Screen of my Iyonix showing this page in NetSurf
Iyonix screenshot. Early version of this page in NetSurf with added ButtonBar (see below)

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Is your device using RISC OS (version 3 or later)? None of the software here works without it. If all you have is a Windows, Mac or Linux box you could try an emulator such as RPCEmu. RISC OS can be run natively on a variety of hardware including a Raspberry Pi. More: Wikipedia/RISC OS

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Firstly, here are four Acorn Replay movies created with VideoDesk, the hardware Podule and software for digitising and editing PAL video with a Risc PC (Wikipedia/Risc PC). The Replay (ARMovie) files are about twice the size of the Zip files they arrive in. LinMacWin users may download the files but don’t be expected to be able to play them.

Euclid "composite"
Euclid "composite"

Secondly , here are some of my old Euclid files (11KB) new users could consider examples. They relate to a few of the theatre sets I designed and built.

Thirdly, here are some RISC OS public domain and/or freeware freely distributable applications and files I find or found useful:

Clipdraw (14KB) by Derek Baron. This will allow you to clip a rectangular section from a drawfile. works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07 does not work
Jcut, Jsize, JcleanJcut, Jsize, Jclean J. David Barrow's suite of JPEG manipulation applications: JClean (Jclean400 (97KB)), JSize (Jsize101 (9KB)), and JCut (Jcut301 (110KB)). These programs operate on JPEGs in such a way as not to re-sample the images. JClean will 'clean' JPEGs (such that they load into more programs) and enable you to manipulate the comments and suchlike in the file; JSize allows you to change DPI settings and JCut will let you trim (etc.) the image without loss of detail. You may want/need to drop in the new jpegtrans kindly updated by Chris Johnson and here is a later versions of the Jpegtools than hosted on this page http://www.riscos.info/packages/GraphicsDetails.html#libjpeg-progs. (To be continued...) works with RISC OS 3.n, and 5.12. 4.n and 6.n unknown
Simply the best email/newsreader on any platform. I’m not going to reinvent the wheel, Martin Avison has done a splendid job of bringing all the links together in one place. works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07 does work
WastebinWastebin The RISC User Desktop Dustbin - called '!WasteBin (6KB)' - by David Spencer (1989!). Though it may not have the bells and whistles of other utilities, it deletes files; that is all I need it for. It stores them in a temporary directory inside itself and does not intercept the filer delete. works with RISC OS 3.n, and 5.12. 4.n and 6.n unknown

RISC OS mimemap from timil.com

works with RISC OS 3.n, and 5.12. 4.n and 6.n unknown

Fourthly, here is my mimemap file. The textual file 'mimemap' as provided here is the local version of a data file for the system module MimeMap. Together they provide other parts of RISC OS and its applications with the ability to understand 'foreign' filetypes denoted by file extensions or MIME types when transmitted over the internet. This is what enables a .jpeg to be received by email, over the web, or read from a Sunfish share, to be correctly filetyped as JPEG and correctly displayed as such by the filer. Various versions of the mimemap file are or have been distributed with various versions of RISC OS. All I am trying to do here is provide a consistent resource that can be used across all RISC OS versions. It is freely distributable and fully editable. I am using the same file with both Iyonix and Raspberry Pi 2B. My primary purpose is to keep them both working optimally, hence I hope to keep this file as up-to-date as possible. The link will load the file 'mimemap' into your browser. All remaining information is there.

And Fifthly, I write the occasional utility. Usually simple. Just something I need for a specific purpose but couldn't find elsewhere. Here are some of them...

works with RISC OS 3.n, and 5.12. 4.n and 6.n unknown add/eml

Some email providers want spam messages to be returned as a MIME attachment and with a PC .eml extension. This app simply installs to the iconbar and any file dropped on it will have /eml added to its leafname. With Pluto it is a simple matter to 'Export' the original spam message to a temporary directory, drop the file on the add/eml icon and then drag the renamed file to a Pluto write window. Quicker to do than write. ;-) Please heed the warning in the app's !Help file.
Download it now. Only 7K. add/eml/zip

works with RISC OS 3.n, and 5.12. 4.n and 6.n unknownButtonbar for Netsurf (+ some old versions of NetSurf for RISC OS)

NetSurf ButtonBar

There were just two things I wanted buttons for in Netsurf: editing the page (because I do that a lot) and displaying edges (which keypress? I forget!). I fired up the excellent !BBarEdit (from: www.flypig.co.uk) and created my own and thought I would add a few other functions too so you have buttons for: Help, Page Info, Clear address bar and Enter 'www.', Save as text, Save as draw, Increase scale, Decrease scale, Show edges and Edit.
Download it now. Only 28K. Buttonbar4Netsurf.zip

works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07 does not work Bell

I became tired of the loud and intrusive (or inaudible) standard Acorn ‘Beep’ on RISC OS 3.n, so created ‘Bell’ instead. An attempt at a much gentler nudge by those programs which insist on using BELL (VDU7). (It isn’t the sound of a bell but calling it that saves me confusion!)
Download it now. Only 7K. bell/zip


works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07 does workEXIFinfo.Formats.DtRnm-Tim

This zip file contains a skeleton !EXIFinfo application directory which contains only my version of a Formats file. Using EXIFinfo with this file will turn (e.g.)
Dsc00054/jpg into
(At 11.08 am on the 22 July 2006 I was snapped on my own phone!)
Download it now. Only 1303 bytes. Formats_EXIFinfo.zip


works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07 does work !FileCaret

This mini application allows a file (containing text usually) to be dropped onto the icon-bar icon. The contents of the file will be typed in at the current caret position. Very useful for users of Prophet who wish to import a single address, say. With Prophet's multi-line writeable icons use Edit's CR/LF option before import. It is also able to write text to a Fresco web page text field (where the Clipboard does not work).
Download it now. Only 2K. fc/zip

works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07 does work Fist

Manage Filer Display options easily for individual directories
Download it now. Only 8K. fist/zip

works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07 does work OpenDir

This pseudo application, which is nothing more than a collection of obey files disguised as odd directory folders, provides links to any directory from any other. It is useful, for example, for Voyager users sometimes to find their outgoing email, which is buried somewhere inside !Voyager. As long as !Voyager has been seen by the filer, OpenDir can find the email for you. Nothing complicated, but a few useful things to attach to your pinboard.
Download it now. Only 11K. od/zip

works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07 does work Speedo

This mini application gives a numeric or graphical display of the desktop’s speed.
Download it now. Only 7K. speedo/zip

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works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07...5.19 does workThis indicates an application which works on RISC OS 3.1, 3.7, and 5.07...5.19
works with RISC OS 3.n, 4.n unknown, 5.07... does not workThis indicates an application which works on RISC OS 3.1 and 3.7 but not with 5.07...
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