[LINK] Some great tools
Tue, 19 Mar 2002 17:13:19 +1000
Slightly off topic, but I've just come across a site providing "tiny apps"
Quoting from the site
"Welcome to TinyApps.Org, a guide to very small software for your PC. Virtually all of the programs listed here
are free of charge and for use under Windows. None of them require installation or dll updates" ... "How about
BeOS, *nix, Amiga, QNX, etc?", I am asked. Those who are comfortable using these operating systems need no such
guide as this; clean, well-made software is the rule rather than the exception. And Apple? A Mac version of
TinyApps may be on the horizon."
"To qualify for TinyApps, a program must:
- Not exceed 1.44mb
- Not be adware
- Not require installation or the VB/MFC runtime files
- Work under at least every version of Windows 9x without having to update or change system dlls (this does not
apply to non-Windows apps, of course).
- Preferably be free, and ideally offer source code. Shareware will only be listed if there is no freeware
Who is behind TinyApps.Org?
Miles Wolbe, a freelance consultant, Japanese translator, web designer, and teacher. You are welcome to check
out my brief but revealing resumé if you feel so moved.
Do you have a disclaimer statement?
Yes. You are 100% responsible for your own actions. Using this site, visiting a link, downloading a program, in
short, living, is done entirely at your own risk (and joy)."
This philosophy could be looked a by many in the software industry.
An interesting Tiny App I've installed is the browser OffByOne, which
offers some features even Opera doesn't (and seems to be faster too!).
Online Services Manager, Small Business Online
Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development
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