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Aml Maple

By G&G Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 16, 2009

Aml Maple provides users with an instant indication of a text's language. While some users may be confused by its lack of direction, the program will benefit those willing to experiment and learn.

The program will most likely confuse most users. There is not a great deal of direction for Aml Maple and its Help file doesn't do a very good job of explaining this program. However, with some clicking around on the program's icon in the desktop tray, users should get a good enough feel for the product to utilize it. Users who see text written in a language they do not recognize need only perform a few steps to learn its origins. Users must first activate the program by punching in the hot-key combination. Confusingly enough, an American flag (or it can be changed to a British flag) appears next to the text no matter what language is viewed. Users who click on the language will quickly see a small abbreviation for the language. For example English is EN, French FR, Chinese CH, and so on. The program operates quickly, easily and identifies more than a dozen languages. The program doesn't offer many special features, but does give the user a lot of flexibility. With a few button clicks, users can change the hot-key command, change the mouse cursor, and even change the flag.

While it gets off to a rocky start, this freeware program proves to be easy and effective to those who experiment with it for a while.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.06 build 760

Version 6.06 build 760 added: settings of indicators of functional keys into tab "Languages"; updated Russian language file; changed Win8_impl method detection for MousePtr.


Release November 17, 2019
Date Added November 17, 2019
Version 6.06 build 760

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2016, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 3,685
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Developer's Description

Aml Maple has a new kind of view on keyboard layout indicators: simple, modern and flexible. Aml Maple indicates the layout being used (i.e. the language you are typing at this particular moment). It is always in front of you, exactly at the position where you are typing. Usage is very simple. You can, for example, configure the red cursor for English and the blue cursor for French (or any other language). Once you change your language layout, the cursor color will change accordingly.

It's easy to find: just look at the typing position or mouse cursor. It's easy to understand: the active layout can be indicated with colored symbols and/or a national flag icon. It's easy to use: the indicator is compatible with most windowed and console programs. It's easy to correct text: select the incorrect text, press a hotkey and then receive text in correct keyboard layout.

Aml Maple is a helpful indicator to the active keyboard layout. The indication is configurable in two ways: by text cursor and/or mouse pointer. The indication in the text cursor is done by changing its color, and indicating the language name at or below the cursor. The cursor width is also configurable. The indication in the mouse pointer is done by showing either the language name or country flag next to the mouse pointer. Usage is very simple. You can, for example, configure the red cursor for English and the blue cursor for French. Once you change your language layout, the cursor color will change accordingly. The program has an interface and help files available in multiple languages: English, Greek, German, Hebrew, Italian, Lithuanian, Kazakh, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Ukrainian, Turkish, and others too - more than 15 languages.