What’s next? Video Downloader of course!


MangaFox Downloader is now open to Beta Testing. If you missed the memo, you can get it for free right here:

http://www.4shared.com/file/vlF4bcCK/MangaFox_Downloader.html

And so, in the meanwhile, I’m free to develop the next thing I need…. A Video downloader 😀 Developing a Youtube downloader will be the first step, so I’m off!

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Revamped MangaFox Downloader: Now Beta Testing


The link in this post has been updated to the most recent version of MangaFox Downloader. Please view this post to check the changes and additional functionalities.

Yep, I changed the name again. “MangaFox Ripper” gave me “The Ripper” chills. #TheVampireDiariesReference 😛

So the name “MangaFox Downloader” is neat, simple and self-explanatory. Yay!

And yes, this is a momentous occasion… The tiny little program that looked like a pimply gangly high-schooler, is now a professional-looking downloader, if I may say so 😀

Now you can download multiple chapters at the same time, stop the downloader if you want, and resume at your will! Finally can I now claim it’s a full-fledged Downloader. *Dances a jig*

And yes, this version is ready for beta-testing, so I’d really appreciate your help!

You can get the tiny li’l file (about 20kBs) right here.

There is no need to install. Just save the .jar file in the location where you want your manga chapters to be stored. Then in command prompt go to that location, and type in the command:

java -jar “MangaFox Downloader.jar”

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Which will launch the MangaFox Downloader interface.

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It actually DOES look like a real downloader now, doesn’t it *grins*

Next, is to get the link of the manga chapter from the free manga-hosting website, http://mangafox.me/

You need to copy the link of the individual chapter, not the manga’s ‘home-page’.

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Then all you have to do next is paste the link in MangaFoxDownloader’s Download bar, and click on ‘Add Download’ and you’re all set!

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This version of MangaFox Downloader supports multiple downloads, so there’s no need for waiting for a chapter to finish downloading before you download others!

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Hope you all enjoy!

Once again, you can find the downloader here: http://www.4shared.com/file/vlF4bcCK/MangaFox_Downloader.html

The Downloader needs no installing. However, you WILL need to have JRE installed. If you don’t, you’re missing out a lot of fun! You can get it for free right here: http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp

I’d appreciate your feedback!

If you want to know more about how this project came to being, check this out: Developing a project of one’s own: Manga Downloader

In the wake of calamity


No, this isn’t a geeky post – so why am I posting here? I do own a second blog, Klutz Diaries to post my random thoughts…

But this one isn’t random. It’s incredibly relevant, and thus it has to be here.

I’ve already made multiple Facebook updates about this and maybe some may think I’m overreacting, or just plain freaking out. The much unwelcome Phailin is moving in, and we’re all sitting ducks – this fact is enough to freak anyone out. So yes, I’m scared. I wasn’t in Orissa when the super-cyclone of 1999 uprooted and upstaged life and property, so while many others can claim to be experienced veterans I’m just a noob.

But that’s not it – I’m thankful too.

Thankful? Yes, it sounds seriously weird I know, but I am thankful. Because, at least we know what’s coming, and take measures. Since yesterday my family (except my little brothers) has been scurrying around, hoarding food water and making lists of what we’d need. Why are we being like this, being jittery and unable to stay put, going over the lists again and again wondering if we left something out, an oversight we’d regret…

Because even though we side-stepped the super-cyclone of 1999… we couldn’t escape the Bhuj earthquake of 2001.

And know what? This is why I say I’m thankful – because you know a Cyclone is coming thanks to IMD… We had no inkling of the earthquake then, and I tell you, the constant fear and when the disaster catches you unawares, your very unpreparedness becomes your Achilles’ Heel.

It’s something I never ever wish to face again, and I was just exactly 8 and a half years then… Talk about trauma.

So even though I don’t know what will happen, I’m planning and planning and planning. The storm might die away or randomly change its tracks and go somewhere else – in fact I’m selfishly praying for that to happen. But no matter what, this time, I’m not going to be unprepared.

Tracking Phailin