FilePoint Pro Adds Desktop File Management
Bachmann Software has just introduced FilePoint Pro, which includes a desktop client that displays a picture of the file structure on the handheld, allowing users to more easily organize their files. Users can organize their handheld's data on their desktop PCs, and all changes to the file organization will take place during the next HotSync. FilePoint Pro now acts as a launcher, file management system, install tool, and card reader, all in one. It is available now for $50.
The Palm OS has always taken a simplistic approach to file organization. There are no folders at all in RAM and many applications require all files to be in a single folder on memory cards. FilePoint creates a virtual file system, in which files and applications can appear to the user as if they were organized into folders, while really staying in the locations they need to be for the OS and their parent apps to find them.
The problem with this solution is organizing dozens, or possibly even hundreds, of files on a handheld is a tedious job when carried out on a small handheld screen. FilePoint Pro allows the organization process to be carried out on a much larger PC screen.
Users can perform a wide range of file management actions at their desktop, including "drag and drop" organization of documents, applications, or even entire folders that users wish to move to their handhelds' expansion cards, RAM, or specific FilePoint folders.
“The PC is really ‘command central’ for the management of data,” said Dan Reuvers, Bachmann Software’s vice president of business development. “We access our hard drives, CDs, floppy disks and corporate servers, all from our desktop or laptop computers. It only makes sense that computer users are able to enjoy the same kind of access and file management on their handheld computers. FilePoint Pro allows mobile professionals to manage their data just as easily from the convenience of their desktop PCs in a familiar file management structure they have all used with Windows Explorer.”
Current users of FilePoint will be able to upgrade to FilePoint Pro for $30. Bachmann is offering a free copy of PrintBoy to anyone who purchases FilePoint Pro before May 31, a $20 value. The handheld-only version of FilePoint 2.1 is still available for $30.
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