Synth is a C++ template framework - a set of components that can be mixed and matched to build the right functionality; furthermore, components are loosely-coupled, designed to be both extensible and replaceable. Synth blurs the line between compile-time and runtime, and it does so by blending the static C++ type system, the dynamic values that need to be manipulated and formatted, including those from other languages, and the templates to do so. The name is an allusion to this synthesis process, which combines values to generate new ones (streams, files, strings, numbers, etc.)
Tactor is a tool that tries to guess the best action for the current text selection. For example, text containing http://xyz.com is recognized as an URL link, and ~/Documents/MyPresentation.key as a presentation file. Both matchers and actions are fully customizable. It is loosely based on Plan9’s Plumber where any text can potentially be an action, although the actual technical implementation is very different. It provides functionality somewhat similar to that of Apple Data Detectors in a way that is fully extensible and transparent.
Ackr is a very small subset of grep/ack/rak, for lazy developers. grep is a great tool, a very powerful tool, but often too powerful for simple needs. Ackr looks for a search string in all text files and in all subfolders from the working directory, is case insensitive, has no options, doesn't look into hidden folders/files, and displays the search term in a bold font.
lihata is a compact textual language which can represent a tree of lists, hashes, and tables. The syntax tries to be minimal and flexible to allow formatting a lihata file to fit the context it represents. The source release contains an event and DoM parser and helper functions for maintaining lihata trees. lihata is a convenient language for both simple and complex configuration files and text representation of data files.
PHP Emoticon Parser can replace emoticon text with HTML image tags. It can search for emoticon text characters in a given text string and replace them with equivalent emoticon images. The emoticon text and image mappings are defined in a separate script that maps emoticon names to the different equivalent representations for emoticon text symbols.
Previously, fiction books published on the Web were often divided into lines of ~80 characters for comfortable reading. This can be a problem on small displays (such as phones), causing poorly-wrapped formatting. Reformator is a simple Qt utility that attempts to remove newlines inside paragraphs without removing those between paragraphs. Just set the size of the first line indent, and Reformator will recognize real paragraphs and remove all non-useful newlines. It can also detect indent size automatically. It is recommended to back up your books before reformatting.