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1.0.36.07 (Jul 20, 2005)
I've only had AHK for a month or two. A couple of things I have created with it:
A simple hotkey-operated clipboard expander/manager and notetaker that is simple yet virtually limitless.
An addressbook and bookmarking system compatible with any email client or web browser. Hit two keys, enter my alias for the file I want to access or the site I want to visit, and I'm there. No more searching through a list of bookmarks or trying to remember a specific file path or address.
A customizable text-editor that upon typing an AHK command plus a trigger (end) character, prompts me for the components of the command and types them for me in the proper sequence and syntax. AHK scripts can be used to idiot-proof the construction of AHK scripts!
Right now I'm working on a front-end GUI for Getmail, a command line-based Pop3 client, for the purpose of archiving the emails on my server as individual files before I delete them from the server. No more hassle with backing up emails in a particular client in the event of reformatting my drives, re-installing an email client, or switching email clients.
I've not had much experience coding, except for (mostly) web design. Ahk is simpler in syntax than
The AHK language is the simplest I've seen as far as syntax goes and delivers a huge bang for just a few cents of brain power. For the person of average intelligence who wants to just remap their keyboard, make keyboard shortcuts to various programs, execute macros, etc, AHK delivers.
With a little creativity and a willingness to climb the relatively minimal learning curve, the possibilities of AHK are only limited by a persons' creativity.
The author, Chris, (and those who collaborate with him), have created a tool which allows one to forge ones' own tools without having to smash ones' thumb with the hammer or getting burned by being too close to the forge.
AHK is constantly under development, mostly based on user input. Chirs is highly responsive to user input and requests while insuring that AHK stays true to its' original purpose and avoiding bloat.
He also makes sure that updates are backwards-compatible with previous releases.
The product support is excellent.
The product is freeware and open-source. 'nuff said.