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Sunday, 03. May 2020

Vividl

Bug Fixes and Translations

Version 0.2.2 (2020-05)

A new minor update of Vividl has been released today. The new version brings translations of the UI into other languages and bug fixes.

What's new

With German and Russian, v.0.2.2 brings the first translations of Vividl into languages other than English. We need your help to translate this app to more languages. Just reach out in the forum or start contributing on

Version 0.2.2 (2020-05)

A new minor update of Vividl has been released today. The new version brings translations of the UI into other languages and bug fixes.

What's new

With German and Russian, v.0.2.2 brings the first translations of Vividl into languages other than English. We need your help to translate this app to more languages. Just reach out in the forum or start contributing on GitHub to add your language to Vividl.

This version further fixes a couple of bugs reported by users.

The included youtube-dl version has been updated to 2020.05.03.

All changes are:

  • New: German and Russian translation.
  • Fixed: Bug preventing app start for some locales.
  • Fixed: FFmpeg warning messages during stream download.

Credits

Special thanks for this version go to:
- xetrin: Russian translation

Sunday, 26. April 2020

Screen Ruler

Measure in Both Dimensions - Version 0.6

Version 0.6 (2020-04)

The third update of this year brings some major additions to Screen Ruler. Most notably, version 0.6 brings a new two-dimensional ruler mode that allows you to measure the screen in horizontal and vertical direction simultanously using a rectangular ruler scale.

What's new

You can enable the new two-dimensional ruler mode by selecting 'Ruler Mode -> Two-Dimensiona

Version 0.6 (2020-04)

The third update of this year brings some major additions to Screen Ruler. Most notably, version 0.6 brings a new two-dimensional ruler mode that allows you to measure the screen in horizontal and vertical direction simultanously using a rectangular ruler scale.

What's new

You can enable the new two-dimensional ruler mode by selecting 'Ruler Mode -> Two-Dimensional' in the context menu. This allows you to resize the scale horizontally and vertically as well as settings markers in both directions. Also, when selecting a window on the screen for automatic measuring (press 'Z'), now both its width and height will be measured at the same time. For quick switching between the new two-dimensional mode and the original horizontal and vertical modes, you can also use Space.

The other major addition of this update is the new Slim Scale Mode which you can via the context menu or by pressing J. If enabled, only a reduced and slimmer ruler scale is shown, hiding less of the actual items on screen.

Lastly, the ruler application is now hidden from the task bar by default and displayed as an icon in the notification area. To disable this behaviour, uncheck the corresponding option in the settings.

These changes, and all others of this version, summarized:

  • New: Two-dimensional mode: measure the width and height simultaneously
  • New: Toggle ruler mode using 'Space'
  • New: Slim ruler scale
  • New Ruler icon in notification area instead of task bar
  • New: Improved dialog for setting ruler size
  • New: Chinese translation

Credits

Special thanks for this version go to:
- @lzporter: Chinese translation

Thursday, 16. April 2020

Screen Ruler

Screen Ruler YouTube Tutorial by AddictiveTips

The Screen Ruler app was recently featured by AddictiveTips.com in a short video tutorial. The video gives a nice overview on how to get started with the ruler on Windows.
You can find it on YouTube at youtu.be/UPiqYMfwbjY.

Previously, AddictiveTips already published a review of Screen Ruler on their website at www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/add-a-ruler-to-the-screen-on-windows-10

The Screen Ruler app was recently featured by AddictiveTips.com in a short video tutorial. The video gives a nice overview on how to get started with the ruler on Windows.
You can find it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/UPiqYMfwbjY.

Previously, AddictiveTips already published a review of Screen Ruler on their website at https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/add-a-ruler-to-the-screen-on-windows-10/.

Sunday, 22. March 2020

Vividl

Version 0.2.0 of Vividl Released

EDIT: Version 0.2.0 introduced some bugs that were fixed shortly after the release with the update to v.0.2.1.

Version 0.2.0 (2020-03)

A new update of the Vividl video downloaded has been released today and is now available for download on SourceForge and Chocolatey.
The new version brings some new features and important bug fixes, so please update as soon as possible.

What's new

EDIT: Version 0.2.0 introduced some bugs that were fixed shortly after the release with the update to v.0.2.1.

Version 0.2.0 (2020-03)

A new update of the Vividl video downloaded has been released today and is now available for download on SourceForge and Chocolatey.
The new version brings some new features and important bug fixes, so please update as soon as possible.

What's new

With version 0.2.0, you can now easily remove all unavailable or finished video downloads from the video list (Videos -> Remove). It adds a new option (Settings -> Download -> Use Download Archive) that keeps log of all videos downloaded to a folder and prevents re-downloads.

This version further fixes a critical bug that causes the app to crash when fetching some videos (e.g. for Vimeo). The included youtube-dl version has been updated to 2020.03.08.

All changes are:

  • New: Use download archive.
  • New: Remove all unavailable/ finished downloads.
  • New: Minor UI improvements.
  • Fixed: App crashes for videos from some websites (e.g. Vimeo).

Saturday, 21. March 2020

PinWin

PinWin Updated to v.0.2

EDIT: Some critical bugs were fixed in two updates after the release of this version.

Version 0.2 (2020-03)

A new update of the PinWin tool has been released and is now available for download.

What's new
  • New: Option to show windows list below other items in menu
  • Fixed: Global hotkey input
Credits

Special thanks for this versio

EDIT: Some critical bugs were fixed in two updates after the release of this version.

Version 0.2 (2020-03)

A new update of the PinWin tool has been released and is now available for download.

What's new

  • New: Option to show windows list below other items in menu
  • Fixed: Global hotkey input

Credits

Special thanks for this version go to:
- User algod42

Sunday, 23. February 2020

Screen Ruler

Screen Ruler 0.5 Released

Version 0.5 (2020-02)

After the last update being released just one month ago, Screen Ruler v.0.5 again brings a couple of useful features that extend the possibilities of the tool. This time, most of the additions come from external contributors.

What's new

Besides automatically marking the center and thirds of the ruler, version 0.5 also adds the possibility to mark the golden ration in

Version 0.5 (2020-02)

After the last update being released just one month ago, Screen Ruler v.0.5 again brings a couple of useful features that extend the possibilities of the tool. This time, most of the additions come from external contributors.

What's new

Besides automatically marking the center and thirds of the ruler, version 0.5 also adds the possibility to mark the golden ration in both direction. Press G to toggle the new markers. Also, to make the ruler markers more distinguishable, you can now switch on optional marker symbols (from Settings -> Advanced -> Show marker symbols). This option adds a different symbol next to each type of marking line, with numbering for custom markers. Both of these features were added by an external contributor (see Credits).

The new version also attempts to improve the possibilities to adapt the ruler tool to different displays with different scaling values. For this reason, a new calibration window is added. It allows setting concrete screen properties as well as dynamically adapting the scale based on a preview panel. To access calibration, press Ctrl+K. For more information about this feature, visit https://sourceforge.net/p/screenruler/discussion/howto/thread/22319514a3/.

All changes, summarized:

  • New: Marker for Golden Ratio
  • New: Symbols for marker lines (optional)
  • New: Spanish translation
  • Changed: Added window for easy ruler calibration

Credits

Special thanks for this version go to:
- Jens Bråkenhielm: goldern ratio markers & marker symbols
- Leandro Martín Drudi: Spanish translation

Thursday, 30. January 2020

Vividl

Bug Fixes for First Version

Version 0.1.1 (2020-01)

Thanks to user feedback, this new update fixes some bugs of the initial version of Vividl that could cause app crashes. Also, the used version of youtube-dl was updated to 2020.01.24 which fixes a few video extraction errors.

In detail, the changes to Vividl are:

  • Fixed: App crashes for failed fetches.
  • Fixed: Saving of settings in

Version 0.1.1 (2020-01)

Thanks to user feedback, this new update fixes some bugs of the initial version of Vividl that could cause app crashes. Also, the used version of youtube-dl was updated to 2020.01.24 which fixes a few video extraction errors.

In detail, the changes to Vividl are:

  • Fixed: App crashes for failed fetches.
  • Fixed: Saving of settings in portable version.
  • Fixed: Tooltip labeling.

Saturday, 18. January 2020

Vividl

Vividl Released

Vividl - Video Downloader for Windows

Vividl is a Windows app that lets you download videos from various websites, including YouTube.
It uses the popular program youtube-dl to extract videos from several hundred websites. Just copy a video URL,
paste it in Vividl and download the video in different qualities, convert it to other formats or to an audio track.
You can also manage the p

Vividl - Video Downloader for Windows

Vividl is a Windows app that lets you download videos from various websites, including YouTube.
It uses the popular program youtube-dl to extract videos from several hundred websites. Just copy a video URL,
paste it in Vividl and download the video in different qualities, convert it to other formats or to an audio track.
You can also manage the parallel download of multiple videos and retrieve additonal meta information using the simple UI.

Features

  • Download videos from all important websites with the help of youtube-dl
    (see all sites supported by youtube-dl)

  • Select between all provided download formats

  • Convert videos to MP4, AVI, WebM...

  • Extract audio track as MP3, M4A...

  • Download multiple videos in parallel

  • See additional information before downloading a video

  • Modern and powerful UI for Windows

Setup

Requirements

Vividl requires Windows 7 or newer and .NET Framework v.4.6.2 or higher.

Get Vividl

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Feedback and Support

Please leave a feedback on SourceForge and recommend Vividl if you like it. Thank you!

Places to get help:

  • Ask on SourceForge (General help, ideas etc.)
  • Open an issue on GitHub (Bugs, feature requests etc.)

Tuesday, 07. January 2020

Screen Ruler

Version 0.4 of Screen Ruler Released

Version 0.4 (2020-01)

The first update of Screen Ruler in 2020 has just been released and is now available for download on SourceForge and Chocolatey.

What's new

Version 0.4 mainly adds more configuration options to existing features. For example, you can now configure the thickness of the ruler markings to use precise, one pixel wide markers. Also, you can configure the step size when re

Version 0.4 (2020-01)

The first update of Screen Ruler in 2020 has just been released and is now available for download on SourceForge and Chocolatey.

What's new

Version 0.4 mainly adds more configuration options to existing features. For example, you can now configure the thickness of the ruler markings to use precise, one pixel wide markers. Also, you can configure the step size when resizing the ruler tool using either the keyboard or the mouse. For all this, a new page was added to the settings window. In summary, the additions of this update are:

  • New: Configure marker thickness.
  • New: Configure size of resize/ move steps.
  • New: Minor: Tool tip and copy shortcut

Thursday, 02. January 2020

MPos

MPos Updated to Version 0.3

Version 0.3 (2020-01)

A new version of the MPos mouse coordinates app has just been released for download on SourceForge.

What's new

The new version adds a line to show the screen resolution of the current monitor. Also, you can now configure the shown data even easier from the top menu under View. The updates in detail are:

  • New: Added screen resolution of curren

Version 0.3 (2020-01)

A new version of the MPos mouse coordinates app has just been released for download on SourceForge.

What's new

The new version adds a line to show the screen resolution of the current monitor. Also, you can now configure the shown data even easier from the top menu under View. The updates in detail are:

  • New: Added screen resolution of current screen.
  • New: Re-show grabbed position data from log.
  • Changed: Added configuration of shown data to main menu.
  • Changed: Improved hotkey input.

Colora

Version 0.3 of Colora Released

Version 0.3 (2020-01)

The new year starts with a new update for Colora. The newly released version 0.3 brings some visual improvements and useful new features and is now available for download on SourceForge and Chocolatey.

What's new

Starting with this new version, the UI of Colora gets some significant updates. Part of the modernizations are new toolbar icons, a nicer main menu and clea

Version 0.3 (2020-01)

The new year starts with a new update for Colora. The newly released version 0.3 brings some visual improvements and useful new features and is now available for download on SourceForge and Chocolatey.

What's new

Starting with this new version, the UI of Colora gets some significant updates. Part of the modernizations are new toolbar icons, a nicer main menu and cleaner UI buttons. All of this give the app a whole new look that will be further improved with the upcoming release.

On the functional side, Colora now supports sampling the average color of pixels from screen. This can be configured through Options -> Color Sampling Area.
Besides some other smaller feature improvements (described below), this version also adds a new settings window to allow the configuration of important parameters.

The changes in detail are:

  • New: Modernized UI icons and improved UI.
  • New: Pick average color of 3x3 or 5x5 pixels from screen.
  • New: Mode for RGB values between 0 and 1.
  • New: Settings window: adjust max. history length, palette window snapping.
  • Improved: Screen picker maximum zoom up to 10x.
  • Improved: Hot key configuration.
  • Changed: Ordering in main menu bar.
  • Fixed: Minor color history bug.

Friday, 27. September 2019

PinWin

PinWin Release and Reviews

PinWin Released for Download

The new desktop tool PinWin has been released on Sourceforge just recently. PinWin is a lightweight system tray utility that allows you to pin any window to be always on top of the screen by one click. You can choose the window to pin from a list in the system tray menu or by directly selecting it from screen. With its minimal setup, PinWin can run quietly in backgro

PinWin Released for Download

The new desktop tool PinWin has been released on Sourceforge just recently. PinWin is a lightweight system tray utility that allows you to pin any window to be always on top of the screen by one click. You can choose the window to pin from a list in the system tray menu or by directly selecting it from screen. With its minimal setup, PinWin can run quietly in background until you need it.

Reviews

Some reviews made directly after release:

"A handy utility for anyone working with multiple files and apps"

(Softpedia.com)

"PinWin is an easy recommendation"

(Rockybytes.com)

Saturday, 13. July 2019

Screen Ruler

Screen Ruler Updated to Version 0.3

Version 0.3 (2019-07)

A new version of Screen Ruler (v.0.3) has been released today and is now available for download on Sourceforge.

What's new

Version 0.3 introduces a few useful new features, of which some are based on user feedback. First, you can now use Screen Ruler to measure the size of windows on the screen automatically. Just press 'Z' or the corresponding context menu item and

Version 0.3 (2019-07)

A new version of Screen Ruler (v.0.3) has been released today and is now available for download on Sourceforge.

What's new

Version 0.3 introduces a few useful new features, of which some are based on user feedback. First, you can now use Screen Ruler to measure the size of windows on the screen automatically. Just press 'Z' or the corresponding context menu item and use the cursor to select one window to measure. Second, the option to measure lengths relative to the width or height of the screen is added by providing a new measuring unit 'Percent'. Additionally, there are some smaller changes. In detail, all changes of this version are:

  • New: Select a window from screen to measure it automatically.
  • New: Measuring unit: percentage of screen width/ height.
  • New: Fast resizing with mouse wheel.
  • Changed: Switched shortcuts for resizing and moving (!).
  • Fixed: Unclear menu label.

Friday, 05. April 2019

Colora

Install Colora from Chocolatey

Colora now is also available from the Chocolatey package manager for Windows (chocolatey.org).
To install Colora with Chocolatey, simply type:

choco install colora

Colora now is also available from the Chocolatey package manager for Windows (https://chocolatey.org).
To install Colora with Chocolatey, simply type:

choco install colora

Monday, 14. January 2019

Screen Ruler

Install Screen Ruler from Chocolatey

Screen Ruler is now also available through the Chocolatey package manager for Windows (chocolatey.org/).
To install it from there, simply type:

choco install screenruler

Screen Ruler is now also available through the Chocolatey package manager for Windows (https://chocolatey.org/).
To install it from there, simply type:

choco install screenruler

Saturday, 12. January 2019

Colora

Colora Updated to Version 0.2

A new version of Colora has been released today and is now available for download from Sourceforge. The source code, as always, is available on GitHub.

What's new

Version 0.2 mainly adds some minor features improving the usability. It also fixes a few bugs. The changes in detail are:

v.0.2 (2019-01)
  • New: Change shortcut for picking colors.
  • New: More conf

A new version of Colora has been released today and is now available for download from Sourceforge. The source code, as always, is available on GitHub.

What's new

Version 0.2 mainly adds some minor features improving the usability. It also fixes a few bugs. The changes in detail are:

v.0.2 (2019-01)

  • New: Change shortcut for picking colors.
  • New: More configurable UI: Show/ Hide icon bar and color history.
  • New: Delete single colors from history.
  • New/Fixed: Set color from CMYK, fixed bug with CMYK.
  • Fixed: App crashes with negative screen coordinates.

Sunday, 08. April 2018

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