Six must-have Windows Mobile apps
With the success of the iPhone App Store, the launching of BlackBerry App World, and the impending arrival of Nokia’s Ovi Store, smartphone software is going through something of a boom time
With the success of the iPhone App Store, the launching of BlackBerry App World, and the impending arrival of Nokia’s Ovi Store, smartphone software is going through something of a boom time. But there’s still one platform missing: Windows Mobile, for which the Marketplace will not be available untl later in the year. But that doesn’t mean that Windows Mobile users should feel left out of the software jamboree. Here are six must-have apps to get you started.
Spb Mobile Shell
The first application that anyone new to the Windows Mobile platform should install is Mobile Shell. Essentially a replacement user interface, Mobile Shell enhances the whole mobile experience by putting your most important information in one place. Features include a handy program launcher and battery and signal level indicators.
Office Mobile has limited functionality and SoftMaker Office provides you with all the tools required to create, edit and view complex word-processed documents, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations while mobile. A powerful, yet user-friendly suite of applications, SoftMaker Office reinvents the mobile office and is a must-have for all road warriors.
Spb Pocket Plus
If you want to add serious functionality to your Today screen, Pocket Plus is without doubt the way to do it. This powerful Today screen plug-in sports a number of system enhancements and these include finger-friendly touch scrolling and the addition of tabbed browsing to Internet Explorer Mobile.
Before you store confidential data on a handheld, take our advice and invest in a secure information manager. eWallet is a powerful, flexible and reliable electronic wallet with an extensive feature set. Use it to securely store passwords, bank account and credit card details and other sensitive information.
Salling Clicker is remote control software that lets you control popular applications from a handheld device. Impress an audience by using the application to control a PowerPoint presentation or simply use it to sit back, relax and select music to listen to in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
Resco Explorer 2008
Resco Explorer is a powerful alternative to the built-in File Explorer application and a tool that advanced PDA users will find invaluable. This handy file management utility has a number of key features and these include a Today screen plug-in, a registry editor and support for file compression.