This page describes the products and enhancements "under development" by JafSoft Limited. In some cases we have working code, in others just the core of an idea. If you are interested in any of these projects, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest, and we'll let you know what we have, and if possible give you access to early versions of this software, and bring the software to the state where it can meet your needs.
We often develop our best software with a real customer looking over our shoulders :-)
Sage UtilitiesPlanned enhancements to existing products
Mail Tidy (clean up HTML mail and digests)
Text to WinHelp converter
Recently JafSoft have started to collaborate with Starmount Limited on creating business automation tools based round the Sage Accounting software package. Tools developed include a Fast Invoice viewer, a Payment Reconciler. These tools are expected to be great time savers for any small business that uses Sage for it's accounts. We are also available for contract programming on Sage software applications. If you're interested contact us.
This utility will tidy up mail messages, making them easier to read and archive. Initially it will convert HTML to text, strip out multi-part messages, discarding binary parts, convert any mime-encoded text back into plain text, simplify headers etc.
Options will include setting a new output page width.
Planned enhancements will include the ability to read mail direct from mailboxes (Eudora, Outlook, the Bat! etc), and to perhaps filter and re-order messages by topic, date etc.
Also possible would be the output of the tidied message to HTML, RTF or PDF format, using the various text converters developed (or under development) by JafSoft Limited.
This is already available as part of ongoing AscToRTF development. A structured text file can be converted into a multi-topic WinHelp file complete with browse sequences and full hyperlink support.
At present there is no integration with the Help compiler, meaning you still need to make your own help projects.
Planned enhancements include adding this integration, plus adding support for topics to be linked to resources in a software product, so that help files for software products can be added.
Possibly support for HTML help may be added later, using the AscToHTM text-to-HTML technology
This functionality may be offered as part of a future AscToRTF release.
A 3.0 release of Detagger should be sometime soon.
A 4.0 release of AscToTab was just done.
A 2.0 release of AscToRTF has been made.
A 5.0 release of AscToHTM is available
Although the text conversion programs describe themselves as converting ASCII text, in fact they already offer some support for detecting and supporting non-ANSI characters. This support will be extended to Unicode, UCS-4, UTF-8 files, making the software generally more applicable.
Note that not all formats will be supported by all programs (for example PDF and RTF conversion lags behind HTML where support for other character sets is better established), so please check the individual products support the file types you are interested in.
If you have a specific need, contact us with details, preferably sending a sample source file