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PlayIt 1.72

PlayIt is a tool for playing sound samples, which is used by a number of RISC OS applications, including DigitalCD. Originally written by Rick Hudson, recent updates have been made available by Christopher Martin. The latest update, version 1.72, improves reliability, especially on 26bit systems, due to several bugs being dealt with in the software’s […]

!Chars application
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MoreKeys than you can shake a finger at (updated 31st March, 2012)

Everyone knows the standard ways of entering ‘extended’ characters in RISC OS – those characters that aren’t readily available from a standard keyboard by just pressing a key, or shift and a key – but the approach is arguably not as user-friendly as it might be, since it either means knowing which key combination or […]

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Fuse: Free Unix Spectrum Emulator

´╗┐Back in the 1980s, there were quite a lot of 8-bit home computers to choose from and, while it might seem somewhat surprising to us RISC OS using Acorn fans, some people actually chose other machines than Acorn’s BBC Microcomputer. And enjoyed using them. Strange, I know.

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Fireworkz Pro updated

R-Comp have released another update to Fireworkz Pro for RISC OS, the integrated word processor, spreadsheet and database package previously developed and sold by Colton. This latest development, bringing the software up to version 1.34/05, boasts the following enhancements and fixes:

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Impact 3.40 now available

A new version of Sine Nomine‘s relational database application, Impact, is now available. A commercial product, the software is now at version 3.40, and is available as a free upgrade to anyone who has purchased version 3.37 or later – with users of versions 3.37 to 3.39 urged to download and install the upgrade as […]

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DrawPrint 1.32 released

DrawPrint is an application from Sine Nomine that is designed to provide more versatile printing options for Draw, Sprite and JPEG files. It allows you to print these files over several pages at the scale of your choice. You can set margins and overlap between pages, or have page breaks inserted more intelligently. Today, Sine […]

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MakeHelp released

Rik Griffin has recently released a “C99” manual in StrongHelp and HTML formats – which he explains is an ongoing work, and that he’ll be making a new version available soon. This manual was created using what Rik describes as “a ‘documentation generation system’, albeit a very slimline one.”

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jpegtran BeagleBoard compatibility

There are a number of applications available for RISC OS that carry out various transformations on JPEG files, such as JCut, JClean and Jigwas. These make use of the IJG (Independent JPEG Group) software to apply the transformations but, unfortunately, the “jpegtran” module supplied with these applications will not run on the BeagleBoard. Some months […]

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Konto: Yet another bank manager

Mark Beerling has released what he describes as “(yet another) bank manager application.” He explains that he has been using BkMgr (which I believe is a very old application called “Contex Bank Manager”) for many years, but that application hasn’t been updated for BeagleBoard compatibility – hence his new application, called Konto, which offers some […]

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Calibre 3.23 released

Calibre is a very comprehensive application for designing and printing calendars of all shapes, sizes and types, written by the late Ray Favre using Dr Wimp, his utility and function library designed to make it much easier to write fully multi-tasking RISC OS applications in BBC BASIC. The last “official” version of Calibre, as found […]