A few more interesting reviews of WDD 1


I regularly google “WeeDuplicatedDetective” to find where it ends up (with interesting surprises, more on that in a later post) and to read reviews. Not just to feel good when people like it, mid you, but to gather interesting ideas on where I should bring WDD next. Continue reading

Interesting review of WDD

I found an interesting review of WDD 1.1, here is the traduction from google:

“WeeDuplicateDetective The interface is very organized, however, there should be a little clearer tabs to enable a more effective visual distinction between the different regions of program options. His speed is impressive, making the software able to do a complete scan of unity in a few seconds.

The performance of WeeDuplicateDetective in search of duplicate files is very good, finding them without difficulty and offering several options and relevant to deal with. The amount of available criteria to differentiate the files is not quite satisfactory: we would have more options, for example, filter or search for a specific length of just the name typed.

It is always worthwhile to alert you of the following: Some of these may be copies or backups of important system files, that is, make sure to delete only what you really sure of the function on the computer.”

They have good points, and I will take them into consideration:
* UI should be slightly touched up: I will remove the borders, and put more space between the areas, while keeping the shadows
* signal system files / backup files, etc. as being dangerous to remove.
I am also considering adding a new clean up method: create shortcuts to the 1st copy. A competitor is doing this and I like it :).
This being said, I have very little free time for developping WDD further currently…










WDD 1.1 released / new screen

Hi there

WDD 1.1 is available, download it from here.

I have notified SoftPedia and CNet about the update, I’ll post the links when available.

In other news, my computer screen died on me last week. Had it for only about 4 years, so I was a bit dissapointed, but well. The backlights were still ok, so I decided not to try to repair the thing myself and buy a new screen. Which was planned anyway.

After spending a few hours researching and comparing, I decided myself on buying the Samsung SyncMaster PX2370 for approx. 200Euros. Continue reading

WeeDuplicateDetective main data structure / part 1


Verion 1.0 is progressing well, it should be released next week. I fixed quite a few GUI issues and made two major changes. This post is about the first of them.

In the meantime, I have a sin to confess…

I did build WeeDuplicateDetective (I will use the short form “WDD” from now on) around a poorly thought out data structure. Continue reading

Why use WeeDuplicateDetective?

Well, because

  1. It’s 100% free
  2. it’s easy to use
    1. All you need is in one screen
    2. There’s an integrated tutorial
    3. the user interface is organized like reading a book page: left to right and top to bottom
  3. It doesn’t install any ads, malware or toolbars
  4. It presents the collected information efficiently
    1. Duplicates are shown as sub items of the first found occurence
  5. It gives you a lot of control over what you can do with the duplicates
    1. Combine many criteria defining what files should be considered as duplicates
    2. Search the list of duplicates to find specific items
    3. Mark the files that you want to clean up with a variety of selection schemes. Use the context menu for more options, applying to a specific item in the list.
    4. Sort the found duplicates in different ways, to get a better view of what you can / should clean
    5. Remove some specific items from the list of duplicates to get a better overview
    6. Some file types can even be previewed
      1. pictures: JPG, GIF, TIFF, BMP and PNG
      2. audio and video: everything Windows Media Player can play (MP3, WMA, MPG, AVI, MP4, etc.)
    7. Decide yourself how to clean the duplicates you want to be cleaned
  6. It’s nice to look at
  7. It’s nonetheless still fast
  8. It’s evolving and maturing
    1. Share your ideas for
      1. new features
      2. new user interface