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Gerneral Development-Tools Links

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:18 pm
by GPI
Nearly the same like the "General Resource Links", but for tools (wave-editors, Icon-Editors, Bitmap-Editors,...)

SnIco Edit -

Good Editor for Icons. Can store mutliple icons in one file (diffrent resolutions/Color-depth). Freeware.

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:44 am
by einander
(moved from "General Resource Links")
HtmlToHlp translates HTML files to RTF, generating Windows help files.
It handles the whole conversion, including the help file compilation.
A nice replacement for complex WinHelp authoring tools.
Use a simple HTML editor, and make instant WinHelp file from any text.
Free for home use.

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:13 pm
by GPI
Audacity -

Open Source Wave Editor.

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:31 pm
by Num3

Freeware professional installer, multilanguage, registration via DLL, etc...
Doesn't compress much, but...

Visual CHM

Restricted to 15 items
(more than enough for simple help, easy to workaround specially if you use anchors in a single page :twisted: )

JaPBe :twisted:

A replacement editor for Purebasic original one.
Too many good things about it to post here, just take a look!

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:05 am
by thefool
Gimp 2 is actually quite nice. You can also get a plugin, so it has a background window and looks more like photoshop. But it is a good free alternative.
If you look in the menu, you can choose to get it for Mac OS, Unix Windows and off course Linux.

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:42 pm
by Moonshine
Found this today, very useful piece of kit. A debug output tool which outputs everything thats happening (well, just the errors really) but it can be extremely useful when using external DLL's and similar things. Best of all, its free, and all you have to do is execute it then execute your program, and the errors will be caught in the output window.

It's called DebugView v4.31 (at the moment)

Click on 'Utilities' for the version of Windows you use:

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:47 pm
by NoahPhense
Yeah I love it.. specially for dll's ..


Hmm.. my version is 4.21 ..

- np

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:03 pm
by Moonshine
You're correct NoahPhense, I must have hit the keys in the wrong order and I mixed up the 3 & 4. Ive edited the post.

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:51 am
by Manne
Wink 1.5 Build 1014 #create tutorials/documentation (Freeware)

· Freeware: Distributed as freeware for business or personal use. However if you want to redistribute, you need to get permission from the author.
· Smart Capture Tools: Capture screenshots automatically as you use your PC, based on mouse and keyboard input (great time saver and generates professional captures).
· Input formats: Capture screenshots from your PC, or use images in BMP/JPG/PNG/TIFF/GIF formats.
· Output formats: Export your presentations as Macromedia Flash, Standalone EXE, PDF, PostScript, HTML or any of the above image formats. Use Flash/html for the web, EXE for distributing to PC users and PDF for printable manuals.
· Multilingual support: Works in English, French, German, Italian, Danish, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified/Traditional Chinese.
· Performance/Quality: Creates highly compressed Flash presentations (few kbs to few hundreds of kbs, much smaller than competing commercial products) ideal for using on the web.
· Tools:
· Navigation buttons to move to next/previous/random frames in the presentation, you can use custom bitmaps for these buttons (full transparency/alpha channel support).
· Callouts and balloons for displaying text explanations. The inbuilt Callout Editor is used to create custom shaped callouts as you want.
· Intuitive drag-n-drop editing of the frame, callout, cursor, navigation buttons and the title elements.
· Advanced features like templates, cursor editing, palettes, background images, control bars & preloaders for the flash output etc.
· Completely PC and Web ready with exports to PDF, HTML, SWF and EXE formats.
· Innovative compression techniques applied to reduce filesize of output Flash file. Generated flash file plays in Flash players from version 3 and above, giving you widest array of target audience.


FREE database design tool

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:30 pm
by dell_jockey

FREE database design tool that not only support MySQL. Check it out!
I reposted it here, because it fits into this thread of free development tools.

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:57 am
by FloHimself
Free Resource Editor written in ASM.

Open Source visual text file differencing and merging tool for Win32 platforms.

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:32 pm
by Rescator

A windows installer, free, great compression, small footprint.

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:55 pm
by SoulReaper

Thats great, thankyou for pointing this out :)

Kevin :wink:

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:47 am
by idle
Help maker, very full featured help file creator, Free

html kit, no bloat, tools and plugins for Africa (meaning a lot) and well it's just the dogs bollacks.


Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:45 pm
by jamba
Rescator wrote:

A windows installer, free, great compression, small footprint.
I've been using this for over a year now, it's good stuff!
and another +1 on the GIMP