The NANY 2023 event is now closed.

If you are a coder, any new program (or addon) that you have released in the previous year, which is freeware/donationware for home users is eligible.

And if you are not a coder, you can still participate by helping coders with ideas and testing.

To join in the adventure, visit: The NANY 2023 forum section.

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Productivity Tip - Use Zonesize from DonationCoder
There are often times when you need to have 2 or more windows displayed on the same screen where you are using both programs at once. For instance you may be viewing a browser window while writing to another document. In these situations you may also want to drag and drop text or graphics from one window to the other. Zonesize allows you to have a predefined set of window sizes or zones to suit your working pattern.
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SelectoSurf - Open plaintext URLs flexibly from any program

; Select plaintext in any program and hit the hotkey (ctrl+space)
; If the text looks like a url or website name (like, it will be opened.
;  otherwise a google search will be conducted with the phrase.
;  urls will be cleaned of unnesc. punctuation and split-lines will be merged.
; Compiled exe and .ahk source script included.

There are a lot of scripts that do this kind of thing, but i still thought it would be nice to have another that people could customize.

  • Just select a url or something that looks like a url in any program and hit hotkey to open proper web page in browser.
  • Fixes urls that are malformed (missing prefixes, extra surrounding characters, etc.)
  • If you select a non-url phrase a web search is conducted
  • Compiled exe included that uses default browser and hotkey Ctrl+Space, but autohotkey source is provided you can customize
  • Cleans up split-line urls, perfect for email urls

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THE N.A.N.Y. CHALLENGE - New Apps For the New Year

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UPDATE: All N.A.N.Y. programs (over 20 of them!) are now online as of January 1st, 2007 !

Discuss the programs on our forum: Here.
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Here was my challenge to DC members with coding skills:  "Join me in pledging to release a new program/utility/game on JANUARY 1st, 2007 to celebrate the new year! We will give out fun prizes (custom dc mugs celebrating the event or something like that), for all coders who live up to their pledges."

If you see a NANY program you like, send a few donation credits to the author! (click gold coin next to their name)

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What do you do when you need to upload files out of a directory at intervals?  Sure, there are several FTP programs out there, but most of them are pretty large, and are made for attended FTPs.  What this FTP program does is very simple.  It allows you to configure a directory, a server to ftp to, and an e-mail address.  Using the windows scheduler, you can schedule a job for the program using the /run:<configuration name> parameter.  Then when the job executes, everything in the local directory is uploaded to the remote directory, and an e-mail stating the success or failure of the job is sent.

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It's a simple virtual desktop manager. Almost as simple as it gets!
It is limited to 4 virtual desktops: 3 "normal" virtual desktops and one (named as 0) where all the windows appear.

It is mostly hotkey based, although it has a minimalist gui too.
The hotkeys are defined as follows:
  windows + 0: show desktop 0
  windows + 1 / 2 / 3: show corresponding desktop
  windows + left / right: show next desktop
  windows + shift + 1 / 2 / 3: add window to that desktop
  windows + c: show the "changer", which allows you to change desktops using only the mouse.

Now... Why did i make it? 2 reasons:
  • low memory usage (about 3mb)
  • It's a script!
This program being a script means i (and anyone else) can change it to suit my own needs!  Of course, source code in AHK is in the zip package. I only ask for recognition if you decide to change it and distribute it.

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Too fast for your own keyboard? Now your can beat Windows' keyboard buffer!
Speed up the navigation keys (or any other keys).

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A Dark and Deadly Path

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A Dark and Deadly Path is a super tiny little audio game engine (can be used to make audio-only one switch games too).

This was an unofficial entry into the contest that was not eligible to win any prizes, as it was written by one of the organizers (mouser).

It works like the old Dragon's Lair LaserDisc game [1], or like those "choose your own adventure games [2], but is audio only and involves no graphics.  An author narrates a story/game is an audio story where the reader/play must make choices along the way by pressing a key on the keyboard.

The choices may have to be made rapidly in quick succession within a narrow  time window which can add an element of panic to the story - and make it a particularly appropriate device for suspense stories.

Audio files are normal .mp3 files that an author records with standard software.  The game script is an .xml file with a format to be described in a separate file.

Download: Here.

This entry was not eligible to win any prizes.

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