Symbian Soft Digest Release 3

If you have interesting applications or games installed on your smartphone that, in your opinion, deserve attention, send me the names of programs and addresses of official sites to my mailbox ([email protected]). And you will definitely see an overview of these applications in future releases.

Today's digest includes a good program for listening to Internet radio, a music player that can open folders, and a reader for text files.

List of programs

All the described programs were tested on the Nokia N96 smartphone.

Mundu Radio

  • Developer - mundu
  • Site – www.mundu.com
  • The application is free

mundu Radio is a client for listening to internet radio stations on your S60 smartphone. Its feature is integration with an account on the developer's website, where the desired playlist of radio stations is stored. Therefore, you first need to register on the site and edit the playlist. The already existing list contains many stations grouped by genre. Since initially there are 33 such genres, and each contains at least one (and more often 2-3) radio stations, even the initial list of stations approaches a hundred. Of course, you can add stations of your choice to the list. Moreover, in this part, most likely, you will have to resort to dancing with a tambourine, since there is no clear algorithm for choosing a stream that will be played without problems on the site.Therefore, you will have to act by the "poke" method. A little help when entering your own station address is sometimes a hint that the given stream cannot be retransmitted correctly. When such a message appears, the link can be killed immediately. Worse, when the playlist manager accepts the link, but the client on the S60 smartphone refuses to play it. The most reasonable explanation for this phenomenon is that the client is intended not only for the S60, but also for the Blackberry and WM platforms. It may very well be that the links are suitable for such devices, which, however, once again speaks of the shortcomings of the standard player and the set of codecs in smartphones based on Symbian S60. But, as they say, "patience and work ...", and you can run the client installed on your smartphone.

Music Launcher

  • Developer – Florin Lohan
  • Website – the program does not have its own website.
  • It is distributed under the BSD license, and you can find it on many thematic resources.

The only factor German Shepherd that could affect the choice of this player as the main one, is the ability to start playing music from separate folders. That is, in this case, it is the folders that play the role of a kind of playlist, which makes it as easy as possible to manage structured music. The player has another attractive feature. If the cursor is on a folder name, then shifting the navigation key to the right opens its contents. From the list, you can select any songs and start them for playback. No additional fiddling with creating playlists is required. Although there is such an opportunity in the player, I almost never used it.

The player can be controlled using both hardware and hot keys. There is also a place to send music files via Bluetooth, but this option works unpredictably. On Nokia N96, when trying to transfer files via Bluetooth, the program closed spontaneously.

Sound coloring control is not implemented in the player, there are no equalizer settings as a class, so you have to be content with what is implemented in the phone itself. An interesting, but not very necessary feature is the internal timer, with which you can limit the playback time. It also does not work on all devices.

In general, the player gives the impression of a good, but unfinished program. Of the obvious pluses, one can note the most simple and intuitive control, the minuses include the lack of sound settings and a frank flaw in secondary functions. With all this, the program is absolutely free, which means you do not have to pay honestly earned money for it or look for cracks on the Internet.

ZXReader

This is a text file reader for S60 smartphones. It has almost the same capabilities as the reference QReader, but, unlike it, it works much faster. Files of 3-4 MB in size open almost instantly. The program implements a classic search by word or text fragment, there are font size settings, anti-aliasing is supported. You can use the encoding selection function to add files to the library. This feature is useful if the encoding is not automatically recognized when opening.

The program also has drawbacks. Version 1.1.4, which I used, does not know how to work with archives and graphics. And if support for graphics in FB2 texts can still be attributed to exotic functions, then the lack of support for archives is an obvious flaw that the author will most likely fix in the next versions. If you use your S60 smartphone to read books, then it makes sense to take a closer look at this program. The likelihood that you will like it is quite high.

Symbian Soft Digest Release 3

If you have interesting applications or games installed on your smartphone that, in your opinion, deserve attention, send me the names of programs and addresses of official sites to my mailbox ([email protected]). And you will definitely see an overview of these applications in future releases.

Today's digest includes a good program for listening to Internet radio, a music player that can open folders, and a reader for text files.

List of programs

All the described programs were tested on the Nokia N96 smartphone.

Mundu Radio

  • Developer - mundu
  • Site – www.mundu.com
  • The application is free

mundu Radio is a client for listening to internet radio stations on your S60 smartphone. Its feature is integration with an account on the developer's website, where the desired playlist of radio stations is stored. Therefore, you first need to register on the site and edit the playlist. The already existing list contains many stations grouped by genre. Since initially there are 33 such genres, and each contains at least one (and more often 2-3) radio stations, even the initial list of stations approaches a hundred. Of course, you can add stations of your choice to the list. Moreover, in this part, most likely, you will have to resort to dancing with a tambourine, since there is no clear algorithm for choosing a stream that will be played without problems on the site.Therefore, you will have to act by the "poke" method. A little help when entering your own station address is sometimes a hint that the given stream cannot be retransmitted correctly. When such a message appears, the link can be killed immediately. Worse, when the playlist manager accepts the link, but the client on the S60 smartphone refuses to play it. The most reasonable explanation for this phenomenon is that the client is intended not only for the S60, but also for the Blackberry and WM platforms. It may very well be that the links are suitable for such devices, which, however, once again speaks of the shortcomings of the standard player and the set of codecs in smartphones based on Symbian S60. But, as they say, "patience and work ...", and you can run the client installed on your smartphone.

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Wi-Fi or 3G networks are recommended for normal stream playback, even with not very high bitrates, since the sound is very often interrupted by buffering with GPRS/EDGE. By itself, the client on a smartphone is quite ergonomic and does not contain any extra features. The menu contains only items for changing the radio station, a list of current (recently opened) stations and a playback start button. Therefore, we immediately select the genre, then the station, and only then playback. Let me remind you that the playlist is edited only from the site, after which you need to update the playlist in the client.

The result is a not-so-bad Internet radio client, and in this case, the potential of the approach has only just begun to unfold. In the future, no one bothers the authors to transcode the stream into the desired format right on the site, add subscriptions to podcasts, or give users space for their own music files. But this is all in the future and if the will of the developers.

The player can be controlled using both hardware and hot keys. There is also a place to send music files via Bluetooth, but this option works unpredictably. On Nokia N96, when trying to transfer files via Bluetooth, the program closed spontaneously.

Sound coloring control is not implemented in the player, there are no equalizer settings as a class, so you have to be content with what is implemented in the phone itself. An interesting, but not very necessary feature is the internal timer, with which you can limit the playback time. It also does not work on all devices.

In general, the player gives the impression of a good, but unfinished program. Of the obvious pluses, one can note the most simple and intuitive control, the minuses include the lack of sound settings and a frank flaw in secondary functions. With all this, the program is absolutely free, which means you do not have to pay honestly earned money for it or look for cracks on the Internet.

ZXReader

This is a text file reader for S60 smartphones. It has almost the same capabilities as the reference QReader, but, unlike it, it works much faster. Files of 3-4 MB in size open almost instantly. The program implements a classic search by word or text fragment, there are font size settings, anti-aliasing is supported. You can use the encoding selection function to add files to the library. This feature is useful if the encoding is not automatically recognized when opening.

The program also has drawbacks. Version 1.1.4, which I used, does not know how to work with archives and graphics. And if support for graphics in FB2 texts can still be attributed to exotic functions, then the lack of support for archives is an obvious flaw that the author will most likely fix in the next versions. If you use your S60 smartphone to read books, then it makes sense to take a closer look at this program. The likelihood that you will like it is quite high.

Symbian Soft Digest Release 3

If you have interesting applications or games installed on your smartphone that, in your opinion, deserve attention, send me the names of programs and addresses of official sites to my mailbox ([email protected]). And you will definitely see an overview of these applications in future releases.

Today's digest includes a good program for listening to Internet radio, a music player that can open folders, and a reader for text files.

List of programs

All the described programs were tested on the Nokia N96 smartphone.

Mundu Radio

  • Developer - mundu
  • Site – www.mundu.com
  • The application is free

mundu Radio is a client for listening to internet radio stations on your S60 smartphone. Its feature is integration with an account on the developer's website, where the desired playlist of radio stations is stored. Therefore, you first need to register on the site and edit the playlist. The already existing list contains many stations grouped by genre. Since initially there are 33 such genres, and each contains at least one (and more often 2-3) radio stations, even the initial list of stations approaches a hundred. Of course, you can add stations of your choice to the list. Moreover, in this part, most likely, you will have to resort to dancing with a tambourine, since there is no clear algorithm for choosing a stream that will be played without problems on the site.Therefore, you will have to act by the "poke" method. A little help when entering your own station address is sometimes a hint that the given stream cannot be retransmitted correctly. When such a message appears, the link can be killed immediately. Worse, when the playlist manager accepts the link, but the client on the S60 smartphone refuses to play it. The most reasonable explanation for this phenomenon is that the client is intended not only for the S60, but also for the Blackberry and WM platforms. It may very well be that the links are suitable for such devices, which, however, once again speaks of the shortcomings of the standard player and the set of codecs in smartphones based on Symbian S60. But, as they say, "patience and work ...", and you can run the client installed on your smartphone.

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Wi-Fi or 3G networks are recommended for normal stream playback, even with not very high bitrates, since the sound is very often interrupted by buffering with GPRS/EDGE. By itself, the client on a smartphone is quite ergonomic and does not contain any extra features. The menu contains only items for changing the radio station, a list of current (recently opened) stations and a playback start button. Therefore, we immediately select the genre, then the station, and only then playback. Let me remind you that the playlist is edited only from the site, after which you need to update the playlist in the client.

The result is a not-so-bad Internet radio client, and in this case, the potential of the approach has only just begun to unfold. In the future, no one bothers the authors to transcode the stream into the desired format right on the site, add subscriptions to podcasts, or give users space for their own music files. But this is all in the future and if the will of the developers.

Music Launcher

  • Developer – Florin Lohan
  • Website – the program does not have its own website.
  • It is distributed under the BSD license, and you can find it on many thematic resources.

The only factor German Shepherd that could affect the choice of this player as the main one, is the ability to start playing music from separate folders. That is, in this case, it is the folders that play the role of a kind of playlist, which makes it as easy as possible to manage structured music. The player has another attractive feature. If the cursor is on a folder name, then shifting the navigation key to the right opens its contents. From the list, you can select any songs and start them for playback. No additional fiddling with creating playlists is required. Although there is such an opportunity in the player, I almost never used it.

The player can be controlled using both hardware and hot keys. There is also a place to send music files via Bluetooth, but this option works unpredictably. On Nokia N96, when trying to transfer files via Bluetooth, the program closed spontaneously.

Sound coloring control is not implemented in the player, there are no equalizer settings as a class, so you have to be content with what is implemented in the phone itself. An interesting, but not very necessary feature is the internal timer, with which you can limit the playback time. It also does not work on all devices.

In general, the player gives the impression of a good, but unfinished program. Of the obvious pluses, one can note the most simple and intuitive control, the minuses include the lack of sound settings and a frank flaw in secondary functions. With all this, the program is absolutely free, which means you do not have to pay honestly earned money for it or look for cracks on the Internet.

ZXReader

This is a text file reader for S60 smartphones. It has almost the same capabilities as the reference QReader, but, unlike it, it works much faster. Files of 3-4 MB in size open almost instantly. The program implements a classic search by word or text fragment, there are font size settings, anti-aliasing is supported. You can use the encoding selection function to add files to the library. This feature is useful if the encoding is not automatically recognized when opening.

The program also has drawbacks. Version 1.1.4, which I used, does not know how to work with archives and graphics. And if support for graphics in FB2 texts can still be attributed to exotic functions, then the lack of support for archives is an obvious flaw that the author will most likely fix in the next versions. If you use your S60 smartphone to read books, then it makes sense to take a closer look at this program. The likelihood that you will like it is quite high.

Symbian Soft Digest Release 3

If you have interesting applications or games installed on your smartphone that, in your opinion, deserve attention, send me the names of programs and addresses of official sites to my mailbox ([email protected]). And you will definitely see an overview of these applications in future releases.

Today's digest includes a good program for listening to Internet radio, a music player that can open folders, and a reader for text files.

List of programs

All the described programs were tested on the Nokia N96 smartphone.

Mundu Radio

  • Developer - mundu
  • Site - www.mundu.com
  • The application is free

mundu Radio is a client for listening to internet radio stations on your S60 smartphone. Its feature is integration with an account on the developer's website, where the desired playlist of radio stations is stored. Therefore, you first need to register on the site and edit the playlist. The already existing list contains many stations grouped by genre. Since initially there are 33 such genres, and each contains at least one (and more often 2-3) radio stations, even the initial list of stations approaches a hundred. Of course, you can add stations of your choice to the list. Moreover, in this part, most likely, you will have to resort to dancing with a tambourine, since there is no clear algorithm for choosing a stream that will be played without problems on the site. Therefore, you will have to act by the "poke" method.A little help when entering your own station address is sometimes a hint that the given stream cannot be retransmitted correctly. When such a message appears, the link can be killed immediately. Worse, when the playlist manager accepts the link, but the client on the S60 smartphone refuses to play it. The most reasonable explanation for this phenomenon is that the client is intended not only for the S60, but also for the Blackberry and WM platforms. It may very well be that the links are suitable for such devices, which, however, once again speaks of the shortcomings of the standard player and the set of codecs in smartphones based on Symbian S60. But, as they say, "patience and work ...", and you can run the client installed on your smartphone.

Wi-Fi or 3G networks are recommended for normal stream playback, even with not very high bitrates, since the sound is very often interrupted by buffering with GPRS/EDGE. By itself, the client on a smartphone is quite ergonomic and does not contain any extra features. The menu contains only items for changing the radio station, a list of current (recently opened) stations and a playback start button. Therefore, we immediately select the genre, then the station, and only then playback. Let me remind you that the playlist is edited only from the site, after which you need to update the playlist in the client.

The result is a not-so-bad Internet radio client, and in this case, the potential of the approach has only just begun to unfold. In the future, no one bothers the authors to transcode the stream into the desired format right on the site, add subscriptions to podcasts, or give users space for their own music files. But this is all in the future and if the will of the developers.

Music Launcher

  • Developed by Florin Lohan
  • Website - the program does not have its own website.
  • It is distributed under the BSD license, and you can find it on many thematic resources.

The only factor that German Shepherd can influence the choice of this player as the main one is the ability to play music from separate folders. That is, in this case, it is the folders that play the role of a kind of playlist, which makes it as easy as possible to manage structured music. The player has another attractive feature. If the cursor is on a folder name, then shifting the navigation key to the right opens its contents. From the list, you can select any songs and start them for playback. No additional fiddling with creating playlists is required. Although there is such an opportunity in the player, I almost never used it.

The only factor German Shepherd German Shepherd capable of influencing the choice of this player as the main one is the ability to start playing music from separate folders. That is, in this case, it is the folders that play the role of a kind of playlist, which makes it as easy as possible to manage structured music. The player has one more attractive feature. If the cursor is on a folder name, then shifting the navigation key to the right opens its contents. From the list, you can select any songs and start them for playback. No additional fiddling with creating playlists is required. Although there is such an opportunity in the player, I almost never used it.

The player can be controlled using both hardware and hot keys. There is also a place to send music files via Bluetooth, but this option works unpredictably. On Nokia N96, when trying to transfer files via Bluetooth, the program closed spontaneously.

Sound coloring control is not implemented in the player, there are no equalizer settings as a class, so you have to be content with what is implemented in the phone itself. An interesting, but not very necessary feature is the internal timer, with which you can limit the playback time. It also does not work on all devices.

In general, the player gives the impression of a good, but unfinished program. Of the obvious pluses, one can note the most simple and intuitive control, the minuses include the lack of sound settings and a frank flaw in secondary functions. With all this, the program is absolutely free, which means you do not have to pay honestly earned money for it or look for cracks on the Internet.

ZXReader

This is a text file reader for S60 smartphones. It has almost the same capabilities as the reference QReader, but, unlike it, it works much faster. Files of 3-4 MB in size open almost instantly. The program implements a classic search by word or text fragment, there are font size settings, anti-aliasing is supported. You can use the encoding selection function to add files to the library. This feature is useful if the encoding is not automatically recognized when opening.

The program also has shortcomings. Version 1.1.4, which I used, does not know how to work with archives and graphics. And if support for graphics in FB2 texts can still be attributed to exotic functions, then the lack of support for archives is an obvious flaw that the author will probably fix in the next versions. If you use your S60 smartphone to read books, then it makes sense to take a closer look at this program. The likelihood that you will like it is quite high.