Software Updated For High Res Screens
Discussion: Many popular Palm OS applications have recently been updated to take advantage of the new generation of handhelds with larger displays. PIC takes a look at some of the latest apps and software updates that take advantage of new features found in todays latest handhelds. Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments. updated
AcidImage v. 2.9 is now available from Red Mercury. It includes full support for the Tungsten T3 screen, including portrait and landscape modes, plus full-screen 320x480 picture viewing. Version 2.9 also adds Fit To Screen / Fill Screen modes, and enhanced jog dial support for Sony CLIEs with the ability to switch between picture select and zoom modes with the click of the jog dial. An Armlet update and some tweaks speeds up JPEG loading on most OS 5 handhelds. 2.9 also supports the wide screen capabilities of Sony's UX-50, and the Garmin iQue 3600.
A free upgrade of WordSmith 2.2.15 available. The new version adds 5-way navigoator, T3 widescreen support and some Finetype font tweaks.
Plucker is an offline Web and eBook viewer for Palm OS® based handheld devices and PDAs and comes with Unix, Linux tools and conduits, and Windows and Mac OSX conduits that let you decide exactly what part of the web that you want to view on your PDA. Plucker is free, open source software. Plucker now fully supports high-resolution screens, virtual graffiti (on some units), scale-to-fit, zoomed images, HTML tables, screen rotation, and more
Shadow Plan 3.0 has been released. As always with Codejedi products, the update is free of charge to all registered customers. The handheld application is fully enhanced to take advantage of the new Palm Tungsten T|T3, Sony UX-50, Garmin iQue and other units (and perhaps the Zodiac, as well as major improvements across the board.
Deluxeware - Navigator
Deluxeware has an interesting new application that takes advantage of high-res screens called Navigator. The apps features maps, and detailed US geography information. There is a review here.
This latest update brings some important improvements, the main feature is the support for devices with Virtual Graffiti areas. This support comes in the form of taking advantage of the extra screen space gained when the Virtual Graffiti area is minimized. Specifically, support has been added for the Tungsten T3, UX/NR/NX Series, Zodiac, and iQue. HandEra 330 support has been present since the device release. Other enhancements to the program include tougher computer opponents and the addition of two new Special Cards: Draw Bomb and Rotate.
Land-J Technologies has released an update for the JFile PalmOS database application. The new version features support for the new 320x480 resolution displays (both portrait and landscape modes), including the collapsing Graffiti area and the 5-way Navigator.
One of the oldest English Dictionaries (Oxford ED since 1924) is now available on one of the most trusted and most reliable Palm OS® dictionary viewer platforms: Mobile Systems’ MSDict Viewer. MSDict Viewer is the only Palm OS® dictionary software on the market, which offers word pronunciation, word origin, wildcard filtering, and hyper links features in a high resolution mode. All these features are developed in addition to the standard dictionaries viewer features.
Toysoft, Inc. has released the LightNzip version 2.1. With the major update, LightNzip is now compatible with Winzip desktop application. Files that are zipped with LightNzip can be unzipped on the desktop using Winzip and compatible applications. LightNzip is a PalmOS® system compression and decompression utility with self-extracting feature. LightNzip offers the best compression rate on a PalmOS® OS 5.0 device using Zlib ARMlet LightNzip is rated the best for compression speed and size.
I am sure there are many other apps I have missed, this is only a fraction of the new applications (that were sent in) that take advantage of new features. Please feel free to post your own favorites in the comment board.
On an unrelated note, the site news has been slow this week because I am catching up with my work load after a 2 week vacation (yes, I even updated the site while on holiday), more frequent updates will be forthcoming! -Ryan
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