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


Middle Grade
Science Fiction

Hal Junior 01

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yLaunch2
by Spacejock Software
WinXP & above / Mono 2.4 & above


yLaunch is a simple little program which runs in the system tray and gives you quick access to commonly used programs. Okay, the Start menu does that so why use this program? Because yLaunch can run several commands when you pick a task.

e.g. when I add a subscriber to the Andromeda Spaceways database I have to load the subscriber spreadsheet, open the label printer software and open the ASIM accounting spreadsheet. Doesn't sound like much but it's still a lot of fiddling around. With yLaunch I create a task called ASIM SUB, and that task does all of the above for me when I click it.

Apart from programs you can also add Explorer folders, web URLs and any documents recognised by your windows installation. When you launch that task, all will be opened simultaneously.

Setting up yLaunch is a bit tricky since you have to edit the launch files by hand, but once done it's really worthwhile. (Check the new Quick Start Guide for hints on setting it up.)