Plug-In Utilities

The downloads on this page are utility plugins offered free of charge.

JWLuaMenu allows you to organize many of your plugins into menus and submenus to your taste. Originally designed specifically for JW Lua scripts, it now supports other plugins including RGP Lua. See the documentation for more information.

If you run an older version of Windows, you may have to download and install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. (Direct links go stale over time, so search for it.) Normally the plugin prompts you to create a file the first time it runs. If this does not happen, installing the redistributable may fix the problem. Windows users should select the 32-bit version of JWLuaMenu for Finale versions before Finale 25 and the 64-bit version for Finale 25+. (Both 32- and 64-bit versions are included in the .zip file.)

Tested thru Finale 27
Windows
macOS
JW Lua Menu (JWLuaMenu) Version 1.06
All Versions
Finale 25+

Enigma Text Dump writes the contents of your Finale document to a text file. It is mainly useful for comparing the internals of how the document changes when you edit it in Finale. It is a programmer痴 tool.

Tested thru Finale 27 (64-bit)
Windows
macOS
Enigma Text Dump Version 6.06
Finale 26.2+
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Finale 25.4-26.1
Finale 26.2+
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Finale 25.4-26.1

With the end of the Tempo Tool in Finale, you may find the old JW Tempo plugin to be useful. Even though the tool no longer exists, Finale (as of 27.1) still responds to the tempo change records that it created. JW Tempo can create them as well. There is no guarantee that a future version of Finale will not drop support for them, but as of Finale 27.1 they still work. The Mac version is Apple Silicon ready.

Tested thru Finale 27 (64-bit) Windows
macOS
JW Tempo 1.06
Finale 25+
Finale 25+

You can download macOS-compatible versions of JW Plugins here. If Jari Williamsson asks me to remove these links, I will. These are offered as-is, with no guarantee or support. I recommend using his new series of plugins rather than these. You can find his new plugins at his website. For a history of changes to the versions available here, see this link.

PDKTools (Win v2.16)
PDKTools (Mac v2.16, PPC Only).
JW Space Systems v1.12 (Mac Universal Binary: does not use PDKTools).
JW Tempo v1.03a (Mac Universal Binary: does not use PDKTools).
JW Time Sig v1.02 (Mac Universal Binary: does not use PDKTools).