Friday, October 28, 2022

Clarion Resources and Products

SoftVelocity Clarion

This is an attempt to bring together the various useful Clarion resources, particularly those in Africa, since we have an Africa Clarion WhatsApp Group. Please contact me on WhatsApp if you want your Clarion-related website to be included in this list.

Clarion Accessories

  • Capesoft has produced a number of indispensable accessories for Clarion, including FM3, NetTalk, StringTheory and others. Link: CapeSoft Accessories for Clarion
  • ProperData has two accessories: Relational Browse, and Edit-on-the-spot. Link: ProperData
  • ClarionShop is the marketplace for all the accessories mentioned here, plus many others from around the world. All prices are in US$. Link: ClarionShop

Built with Clarion

  • CapeSoft develops Time & Attendance, Access Control, Job Costing, Panel Beating & Workshop Management, and Depreciation applications. Link:
  • Crommix provides software and services to Pharmacies, Medical Centres, Clinics and businesses in Burkina Faso. Link:
  • Dr Smash Software provides packages focused on the Motor Industry and the requirements around Insurance and Manufacturer Approvals. With packages that range from Basic Quoting to Full Financial Business management, Dr Smash is your one stop shop for all your Motor Industry software requirements. Link: Dr Smash
  • SofTrends Solutions supplies Payroll, FAS Accounting, POS Inventory, Property Manager, HR Manager, Fleet Manager, Tours Manager, VetMed Manager, Insurance Brokers Manager, Hotel-Club Manager, and Bulk SMS. Custom software is the cornerstone of our business, based in Kenya. Link: SofTrends Solutions
  • Trident Software focuses on Managing and Rental Agent Software (townhouse complexes, homeowner associations, retirement homes, business parks etc.) Contact Ken Ward 083 235 5495 Link: Trident Software
  • WatchManager is used in the security industry to handle numerous incoming burglar alarm messages, and assist the control centre operators to follow the correct instructions for dealing with different types of emergencies. Link: WatchManager
  • WinFin develops accounting software for farmers and business in English and Afrikaans. Developed by Helgard Scholtz at ProperData. Link: WinFin

Worldwide Clarion Community: helping one another

  • Clarion Live has been running support and information webinars for many years. They have also published some free utilities for the community to use. They also host the Clarion International Developers Conference every few years. Links: ClarionLive, CIDC 2019, CIDC 2020/2, CIDC 2023 (Sept 11-15 2023, Orlando, Florida).
  • ClarionHub is the place to go to ask questions or share programming tips. Links: ClarionHub
  • NetTalk Central is the place to go to ask questions or share programming tips relating to the NetTalk ecosystem. Link: NetTalk Central
  • Clarion Mag archive has articles from 1999 to 2011. It's a gold mine of useful stuff. Link:
  • Clarion Blog is the official announcement page for SoftVelocity. Link: Clarion Blog
  • Principled Programming is a set of principles published by Daniel Read in 2001. Copy and paste this file in your main procedure to remind you of the principles. Article:
  • Skype Chats are available for a number of topics. This list comes from the ClarionHub forum. Link: Skype Chat Groups listing

Worldwide Clarion Accessories

  • SoftVelocity is the source for Clarion, plus several add-ons: In-Memory Driver, IP Driver, AnyScreen, Business Maths Library, Report Writer, etc. Link:
  • Noyantis Software is a leading provider of Clarion Wrapper Templates. Each of our wrapper templates enables Clarion developers to quickly add powerful enhancements to their applications in a matter of minutes. Link:
  • LinderSoft is the home of SetupBuilder, a best-of-breed product for developers who want complete control over their software installations. Link:
  • ohnOsoft products include Classify.It!, Analyze.It! and Update.It! . Link:
  • BoxSoft has created a number of Super Templates for use by Clarion developers. They have several vertical market products written in Clarion. Link:
  • IceTips has Templates, Tools and Utilities for Clarion Developers. Link:
  • CHT is short for Clarion Handy Tools, a wide variety of templates, classes, utilities, apps and projects. Link:
  • Mitten Software: Clarion Tools, Templates and Programming. Link: Mitten Software
  • Developer Team has numerous useful templates, plus a facility for sending WhatsApp messages. Link:
  • Templates Clarion has some useful templates and products from Clarioneros in Argentina. Link:
  • Laro Group is also based in Argentina, and have developed numerous templates.
  • Upper Park Solutions is best known for their Version Control systems, but they also provide other Clarion services. Link:
  • Ingasoft Plus aims to make your life easy, with templates and tools. Link:
  • KlariSoft develops for Clarion programmers, ranging from simple utility templates to class/template wrappers of various third-party software. Link:
  • Clarion ProSeries are serious tools for Clarion developers. Link:

Worldwide Open Source Resources

  • GitHub topics listed on Github. Clarion.Studio has foked and collected 109 repositories as well. Links: and Clarion.Studio
  • Clarion Community Help is a wiki community project to keep the help for the Clarion up to date with additional notes and helpful pointers. Link:
  • Clarion Standards is a document from Mitten Software that identifies good coding practice. It's a ZIP download.
  • Carl Barnes has posted a number of useful code, examples, tools, templates and utilities. Link: His "following list" has a lot of good stuff too.
  • Mike Duglas has contributed 54 repositories. Many are free, some are commercial. Link:
  • Steve Parker collected a large number of useful tips, FAQs, articles and files. These have been archived on the IceTips website. Link for articles: Link for Downloads:
  • is a (Russian language) portal for Clarion developers. Google Translate will help. Link:
  • The History of Clarion is the (very unofficial) History of JPI, Clarion and SoftVelocity, by Paul Attryde. Link:
  • Programming Objects in Clarion is an invaluable book by the late Russ Eggen. Link:

My Clarion Lessons

These lists are a work in progress. Please send me any links you may have.