In this version I switched up the tray icon defaults. In all previous versions, the weather conditions icon was always present and you could enable a second icon which showed the temperature. I’ve reversed that in this version. Now, the temperature icon is always present and you can enable the secondary weather condition icon. I probably should have done it this way from the start.
Go to the sWeather page to download the new version.
Some useful changes in v1.0.2 of WHAT (Window Hotkey Activator Tool):
- Added per hotkey “Always on Top” option.
- Added per hotkey “Minimize if active” option.
- Added “Duplicate hotkey” option.
- Improved the window activation code. Windows in the system tray should now have a much better chance of being activated.
Since 2007, we at DonationCoder have held an annual event that we call NANY (New Apps for the New Year), where we ask the coders who hang out on our site to create some new piece of free software and share it with the world on January 1st of the new year. For NANY 2018, I released two new programs:
- SubAHK, a Subsonic desktop client. I’ve run my own personal Subsonic server for many years and make use of several different clients depending on platform (Android, Windows, etc.). However, none have the sort of easy playlist manipulation I want, so I started writing SubAHK. It’s not feature complete at this time but still worth a look if you run, or have access to, a Subsonic server.
- WHAT (Window Hotkey Activator Tool) is tiny program that lets you assign hotkeys to activate/focus windows.
Also, we recently completed a move to an entirely new CMS and server. It was a major accomplishment and props to all involved…you know who you are. So, if you find any of my pages or links not working, please let me know via my Contact form. Also, if you followed my previous RSS feed, please note that it has changed as well. You can find the new link in the sidebar or right here: http://www.dcmembers.com/skwire/feed/
For this year’s 2017 New Apps for the New Year (NANY) promotion at DonationCoder, I’ve released four new programs:
Drive Letters Tool: Change the way drive letters are displayed in Windows Explorer and other Windows dialogs.
sLyrics: Lyric app using the ChartLyrics API from the ChartLyrics website.
sPinger: Ping multiple IP addresses and hostnames with fun icon themes.
TrayLang: Displays a tray icon indicating the currently selected keyboard layout. Lots of icon themes included.
New, by request, release today called Squeaky Mouse which allows you to assign WAV files to mouse buttons. If you use the Windows ClickLock feature, you can assign a WAV file to that as well. Go here to download.
If you’re an sWeather user, you probably noticed that it stopped working sometime last week. This was due to changes in the Yahoo! Weather API but, over the past several days, I’ve updated sWeather to work with the new API (in addition to working around a few bugs with the new API). You can find the latest version on the sWeather page.
My NANY 2015 entry this year is called Splat which is short for Simple Program Launching and Termination. It’s sort of hard to describe but, at its core, it’s a profile-based application launching tool. Take a look at the screenshot to get a better idea.
In addition, I’ve released three other applications since the last post (including one today):
Simple checklist app. Just rows of text entries and a checkbox for each. No B.S., i.e., no categories, no sub-tasks, no time tracking, and no other crazy wizzbang features.
GUI front-end for sigcheck.exe from Sysinternals.
Arti (Aspect Ratio Tool for Images)
Small application that lists aspect ratios for images. Exact ratios are listed in addition to a nearest match ratio based on a configurable preset list.
sStockQuote as been released. This is a very simple app that allows you see, at a glance, how your chosen stocks are doing. The stock quote data is provided by Yahoo! Finance.
Also, the following apps have received updates since the last post:
Dimensions 2 Folders
IE Proxy Toggle
Easily upload an image to Imgur and have its URL automatically copied to your clipboard. Check it out here.
It’s been a long time coming, but sWeather now features a 5-day forecast and integrated WOEID searching. Check out the new version on the sWeather page.
Quickly create Comic Book Archive files from PDF and image files. Check it out here.
Text 2 Folders has received a long overdue update.
I released a simple checkbook register application called sCheckbook.
Birthdays and Files 2 Folder were updated as well.
I’ve released a simple tray-based application called IE Proxy Toggle that allows you to easily switch your Internet Explorer proxy on and off.
Snap DB has been updated to v1.3.7 and now includes functionality that allows you to export the data view directly to external scripts or executables. See the included help.txt file for more information.
PlayTime updated to v1.2.8 – Several new bits added.
Frameless updated to v1.0.7 – Basic folder navigation added. Animated GIF support added.
Tags 2 Folders updated to v1.0.6 – Small bugfix.
Ten Timer updated to v1.0.7 – Pretty new button glyphs. Woo! =]
PlayTime updated to v1.2.3 – Unicode support added.
Sensatronics Tray Tool has been released. This program offers a simple, tray-based monitoring tool for the Sensatronics model E4 and U16 temperature sensors.
Snap DB updated to v1.3.6. A new “web search this cell” feature has been added.
I created screencasts for MPH, PDFInfoGUI and RecursiView. You can find the links for them on each program’s page.
MPH – v1.0.2 – AIMP3 player now supported.
PDFInfoGUI – v1.0.3 – Info box, column order/widths now saved.
Seekbar and Unicode support added to Looper.
Lucidity – Neat translucent effect on your entire desktop.
sWavPlayer – Commandline WAV file player.
sPlaylistMaker – Recursively create .m3u playlist files.