Comments on: Review: FilePoint 1.5

Thanks to expansion cards, Palm users have the ability to store hundreds and even thousands of files and applications on their handhelds. Organizing all these is becoming an increasing priority for many. Pepper brings us a review of FilePoint 1.5, an application from Bachmann Software that tries to help bring order to files stored in both RAM and memory cards.
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Clie users beware

I.M. Anonymous @ 10/30/2001 5:22:46 PM #
I tried to use filepoint with my memory stick. It formats the stick in a way that is is unreadable to the machine. Does anyone know of a program that will allow you to launch programs directly from the memory stick?

RE: Clie users beware
I.M. Anonymous @ 10/30/2001 5:25:56 PM #
RE: Clie users beware
rldunn @ 10/30/2001 5:27:56 PM #
PiDirectVFS, MSMount, PowerRun, Launcher III

RE: Clie users beware
Berliner @ 10/30/2001 6:41:24 PM #
MegaLaucnher (VIP)


...Wherever you go, there you are...


I.M. Anonymous @ 10/30/2001 5:24:32 PM #
I would've probably had a play with this, even with your comments. But as soon as you mentioned double-tapping to launch apps I shivered... I've been WinCE free for 2 years now, and I'm defintely not interested in going back...!

Great Review

Davy @ 10/30/2001 6:46:18 PM #
The reviewer really evaluated all the key points of the products. Great Job!

"Not real useful"

I.M. Anonymous @ 10/30/2001 8:48:56 PM #
That says it all for me.

free alternatives

mj6798 @ 10/31/2001 3:49:46 AM #
Look for MsFile and McMount on Google, free programs from a Japanese developer. The first is a usable file manager, the second will make databases on memory cards appear as if they are in RAM.

RE: free alternatives
I.M. Anonymous @ 10/31/2001 5:56:36 AM #
Are these the same as McFile and MsMount?

Not sub-folder friendly

I.M. Anonymous @ 10/31/2001 8:54:43 AM #
The thing that bugs me about this app is that it is not sub-folder friendly. I know that for some users, this won't be a problem, but for those of us who like to sub-catagorize and sub-catagorize memos/documents/files, etc, it doesn't work. If you add sub-folders more than a few layers deep, they start to go off screen! You can't move that dividing bar so you can see your sub-folders! Another problem is that when you add a sub-folder that goes off screen, you cannot access it/delete/move to it, etc. I'm still waiting for a "File Point-like" application that offers **TRUE** sub-sub-sub catagorization. This program is more like smoke and mirrors in this regard.

Double My Irritation

I.M. Anonymous @ 10/31/2001 9:13:05 AM #
I had to drop FilePoint because it did too good a job of finding
things on my SD card. I backup my RAM to the SD card so
FilePoint showed me all my proggies and files from
RAM twice, once in RAM and once on the Backup folder
on the SD card.

Could it either allow us to name a folder to be skipped
over or automatically ignore any folder called 'Backup'?

txt files?

arw4f @ 10/31/2001 10:29:06 AM #
Can FilePoint handle text files? (I'd like to copy the txt file with Reg info from my Game SD card to my Palm and then onto my 32 MB SD Card - so I can use that 32MB card for everything).


I.M. Anonymous @ 4/25/2002 2:35:45 PM #
If you want the worst support on the planet, buy some Bachmann software. I had a problem un-installing the Filepoint demo from my pc and got some the most unbeliveably bad advice from tech support. Whoever advised me had apparently never used Windows before. To this day, Filepoint is in my app list under add/remove programs. I couldn't get if off. Tech support told me to just delete all of the Filepoint files from my pc and Filepoint would disappear from my app list. We all know better than that...right? Then I was told to open the add/delete window and right-click on Filepoint and choose "delete". Wow! That didn't work either!!!!


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