jane is a small and easy-to-use program that allows you to view and edit all kind of ASCII files. Since there are millions of similar applications already available – and your local notepad.exe configured with the font “terminal” already does the trick with ASCII art (not perfectly, but this is terminal’s fault, so you can simply use any other nice ASCII art font) – there is no need to exchange your current favourite ASCII program or to use a third party tool like jane. But the choice is yours, those who try might discover nice features they’ll soon don’t want to miss anymore …
- shell integration (double-click ascii files in your explorer to view them … or scan a directory for the files inside without any further clicks), or create a new file with a single click.
- drag’n’drop support (just drop any file you want to see into jane to open it, or folder to browse for files). sum: jane supports drag’n drop of files and folders.
- handling hyperlinks (you will be able to open url from jane. just click on a url or mail address. it will be opened in your standard application).
- multi instance (you can specify whether you want only one instance of the program to be allowed (files will be opened in the same window) or more).
- copy on select (text is copied to clipboard right after you’ve selected it and released your mouse button/cursor keys). set it up to flicker or not to flicker, to indicate autocopy.
- browse directories for certain filetypes that you define.
- you can easily register additional filetypes to open with jane.
- able to fit onto file width – no need to resize jane for every single file.
- a “recently opened files” menu with max. 30 entries. you can turn this menu on/off.
- up to ten different font schemes can be configured, so it’s very easy to switch between different fonts.
- many edit functions for strings like reverse, lower and upper vowels, randomize and invert.
What’s new in this version:
- “generate string” will remember last selection, so regenerating will be easier when using keyboard instead of mouse.
- new option “Hide On Close, Exit via Menu Only.” if checked, jane will minimize on tray.
- no error when trying to save file with -hidden file attribute.