Posts Tagged ‘PrimalPad’


 

What’s new for PrimalPad 2015?

Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
PrimalPad has been a favorite “keep on your flash drive” tool for many users. The 2015 version has seen some little cosmetic changes in the ribbon layout. We have moved some functionality like window management, SAPIEN Tools and check for updates to the “Tools” tab to make more room for user tools on the home tab. You may also notice that there are some additional options in the “View” panel for viewing whitespace characters and expanding or collapsing regions and code elements. The code folding support in general is much improved over previous versions, due to a new generation of…   More »

New SAPIEN Update tool integrated into all 2015 products

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Alex Riedel
With the release of the latest versions of the 2015 SAPIEN products we also integrated a new update tool. This new version will check for updates on all licensed and unexpired trial version of our products. It can download and install the updated versions without you going to your accounts page. If you need to roll out updates to multiple machines, you can use the “Download only” button to get the checked updates downloaded to your Windows downloads folder. You can then manually install the updates as needed. The new update tool also shows a brief synopsis of what…   More »

PrimalPad 2014: User tools are back

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
With the 2012 release of the ever popular PrimalPad, our portable PowerShell and VBScript editor, we switched to the now almost ubiquitous ribbon user interface. One thing that disappeared because of that was the custom user tools menu. Mostly because, well, there was no menu to edit anymore. The “User-defined Tools” ribbon group is pre-filled with the Windows Registry Editor, the Control Panel and the Computer Management plug-in, just to not have an empty group stare back at you. Click on the launch button in the group to edit the tools to your desire. Launch button Tool edit dialog As…   More »

NOW AVAILABLE: SAPIEN Productivity Pack!

Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Lanae Dale
The SAPIEN Productivity Pack has arrived! This new collection of software utilities is an ever growing assemblage of useful tools for system administrators, developers and DevOps. Whether you are working with PowerShell, VBScript, Jscript, C++, C#, SQL or HTML, and no matter if you are on a 32-bit or 64-bit platform, our Productivity Pack tools work for you. ATTENTION CURRENT CUSTOMERS! We have some great news. If you have an active subscription, this tool will come completely FREE to you! All you need to do is install the software, and proceed to your SAPIEN account page where you can…   More »

Jazz up your VBScripts with PowerShell and Windows Forms

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
Sure, you are supposed to write all new scripts in PowerShell. Some say you can replace any VBScript with a single line in PowerShell. But the truth is, many of you still have to maintain, develop and debug scripts written in VBScript. Some of our customers also have to maintain VBScript or JScript files that run under a custom host, automating some server application that likely will never be changed to use PowerShell. And, judging from some emails we get, you cast a jealous look at this new fangled Windows Forms stuff the PowerShell crowd uses to make great tools.…   More »

All SAPIEN Software will be 64 bit

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
With some of our smaller free tools, for example PrimalPad, we started creating 32 bit and 64 bit versions quite some time ago. There is no capacity reason for a text editor to be 64 bit, after all, your script probably won’t exceed 4 GB anytime soon. Users of our current versions know that, PrimalScript 2012 and PowerShell Studio 2012 which are 32 bit executables, fully support 64 bit OS varieties and languages. But there is just something to be said for running software that is native to your operating system. Eliminating subsystem layers and folder redirections are just two…   More »

PrimalPad 2012 gets script signing

Thursday, August 9th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
We think that setting your execution policy to AllSigned or at least RemoteSigned in PowerShell is very important. Likewise, your security policy for VBScript, JScript and WSF file should also only allow signed scripts to be executed. PrimalScript and PowerShell Studio have always supported script signing and so does the new PowerShell Profile Editor. So we concluded that giving you PrimalPad without code signing abilities would be a bit of a double standard. The new PrimalPad 2012 build (2.1.28) supports script signing with any code signing certificate you may have in your personal store, a specific certificate or a PFX…   More »

PrimalPad gets a 2012 refresh

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
Our “no installation required” PowerShell, VBScript and JScript editor got a 2012 face lift. Now sporting the becoming more commonplace ribbon interface, the new 2012 version is available for download from www.sapien.com/download in the “Community Tools” folder Available in 32 and 64 bit it joins the previous version rather than replacing it. So if you like the previous style with menus and toolbars better, we still have it for you.…   More »

PrimalPad gets a 2011 upgrade

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 by Alex Riedel
PrimalPad gets upgraded with code folding, new languages and the ability to run scripts. With this new 2011 version of the ever popular Notepad replacement you get support for code folding in VBScript, JScript and PowerShell. Because some of you asked nicely, we also added SQL and Python to the languages supported by PrimalPad's syntax coloring. Last but not least, you can now run your script files from within PrimalPad. While it doesn't have PrimalScript's output capture abilities, it still works pretty well for some quick hit and run scripting. The tools menu is where you make it all happen.…   More »

Which font do you use for programming?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 by Alex Riedel
SAPIEN code editors usually default to "Courier New" when you install them first. The reason for that is simple: It's installed on virtually every Windows system since Windows 98. Once in a while we get a wave of emails asking us to change that default to whatever the author prefers. Here is a brief, albeit incomplete, look at what has been suggested over time. Please note that some of these fonts are only available with a specific license or must be purchased separately. All images are 450 x 170 with a 10 point font setting.   Courier New (Default)  …   More »