It's time for this week's Software Wrangle. We're featuring several apps this week for you to check out. This week we are featuring new software for WM Standard, Just Tones and Elecont Launcher. Updated software includes Pocket Informant 8 and Extreme Agenda - Your Organizer. Free software is Beyond Pod.
WM Professional new software is Message Alerts for WM and MASPware Checklist. Updated software includes Shopping List Deluxe and HiCalc - Your Trusted Calculator. Freeware is MSS Converter.
Saddle up for this week's Wrangle!
WM Standard: New
First up is Just Tones v1.0
Just Tones lets you search for and set ringtones for contacts using a simple and efficient interface. Search for a contact using a T9 search. Play an existing ringtone for a contact. Search and select multiple contacts from the main screen and set a ringtone for them. Once a contact is selected, the search term is reset and ready for a new search. Just Tones supports playback of midi, mp3, wma and wav files.
Want to set a ringtone for a 'Company'? You can do that with Just Tones. You can also set a ringtone for a particular 'Category' (Personal, Business, Holiday etc.). Contacts can be sorted by Firstname or Lastname.
- Set Ringtone for Single or Multiple contacts in one operation
- Group ringtone using the 'Company' or 'Category' field for a contact
- Sort contacts by Firstname or Lastname
- Play/Stop ringtones from the main screen as well as the ringtone selection screen
- Contacts are displayed along with their ringtone
- Supports mp3,midi,wma and wav formats
- Search contacts using a T9 search
Get Just Tones v1.0 for $7.95 here.
Next is Elecont Launcher v1.0.62
by Elecont. There may be a lot of launchers out there to choose from, but at this price point, this one is worth taking a look at.
Elecont Launcher allows you to start programs, documents and sites directly from Home screen. You can start your favorite shortcuts with one click. Optimized for finger usage.
- Windows-like quick launch on Home and Today screen.
- Starts for any applications, URLs, documents and control panel in one click.
- Animated forecast on Home and Today screen.
- Compatible with Windows Mobile themes.
- Free full-functional 3-day trial version.
- Free updates.
Get Elecont Launcher for $9.95 here.
WM Standard: Updated
Pocket Informant 8 v8.1 by Web Information Solutions, Inc. is our first updated software for WM Standard this week.
Pocket Informant 8 brings a new level of ease of use to your mobile device. Version 8 introduces a new Roles based user-interface that lets you scale the user-interface and feature to your needs offering you just the power you want. A fully one handed interface lets you use Pocket Informant without ever touching the stylus - or if you prefer finger control Pocket Informant brings finger touch scrolling, a touch ABC bar in Contacts, and new finger friendly time pickers.
- Smartphone version - Same codebase for SP and PPC
- Fully one handed interface
- New! Events View lets you track tasks and appointments as they come
- New! Journal View gives you both dated and parent groupings of all journals
- Roles based UI lets you scale the featureset from a basic "Pocket Outlook with = Benefits", to "Task" and "Appointment" focused modes as well as a power user mode
- Contact links/Phone numbers in the subject of appointments/tasks
- Franklin Covey Goals, Mission, and Compass/Roles added
- Completely redesigned settings
- Month View has a new FilmStrip mode
- Smooth Scrolling and Touch modes
- Touch A-Z side bar in Contacts
- Many other new features and improvements
Get Pocket Informant 8 for $29.95 here.
Extreme Agenda - Your Organizer v3.3
by Birdsoft is the next updated application this week.
Extreme Agenda is the premier Personal Information Manager for your Windows Mobile Smartphone. It features Powerful Agenda Views, Photo Contacts, Todos, Search, and even Notes and a Secure Wallet in one easy to use package.
Extreme Agenda Version 3.0 now includes a Project view, Innovative Spinner Selection screen, timeline week view, and so much more. Also included are features like Linking, Templates, Notes, and friendly one-handed operation.
Get Extreme Agenda - Your Organizer v3.3 for only $24.95 here.
WM Standard: Freeware
This week's free app for WM Standard is BeyondPod at www.smartphone-freeware.com.
BeyondPod is FREE, Open Source, RSS feed reader and podcast manager (podcatcher) for Microsoft Smartphone and Pocket PC.
Using BeyondPod you can subscribe for RSS feeds, read the feed content, download and listen to associated podcasts (enclosures) directly on your mobile device.
BeyondPod also provides a convenient way to play downloaded podcasts using a built in media player with features like configurable "TiVo style" commercial skip, tracking of played time, easy cleanup of played podcasts and many others.
You can get BeyondPod for Free right here.
WM Professional: New
The first new WM Professional application for this week is Message Alerts for Windows Mobile v3.1
by WebMessenger Inc.
WebMessenger Message Alerts puts you back in control of managing communications on your mobile device by providing powerful rules and filters for your mobile email and SMS Messages!
Define your own filters using rules that are automatically applied to your incoming E-mail and SMS Messages and be alerted to just what is needed through user defined alerts to include your own MP3 audio files. Includes custom alerts for low battery and low memory on your mobile device.
- The Message Alert application runs in the background on your Windows Mobile device and is automatically launched with the OS. You can control the time of day and week when the rules/alerts are active with the settings screen.
- Can be defined based on the Subject:, From:, To: , CC: fields or the message content.
- Can also be created through the context menus in the Inbox and Address Book applications.
- Continuous alert
- Customized audio and vibrate notification
- A pop-up dialog notification
- And many more features!
You can get Message Alerts for Windows Mobile for $24.95 here.
Next up is MASPware CheckList v5.01.4 by MASPware, a great way to keep track of what you need to get done!
MASPware CheckList lets you more easily and quickly administrate all kinds of checklists. Starting from your shopping cart up to a subject list for your next meeting.
You are supported by a Desktop PC program to edit your lists quick and easy. Furthermore, CheckList provides exporting and importing lists and data records to and from Pocket Outlook.
- Easy, fast and comfortable
- Administrate unlimited number of lists
- Unlimited number of listentries
- ViewMode for realistic view
- Categorized lists
- Auto-Update Option
- Desktop-PC tool for editing (Microsoft .NET Framework necessarily)
- Desktop synchronisation
- Import and export of outlook-textnotes
You can get MASPware Checklist for $19.99 here.
WM Professional: Updated
The first updated WM Professional app this week is Shopping List Deluxe v4.0
by Lakshmi Solutions LLC. Shopping List 4.0 will help you to organize, plan and manage the different items that you need to buy.