I think I have all links working on the site now. I have my final year project up again.
Archive for February, 2007
Does anyone know of any good text editors for Windows? I currently use TextPad, which I cannot fault. I use it for taking notes on phone calls, writing code snippets, and as a general scratch pad for text if I need to use some macros to edit something.
I would also like to know of good XML viewers / editors? I ended up having to write my own XML viewer / editor one day, because I couldn’t find one that suits my needs. I tried Microsofts XML Notepad, but it doesn’t really fit the bill. I want to be able to navigate around XML files in a tree view, lightning fast. I also need to be able to see the data presented in a nice clean fashion.
I forgot to mention PureText, a program that I use all the time at work. It sits in the system tray, doing nothing. If you press Windows + V, it pastes the current clipboard as ASCII text, stripping any Windows rich text. I can paste code between applications without it going blue and green and bold.
And it is 11kb. Yum.
Here are some of the programs that make the world a better place:
WinCalendarTime replaces the standard Windows clock with an enhanced clock, if you click on it a calendar is displayed.
- Foxit Reader
A PDF reader that loads as soon as you double click on the icon. Amazing. It takes no time to load, and doesn’t install itself all over the system tray and desktop. It has no splash screen. It has no auto updater. It just reads PDFs.
7-Zip comes as a 1238KB MSI installer file. This alone makes me want to install it, no matter what the program actually does. In case you are wondering, it opens ZIP archives. And CAB, GZIP, RAR, TAR and any other compressed file format. And that is all it does. It does not go near the system tray. It does not have an auto-updater. It does not ask me to buy it.
I installed a new version of Wordpress at the weekend. I might as well update my blog.