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just realized I should have posted this in the Developers Corner board. Can I get this moved please?  :-[

Developer's Corner / PHP post form for bug reports and feedback
« on: June 01, 2011, 10:43 AM »
I am currently looking into using PHP and Get/Post functions to give my app the ability of sending user feedback or bug reports via an html form on our site. We are currently just sending these through POP3. I have never done any heavy work in PHP so I have a few concerns about the security downfalls of doing something like this.

Any opinions? Could I be going about this the wrong way?

Hello guys!

I just wanted to let everyone know about an application that Deo, my friend and co-developer of Quick Cliq, developed.

It is for quickly finding strings in text files and supports RegEx.
I use it for searching through source code and it has helped immensely.

Check it out here on the AHK forum (Binary Included): Alpha Search

Congrats Mouser and Skwire!
Samer is the best.

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Quick Cliq
« on: January 12, 2011, 06:51 PM »
thanks Beth UK. You guys let me know if you have any ideas for the app... It is still under heavy development.. i think we will incorporate pastebin into the clips menus in the next major update.

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Quick Cliq
« on: January 12, 2011, 06:33 PM »
Thank you so much deano! It means so much when some one really appreciates something that took so much work.

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY MUGs
« on: January 07, 2011, 09:48 PM »
Can't wait to get my first NANY mug! ;D

Lemme talk to him... I'll convince him  >:D
Excited to see this tool!

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Quick Cliq
« on: January 01, 2011, 06:52 PM »
Oh cool! Thanks for letting me know mouser  :)

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Quick Cliq
« on: December 22, 2010, 10:04 PM »
Updated to version  :)

Developer's Corner / Re: Motivation For Freeware Maintenance?
« on: December 21, 2010, 04:10 PM »
You both have good reasons and I do feel the same way.
I guess sometimes it is easy to get burnt out for a little while.
Thank for reminding me.  :D

Developer's Corner / Motivation For Freeware Maintenance?
« on: December 21, 2010, 02:10 PM »
You love coding, developing, and building a product. It is great while you are really moving along and even better the closer to release.

... But what about after? If you release as freeware with no ulterior motives and very little donations coming in what is your motivation to support all the users you have acquired? Why would you spend quite a bit of your free time fixing tiny bugs, answering e-mails and pushing updates?

Anyone in a similar situation that can offer up their reasoning behind sticking with it?

Nice article. looks like I need to go back and rerecord some of mine for sure.

Developer's Corner / Re: Best way to get user count?
« on: November 19, 2010, 08:05 PM »
Well the privacy of my users is very important to me, and because this is for nothing but curiosity I don't see making an Opt in/out policy to send usage information home worth the effort to code.
I guess I will just have to keep getting the rough estimates from the number of times the app was updated.
Thanks for every ones suggestions.

Developer's Corner / Best way to get user count?
« on: November 19, 2010, 05:03 PM »
What do you think is the easiest way to get the number of current and active users for your software?

We have an updater in place and we can track how many times the application has been updated to all versions, but then new users could also download the newest version which they might use or just throw away so they may not necessarily be a user.

Anybody have an elegant way of finding out this information without intruding on the users privacy?

General Software Discussion / Re: Quick Cliq
« on: November 18, 2010, 06:03 PM »
Thanks 40hz! We are glad you like it! ;D

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / NANY 2011 Release: Quick Cliq
« on: November 18, 2010, 03:49 PM »
NANY 2011 Entry Information

Application Name Quick Cliq
Version 1.2.12
Short Description Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool with features that you won’t find anywhere else!
Supported OSes Windows XP - 7
Web Page
Download Link http://apathysoftwor.../quick-cliq-download
System Requirements
  • Windows XP - 7
Version History
Author Apathetic_Coding & Pavel (Not a DC member.... yet!)

From the website:
Quick Cliq speeds up your daily computer activities by giving you links to folders, files, programs, URLs and command line operations. It also offers window management, extreme clipboard manipulation, and note taking capabilities. All of this is provided in a compact menu that you can show anywhere and within any application or window through customizable hot keys and mouse gestures.

A Moderate List:
* Easy and quick access to folders, files, programs, links, e-mail templates, and  command line operations
* Run an unlimited number of shortcuts with one item!
* Unlimited number of shortcuts and menus available that are fully customizable
* Access to Open/Save dialogs and fast folder switching in explorer
* 9 extra clipboards - with advanced editing functions (See below)
* Hide and show windows
* Memos that hold commonly used text and can be sent to an active window or placed on the clipboard
* Customizable Hot keys and Mouse Gestures for each feature
* Special shortcut type which will allow you to navigate a directory in a menu
* Drag & drop interface and Windows Explorer context menu integration lets you add any shortcut with just few clicks
* Save any menu you have created as an S-Menu file that you can run outside of Quick Cliq
* A Recent menu that will log recently closed folders so that you can access them quickly
* Ability to turn off any feature/option you don’t currently need

The Clipboard Features
* The clipboards can hold binary data (files/folders) as well as application specific data
* View and Edit any clipboard in it's native format or plain text
* Append data to any clipboard making it a useful list making tool
* Basic text formatting
* Clean all formatting from the clipboard leaving only plain text (remove HTML formatting)
* Convert copied files to their full file path
* Save the clipboard’s content to a file

Planned Features
Future planned features include: Plugable menus, a run box to quickly run your menu items or commands directly from the keyboard (similar to FARR but nowhere as good! :D), and an "actions" shortcut type that will allow you to perform some basic functions like shutdown, or set the system volume.

Main Menu Layout
Add/Change Window -  Where ya make your menus
Clipboard Viewer in action

Just Unzip the application and run it - It is completely portable!

Using the Application
Just run the application and read the message box that pops up on first run.
Open the main menu with the default hotkey - Win + Z
Or the default mouse gesture - Hold the right mouse button down and drag down then release (you only need to drag a few pixels)
Go to the Add/Change item at the bottom of the menu to start adding some items!
Here is a link to the full documentation

Just delete it!

Known Issues
None that we haven't squashed yet! But be sure to let us know if you find one!

Quick Cliq is in active development so please let us know what you think we are doing wrong or right and of any bugs if you find some. The better our user base is the better the application will be. You can send us feed back or submit a bug right within the application. Look for the Feedback menu at the top of the main window.

Updated to version - 12/13/2010

General Software Discussion / Re: Quick Cliq
« on: November 18, 2010, 12:12 PM »
Great! I hope you like it.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Double Clipboard Hotkey
« on: November 17, 2010, 10:33 PM »
My new application (trying not to toot my own horn, but it may be useful to you) Quick Cliq offers 9 additional clipboards that can hold anything the standard clipboard can including binary data and application specific data. You can also view, edit, and append data to the clipboards making it a useful list maker.

Ctrl + 1-9 copies
Alt + 1-9 pastes
Ctrl + Win + 1-9 appends data

Get it here:

The clipboard functionality is an extra feature of the application so if you aren't interested in the main app then I wouldn't use it just for the clipboards.  :)

General Software Discussion / Quick Cliq
« on: November 17, 2010, 10:17 PM »
Hello again everyone. It has been a while since I have posted on the board but it is because I have been working on my new application that I would like to share with you.

About a year ago Mouser invited me to post about my application JumpTo - https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=21352.0
About 4 months ago I started working on the new version, a complete rewrite from the ground up, with a co-developer. The end result was something far above the old application with many new features.

Just like JumpTo, Quick Cliq is a menu based launcher that can be shown anywhere by the use of customizable hotkeys or mouse gestures. The launcher side of the app holds an unlimited number of menu items and sub menus all filled with menu items that point to your favorite folders, files, urls, and command line commands. It is also possible to add more than one shortcut to an item allowing you to launch many things at once. Quick Cliq also offers a Folder Menu shortcut option that will allow you to navigate a directory and its sub directories through a menu allowing faster navigation without opening any explorer windows. All sub menus can also be saved as a file that will run upon execution without having to run Quick Cliq at all.

Among some of the other features included is our Clips menu. The clips menu effectively creates 9 additional clipboards modeled after the standard windows clipboard but with new functionality. The clips will hold anything that the standard clipboard will including binary and application specific data. You can also view, edit, save to a file, and append to a clip making it a very useful list making tool.

Quick Cliq also offers memos that can be sent to the clipboard for pasting or sent directly to the active window; in example an email signature. The windows menu allows you to hide and show an unlimited amount of windows or set a window to be "Always On Top".

The website has a lot more information and details of the features.

We also have 2 video overviews of the application:
Main Menu
Extra Functions

A review of Quick Cliq can be found on here

The application is in active development so suggestions and feed back are not only welcomed but helpful to its future development.


General Software Discussion / Re: JumpTo v1.1
« on: January 10, 2010, 08:58 PM »
Hey!  Your site name is suspiciously similar to my own Apathyware license, (created way back in my Amiga days, circa 1992/3).  :eusa_naughty:

I'm gonna sue for copyright infringement. :deal:

Then again, do I care?   :harhar:

I have to say I am apathetic to your situation. :D :D

... But I really don't care if I have to change it.

General Software Discussion / JumpTo v1.1
« on: January 10, 2010, 06:08 PM »
Hello All!

I wanted to tell everyone about JumpTo, a freeware app I have been working on for the last couple of months.

Here is a brief description from my site:

JumpTo is a menu based launcher that holds static links to files, folders, programs, websites, and even command line parameters. The links can be held inside of 4 customizable sub-menus or alternately launched through a text command. JumpTo also offers quick note taking, window management (hide and show windows), a runbox replacement with added functionality, along with other smaller less used functions like, importing the date & time to the clipboard for easy pasting and formatting the contents of the clipboard to plain text or converting a copied file or folder to its full path.

Best of all JumpTo is small (under 1mb), quick, and can be shown anywhere on the screen and in any program through various hot keys (including one that doesn't involve the keyboard for extra quick access)

JumpTo has been tested on all versions of windows with the exception of Win7, although many of my Win7 users report no bugs.

JumpTo was written is AHK and is currently under development.
I have also been thinking about opening the code up. If anyone is interested in helping develop JumpTo let me know, I love working with others!  :D

Get the latest version of JumpTo here:


General Software Discussion / Re: Wavosaur free audio clip editor
« on: January 10, 2010, 02:20 PM »
Wavosaur is great!
I have been using it as a replacement of sound forge for a while now.
The statistics and analysis features are great and extremely accurate.

Is something that has to stay running in the background at all times?

I have an old slow WinME machine that has had a tooltip issue for many years, but not one of tooltips showing behind the taskbar. The issue I have had is tooltips failing to show at all, anywhere, in any app. They just suddenly stop working, then later start working again. I have never been able to figure out what is triggering it or how to fix it.

One of the apps I wrote even had a feature added to it specifically because of this problem. My clock application has the option to show the date in a dialog, for use when my tooltips stop working.

I wonder if this utility could help, but then again if it has to stay running in the background at all times, it wouldn't be too useful on that really low spec machine.

the app stays running and registers as a service but the working set memory is very low, around 1200k with virtually no file reads or writes. I wouldn't think you would experience any performance degradation, but if you do the app is very easy to uninstall.

This tool written by ladiko over at the AHK forum not only gives you more options when compiling your AHK scripts but also has an option to NOT use UPX.

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