Roger Meier's Freeware

About Me

My name is Roger Meier, and I am NOT a professional programmer. Writing my own programs is a hobby that I picked up when I couldn't find any decent (if at all) freeware or shareware for certain tasks for which I wanted to use a computer.

I picked REALBasic as my language of choice for several reaons, including its structure, its "object-orientedness", its capability to create executables for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux Platforms, and last but not least for its fairly large and helpful user community.

Over the years I've created a fair amount of small apps and tools for my self, and every once in while I end up with something that may be of general use. These are the applications that are posted on this website.

If you are a REALBasic programmer or hobbyist like myself, I also host several open-source projects that you might be interested in.

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THE SOFTWARE TITLES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR AUTHORS AND COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR HOLDERS OF THESE SOFTWARE TITLES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, OR ANY SPECIAL INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THESE SOFTWARE TITLES.

Very useful stuff

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CoolTerm


Mac
Win
Linux
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1.4.4

CoolTerm is a simple serial port terminal application (no terminal emulation) that is geared towards hobbyists and professionals with a need to exchange data with hardware connected to serial ports such as servo controllers, robotic kits, GPS receivers, microcontrollers, etc.
Written in REALBasic.

NOTE: Starting with v1.4.4, the official Mac build will only support Intel-based Macs. OS X 10.7 or newer is required. For a universal binary supporting OS X 10.6 or older, click here.

NOTE: The LINUX version is not officially supported. While almost everything is expected to work as expected, virtually no testing has been performed to confirm that all the features work properly. I have no LINUX system that I can use for testing and debugging. The LINUX build has been posted here as a courtesy to the users that asked for it. Please use this build at your own risk. Please use the forums to share your experiences with other users.



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BatchTouch


Mac
Win
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1.2.0

BatchTouch is a utility to batch-change the creation and/or modification date of files and folders.
Written in REALBasic.



Famous Software Download

iConStruct


Mac
Win
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1.2.0

iConStruct is a utility for programmers that offers a simple way to create icons with masks of various sizes from a given picture file.
Written in REALBasic.




Pretty useful stuff

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MathSheetGenerator


Mac
Win
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1.3.0

MathSheetGenerator is a simple utility for educators and parents to automatically create sheets of simple math exercises for elementary school children.
Written in REALBasic.





VisualTimer


Mac
Win
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1.1.0

VisualTimer is a simple count-down timer application with a visual read-out. Remaining time is shown as red wedge that becomes smaller as time passes.
Written in REALBasic.

Need to run VisualTimer your flat screen TV or your smart phone? Download 60-minute long movie files with chapter markers at 5-minute intervals in different sizes here: 240p, 480p, 720p, 1080p (H.264, 0.1fps).



Egg-Time Counter


Mac
Win
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1.1.0

Egg Timer is a simple count-down timer application.
Written in REALBasic.


Album Enabler for Cooliris


Mac
Win
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1.1.1

Album Enabler for Cooliris is a simple utility to facilitate enabling existing web albums created by software such as Apple iPhoto or similar programs for the Cooliris® browser plugin.
Written in REALBasic.

COOLIRIS is a trademark of Cooliris, Inc. and is registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Somewhat useful stuff

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Description
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vTIX


Mac
Win
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Excel Version


1.0.0

vTIX is a software emulation of the famous TIX clock made by Cube Root. TIX can be purchased online at ThinkGeek.
Written in REALBasic.

TIX is a registered trademark of Cube Root Labs Corporation California.


CrosswordDownloader


Mac
Win
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1.2.2

Crossword Downloader downloads crossword files (or even other files for that matter), that have dates included in their filenames, for a given time span.
Written in REALBasic.

PuzzlePrint


Mac
Win
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1.0.2

An application that prints crossword puzzles in AcrossLite format on paper so that they can be solved with pencil or pen. It also converts puzzles to CrossBow format for Palm Handhelds.
Written in REALBasic.

mpa-Maker


Mac
Win
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1.0.1

mpa-Maker is an application that packs individual text files into a singe mpa (Memopad Archive) file for Palm Handhelds. mpa files can be synchronized to the Palm Handheld via the Palm Desktop software.
Written in REALBasic.

HawaiianNameTranslator


Mac
Win
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1.0.0

A small application that translates first names to their Hawaiian equivalents.
HawaiianNameTranslator is written in REALBasic.

Less useful stuff

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R2D2 Translator


Mac
Win
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1.0.0

A small desktop application, written in REALBasic, that translates ordinary text to R2D2 language.

TreknoBabble


Mac
Win
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1.0.0

A REALBasic implementation of the famous Random Treknobabble Generator that can be found online and in many stand-alone implementations for various platforms. This implementation can also speak the sentences, if the platform supports it (Mac, Win XP and newer).

Flatulator


Mac
Win
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1.0.0

The name says it all. Produces human noises whenever a key is pressed.
Written in REALBasic.

Previous Releases

Previous releases of my freeware applications can be found here.

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