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Shiny! Shiny!


Shiny! Shiny! is a very simple text authoring app for Chrome. It is designed around the 'Ace' editor. It is ideal for use in educational environments (e.g. Exams) where a full screen text editor is required, without the distraction of a web-browser (when used in 'kiosk' mode).

It has a number of simple features (saving, opening, printing) that are detailed in the INSTRUCTIONS file (available from the App by pressing 'CTRL-?').

International and 'special' characters are supported by their 'Unicode' codes. Full details and the codes can be found in the CHARACTERS file (available from the App by pressing 'CTRL-SHIFT-?').


You can download the code yourself for modification/testing/usage/debugging or grab it from the Google Web Store.


Ironically named for it's minimalistic approach. Sometimes simple solutions are best.


It is licensed under version 2.0 of the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE License and contains code (thanks!) from the following projects (any alterations or modifications are marked in the code):

File/s From Copyright License
libs/jquery-3.6.0/* Website Copyright 2005, 2016 jQuery Foundation, Inc. MIT License
libs/showdown-1.9.1/* Website Copyright 2007, John Fraser BSD 3-Clause License
libs/popper-2.11.0/* Website Copyright 2019, Federico Zivolo MIT License
libs/bootstrap-5.1.3/* Website 2011-2019 the Bootstrap Authors and Twitter, Inc. MIT License
libs/ace-1.4.13/* Website Copyright 2010, B.V. Revised BSD License
documentation/ Website Copyright 2014 John Gabriele GNU GPL v3

All else, Copyright JD, 2014-2021.


Simple, secure & focussed text editing on Chrome … ideal for distraction-free writing, tests & exams







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