tinyapps.org / FAQ


tinyapps.org cataloged tiny, well-made software for ages. At present, it serves mainly as an occasional tech blog.

What is a tiny app?

As defined by this website, a tiny app (application) is software weighing 1.44MB or less. This ranges from the miniscule Tiny IDEA (a mere 448 bytes), to the awe-inspiring QNX demo disk (which pretty much fills a floppy).

To qualify for TinyApps, a program must:

  1. Not exceed 1.44mb
  2. Not be adware
  3. Not require the VB/MFC/.NET runtimes. Also, preference is given to apps which are 100% self-contained, requiring no installation, registry changes, etc.
  4. Preferably be free, and ideally offer source code. Shareware will only be listed if there is no freeware alternative.

Why is the downloads directory password protected?

Several well-intentioned but hopelessly flawed antivirus services were reporting this site as dangerous after their automated scans flagged legitimate sysadmin tools like Atomic Web Server and X-Pass. Fencing these tools off avoids this problem.

What is the username and password?

user: TinyApps.Org
pass: Small is beautiful

What is your email address?

mail at tinyapps dot org

How about adding a "Recent Updates" page?

That function is now served through the blog, which is also available via RSS or Twitter.

What is RSS?

RSS allows you to subscribe to the blog using a feed reader like Miniflux or Firefox (via Live Bookmarks). More information on Real Simple Syndication can be found here or in this short video.

Do I need to type WWW.tinyapps.org?

No.

Who is behind TinyApps.Org?

Miles Wolbe, an itinerant tech on Maui.

What is the single most helpful thing I can do for myself, my fellow beings, and the planet?

Go vegan.

Do you have a disclaimer statement?

Yes. You are 100% responsible for your own actions. Using this site, visiting a link, downloading a program, in short, living, is done entirely at your own risk (and joy).

Are these really frequently asked?

No. (Well, with the exception of the "Recent Updates" question - that one used to get asked a fair bit.)

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last update: 2014.06.02