Snap2HTML - file and folder lister

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Snap2HTML - file and folder lister

#1 Post by mmx64 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:45 am

Snap2HTML takes a "snapshot" of folder structures on your harddrive and saves it as HTML files. What's unique about Snap2HTML is that the HTML file uses modern techniques to make it feel more like a "real" application, similar to Windows Explorer, displaying a treeview with folders that you can click to view the files contained within. There is also a built in file search. Still, everything is contained in a single HTML file that you can easily store or distribute.

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Re: Snap2HTML 1.0

#2 Post by mmx64 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:34 am

If anyone is interested: This application has been updatead to version 1.21

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Re: Snap2HTML 1.0

#3 Post by twinbee » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:24 pm

Crikey RLVision.... I bought their ArtGem program when they were still selling it many years ago. I'm still bitter they discontinued it and didn't offer it at all (paid or not).

Snap2HTML looks as though it could be handy.

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Snap2HTML

#4 Post by azevedo » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:40 am

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Hey everyone! 1st post...

this is a good one if you want a fancy files catalog:
http://www.rlvision.com/snap2html/about.asp

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Re: Snap2HTML

#5 Post by webfork » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:27 pm

Sounds pretty good...
Snap2HTML takes a "snapshot" of folder structures on your harddrive and saves as HTML files. What's unique about Snap2HTML is that the HTML file uses modern techniques to make it feel more like a "real" application, similar to Windows Explorer, displaying a treeview with folders that you can click to view the files contained within (see example output). There is also a built in file search. Still, everything is contained in a single HTML file that you can easily store or distribute.

Features:

Create folder listings and save as HTML
Listings with file explorer "look and feel"
Built in search function
Link listings to the real files
Sortable file list views
Unicode support
Automation via command line
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Re: Snap2HTML

#6 Post by webfork » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:12 pm

The ability to sort through static lists (click "last modified", "size", and "filename" to sort static files) is already awesome enough, but also includes a near-instant search tool.

http://www.rlvision.com/snap2html/example.html

From the maker of Hot Spot Studio here on the site http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1758

Hell yeah. I've been looking for something like this. Good suggestion azevedo.
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Re: Snap2HTML

#7 Post by I am Baas » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:09 pm

Good suggestion azevedo.
You mean mmx64 :lol:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... =4&t=10764
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Re: Snap2HTML

#8 Post by webfork » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:26 pm

I am Baas wrote:You mean mmx64
Ah yes... good call

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#9 Post by Checker » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:25 pm

[Moderator note: this post is responding to a note on the Wedrima thread, which spawned another conversation moved here.]
mmx64 wrote:Sounds a lot like Snap2HTML, a program I made several year ago. (I submitted it here, but it was never picked up :( )
Maybe because of it's .Net dependency.

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Re: Wedrima

#10 Post by mmx64 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:56 am

Checker wrote:
mmx64 wrote:Sounds a lot like Snap2HTML, a program I made several year ago. (I submitted it here, but it was never picked up :( )
Maybe because of it's .Net dependency.
Ok, I see. But I'm not sure why .Net should disallow calling a program portable. I use .Net 2.0 for my apps. This is installed on most all PCs today, and it is part of Windows since Vista.

Many applications require c++ runtime files too. Are they banned too?
You have already listed another of my apps, called Hot Spot Studio, with a note that it depends on VB6 runtime files.
How about DirectX "latest version" that you need to install separately?

All applications have dependencies. Some dependencies are installed in the system by default, other by updating the system or installing frameworks. I understand the logic behind this, but I do not agree that common dependencies should stop an app from being list here (Great site btw). Just my 2 cents...

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Re: Wedrima

#11 Post by SYSTEM » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:59 am

mmx64 wrote: Ok, I see. But I'm not sure why .Net should disallow calling a program portable. I use .Net 2.0 for my apps. This is installed on most all PCs today, and it is part of Windows since Vista.
I think that .NET dependency doesn't keep a program from being portable (unless the program depends on a too recent version; 2.0 is definitely OK in my opinion). However, many TPFC members disagree with me.
mmx64 wrote: Many applications require c++ runtime files too. Are they banned too?
No, because C++ runtime files can be put into the program directory (and are often bundled, as in my game). That can't be done with .NET.
mmx64 wrote: You have already listed another of my apps, called Hot Spot Studio, with a note that it depends on VB6 runtime files.
How about DirectX "latest version" that you need to install separately?
You are too defensive here.

In some cases, we have decided that a program is simply unique enough to be included regardless of its portability shortcomings. We have an entire category of .NET programs as well.
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Re: Wedrima

#12 Post by joby_toss » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:02 am

.Net dependencies make an application a little harder, not impossible, to get accepted into the database. :)

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Re: Wedrima

#13 Post by mmx64 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:30 am

You are too defensive here.
I'm a developer defending my own software right now. But I want to point out that I visit this site many times a week. I love portable applications and aim to switch as many as possible of my ordinary apps to portable ones where possible. This site is a great resource. Thus, I want to see as many applications as possible here, so I can learn about them. So I'm not just putting forth these arguments to get my own apps listed, even though I am of course biased.

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Re: Wedrima

#14 Post by allclownsareevil » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:29 pm

I remember Snap2HTML. Refreshed my memory just now by taking another look at it. Good program. Would vote for it if it were submitted.

One feature that may be nice is for the ability to print a full directory structure, including files in their respective folders, on a single webpage.

Have to be honest, I think the portable community (both here and elsewhere) is much like any other community. You get purists that want to see programs run without any dependencies. then on the other side you get people who don't care about anything else other than if it will run portably. The pragmatists live somewhere in between the two extremes. I count myself as a pragmatist. If it runs on 90% of systems without fault, it's worth having.

Thanks for sharing it mmx64.
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Re: Wedrima

#15 Post by mmx64 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:41 am

Glad to hear you like my program. I could probably be called a pragmatist too. I actually wrote an article about portable software, including what I consider "defining features". If anyone is interested, here it is: http://www.rlvision.com/blog/what-is-a- ... -use-them/

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