I'm Simon Haynes.
Welcome to
Spacejock Software

On this site you'll find my free software including favourites like yWriter, yBook, FCharts and more.

Are you looking for a freelance programmer? I occasionally take on additional projects, conversions, etc.

I'm also an author, with five sf comedy novels in print (details, Kindle) and a junior science fiction series for ages 8+ (details, Kindle).

I think they call that multitasking. I call it a lot of work.


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Software:

Anti-browser
BookDB
FCharts SE
FCharts Pro
HamTime2
LCD Tester
RMP3
Sonar3
TrackAMinute2
yBook2
yCopy2
yEdit2
yGen2
yLaunch2
yLend
yMail2
yNotes
yPlay2
yRead3
yRoute
yTimer2
yWriter5



New Release!


Sleight Of Hand

Free book catalogue software
by Spacejock Software
Runs on all versions of Windows, 32- or 64- bit and Wine on Linux & Mac


With BookDB2 you can enter all your books with author, category, publisher etc and print them out in a variety of formats. Why would you need such a thing? Well, if you're always going to book sales and buying bargains only to get home and find you've doubled up, take a printout with you! BookDB2 has a super-condensed print mode so you'll need a magnifying glass, but at least it'll save a tree or two.

BookDB2 also has lending library features. With them, you can add borrowers, loan out books, add multiple copies and so on.

A note about the next version
I started work on BookDB3 a couple of years ago, but haven't had time to finish it off. I've uploaded an early test version which will import your BookDB2 data and allow you to test the new user interface and features, but development has pretty much stalled. (I only have so much time to work on my software.)
However, if enough people register BookDB I'll resume work and finish the updated version off. Therefore, if you're a regular user of BookDB2 I encourage you to register if possible.

You can also import your catalogue from LibraryThing, which gives you a local, searchable database of your books. Whilst logged in to your LT account, click More (previous known as the 'Tools' link) and then "Export as tab-delimited text". Save the XLS file to your computer and then use BookDB2's 'Import LibraryThing' to read all the data in.

Barcodes: You can use any barcode scanner with BookDB2 provided it sends the data as keypresses. (More information on this page - external link.)

I've been asked several times how many books the program can hold. In theory, over two thousand million. (When I was a kid, a billion was a million million. That's inflation for you.) In practice, if depends on the speed of your computer. For example, I have a database of 2400 books and my Core 2 Duo E6700 displays the lists in a blink of the eye. To test larger databases I generated one with 30,000 books, 15,000 authors and 3,000 publishers. It was certainly useable, although there were short delays switching lists. At the end of the day, it's a trade off - if the average database was something that large I'd rewrite the program to make it more efficient on big files. Of course, then it would be less efficient for smaller ones, and as it's primarily a home & small library program I think the current method is best.

Attention: Le guide utlilisateur de BookDB2 en franais (Merci Bruno Dekeyser)

Also, A BookDB2 guide in Italian (with thanks to Raffaella)


Languages included:
Bahasa (Indonesia) Brasil (Brazilian Portuguese) Catal (Catalan) Dansk (Danish) Deutsch (German) Espaol (Spanish) Finnish (Suomi) Franais (French) Galego (Galician) Italiano (Italian) Latvieu (Latvian) Lietuvi (Lithuanian) Nederlands (Dutch) Norsk (Norwegian) Polski (Polish) Portugus (Portuguese) Slovensko (Slovenian) Slovenina (Slovak) Vit Nam (Vietnamese) hrvatski (croatian) (Chinese Simplified) c餤 (Chinese Traditional) (Greek) estina (Czech) (Russian) (ukrainian) (Persian)