02-21-2005, 02:44 PM   #1

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Must Have Applications For someone new to the PPC market, I have learned much about the overcoming obstacles on the 6600. This will be invaluable information when my 6600 is delivered. I thought it would be helpful to see recommended applications (and/or hardware) that 6600 users find indespensible. For example, I read in the GPS thread about Pocket Informat as a replacement for the MicroSoft Calendar. I can now look at the calendar with a critical eye and know that something better is out there should it fall short of my needs. And it sounds like DVD Wizard comes highly recommended to convert video for PDAs. That’s on my short list of “must have applications”.

Thanks for any input!

 
02-21-2005, 10:04 PM   #2

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Magic Button

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For someone new to the PPC market, I have learned much about the overcoming obstacles on the 6600. This will be invaluable information when my 6600 is delivered. I thought it would be helpful to see recommended applications (and/or hardware) that 6600 users find indespensible. For example, I read in the GPS thread about Pocket Informat as a replacement for the MicroSoft Calendar. I can now look at the calendar with a critical eye and know that something better is out there should it fall short of my needs. And it sounds like DVD Wizard comes highly recommended to convert video for PDAs. That’s on my short list of “must have applications”.

Thanks for any input!

I pick up my 6600 tomorrow (as long as the salesman ordered it properly), so I too am curious what ms-replacement-software people are using.

I’ve read that Magic Button is a nice one to have, which is actually supposed to CLOSE the app, rather than just minimize it to the background still eating up memory.

 
02-21-2005, 11:46 PM   #3

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Must Have!

MS Voice, SPB Plus, MS Money, ThunderHawk2, and eWallet…

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02-22-2005, 05:27 PM   #4

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I don’t know if there is one, but an application that would put a BIG flag on the screen when I have a message would be my vote. That little baloon is ridiculous. I need my reading glasses to see if I have voice mail.

 
02-23-2005, 10:39 AM   #5

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I AGREE – has anyone found an answer to this?

 
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Or an audible. Every phone I’ve had up until this one gives me a special tone, warble or clink that clues me in.

 
03-01-2005, 03:53 PM   #8

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I found that in settings, personal, sounds and notifications you can set up sound alerts for missed calls and voice messages. Does the program above put a visual alert on the screen? The advertising only mentions sound alarms.

 
03-16-2005, 02:06 PM   #9

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sbp plus is pretty awesome

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MS Voice, SPB Plus, MS Money, ThunderHawk2, and eWallet…

Ok, you were right, sbp plus is pretty awesome!

 
03-16-2005, 09:36 PM   #10

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I too have been using programs recommended on this board. SPB Plus and also Journal Bar (ROCKS!) and Wisbar. However, I’m still in the trial periods, so I haven’t committed yet.

Was looking at Thunderhawk2. I don’t see that it’s a large advantage over Explorer. It’s nice that it launches in full screen & horizontal mode, but Explorer can do this with a few clicks. I haven’t been using it much though. Are there benefits I’m not seeing?

 
03-16-2005, 11:11 PM   #11

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Faster Browsing!!!!

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I too have been using programs recommended on this board. SPB Plus and also Journal Bar (ROCKS!) and Wisbar. However, I’m still in the trial periods, so I haven’t committed yet.

Was looking at Thunderhawk2. I don’t see that it’s a large advantage over Explorer. It’s nice that it launches in full screen & horizontal mode, but Explorer can do this with a few clicks. I haven’t been using it much though. Are there benefits I’m not seeing?

Plus there are some sites that will not load with IE like bank sites etc.

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Thunderhawk2 Debug version…

Make sure you get the Debug version for some reason the regular is buggy!

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03-17-2005, 01:59 PM   #13

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Plus there are some sites that will not load with IE like bank sites etc.

Some people have concerns about accessing bank sites while using a server based system like Thunderhawk.

 
03-17-2005, 05:17 PM   #14

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Was looking at Thunderhawk2. I don’t see that it’s a large advantage over Explorer. It’s nice that it launches in full screen & horizontal mode, but Explorer can do this with a few clicks. I haven’t been using it much though. Are there benefits I’m not seeing?

The huge benefit to me of Thunderhawk is being able to view the page in effective 800×600 resolution. This is much more like read web-browsing. Sure, you can fit it to screen with IE, but that just isn’t the same as it changes a lot of formatting and often makes it harder to navigate around the site.

I think Thunderhawk is so cool I have a hard time understanding why some folks don’t get excited by it, but whatever works for you is what’s important.

 
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4 questions about thunderhawk

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I think Thunderhawk is so cool I have a hard time understanding why some folks don’t get excited by it, but whatever works for you is what’s important.

I’m starting to see what you mean. It does do a better job of rendering some pages. I’m still using the trial edition. I love how it opens up at full screen and horizontal mode. That’s pretty handy. A few questions for anyone who’s familiar with this app: 1. Is it possible to view the pages in portrait? 2. Will it be necessary to input my ID and password every time I launch it? 3. Can I designate a homepage? 4. Does yours alter your display settings when you revert back to the today screen? I can set the display at horizontal mode, launch thunderhawk and when I go back to the today screen, it’s changed it back to portrait. Is this normal? Thanks all,

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I’m starting to see what you mean. It does do a better job of rendering some pages. I’m still using the trial edition. I love how it opens up at full screen and horizontal mode. That’s pretty handy. A few questions for anyone who’s familiar with this app: 1. Is it possible to view the pages in portrait? 2. Will it be necessary to input my ID and password every time I launch it? 3. Can I designate a homepage? 4. Does yours alter your display settings when you revert back to the today screen? I can set the display at horizontal mode, launch thunderhawk and when I go back to the today screen, it’s changed it back to portrait. Is this normal? Thanks all,

Tbone

1. Portrait is not possible 2. No it will remember your ID it should be doing it right now 3. I Have tried could not do it don’t think its possible

4. That is not normal its sounds like you don’t have the debug version switch to it. It should fix your problems.

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03-25-2005, 03:12 PM   #17

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My Favorite must have… Pocket Informant Thunderhawk

Agile Messenger

 
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Personally, I recommmend MultiIE over Thunderhawk. While you won’t render a full page on your device (how you supposed to read it anyway?), you will get a very robust IE browser replacement with the ability to switch between full-screen, portrait or landscape view, multiple windows, and program the hardware buttons to your liking while in MultiIE!

I also recommend TapText and PhoneAlarm. TapText allows you quick access to frequently used text (email templates, signatures, User ID’s / Passwords) from within any application; while PhoneAlarm gives one significant power over alerts for incoming email, vmail, SMS and ringtones. Create different profiles (Home, Work, Meeting) with different sounds and notifications, bluetooth on/off, completely silent… and have the profiles automatically loaded at specific times. NOTE: PhoneAlarm is still somewhat in the development stage and some users have had differing results so your mileage may vary.

Living in New York City, I cannot live without Vindigo for finding bars, restaurants, movies (or bathrooms!) complete with maps and directions. Profiles for many cities avaialble.

Of course I agree with the prevously mentioned PocketInformant, AgileMessenger, JournalBar, and SPBplus.

Thanks for listening and lets keep the list going!

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Only thing that I use regularly anymore, is Pocket Informant. Bought it when it first hit the market, and bought every upgrade since.

Definately recommended

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What do you like about Pocket Informant?

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Only thing that I use regularly anymore, is Pocket Informant. Bought it when it first hit the market, and bought every upgrade since.

Definately recommended

I’ve actually purchased Pocket Informant but since my PDA freaked out I haven’t loaded it back on and wonder if I will. I recall there being a numerous amount of options and the GUI looking very busy. Maybe I’m missing out on what makes it so special.

It would be helpful to see what people really like about Pocket Informant. Please post if you have something to add! I would love to see some user feedback.

 
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