How do you organize your Palm software? Today in my What's On My Palm series, I present my Utilities category.
This is not meant to be an endorsement or a review of any of these titles or developers. It is simply one PalmAddict sharing with the PA community what works for him.
5NLauncher: I've tried several launcher programs, and none of them seem to be what I'm looking for. 5NLauncher is a simple, no frills launcher that allows you to designate up to eighteen propgrams to run on your handheld device using one hard button and the five-way navigator. It allows for true one-handed operation of your Palm device. It's FREEWARE and is available at http://www.jsankey.com.
Clipper: Allows you to bypass the clipboard limitations in Palm OS that have been around since version 1.0. I don't know why Palm hasn't corrected the limitation in the OS yet, but of all the clipboard utilities I've tried, Clipper works best for my needs on my Zire 72. It also allows for multiple clipboards, and works with standard Copy, Cut, Paste functions on your device. A demo is available from Stand Alone, Inc .
Destaller: A simple uninstall utility that allows removal of applications (including all associated files), individual files, and orphan files. Eliminates the memory-draining clutter left behind when you use the Palm Delete function. A demo version is available from Rogame Softeare.
FileProg: The lack of a good file manager is one of the biggest drawbacks to Palm OS. Luckily for us, there are many third party solutions available. FileProg provides full functionality for all major file functions for both internal memory and SD card. It does not, however, allow file associations. It's FREEWARE and is available from Freeware Palm.
Handzipper Lite: Ever try to download a .zip file on your Palm? With Handzipper, you can. Handzipper supports downloading of .zip files (using a browser), unzipping and installation of zipped .prc and .pdb files, and creation of .zip files. Best of all, it's FREEWARE and available from Handwatch, or as part of the SnapperMail demo download.
OneKey: Another useful no frillsquick-launch utility. I use it in conjunction with 5NLauncher to increase the functionality of my handheld. A FREEWARE version is available fromFreeware Palm. For a full review, check out my post on PA.
SharkBtn:One of many useful apps from Tyler Faux, SharkButton is yet another useful, more fully-featured quick-launch utility. SharkButton allows you to customize the hard buttons on your device and supports macros. It is FREEWARE and is available from Ludus Tech.
SharkDownload: A new FREEWARE title from Ludus Tech, SharkDownload allows you to download any file to internal memory or SD card. I just downloaded it yesterday and haven't tried it yet, but if it works as promised it will solve one of the major flaws of the palmOne WiFi Card.
SharkROM: Ludus Tech serves up another offering. SharkROM allows you to hide unused ROM programs (such as QuickTour) from appearing in your Application launcher. A fifteen-use demo is available free of charge.
SharkToggle: And last (but not least) from Ludus Tech, one of my most-used utility apps. I set the Voicemail button on my Zire 72 to SharkToggle, which allows one-button access to connect using Bluetooth or WiFi. No more going to the Prefs panel to connect. Available as FREEWARE.
VFSBackup: There are many SD Card Backup programs available. My favorite is a FREEWARE program I use daily. Using a 64 meg SD Card, I can keep a current backup and an archive backup with me wherever I go. It's available from the developer and has gotten me out of a bind more than once.
Wireless Keyboard: The driver software for my Belkin Wireless Infrared Keyboard is included with the install CD and available for download.
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-Jeff Cole, Associate Writer, Indiana USA