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Sorry kartal, I completely misread what you were asking! may do what you want, but isn't free.


Touch by Funduc Software will do that.


Hi Jacob

Try the lite (free) version of this, you won't be disappointed.


Have you looked at CSVEd? It may do what you want.


Just to chip in - I have used Serif PagePlus X3 for editing some fairly complex PDFs (CAD drawings, forms with images, etc) and have found it to work extremely well. I think there's a trial version and there's normally discounts available from various sources.


Sorry, in my haste I completely missed the fact that you were looking for a messaging client. Have you tried Digsby ?

Have a look at POPPeeper - I think it might do what you want and it's free.


Thanks Sri, it looks promising


I'm looking for an online source code snippets manager. I've tried CodeKeep ( but find it quite slow and the adverts annoying. I've tried Koders ( but can't get past the email verification system.

I wondered if anyone here used or knew of such a system. I don't mind paying a reasonable fee to use the facility and it could even be something that I install on my own web site (my host supports php and MySQL and I use Mantis this way for bug tracking).

At the moment I work in two places and use the excellent Knowledge Base by OzmoSys ( - the only drawback being that I need to remember to add/edit code clips on both PCs.


"Warning, may contain nuts"

Seen printed on a packet of peanuts

Although the site is German the applet displays in English. It's a fairly small and simple tool which basically just pops up and shows the volume level/mute status when changed. It also shows a system tray icon giving the same information. It's fairly easy to find the download link on the German site and then install and give it a try.

I've been using this for some time and really like it:


Living Room / Re: What to do when you receive bootleg videos?
« on: May 15, 2008, 05:35 AM »
Just out of interest and say if it's none of my business - I was curious as to what the series was?

General Software Discussion / Re: Text outliner/organiser/editor
« on: April 03, 2008, 02:04 AM »
I use PageFour and love its simplicity. The licensing is very fair and the author seems a genuine nice guy judging by his attitude.

You also may want to look at Axosoft OnTime 2008.

It's not always obvious from the website but they give a free one developer license. I've used it since version 2005 and (for my needs) cannot find anything better. It stores its data in MSSQL 2005 (the express version is a free separate download and works great). You get the choice of a standalone Windows app, a web app or integrated into Visual Studio. I use the standalone version.

Great to see you back!

I use AstonShell (and Menu) and yes it is a shell replacement, there are some hideous skins available for it but also some great ones. They also do a desktop manager called AltDesk which I haven't tried but if it's as good as their other products it will be superb.

The reason I haven't tried AltDesk is that I already use DeskSpace by Otaku Software. It may be a memory hog and it may not have some of the features of others but I love it - it has never caused me any problems and the visual appearance to me is the killer.
I also use their task switching tool, TopDesk, which again I love for it's visual appearance.


Have you tried LookOut? I use it and it's excellent for searching Outlook. Not sure how it would work with Exchange though, I don't know enough about this.

I've found Shutter to be excellent.

General Software Discussion / Re: photo duplicate scanner
« on: January 16, 2008, 05:41 AM »

I've tried many and the best one I've come across is DupDetector, and it's free.

It was/is from a company called Prismatic Software

Although it looks like they sadly no longer exist.

It's worth Googling to see if you can find it elsewhere or I'll gladly email it to you.

It's not very pretty to look at but works really well.

General Software Discussion / Re: FeedDemon going free
« on: January 14, 2008, 07:11 AM »

By default I have found that synchronisation doesn't work. It is necessary to right click on the appropriate folder beneath subscriptions, choose Folder Properties then make sure that "Synchronize this folder with NewsGator" is checked.

You're probably aware of this but I thought I'd mention it just in case. :)

General Software Discussion / Re: FeedDemon going free
« on: January 14, 2008, 06:03 AM »
Forgive me if everyone knows this, I didn't so thought it worth mentioning in case it helps someone with their decision.

I purchased FeedDemon (and therefore obtained a free NewsGator premium account) a short while ago because I liked the way the application looked, ran and presented its data. However, it wasn't until after this that I became aware of the most useful (to me) feature - that is synchronisation.

In a nutshell this is how it works (depending on various preferences but generally as it comes by default):
I have FeedDemon on 2 PCs - one at home - one at work.
If I subscribe to a feed at work it is automatically subscribed at home and vice-versa, same with unsubscribing.
If I launch FeedDemon at work and there are 100 items in a group, I read 50 of them then go home, the 50 I read at work do not show as new items, only the 50 unread.

This is so useful to me as I read my feeds at both places and, to my mind, it isn't that well publicised as a feature of the software. I know it is mentioned but it didn't really sink with me until after I made the purchase.

I would imagine for this to work you would need the premium NewsGator account which I suppose makes FeedDemon not really free if synchronisation is important.

You'd need good anti-virus protection and I'm not sure I'd be downloading any open-sores software.

Living Room / Re: Tourettes extension for FireFox
« on: October 30, 2007, 09:02 AM »
I think it's funny too.

Mind you I got into trouble with the wife at home when a chap called Ed Balls came on the TV and I laughed so much I had to leave the room. My 7 year old son however failed to see what was so funny.

Living Room / Re: Versioning of files
« on: October 18, 2007, 03:59 AM »
I'm currently testing FileHamster at the moment and agree with previous posters that, for a single developer, it is a good solution.

Just thought I'd pass on details though of another product which I use called Developer's Backup It is basically a zipping utility but the way it allows you to set up backup plans and exclude file patterns makes it very convenient to use.

Give it a try, it's free with a condition that you register every 90 days, or shareware at a reasonable price. I paid for my version and use it all the time.

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