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ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:14 pm
by mwieder
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 controls palette
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PowerTools Graphics Palette
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PowerTools Widgets Panel

Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:16 am
by FourthWorld
Looks great, Mark!

Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:43 am
by mwieder
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.

Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:29 am
by FourthWorld
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.

Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:31 am
by mwieder
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.

Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:01 pm
by mwieder
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

Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:26 pm
by bogs
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

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:54 pm
by mwieder
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.

Re: ANN: PowerTools 2.0

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:55 pm
by bogs
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).