TICK v1.00 – A Freeware Windows Dial Up Enhancer Has Been Released

TICK v1.00 probably the ultimate freeware dial up enhancer for Windows featuring logging, on screen display, tools and more has now been released. Changes in this version include:

  • Added – ? help option to all configuration screens
  • Added – No Mail tray icon
  • Added – A couple more Call Log – Other Statistics entries
  • Added – Ability to Show / Hide tray icon
  • Added – Additional Other Statistics to Call log
  • Added – Applications can be specified via Connectoid Name
  • Added – Apply discount to Connection Charge option + related options
  • Added – Apply discount to Maximum Charge option + related options
  • Added – Apply Option Changes button to Tools
  • Added – Auto Disconnect at a specific Date/Time
  • Added – Auto Disconnect depending on connection speed
  • Added – Auto disconnect when a specific cost is reached
  • Added – Auto disconnect when the minimum period has expired
  • Added – Auto Recovery of Connect Speed and Connectoid Name
  • Added – Auto Window delay facilities
  • Added – Auto Window delay facilities, one for standard windows and one for stalled windows
  • Added – Auto Window Options ta
  • Added – Auto Windows – Insert/Properties, list of currently opened windows are now displayed in the Window Title control (N.B. title must also include microsoft or netscape)
  • Added – Basic Windows NT4/2000 compatibility
  • Added – Beep at New Mail Notification
  • Added – Better detection of data transfer capabilities
  • Added – Calculate option to Call Log administration menu
  • Added – Call Length parameters to Time Bands and Further Details for more flexible costings
  • Added – Call Log import option
  • Added – Call Log now indicates if call finished via Auto Disconnect (Discon)
  • Added – Cancel button and corresponding functionality to Tools
  • Added – Character Shape option
  • Added – Character Size option for digital display
  • Added – Check for mail messages at connection
  • Added – Check for update default menu item option
  • Added – Check for update tray menu item
  • Added – Check For Updates To TICK option
  • Added – Closed Stalled Windows option (popup browser windows which do nothing because server is down/slow)
  • Added – Colour and Decimal Place settings for Show Data Transferred Option
  • Added – Compact Call Log At Startup option
  • Added – Complete support for charge bands spanning across midnight (no need for two separate entries anymore)
  • Added – Configurable default tray menu double click event
  • Added – Configurable pause specifying the period between when a connection is detected and before any defined applications/tools are processed
  • Added – Configurable tray icon hint (i.e. Connect Speed, IP Address, Cost, Time etc)
  • Added – Confirmation when you select a pre-defined rate in Charge Bands
  • Added – Connect Speed colour option
  • Added – Connect speed to Call Log further details
  • Added – Connect Speed to Show in Digital Display options
  • Added – Connection charge to charge band options
  • Added – Context Sensitive Help
  • Added – Create debug log file button to Options screen
  • Added – Debug logging functionality
  • Added – Debug logging option
  • Added – Decimal Place and Colours ta
  • Added – Details of call to tray icon tip popup
  • Added – Dial Up Connection used to Call Log further details
  • Added – Different call charges can be specified for each Dial Up Connection
  • Added – Digital display option so after a resolution change digital display now resets to top left to allow reposition
  • Added – Disable Common Control and Dial Up Networking Statistic Registry Checks option
  • Added – Disconnect after free minutes expired option
  • Added – Disconnect After X Minutes (available in Options – Miscellaneous)
  • Added – Disconnect after X minutes of no activity
  • Added – Display current IP Address to tray menu
  • Added – Double click new mail tray icon to launch mail application
  • Added – Each application can have an independent delay
  • Added – Exit TICK When Hanging Up Connection option
  • Added – Export of Usage and Statistics in Call Log
  • Added – Facilities to control Digital Display (always on, always off, on only when connected)
  • Added – Facilities to specify Browser and Stalled windows titles
  • Added – Flash icon whilst connected option
  • Added – Free Minutes (available in Options – Costs – Charge Bands)
  • Added – Free registration
  • Added – Further details popup menu to Auto Window Log
  • Added – Further details popup menu to Call Log
  • Added – Handshaking Adjustment to Costs – Further Detail
  • Added – Hang Up to tray popup menu
  • Added – I do not get charged for calls to the Internet option
  • Added – If new mail messages found execute mail application to Tools – POP3
  • Added – Intelligent Last Updated option to Web Notification
  • Added – Italian predefined charge bands
  • Added – Log now distinguishes between up to three different Dial Up Connections displaying a tab for each connection
  • Added – Log/Options/Tools windows are now fully resizable
  • Added – Logging of Data Transferred
  • Added – Mail Application command line parameters option to POP3
  • Added – Maximum Charge + related options
  • Added – Missing $ symbol in the Digital Character set
  • Added – Monthly totals to Call Log Statistics
  • Added – More Auto Window defaults (click Defaults to update)
  • Added – More validation on % Discount / Minimum Cost / Cost Adjuster fields
  • Added – Multiple include/exclude (using shift key) to Web Notification
  • Added – New Digital Display with better look and configuration facilities
  • Added – New GUI on Log and Option screens
  • Added – New startup screen
  • Added – Number Of Characters option for digital display
  • Added – Option to close launched applications at disconnection
  • Added – Option to configure Intelligence being switched to Off after resolution change
  • Added – Option to specify priority of application (idle, normal, high)
  • Added – Other Statistics tab to Log screen
  • Added – Password Database to Tools
  • Added – Pixel Spacing option for clearer digital display
  • Added – Popup menu for Auto Disconnect tray icon
  • Added – Popup menu for New Mail tray icon
  • Added – Print facilities to Call Log
  • Added – Proxy Authentication (User Name / Password) options to Web Notification
  • Added – Reset to popup menu in Tools – Web Notification
  • Added – Sensitivity tab
  • Added – Setup routine option to add TICK to startup group
  • Added – Show Data Transferred Option
  • Added – Shut Down / Restart options after standard disconnect
  • Added – Shut Down or Restart/Reboot option after Auto Disconnect
  • Added – Sorting on Password Database column headers
  • Added – Support for D.T.R. and Data logging for Win95 systems with DUN v1.3 update installed. (See FAQ page for further information)
  • Added – Support for up to 50 connectoids
  • Added – Sweden (Telia) predefined phone rates
  • Added – Tools screen with Ping/Finger/POP3 functionality
  • Added – Transmit / Receive LED’s to digital display (for everyone who hides their taskbar)
  • Added – Transmit and Receive Lights colour now user configurable
  • Added – Web Notification Tool (Favourites folder users only), including recursive processing for sites using frames
  • Added – Windows Me / Millennium support (untested)
  • Correction – New Auto Disconnect form replacing tray icon countdown (present since v0.45)
  • Fixed – All POP3 accounts specified in Tools
  • Fixed – Auto Disconnect facilities can be used more than once per dial up session
  • Fixed – Auto Disconnect should now move to the top most window when activated
  • Fixed – Better international date/time handling solving EConvert/Illegal Operation errors
  • Fixed – Better international decimal number handling solving EConvert/Illegal Operation errors
  • Fixed – Call Log reset
  • Fixed – Character Size Small [1×1]
  • Fixed – Configuration screens now have taskbar icon
  • Fixed – Data transfer related routines now available in NT/Win2K
  • Fixed – Date/Time handling now more international friendly
  • Fixed – Digital display receiving focus causing other windows/menus to loose their focus
  • Fixed – Digital Display sizing problems
  • Fixed – Digital display sometimes not displaying on top of other windows
  • Fixed – Disconnect after X minutes now remembers setting after disconnection instead of resetting to zero
  • Fixed – Display hanging for several seconds on some setups at random intervals
  • Fixed – Divide By Zero Error when displaying Log screen on some setups
  • Fixed – Duplicate default entries in Costs and Applications
  • Fixed – ERR appearing in Call Log statistics
  • Fixed – Error when attempting to Finger/POP3/Ping before the current Finger/POP3/Ping had completed
  • Fixed – Error when opening logs with date in dd.mmm.yy and other formats
  • Fixed – Export call log outputting ERROR instead of RCVRD
  • Fixed – Formatting of Currency / Real values for some countries (for example, when decimal places = 0)
  • Fixed – General Protection Fault if more than five dial up networking connectoids are defined
  • Fixed – General Protection Fault if no connectoids are defined and try to display log screen
  • Fixed – General Protection Fault on some setups when accessing tray icon menu or at shutdown
  • Fixed – High CPU usage
  • Fixed – If digital display is positioned off the screen it now resets to top left to allow reposition
  • Fixed – Inserting a Call Log adjuste
  • Fixed – Intermittent problems with the Auto Disconnect on Idle option
  • Fixed – International Date / Time issues (fixes – 0: is an invalid integer value + MANY others)
  • Fixed – Invalid integer value entering charge bands on some international setups
  • Fixed – Invalid integer value errors when opening logs
  • Fixed – IP Address default menu item
  • Fixed – Log tabs captions not updating correctly
  • Fixed – Min/max charge wave sounds repeating
  • Fixed – Numerous Date conversion issues
  • Fixed – Numerous minor problems
  • Fixed – Numerous miscellaneous minor bugs and validation issues
  • Fixed – Occurrence of not a valid integer when hanging up
  • Fixed – Occurrences of 12:nn:nn instead of 00:nn:nn appearing in Call Logs
  • Fixed – Only one About screen can be opened at a time
  • Fixed – POP3 are checked when using Check For Mail item from tray menu
  • Fixed – Print Log Detail (now prints all entries not just four records)
  • Fixed – Problem with Auto Disconnect not resetting to 10 seconds
  • Fixed – Problems entering/updating/deleting Applications/Costs on some setups
  • Fixed – Projected Number Of Calls – Other Statistics
  • Fixed – Range check and other exception problems at startup
  • Fixed – Range check error at startup with more than 25 connectoids
  • Fixed – Range check errors when excluding sites in Web Notification
  • Fixed – Real number entry / conversion for countries which use , instead of .
  • Fixed – Reduced CPU usage whilst connected with costs enabled by 75%
  • Fixed – Removed Win9xVersion message in Win9X/ME
  • Fixed – Setup routine to automatically remove v0.99/a files correctly
  • Fixed – Several typos in the Help
  • Fixed – Shortcut to Startup folder on some setups
  • Fixed – Slow display of Logs screen on Win2K setups
  • Fixed – Slow display of Options screen on Win2K setups
  • Fixed – Support for 640×480 resolution users
  • Fixed – Time in digital display starting from 12:00:00
  • Fixed – Tray menu items now correctly enable/disable
  • Fixed – Updating/Deleting Password Database entries
  • Fixed – URL Location Folder setting is now used when populating Web Notification items
  • Fixed – Various errors when more than 25 connectoids are defined
  • Fixed – Web Notification date checking sometimes incorrectly flagging updated
  • Fixed – Web Notification downloading page if size constraint was disabled
  • Fixed – Y2K issues with machines which default to two digit short date years
  • Moved – Options – Tools to Tools – Options
  • Moved – Disconnect options to own tab
  • Optimised – Executable
  • Optimized – Call / Auto Window log display – now even faste
  • Removed – Add TICK to Startup Group option from application
  • Removed – Character shape option
  • Removed – Check for update configuration option
  • Removed – Check for Update option
  • Removed – Fixed expiry date
  • Removed – NT/Win2K data transfer routines due to compatibility issues
  • Removed – Setup routine to reduce file size by approximately 50%
  • Rewrote – Auto Window engine now many times more accurate and reliable
  • Updated – About screen so more consistent with Windows applications
  • Updated – Auto Disconnect now countdowns in tray area (click to stop)
  • Updated – BT Predefined Call Costs 1.5p to 1.49p
  • Updated – Call Log renamed from log.bin to call_log.bin
  • Updated – Changed Log display ready for costing features update
  • Updated – Changing Character Size or Number of Characters no longer requires a restart
  • Updated – Cost options ready for costing features update (global connectoid selection)
  • Updated – Help file
  • Updated – Help file with new features
  • Updated – Help file with uninstall information and notes
  • Updated – Increased Application Execution Delay maximum range to thirty seconds
  • Updated – Increased Applications to 15 entries
  • Updated – Increased Charge Bands and Further Details to 25 entries
  • Updated – Increased number of excludes in Web Notification from 50 to 100
  • Updated – Insert – Charge Bands so days can be spanned e.g. 18:00 – 08:00 (still split to two entries)
  • Updated – Insert Charge Bands now allows cyclic hours, minutes and seconds
  • Updated – Install/Uninstall scripts
  • Updated – Interface for viewing Application details
  • Updated – Interface for viewing Cost/Charge details
  • Updated – Log Export now uses separate columns for dates and times
  • Updated – Maximum number of Applications to 60
  • Updated – Maximum number of password database entries increased to 50
  • Updated – Print Log Detail now uses separate columns for start date and time
  • Updated – Setup routine so registry keys are uninstalled
  • Updated – Sound features to include playing of Wave files and/or internal speaker on call events
  • Updated – Time show option can now be unchecked
  • Updated – Twenty five connectoids instead of three or five are now recognised throughout system
  • Updated – Web Notification to include better error trapping

Download: This version is no longer available. Look in Current Downloads for the most recent release.

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