These links and words should provide some more information about RISC OS and about its future. This page should also encourage you to try out the cream of RISC OS programs floating around on the WWW.
The links under RISC OS in the lefthand navigational bar are my contribution to the RISC OS ‘community’: c.s.a.’s most wanted, a collection of ROMPatch commands for RISC OS 4 and Select and the RISC OS Vim page.
And now... software I like and enjoy using:
- Organizer by Chris Morison - shareware and well worth the registration fee. It’s a very useful program incorporating a Calendar, Diary, Anniversaries, Address book and notes and even a Journal. It works well with various other pieces of software and although there is a version bundled with RISC OS 4 you need to register it if you want updates.
- Messenger - the freeware E-mail
and News client by Mark Sawle, although I now use Messenger Pro 3 which is the
latest release of the commercial version. It is now maintained by Colin Granville (since v3)
and available from R-Comp.
Gemini is its Linux and Windows version, available from Intellegit. Messenger Pro is a great deal better than the freeware Messenger, especially so if you use its mail database, MsgServe, rather than the freely available Newsbase.
For Messenger and Messenger Pro, I recommend joing the messenger-l list hosted by Mark and you can find a new messenger-l FAQ here.
- POPstar and Newshound (amongst other software by Joseph Heenan)—news and mail fetchers, both of which are great. Check Darren Salt's site (below) for newer and better POPstars.
- Zap—great text editor that I possibly couldn’t live without. I use it to do all sorts of things and it is well worth spending the time to customize it the way you want it. I’ve not used the default config for a few years. For the latest version, 1.46, the ftp site is the best place to look. You might want to join the mailing-list though (see the web pages for details).
- I also extensively use various bits and pieces written or ported by Darren Salt. To check when the programs were last updated, try here. I thoroughly recommend you get hold of the GNU ports he has done.
- All sorts of other software should be easily located through riscos.org or AcornSearch via Drobe.