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. Although development is in the early stages you can now access via the Web many of the functions previously only available in my downloadable programmes. Because HTML5 standards apply across all operating systems, development isn't as in the past, limited to one operating system or browser type. The pages work with IE9 or later, Google Chrome, Firefox.
Eventually I will cease supporting the downloadable software as more and more UK change ringers migrate away from Desktop units running Windows. It has always been the case that North American users favour operating systems other than windows and on many occasions I have had to disappoint bell ringers asking for Apple Macintosh or Unix / Linux versions of the downloads. Now there is an answer
Try the 'Change Ringing Toolkit' now - it is still free!
If your browser isn't compatible it will say.
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.
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Software Last Updated : 18 October 2012