DonationCoder celebrate 13 year anniversary with fundraiser and giveaway

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 2, 2018

DonationCoder is a unique site on the Internet that was created back in 2005. It was designed as a place for programmers to share developed software and to support development through donations and not shareware sales, by advertising or other means.

Great programs were created by DonationCoder members in the past. To name just a few: Screenshot Captor, an excellent screen capturing tool, Clipboard Help+Spell, a great clipboard manager, or Find and Run Robot, a program launcher for Windows.

But there is more to the site than truckloads of great programs. DonationCoder hold an annual NANY event which results in great programs being released for the event. Another interesting and rather unique feature is the site's coding snacks forum in which members create programs based on user suggestions.

It should be clear by now that DonationCoder is a site that we love.

DonationCoder Anniversary, fundraiser and giveaway

donationcoder 13 years anniversary

It is the 13th Anniversary of DonationCoder and the site celebrates the anniversary with a fundraiser and giveaway.

The last fundraiser was three years ago on the tenth anniversary of the site. The coders try to raise at least $4800 to cover the hosting costs for the coming year. The site was moved to a new host recently which improved responsiveness, speed and other things.

But first: I need to ask for your financial support and your non-financial encouragement. It's been 3 years since our last fundraiser, and 13 years since the start of I hope we've earned your renewed support by continuing to release and update clean, quality software free of toolbars, ads, bundled software, or other unwanted junk, and by making our forum a friendly place where people can discuss technology issues and help one another.

This past year in particular we spent a *huge* amount of time completing a long-awaited major overhaul of our website along with a move to new hosting servers. These changes will help us do what we do better and more securely, and help us update our content more regularly. I hope you'll show us that you appreciate our hard work by making a donation during the fundraiser. In section 4 below you'll find a new long article by me on the changes to the site, as well as a request for your input about new ideas for the site.

Supporters and users who choose not to support the site through donations may enter a giveaway to win commercial software programs. Supporters who donated will get prizes first, however, and users who entered without donation may get unclaimed prizes only.

The list of programs is large and it includes several high profile applications such as Camtasia, VMWare Workstation Pro, Macrium Reflect Home, or UltraEdit. The deadline for entry is April 9th, 2018.

Users who sign up for the site's newsletter, sent out just a few times a year, will receive a list of software discounts for applications as part of the festivities.

Now You: Have you been to the DonationCoder site before? What's your take on the site and the programs created by its members?

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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 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.

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