Mobile Device Apps
Finally, a real scientific calculator designed specifically for webOS! No shift keys, no cramped and crowded interface, just the functions you need when you need them. BusbyCreations Calculator leverages the built in power of webOS and native widgets to help get your calculating done.
Functions are quickly available in drop-down menus just by tapping a button. A full range of Trigonometric and Exponential functions are available, as well as a selection of Statistical and Financial operations.
Is BC Calculator missing something you need? Let us know!
QuickPlot is a little program with a wizard-style interface designed to quickly plot data from a text file and overlay the data with a linear least squares fit. The parameters of the fit are also presented. Use QuickPlot when all you need is a quick plot!
Command Line Tools
Available for BASH or Windows Powershell
SearchDir is a command line utility which will scan any directory you specify for a match to any regular expression you specify. Unlike some graphical utilities SearchDir boasts full regular expression matching, can search hidden directories, and can search file contents as well as file names. Now, that elusive file is just a few keystrokes away!
Download for either BASH (Linux/BSD/other POSIX) or Windows PowerShell from the project page on Google Code. Licensed under the zlib/libpng license; SearchDir is free to download, use, modify and distribute.
Available for Linux
Windows users can download applications from Google to help integrate GMail and other Google Apps into their desktop. Linux users aren't offered this same functionality from Google. This little python script helps solve that problem by integrating Gmail into any Linux installation which has the excellent Chromium web browser installed. Set this little Python script as the default handler for "mailto" URI links, type your message in the window which appears, and profit!
Download the script from the project page on Google Code. Licensed under the zlib/libpng license; SearchDir is free to download, use, modify and distribute.
Available for Linux and BSD
Getting the size of a directory using a GUI is usually just a couple clicks away. The same information can be much more difficult to obtain from the command line. With sizeof you just type
and the script parses the directory (or single file) and spits out the size, in a nice, human-readable form. Use
sizeof -a /some/directory
to get a list of every file and its size, as well as the total.
The script is available on Google Code. Licensed under the zlib/libpng license; sizeof is free to download, use, modify and distribute.
Available for Linux (and possibly others)
Cron is great; getting messages when a cron job fails is also great; running a full-blown mail server just to get and occasional message from cron is not so great. Instead of using sendmail, postfix, or any number of other complicated, overly resource hungry, potential security risks use sendmail-mini. This little script accepts mail messages from local applications and dumps them into your system mailbox -- no open ports, no daemons, and no lost messages.
Sendmail-mini is available at google code. Download the source now, or wait for a packag (coming soon!). Licensed under the new BSD (3-clause BSD) license. Sendmail-mini is free to download, use, modify and distribute.