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Old 02-03-2004, 01:30 AM
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Default Pocket Informant 5.0 Released

http://www.pocketinformant.com

Pocket Informant, one of the most popular Pocket PC applications has been updated to version 5.0. I've been using it for a few days and really like it. It isn't a ground breaking earth shattering update but more of a refinement of the 4.x code that increases speed and stability. That isn't to say there is nothing new. There is! Quite a bit in fact. I also know that this lays the groundwork for some other really great things during the 5.x lifetime.


New Time Picker and Link generator

There are literally dozens of new features in Pocket Informant 5.0. Here are some of the biggies.

Completely rewritten Preview windows for Tasks and Contacts
Most icons in Pocket Informant views now can be enabled/disabled individually per view
Journal Tab in Appointment/Task/Contact editors
Auto-journaling added for many types of actions
Links Backup/Restore
Month View now supports Mini-Text - a great new view for users with eagle eyes - or with screens that have a higher resolution than 320X240.

If you purchased Pocket Informant 4.x after October 15, 2003, Pocket Informant 5 is free, otherwise it is $12.48 for an upgrade from a previous version or $24.95 from the Pocket PC Thoughts Handango store for the full version. Note too that 4.6.2 is out as well for those of you with 4.6.1 that don't wish to upgrade at this point. There are no new items in 4.6.2, but they have taken some fixes from 5.0 and backported them to the 4.x code. Refreshing to get updates like that without being forced to upgrade! :way to go:
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:39 AM
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I've been looking forward to this and just bought my upgrade. Handango still gives you PI4.6 if you download from their site so I got 5.0 from the WebIS site.

This app is one of the main reasons I stick with PPC, a must have!!

Oh, the mini text view is no use for me on my Axim. Have to wait until I get VGA in the future, or get some glasses.
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:46 AM
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Woot! Yeah I just purchased the upgrade but I'm at work and last week we moved the WiFi access point to our other building so I have no way to get it onto my Pocket PC until I get home! :lol:
 
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:51 AM
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Looks like WebIS is being thoughtted...

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Old 02-03-2004, 02:00 AM
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Looks like WebIS is being thoughtted...
Seems very responsive here. Strange. Can you not get anything? Even the download seems to be working quite well.
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Old 02-03-2004, 02:01 AM
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Seems very responsive here. Strange. Can you not get anything? Even the download seems to be working quite well.
Just slow - I get through. My biggest problem right now is that register.asp doesn't work as per the Handango instructions - just brings me to the index page. My officemate bought it and got another email with his reg code. 8O I'm still waiting...

Update: Got the email. SpamAssassin classified it as spam. I'll let Alex know...

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Old 02-03-2004, 02:01 AM
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Just bought it and the first thing I noticed is how fast it opens when I click the hardware button 8O Lot's of nifty little improvements too. BTW I had no trouble with the download or the registration, I received my new code minutes after downloading from Handango.
 
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Old 02-03-2004, 02:03 AM
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When we install 5.0 can we just upgrade over 4.x?

Janak, I received the 2nd email with the reg code too, so could it possibly be blocked by a spam blocker or something?
 
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Old 02-03-2004, 02:04 AM
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Man, that sure is a pretty interface. I wish TransACT! was more like this...
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Old 02-03-2004, 02:04 AM
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When we install 5.0 can we just upgrade over 4.x?
Yes, it does a very clean upgrade AFAICT.

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