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    Software recomendations, please!

    Whoa, dead forum! Well, I just picked up a Dell Axim and am interested in knowing what software folks are using; you know, the "can't live without it" type of software.

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    Re: Software recomendations, please!

    Jezsik

    This forum isn't as dead as the Photodraw forum <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> , nobody has published anything at all there!!!!
    Jerry

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    Re: Software recomendations, please!

    Pocket Informant is far superior to the bundled PIM. If your into customizing, check out Dashboard & Wisbar (tons of skins on Wincustomize.com).

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    Re: Software recomendations, please!

    I have a Jornada 548 and greatly enjoy using StopTime as my wake-up alarm, a countdown, and as a stopwatch. This <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> program will allow you to set up to eight different alarms (I have four different ones that I have set - different time for different days). It will even let you set how long to snooze! The clock/calendar view is also very nice. You can get it at http://home.comcast.net/~jonsachs/.
    Another program I use just to have a variety on the Today screen is Today's the Day by Stellarmetrics. It too is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and will change the Today bar with a different graphic each day of the week. They also have several sets of graphics to choose from. This program can be found at http://www.stellarmetrics.com/Software/ttd.htm.
    I don't think you will be disappointed with either one of these programs!
    If you want to check out a lot of programs, try ppcsg.com.

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    Re: Software recomendations, please!

    I used Apple Newtons for long time, and put off switching to the WindowsCE machines. Main reason was that for amount of money I spent on the thing, I expect THE PC to learn my handwriting, not ME relearn how to write in computereze/Grafiti. However, the Newton got too big, and not supported by the original manufacturer. (another story for another time)

    I have had my IPAQ for nearly a year now. I travel a LOT! Two programs I find most useful are products by Ilium. eWallet is an awesome tool for keeping my personal information like frequent traveler/hotel numbers, software serial numbers, credit card numbers, and other information. The security seems very solid to me, so I don't have a problem storing that type of sensitive information electronically. Heck, before I had the program, I was carrying a wallet full of cards with all the information anyway.

    The other program I use is ListPro. Every possible list imaginable is available online, plus you can create your own custom lists. The one I use the most that saves me a ton of money and time is AT&T local dialup numbers when on the road without broadband connection.

    I also love the ability to reconcile my work calendar with my personal calendar via Outlook by simply connecting the handheld to either the work pc, or the home pc.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Software recomendations, please!

    Hi Jezsik,
    I read PDF files every day as part of my work, so the Adobe Acrobat Reader v1.0 (for Pocket PC) is a 'must have' for me. If you are not already using it, then you will find it on the CD that came with your Axim. HTH.

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    Re: Software recomendations, please!

    Jezsik,

    I just purchased a Dell Axim X30 and am having a blast learning it (having been a Palm m515 user previously). I am using abcDB on the Axim to convert some Access 97 db's I use in the field quite often and have found it to be VERY easy to use. If you know of any software that compliments PocketWord I'd appreciate you letting me know about it. I'm looking for something that will retain bookmarks, fields, and work with different file formats such as .pdf. DataViz's Documents To Go was great when I was using the Palm OS but I do not believe they offer PPC compatible software.

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    Re: Software recomendations, please!

    That X30 is sweet. I just tried it out a couple of days ago. It seems faster than my X5, and just a bit smaller. I'll have to try out the abcDB. Will it work with Access 2000 files? I haven't found much use for HandDbase.

    What you're doing with Word is far more advanced than my needs. I use it for reading a LOT more than writing. As for PDF files -- Yuck! If I want to print, fine, but PDF just wasn't intended for on-screen viewing. (Which reminds me, I have to find a tool to convert PDF to HTML.)

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    Re: Software recomendations, please!

    Check out Cerience Repligo which is an alternative to pdf on a Pocket PC. Smaller files better reader. I use it on the desktop now instead of Acrobat.
    Pocket Informant + PI Today (today screen) is a no brainer combination.
    Resco do a good file explorer and the best registry editor. Their pic viewer sucks though - try PQ View.
    I personally like Small Menu Plus as a program launcher although its a bit of a sod to set up. SPB Pocket Plus adds essential functionality to areas Micro$oft forgot about.

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