nPassword – portable password manager application for windows

nPassword is designed to be the ultimate portable password manager (according to my view on the topic of course)

It is light, standalone, portable and more secure than most of it’s competitors. The keyword is convenience and that’s the area where nPasswords goes ahead. You can use customizable systemwide keyboard shortcuts, create macros, access your passwords quickly from any program with the QuickPassword popup feature (Win+X by default) and you can drag your data fields off nPassword into any windows program.

portability

- it remembers your settings in whole into it’s own settings files and not windows registry
- it opens your last used databank automatically (optional)
- it uses relative paths
- it’s not dependent on any other program. you can use QuickPassword feature and macros into any program.
It is safe to use nPassword from your USB drive or memory card.
If you know any other password manager complying with the above please notify me. I’d like to know.

security

- 256bit AES encription should be sufficient for anyone under normal circumstancens
- macros and direct shortcut actions of nPasword cannot be tracked by keyloggers
- clipboard hooking protection(must be enabled in options) prevents other programs from being notified when you copy datafields from nPassword to the windows clipboard
- password char spy protection (rather silly but many other password managers fail to do it)

some of the features

- fully remembers it’s state
- high level of security through 256bit AES encryption
- can be carried conveniently on an USB Stick
- full featured export / import you can split and merge databases as you wish
- full featured tree database with folders, drag-drop, reordering etc.
- internal full text search engine (all words/any word/regexp/phrase) you won’t believe how powerful this engine actually is
- dragable record fields. you can drag your password over firefox’s field
- system wide hotkey support (check “Hotkeys” page in the settings dialog)
- quick password popup to be used from any program/browser through hotkeys
- password spy feature to read your old passwords from crappy programs
- password spy protection
- configurable password generator with “speakable” and “secure” modes
- secure direct filling (when using hotkeys)
- clipboard hook protection
- form filling macros
- persistent bookmarks organizer
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- session expire (under development)
- onscreen keyboard (under consideration)

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Read Editor’s Review about nPassword at softpedia.com it is the closest thing to program guide available.

NetGraph2 – network traffic monitoring tool for windows network connections

NetGraph2 - Realtime Network Connection Monitoring Tool

 

NetGraph is a network monitoring tool with a very small footprint. It shows a graph of your incoming and outgoing network activity on a selected network connection in realtime. Unlike some monstrous packages full with useless stuff this program is designed to be very light and to stand off your way. There is also a daily traffic log which you can use to track your daily traffic. 

Below is a list of some features of NetGraph:

  • Works on any windows network connection (ehernet, dialup, wireless)
  • Option to move away from the mouse so areas below graph are accessible(very handy ;) )
  • Transparency suport
  • Draggable and resizable graph
  • 4 mode Tray indicator – 2 snapshot modes and 2 graph modes
  • Auto-Hide capability when no traffic (Shows when trafic occurs)
  • Automatic and manual mode Graph axis scalling
  • Incoming and outgoing graph scale balancing
  • Automatic graph detail resolution – the bigger the graph the more details it shows
  • Mouse pointer position in the graph hint showing measure in pandwidth for this point (only shown in larger graph window size)
  • Traffic counters
  • Daily transfer log

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Note: The latest version of NetGraph2 is compatible with older windows platforms up to windows XP. It does NOT support newer windows versions from vista on!

nFLVPlayer – standalone FlashVideo (FLV) player for windows

I wrote this program because I needed a decent flash video(.flv) player and there was none to satisfy my requirements.
It’s built around macromedia flash ActiveX control and that control does decode the video so compliance is 100% guaranteed (it supports all codecs your installed flash player supports like sorenson, On2 VP6 etc).

nFLVPlayer plays Flash Video ™ format also known as .flv. This format provides the best available compression out there through the VP6 codec(and h264/mp4 with latest versions). At this time Flash Video is the best format for online video playback … but it lacks support in other means of usage. A while ago I had to work on an online video streaming service that needed to play flash video and I found out there was no decent standalone player to try my video’s quality/size in various setups … so I wrote this one.

nFLVPlayer can also be used to play videos from most large online sources (like YouTube, Google Video, Pornotube, Metacafe, iFilm, Dailymotion,Collegehumor,LiveClip, Myspace,Blastro , Blennus, Blip.tv, Bofunk, Bolt, fliqz, AOL, Break.com, Castpost, CollegeHumor, Current TV, Dachix, Danerd, DailySixer.com, DevilDucky, Double Agent, eVideoShare, FindVideos, Free Video Blog, Grouper, Hiphopdeal, Music.com, MusicVideoCodes.info, MySpace Video Code, Newgrounds, PcPlanets, Pixparty, PlsThx, Putfile, Revver,eefoof,Professional Rockstars and many more. ) providing you get the proper URL’s.

You can use mozilla firefox extensions like Ook? Video Ook!,Fast Video Download,Google Video Downloader etc. to get the proper links or download the videos.

This player offers common video player functionality controls. As an addition there is an OSD display, Smoothing function, and most recently accessed files and URL’s list.

Since version 1.1+ nFLVPlayer offers fullscreen playback and picture adjustment controls for brightness, contrast, saturation and hue.

You need a flash plugin installed on your system in order for this player to work. The oldest flash version that nFLVPlayer supports is Flash 7 which imposes some limitations and may not play all possible videos because it lacks codecs for the newest. I recommend installing flash 9 or newer as it has quite a lot of improvements in performance.

This player provides superior full screen playback performance compared to other similar players still the performance bottleneck lies in Macromedia(now Adobe)’s poor OS support. As stated above flash player 9 or newer is recommended for better fullscreen performance.

Note that FlashVideo is generally very CPU consuming so heavy bitrate video will need faster CPU accordingly.

UPDATE v 1.4 nFLVPlayer now supports native flash fullscreen :) There is a new mini player controls panel with autohide capability for the fullscreen mode.

There are also video file metadata display and a new video aspect ratio correction feature.
You can see information about the video file including video/audio codec and bitrate, framerate etc. The amount of information available depends on how complete is the information within the video file. FLV metadata can be injected with a third party tool like flvtool.

The new aspect ratio correction feature allows you to explicitly set a video to 4:3 or 16:9 or to fill the screen up to 4:3 or 16:9 by cutting from the sides allowing to fill a screen in the desired proportions without distorting the image.

Also nFLVPlayer now uses a different format and no external .swf file is needed anymore.

It’s light. It’s fast. It’s FREE. Enjoy!

P.S. For the future of nFLVPlayer I’m investigating the idea of making nFLVPlayer a semi-codec for DirectShow which will allow flv video to be played with MediaPlayer and other DirectShow players(maybe even the use of DivX subtitles will be possible) and fullscreen overlay to be used for better rendering efficiency (which Macromedia fail to implement for years now).

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ImageScaler – image scale, resize and crop program for windows

I wrote this program because I’ve got tired of the poor quality image scaling(i.e. resizing) in image manipulation programs like: PhotoShop, PaintShopPro, Picture Publisher, ACDSee etc. which only offer the crappy bicubic algorithm.
current version: 1.2.1.11

The program is simple with some usefull functions.
If you need to resize a few photos this program may be a good choice.
+ Opens multiple image formats
+ Good quality image scaling (Lanczos3,Mitchell,Spline,Bell,Hermlite,Triangle algorithms)
+ Image Flip,Flop and Rotation(+/-90 degrees)
+ Mix with color, Lightness, Darkness
+ Gamma correction
+ Crop region
+ Undo function :)

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CodeBank – hierachical source code snippet database

CodeBank v2 is tree based (XML) personal information database program for windows. This means that it has an Explorer like interface with a treeview on the left and a record view on the right. You can store any text snippet into every record and they are stored into a portable database.

current version 2.1.2.100

It allows you to maintain a hierachical database of textual information like:

* programming code snippets
* notes
* links
* quotes
* SQL queries
+ whatever you like you name it
CodeBank is designed to work with relatively large amount of records. I have successfully tested it with 20000+ records.

Unlike similar programs CodeBank is fully portable and can be carried on removable media. The compression feature
helps in that matter too. The encryption feature provides high grade (256bit AES) of security for sensitive information.
The internal search engine can search for words, phrases and regular expressions.
CodeBank also allows you to comment and tag your own snippets/records so you can find them easier later.

The initial reason I developed this application was to help with the training of a programming team for programming competitions (ACM, TopCoder etc.)

* remembers the exact state you left it
* Great “Search Engine” for the database
* syntax highlighting in C/C++, Object Pascal, Java, XML, Visual Basic, VBScript, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Perl, Python, SQL
* Drag & Drop
* Unlimited database size
* Export/Import between databases
* zip Compression
* AES Encryption

Download Links:

 

Command Keyboard Shortcut
Cursor Movement and Selection
Cursor Movement Arrow Keys
Select All Ctrl+A
Keyboard Selection Shift+[Arrow Keys]
Keyboard Scrolling Ctrl+[Up or Down]
Word Selection Shift+Ctrl+[Left or Right]
Word Aligned Cursor Movement Ctrl+[Left or Right]
Page Scroll PgDn or PgUp
Page Select Shift+[PgDn or PgUp]
Move Cursor to Page Bottom Ctrl+PgDn
Move Cursor to Page Top Ctrl+PgUp
Select to Page Bottom Shift+Ctrl+PgDn
Select to Page Top Shift+Ctrl+PgUp
Line Start Home
Select to Line Start Shift+Home
Go to First Line Ctrl+Home
Select to First Line Shift+Ctrl+Home
Line End End
Select to Line End Shift+End
Go to Last Line Ctrl+End
Select to Last Line Shift+Ctrl+End
Keyboard Input Mode Ins
Match Bracket Shift+Ctrl+B
Selection Modes
Normal Select Shift+Ctrl+N
Column Select Shift+Ctrl+C
Line Select Shift+Ctrl+L
Clipboard
Copy Ctrl+Ins; Ctrl+C
Cut Shift+Del; Ctrl+X
Paste Shift+Ins; Ctrl+V
Editing
Undo Alt+BkSp; Ctrl+Z
Redo Shift+Alt+BkSp; Shift+Ctrl+Z
Delete Last Word Ctrl+BkSp
Delete Word Ctrl+T
Delete Line Ctrl+Y
Indent Block Shift+Ctrl+I
Unindent Block Shift+Ctrl+U
Markers
Set Marker Shift+Ctrl+[0..9]
Goto Marker Ctrl+[0..9]

nPad2 Source viewer/Code editor

I wrote this program(in 2003) because I needed a versatile source viewer and source code editor with syntax highlighting and basic text manipulation functions. As of 2014 I still use nPad2 daily for viewing multiple files on Windows 7/8 while for editing I may use other editors/IDEs.

current version: 3.0.1.27

This program offers basically the same functionality as ConText, JediEdit, UltraEdit etc. but for a single file and does it much faster. nPad2 outperforms any of it’s competitors when it comes to browsing huge codebases(2000+ files), editing multiple files simultaneously (20+ files) and editing of large files (I’ve edited 300MB SQL files with it with no problem at all). I have huge codebase of projects and quick access to this code is essential. Combined with windows explorer and a search program(mine to be released) nPad works great.

nPad2 uses multiple application windows(SDI as opposed to MDI), which allows you to use the taskbar(with grouping if you prefer) instead of some clumsy tabs, but still uses single instance of the program for better memory efficiency.

Another good use of nPad2 is notepad replacement and file open command handler. This is perfect for tech oriented people looking through multiple configuration or source files.

I use it to view and make quick editions in web scripts and to look trough my programs sources.

 

  • unicode supprot
  • large file support up to 2GB
  • one of the fastests and lightest in it’s class
  • capable of integration with windows explorer
  • syntax highligh (HTML, PHP, ASP, C++, Object Pascal, Java, Basic, CSS, JavaScript, SQL)
  • highlights all HTML, ASP, PHP, JavaScript and SCC in a single CGI Script
  • stay On Top
  • Single instance – multiple editors
  • Accepts files dragged form Explorer
  • Open multiple files (from commandline or DragDrop)
  • RegExp search/replace
  • Slots for saving (to own database)
  • Logging mode(automatically refresh if file has changed) available
  • Custom highlighter color schemes
  • Bracket highlighting

Download Links:

 

nPad2 v3.0 keyboard shortcuts

Command Keyboard Shortcut
URLs
Open URL Ctrl+Click
Cursor Movement and Selection
Cursor Movement Arrow Keys
Select All Ctrl+A
Keyboard Selection Shift+[Arrow Keys]
Keyboard Scrolling Ctrl+[Up or Down]
Word Selection Shift+Ctrl+[Left or Right]
Word Aligned Cursor Movement Ctrl+[Left or Right]
Page Scroll PgDn or PgUp
Page Select Shift+[PgDn or PgUp]
Move Cursor to Page Bottom Ctrl+PgDn
Move Cursor to Page Top Ctrl+PgUp
Select to Page Bottom Shift+Ctrl+PgDn
Select to Page Top Shift+Ctrl+PgUp
Line Start Home
Select to Line Start Shift+Home
Go to First Line Ctrl+Home
Select to First Line Shift+Ctrl+Home
Line End End
Select to Line End Shift+End
Go to Last Line Ctrl+End
Select to Last Line Shift+Ctrl+End
Keyboard Input Mode Ins
Match Bracket Shift+Ctrl+B
Move Selection Up by one line Ctrl+Alt+Up
Move Selection Down by one line Ctrl+Alt+Down
Selection Modes
Normal Select Shift+Ctrl+N
Column Select Shift+Ctrl+C
Line Select Shift+Ctrl+L
Clipboard
Copy Ctrl+Ins; Ctrl+C
Cut Shift+Del; Ctrl+X
Paste Shift+Ins; Ctrl+V
Duplicate Line Ctrl+D
Editing
Undo Alt+BkSp; Ctrl+Z
Redo Shift+Alt+BkSp; Shift+Ctrl+Z
Delete Last Word Ctrl+BkSp
Delete Word Ctrl+T
Delete Line Ctrl+Y
Indent Block Shift+Ctrl+I
Unindent Block Shift+Ctrl+U
Markers
Set Marker Shift+Ctrl+[0..9]
Goto Marker Ctrl+[0..9]
Case Change
Upper Case Ctrl+U
Lower Case Ctrl+L

 

nConvers – Miranda IM messaging plugin

is a “conversation style” messaging and History plugin for Miranda-IM. This plugins created an advanced conversation style with history and smilie icons support. It was created in the old days of 2002 and developed up to 2004.

This messaging plugin features some very “advanced” for it’s time messaging concepts and lots of configuration options With all it’s eye candy nConvers never used more than a few megabytes of RAM and remained perfectly usable with as much as 30000 messages displayed. It’s main features were speed and fast access to your earlier conversations. the history supports advanced filtering and Regular Expressions too.  I had to abandon it’s development in order to spend mi time building a working company. As of now nConvers is not compatible with latest miranda API and will not run on new Miranda versions. I do not have any immediate plans for updating or continuing development of this plugin for three reasons in that order:

  1. The world has changed a lot since 2003-2004. Open messaging protocols are no longer dominant.(I blame Skype and AOL for that)
  2. Miranda platform is not going the way I’d like. Mainly because of the above reason, but there are also a lot of bad decisions on the api and features since then IMHO.
  3. I don’t have time.

An interesting note on free software: Code from this messaging plugin has been used in Skype(tm) against the GPL license of my code and some bugs present in the beta version of this plugin (downloadable below) are still present in Skype as of today(2011) these bugs have been fixed back in 2004 with later alphas, but I decided not to release that code…  Cheers for open source!