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My Perfect Treo Pro Setup

Yes, folks, my Treo Pro just landed here at WMExperts. Big thanks to everybody who sent in tips that their Treo Pros have shipped. If this weren't the internet, I'd invite you to touch my blessed, blessed head. Since we've already covered the thing six ways from Sunday (Find the full Treo Pro Review and links to a lot more coverage here), I figured the thing to do was lay out just how exactly I'm rocking this thing.

After the break, find Dieter's list of what's installed on his Treo Pro and what accessories he's rocking with it, too.

Software

SPB Mobile Shell 2 ($29.95)

What can I say about Mobile Shell that hasn't already been said in this full review? Not much: except that I still love it and using it with a flush screen makes it even better. I don't use their custom Today Screen replacement, however, as I prefer the modularity of their standard Today Screen Plugin

Kinoma Play ($29.99)

Are you surprised after I gushed about Kinoma Play in our review? You shouldn't be. Kinoma Play + 3.5mm headset jack + 8 gig memory card == bliss.

Resco File Explorer 2008 ($29.95)

Read the full review. If you want a powerhouse file manager and a great Registry editor, Resco is the one.

Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta (Free)

It's not perfect, but it's still my favorite next-gen browser for Windows Mobile Pro Touchscreen devices.

Skyfire .8 (free)

Just out and just great for multimedia web browsing.

SEVEN Beta (free)

Still the easiest way to get push email from non-Exchange email. Note: they're moving offices right now (Sept 26th), so there will be some intermittent downtime

GooSync (Free or Subscription)

I live in Gmail, so I need that gmail contact and calendar info synced. GooSync is the best of what I've tried.

GPSToday (free)

GPS Info on your today screen: as Malatesta said, is “killer.”

BeeJive IM (Free)

My favorite multi-client IM app right now.

...That about does it for software that's not baked-in. Of course I use Live Search, Google Maps, Telenav, and a few other pieces of built-in software like, oh, Outlook on a daily basis. I'll be adding some games and a few other games and bits as time goes on.

Accessories

maximo iMetal Isolation Headset ($69.95)

The stock headphones with the Treo Pro aren't actually all that bad, but I need noise isolating headphones and I didn't really want to give up having a microphone and button. These maximos do the job quite nicely.

BlueAnt Z9i ($74.95)

It's my favorite Bluetooth headset right now -- check out our review of its precedessor, the Z9.

SPE Sync 'n Charge Retractable Cable ($11.95)

Good in a pinch and small.

SanDisk 8gb microSDHC Card ($89.95)

Two of them, actually.

Redfly Mobile Companion ($199)

Yep, I need to pay for this stuff too and yep, the $200 price drop got me to purchase the Redfly.

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26 Comments
  • Just no fair that you got yours today and mine isn't shipping until today so I get mine on Monday.
    So you should show some pictures of it on the Redfly. I will be picking up one of those very soon. Can't beat the $199 pricetag.
  • How much memory do you have available after installing all those apps, both ROM and RAM?
  • good to see my accesories line up with the gurus. Only thing different is i had to scratch spb mobile shell (making 750 run slow) and Im rocking the swiss mobility case. other than that it looks like my software and acc line up. thanks for sharing Dieter. If your rocking it then it must be good.
  • Yes, folks, my Treo Pro just landed here at WMExperts. Big thanks to *everybody* who sent in tips that their Treo Pros have shipped. If this weren't the internet, I'd invite you to touch my blessed, blessed head. Since we've already covered the thing six ways from Sunday (Find the full Treo Pro Review and links to a lot more coverage here), I figured the thing to do was lay out just how exactly I'm rocking this thing.
    After the break, find Dieter's list of what's installed on his Treo Pro and what accessories he's rocking with it, too. SEVEN Beta (free)
    Still the easiest way to get push email from non-Exchange email. Note: they're moving offices right now (Sept 26th), so there will be some intermittent downtimeGooSync (Free or Subscription)
    I live in Gmail, so I need that gmail contact and calendar info synced. GooSync is the best of what I've tried.
    Two quick questions
    1. Does Seven (beta) also synch calendars? If so is it over the air or do you have to manually synch.
    2. Goosync: Over the air or manual synch?
    thanks
  • What about PdaNet for Windows Mobile? Can someone answer a question about it for me? I am a POS user who is making his first venture down the WM road with the Treo Pro. Does it REALLY not require a tether data plan from the carrier?
  • You do not need PDAnet - there is a builtin Internet Sharing application that works with ActiveSync. PDAnet does not obviate the need for a plan that allows tethering (unless you want to risk large charges.)
  • You're telling people to pay $89.95 for an 8gb Microsdhc card? And you expect them to listen? Wow. The same package is available on Amazon for $41.
  • You're telling people to pay $89.95 for an 8gb Microsdhc card? And you expect them to listen? Wow. The same package is available on Amazon for $41.
    ya.. for $89 ill buy the 16gb card from mymemory.com
    :)
  • The only add on I'm running is todayspeedial. I miss clicking on the pics to dial my most commonly used numbers. But the higher resolution and smaller screen(that my 750) make itharder to use.
    I haven't decided if Telenav is worth 10$ a month. Google maps are wicked cool and does what I need for now. When my contract is up in November I'll see if I can get a deal including GPS but probably not on an unlocked phone. If there is a way to use the GPS for free, with a program as useable as Telenav please let me know.
    I installed GPS today but I really don't see what it does for me but the location stamp on pics is cool.
    So far, the phone reception seems the same as my 750. But the size and CDI(chicks dig it) factor are very high:D
    I'm using a bulky nylon police phone holster because I've broken all the nice leather belt holsters I've ever had. And this one is about $10, steel belt clip and indestructable- but too big for the Pro. I need to find something thinner. But still tough.
    I hate to use a screen saver, but may have to do it.:(
    So far I'm digging it. I haven't tried to browse. The wifi works great and I'll play with it later. Does mini opera allow you do actually navigate a web site? Zooming in and moving around? I'll read th reveiw above and answer my own question.
    So far, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
  • Give us a picture Deiter so we can envy you even more! :)
  • hi, can you take a snap picture for each application on your treo pro? And we can converge all the most favorable software in one thread, that will be great. :)
  • best BT earphone option is BlueAnt? So expensive. :(
  • nice setup! thank you.
  • Boo :(
    Skyfire isn't available on this side o' the pond...
    Hmm - now to find a decent alternative ;)
  • Thanks Dieter Bohn, I just got my "Treo Pro" today. However, I must say you left out Mem Maid. That was one program I could not live without on the Treo 750v. How 'bout you?? Is it needed or a must have app with the Treo Pro??
  • Does PDANet still "hide" the fact that you're tethering from AT&T??
    How do I set up the what, Dial-up connection so as to be able to tether, which I need right now. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Does PDANet still "hide" the fact that you're tethering from AT&T??
    How do I set up the what, Dial-up connection so as to be able to tether, which I need right now. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Use Internet Sharing in Programs on your Pro
    Choose Usb or BT for whichever you prefer.
    Fastest way is to use sync cable, choose 'usb'
    You will also have to choose 'Att' instead of 'ICS'
    You'll see what I mean when you open the Internet Sharing App
  • PDAnet does not hide tethering.
  • Woah...You guys weren't kidding. This is awesome. The 750 didn't have that, did it? I know I never needed PDANet, but you had to build a DUN, right?
    And yes, I "see what you mean" hahah...Super easy! Super incredible awesome speeds. Check it out:
    Can this be? 1.6Mbps down?? Latency isn't good but damn...When I do the dslreports.com/mspeed test on the mobile IE, I usually get 680-800kbps. Hmmm...
    Anyway, thanks for the tip! This is one sick beautiful device. lol...
  • Cool, glad to see someone else using the iMetals (great headphones, a carry over from my iPhone) and Kinoma Play is great. Now that I am finally on WM I can leave it running in the back ground.
    Alos, don't forget ptunes. This app has been steller for me on the Palm OS and is Killer too on WM.
    So good. I am considering selling my iPod Touch 32gb, When I had a Palm OS device, never need/wanted a iPod.
  • After the break, find Dieter's list of what's installed on his Treo Pro and what accessories he's rocking with it, too. ...GPSToday (free)
    GPS Info on your today screen: as Malatesta said, is ?killer.?
    I am not as enthusiastic about this app. I does some amazing things, like show the locations of all your contacts on a map. But I really cannot find it to be useful enough to allow it to take up so much space on my Today screen. That real estate is just too sparse to give it up on a lark!
  • Woah...You guys weren't kidding. This is awesome. The 750 didn't have that, did it? I know I never needed PDANet, but you had to build a DUN, right?.
    Nope - works exactly the same as the 750.
  • Hah...yea, I looked on my 750, same thing, same icon. Never even realized that. ;)
  • i like WMwifi. works great with my MSI WIND (PowerbookG4 12 inch).
  • I am not as enthusiastic about this app. I does some amazing things, like show the locations of all your contacts on a map. But I really cannot find it to be useful enough to allow it to take up so much space on my Today screen. That real estate is just too sparse to give it up on a lark!
    While different users do have different needs, may we ask which version you tried last? Did you know the most recent version shows you the weather for your current location on the today screen, without sacrificing additional real-estate and without additional clutter?
    If that fails to impress you, perhaps the next version coming out soon will pique your interest. Along with other enhancements, it will support GeoTerrestrial GeoMail: a way to send your current location/street address plus a short message to others via SMS or eMail. When others send you their location you will be able see it instantly on the GPSToday map. It will also allow you to co-ordinate meeting-places with groups easily, all in just a few screen taps.
    If even that is not enough (all for free we might add), very soon we will also be releasing a standalone version of GPSToday, such that it won't have to run on the today screen, but as a regular full-screen app.
    Edit: Check out the geoterrestrial website for geomail screenshots and details. Forum doesn't allow posting a link yet.
    Thanks
    -The GeoTerrestrial Team
  • whaha, nice and thank you!