What are Coding Snacks?
Coding Snacks represent the best of DonationCoder.
On a special section of our forum, anyone can post an idea for a small custom utility/program.
Coders who hang out on our forum keep an eye out for interesting requests and when they see one that catches their interest, they code it and release it to the public for free.
People who find the tools useful are encouraged to donate directly to the coders to show their appreciation.
Lots of clever free utilitiesThe Donation Coder site is offering hundreds of free utilities all full-featured with no nag screens. They use a novel licensing system: you have to register to get a free license key which allows you to download any number of programs on the site. This key lasts six months after which you must return to the site to download another free license key. After a year you are given a permanent license. Alternatively, you can make a once-up donation of any size and get a permanent key straight away. It's a clever and ethical way to encourage users to recognize the work done by freeware authors and I support it fully. The quality of the utility programs offered is very high and a number are unique in what they do. Highly recommended.
What are Coding Snacks?
Coding snacks are small custom utilities written by coders who hang out on DonationCoder in response to requests posted on our forum.
Here's a little program that would have been better for the NANY.
I made it for myself, but I like to share (for free), so here it is!
It is a handy dandy calculator for converting pixels to inches or centimeters and vice-versa. You set the dpi, height, width of your image and it will give you immediate results and automatically copy them to your clipboard. You can also drag-n-drop images onto PixCalc and it will read the dimensions and dpi for you.
It comes with a chm help file.
I'd like to know what you think!
DC meber Twinbee writes:
I originally posted an idea for a new "find and replace" program here. A couple of people liked the idea, so I developed it into a real application.
It takes the good bits from Regex, but makes the syntax simpler in a few ways. The program is great for people who don't want to get into Regex, but who find the usual find/replace feature in many text editors too limiting. More information on its advantages can be found in the link below, or in that thread from earlier.
For those who missed it, or who want a faster, non-glitchy, updated version of that beta edition, download the latest version 1.1 here:
http://www.skytopia.com/software/wildgem (requires .NET 4)
Here's some screenshots:
There really isn't much more to be said than the description above. This app was written on request from a photographer and its main focus is to quickly view the aspect ratio of images loaded into its interface. There are columns for exact ratio (determined by straight math) and nearest preset match which can help to see the nearest aspect ratio for files that aren't pixel perfect. The software comes preloaded with a large list of aspect ratios but this is entirely configurable. Of course, the more aspect ratios, the more accurate the nearest preset match is going to be.
Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder. Run Arti.exe to start the application. Add some images and behold.
Like most of my apps, I wrote this because I couldn't find a simple checklist app that suited my needs. What I'm talking about is off-the-cuff, ad hoc types of lists. The ones that, in the course of your (work) day, you find yourself wanting a quick way to set up a checklist, especially one that can be easily used over and over. Just rows of text entries and a checkbox for each. No B.S., no time tracking, and no crazy wizzbang features. In other words, this app is not a time tracker nor is it meant as a full-blown project tracker. There are plenty of extremely well done apps that already do this. Task Coach, MyLifeOrganized, & ToDoList are but three that I'd recommend.
Again, rows of text entries and a checkbox for each -- that's what this app strives to provide.
DC Member and prodigious coder Skwire has released a new tool: