Donation Coder Nany Challenge

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 2, 2007
Updated • May 24, 2013

More than twenty applications have been released at the N.A.N.Y. Challenge website of Donation Coders. New Applications for a New Year is a collection of more than 20 freeware applications that do all kinds of useful things.

They have been created by developers who pledged to release a new game to celebrate the beginning of the new year.

I decided to list all applications that were released this year. Each app is listed with its name and a short description that informs you about what it has to offer. It helps you get a quick overview of all programs released this year.


As you can see below this is a huge list of applications that have been created and I'm sure that you will find some that could be useful for you. Most are very specialized but still worth a look. To download one of the products visit the competitions website that I linked to in the first paragraph.

  • A Dark and Deadly Path -An audio game engine that narrates a story interacting with the user
  • AD Search -This program allows an administrator to navigate and search Active Directory, to retrieve only the objects that are of interest
  • Asteroids of Orion -A fun Asteroids clone.
  • Auto FTP -Schedules an upload to an ftp server and sends an email about success or failure
  • Backup Revision Folder -Monitors files in a selected folder and revisions of the file if it is saved.
  • Crocus Contacts -A secure contacts manager.
  • Cyberland Sound Escape -An audio only game. The player has to use sonar to located the level exit.
  • DC Forum Post Notifier -Information about posts on the donation coder forum.
  • Fast Nav Keys -Your navigation keys on speed.
  • Fixed Run Dialog -Basically an enhanced run command box.
  • Free PC Security -A Link collection to downloads of free security software and one link with explanations.
  • Mars Project Stage 1 -A replacement for the Ares Galaxy P2P network which focuses on the chat aspect.
  • MusToe -Music Tic Tac Toe is a nice tic tac toe clone with a twist.
  • Pester Me -Displays nag screens in a choosen frequency.
  • Phone Home Robot Pro -Open Source tool running on a notebook that checks if it has been stolen and performs certain activities when that is the case.
  • Selecto Surf -After selecting text and pressing a hotkey either a website will automatically be opened or a google search will be performed.
  • Smile Inducer 2007 -Gives you reasons to smile. Good for the depressed.
  • Sublime -A reminder that displays messages and or images in specified intervals.
  • TPClock -Replaces the windows system clock.
  • VDesktops -A simple virtual desktop application.
  • Virtual Resolution - Checks a application with different resolutions.
  • Volt -A volume control application that is hotkey driven.
  • Whats its color -Displays various information about the colors of an image.
  • Work Coach -A time tracker and coach for your computer.
  • XL Data Analyzer -Analyzes Excel Data.

To download any of the programs visit the official website that I have linked above, select the 2007 programs from the left sidebar and browse the selection there.


  1. NANY is a yearly event. You find links to program releases from recent years in the sidebar as well.
  2. Program links point to the Donation Coder forum usually from where the program can be downloaded. Soemtimes, download links are displayed directly on the overview page.

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  1. Gatic said on January 4, 2007 at 7:53 am

    Technically that would mean you would be giving us money.

  2. Martin said on January 3, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    nice to know mouser :P

  3. mouser said on January 3, 2007 at 1:09 am

    Greetings to all ghackers (is that a term?)
    This was our attempt to have fun and welcome in the new year – we’re always looking for fun little program ideas. If you have an idea for a utility you’d like to see implemented as freeware, please feel free to stop by the Coding Snacks section of our forum and post a request. Mention that you are from ghacks for a 500% discount on the normal price of zero :)

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