Allah Sulu's Massive Tool
Unlike the above downloads, which are in most cases over a decade old, Allah Sulu's Massive Tool is a program that is still being updated and modified. It is basically a text and HTML editor on steroids, with special functions built in for use with LiveJournal (and, to a lesser extent, compatible sites) – posting journal entries, creating customized user tags, and both creating polls and manipulating the results when the polls are closed. It even has a built-in programming language (also written by me, based on FORTH) which can be used for automating various functions or creating scripts for a number of applications. (For instance, I have one script which will, given an URL, download every picture on that page onto the user's hard drive. Great for mass-grabbing images from sites like 4chan, or from Fark photoshop contests.) The program gets part of its name from my LiveJournal account, Allah Sulu; there is also a community on LJ called as_massive_tool which is dedicated to instructions, updates, and other information about this program. The Massive Tool can be downloaded either in Windows installer format (
setup.exe etc.; good for first-time installers but may not work with Windows 9x/Me) or as a simple ZIP archive of files which can be extracted into your existing Massive Tool directory over the current files (in either event, make sure that you are not running the Massive Tool while you're trying to install/extract an update!)
There is also a separate, spin-off program called Drag Show which can be used to create web pages (for local or online use) with draggable elements. This can be (and has been) used to simulate Colorforms or refrigerator magnets, for playing with various words and/or images (my son loves it), and also for creating a form of stop-motion animation on the PC by dragging the pieces around and taking screen shots. Download it here.