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[Icon] Chimes 13K   Download
Adds Westminster-style chimes to the desktop

[Icon] Counter 1.01 7K Help file Download
Counts down to the millennium, or any other date you choose! Updated to fix a "millennium bug" (unfortunate for a millennium countdown program!) The program would count correctly if left running over midnight, but wouldn't work if reloaded afterwards!

[Icon] Custom Characters 1.01 16K Help file Download
An alternative to Acorn's !Chars which allows you to create your own character layouts

[Icon] Elements 2.01 115K Help file Download
The complete guide to the chemical elements and periodic table. The new version has been considerably updated and re-designed. Please see the Elements home page for further information.

[Icon] Ferret 1.00 5K   Download
A desktop 'silly' with a ferret running on top of the iconbar!

[Icon] HTML Characters 1.00 8K Help file Download
Utility for converting all special characters in an HTML file into entity names.

[Icon] HTMspell 1.00 8K Help file Download
A program for spell-checking HTML files automatically, ignoring tags which ordinary spell-checkers would show up as mistakes. It can also be used to check plain text files.

[Icon] Messages 1.00 96K Help file Download
Adds some text under the RISC OS banner, to read while you are waiting for your computer to boot up.

[Icon] OldLook 4K   Download
Makes your desktop look like RISC OS 2. The perfect antidote to NewLook, NewerLook, EvenNewerLook, etc.

[Icon] Poker Patience 1.01 26K Help file Download
A desktop card game for one player.

[Icon] Saviour 1.05 12K Help file Download
Screen saver. The screen effects supplied are not brilliant, but the idea is that you can easily add your own. Graphics demos from computer magazines can easily be adapted for use with Saviour.

[Icon] Simple Upload 1.00 18K Help file Download
Simplifies the uploading of your web site. The application automatically determines which files and directories need uploading, and which files should be removed from the server, and uploads them with a single click! Integrates with the FTPc ftp client

[Icon] Spotlight on Europe 1.01 30K Help file Download
An up-to-date geographical quiz covering all of Europe, with questions on countries, capitals, cities, rivers, islands, peaks, inland features and seas & coastal features.

[Icon] SWI Converter 1.10 9K Help file Download
Programmers' tool, converting SWIs between string and numeric formats. Can convert all SYS commands in a program automatically.

[Icon] Utilis 2.05 24K Help file Download
General desktop utility providing a clock, application launcher, temporary file storage, plus much more.

[Icon] Vector 1.00 200K Help file Download
An arcade game of skill where you control the direction of acceleration rather than the speed. Features 100 levels!

[Icon] Weight Check 1.00 6K   Download
Computerised weighing machine, advising whether you are over- or underweight.

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Downloading information

Each application available for downloading is listed along with its latest version number and compressed file size.

[Help file icon]Many of the applications' Help files are available as web pages so that you can decide if it is worth downloading the whole application.

[Zip file icon]The applications are stored as zip files. To use them, you will need a program to 'unzip' them. If you do not already have such a program, you can download SparkPlug from David Pilling's web site. Once Sparkplug is on the iconbar, simply drag the downloaded zip file to it. A window will appear with the application inside it. To use the application, you must copy it to another directory.

If you have any problems downloading the software, please contact me for assistance. If you are unable to unzip the files, I will supply unzipped versions if necessary.


The software available for downloading from this web site is for computers running RISC OS, and will not work on standard Windows PCs or Apple Mac computers.

All applications have been tested with RISC OS versions 3.11 and 3.60, but some may not be compatible with RISC OS 2. The applications have not been tested with StrongArm, but as most are written in BASIC, this should not be a problem. If you have any difficulties with the software, please let me know.

Terms and conditions

Unless otherwise stated, the software on this page is freeware. The software is supplied on the condition that it is not modified or sold without my permission, and that all help files and information remain with the applications. The copyright remains with the author at all times.

The only other condition is that you give me feedback about the programs. That way, I will be able to improve these applications further, to the benefit of all users!


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