ANN: PowerTools 2.0

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ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Post by mwieder » Wed May 03, 2017 9:14 pm

With the 9.0 release of LiveCode just around the corner, we're announcing the new build of PowerTools.
As usual, this is a free upgrade for existing users, and it's still only $40 US for new users.

PowerTools is a drop-in plugin replacement for the IDE's built-in tools palette.
It gives you
  • better controls organization
  • natively-drawn controls (not monochrome svg)
  • improved paint tools with persistent properties
  • additional controls
  • widget organization using folders and aliases
  • save screen real estate (double-click to minimize or restore)
  • much, much more
http://www.ahsoftware.net/PowerTools/PowerTools.lc

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PowerTools Widgets Panel

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Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Post by FourthWorld » Thu May 04, 2017 12:16 am

Looks great, Mark!
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Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Post by mwieder » Thu May 04, 2017 12:43 am

Thanks.

I suppose I should also point out that the camera tool on the paint palette gives a workaround for the nonfunctional "import snapshot" command on linux, allowing you to select a rectangular portion of the screen using the crosshairs.

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Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Post by FourthWorld » Thu May 04, 2017 2:29 am

mwieder wrote:I suppose I should also point out that the camera tool on the paint palette gives a workaround for the nonfunctional "import snapshot" command on linux, allowing you to select a rectangular portion of the screen using the crosshairs.
It's unfortunate that's been outstanding so long, but glad you have a workaround for it.
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Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Post by mwieder » Thu May 04, 2017 2:31 am

Yah, it's ugly and I'm happy to share it with anyone who needs the workaround. After two years I just got tired of waiting.

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Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Post by mwieder » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:01 pm

Now that version 9.0 of LiveCode has been released, we're announcing the new build of PowerTools.

Upgrades are always free for existing users, and it's still only $40 US for new users.
Current registered users: You will need your username and registration code to download the file. If you need your registration code again for any reason, drop me a line.

PowerTools 2.0.12 is a drop-in plugin replacement for the IDE's built-in tools palette.

It gives you
  • better controls organization
  • natively-drawn controls (not monochrome svg)
  • improved paint tools with persistent properties
  • additional controls
  • widget organization using folders and aliases
  • save screen real estate (double-click to minimize or restore)
  • improved widget image cacheing for speed
  • much, much more
see more at:
http://www.ahsoftware.net/PowerTools/PowerTools.lc

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Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Post by bogs » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:26 pm

Nice Mark!
mwieder wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:01 pm
save screen real estate (double-click to minimize or restore)
On linux, if the desktop supports it (like xfce), this is even easier. I set the mouse wheel to shade the window on roll, which really saves a lot of space :D

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Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Post by mwieder » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:54 pm

Yep, if the operating system supports it, that's another option as well. And then you can place it where you want it on the screen. Or screens, if you have multiple monitors.

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Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Post by bogs » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:55 pm

That is another thing I really like about PT, when you do place it, it always shows up where you left it, unlike the tools palette that ships with Lc lately, but it used to (circa Lc 1.1 to 6.5.2).
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