BestWB Last updated 15-NOV-2019







BestWB 1.3 - 15.nov.2019

BestWB is a workbench pack that aims to be much like an enhancement, an updated extension to AmigaOS 3.1.4, without all those hardware penalties typically associated with these kind of packs. It is indeed a better 3.1.4 than 3.1.4 itself!

BestWB will suit anyone that wishes a clean AmigaOS experience without the unneeded bloat often associated with these kind of distros. It persues speed and usability and does not focus on eye candy.

If you are already a BestWB user get the updates from previous versions here:

Update from BestWB v1.2 to v1.3

Update from BestWB v1.1 to v1.2

Update from BestWB v1.0 to v1.1

If you want to start using BestWB for the first time, get the full v1.3 package from HERE.

As optionals plug-ins you have:

DOpus that lets you quickly replace DirWork with the popular Directory Opus.

WHDLoad that quickly installs WHDLoad v18.5


Feature list:

-A Find system tool so that the workbench menu "Find..." gets activated (SimpleFind).

-New and Improved datatypes for gif, jpg, bmp, png, pcx, tga, tiff, and wav media.

-New Removable media partition mounter (SCSIMounter)

-New System snooper (SnoopDOS)

-Fast and easy to use floppy disk copier application (SuperDuper)

-Libraries for cpu support and better hardware detection (MMULib+BoardsLib).

-A filemanager to copy, move and delete files in an easier manner (DirWork).

-Lots of of handy commodities that make user experience much more comfortable (GrabIFF, AssignWedge, FreeWheel, Rewincy, ToolsMenu, ToolAlias, NewMode, yStart, BenchTrash, PowerSnap, CronTask, PM, WindowTiler and MagicMenu).

-58 additional workbench printer drivers (take a peek at your SYS:Storage/printers drawer).

-Complementary commands like AddMem, DMS, WBCtrl, and showboards.

-ZIP and JAZ drive support and their corresponding mountlists (IOTools).

-XPKMaster offers a data compression/decompression library available to programs that support it.

-Charmap is a tool that helps dealing with all the characters of a given font. Useful for accents and uncommon characters.

-Prepcard+ helps the user to manage many hardware on the pcmcia port

-The popular LHA, LZX, GZIP and ZIP/UNZIP archiver commands are installed in their latest incarnation.

-Compact Disk audio player with lots of great features (ACDPlay)

-Midi support for many programs with camd.library and the Midiports preferences application.

-New graphic interface that lets you read and write back adf and dms floppy images (TSGUI).

-There is a new preferences program (WBStartupPrefs) that lets you easily handle the WBStartup and Commodities drawer.

-The light weight but otherwise efficient Redit text editor is also included.

-New monitors drivers for native Amiga chipset (Film24, HD720, HighGFX, SuperPlus and Xtreme).

-FontView is an app able to browse thru available fonts and report their characteristics.

-A Backup tool that can even be made to work with non Amiga partitions (ABackup).

-Shell with command completion, scrollbars and lots of other nice features thanks to VinCed.

-A workbench friendly NSD/TD64 compatible drive defragmenter (DiskOptimizer).

-Totalcalc is a replacement calculator that can even be configured as an advanced scientific one.

-Unpacker aids the user in uncompressing archived files with a GUI.

-A very fast antivirus that supports xvs.library is now deployed (Fungicide).

-TextView is an advanced text viewer that supports html between other formats.

-PicShow is a simple and efficient picture viewer.

-IconLib 46.4 is a fast icon.library reimplementation that allows you to see all types of icons (standard, newicons, glowicons, png, etc.).

-FullPalette will let you lock and optimise palettes.

-IconSet lets you quickly switch between between standard icons and GlowIcons.

- ImageMount allows you to easily mount ADF, ISO and HDF image files.

- WBDock is a customizable program that creates a dock bar that holds programs for easier launch.

-A complete set of manuals that explain all these new features. They are inside HELP:.

-AHI enables audio hardware under a unified interface.

-TitleShadow is a program that enables title bar font customization.

-And much more…