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Hi IainB

Thanks for taking the time to review this great sync utility. Over the years I have experimented with most paid, free and open source backup utilities, and was delighted at discovering this one. I have used it with a small backup project thus far and can say that it has just the right feature set so far. I have a client with a 40+Gb data set that I will test this with.

Again appreciated your review.

General Software Discussion / Re: best WYSIWYG html editor
« on: April 03, 2012, 08:32 AM »
Hi All

I have recently needed put up a basic informational Web Site. I have in the past, used Dreamweaver, Expression Web, Front Page, NVU, etc. I have used WordPress, Joomla, Drupal in the past. I also put up a site using the Concrete5 Open source framework.

Being that I only do Web design from time to time, I wanted to use a WYSIWYG program and just get it done, without having to deal with HTML, CSS etc... So I tried out Xara Web Designer, Corel Web Site Designer and WYSIWYG Web Builder. I settled for WYSIWYG Web Builder. While some may dislike the absolute positioning code it generates, it can be used to generate a website with pixel perfect layout that renders well in all browsers and devices. The program includes the ability to add your own html (Xara does not). For the reasonable price of $45.00 this program does not fail to impress this software junkie.

This package is so full of features that it's hard to believe it's less that a 10 Mb download. It includes an extension capability with many extensions already available and over 250 from other users.

They do have a trial download that will generate a full website with only a small logo at the bottom of the page (which can be removed from the generated HTML). They also have a forum for it's users. 

General Software Discussion / Re: Free Pascal - Lazarus?
« on: March 08, 2010, 09:49 PM »
Have you ever given purebasic a go.

It has a form builder simple basic like language and is cross platform. There is a trial and the full version is only a little over $100.00. 

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: keydb
« on: January 11, 2009, 09:30 AM »

There are a number of features that would round out keydb very nicely. In no particular order these are, better export feature, an import feature, automatically grab url's and auto input of user names and passwords. I have been exploring how to implement these features especially auto grabbing URL's as this functionality could then be used in a Link manager. It turns out that grabbing URL's from various browsers is not as simple as I had hoped. I am digging into this however. In time I believe all the above feature will be added. Although I cannot say when other than as soon as I work out the technical details.


N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: keydb
« on: January 10, 2009, 01:18 PM »
Hi Hikerhart

Appreciate your positive comments :-)

As for the error you are experiencing, I have not been able to reproduce it as of yet. However I am working on a more robust way to export records. In the meantime there is a great utility [free] that enables you to export to a number of formats, with ability to select which records and which columns. It works great. Link below


or direct link


N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: keydb
« on: December 27, 2008, 05:25 PM »
Hi nogojoe

Giving the user a choice of browsers is a natural options for keydb.

This is a feature I had in mind and now that you mention it, I will add it soon.

Denis  :)

Hi larystoy

I downloaded Bible quiz and gave it a go. Let me begin by saying that it's a good first effort considering it's your first VB6 Application.

Is there a reason the main form cannot be minimized or moved ?
You could add an option to not have sound. Of course users can turn speakers off  but what if they would like to listen to there own music ?

Question:Who was Jacobs favorite wife
Anwser:And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
I selected Rachel but bible quiz says I am wrong ?

The return button could be to the right corner or the verse dialog or centered.
Also the text field is too big for the text, makes it look odd.
And of course the text fields should not be editable.    

Screenshot - 26_12_2008 , 2_37_09 PM.png

You could use hints to clarify what certain buttons do exactly.
You might want to insert a nicer form icon rather than the default VB form icon. Look at it when minimized. Looks unfinished !

Screenshot - 26_12_2008 , 2_24_06 PM.png

The difference between an ok program and a great program is often in the details.

That's is for now.

Will look for next version

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: keydb
« on: December 23, 2008, 02:12 AM »
Any chance on having the option of either having them masked or unmasked

I have not worked out how to do this yet. If it turns out possible, there is no reason I could not make it available.

Done  :)

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: keydb
« on: December 23, 2008, 02:06 AM »
That reminds me: Import & Export planned? To CSV would be adequate enough

Yes both are planned. Likely not before end of Year, but soon after.

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: keydb
« on: December 22, 2008, 03:33 PM »
Hi nogojoe

Appreciate your feedback :-)

It now saves state! i.e. remembers maximized.

KeyDb (Updated)

Please feel free to ask or report other bugbears.


N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: keydb (update)
« on: December 22, 2008, 10:26 AM »
KeyDb updated 12/22/2008

Encryption is changed using Rijndael, 256 bit key (just coz and why not )   :)
Defaults to OpenLastUsed
Defaults to AlwaysOnTop.
Links have been replaced by buttons (Conventional look, Thanks to Perry Mowbray for pointing this out !);

Newest file has been uploaded  :Thmbsup:

Download here

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: keydb
« on: December 22, 2008, 06:59 AM »
Since it's used for storing (possibly) critical information, you should probably document how the information is secured - ie., is encryption involved? (And if so, which kind and how).

Good question f0dder !

keydb uses the absolute database engine and encrypt it's datafiles using it's built in craRijndael_128 encryption.

Absolute also provides the following methods to encrypts it's databases files:
Rijndael, 128 bit key.
Rijndael, 256 bit key. 
Single DES
Triple DES
Blowfish, 448 bit key
Twofish, 128 bit key
Twofish, 256 bit key
If there is sufficient interest, I might provide users with an option to choose for themselves which they would like to use.

If you have any other thoughts in regards to security please do share


N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: keydb
« on: December 22, 2008, 06:45 AM »
Thank you for taking the time to have a look Perry! Feedback appreciated  :)

Will resolve the Always on Top issues.

The menu item "Open last datafile" is not available when the programme if first launched, which seems a shame.

Perry, do you mean this option should be default ??

I will replace links with button on the manage categories dialog. Just playing around to see how it might look. But I think you are right that it is not the convention and probably takes away from keydb's polish.



N.A.N.Y. 2009 / NANY 2009 Release: keydb
« on: December 20, 2008, 07:15 PM »
NANY 2009 Entry Information

Application Name KeyDb
Version 1.0
Short DescriptionSecurely store web passwords!
Supported OSes Windows 98 - Vista 32/64
Web Page
Download Link
Minimum RequirementsTested with Win 98-Vista/32/64
Version historyFirst stable Beta
Author parttimecoder

Description[Why created]
Wanted a project to learn Delphi programming with, especially interested in database programming and I wanted a good password application for myself.

  • Small, fast and portable
  • 256 Bit Encrypted password files
  • Filter and sort for instant retrieval
  • Copy user names and passwords to clipboard
  • Launch URL's from KeyDb
  • Random password generator
  • Archive seldom used entries

Planned Features
Grab URLs from browser automatically
Help file
Work on search routines
I have all kinds of ideas but prefer to wait for feedback from others!




Run standalone keydb.exe. It creates an ini file to store configuration info. does not add anything to registry

Using the Application
Download, Unzip, Run keydb. Go to the file menu and select new password file. Provide a path, a filename and a master password. file opens automatically and is ready to create new entries. [Note carefully your master password] it will be required next time you open the password file.

Delete keydb.exe.
KeyDb does not make use of the registry at all!

Known Issues
None so far. But would really appreciate feedback in the form of bug reports, suggestions, likes/dislikes or just leave a thought. Thanks

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« on: December 16, 2008, 02:03 PM »

I have a small program that would be ready (beta) for NANY 2009. I will call it keydb. With this standalone utility you can securely create, store and retrieve web login user names and passwords and any notes you might have. It uses an encrypted database for securing all data and an ini file to store configuration info, making it portable.

No helpfile yet ! should be intuitive enough to use without one. The goal was to make it as simple and as practical to use as possible. 

keydb is beta so testers are needed.  Please leave constructive feedback. Ideas for features, bugs, likes/dislikes or any other comments you might have.  :)

Thanks !


Developer's Corner / Create your own DynDNS type service
« on: December 04, 2008, 09:46 AM »
Hi all.

Does anybody have suggestions on how to create a DynDns type service for personal use. I don't want to use DynDns but create my own redirection for personal uses. I am not asking for an exact recipe, rather just a pointer in the right direction. For example:

Can it be achieved with PHP scripts ?
Can it be done without setting up a dedicated server - Paid hosting?

At the moment I have a small http get program that updates IP's from various locations and stores them to text files. And when user needs access he retrieves  latest IP from that text file.

Any suggestions would be great  :)

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