E-cognito

1.5 23 Aug 2004

Translate mailto links to ASCII, fight spam.

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Developer website: Spork Software

E-cognito is, in short, an text-to-ASCII entity translator. Type a string of text or a single character and click "Translate". E-cognito will then present you with the ASCII equivalent of your text. However, I originally created it with spam smashing in mind. I use this little app to translate mailto links to ASCII so that they are essentially hidden from address harvesting bots used by spammers. Although this technique doesn't end all spam, it does help reduce the volume.

What's New

Version 1.5:
  • Added recent strings popup menu/combo box. This stores recently-encoded strings.
  • Added auto-complete to 'Original Text' field, based on recently-encoded strings.
  • Redesigned interface, brushed aluminum look.
  • Removed 'C' (clear fields) button.
  • Added 'Clear Fields' menu item, with keyboard shortcut.
  • Added 'Clear Recent Strings' menu item, with keyboard shortcut.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.1 or later

Ratings

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Details

Downloads
3,629
Version Downloads
2,273
Type
Internet / Internet Utilities
License
Free
Date
23 Aug 2004
Platform
OS X / PPC 32
Price
Free