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Hello

I want to thank everyone for using my software and visiting my site. I enjoy making programs that people use, its a real hobby that offers satisfaction like nothing else.

I plan on updating this site eventually, it may very well be that I will have software to sell licenses to (in the $5 to $25 range) so my time spent on programming is more justified. I would love programming to be more than a hobby for me, but it isn’t, and this the reality of things.

I will not be making any current freeware into shareware. Nothing that is now free will suddenly become pay software. The software I will sell will be separate from the popular software I offer free. I will likely incorporate a donate now button inside of the software and on the website besides the option to purchase tech support.

Even earning a few dollars per hour (literally) for my effort would justify spending some spare time on programming. Having decent license sales or donations would motivate me to put even more time into updates and new apps. However I understand the web is primarily a place of free things, and people are reluctant to spend on software.

But the fact is I have a child, wife, and family to dedicate ‘spare’ time to. After them, ‘spare’ time must go towards things that can (at least potentially) help to support them.

~ Davis
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New Application: Grab Random Pics

Grab Random Pics Screenshot

Main Interface

Need to grab random pictures from a directory? Grab Random Pics allows you to specify a folder, and then grab randomized photos from that group. You can grab single photos, or multiple photos at once. Grabbed images can then be copied to a new location.

Grab Random Pics is freeware and available now for download only from ListeningPC.com!

Yes, another version of ListeningPC.com!

My last host was a real pain. Half the time someone tried to access the website it just wouldn’t work. The half the time it did work, I was hit with suspensions for ‘high resource usage’. I am at a new free host, but hopefully, this host has more resources and can handle a fairly low traffic site such as listeningpc.com.

This time I hope to spend even less time messing with website settings. I want a simple way to post apps, and get/respond to feedback. Thats it. The less time I need to spend on configurations, php, css, and html the better.

All that said, I have 3 exciting new programs I will be releasing soon. Each one was a large project, and none of them are finished 100%. Two of them specialize in working with images, and the third specializes in video. I will be posting BETAs for free, but I hope that every one of these applications will eventually become shareware or donationware.

I would love for some of you who use the betas (once released) to give me feedback, ideas, tips, and bug reports to help make them as good as can be. I want to catch all obvious bugs, but once the programs are in a state where I can use them without encountering errors, I will post them here so the community can help. One tester on a program (myself) can often get tunnel vision on features and miss things, so that’s where you all come in.

These 3 applications I have been putting a few hours a day into. One of them is the 3rd version of a program I first made about 7 years ago, and the other two are utilities myself and my wife needed that I know many of you also need.

Check back soon for updates.

New version of Fast Empty Folder Finder out now!

A major update to the original Fast Empty Folder Finder, the new version 2 offers massive speed improvements and new ‘exclusion and ignore’ features. You can now also import and export your empty folder scan results as a project to resume later.

Fast Empty Folder Finder 2.0 can be downloaded at http://listeningpc.com/fast-empty-folder-finder.