Steve Scanlon's Free Change Ringing Software for Windows
S t e v e S c a n l o n
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I was introduced to Change Ringing at the age of 40 but although I find it an enjoyable pastime the learning process has been difficult. Since my teenage years I have enjoyed computer programming and applied this to bellringing to create some software to help me. I was persuaded by friends to make this available on the web so I hope you find it helpful too.
Unrelated to Bell Ringing I have also written other miscellaneous software for Free Download and usage.
Overview of Software
Why pay up to £40 for a program when you can have free software that meets most peoples requirements?
My software was the first to introduce animated ringers, screen based method editor, realistic sounding ringing and adjustable striking quality. Others have copied my ideas and now want to charge you for it !!! All my programs are completely free and fully working without advertising or screens pestering you to pay. I really enjoy bell ringing, this is my way to give something back to the hobby by offering free software to fellow ringers, so I do hope you find them useful.
My Software runs on all versions of Windows from Win95 to Win 7 and all the incarnations in between 98, 2000, XP and Vista being the most popular. As I don't own a Mac or Linux computer I am unable to produce a downloadable versions to run on these machines.
Important News for iPad, Tablet and Smartphone Users
and Desktop and Laptop users of Windows Vista, Win 7 and Win 8
Advances in modern browsers that now support HTML5 standards open up the possibility adding a lot more intelligence into web pages than has been possible before. You can now access on the Internet many of the functions only previously available in my downloadable programmes. The pages in the 'Change Ringing Toolkit' work with IE9, Google Chrome v23, Firefox v16 or later, and have the functionality of the Method Workshop, Method Tutor and Call Change Ringer.
For users without constant access to the Internet, such as people on dial-up, computers and devices in bell towers out of the reach of WiFi hotspots, a downloadable version of 'Change Ringing Toolkit' is available for installation on the device. See the Download section below.
Try the 'Change Ringing Toolkit' now - it is free!
If your browser isn't compatible it will say.
Click here www.ringbell.co.uk/toolkit/
Links to Software Descriptions and Downloads
Each program has a page describing its functions so you can determine if you think the software will be helpful before downloading. Frankly, if you have broadband you could download the lot and then uninstall those you don't want. Dial-up users may wish to be more selective but you will be pleased to know each program is less than 0.5 Megabyte, so the download time will be short.
Please click on an item below to read the full description
Change Ringing Toolkit
14000 Methods to Print Diagrams, Learn the Blue Line Work of the Method, Create, Explore and Prove Touches.
Stand behind the circle, watch and hear the bells being rung.
Tower Visit Logger
Record the dates of your first Visits, Quarters and Peals at a tower.
Old Software Titles now Incorporated in the Change Ringing Toolkit
Call Change Ringer
Compose and understand changes.
Learn Plain Bob and Grandsire using the clock face.
Print Method Diagrams, Blue Lines, Touches.
Software Last Updated : 1 August 2018