Archive for the ‘Community Tools’ Category


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 »

Additional downloads for registered users

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
If you have any software registered at MySAPIEN you will start to see additional downloads when you login. For one, you will see the stand-alone installers for PrimalMerge 2012 and the SAPIEN Document Explorer there. If you are creating a custom install for PrimalScript or PowerShell Studio these two packages are installed as prerequisites and you cannot influence their installation path. By using these stand-alone installers you can install them in any other location than the default path. Additionally you will see bonus downloads available here, such as the new PowerShell Profile Editor.…   More »

Introducing the PowerShell Profile Editor

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
PowerShell’s profiles make setting up your work environment a bit easier, allowing you to pre-load your most common snapins or modules, define functions, set variables and whatever else you need on startup. However, since there are quite a number of profiles, potentially one for each host, one for all users, one for each user, one for all users and all hosts, the number of files can get a bit out of hand. If you consider that some of these are also duplicated for 32 and 64 bit if you happen to run on a 64 bit OS, you’ll see that…   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 »

Where did the free Community Tools go?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 by Alex Riedel
You may have noticed that we recently redesigned our entire web site. Multiple URLs where combined under the home and we are pretty happy with the result. However, that means that some old blog articles link to pages which no longer exist. The most common question we get is where the Community Tools went and if we no longer provide any free tools. Don't worry, they are still here. You can simply navigate to,  click on the "Downloads" link on top and sign into our downloads area. Look at the "Free tools" folder and you will find all…   More »

Back from Tech-Ed: What is in the Scripting Toolkit?

Monday, July 26th, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
The SAPIEN Scripting Toolkit is a CD filled with all sorts of tools and information that is useful for anyone who is working with scripting languages. Let's break down the contents for you... Free tools - A copy of all of our free scripting tools (except for iPowerShell) is on the CD. A link to iPowerShell on the iTunes store is also included. A list of all of those free tools can be found here. You can also download the Scripting Toolkit ISO file at that link. 45 day trial versions of all of our paid software. Besides PrimalScript, SAPIEN…   More »

Back from Tech-Ed: How can I get iPowerShell?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
iPowerShell is SAPIEN's FREE iPhone/iPad PowerShell reference tool. It is available from the Apple iTunes store. You can easily download the most current version by searching for iPowerShell in your iTunes application or click on this link to connect to the iPowerShell page directly in iTunes.…   More »

Back from Tech-Ed: Do you have iPowerShell for …

Friday, July 16th, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
... Android, Blackberry, Windows 7 Mobile or Palm? The simple answer is, unfortunately, no. But we have started looking into some of these other mobile device platforms, specifically Android and Windows 7 Mobile. There are so many cool and interesting features we want to add to iPowerShell, that it is taking up all of our current mobile platform development resources. If you are already an Android or Windows 7 Mobile developer, maybe we can work together to get iPowerShell out faster on those platforms. Contact and let us know!…   More »

Scripting Toolkit ISO available for download

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
For some time now, SAPIEN has been distributing a free "Scripting Toolkit" CD at various trade shows and events. This CD contains copies of all of our free tools, trial versions of our paid applications, samples of our ebooks and training videos and other cool stuff. All of this stuff is available individually for download on our various sites. But because you have asked for it, we have made available the ISO image that we use to burn all of this cool stuff onto CD. So with one (rather large) download, you can get the full CD's worth of scripting…   More »

Export-CSV, now what?

Friday, May 7th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
PowerShell 2.0 has added the ability to export and import objects and store them as CSV files. CSV (Comma Separated Values) files have been a common file format since they where first used around 1967 on IBM mainframes and have been in constant use since then. If you need to edit CSV files most people use Microsoft Excel, which registers as the default editor for the .CSV extension. This is fine on your desktop or laptop computer, but when was the last time you found a Windows 2008 R2 server with Microsoft Office installed? At that point, your friendly neighborhood…   More »