This page lists the current versions of my applications which are specifically targeted at "desktop versions" (i.e. Ensemble and NewDeal) of GEOS and, where possible, makes them available for immediate downloading. I will be trying to include new programs "as they appear".
What makes these applications "desktop" specific is usally the way the UI has been designed. For this reason, most of these will also work on the GeoBook with its large screen as well. Some of them will also work on the Zoomer.
[current version: 0.2 "preview"] A program to import HPGL and CGM vector graphics files into Geos. I have optimized this program quite a lot since the last public release, and even though it is not quite finished, I believe that it won't get any better just sitting on my hard disk and not getting any testing... So you can either go for the "tried and true" 0.1 version, or test your luck with the 0.2 "preview". One of the most important new features is the ability to create editable objects, which was probably the #1 complaint about the first release.
The program allows recording of up to 128 mouse clicks and/or keystrokes in Ensemble and NewDeal Office and plays them back as often as you want. The current version is limited to only one macro that can be active in memory at any time, and it cannot yet save macros to disks - but it is already quite useful for performing repetive tasks.
Updated: This version allows you to define your own sample text in case you have any special wishes or experience crashes with the provided sample.
[last "freeware" version: 0.3] FontMagick can help you create special font effects, like those found in the GeoBanner program, for inclusion in your documents. You can choose from a number of shadow types, create three-dimensional letters or add outlines to any Geos font.
Following is a list of the most important new features in Version 1.0:
Starting from version 1.0, new releases of FontMagick will be distributed under the Breadbox label. Please see their homepage for information on how to order FontMagick 1.0. Older versions (up to 0.3) will remain free software.
A 3D graphics demo for Geos and the OmniGo. In this sample program, you can walk through a maze of texture-mapped walls. This program is based on a Macintosh version by Stefan Becker published in the German c't magazine (issue 2/96). Full source code included.
[Help Viewer current version: 1.1] The Help Viewer program allows you to open PC/Geos help files by double-clicking. In addition, you can use it to create self-running presentations from help files. The Viewer will probably not be developed any further, because the Book Reader provides a better way of of presenting content files to the end user. As a migration option, there is PaperClip which converts help files to Book Reader documents.
This driver causes DOS applications to be started as separate sessions without shutting down when Geos is run under OS/2 2.1 and above.
[current version: 2] This patch modifies the CS4GEOS client originally designed for use on Zoomer-type devices to run on the OmniGo 100 and under Ensemble 2.0. The client itself is available on CompuServe for $10 and permits the retrival of Mail, Stock Quotes, Weather and News from within Geos - in particular, Forums and file downloads are not supported.
Please note that installation of the client on the OmniGo's internal RAM disk (if no RAM card is available or the PCMCIA slot is used by another card) requires some sort of data compression to be installed to make the program fit into the avilable space. I'm personally using dLite for this purpose (see blow).
This simple program removes selected "tokens" (icons) from the Token Database. Source code for this program is available on the Development page.
The preview version of WebMagick (which only works as an offline
viewer for HTML files), is still available for free download at
the Breadbox Computer