Screenshot taken with Grab83
John Hanna's Windows software for the
Texas Instruments calculators
using the TalkTI SDK
TalkTI is a Texas Instruments Software Developers' Kit
that allows programmers to easily set up communications between the
computer and TI calculators.
My programs were developed with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
, and therefore need msvbvm60.dll on your computer.
This file is not included in the setup packages. Some versions of Windows
ship with this file already installed. It merely has to be present in
c:\windows or c:\windows\system.
If you have installed TI Connect, then you should not neet
to download the setup packages, just the exe files.
The setup packages install some TI Connect "dll" files,
but not all of TI Connect. If newer versions of these files
are already on your computer, then you will keep the newer files during the
intall process. The setup packages were made with Microsoft's Package and
Deployment Wizard that comes with Visual Basic.
For USB connectivity, you must install the "SilverLink"
driver from Texas Instruments. This gets installed with TI Connect
. These setup packages do not install this driver and I do not distribute
it, so I guess it's a good idea to just install TI Connect
These programs should be considered 'amateur software' and I assume no
responsibility for any damage incurred on your computer, calculator, or person
should you install this software.
These are the executable files (*.exe). If you've already installed
TI Connect or downloaded and installed the setup packages and only want the
latest executables then use these links:
Place the files anywhere you like . If you ran the setup programs,
then replace your current exe files
- Latest 83IVIEW
file only (EXE file) works with 73, 83, 83+, and 83+SE
- Latest Grab83
file only (EXE file built 03/30/2002) ditto
- Latest Quik-Link 80
file only (EXE file) works with 83, 83+, 83+SE (maybe 73: try it!)
- Latest Grab89
file only (EXE file built 3/30/2002) works with 89 AND 92+ (maybe 92:
(found in c:\program files\<program name>) with the new exe file.
Each ZIP file below contains a 'readme.txt' file that you should read
before installing the software. The readme.txt file is also copied into
the program's folder as part of the setup process.
The following links are for downloading the full setup packages
(each is about 2mb):
- 83IVIEW version 5 setup package
(ZIP file). This version of 83iview supports the black, grey and
USB link cables and allows linking of images (Pic files) to/from the TI-83,
TI-83Plus, and TI-73 calculators. 83iview lets you edit these pictures
on your Windows PC. New: 1-level undo, HOME and Graphics text entry, and
- Grab83 version 2 setup package
(ZIP file) supports black, grey, and USB cables. New user interface
(03/22/2002). Support for color (choose your pixel color and background
color or choose a gradient fill for the background). The 'Screenshot' button
and any modifications to the image automatically update the clipboard, so
the image is ready for pasting into your favorite app. My TI-83 Symbols
Template for Word includes a button and macro to get a screenshot with this
program and paste it into Word, all with one click of the
button. Just run Grab83 in the background of Word and click the Grab83
- Quik-Link 80 setup package
(ZIP file) is a new app designed to simplify the link operation.
You get a two-sided application window with your computer on the left
and your calculator on the right. Just double-click an item to
transfer it to the other side. This program supports the TI-73, TI-83,
and TI-83Plus calculators over the black, grey, and USB link cables. Here's
a screenshot of the application:
Notes about Quik-Link 80:
Not all items in the calculator can be transferred to the computer.
This software is in the testing stages. For sure, programs and pictures
work fine. So do real vars, equations, and lists. But groups, apps and
appvars are not transferrable (yet?). You have no choice of the PC filename
when linking (Pic3 goes in as Pic3.8xi from a TI-83Plus. That's MY restriction,
not TalkTI's), but once the file is on the hard drive, you can change the
filename. This does not affect the actual variable name! If you change Pic3.8xi
to Garfield.8xi, then the internal variable name is still Pic3. There's
more info in the readme.txt file that comes with the package.
and... here's a sample of Grab89 ( just like Grab83 for the
TI-89 AND TI-92+):
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(c) 2002, John Hanna: "The Wind Is Free!"