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Rainmeter 1.0 is Out


Rainmeter, only months after being reawakened, has reached the big 1.0 mile stone. It was good news to here development was being picked up on Rainmeter. It is great news to here they have reached the 1.0 mark. When I write an article (ok, not so often these days, but I digress), I don't take every increment out for a test spin. For this one, I just had to. I've never tried the whole Enigma desktop thing. I've read about it, but never got around to connecting the dots (it used a f...

07:42 pm, Monday, August 10, 2009 (8 years ago)


Rainmeter Revived


Rainmeter, after being abandoned for quite some time, has been brought back to life. Rainy, maker of the popular calendar app Rainlender, has brought on some help and restarted development as a Google code project. There is a forum and a IRC channel too. For those unfamiliar with the app, Rainmeter is a skinnable system resource monitor for windows. It can give you a readout on just about anything on your computer (and then some). It was the first really flexible app of its kind, blowi...

11:31 pm, Thursday, April 30, 2009 (8 years ago)


ColorPad v2.5 Released


ColorPad, after a long period of dormancy, has had an unexpectedly fast code revamp and release. CodePad has a newer alpha uploaded too. ColorPad is a popular skinnable color picking program; one that's been around for years. This latest release "add(s) support for floating point number format ... commonly used by OpenGL and Direct X". Release notes are in the download (way down in colorpad.txt). The author thought is would take much longer to complete the new version. He only began w...

10:14 pm, Thursday, November 20, 2008 (9 years ago)


ColorPad Site Back On-Line


Good news, the home site for one of the most skinned programs is back: ColorPad! Tonight I got an e-mail from the original author that the site for ColorPad was back on-line. I checked the link, tested the download, and sure enough it was back. Now, this isn't a new version, but hearing from a long lost coder is never a bad sign. My hope is that Val will continue development, and think I speak for the community when I say that. For those wondering: "Why did he contact this guy out of...

02:15 am, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 (9 years ago)


Xion Audio Player v1.0.82


Xion, the uniquely skinnable audio player, has recently released a new stable version. With over 200 fixes, tweaks, and added connivances, it's worth checking out if only to see what's new. Xion is an audio player designed to be fast, easy on memory, be innovatively easy to skin, and just play music. When it came out, it received a warm welcome by skinners who just were enjoying the skin format of the program. No, it doesn't do as much as WinAmp; no, it isn't as minimal as Foobar. Th...

04:59 pm, Sunday, April 29, 2007 (10 years ago)