Blog Splash

Another Review of KO Approach

by Kerido Wednesday, June 22, 2011 5:09 PM

It is great honor for us to have KO Approach reviewed by the software catalog 3d2f. According to the reviewer:

If you have a large hard drive with thousands of folders, subfolders and files, ease of navigation comes to the forefront and becomes the key ingredient of your everyday comfort. A large software archive or photo collection can easily have several nesting levels, so drilling down into a maze of subfolders while looking for a single file can be a tedious and time-consuming endeavor. If you are looking for a way to avoid this and make your work a lot more comfortable, try KO Approach!

KO Approach is a handy tool that completely changes the way you browse folders on your computer. It’s a compact tool that sits quietly in the background consuming a bare minimum of resources. Whenever you need to quickly preview the content of a folder, click it and hold down the mouse key to see a menu with all of its subfolders. To move deeper, do the same with menu items. As you see, you don’t need to go a dozen levels down to get to the file you need or open a bunch of windows blocking the desktop. No more annoying double-clicks — just open a menu once and quickly navigate to the bottom of the folder hierarchy until you get to the file you need! You can also use Approach Items to quickly access the most frequently used items from the system tray. KO Approach supports the mouse wheel for fast scrolling through folder menus and keyboard shortcuts for instant access to the program’s functions.

If you’ve been looking for a way to enhance your Windows Explorer’s usability and ergonomics, you won’t find a better candidate than KO Approach, so don’t hesitate to give it a test drive!

New Video, Social Bookmarking

by Kerido Sunday, December 5, 2010 3:21 PM

We've added a new demo video on the KO Approach home page. Check it out in High Definition. Also, the new Share menu is here to help you spread the word about KO Software.

A Flat Month List in BlogEngine.NET

by Kerido Wednesday, December 1, 2010 6:00 AM

Yesterday I received an automated notification e-mail informing that my additions to the BlogEngine.NET source code have been merged with the main repository. This is really a new kind of experience to me. Although I have contributed to open-source development, it's the first time I'm so inspired by the project and interested in its evolution. And, probably, it is the first time I know my change has been accepted.

Speaking about the contribution itself, it's a small enhancement to the Month List widget. Since I started to use it, I wanted to display a flat list of months, sorted from recent to oldest:

  • January 2010
  • December 2009
  • November 2009, etc.

I added two properties – GroupByYear and RecentDatesAtTop – to implement that. Without changing these, the widget looks the default way to retain backwards compatibility.

CSS Minify Algorithm Updates

by Kerido Sunday, November 21, 2010 8:25 AM

Today we have updated our Ultra Fast CSS Minify Algorithm. The updates include:

  • Fixed bugs causing whitespace removed near the percent sign % and both parentheses ().
  • Improved handling of both single-quoted and double-quoted strings.

We're finally committing the changes to the BlogEngine.NET repository and, hopefully, they will be available in some major product release.

Blogging Platform Updates

by Kerido Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:33 AM

Today we updated our blogging platform to BlogEngine.NET version 1.6. We are excited to use new comment moderation features. It's not a secret that many blogs are now becoming spam victims. This is why we say many thanks to BlogEngine.NET developers for implementing additional mechanisms to fight spam: comment auto-moderation, comment filtering, and batch deletion.