Time to open the stables, saddle up, and start wrangling this week's software. This week we'll rope in some new and updated software for WM Standard and Professional, as well as take a peek at some freeware.
This week we're looking at new software for WM Standard, including GPSed and Genius Converter. Updated software includes Elecont Smartphone Manager and PDA Tuner PRO Live Online Radio and TV. Featured freeware includes Ilium Software Screen Capture and SplashNews for Smartphone.
Over on the WM Professional side, new software this week includes Pocket Workout Wizard v3.2 and Skybox. Updated software includes HiCalc - Your Trusted Calculator and Pocket DB for WM6 Professional. The freebies include IRCy Dictionary and Scatto.
Without further ado, let's start riding over to this week's Wrangle!
WM Standard: New
First up is GPSed: Track and Map Your Trips - beta v1.0 by SHAPE Services. Right out of the chute, you'll notice that this beta is FREE to download and use with the tag line "Mapping Your Impressions."
GPSed is a location-based service for trip tracking from Windows Mobile Smartphones. In real time tracks are traced on Google maps and stored in an online archive. With a simple geotagging feature it is possible to pin photos to a map precisely at a place they where taken.
Record tracks of your trips anywhere on the Earth from a PDA. Tracks are traced on Google Maps and stored in an online archive. All you need to start tracking is a WM PDA with an internal or external GPS receiver. In areas without network coverage it is still possible to record tracks by your Smartphone. These tracks can be imported to GPSed online service when you are in the area with good network coverage. Positioning data can be transferred online via GSM, EDGE, 3G or WiFi networks.
Pin your photos to a map with one-click geotagging feature. Take photos while traveling and link them to a map precisely at a place they were taken. The geotagged photos will be stored on your computer for easy and private access. See your geotagged photos in one click on Google Earth. You can get free desktop service GPSed Photo Take'n'Pin on GPSed web site. Then, share your position coordinates and tracks with friends and family. Just select "Email to Friend" and your friends will receive a link to your public tracks. Let your friends see your instant position on a map when you are recording tracks with GPSed.
Features: - Send your position coordinates to your friend via e-mail or SMS. - Make your tracks Public/Private. - Waypoints with geotagged notes. Stop at a point of interest and record a memo. - Detailed track information. - Tracks auto-zoom. - Search among your tracks and public tracks of other users. - GPSed is fully compatible with WM Smartphones equipped with the internal GPS receivers. GPSed is also compatible with mobiles that can connect to the external GPS receiver via Bluetooth and with any GPS receivers (like Garmin GPS, TomTom GPS and others) that can record tracks in GPX, PLT, KML and other formats.
Get GPSed beta for FREE here.
Next up is GeniusConverter v1.0 by Total Wireless Solutions. This is a very inexpensive and handy unit conversion program that you can carry around on your Smartphone.
GeniusConverter is an advanced unit converter containing over 360 units in 31 categories that will take care of all your unit conversion needs be it complex scientific conversions related to Radio Activity, Thermal Conductivity, .... or practical daily conversions like Fuel Usage, Temperature, ....
With GeniusConverter on your smartphone you no longer need to remember those complex conversion factors and formulas. A must have utility for everyone who is related with units and measurements.
Features: - 31 Different categories comprising a total of 360 Units. - SWAP option available for swapping 'From' & 'To' units. - ROUND option available for rounding-off the results. - High degree of Accuracy & Reliable conversions. - Easy to use and friendly User interface.
Get GeniusConverter v1.0 for only $5.00 here.
WM Standard: Updated
Elecont Smartphone Manager v1.0.145 by Elecont starts off our Updated WM Standard apps this week.
Elecont Task Manager is the easiest way to manage running programs on Pocket PC or Smartphone. It is similar to Windows taskbar. Activate or close any program with your finger or joystick in two clicks. Explore memory usage for each program and close the most expensive program before you start a new one.
Features: - Windows-like taskbar on Home and Today screen - Memory usage information for each program - Animated effects - Whole memory and battery usage on Home and Today screen - The easiest finger and joystick interface - Activate any program in two clicks - Close any program in two clicks - Close all programs in two clicks - Exclusion list for running programs - Free full-functional 4-day trial version. Free updates.
Get Elecont Smartphone Manager v1.0.145 for $9.99 here.
PDATuner PRO LIVE Online Radio & TV v3.1 by Beta3 is our second featured updated software. How 'bout some music, online radio and TV from around the world in your pocket?
PDAtuner - LIVE Music, Online Radio & TV. Online - updated weekly online - no upgrade costs - NO download required - save on memory - uses your existing Windows Media Player or any of the free mp3 players! - Visit PDAtuner com on your pda/smartphone to see all channels available
Features: - LIVE Music, Online Radio & TV from around the world on your Pocket PC. - Over 1000 US & Canadian streams. - Over 1000 international (Non US) streams. - Channels categorised by Country, State... - Channels grouped by genres - 60s70s,.. Contemporary, CHR, Christian, Classical....News, Sport - over 30 genres. - Windows Media and mp3 formats listed giving you the widest channel selection. - NO download required - save on memory. - ALWAYS up-to-date - NO future upgrade / version costs. - Simple - Buy, get Registration key and visit PDAtuner.com to register on first visit - login is only required on first visit. - Reliable - we check every channel weekly. - Favourites - add and remove with one click - stored online so you can access PDAtuner on any device/computer. - Clean fast interface designed by a usability expert.
Get PDATuner PRO LIVE Online Radio & TV v3.1 for $11.90 here.
WM Standard: Freeware
Ilium Software Screen Capture - Free for Smartphones v1.1 by Ilium Software is a free, fast, and easy to use screen capturing program for your Smartphone. Download a copy today and you'll be able to take screenshots quickly, whenever you need to!
Using Ilium Software Screen Capture takes just six simple steps:
- Start the program on your device
- Use the Options menu to define the key you want to press to take your screenshots
- Leave the program open - do not hit the Exit button yet
- Take your screenshots! (If you have sound on, you will hear a camera "click" noise when the screen is captured)
- To stop the program, open it again and hit the Exit button
- Find your screen captures in your My Documents folder on your device
With Ilium Software Screen Capture, it's fast and easy to get any screenshots you need from your device. Download it today and you'll be ready to take screenshots on your Smartphone anytime!
Features: - Ilium Software Screen Capture lists several keys that you can choose from to take your screenshots. - These keys correspond to different buttons on your Smartphone. You can use the pound sign (#), asterisk (*), or one of the numbers on your keypad. - Whenever you press the button you've defined, a screenshot will be taken and saved to your My Documents folder, until you stop the program as described above. - Please note: Because Ilium Software Screen Capture is a free utility, we will be unable to provide phone and email support for it. However, the complete instructions are listed above, and following those steps is all that is required to run the program properly.
Get Ilium Software Screen Capture for FREE right here.
SplashNews for Smartphone v2.03 by SplashData is a great FREE way to keep up on the news as it happens!
Get the latest news, sports, gadget news, and SplashData blog feeds right on your mobile device, anytime and anywhere! You can add your favorite feeds and then sync with our servers to download the latest content on the go.
Best of all, it is absolutely FREE!
Features: - Wirelessly connect to mobile sites and download the latest news, sports, and more. - Add or delete feeds to customize your content. - Absolutely FREE - ad supported.
Get SplashNews for Smartphone v2.03 for FREE here.
WM Professional: New
Moving along, let's rustle up the new WM Professional applications, starting with Pocket Workout Wizard V3.2 - Personal Fitness Trainer (Window Mobile 2005/ 2006 version) - NEW! v3.2 from Powerful Training Systems.
Although it's a wee bit late to start one of my New Year's Resolutions (pathetic, eh?), this app caught my eye due to the great instructional graphics to help walk you through a workout.
Includes over 80 animated 3-D exercise demonstrations and complete professional descriptions to assist you in your workout routine.
Contains the most effective exercises for shaping and toning problem areas.
Features: - The only Pocket PC application to provide 3-D animated exercise demonstrations. - Interactive diagrams, simply click on the muscle you want to develop and the Pocket Workout Wizard tells you which exercises to use and how to perform them for fast results. - A wide variety of custom workouts with routines that fit your schedule and commitment level. - Easily record all of your workout information while you train.
You can buy Pocket Workout Wizard V3.2 - Personal Fitness Trainer for $39.95 here.
Next up is Skybox v1.0 by TekSoft SRL. This app creates a more finger-friendly environment for your WM Professional device.
Skybox is a fingerfriendly user interface (shell) that replaces the standard Windows Mobile interface to offer an improved PocketPC look and feel and faster access to the device's functions. It comes with smooth animations, advanced graphic effects and it is very configurable so you can have your device do exactly what you need.
Features: - Fast access to the vital functions of the device. - Easy to use and fingerfriendly. - 70 default icons to choose from! (and many more can be added). - Plugin organizer, Skybox can manage all your plugins from the Skybox plugin. - Display important data like phone signal, battery, missed calls, date and time. - Endlessly configurable (text color, items, graphics, plugins, and more). - Powerful features and registry hacks (see the manual). - Custom titlebar, Infoscreen, Menu, Settings. - Powerful graphic options including alphablending, fading, and shadows. - Compatible with Pocket PC 2003, WM5.0 and WM6.0! - Compatible with square screens, QVGA and VGA!
Skybox comes with 16 days trial period. After your trial version expires, you will have to purchase a license key to continue using the software.
Download SkyBox v1.0 for $24.95 here.
WM Professional: Updated
HiCalc - Your Trusted Calculator (Winner Best Calculator Awards 2007) by PPCLINK Mobile Software now has 16 modules - Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Matrices, Constants, Finance, Statistics, Biorhythm, Tip, Currency Converter, Unit converter, Base conversion, Graph, Date-time, Equation Solver and User