Taco N1 soft digest

Nokia 5800 touch screen operation has its own peculiarities. Most of all, interacting with the screen resembles Windows Mobile touch displays using a stylus. And it is very different from the control implemented in the iPhone. Personally, I found the Nokia 5800's stylus control to be less convenient than the iPhone's finger input, but it's a matter of taste and you get used to it very quickly. So let's get started.

List of programs

ActiveFile

  • Developer – Alie Tan
  • Site – www.alietan.com

The file manager has traditionally been one of the bottlenecks of standard Symbian firmware. In the new version of Symbian, almost nothing has changed, so you have to use third-party file managers. One of the utilities already available is ActiveFile.

The program allows you to perform standard operations with files - copying, moving, deleting, etc. With it, you can add and remove shortcuts, get information about your phone and network connection. The main window displays the disks of the phone with an indication of the total and free capacity. The folder of incoming messages, processes and executable tasks are placed in separate tabs. The landscape mode and dynamic switching to it using the accelerometer work correctly. A common drawback of the utility is the small buttons, which are almost impossible to control without a stylus. More precisely, perhaps if you have thin fingers or sharp nails. But in any case, this utility is indispensable if you sometimes want to take a look at the file system of your device. It is best to install the utility in the phone's memory, since the presence of more than 70 MB of free memory allows you to do this without difficulty.

Best ScreenSnap

  • Site – www.smartphoneware.com

One of the indispensable utilities in the luggage of every mobile phone browser and software. Allows you to take screenshots by pressing a hotkey. For Nokia 5800, the only available key is the camera button. There are not many settings, but everything you need is there. Pictures can be saved in BMP and JPG format with different quality, you can use the phone's memory or a memory card to save. The application works in stealth mode. Everything else is very simple - at any time you press the hot key and get a screenshot. It goes without saying that the simultaneous launch of the application and the camera for taking photos is impossible, and the utility for taking screenshots has priority. I think that in future models, with the advent of additional buttons, the utility can be tied to another key, and then it will be able to work together with the phone's camera.

All screenshots in the review were taken using this utility.

Handy Shell

  • Developer – Paragon Software

The only skin available for Nokia 5800. A detailed description of the program can be found here, for the touch screen version, three virtual buttons appeared at the bottom of the main window to switch between application modes, contacts and the home window. With Handy Weather installed, the bottom line displays a five-day weather forecast for the selected city. Directly from the options menu of the main window, you can add a new reminder, create a message, contact, or set an alarm. The program works correctly in landscape mode, the accelerometer is supported.

Handy Weather

  • Developer – Paragon Software

Good port of the Handy Weather utility to a touch screen platform. In the view mode, the forecast for five days, the current state of the weather and maps (temperature, pressure, cloudiness from the satellite). The program builds a graph of day and night temperatures for the selected city. In general, there are no fundamental differences from the classic version, and those who are used to Handy Weather will use it.

Qreader

  • Site – www.qreader.com

Test version of the reader for text files for the touch platform. The well-known Qreader is being gradually adapted to work on touch screens. The latest version has the following glitch - incorrect work in landscape orientation when switching the screen through the accelerometer. In all other respects, the program is quite efficient, at least in terms of reading the FB2 format. It goes without saying that pictures and footnotes are not displayed, but they do not work in the basic version either. Another inconvenience is the inability to use the volume buttons to scroll through the pages. As a result, you have to flip through the pages by pressing your finger on the screen, which is not always convenient. At the same time, the TAP zone located in the upper left corner of the screen works correctly . With it, you can access options and settings at any time.

Taco N1 soft digest

Nokia 5800 touch screen operation has its own peculiarities. Most of all, interacting with the screen resembles Windows Mobile touch displays using a stylus. And it is very different from the control implemented in the iPhone. Personally, I found the Nokia 5800's stylus control to be less convenient than the iPhone's finger input, but it's a matter of taste and you get used to it very quickly. So let's get started.

List of programs

ActiveFile

  • Developer – Alie Tan
  • Site – www.alietan.com

The file manager has traditionally been one of the bottlenecks of standard Symbian firmware. In the new version of Symbian, almost nothing has changed, so you have to use third-party file managers. One of the utilities already available is ActiveFile.

The program allows you to perform standard operations with files - copying, moving, deleting, etc. With it, you can add and remove shortcuts, get information about your phone and network connection. The main window displays the disks of the phone with an indication of the total and free capacity. The folder of incoming messages, processes and executable tasks are placed in separate tabs. The landscape mode and dynamic switching to it using the accelerometer work correctly. A common drawback of the utility is the small buttons, which are almost impossible to control without a stylus. More precisely, perhaps if you have thin fingers or sharp nails. But in any case, this utility is indispensable if you sometimes want to take a look at the file system of your device. It is best to install the utility in the phone's memory, since the presence of more than 70 MB of free memory allows you to do this without difficulty.

Best ScreenSnap

  • Site – www.smartphoneware.com

One of the indispensable utilities in the luggage of every mobile phone browser and software. Allows you to take screenshots by pressing a hotkey. For Nokia 5800, the only available key is the camera button. There are not many settings, but everything you need is there. Pictures can be saved in BMP and JPG format with different quality, you can use the phone's memory or a memory card to save. The application works in stealth mode. Everything else is very simple - at any time you press the hot key and get a screenshot. It goes without saying that the simultaneous launch of the application and the camera for taking photos is impossible, and the utility for taking screenshots has priority. I think that in future models, with the advent of additional buttons, the utility can be tied to another key, and then it will be able to work together with the phone's camera.

All screenshots in this review were taken using this utility.

Handy Shell

  • Developer – Paragon Software

The only skin available for Nokia 5800. A detailed description of the program can be found here, for the touch screen version, three virtual buttons appeared at the bottom of the main window to switch between application modes, contacts and the home window. With Handy Weather installed, the bottom line displays a five-day weather forecast for the selected city. Directly from the options menu of the main window, you can add a new reminder, create a message, contact, or set an alarm. The program works correctly in landscape mode, the accelerometer is supported.

Handy Weather

  • Developer – Paragon Software

Good port of the Handy Weather utility to a touch screen platform. In the view mode, the forecast for five days, the current state of the weather and maps (temperature, pressure, cloudiness from the satellite). The program builds a graph of day and night temperatures for the selected city. In general, there are no fundamental differences from the classic version, and those who are used to Handy Weather will use it.

Qreader

  • Site – www.qreader.com

Test version of the reader for text files for the touch platform. The well-known Qreader is being gradually adapted to work on touch screens. The latest version has the following glitch - incorrect work in landscape orientation when switching the screen through the accelerometer. In all other respects, the program is quite efficient, at least in terms of reading the FB2 format. It goes without saying that pictures and footnotes are not displayed, but they do not work in the basic version either. Another inconvenience is the inability to use the volume buttons to scroll through the pages. As a result, you have to flip through the pages by pressing your finger on the screen, which is not always convenient. At the same time, the TAP zone located in the upper left corner of the screen works correctly . With it, you can access options and settings at any time.

Taco N1 soft digest

Nokia 5800 touch screen operation has its own peculiarities. Most of all, interacting with the screen resembles Windows Mobile touch displays using a stylus. And it is very different from the control implemented in the iPhone. Personally, I found the Nokia 5800's stylus control to be less convenient than the iPhone's finger input, but it's a matter of taste and you get used to it very quickly. So let's get started.

List of programs

ActiveFile

  • Developer – Alie Tan
  • Site – www.alietan.com

The file manager has traditionally been one of the bottlenecks of standard Symbian firmware. In the new version of Symbian, almost nothing has changed, so you have to use third-party file managers. One of the utilities already available is ActiveFile.

The program allows you to perform standard operations with files - copying, moving, deleting, etc. With it, you can add and remove shortcuts, get information about your phone and network connection. The main window displays the disks of the phone with an indication of the total and free capacity. The folder of incoming messages, processes and executable tasks are placed in separate tabs. The landscape mode and dynamic switching to it using the accelerometer work correctly. A common drawback of the utility is the small buttons, which are almost impossible to control without a stylus. More precisely, perhaps if you have thin fingers or sharp nails. But in any case, this utility is indispensable if you sometimes want to take a look at the file system of your device. It is best to install the utility in the phone's memory, since the presence of more than 70 MB of free memory allows you to do this without difficulty.

Best ScreenSnap

  • Site – www.smartphoneware.com

One of the indispensable utilities in the luggage of every mobile phone browser and software. Allows you to take screenshots by pressing a hotkey. For Nokia 5800, the only available key is the camera button. There are not many settings, but everything you need is there. Pictures can be saved in BMP and JPG format with different quality, you can use the phone's memory or a memory card to save. The application works in stealth mode. Everything else is very simple - at any time you press the hot key and get a screenshot. It goes without saying that the simultaneous launch of the application and the camera for taking photos is impossible, and the utility for taking screenshots has priority. I think that in future models, with the advent of additional buttons, the utility can be tied to another key, and then it will be able to work together with the phone's camera.

All screenshots in this review were taken using this utility.

Handy Shell

  • Developer – Paragon Software

The only skin available for Nokia 5800. A detailed description of the program can be found here, for the touch screen version, three virtual buttons appeared at the bottom of the main window to switch between application modes, contacts and the home window. With Handy Weather installed, the bottom line displays a five-day weather forecast for the selected city. Directly from the options menu of the main window, you can add a new reminder, create a message, contact, or set an alarm. The program works correctly in landscape mode, the accelerometer is supported.

Handy Weather

  • Developer – Paragon Software

Good port of the Handy Weather utility to a touch screen platform. In the view mode, the forecast for five days, the current state of the weather and maps (temperature, pressure, cloudiness from the satellite). The program builds a graph of day and night temperatures for a selected city. In general, there are no fundamental differences from the classic version, and those who are used to Handy Weather will use it.

Qreader

  • Site – www.qreader.com

Test version of the text reader for the touch platform. The well-known Qreader is being gradually adapted to work on touch screens. The latest version has the following glitch - incorrect work in landscape orientation when switching the screen through the accelerometer. In all other respects, the program is quite efficient, at least in terms of reading the FB2 format. It goes without saying that pictures and footnotes are not displayed, but they do not work in the basic version either. Another inconvenience is the inability to use the volume buttons to scroll through the pages. As a result, you have to flip through the pages by pressing your finger on the screen, which is not always convenient. At the same time, the TAP zone located in the upper left corner of the screen works correctly . With it, you can access options and settings at any time.

Taco N1 soft digest

Nokia 5800 touch screen operation has its own peculiarities. Most of all, interacting with the screen resembles Windows Mobile touch displays using a stylus. And it is very different from the control implemented in the iPhone. Personally, I found the Nokia 5800's stylus control to be less convenient than the iPhone's finger input, but it's a matter of taste and you get used to it very quickly. So let's get started.

List of programs

ActiveFile

  • Developed by Alie Tan
  • Site - www.alietan.com

The file manager has traditionally been one of the bottlenecks of standard Symbian firmware. In the new version of Symbian, almost nothing has changed, so you have to use third-party file managers. One of the utilities already available is ActiveFile.

The program allows you to perform standard operations with files - copying, moving, deleting, etc. With it, you can add and remove shortcuts, get information about your phone and network connection. The main window displays the disks of the phone with an indication of the total and free capacity. The folder of incoming messages, processes and executable tasks are placed in separate tabs. The landscape mode and dynamic switching to it using the accelerometer work correctly. A common drawback of the utility is the small buttons, which are almost impossible to control without a stylus. More precisely, perhaps if you have thin fingers or sharp nails. But in any case, this utility is indispensable if you sometimes want to take a look at the file system of your device. It is best to install the utility in the phone's memory, since the presence of more than 70 MB of free memory allows you to do this without difficulty.

Best ScreenSnap

  • Site - www.smartphoneware.com

One of the indispensable utilities in the luggage of every mobile phone browser and software. Allows you to take screenshots by pressing a hotkey. For Nokia 5800, the only available key is the camera button. There are not many settings, but everything you need is there. Pictures can be saved in BMP and JPG format with different quality, you can use the phone's memory or a memory card to save. The application works in stealth mode. Everything else is very simple - at any time you press the hot key and get a screenshot. It goes without saying that the simultaneous launch of the application and the camera for taking photos is impossible, and the utility for taking screenshots has priority. I think that in future models, with the advent of additional buttons, the utility can be tied to another key, and then it will be able to work together with the phone's camera.

All screenshots in this review were taken using this utility.

Handy Shell

  • Developer - Paragon Software

The only skin available for Nokia 5800. A detailed description of the program can be found here, for the touch screen version, three virtual buttons appeared at the bottom of the main window to switch between application modes, contacts and the home window. With Handy Weather installed, the bottom line displays a five-day weather forecast for the selected city. Directly from the options menu of the main window, you can add a new reminder, create a message, contact, or set an alarm. The program works correctly in landscape mode, the accelerometer is supported.

Handy Weather

  • Developer - Paragon Software

Good port of the Handy Weather utility to a touch screen platform. In the view mode, the forecast for five days, the current state of the weather and maps (temperature, pressure, cloudiness from the satellite). The program builds a graph of day and night temperatures for a selected city. In general, there are no fundamental differences from the classic version, and those who are used to Handy Weather will use it.

Qreader

  • Site - www.qreader.com

Test version of the reader for text files for the touch platform. The well-known Qreader is being gradually adapted to work on touch screens. The latest version has the following glitch - incorrect work in landscape orientation when switching the screen through the accelerometer. In all other respects, the program is quite efficient, at least in terms of reading the FB2 format. It goes without saying that pictures and footnotes are not displayed, but they do not work in the basic version either. Another inconvenience is the inability to use the volume buttons to scroll through the pages. As a result, you have to flip through the pages by pressing your finger on the screen, which is not always convenient. At the same time, the TAP-zone located in the upper left corner of the screen works correctly. With it, you can access options and settings at any time.

Test version of the reader for text files for the touch platform. The well-known Qreader is being gradually adapted to work on touch screens. The latest version has the following glitch - incorrect work in landscape orientation when switching the screen through the accelerometer. In all other respects, the program is quite efficient, at least in terms of reading the FB2 format. It goes without saying that pictures and footnotes are not displayed, but they do not work in the basic version either. Another inconvenience is the inability to use the volume buttons to scroll through the pages. As a result, you have to flip through the pages by pressing your finger on the screen, which is not always convenient. At the same time, the TAP-zone located in the upper left corner of the screen works correctly . With it, you can access options and settings at any time.