Programs Central

This page is storefront and distribution center for free programs and software written in the Python programming language. Some downloads here are complete programs of interested to all customers, and others are smaller examples aimed at Python learners. All the code here is intended to be both useful and educational, and is entirely free; if you use the programs here, we welcome feedback, suggestions, and bug reports at the Email link you'll find at the bottom of this page.

Complete Applications

This section collects full programs that you can download and run on your Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. For download locations, screenshots, and more, click each program's icon or name to go to its main page.

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PyEdit — Edit Text. Run Code. Have Fun.
A Python/Tk text-editor and code-launcher GUI, that can be used as both standalone program and library component. PyEdit can serve as your go-to text editor, as well as a lightweight IDE that runs Python code and other content. Available as a Mac app, Windows exe, Linux executable, and full and portable source-code package.
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Frigcal — Personal Calendar GUI; No Login Required
A Python/Tk calendar GUI, which stores your calendar entries in portable ICS files that work across all platforms. With frigcal, your calendar data is your business, not something to be scanned and monetized by nosy companies. Available as a Mac app, Windows exe, Linux executable, and full and portable source-code package.
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Mergeall — Backup and Mirror Your Stuff Your Way
A Python/Tk GUI+script program that does both incremental backups and content propagation, and can serve as a manual but private alternative to cloud storage. With mergeall, your stuff is your property, not someone else's point of control. Available as a Mac app, Windows exe, Linux executable, and full and portable source-code package.
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PyMailGUI — Email Without the Evil
A Python/Tk email client GUI, which allows you to both send and receive email using your email accounts, and save and view it in offline files. With PyMailGUI, your email session is private, void of advertising, and off-limits to snoops. Available as a Mac app, Windows exe, Linux executable, and full and portable source-code package.

General-Purpose Programs

This section's programs span application domains. Click their first-column links to go to their main pages. All are provided in source-code form and run on Mac, Windows, and Linux, and most are run from command lines—in Terminal on Macs, Command Prompt on Windows, or PyEdit's Run Code (see above). The "Tools" column gives primary tools used for programmers, and "Images" lists screenshots where applicable.

Among highlights here: iconify builds ".icns" and ".ico" files on both Mac and Windows; tagpix helps you organize your photo collections; and ziptools provides scripts and functions that zip and unzip archives anywhere, and fill in crucial support missing from Python's own zip module—symlinks, folders, Windows long paths, modtime propagation, and cruft-file skips.

Program Description Tools  Images 
ziptools Create and extract zipfile archives everywhere os, zipfile 1  
iconify Make Windows and Mac icon files from images struct, PIL/Pillow, bytes 1   2
treesize Report the size taken by each folder and file os, files, recursion 1   2
unicodemod Convert a Unicode text-file's encoding to any other files, os, Unicode 1
fixeoln Swap Windows or Unix end-lines in text files, on both files, Unicode, 3.X+2.X 1
pickcolor GUI: map color ~ RGB string, or RGB string ~ color tkinter GUIs, 3.X+2.X 1   2
tagpix Collect and rename photos with a date-taken prefix PIL/Pillow, text, files 1
flatten-iTunes Merge your Itunes or other music folders into one folders, files, text 1
debugtypes Test function arguments and result types (decorator) decorators, types, bytes 1

Internet-Related Programs

This section's programs pertain to Internet or web scripting. Click their first-column links to go to their main pages. All are provided in source-code form and run on Mac, Windows, and Linux, and most are run from command lines, though some run in web browsers or servers too, and most may be run in PyEdit's Run Code (see above). The "Tools" column gives tools used for programmers, and "Images" lists screenshots if relevant

Among notables here: sitesearch adds search to websites; thumbspage generates an index webpage for image folders; pylotto is a web-based lottery application; and genhtml provides a framework for generating webpages with common parts coded in template files that are automatically inserted each time a website it built. Many of the programs here are used to build the site you are viewing now.

Program Description Tools  Images 
sitesearch Add a search function to websites via CGI redirects web scripting, URLs 1   2
genhtml Generate website files using static HTML inserts files, text, Unicode 1   2   3
thumbspage Make thumbnail-index web pages for image folders PIL/Pillow, files, Unicode 1   2   3
imapfetch Fetch email from server-account folders via IMAP files, imaplib, email 1   2   3
pixindex Make and upload HTML and zip files to view photos zipfile, FTP, text 1   2
cleansite Find unused files in a local copy of a website HTML and URL parsing 1   2
pystockmood Guess stock-market mood from live webpage text re, urllib, page scraping 1
pylotto Give away Python books with an online lottery email, websites, random 1
headcode Insert or remove code in a folder's HTML files files, Unicode, bytes 1

Smaller Examples

This section's programs are smaller examples included primarily for Python learners. Most are supplements to material in my Python books, and span application domains. Click their first-column links to go to their main pages or source files.

All examples here are provided in source-code form and run on Mac, Windows, and Linux, and all can be run from command lines, IDLE, PyEdit's Run Code, or other Python launching schemes. The "Tools" column gives tools used (mostly of interest to programmers), and "Images" lists screenshots where applicable.

Example Description Tools  Images 
methods Classmethods versus staticmethods OOP class techniques 1
coroutines Basic yield-based coroutines switcher functions, generators 1   2
generators The evolution of Python generators functions, generators 1
map/lambda Nested loops via map+lambda and more loops, map, lambda 1
aca_utils US ACA health insurance premium tax credit basic math tools 1
timers More on code timing (now in LP5E) time module 1
matrixes More loops/comprehensions (now in LP5E) iteration tools 1

Other Code and Notes

Book Examples
If you're looking for book example distributions, see your edition's support page. You can also find book example screenshots on the PP gadgets page.

Windows unzips
For Windows users: though rare, File Explorer's built-in zip support may silently fail to extract some files in zip archives of the sort used for many of the programs on this page; see this usage note for details and alternatives, including the Python-coded ziptools package here.

Browser warnings
Some webbrowsers (including Chrome) may issue a warning if you try to download zipfiles. Although some zipfiles can pose a legitimate security threat, those available here do not. This site has been spam- and virus-free since 1996.

First-run warnings
On some Mac OS X systems, and on Windows 7, 8, and 10, you may get a warning when first trying to use the packages here, because of defaults regarding unverified sources. You can safely ignore these too, but may have to approve a program the first time you use it; see the warning popup for details. Windows 10 S, unfortunately, may be right out.

Post-release updates
Watch this page for pointers on any new issues uncovered in major apps after their publication. At present, there are just two: you shouldn't save exe folders to "C:\Program Files" on Windows, and Homebrew Python/Tk is currently a broken non-option on Mac.


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