Monday, August 20, 2012

QR Code generator plugin (experimental ;)

Mobile Barcode plugin allows you to display any text or link as QR Code image which can be quickly captured and decoded using your barcode scanner.

Example: Show barcode for a Link Address

Example: Show barcode for a selected text

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

JGoodies Looks Look and Feel

Another great LAF plugin for Makagiga 4.3.1 Beta :)

JGoodies Looks can be downloaded and installed via menu bar -> Tools -> Plugins -> Get More Plugins. To change default color theme, go to menu bar -> Tools -> Settings -> Look And Feel, and click Settings button...


Monday, August 13, 2012

Updated Sea Glass Look And Feel (v0.2 Beta)

The new version can be downloaded and installed via menu bar -> Tools -> Plugins -> Get More Plugins.

Note that it's still Beta so you may notice some bugs and other visual issues ;)


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Updated Digital Clock widget

Now with Time Zone support:

Unfortunately Analog Clock widget will be updated later...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Makagiga 4.3.1 Beta released :)

RSS Feed Viewer

  • Show custom icons
  • Added "Status" column
  • Show full link address instead of "Complete Story" text

Customizable article list font:


Searching by date (Ctrl+F7)


New "Add Task" menu item with new input dialog (see Edit menu)

First day of week configuration (Tools -> Settings -> Tasks)

Link Plugin

Added "Open selected link" action to the Tree context menu:

Scripting (custom toolbar actions)

Added "Show Button Text" option:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Map Viewer

Map Viewer plugin allows you to view maps provided by OpenStreetMap.

How to Start

  1. Click menu bar -> Tools -> Plugins -> Get More Plugins and install "Map Viewer"
  2. Restart Makagiga
  3. Click New -> Map Viewer
  4. The plugin is unsigned so it will trigger a Security Manager warning (new feature in Makagiga). In this case you safely grant permission to "Cache" and "Internet/Network" elements. Just click "Do not ask again" and "Allow". Makagiga Security Manager is still experimental - please report all related bugs :)

Basic Navigation

  • Mouse Scroll - zoom in/out
  • Mouse Drag - move map
  • Keyboard Arrows - move map
  • See Edit and View menus for more functions

Known Issues

  • All downloaded images are stored in "cache/{e26fd670-7e65-4ec9-be28-1ff06285e58a}" directory. You may want to remove this folder manually to free up some disk space.
  • No built-in search function yet. As a workaround, you can paste a permalink from Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.
  • I hope all the above problems will be resolved in future versions :)

Map Viewer plugin uses a modified JMapViewer component licensed under GPL.