Archive for the ‘Free Tools’ Category


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 »

iPowerShell v.2 now available in Apple app store.

Monday, March 1st, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
iPowerShell v.2 is finished and is now available at the Apple app store (iTunes link) for download. Don't know what iPowerShell is? iPowerShell is an easy to use reference tool for users of Microsoft's PowerShell scripting language for use on the iPhone or iPod Touch. It contains full descriptions of each and every core PowerShell Version 2 cmdlet, their syntax, parameters and examples of proper usage. It also contains the complete set of "about item" help topics as well as provider and alias help. iPowerShell includes a quick search function that allows the user to type in partial search terms…   More »

PrimalPad updated to export scripts as HTML

Friday, February 5th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
Every now and then you need to put a script as its own documentation somewhere. Either on a blog for others to see or on some internal web site for documentation. PrimalPad has been updated to include that functionality.Simply click File - Export to HTML... and it will save your script as colored HTML. The version you  need to have for this is 1.0.16   …   More »

Get-GuiDate: A PowerShell Calendar Tool

Monday, August 24th, 2009 by SAPIEN Technologies
Forms and dialogs can augment PowerShell scripts or even resurface them completely to make them more friendly for people who aren't familiar with the command line. In some cases, a form can even function as a complete script in and of itself. The Get-GuiDate script, developed from a prototype written with PrimalForms, is an example of a script that is completely centered around a control (the Windows.Forms.MonthCalendar control) embedded in a Windows Form.   More »

Attention User Groups

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 by Robert Morey
We are sending our CEO and CTO on tour! SAPIEN Technologies will be visiting a number of user groups within the US to meet and discuss ideas, present new exciting products and to get feedback from you, our customers and users. Of course we  will also sponsor those meetings with cool prizes and whatever goodies the airlines let us take along.   So if you belong to any VBScript, PowerShell or general System/Network Administrators users group, this is your chance to reserve a spot for your group to have one of the founders of SAPIEN speak at and sponsor one…   More »

Why is it so dark in here?

Monday, May 18th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
The most common comment we received about PrimalPad was  about the choice of color for the skin. Many users emailed us, expressing that they would wish for a different choice than the carbon theme. Since PrimalPad is a statically linked no-install executable, there is no on the fly switching as in PrimalScript or many other SAPIEN tools. Stuck in a hotel room one night at TechEd I had plenty of time to re-link PrimalPad with all the skins we have available. So now you have a choice of Carbon, Luna, Aqua, Silver and Obsidian skins in 32 and 64 bit…   More »

iPowerShell brings PowerShell Help to iPhone

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 by Ferdinand Rios
SAPIEN Technologies released today the first ever iPhone application for Windows PowerShell users: iPowerShell. The first version of iPowerShell is an easy to use reference tool for users of Microsoft's PowerShell scripting language. It contains full descriptions of each and every core PowerShell Version 1 cmdlet, their syntax, parameters and examples of proper usage as well as the complete set of "about item" help topics. Let's take a quick tour... This first screenshot shows a part of the alphabetized list of help topics. Here we see the first few "about" item topics. Tapping on one of these items displays…   More »

PrimalForms – File Dialog Hangs on Windows Vista SP1 with .Net 3.0 /3.5

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 by David Corrales
Some of our PrimalForms users may have encountered issues with the OpenFileDialog or SaveFileDialog running under Windows Vista. The bad news is that scripts which include OpenFileDialogs or SaveFileDialogs and that previously worked on Windows XP may encounter freezing issues on Vista SP1 systems with .Net 3.0/3.5. The affected scripts will hang when PowerShell executes the File Dialog’s ShowDialog function. It's important to note that this issue is not limited to PowerShell but may affect any other .Net application. The good news is that there is a work-around for this issue. In order to prevent this problem, you must set…   More »