Tos 2.06 Additional software mentioned

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A lot of additional software has been mentioned and suggested in this user-guide. Here follows a complete overview of those programs:

Title Type Comments Status Website/download
2-in-1
Compression shell

Compress/decompress several formats: ZIP, LZH, ZOO, ARC. Easy to use and replaces many of the more user-unfriendly archive programs such as "ZOO" and "ARC".

(actually, 2-in-1 isn't a compression program, but a user-interface for other such programs. You need to get hold of the various .TTP programs for those formats in order to use it, which is not included with 2-in-1).

Freeware


(be sure to take note of the free "key" which unlocks the program and is available at the above website.

ST-zip
Compression program

Compress or decompress .ZIP type files
(you can also use the supplied .TTP program together with 2-in-1).

Postcardware (free)
Lharc
Compression program

Compress or decompress .LZH (Lharc) type files
(you can also use the supplied .TTP program together with 2-in-1).

Freeware
ARC
Compression program

Compress or decompress .ARC type files
(use this .TTP program together with 2-in-1 for a more user-friendly interface).

Freeware
ZOO
Compression program

Compress or decompress .ZOO type files
(use this .TTP program together with 2-in-1 for a more user-friendly interface).

Freeware
7up
ASCII text editor For editing plain ASCII text. Freeware
Everest
ASCII text editor For editing plain ASCII text. Shareware
1st Word/1st Word Plus
ASCII text editor with simple word-processor abilities For editing plain ASCII text. The standard word-processor for the Atari ST for a long time. Now considered too simple and outdated. Freeware (1st Word)
Commercial (1st Word Plus)
Guck
File-viewer

Replace the "View/Print?" option (which shows up whenever you double-click a text-file etc.)
Guck allows you to scroll backwards among other things and has the ability to display 1st Word and even certain graphic image files!

Free
CKBD
Keyboard character utility Access any character regardless of your type of keyboard. Freeware
Char-tab
ASCII-table lookup CPX module which displays all available characters and their codes. Freeware
ASCIItab
ASCII-table lookup CPX module which displays all available characters and their codes. Shareware
Xcontrol
Control panel Control panel handling CPX modules. Freeware
Zcontrol
Control panel

Replacement for Xcontrol.

Shareware
COPS
Control panel

Replacement for Xcontrol.

Freeware
Freedom
File-selector replacement with control panel function.

Replacement for Xcontrol.

Shareware
Thing
Desktop replacement Alternative desktop replacement for TOS (or other operating systems such as MagiC).
Gives you lots of modern functions not available from the TOS 2.06 desktop.
Shareware
Jinnee
Desktop replacement Alternative desktop replacement for TOS (or other operating systems such as MagiC).
Gives you lots of modern functions not available from the TOS 2.06 desktop.
Commercial
Gemini
Desktop replacement/command line interpreter Alternative desktop replacement for TOS (or other operating systems such as MagiC).
Gives you lots of modern functions not available from the TOS 2.06 desktop.
....... but the main purpose of Gemini (for most people) is the command-line input which will let you enter text commands such as such as in UNIX or MSDOS.
Shareware
Kobold
High-speed file utility Copies/deletes/moves files with an incredible speed. Also formats floppy disks.
With an alternative desktop you can also have Kobold replace the existing TOS 2.06 file functions. (with the TOS 2.06 desktop you have to start Kobold each time).
Commercial
Hcopy
Copy/format utility Copy or format floppy disks (standard MSDOS formatting). Shareware
Checkdisk
Hard disk/floppy disk utility Defragment and undelete etc. files from your hard disk/floppy disk drive. Freeware
ST-tools
Hard disk/floppy disk utility Undelete etc. files from your hard disk/floppy disk drive. Shareware
AHDI
Hard disk driver Needed to make the computer recognize and use a hard disk. Freeware
HD driver
Hard disk driver Needed to make the computer recognize and use a hard disk.
HDdriver is constantly being updated, supporting almost any available hard disk drive (as well as ZIP drives etc.) and is considered the very best hard disk driver for the Atari ST.
Commercial
CBHD
Hard disk driver Needed to make the computer recognize and use a hard disk. Nice, more up-to-date and works better than Atari's AHDI. Freeware
Icon Juggler
Icon organizer

Allows you to organize (copy/move/delete/paste) icons for use with TOS 2.xx.
(This is NOT an icon-constructor, just an organizer for adding/deleting icons and saving them as "DESKICON.RSC" files). Only suitable for black/white icons. For colour icons you need to use a resource-editor capable of colour RSC files such as Interface.

Shareware
Interface
Resource editor Create or edit your own icons, change menus in programs (i.e. translate German programs into English) etc.
Capable of handling colour and mono RSC files (including icons).
Free
ORCS
Resource editor

Another resource (RSC) editor capable of doing the same as Interface, but only handles black/white RSC files (including icons).

Shareware
Resource-Master
Resource editor Yet another colour resource editor, for creating/editing icons among other things. Commercial
Icon-Master (ICOM)
Icon editor

Essentially a stripped-down icon-only version of Resource-master.
Handles colour or black/white icons.

Shareware
GrafTool
Graphic file viewer View graphic image files or various types such as .IMG, .GIF and .JPG to mention a few. Registerware (free)
CAB
Web browser View HTML-pages (such as the TOS 2.06 user-guide) or go online to surf the web. Free/commercial
(the latest version is commercial, while the earlier (less featured) version is free).
N-AltHelp
Screen dump utility Replaces the ALT-Help print routine with a screen-dump function.
By pressing the <ALT> and <HELP> keys simultaneously the current screen display is saved as a graphic file (the ".IMG" format), which can be viewed in a graphic program.
Freeware
Idealist
Text printout utility

Print out ASCII, 1st Word or RTF (Rich Text Format) text files with a variety of options such as as column printing, different fonts, adjustable margins etc.

Shareware
SuperBoot
Boot-selector Make different sets of ACCessories, AUTO programs and even different "NEWDESK.INF" files for different setups, easily selected between when booting (starting) the computer. Shareware
Load-INF
Desktop file ("NEWDESK.INF") loader Load any TOS 2.06 desktop setup file simply by double-clicking the file of your choice after installing this program to recognize ".INF" files. Freeware
Desk-Switch
Desktop file ("NEWDESK.INF") loader Load any TOS 2.06 desktop setup file simply by double-clicking the file of your choice after installing this program to recognize ".INF" files. Shareware
Serial CPX
CPX module replacement for "MODEM.CPX"

Originally part of the STinG software package, this CPX module replaces the outdated MODEM.CPX with better performance etc.

Freeware
HSmodem
Modem enhancement software

Get better reliability from your modem as this adds better modem routines than TOS is able to, and with added hardware circuitry such as RSVE you can even use modern, fast modems above the original 19200 limit of the Atari ST!

Freeware
AUTOsort
File resorter When you put a program in the AUTO folder it runs in the same order as it was placed there (i.e. the last program placed there runs last). Some programs need to run before certain other programs, and some programs cause problems with other programs if they're not run in a specific order. AUTOsort will let you resort the order of these programs as you wish. Shareware
Arrowfix
Fixes the window scrolling bug This little program goes in the AUTO folder and removes a bug where a single mouse-click is sometimes intepreted as two clicks, forcing the window to scroll down two lines instead of one. Freeware
FoldrXXX
Increase the OS pool buffer size Fixes part of the "40 folder bug" by increasing the OS pool buffer size.
Rename the program for the desired extra folders (e.g. "FOLDR100.PRG" for 100 extra folders, or "FOLDR200.PRG" for 200 extra folders) and put it in the AUTO folder.
Freeware
GEMram
TOS relocator TOS contains a few bugs which can't be fixed with simple patches. GEMram goes in the AUTO folder and reads the contents of the TOS chips, then places a copy of it in RAM. Once its there, other programs can modify it to fix things or even enhance TOS with new features. Freeware
Shbuf
Increases the NEWDESK.INF buffer from 4 Kbytes up to 32 Kbytes.

The NEWDESK.INF file can only contain information not exceeding 4 Kbytes. With Shbuf you can make up to 32 Kbytes available for storing information to this file (rename the file for the desired size such as "SHBUF12.PRG" for 12 Kbytes.
"SHBUF.PRG" with no number defaults to a buffer size of 16 Kbytes).

Needs GEMram.

Freeware
Winx
Desktop window enhancer

Allows your desktop windows to have realtime scrollers and movemement among other things.
Needs GEMram.

Freeware
ROM-dump
Saves ROM based TOS as a file Lets you create a TOS image, using a computer with the TOS version you want to use (e.g. TOS 2.06) which you can use on another computer which doesn't have that TOS version installed. Freeware
TOS-dump
Saves ROM based TOS as a file Lets you create a TOS image, using a computer with the TOS version you want to use (e.g. TOS 2.06) which you can use on another computer which doesn't have that TOS version installed. Freeware
SelTOS
TOS-image file loader Used for loading TOS 2.06 (or other TOS versions) into the memory of a computer which doesn't have TOS 2.06 available in ROM. Freeware
HD_FDC
Disk drive step-rate changer An AUTO folder program which changes the step-rate back to 3ms to eliminate mechanical noise from the disk drive when not using HD disks. Freeware
Setseek
Disk drive step-rate changer An AUTO folder program which changes the step-rate back to 3ms to eliminate mechanical noise from the disk drive when not using HD disks.
Fully configurable for one or two drive systems.
freeware
Silkmouse
Mouse-accelerator and screensaver Configure the mouse to move the way you want it to. Also a screensaver which blanks the screen after a period of inactivity. Voluntary contributionware (free)
NVDI
Screen accelerator Replaces the existing VDI routines in TOS with its much faster replacement routines giving you much faster screen-redraws. Also has support for replacement screen-fonts and printing. Commercial



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