I'm Simon Haynes.
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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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FCharts SE
FCharts Pro
LCD Tester

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FCharts SE Free Stock Charting Software
by Spacejock Software
Runs on all versions of Windows, 32- or 64- bit and Wine on Linux & Mac

FCharts SE has been superseded by FCharts 2 SE. I recommend you download and install the newer version instead.

Primary download site: FCharts Full Install (3.4 mb)

On Windows 7 or later, you must right-click the installer and choose 'Run as Administrator'

1) Download the installation file. Internet Explorer users are forced into a series of pointless* security warnings which look something like this:

Cannot be verified

Just click Save. You'll get another warning (this one with a nice friendly red X):

Cannot be verified

Click View Downloads:

Cannot be verified

Once the downloads folder is open, locate the downloaded file and run your normal anti-virus scan on it. Once you're happy it's free of viruses, run the installation file. On Windows 7 or later, you must right-click the installer and choose 'Run as Administrator'. Now Windows will probably throw up another warning similar to the one below:

At this point you either trust me (and my company, Spacejock Software) and click 'Yes', or you click 'No' and delete the installer. That's up to you - just bear in mind I set up this website over ten years ago, and if I was offering dodgy software someone would have closed it down by now, wouldn't they?

Follow the prompts to set up the software, and once setup is complete FCharts will appear in your Start menu under the heading 'Spacejock Software'

Other Downloads

Sample Database (9 mb) (FCharts 1.x only)
This file contains 3 years of data for roughly 2500 tickers. Download and run to install. Please be aware that it will replace any existing price data. In other words, don't install this sample data if you already have FCharts running with your own database.

Community Manual
This comprehensive manual was assembled by Neil McPhee, and consists of masses of information culled from postings to the FCPro mailing list in addition to a great deal of original material. A huge effort.

Title and Sector files
This file contains descriptive titles for UK, US, ASX (Australia), Toronto, NZSE (New Zealand), BVL-30 (Portugal) and IBEX-35 (Spain). Extract it and import the relevant file into FCharts. The sector files are for the PRO version, where you can do top-down searches and comparisons.

System Requirements:
Visual Basic 6 runtimes (included in the installer)
Any version of Windows, right back to Win 95. (e.g. Win95, Win98, Win2K, XP, Vista, etc)

Hardware: if you're running Windows, you can run my programs.

Vista users should read these additional comments.

Linux users: This app installs and run under Wine, at least on Ubuntu 7.10

For a screenshot of FCharts running on Codeweaver's Crossover v6 on a Mac, click here

You can run my programs from a memory stick. See How to run your applications from a thumb drive for more info