HazteK Software

The home of StorURL, TrueIP, SMTP Mail Sender and many other freeware tools


Welcome to HazteK Software, the home of many freeware applications including StorURL, TrueIP, SMTP Mail Sender and many more. Feel free to browse around, and if you see anything that interests you, go ahead and give it a try. Everything on this site is free to use for personal use. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact via the Contact page linked at the top of the site. Thank you for visiting, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Latest Blog Posts

June 15, 2021
StorURLIn the past year or two, there has been a shift on the web to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1, with sites preferring TLS 1.2 or higher. StorURL is built on the older .NET 3.5 framework for maximum compatibility with systems as low as Windows XP all the way up to the latest versions of Windows 10. Unfortunately, this version of the framework does not have native support for TLS 1.2 and higher. Microsoft has released a patch for this, but it seems that it does not always get deployed via Windows Update. I did not realize this when implementing support for TLS 1.2 in the code, as it worked on all of my initial test systems. As I have encountered more systems, it appears that there is a reasonably large number of Windows computers out there that did not automatically receive this patch through Windows Update. I have created links directly to the necessary patch from Microsoft in the Prerequisites section of the StorURL application page. If you are having problems launching the latest versions of StorURL, this is most likely the issue you are running into. There is a different patch download depending on if you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8/10, so make sure you grab the correct one. If you have installed this patch, and you are still unable to launch StorURL, please get in contact and I'll hopefully be able to help troubleshoot and resolve the problem.
September 22, 2023
It's official, HazteK Software has served up over one million downloads of freeware applications! That's a lot of downloads for one little freeware developer like myself. As I've said before in my 500,000 download post over 4 years ago, I want to thank you for trying out and enjoying using my applications. It means a lot to me knowing that I've built something that can improve the lives of others, even if just a little bit in their daily computer activities.

Thanks to all of those who have provided feedback, bug reports, feature requests, and even monetary support. I know I've slowed down on development recently, as my day job has shifted to a more complex role that leaves me with a lot less free time to pursue hobby development. Fortunately, I consider most of my applications to be in a pretty mature state at this point in their lives, and so only minor bug fixes need to be published occasionally.

And for those of you who are into statistics, here are the top five applications downloaded from my site:
  • StorURL 284,739
  • SMTP Mail Sender 141,107
  • TrueIP 117,071
  • Simple Phone Book 38,154
  • Countdown MAX! 29,978

So once again, thank you, and I hope to one day be posting about another great milestone. Maybe two million downloads? See you then!
September 1, 2023
I have recently moved the main HazteK Software website, and most of the free online tools to a new Amazon Lightsail server. The performance may not be as good as the old server, but it will save me about $140 in hosting fees every year. If you notice any problems or extreme slowness while accessing the site, or any of the tools like TrueIP Online or StorURL Online, please get in contact with me and I'll see if I can increase the performance.
April 10, 2022
Recently my web host migrated the HazteK Software to a new server with less than a week's notice that it was going to happen. If you find that any links are broken on the site, or downloads are not working, please let me know via the contact page so I can fix the issue.
January 1, 2022
Tesla logoSolar incentivesAre you or someone you know considering ordering solar panels or a solar roof from Tesla? If so, consider using my referral link. By ordering through this link, you will be helping keep the software on this website free. Just a single referral will basically cover the entire cost of running this website for a year.

This is by no means an attempt to sell you something you don't want. If you are already in the market though, and don't have another referral link already available, you can use mine and help support freeware on the web! The best part is that this isn't a one-way deal, you will also receive an incentive to use the link. Friends and family who order Solar Roof or Solar Panels through my referral link can earn up to $500 once your system is activated.

Thanks for visiting my site and your consideration!

October 20, 2021
cruise ship iconHowdy! Are you going on a cruise soon? Do you struggle to figure out which excursions you want to do in each port of call? Do you wonder how to best allocate your time when in port for a long time? My new tool will help you do that. It builds out a helpful table from the excursions you are interested in, and you can check to see what overlaps, and what doesn't. From there, you can mark your favorites and figure out how much it's going to cost for each port. Screenshot of the new Excursion Planning tool It's a fun little tool I built because I was getting annoyed building spreadsheets to do this for me for each trip. Now it's mostly automated an easy to use! If you like cruising and want to plan your excursions a bit better, hopefully this tool will help you out! Check out the Cruise Excursion Planner out now!

Update: Whoops, the registration link was broken. It should be fixed now!
September 10, 2021
playlist iconMy music collection is strewn all over my various hard drives, and I've been required to bring along all of my external drives every time I travel to/from my job, now that I am back in the office a few days a week. It was frustrating to lug those around regularly, and so I worked to migrate all of my music to my internal storage on my laptop. One drawback to this process was that some of my music was already on the internal storage, but those same files also existed on my external drives, which were really hold overs from my previous computer that I never merged. Because of this, when I migrated all my music together into a single Winamp playlist, there were a lot of duplicates. While it doesn't make a big difference if the same song is on a playlist of 3000+ songs, it annoyed me when it would play the same song twice in a short period of time when on random, just because it was in the list twice. Just like that, Playlist Cleaner was born. I know it's a pretty specific niche tool, but I figured it would be good to share with the two or three other people in the world who also maybe have this problem and search the web to solve it.

Another recent tool I've built is Network Profile Editor. This came about after a conversation with a co-worker on why her network was labeled as "Frontier873" even though she was on campus and definitely not connected to a Frontier network. I did a little research and found that the only way to rename profiles was to edit the registry manually. It worked, but seemed like a lot of work for such a small convenience. I took a few hours to work on a simple application to let us modify our network profiles without digging through the registry. It's just a cleaner interface to the same end goal. Since this seemed like something that others have wondered about in the past, I decided to package up the tool and release it on my site.
May 18, 2021
mini storurl thumbnailStorURL has a popular feature called Tree View mode which lists all bookmarks in a simple tree structure that is easy to navigate. Because it was so popular, but slightly annoying to use within the application itself, I came up with this new solution: StorURL Mini. It is basically just the Tree View mode broken out into its own application. This means once you have a basic database setup with the full application, you can just use this for day-to-day bookmarking purposes.

If you like using StorURL to manage your bookmarks, and prefer the Tree View mode over the standard desktop mode, then you may want to give this new application a try! This application has been built using the .NET 4.8 framework and the latest NuGet packages, so it will be easier to maintain and keep up to date in the future. Since this is a brand new application, if you find any bugs or issues, please let me know.

Happy mini bookmarking!
February 20, 2020
TCP Checker ScreenshotI recently needed to test whether a TCP connection could be made between a monitoring server and one of the servers it is monitoring. Because of limited visibility into IP routing and firewall rules, I was unable to verify what was causing the connection issue it was having. The monitoring server didn't have a telnet client installed on it, so I was unable to quickly use that to verify whether a socket connection was possible. Since I didn't have admin rights to install the client, I whipped up this little portable tool called TCP Checker. It let me figure out very quickly whether it was a transport layer issue or an application layer issue. I cleaned it up a bit, and added some prettiness to it, and now it's available for you to download as well. If you ever need to quickly determine if your firewall admin is blocking you from doing something, this tool can help you diagnose. :)
August 29, 2019
Color Picker ScreenshotWhen developing websites or applications, sometimes you want to match colors or even just figure out what color is being used. There are many tools out on the market, both for pay and for free that will let you select any color on the screen and display its properties. Color Picker is one of those tools. It doesn't do anything any better than the others out there, but it is very, very simple. It only does one thing, and hopefully does it well.

If you are interested in using such a tool, and you aren't one for excessive functionality, give it a look and see if it will work for you. If you aren't in the market for something like this, thanks for visiting, maybe something else around here might be of interest to you. Any way you slice it, I hope you have a great day.

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