Rated 5 stars at SnapFiles
   Shareware and Freeware



This Month's Donators T. Franklin F. D'Arcangeli J. Barnes G. Hilaski "SystemsWiki" (Top Donator) S. Cronin ... more PayPal

 

Get automatically notified of new news on the entire site with the RSS Feed

joejoe May-05-16 10:12 AM CDT

ArsClip Update

Version 5.08 of ArsClip has been released. This release is mostly for maintenance, and highly recommended, but a few new features have been added.

JavaScript support has been added. This gives advanced users a tool to create very flexible Permanent Clips. A script that extracts URLs from the clipboard has been added as an example in the Permanent Clips/Macros edit window. ArsClips own macro language can be used inside the JavaScript, using a predefined function.

Two new commands have been added to Permanent Clips/Macros. The SAVECLIPBOARD command manually adds the current clipboard (as text) to the Popup List. By default, changes made to the clipboard while executing a macro are not placed on the Popup List. This command is gives a way to change that. The NEWCLIP is a helper for saving a string to the Popup List from JavaScript. The helper function "saveToPopupClips" is a JavaScript wrapper for this macro command.

joejoe Apr-18-16 11:47 PM CDT

Active Development

A quick note: The programs directly on the left-hand navigation are in active development. The applications listed under "More Programs" are no longer under development, but are still available for download.

joejoe Dec-17-15 12:03 PM CST

ArsClip Official Release

/acicon.png

Version 5.07 of ArsClip has been released. It's only been a month since the last release, but a lot has changed.

Form Mode Improved

Form Mode is a great tool for inputing several Popup Clip items into a program or web page. Instead of copying and pasting several times switching between to location, all copies can be performed at once and then pasted using the Popup in this "stay open" mode.

The menu items, under the Pasting Tools menu, only supported a hardcoded "Tab" menu item for navigating controls. Now, a new Permanent Group has been created, "_Form Mode", to add any type of Permanent Clip to help with the data input. For example, a comma and a space can be inserted to combine two entries for an address field.

Edit Clips: update and new items

The History and Databases tabs have been updated. The history tab now shows the configured sizes for both Popup and Removed Clips, and has a clickable link to these options in the Configuration window. The databases tab now show the size of the current database and added an option to compact the database. This compact option useful if you keep the program on a thumb drive or cloud synced folder and need to keep the size as small as possible. While any new database updates will automatically perform this procedure, the compact link gives a little more user control.

A new CLIPBOARDSPLIT command for Macros has been added for advanced users. This command will split the clipboard, using a set separator, into pieces to be recombined with keystrokes or formatting. This command can be used as a loop to treat all the pieces the same, or each piece can be inserted individually. If a block of text can be separated consistently, it can be copied once instead of each part being copied manually. This is an alternative to using Form Mode for copy-and-paste automation.

Stability and Fixes

The new clip database has solved many issues, but a few new ones have surfaced. First, outside programs - like file scanners - can prevent SQLite from locking the database. ArsClip has now a mechanism to detect this condition and retry a few times first before quiting with an error.

A simple updating database window has been added that will appear if an import or update to the database may take some time at startup. This will show the program isn't frozen and that a one-time change is occurring that is delaying the load of the program.

joejoe Nov-19-15 10:26 AM CST

A New ArsClip Release

/acicon.png

Version 5.05 of ArsClip is a solely bug fix and stability release. Notably, this fixes the issue where the Removed Clips menu item is missing from Popup. Also, a memory error that occurs on a some installs has been rectified.

joejoe Nov-15-15 10:36 AM CST

New Program: WinColor

/caps/wc/WinColor_Icon_48.png

This is the first official release of WinColor: a tool for changing the colors used by Win8/10 to paint the taskbar, start menu, and so on.

Since release, this program has been overwhelmingly popular. It is being downloaded twice as much as ArsClip and Rename Master combined (the two most popular programs on this site).

joejoe Oct-30-15 3:31 PM CDT

Hire Me

I'm now officially offering creating custom tools to the public. I'll be specializing in creating niche utility programs for Windows in either command-line and/or GUI form. Programs you just can't find anywhere else.

See the Custom Apps page for details.

joejoe Sep-29-15 11:52 AM CDT

A New Arslip

/acicon.png

Version 5 of ArsClip has been officially released.

New Clip Storage
Clips are now stored in a SQLite database. This open format is used to support the following new features:

Cloud Support, Shared Folder support
While not directly supported, AC has been updated to work when run from a shared folder. This means that multiple computers can run a single install have their own data when run from a network share. Importing data from other installs is supported.

Optional Global Clipboard
When using a shared location, AC can share clipboard changes between multiple computers. AC doesn't do the sharing, so a mechanism like a cloud sync tool or a network share is required. I said ArsClip would never share data over the Internet very early on. This still technically true, but now AC is compatible with sharing tools.

In a future update of ArsClip Mini, it will also be able to use the global clipboard on a LAN connection.

Portable Still Supported
AC automatically detects certain situations, like running from a USB drive. In USB mode, a single instance for clip data is used. So, it will behave as expected.

One Edit Window
The Edit History and Edit Permanent Clips windows have been combined into a single window. The new Edit Clips/Macros window makes it much easier to juggle all those activities in one location.

----

Thank you, to all the beta testers that contributed to this update.

joejoe Aug-09-15 4:13 AM CDT

Downtime

A failing harddrive is being replaced on my development machine. Thanks to user donations, replacing this item was no issue.

EDIT: The drive replacement work is done. All is well.

Current applications are now being tested on Windows 10. The only major issue seems to be some ArsClip Installs having problems with the Windows VirtualStore. For compatibility, the next version of ArsClip will automatically use the user profile for storing data when the program is installed in the Program Files folder. For current installs, the only work around is to move the program outside the Program Files folder.

Older Items






Got an idea for improvement, a bug to report? Just want to say hello? Send me your feedback.
I can be contacted at jackass.joejoe@gmail.com English only please.