Comments on: SilverScreen Launcher v3 Released

PocketSensei has released SilverScreen 3.0, an upgrade to the popular application launcher. The new version features a pop-up tools set, customized icons, background images and sounds effects.
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Too little, too late...

craniotes @ 7/24/2003 1:26:06 PM #
Feh. This is what I waited for? All I can say is, "Hellow ZLauncher!"


RE: Too little, too late...
acaltabiano @ 7/24/2003 2:01:25 PM #
Hello everybody! While I have been an avid fan and reader of this site, today marks my registration, and FIRST post (for me). While I use my palm regularly, I am not technically that literate, and admit there is lots that I do not know, so take it easy on me please (mr. Cane!)

But, in reference: has anyone tried Facer except for me? I tried this silverscreen and was largely unimpressed. No REAL advantage over the standard launcher. I tried PPC for about a day, didn't like it. But, the Today page was such a great idea, and Facer really does the trick for me.

RE: Too little, too late...
a3 @ 7/24/2003 2:51:24 PM #
welcome dude!

Try yishow from I Believe its the best launcher out there...

Already a Tapwave's Helix fan.

RE: Too little, too late...
tlovey @ 7/25/2003 5:35:04 AM #
I'm using Facer and am perfectly happy with it, well at least now when I upgraded to Zire 71. On my m130, it had had some issues with memory cards (some still present, but barely noticeable).

May your Palm be with you...


helf @ 7/24/2003 2:43:08 PM #
Yuck. That launcher looks horrid.

Its Not Too Bad...

ha-me3 @ 7/24/2003 5:14:56 PM #
its not too bad, i bet you can make your palm look real nice with this program. i used to own silverscreen when it was in version 2, and i was using my old Clie 320, there was no other launching program that would give my palm such a cool look. Well i just purchased Launcher X for my new palm os 5 device and i am pleased with it, maybe i'll go back to silverscreen with os6...

RE: Its Not Too Bad...
sempai @ 7/24/2003 6:18:29 PM #
I cannot recommend this program to anybody.

I wrote the author months ago about a problem on my Palm and his software. It stopped reading the SD card in my Tungsten|T, and when I added new applications, I had to exit Silver and then go BACK in to even see them.

It was assinine. So I stopped using it. A pity - but I will not throw good money after bad, and I have written them off almost entirely.


I looked forward to this?

suilobo @ 7/25/2003 12:43:05 AM #
I always liked Silverscreen previously because it was the only launcher I found that provided a professional feel. The other launchers either imitated PocketPCs or looked too cluttered and geeky (like a Linux desktop). I was hoping that v3 would add some features and bug fixes, basically improve on what was good.

Instead V3 looks less professional, adds useless and annoying animations and sounds (with no obvious way to turn off) with little in the way of useful features. And why can't they make the standard theme just follow the PalmOS theme? If I want to jazz it up I'll download a theme but I'll like the default to stay true to the Palm design.

Maybe I'll start looking at other Launchers now or stick with the old SilverScreen.

RE: I looked forward to this?
MKD @ 7/25/2003 8:28:57 AM #
I talked with Silverscreen and they are releasing a sound fix around Aug. 1st. Sheesh!

If you don't expect anything...
you won't be disappointed


CADJedi @ 7/25/2003 2:33:15 PM #
I was really disappointed with Silverscreen... try ZLauncher instead. Its not only a great launcher, but its very customizable, and has a lot of added functionality like menu popups, recently run apps, and a really nice file manager.

Combine Zlauncher with a nice skin (see and I think its about the best launcher out there. I show people my Palm all the time and always get "ooohs & aaahs" when they see the "interface".



wordperfect 5.1

gijsraggers @ 7/25/2003 1:27:02 AM #
Silverscreen v2 still was the perfect launcher for my Palm Vx. These days LauncherX has no competition whatsoever unless you don't have Agendus (get it!) and like the today page from Facer.

RE: wordperfect 5.1
acaltabiano @ 7/25/2003 2:00:01 AM #
I use the combo of Facer and Datebk5. I tried agendus, but it was more or less just a confusing fusion of the two programs I use now (except Facer provides support for Agendus' icons, though agendus seems more like competition). I like facer because it defaults to it, and forces me to make a conscious observation of my to-do's and appts.

THIS just seems to be Pocket Sensais attempt to duplicate the others

PS: I haven't heard of "Launcher x." Where can i get some screen shots and descriptions of it?

RE: wordperfect 5.1
vincepic @ 7/25/2003 3:58:21 AM #
Where else but

Seriously, I use Launcher X, and love the way the tabs can be set to run down the left side (being left handed), its a good product, runs fine on my Clie SJ30


Another vote for LauncherX
Alric @ 7/25/2003 4:06:47 PM #
It has the best SD card management!


LauncherX is my choice.
Strider_mt2k @ 7/25/2003 8:24:58 PM #
Just like LIII before it.
LX rocks on my SJ33!
RE: wordperfect 5.1
cbulock @ 7/27/2003 2:47:25 AM #
"These days LauncherX has no competition whatsoever"

Must be you have never heard of ZLauncher. Many more features than LauncherX, about half the price.


RE: wordperfect 5.1
helf @ 7/27/2003 9:40:02 AM #
For real. Zlauncher is sooo mcuh better than lx.

RE: Another vote for Launcher X
gidora @ 7/29/2003 12:23:07 AM #
I've tried them ALL.

ZLauncher's gadgets are plain weird and redundant. ML4's even worse and uglier. Facer doesn't support the Palm's DPad and has serious redraw problems. YiSHow almost does it, but will crash if you try to dragmove an app to the card memory.

I've gone back to LauncherX because it is the only one that is utterly reliable with VFS, and supports DPad, and has great gadgets. Needs wallpaper, but having different colors for categories is okay too.

Launcher X = Abandonware?
The Ugly Truth @ 7/29/2003 2:18:11 AM #
LaunchPad. Abandoned

Launcher III. Abandoned.

Launch'Em. Abandoned.

Launcher X. Ab...WTF is going on here? Kenslow's LaunchPad progeny have all been best of breed for their time. Why isn't their survival assured?

Palm needs to buy the rights to this app and ensure its development continues. This is akin to Microsoft letting Word die of neglect.

RE: Launcher X
bookrats @ 7/29/2003 12:15:28 PM #
I've been using Launcher X since it was released. I'm mostly happy with it, though on my T665C I've had some refresh problems with it at times (screen goes blank, and I have to refresh it manually).

I've got Launcher X 1.0.2. Has it been updated to any later version? Danke.


"I'm warning you ... if you kill me, they'll just send 008!"

Jeff Meyer


niolonra @ 7/27/2003 10:37:16 AM #
1) I tried Facer right after it came out and kept trying up until 1.8. It crashed my Tungsten several times, and the transparencies never worked right, so icons and such had ugly pink lines and spaces around them. Emails to the company were answered sometimes within a day, sometimes never. I followed the Yahoo group for a while and other Tungsten people reported similar problems, so I dumped Facer for the Tungsten.

2) I like Silverscreen and have found it to be more stable than other launcher's I've tried. I also like being able to see all the files on the device so when I delete an ap, I know I got them all, which I haven't been able to do with other launchers. True, the cutsy sounds and animation aren't worth much. The ability to set a background picture is eye candy, but hey, I like that too!

Version 3

mrv @ 7/28/2003 9:21:02 AM #
I've followed a few of the comments and decided to post. First I cannot compare SS Launcher to any other product.

For me it has a very professional look, huge opportunity to customise and V3 is very welcome as I have wanted to have a background (as on my lap-top) for some time.

SilverScreen looks good and it works, V3 has just made it better for me.

Best Regards, mrv



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