• Womble

    Does anybody thinks it helps the Dev’s having that donate button in your face like that? I would think it would make less people use their application which in turn probably lowers potential revenue. Is anyone more likely to donate because you are reminded every time you run the app? honestly, I have my doubts. By all accounts people very rarely donate anyway so you would need an enormous user base to make it worthwhile, and you’re not going to get that while that button is there. I would suggest only showing the donate button at install time and then burying it under the help menu, you can still remind people every time they update too but please not every day like CCleaner :)

    PS haha I’m not sure I’m qualified to speak about anything I got the captcha wrong!

  • OldManGeorge

    As a matter of fact, when I obtain free software that is useful and well made, I always make a point of making a “donation”. BUT I will NOT EVER use software with a “donate” button in my face – which disrupts even the most simple user interface and makes me feel “guilty”.

  • TheKingsmob

    So a 1 x .5 inch donate button is “in your face”, really? I’m curious just how that button “disrupts the user interface”.

  • Al

    I am only getting half the window on win7. Any way to fix this ?

  • Mark

    I downloaded the .rar file and extracted the .exe to my desktop, but when I run the program, nothing happens, yet task manager shows the program as active. Any thoughts?

    • Samer

      @ Mark: try restarting your machine and then running as admin

  • Martin Minnebo

    Hey Samer,

    You should also have a look at this app: The Pirate App.
    The Pirate App is an easy-to-use graphical user interface for downloading files from social network vk.com’s media library.

    I love it, especially for finding the newest (house) music.

    http://code.google.com/p/pirate/

    Greetings,

    Martin Minnebo

  • http://sourceforge.net/projects/z33k/ z33k software

    Hello,

    I am the coder of z33k and i would like to thank you for this post on your website and some of the comments i read above.

    – A new version 2.1 is available and fix the “I am only getting half the window on win7″ which is in fact because of DPI desktop scaling (125% or 150%) activated on (very few…) windows systems.

    – About : “I downloaded the .rar file and extracted the .exe to my desktop, but when I run the program, nothing happens, yet task manager shows the program as active. Any thoughts?”.
    I got this problem only one time after Windows 7 + some programs made some updates… Strangely, after rebooting, all works again. So, yes, reboot :)

    – About the “ugly donate button” : Just ask or send me an email if you want a version without it… i do not eat children & i know i won’t get rich with this little software :-)

    Happy listening people.
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/z33k/

  • DanZee

    I love the comments about the donate button. You want free software and you don’t want to be reminded that someone spent the time and effort to write it and would like a donation if it’s found to be useful.

    Also having it only appear during installation doesn’t make sense, because you haven’t used it yet, so you don’t know if it’s going to be helpful or not. Sheesh! Consider it an advertisement.

    As for the program, I’ve only played with it for a few minutes. I think it’s really good. I think it needs little hover-over labels over the icons. I wasn’t sure what they represented at first. And I couldn’t figure out how to get the playlist function to work. It would be useful to be able to use to play files on my hard drive. Also being able to resize it would be helpful. And I wish it would display a little more information about the file, like file size and/or bit rate. But it’s an interesting app!

  • Colin

    “I wish it would display a little more information about the file, like file size and/or bit rate. ”

    Totally agree. Who wants 92bit MP3 files? If you can tell the bit rate, it isn’t worth the download time, as far as I’m concerned.

  • BioBob

    Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    Oddball, Kelly’s Heroes

    Firstly, I would like to say Slick Program ! I like it ! ThankYouVeryMuch.

    I do not find the donate button obtrusive at all – no big deal dood !

    If the file download only takes a few seconds, which is the case for me, it is not all that onerous to DL and then decide to keep a file if it is up to snuff. But I have to admit having bitrate and or file-size info would be useful. Would be nice, if the Dev has time.

    And cut out all them negative waves !

  • http://sourceforge.net/projects/z33k/ z33k software

    Hello,
    I’m the dev’ of z33k.
    http://www.musicsearch.so engines (1&2) added in the 3.0 version.
    Get it here : http://sourceforge.net/projects/z33k/
    About bitrate & size missing in z33k nobody noticed that’s simply because ‘most’ of the search engines used in this software do not show these informations too !
    See ya.