The New Year)

DonationCoder.com NANY 2013 Roundup Summary

For the past 7 years at DonationCoder.com we have held an annual "New Apps for the New Year (N.A.N.Y.)" event where we ask the coders who hang out on the site to create some new piece of free software and share it with the world. What follows is a roundup of the entries from this year.

The NANY event is not a competition -- anyone can participate and everyone who does gets a unique mug commemorating the event.

Most of the programs this year were done for fun by the coders -- some are polished and ready for public use, while others are a little rough around the edges and were mainly done as a proof of concept.  All programs are freely available for download.

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In no particular order:

Carbon - website / blogging framework
An open source blogging platform focused on producing static web pages with a minimal amount of fuss.
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Wordpress-basetheme
A wordpress theme intended to be a good minimalist starting point for creating custom themes.
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Text Merge from CSV and Template text files.
Can batch generate large numbers of text files by filling in templates from a csv file.
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Customizable Remote Administration Panel
A portable launcher tool where you customize buttons to perform actions.
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Easy Screencast Recorder
A tool for recording of desktop video; supports arbitrary codecs including webm; can be run portably.  Does not include tool for uploading. Integrates well with Screenshot Captor tool.
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Progress Bars of Life
A productivity tool that shows the amount of time remaining to any number of custom calendar/clock events as progress bars.  Show progress towards the current hour, day, week, month, year, graduation, your lifespan, etc.  Can be docked to side of screen.
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Contractor's Work Log
An online service for tracking the hours you spend on projects.
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Blast Off!
A simple game playable in browser or downloadable -- try to launch your rocket past moving obstacles.
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KyrTTS
A utility that turns text files into .wav audio files using Microsoft's Text to Speech (SAPI) tools.
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2x2 List Sorter
A utility that will take a text file list and help user rank the items into a sorted list based on pairwise preferences.
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Super Simple Photo Resizer
A tool for easily cropping and resizing photos and then automatically uploading them to facebook, twitter, or flickr.
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RAT (Renegade Audio Transcoder)
Easy to use tool that will take audio or video files and convert them to a variety of audio formats (FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG).
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FreeNAS Brute Forcer
A tool for bruteforce recovery of lost FreeNAS passwords.
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Beta Tester Tracker - Program to help authors & beta testers
Tool that can be given by coders to beta testers for them to fill out and submit testing reports.
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ClueMeIn
A java-based (online playable) deductive logic puzzle game similar to sudoku.
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Paste Button
Simple tool that lets you copy and paste text by holding mouse button.

Automatic GST calculator
Small specialized utility which makes it easy to fill in 10% GST tax values.

Tab Launcher
A customizable tab based application launcher.
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CommandPromptHere for FARR
An addon (fscript based; source code included) for the Find and Run Robot program, to support opening of command prompts of different types in file directories.
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JSHintHere for FARR
An addon (fscript based; source code included) for the Find and Run Robot program, to support running the jshint javascript tool on js files.
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DiffWith for FARR
An addon (fscript based; source code included) for the Find and Run Robot program, to support easy comparison of files using arbitrary file comparison tools.
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BookCrop
A tool to quickly batch crop many jpg photos of book pages.
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sImgurUploader
Simple commandline tool that will upload a passed file to Imgur (anonymous upload only), and put the url of the uploaded image on clipboard.  Includes tool to integrate it with the Screenshot Captor tool.
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tmdiff - Formatted Output of Time Differences in C
Open source C code library that returns a nice human readable string describing the elapsed time difference between two time/date values.

MiszaMultiTool
A tool that can perform a variety of operations including conversion of html encodings and creating files from templates.
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PDF Batch Saver
A tool that will batch download/render web pages and save them as standalone pdf files.
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PRNter Widget
Tool for sending raw .prn printer files to laser printers to perform low level raw operations like setting page counts, etc.
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Find Long Names
A utility to scan directories and report all files found whose names (and/or paths) are above a certain length, and which may cause problems because of windows filename limits.
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Brolands
A unique addon for the game Cortex Command, which can generate huge numbers of random gun weapons.
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KeepUpApp
A power user's tool to keep applications and services running even if they may be stopping/crashing for undetermined reasons.
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Skyrim Character Manager
A tool for helping you manage and inspect the save files for characters from the computer game Skyrim.
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pdfautomv
Open source (RUBY) commandline tool that can move PDF files based on the text embedded in the PDF file.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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