Missing Buttons (2013-current time)
Missing Buttons is a try before you buy software. Allows the user to perform useful but hidden tasks, such as: turn off monitor, emulate Ctrl+Alt+Del combination, Sleep notebook without closing the lid, and many others.
Software costs just $9.95 USD, but you can download and evaluate the program for free.
Caps Lock Indicator (2012-current time)
Caps Lock Indicator appears on many requests by different Keyboard LEDs users. Program shows state of Caps Lock in the system tray and over the desktop. There are different sound notifications when lock is turning On and Off.
Software is a Try Before You Buy (shareware) product just for $9.95 USD. You can download and evaluate software before actual purchasing.
Num Lock Indicator (2012-current time)
Num Lock Indicator appears as compementary to Caps Lock Indicator software. Program shows state of Num Lock in the system tray and over the desktop, also it notifies about Num Lock changing with sound alarms.
Software is distributed as Try Before You Buy for $4.95 USD. You can download and evaluate program before purchasing.
Scroll Lock Indicator (2012-current time)
Scroll Lock Indicator appears as compementary to Caps Lock Indicator software. Program shows state of Scroll Lock in the system tray and over the desktop, also it notifies about Scroll Lock changing with sound alarms.
Software is distributed as Try Before You Buy for $2.95 USD. You can download and evaluate program before purchasing.
Keyboard LEDs (2010-current time)
Keyboard LEDs is one of Created Just for Fun™ software utilities. I've created this software because my notebook has indicator for caps lock under my right palm. Moreover, my new netbook has no keyboard indicators at all! Program shows states of keyboard switches in system tray and over the desktop.
Also you can switch any keyboard lock using a mouse, and customize appearance of indicators and program behavior. Software is free.
Touchpad Blocker (2010-current time)
Touchpad Blocker is one of Created Just for Fun™ software utilities. I've created this program because my netbook has a very sensitive touchpad so cursor jumps to different place when I accidentally touch the touchpad by a palm. It was insane to type a text when I've been lying in the bad. Program solves this problem by disabling some mouse events during a small period if any button on the keyboard has been pressed.
You can customize the delay and keyboard shortcut to disable blocking, when playing games for example. This program is a must have tool for every notebook with touchpad. Software is free.
Auto Mute (2009-current time)
Auto Mute is one of Created Just for Fun™ software utilities. I've created this program because I hate when my notebook produces a loud sound when I open it at conferences, on public meetings, or at home when children already sleep. Software makes computer silent on logoff, suspend or sleep, so the next system start is absolutely quiet.
I don't understand why such feature is not integrated into operation system. But now you can download and use this sound mute control program to make your computer quiet in public places and at night. Software is freeware.
oChePyaTka (2011-current time)
oChePyaTka is free Created Just for Fun™ software tool. I'm kind of person, who prefer to type while looking on keyboard instead of monitor. So if I've typed some text in different language or when Caps Lock was turned on... I become angry when see the result on the screen! This small program allows me to convert improperly typed text and makes me happy :)
Software is absolutely free.
Remote Desktop Control (2005-2012)
Remote Desktop Control is one of the best remote access software on the market. It is based on Anyplace Control technology. Anyplace starts as a division of ABF in 2003, I've take a serious part in creation of this startup. When I quit ABF, I've arranged agreement to make a "white copy" of Anyplace Control product and call it Remote Desktop Control.
Magnifying Tools (2003-2006)
Magnifying Tools is a set of useful graphics utilities for viewing the screen area in different zooms. I was an architect of this software product when have been working in ABF. The Launcher application is made by me. Also I've adapted the Lens freeware tool to be a part of this software set.
This software set is a commercial product by ABF software, Inc. There is a free evaluation version, so you can download it and test does software fit your requirements before purchasing.
Outlook Backup (2002-2006)
You can download and evaluate Outlook Backup software before purchasing. It is a shareware product.
Outlook Express Backup (2002-2006)
Outlook Express Backup was a mainstream software product of ABF company between 2002 and 2007 years. I was an architect, lead developer, product manager, and marketer of this popular backup solution for Outlook Express mail manager.
Outlook Express Backup is a try-before-you-buy software. There is an evaluation version, so you can download it and test the program before actual buying.
CD Shell (2001-2003)
But then we decide to make a public release of this disc shell builder. Software is distributed as try before you buy from ABF-DEV.COM website.
Value Converter (2001-2004)
Value Converter was the first end-user software product of ABF software, Inc. This program has no commercial success, but many technologies appeared during development were reused in many software products we did after that.
Value Converter software is still popular for many students, technicians, and scientists. You can download and use the trial version during 15 days.
Torry CD Shell (2001)
ABF Visual Components Library (2000-2006)
Lens - magnifying glass (1998-2003)
Lens - magnifying glass is a graphic tool for viewing enlarged (2x to 64x) screen area. Actually, this program was created as a demo application of cool looking components for Delphi developers, however, many people with poor eyesight have found this software very helpful.
Program is nice assistant for graphic and web designers, software developers and people with partial disability. You can download and use Lens software absolutely free.
krpRegions library (1997-2006)
krpRegions library for Delphi developers was my hobby project even before UtilMind Solutions (before 1999). This library is unique solutions for non-boxed and skinable user interfaces. It is distributed by ABF Software since I've founded the company.
krpRegions library is one of popular products for GUI interfaces on Delphi components market. The demo application of this library becomes very popular as separate freeware utility. All components and routines are made by me. Technology is based on my own AREA-BY-COLOR™ algorithm. Why didn't I patent this? :)
Sea Battle (1996-2005)
Sea Battle is my first game for Windows system created using Borland Delphi language. First version of this software appeared in 1996 and worked even under Windows 3.1! Programming was my hobby in school, institute and while I've been working in computer manufacture industry.
Platina is an invoice form filler for Windows 3.x system. Program was used in many commercial firms around all Ukraine. This program made me a well know programmer in some business communities.
Kiev Phone (1996)
Kiev Phone software was a standard "de facto" to search people by phone numbers and vice versa. I've created this program when get unofficial database of all Kiev citizens.
After software release I had serious conversation with "government people". But they understood that database was not stolen by me, I've just created a useful viewer with search abilities :)
AObmen is an automation software for currency exchange opertions. I've created program for internal use in "Demetra Plus" company and it was successfully used in more than 40 kiosks during 2 years. Also we were trying to get certificate of National Bank of Ukraine to sell this software to other exchange companies and banks. AObmen created using Borland Pascal 7.0 and Turbo Vision library. It was my first serious programming experience. After creating AObmen system even my father believed that I can be a programmer :)
Black Jack (1993)
Black Jack is my first game created using Pascal language. I've created it on informatics lessons, during last year of studding in school. Program works on clones of Yamaha computers, under CP/M operating system. Game has a music accompaniment: Smoke on The Water by Deep Purple. That was cool, indeed :)
Keyboard Trainer (1992)
Keyboard Trainer is my first program I've made from beginning to the end. It was written using Quick Basic and works fine on IBM XT. Letters and numbers appear in different place of screen and player should kill them by pressing a right key. As you see, my first program was a typing trainer, but I still don't use 10 fingers for typing! I call it "keyboard cretinism", there is no cure :)
Is that all?
Off course, I've participated in creation of many other software, computer systems, electronic devices, and other IT challenges. But programs in this list were unforgettable stages in my life, so I've enumerated them and to memorize and share with other people. Hope I'm not looking like a boaster :)