Quick Access Popup progress report

qap-MASTER--512It took me more than one year and a half to take Folders Popup to the level of functionalities you know today. To take this app even further, I took the last five months to completely rewrite it. A lot has been done behind the scene to make the code easier to maintain and make evolve in the future. But, at its very first release, you will see a lot of new features in this app renamed Quick Access Popup:

  • a favorite settings windows easier to navigate
  • more flexibility in the customization of the popup menu
  • keyboard or mouse shortcuts for each individual favorite or submenu
  • new favorite options in a brand new dialog box to control how favorites are inserted in the popup menu or launched (window position, launch with, parameters, etc.)
  • a new FTP favorite type with support for login name and password
  • "one-click" to launch a group of favorites, with group management fully integrated with favorites settings
  • a new Power menu to edit favorites directly from the menu or copy favorites's location to clipboard
  • native custom file manager support (without the need for the FPconnect addon)
  • ... and still more to come!

Until Quick Access Popup is ready for public release, you can continue to use Folders Popup. Quick Access Popup will be delivered with a tool to import your Folders Popup favorites and options, making the transition straightforward.

And I continue to maintain Folders Popup. I will soon release a new version to provide better support for Windows 10.

But, if you have the time and the technical interest to give Quick Access Popup a try, provide valuable feedback or help uncover bugs, you are welcome to join the beta testers group. Just read the instructions and the usual beta test warnings and you will ready to download the latest beta version.

Thank you for your continuing support!

News from the developer’s desk

qap-MASTER--512In the last months, my programming time have been mostly dedicated to my new project: the development of Quick Access Popup (QAP), a complete rewrite of Folders Popup. In the last four months, I completely redesigned the internal architecture of the application. This, by itself, will not be visible by the Folders Popup users. But this new platform makes it easier to add new features and to build a more flexible tool to edit your popup menu and favorites.

If you want to know more about some of the new features coming up, please read this post on the QAP website.

In the mean time, I still do quick fixes or additions to Folders Popup. In the last releases (v5.1.1 and v5.1.2), I improved support for the Explorer extension Clover users, improved group load error management, fixed a bug with FPconnect and some minor label error fixes. More info in the Folders Popup page.

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Works in progress: MyTunesCovers

Some news from the programmer's workshop... I just released v1.2 of Folders Popup, thanks to some users suggestions. See the details on the support page.

Next release should be CSV Buddy with search-and-replace features. More to come on this in the next weeks.

For now, I'm returning to my new project: MyTunesCovers. This is a tool to manage iTunes and MP3 covers (artworks, as iTunes call them). I'm not yet ready to give more information on this but, when in its time, an Alpha release will allow interested users to give it a try. Let me know if you are interested.

UPDATE (2014-03-19): A description of the app and its first ALPHA release are now available here.

Interesting Folders Popup review and tutorial

Thank you to all bloggers for their review of my apps. This one from Syed Humza Shah about Folders Popup is very well written.

Welcome to my blog

This is my first "real" post. Other posts below were written earlier today and I re-dated them to reflect the history of my recent projects.

I'm now preparing the fisrt officiel release (1.0) of FoldersPopup, doing last tests and refraining from adding last minute changes that could result in... last minute bugs :-) The most wanted new features, configuring mouse triggers and adding keyboard triggers, will be there in a brand new Options dialog box. This should be posted "real soon now".