Lets celebrate DonationCoder's 10th anniversary and fundraiser

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 23, 2015
Updated • Dec 8, 2016

DonationCoder, a community of programmers and software enthusiasts, turned 10 recently, an impressive feat for a site that keeps its programs clean and its site ad-free (Ghacks turns 10 this year also, on October 3, 2015 to be precise).

My first review of a DonationCoder program dates back to 2006 and I have followed the site and its output ever since. In total, I have reviewed more than 130 programs or updates since that first review and several of the programs have a permanent place on my hard drive or troubleshooting Flash drive because they are that good.

There are plenty of things that I like about DonationCoder: from clean adware-free programs to the Coding Snacks forum where non-coders can suggest programs that members of the site create in record time. Plus, there is always a new program just around the corner for you to discover (and me to write about).

As the site name suggests, DonationCoder is kept up entirely by donations. A new fundraiser is currently underway  to cover hosting and other site expenses. Anyone who donates gets a few perks in return including licenses for all DonationCoder programs, access to the shareware discounts forum on the site and a full license for all updates and new programs.

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The last fundraiser dates back to 2011 where more than $14,000 were raised in the fundraising period. This year, the members of the site hope to raise $10,000 to keep it up and running.

If you are new to the site, you'd probably like to know more about the software that members of it have produced in the past.

Here is a list of excellent programs that I recommend highly (no special order)

  1. Clipboard Help+Spell - A clipboard manager with impressive functionality that goes well beyond remembering past clipboard entries.
  2. File Bucket - Collect files stored in different locations on your computer and perform operations on them in the end
  3. Find and Run Robot - A launcher typ of program that you can use to find files and programs quickly to load and start them.
  4. GoneIn60s - A program that you can use to restore (accidentally) closed programs.
  5. Screenshot Captor - A powerful screenshot taking and editing program for Windows. It is probably the best free screenshot tool for Windows.
  6. Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) - Create profiles to load multiple programs or urls, terminate programs or processes, and start or stop services.

Have you been to the DonationCoder website in the past? If so, what is your take on its unique concept and the programs members of the site have created so far? Feel free to post your software recommendations in the comment section below.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between name.com domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Ghacks comments have been broken for too long. What article did you see this comment on? Reply below. If we get to 20 different articles we should all stop using the site in protest.

    I posted this on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/09/28/reddit-enforces-user-activity-tracking-on-site-to-push-advertising-revenue/] so please reply if you see it on a different article.

    1. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

      Comment redirected me to [https://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/04/add-search-the-internet-to-the-windows-start-menu/] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  12. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Comment redirected me to [https://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/04/add-search-the-internet-to-the-windows-start-menu/] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  13. Mystique said on September 28, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Article Title: Reddit enforces user activity tracking on site to push advertising revenue
    Article URL: https://www.ghacks.net/2023/09/28/reddit-enforces-user-activity-tracking-on-site-to-push-advertising-revenue/

    No surprises here. This is just the beginning really. I cannot see a valid reason as to why anyone would continue to use the platform anymore when there are enough alternatives fill that void.

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