Divisilist
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Maintain list of names, draw from/partition those names randomly.   Free
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DivisiList manipulates lists for the user to partition, sort, shuffle, manually rearrange, import, and export. Divisilist also has a full-screen kiosk display for the presentation of basic lists.

The program began its life, years ago, as NamePicker, which took (in one incarnaton) a list of entries in a table and drew at random from among them, displaying the results separated by commas in a text box. It has evolved greatly since then, as I hope will be apparent to those who try the new version; instead of using a text box, it employs an outline view, and it has many more bells and
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Fixed a bug that made it impossible to turn off randomization for the lottery mode.
  • Fixed a bug that caused removal of blank entries to remove all the non-blank entries instead.
  • Improved sorting of entries and records such that lists are now case-insensitive and order numeric strings properly.
  • Implemented rudimentary AppleScript support for setting and retrieving.
  • Addressed an issue where type-select in the entries, results, and kiosk records table and outline views would cause a system beep.
  • Addressed a display issue in the title of the online help.
  • Addressed an issue wherein too small a text size in the kiosk would cause the text to become truncated vertically.
  • Addressed an issue wherein high numbers entered into the count parameter fields might prevent the shuffle mode from working properly.
  • Addressed an issue wherein setting an empty value for the list count would cause an error.
  • Fixed a bug in the copying code that prevented undo from working properly.
  • Refined copy-paste code.
  • Updated group-generation code.
  • Placed hard range limits, between zero and a million, inclusive, on the range sheet.
  • Expanded undo and redo code to apply to flagged/included checkboxes and, perhaps just as importantly, result partitioning.
  • Added a feature to remove blank entries.
  • Implemented themeable reports (currently with a second report theme, "Camouflage").
  • Added auto-expand functionality to preferences.
  • Moved auto-scroll functionality to preferences (from main window).
  • Fixed some code glitches in the online help.
  • Made partitioning code more responsive to user cancellation.
  • Many other internal changes.
  • Implemented undo support.
  • Implemented a lottery partition mode.
  • Changed entry sorting menu to an Entries List menu with an option to replace entries with, in addition to the existing sorting options, an item to replace the entries with numbers within a specified range.
  • Added a "repeat entries" option.
  • Added a "randomize entries" option.
  • Split the partition count box into List Count, Group Count, and Group Size boxes, combinations of each of which apply to different partition modes.
  • The locations of the kiosk button and the start/stop partitioning buttons have been swapped in the toolbar.
  • Several alerts have been rewritten and recoded for both clarity and ease of localization.
  • Updated the online help significantly.
  • Improved (hopefully) drag-and-drop code.
  • Updated menu bar items for kiosk.
  • Fixed split view resizing behavior.
  • Rearranged the interface some more.
  • Divided preference for auto-editing (upon record/entry insertion) into two preferences, one for main-window entries, the other for kiosk records.
  • Once again, a thoroughly redesigned interface. There are nearly far too many changes to count.
  • The program is no longer document-based. It now has a centralized, main window, plus the kiosk.
  • The kiosk has been entirely redesigned, with a full-screen display and its own table of entries (which can be imported, exported, and shuffled).
  • Changed shuffling from an entries list feature (which is, actually, still available as a sorting option) to a partitioning feature.
  • Many other fixes and improvements.
Version 1.2:
  • Fixed a bug that made it impossible to turn off randomization for the lottery mode.
  • Fixed a bug that caused removal of blank entries to remove all the non-blank entries instead.
  • Improved sorting of entries and records such that lists are now case-insensitive and order numeric strings properly.
  • Implemented rudimentary AppleScript support for setting and more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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JustGettingBy reviewed on 02 Mar 2007
I used NamePicker quite frequently and was a little daughted when it was replaced by Divisilist. The developer was very responsive to my suggestions for restoring some of the simplicity of NamePicker and made changes. The program has both simple features (for my needs) and advanced features for those who want something a little more robust. Oh, and the price is right.
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JustGettingBy replied on 02 Mar 2007
Time to turn my spell checker on again. Daunted not daughted.
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Dalahast had trouble on 24 Feb 2008
Dead link, onoez! Any chance that i can has mirror?
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Downloads:2,270
Version Downloads:670
Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:31 Mar 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DivisiList manipulates lists for the user to partition, sort, shuffle, manually rearrange, import, and export. Divisilist also has a full-screen kiosk display for the presentation of basic lists.

The program began its life, years ago, as NamePicker, which took (in one incarnaton) a list of entries in a table and drew at random from among them, displaying the results separated by commas in a text box. It has evolved greatly since then, as I hope will be apparent to those who try the new version; instead of using a text box, it employs an outline view, and it has many more bells and whistles than a simple list-keeper.


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