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Old 12-02-2004, 01:00 AM
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Default Killer Apps For The Pocket PC

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Introduction

This article features what I think are for the Pocket PC. They range from system management utilities to very slick applications that allow you to do cool things whilst "on the go". This is the kind of stuff that Pocket PC's were made for I reckon! ( Gaming aside of course! )


Can you do without Battery Pack Pro?

Hailed as "The Only Pocket PC Utility You Will Ever Need!" - I don't think that many people can disagree. This baby contains just about everything - I remember downloading it and buying it within 10 minutes of installing! A definite killer application!




MemMaid" target="_blank">[b]40% OFF the list price at www.clickapps.com!




Resco" target="_blank">Resco Explorer which comes with the following functionality : Strong File Encryption, ZIP Compression, File Manager, a built-in picture viewer, Network Browser, Registry Editor and an FTP add-in. I dont think anyone could do it better! Salute Resco! Also, you can now grab this great application for [b]30% OFF the retail price!




Groovy" target="_blank">[b]30% OFF from www.clickapps.com




[b]Travelling" target="_blank">Pocket Earth is a great looking Pocket PC application that displays an interactive 3D Earth on your PPC. With a great range of functionality including automatic update of the Earth's shadow and pseudo rotation of the Earth all relative to where you are at. Very cool indeed - one of my favourite applications ever!




Managing" target="_blank">Mastersoft's Money V5 is an easy to use all-in-one personal finance manager. It allows you to run all your finances from your handheld featuring 3D graphs, charts, icons and an amazingly simple to use interface. For a limited time, get it from www.clickapps.com at the special rate of [b]40% OFF !




Manage" target="_blank">Pocket Stock Monitor is a great tool for you to monitor the stock markets and their performance while you work or when you're mobile! When you are in your office, simply put your Pocket PC in its cradle and use Pocket Stock Monitor to continuously monitor your stocks. Glance at your Pocket PC every once in a while to see how the markets are doing. Plus - when you are on the road, connect wirelessly using your Pocket PC Phone Edition and get stock quotes anywhere, any time! On top of that, it also calculates profit/loss and total dollar balances of your investments with latest quote price information. Now, you can now grab this great utility at [b]30% OFF the list price.




Ebay" target="_blank">Abidia Wireless uses special BidSync technology to let you search e-Bay, including images! By simply entering the keywords that you are interested in, items with images will be transferred to your mobile device. You can select items from searches to watch, bid, or monitor with one hand via your devices keypad or touch screen. The items will be synchronized with your My eBay account. You can easily see when you have won, been out-bid, when an item has sold, or an item has a new bid! This is a great way to find items if you are a buyer, and to research competitive prices and products if you are a seller. Abidia Wireless maintains and synchronizes your watch list between your cell phone and eBay, and allows you to bid on items. You can view the status of your active auctions, and the details of any items that have sold successfully, as well as items that did not sell. Thanks to the good folks at Abidia, you can now get this great application for [b]a staggering 50% OFF the list price - only from www.clickapps.com! Oh yeah, I would also like to mention that this software also works on Palm OS, Pocket PC, Smartphone, BlackBerry, Symbian, and J2ME ! Never lose a bid again !




Amazing" target="_blank">PenReader enables handwriting text input possibility, making working with your device more comfortable and effective. It doesn't require training or adjustment for a particular handwriting - it's ready to work right after installation on your Pocket PC! Sometimes you need to input a piece of information very quickly. For example, it may be some contact information (telephone number) in Pocket Outlook. You can now grab this great utility for [b]40% OFF the list price at www.clickapps.com!




Remotely" target="_blank">VNC client for Pocket PC. For those who don't know, VNC (or Virtual Network Computing) allows you to remotely control a computer over a local network or the internet. As far as I know, this is the ONLY truly working client for the Pocket PC because it is the only one that allows use of the right mouse button. The new PTvnc 2 implements file transfer between client and server, updated server software, and the option to set the IP/hostname and password from within the program. You can now grab this great utility for [b]40% OFF the list price, courtesy of Parys Technology.




AirScanner" target="_blank">Airscanner´┐Ż is the best application out there at the moment to defend your PPC from computer viruses. From the company that wrote the bestselling technical book "Maximum Wireless Security" comes a professional-strength virus scanner for the Pocket PC. It includes real-time virus scanning and Intrustion Detection, Forensics, and anti-spyware tools. With this application, you can quarantine or eradicate embedded viruses and malware, conduct fast, optimized scanning speed based on patent pending technology, perform automatic online updates of virus signatures and scanning engine. You can now grab this great utility for [b]40% OFF the list price.




Create" target="_blank">Syntrax is packed with all the professional features you might expect from a mobile music studio. This includes MIDI support, a sequencer, sample editing, software synthesizer, realtime echoes, morphing etc. It has all that the modern musician wants when away from the studio! A sequencer, sound synthesis and sample editor all wrapped up in a great mobile package! Never again will you be bored in the train, never again will you whistle that tune and be not able to write it down. Mobile composing is here! You can now grab this great utility for [b]40% OFF the list price from www.clickapps.com




Mobile" target="_blank">TimeSheets is a time recording system for anyone who must keep track of billable time worked. It even supports hardcopy printouts. A truly useful application to keep tab on how much you are making! You can now grab this great utility for [b]30% OFF the list price. There is also a PDF add-on available.




Conclusion

There you have it - a list of really cool Killer Applications for the Pocket PC. With the advent of more and more wireless connected Pocket PCs's, a whole new range of applications will materialise in the near future to meet the demand of their users.

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The above article is a paid advertisement for ClickApps and does not necessarily represent the views of Pocket PC Thoughts.
 
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Old 12-02-2004, 08:35 PM
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Not my choices... but to each their own... I agree with several of the selections... as they are the definitive applications in their field such as Resco explorer... however I feel there are some better choices than those selected... but then I guess that is why we each have our own opinions...


I would choose TodayPlus over Battery Pro any day... but then TodayPlus is not currently distributed.

Memory management... MemMaid is a good choice... but I like Pocket Mechanic...

As I mentioned... you can not argue with Resco Explorer... though there are some good freewares... Pocket Commander and GSFinder to name two...

Groovy Photo Contact Management... wouldn't know.. do not own a PPC Phone... nor would I want one....

Travelling The Earth... a good program, not anything I would use... but nicely done all the same...

Managing your finances... I much prefer Cash Organizer... over Mastersoft's Money...

The other choices are all good... like I said... it's nice to able to pick and choose one's favorites... I do not think there is a definitive list of actual "Killer Apps", everyone will have their own that suits their own needs...
 
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:20 PM
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Battery Pack Pro claims to have a memory cleaner. Doesn't this make MemMaid a bit redundant? Sounds like a waste of memory to me.
 
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BarePaw
Battery Pack Pro claims to have a memory cleaner. Doesn't this make MemMaid a bit redundant? Sounds like a waste of memory to me.
How about installing the demo to see for yourself, MemMaid's cleaner is very advanced compared to any other cleaner program.
And MemMaid is not just a memory cleaner. Maids don't just clean you know
MemMaid is a memory manager with tons of features (the cleaner is just one module), again it's best to try it for yourself.

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Old 12-03-2004, 12:22 AM
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I don't use any of the tools listed, nor do I have any interest in using any of them. Guess I don't share anything in common with the author.

How about my killer list:

BananaPC - free, small, excellent task manager and mute button

MortPlayer - decent free MP3 player (awkward UI but better than MediaPlayer)

NoteM - MP3 recorder

Eval - gee, a calculator that figures that 1+2*3 = 7, not 9 (plus a ton of other cool features)

PHM Registry Editor - free regedit, very useful
 
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:19 AM
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I think the list is skewed for the products they sell. No PIM app listed? It doesn't look like the site carries Pocket Informant or Agenda Fusion. I'm disappointed that this made the front page as a straight article, without clearly stating it is just an ad for a sponsor. It's not until you go to the full article that you can see it is a "sponsored article."

Jason, I know how you feel about people blocking ads, even though you do allow members the option. Is this just a way around ad-blockers? I can't see it as a legitimate article about must-have apps, since it only talks about the apps they sell and then offers a discount on each one in the list.
 
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Old 12-03-2004, 02:18 AM
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Jason, I know how you feel about people blocking ads, even though you do allow members the option. Is this just a way around ad-blockers? I can't see it as a legitimate article about must-have apps, since it only talks about the apps they sell and then offers a discount on each one in the list.
Hmm. Well, I thought my text was pretty obvious:

"Joe Wee from ClickApps has written an article that covers some of the best apps that they sell" (emphasis added)

I routinely link to sponsored articles once from the front page when we publish the article as part of my promotion of their content. Advertising is the only way we can keep this site running, so it's unfortunate that you're bothered by this, but it's not something that I'll stop doing.
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:19 AM
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Jason, if you check my member settings, you will see I do not block ads from PPCT. I rarely click-through, but I often read them. I was simply stating that I believe there ought to be a very clear delineation between ad content and journalistic content. I assume front page articles are just that -- articles -- especially when the icons tag them as such. I would have read the whole spiel from clickapps, if I had known up front that it was an ad. Instead I was turned off by what I felt was a deceptive (in my opinion) way of getting me to read an ad.

I trust PPCT for PPC news, opinions, insights, help from the forums and much more. That trust comes from feeling I will get news and opinions uncolored by ad dollars. I'll read your ads, but I would prefer to clearly know that's what they are, so I can continue to trust the rest of the content.
 
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Old 12-03-2004, 10:42 AM
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"Joe Wee from ClickApps has written an article that covers some of the best apps that they sell - it's worth a read, especially if you're looking to buy some apps for the holiday season!"

I don't think there was anything invasive about the post. From time to time, the news team post on people's opinions, whether they are sponsored articles or not. Now whether you agree with a person's opinions is another matter, and it's open to comment as others have done so in this thread.

Sure - while this may be a sponsored article, it is still a representation of Joe's comments on what he sees as the best apps from ClickApps. I don't think it's anything different to Joe Bloggs' opinion on what he sees as being "good programs" from Company X. Well, these were my thoughts anyway... (No offence intended).
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:27 AM
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It doesn't look like the site carries Pocket Informant or Agenda Fusion.
I agree, how can a list of killer apps. not include Pocket Informant!! It's the probably the most sold application for PPC.

I would add: eWallet for keeping all (over 100 ??) passwords handy but safe, and buttonMax so I don't need to use my stylus any more (well almost :wink: )

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