Quickies: CASL, Firefighters, Quickword, and More

CASLsoft has a new version of the CASL development environment, a high level programming tool allowing professional Palm OS programs to be developed. New features in version 3.2 include support for color and web clipping. It is available now for $85. -PR

Braving the Flames is the true story of New York City firefighters. Fictionwise, the publisher, and the author will donate all proceeds (100% of the purchase price) of this eBook through October 11 to the Widows and Children's Fund of the Uniformed Firefighters Association. -Scott Pendergrast

infoSync has a sneak peak at a new version of Quickword that should be out in a few days. -Aaron Smith

ElectronHut is donating two Palm GamePaks to #palmchat on the OpenProjects IRC network tonight. To connect to #palmchat, type /server irc.openprojects.net then /join #palmchat in any IRC client. The giveaway will run from 8:30PM EDT - 12:30AM EDT. Full rules are available here. -Janice Karin

This month, SFPUG answers the question: "How to get content, programs and ideas into your Palm?" They'll have giveaways from ThinkOutside, StylusPlus, and SkipWire. Brian Oldham will present AppForge, Visual Basic for the PalmOS. The meeting is Thursday Sept. 20 7:00pm to 9:30pm. -Tony Ching

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fire fighters

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/19/2001 9:57:17 AM #
Fire Fighters

Disaster Relief Pocket Directory

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/19/2001 10:29:19 AM #
I saw this great software on Tech TV last night. There's also a CNN.com article:

I thought I'd see it here first, though.

QuickWord: Let's hope it stays lean...

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/19/2001 1:37:25 PM #
By "lean" I mean that though they are adding features, I hope that they keep it fast, usable, and small. I have been using QuickWord on my Palm V for some time now, and chose it over EVERY other DOC reader/editor (yes, I have tried them ALL) because it adheres closely to the Palm standards, it has a (relativly) small footprint, it is quick, and it manages memory VERY well.

I have tried several versions of WordSmith and have been sorely disappointed with its performance: I have several large eBooks on my Palm V and where QuickWord opened them (for reading and edit) very easily, WordSmith kept telling me I don't have enough memory. "Bah!" I say. QuickWord never complains. It just does the job--like Palm programs historically have done. I just hope that CesInc doesn't over-bloat the product.

SIDE NOTE: I would LOVE to see programs like this be designed with either selectably installable function modules or be configurable from a desktop app. For example, I would love to be able to load a program like QuickWord and INCLUDE certain editing functions but EXCLUDE others. I know that this makes things more complex, but it would give me the flexibility that I would want.



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