Windows Mobile Soft Digest Issue 2

Users of mobile phones, as well as smartphones with communicators, can be divided into two groups. The first uses the phone for its main purpose - making calls, checking mail. Such users install additional programs on their device only in case of emergency and practical expediency.

The story about the programs below will be more interesting for the second group of users, those who like to experiment or install "something like that" on their device. Let's start with "iPhone mania" and one of its manifestations on the Windows Mobile platform.

FreeStylWM

  • Site: http://www.freestylwm.com/blog.asp
  • Type: Beta, Freeware

Who doesn't want an iPhone these days? Probably, someone does not want to, but the number of various programs that somehow emulate the Apple iPhone interface, or at least its appearance, style, icons, suggests otherwise. For Windows Mobile communicators, there are several utilities that allow the user to at least to some extent imagine himself as one of the “iPhone carriers”. For example, a paid program with the telling name iPhone Theme for PocketPC or iFonz, which we have already considered in one of the articles about software for Windows Mobile.

This time one more application will be added to the list - FreeStylWM.

What is good about this program compared to competitors is that it does not try to copy the interface of an Apple product exactly. The general style of the menu, the location of the icons, their design (“aqua” style) have been preserved, but otherwise the user is free to make a choice. You can add your own programs, you can remove the standard ones, add site icons or subscribers to call them, the last possibility, by the way, is not even in the original, which, for sure, serves as an inspiration for FreeStylWM.

Programs launched from the shell, as one would expect, work in the standard environment of the Windows Mobile interface, so the surroundings of the iPhone are lost when you open notes or, for example, a calendar. There are practically no own utilities in the shell, so far it is only a weather viewing utility.

The shell has five windows that can be navigated through with a page flip gesture. As I said above, the user is not limited in any way in choosing shortcuts, icons and programs for each of the pages. You can redesign one page for quick access to programs, another for contacts, and a third for your favorite sites. And this, in my opinion, is the strength of the shell.

The shortcomings of the program are still noticeable, but given that this is just a beta, there is hope that a lot will be fixed by the first final release. In the meantime, for example, it is inconvenient to add new programs to the pages, and to view the weather forecast, you need to find the code of your city in the international format (for Moscow - RSXX0063). And there are not too many settings yet.

< /p>

FreeStylWM also has a lock screen, of course, reminiscent of the iPhone, without such a screen today, apparently, not a single program-clone of the phone interface from Apple can do. Instead of a simple slider, the shell uses the Windows logo - symbolically.

Already now, the program has an impressive base of rendered icons, including those for programs like Opera, Skype, as well as a set of pictures for the background. Even such a simple combination allows you to completely transform the appearance of the shell.

< /p>

And now the saddest part. The fact is that FreeStylWM looks great on the screen of any QVGA-communicator, there is a high-quality anti-aliasing of the font and icons, and smooth animation of turning pages, as well as opening applications. The catch is that the shell uses Flash to work. That is, to launch and operate FreeStylWM, you need a Flash player, which can be downloaded from the official site, however, only after prior registration (Flash player download page). The second requirement is that the device has Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 libraries. You can download them here.

And only after that you can appreciate all the beauty of FreeStylWM. The speed of the shell is not bad even on weak devices, for example, on a model with OMAP 850 with a frequency of 200 MHz, FreeStylWM "ran" almost without slowdowns. While running, the shell takes up about 2-3 MB of RAM.

Gsmart plugin

  • Site: http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-gsmart-today-plugin.html

Since we are talking about shells, I'll tell you about another curious, albeit very raw, program. To be honest, it's too early to describe the semi-official GSmart. Semi-official, because Gigabyte has long been developing their answer to HTC's TouchFLO, just like E-Ten. And the GSmart shell, albeit remotely, but resembles some developments inside Gigabyte.

In any case, as I noted above, the shell is currently very crude, but some features are already of interest. The main screen of the Gsmart today plugin is divided into three zones, service icons are placed on top (access to messages, mail and calls), even higher is a line with system information - battery level and signal reception. In the center there is a clock, and at the bottom there is a panel with icons of utilities, programs and settings.

The icons in the bottom bar can be freely swapped or removed in a special menu where the icons are represented by a matrix. From this menu, in turn, part of the programs or settings can be moved to the main menu bar.

Customizing the shell is currently possible only by editing the appropriate *xml file in the folder where the program is installed. In the future, it is logical to expect the emergence of new features and convenient settings. So far, the shell is interesting only as a demonstration of some features, but it is worth following its development. True, in what form the Gsmart today plugin will eventually appear before users is not yet clear, either the project will develop in the form in which it is now posted on the Internet, or the shell will appear only in new devices from Gigabyte.

Wireless Time

  • Site: http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-wirelesstime.html
  • Type: Free

And here is the very mysterious, very specific program that flashed in the announcement for this article. The Wireless Time utility performs just one action - it disables or enables certain interfaces by the clock, and also changes the profile.

The motley interface of the application cannot be called a minus, it is as clear as possible, and this is the main thing. In the program window, you can select one of the days in which the behavior of the communicator is configured at every hour of the day. For example, from 13:00 to 14:00, during lunch, the program can turn off all wireless modules, as well as select a silent sound profile. From 14 to 20, turn on the modules and the vibration profile again. And so you can set a schedule for every day, simply enabling or disabling certain icons in the program menu around every hour.

As a result, the program can be configured so that the communicator will work with wireless interfaces and a sound profile without your intervention: set a vibrating alert at work, turn on Wi-Fi somewhere in a cafe at lunchtime, and turn off the sound at night. Simple and convenient, agree.

Another question is that not all users will appreciate the program, and not everyone likes the need for such automation. But this is already a new topic for conversation, but one thing can be said about Wireless Time - it is an excellent utility for automating the management of the sound profile in the device, the operation of wireless interfaces, as well as the GSM module.

Windows Mobile Soft Digest Issue 2

Users of mobile phones, as well as smartphones with communicators, can be divided into two groups. The first uses the phone for its main purpose - making calls, checking mail. Such users install additional programs on their device only in case of emergency and practical expediency.

The story about the programs below will be more interesting for the second group of users, those who like to experiment or install “something like that” on their device. And let's start with iPhone mania and one of its manifestations on the Windows Mobile platform.

FreeStylWM

  • Site: http://www.freestylwm.com/blog.asp
  • Type: Beta, Freeware

Who doesn't want an iPhone these days? Probably, someone does not want to, but the number of various programs that somehow emulate the Apple iPhone interface, or at least its appearance, style, icons, suggests otherwise. For Windows Mobile communicators, there are several utilities that allow the user to at least to some extent imagine himself as one of the “iPhone carriers”. For example, a paid program with the telling name iPhone Theme for PocketPC or iFonz, which we have already considered in one of the articles about software for Windows Mobile.

This time one more application will be added to the list - FreeStylWM.

What is good about this program compared to competitors is that it does not try to copy the interface of an Apple product exactly. The general style of the menu, the location of the icons, their design (“aqua” style) have been preserved, but otherwise the user is free to make a choice. You can add your own programs, you can remove the standard ones, add site icons or subscribers to call them, the last possibility, by the way, is not even in the original, which, for sure, serves as an inspiration for FreeStylWM.

Programs launched from the shell, as one would expect, work in the standard environment of the Windows Mobile interface, so the surroundings of the iPhone are lost when you open notes or, for example, a calendar. There are practically no own utilities in the shell, so far it is only a weather viewing utility.

The shell has five windows that can be navigated through with a page flip gesture. As I said above, the user is not limited in any way in choosing shortcuts, icons and programs for each of the pages. You can redesign one page for quick access to programs, another for contacts, and a third for your favorite sites. And this, in my opinion, is the strength of the shell.

The shortcomings of the program are still noticeable, but given that this is just a beta, there is hope that a lot will be fixed by the first final release. In the meantime, for example, it is inconvenient to add new programs to the pages, and to view the weather forecast, you need to find the code of your city in the international format (for Moscow - RSXX0063). And there are not too many settings yet.

< /p>

FreeStylWM also has a lock screen, of course, reminiscent of the iPhone, without such a screen today, apparently, not a single program-clone of the phone interface from Apple can do. Instead of a simple slider, the shell uses the Windows logo - symbolically.

Already, the program has an impressive database of rendered icons, including those for programs like Opera, Skype, as well as a set of pictures for the background. Even such a simple combination allows you to completely transform the appearance of the shell.

< /p>

And now the saddest part. The fact is that FreeStylWM looks great on the screen of any QVGA-communicator, there is a high-quality anti-aliasing of the font and icons, and smooth animation of turning pages, as well as opening applications. The catch is that the shell uses Flash to work. That is, to launch and operate FreeStylWM, you need a Flash player, which can be downloaded from the official site, however, only after prior registration (Flash player download page). The second requirement is that the device has Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 libraries. You can download them here.

And only after that you can appreciate all the beauty of FreeStylWM. The speed of the shell is not bad even on weak devices, for example, on a model with OMAP 850 with a frequency of 200 MHz, FreeStylWM "ran" almost without slowdowns. While running, the shell takes up about 2-3 MB of RAM.

Gsmart plugin

  • Site: http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-gsmart-today-plugin.html

Since we are talking about shells, I'll tell you about another curious, albeit very raw, program. To be honest, it's too early to describe the semi-official GSmart. Semi-official, because Gigabyte has long been developing their answer to HTC's TouchFLO, just like E-Ten. And the GSmart shell, albeit remotely, but resembles some developments inside Gigabyte.

In any case, as I noted above, the shell is currently very crude, but some features are already of interest. The main screen of the Gsmart today plugin is divided into three zones, service icons are placed on top (access to messages, mail and calls), even higher is a line with system information - battery level and signal reception. In the center there is a clock, and at the bottom there is a panel with icons of utilities, programs and settings.

The icons in the bottom bar can be freely swapped or removed in a special menu where the icons are represented by a matrix. From this menu, in turn, part of the programs or settings can be moved to the main menu bar.

Customizing the shell is currently possible only by editing the appropriate *xml file in the folder where the program is installed. In the future, it is logical to expect the emergence of new features and convenient settings. So far, the shell is interesting only as a demonstration of some features, but it is worth following its development. True, in what form the Gsmart today plugin will eventually appear before users is not yet clear, either the project will develop in the form in which it is now posted on the Internet, or the shell will appear only in new devices from Gigabyte.

Wireless Time

  • Site: http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-wirelesstime.html
  • Type: Free

And here is the very mysterious, very specific program that flashed in the announcement for this article. The Wireless Time utility performs just one action - it disables or enables certain interfaces by the clock, and also changes the profile.

The motley interface of the application cannot be called a minus, it is as clear as possible, and this is the main thing. In the program window, you can select one of the days in which the behavior of the communicator is configured at every hour of the day. For example, from 13:00 to 14:00, during lunch, the program can turn off all wireless modules, as well as select a silent sound profile. From 14 to 20, turn on the modules and the vibration profile again. And so you can set a schedule for every day, simply enabling or disabling certain icons in the program menu around every hour.

As a result, the program can be configured so that the communicator will work with wireless interfaces and a sound profile without your intervention: set a vibrating alert at work, turn on Wi-Fi somewhere in a cafe at lunchtime, and turn off the sound at night. Simple and convenient, agree.

Another question is that not all users will appreciate the program, and not everyone likes the need for such automation. But this is already a new topic for conversation, but one thing can be said about Wireless Time - it is an excellent utility for automating the management of the sound profile in the device, the operation of wireless interfaces, as well as the GSM module.

Windows Mobile Soft Digest Issue 2

Users of mobile phones, as well as smartphones with communicators, can be divided into two groups. The first uses the phone for its main purpose - making calls, checking mail. Such users install additional programs on their device only in case of emergency and practical expediency.

The story about the programs below will be more interesting for the second group of users, those who like to experiment or install “something like that” on their device. And let's start with iPhone mania and one of its manifestations on the Windows Mobile platform.

FreeStylWM

  • Site: http://www.freestylwm.com/blog.asp
  • Type: Beta, Freeware

Who doesn't want an iPhone these days? Probably, someone does not want to, but the number of various programs that somehow emulate the Apple iPhone interface, or at least its appearance, style, icons, suggests otherwise. For Windows Mobile communicators, there are several utilities that allow the user to at least to some extent imagine himself as one of the “iPhone carriers”. For example, a paid program with the telling name iPhone Theme for PocketPC or iFonz, which we have already considered in one of the articles about software for Windows Mobile.

This time one more application will be added to the list - FreeStylWM.

What is good about this program compared to competitors is that it does not try to copy the interface of an Apple product exactly. The general style of the menu, the location of the icons, their design (“aqua” style) have been preserved, but otherwise the user is free to make a choice. You can add your own programs, you can remove the standard ones, add site icons or subscribers to call them, the last possibility, by the way, is not even in the original, which, for sure, serves as an inspiration for FreeStylWM.

Programs launched from the shell, as one would expect, work in the standard environment of the Windows Mobile interface, so the surroundings of the iPhone are lost when you open notes or, for example, a calendar. There are practically no own utilities in the shell, so far it is only a weather viewing utility.

The shell has five windows that can be navigated through with a page flip gesture. As I said above, the user is not limited in any way in choosing shortcuts, icons and programs for each of the pages. You can redesign one page for quick access to programs, another for contacts, and a third for your favorite sites. And this, in my opinion, is the strength of the shell.

The shortcomings of the program are still noticeable, but given that this is just a beta, there is hope that a lot will be fixed by the first final release. In the meantime, for example, it is inconvenient to add new programs to the pages, and to view the weather forecast, you need to find the code of your city in the international format (for Moscow - RSXX0063). And there are not too many settings yet.

< /p>

FreeStylWM also has a lock screen, of course, reminiscent of the iPhone, without such a screen today, apparently, not a single program-clone of the phone interface from Apple can do. Instead of a simple slider, the shell uses the Windows logo - symbolically.

Already, the program has an impressive database of rendered icons, including those for programs like Opera, Skype, as well as a set of pictures for the background. Even such a simple combination allows you to completely transform the appearance of the shell.

< /p>

And now the saddest part. The fact is that FreeStylWM looks great on the screen of any QVGA-communicator, there is a high-quality anti-aliasing of the font and icons, and smooth animation of turning pages, as well as opening applications. The catch is that the shell uses Flash to work. That is, to launch and operate FreeStylWM, you need a Flash player, which can be downloaded from the official site, however, only after prior registration (Flash player download page). The second requirement is that the device has Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 libraries. You can download them here.

And only after that you can appreciate all the beauty of FreeStylWM. The speed of the shell is not bad even on weak devices, for example, on a model with OMAP 850 with a frequency of 200 MHz, FreeStylWM "ran" almost without slowdowns. While running, the shell takes up about 2-3 MB of RAM.

Gsmart plugin

  • Site: http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-gsmart-today-plugin.html

Since we are talking about shells, I'll tell you about another curious, albeit very raw, program. To be honest, it's too early to describe the semi-official GSmart. Semi-official, because Gigabyte has long been developing their answer to HTC's TouchFLO, just like E-Ten. And the GSmart shell, albeit remotely, but resembles some developments inside Gigabyte.

In any case, as I noted above, the shell is currently very crude, but some features are already of interest. The main screen of the Gsmart today plugin is divided into three zones, service icons are placed on top (access to messages, mail and calls), even higher is a line with system information - battery level and signal reception. In the center there is a clock, and at the bottom there is a panel with icons of utilities, programs and settings.

The icons in the bottom bar can be freely swapped or removed in a special menu where the icons are represented by a matrix. From this menu, in turn, part of the programs or settings can be moved to the main menu bar.

Customizing the shell is currently possible only by editing the appropriate *xml file in the folder where the program is installed. In the future, it is logical to expect the emergence of new features and convenient settings. So far, the shell is interesting only as a demonstration of some features, but it is worth following its development. True, in what form the Gsmart today plugin will eventually appear before users is not yet clear, either the project will develop in the form in which it is now posted on the Internet, or the shell will appear only in new devices from Gigabyte.

Wireless Time

  • Site: http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-wirelesstime.html
  • Type: Free

And here is the very mysterious, very specific program that flashed in the announcement for this article. The Wireless Time utility performs just one action - it disables or enables certain interfaces by the clock, and also changes the profile.

The motley interface of the application cannot be called a minus, it is as clear as possible, and this is the main thing. In the program window, you can select one of the days in which the behavior of the communicator is configured at every hour of the day. For example, from 13:00 to 14:00, during lunch, the program can turn off all wireless modules, as well as select a silent sound profile. From 14 to 20, turn on the modules and the vibration profile again. And so you can set a schedule for every day, simply enabling or disabling certain icons in the program menu around every hour.

As a result, the program can be configured so that the communicator will work with wireless interfaces and a sound profile without your intervention: set a vibrating alert at work, turn on Wi-Fi somewhere in a cafe at lunchtime, and turn off the sound at night. Simple and convenient, agree.

Another question is that not all users will appreciate the program, and not everyone likes the need for such automation. But this is already a new topic for conversation, but one thing can be said about Wireless Time - it is an excellent utility for automating the management of the sound profile in the device, the operation of wireless interfaces, as well as the GSM module.

Windows Mobile Soft Digest Issue 2

Users of mobile phones, as well as smartphones with communicators, can be divided into two groups. The first uses the phone for its main purpose - making calls, checking mail. Such users install additional programs on their device only in case of emergency and practical expediency.

The story about the programs below will be more interesting for the second group of users, those who like to experiment or install "something like that" on their device. Let's start with "iPhone mania" and one of its manifestations on the Windows Mobile platform.

FreeStylWM

  • Site: http://www.freestylwm.com/blog.asp
  • Type: Beta, Freeware

Who doesn't want an iPhone these days? Probably, someone does not want to, but the number of various programs that somehow emulate the Apple iPhone interface, or at least its appearance, style, icons, suggests otherwise. For Windows Mobile communicators, there are several utilities that allow the user to at least to some extent imagine himself as one of the “iPhone carriers”. For example, a paid program with the telling name iPhone Theme for PocketPC or iFonz, which we have already considered in one of the articles about software for Windows Mobile.

This time one more application will be added to the list - FreeStylWM.

What is good about this program compared to competitors is that it does not try to copy the interface of an Apple product exactly. The general style of the menu, the location of the icons, their design (“aqua” style) have been preserved, but otherwise the user is free to make a choice. You can add your own programs, you can remove the standard ones, add site icons or subscribers to call them, the last possibility, by the way, is not even in the original, which, for sure, serves as an inspiration for FreeStylWM.

Programs launched from the shell, as one would expect, work in the standard environment of the Windows Mobile interface, so the surroundings of the iPhone are lost when you open notes or, for example, a calendar. There are practically no own utilities in the shell, so far it is only a weather viewing utility.

The shell has five windows that can be navigated through with a page flip gesture. As I said above, the user is not limited in any way in choosing shortcuts, icons and programs for each of the pages. You can redesign one page for quick access to programs, another for contacts, and a third for your favorite sites. And this, in my opinion, is the strength of the shell.

The shortcomings of the program are still noticeable, but given that this is just a beta, there is hope that a lot will be fixed by the first final release. In the meantime, for example, it is inconvenient to add new programs to the pages, and to view the weather forecast, you need to find the code of your city in the international format (for Moscow - RSXX0063). And there are not too many settings yet.

FreeStylWM also has a lock screen, of course, reminiscent of the iPhone, without such a screen today, apparently, not a single program-clone of the phone interface from Apple can do. Instead of a simple slider, the shell uses the Windows logo - symbolically.

Already, the program has an impressive database of rendered icons, including those for programs like Opera, Skype, as well as a set of pictures for the background. Even such a simple combination allows you to completely transform the appearance of the shell.

And now the saddest part. The fact is that FreeStylWM looks great on the screen of any QVGA-communicator, there is a high-quality anti-aliasing of the font and icons, and smooth animation of turning pages, as well as opening applications. The catch is that the shell uses Flash to work. That is, to launch and operate FreeStylWM, you need a Flash player, which can be downloaded from the official site, however, only after prior registration (Flash player download page). The second requirement is that the device has Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 libraries. You can download them here.

And only after that you can appreciate all the beauty of FreeStylWM. The speed of the shell is not bad even on weak devices, for example, on a model with OMAP 850 with a frequency of 200 MHz, FreeStylWM "ran" almost without slowdowns. While running, the shell takes up about 2-3 MB of RAM.

AND only after that you can appreciate all the beauties of FreeStylWM. The speed of the shell is not bad even on weak devices, for example, on a model with OMAP 850 with a frequency of 200 MHz, FreeStylWM "ran" almost without slowdowns. During operation, the shell takes up about 2-3 MB of RAM.

Gsmart plugin

  • Site: http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-gsmart-today-plugin.html

Since we are talking about shells, I'll tell you about another curious, albeit very raw, program. To be honest, it's too early to describe the semi-official GSmart. Semi-official, because Gigabyte has long been developing their answer to HTC's TouchFLO, just like E-Ten. And the GSmart shell, albeit remotely, but resembles some developments inside Gigabyte.

In any case, as I noted above, the shell is currently very crude, but some features are already of interest. The main screen of the Gsmart today plugin is divided into three zones, service icons are placed on top (access to messages, mail and calls), even higher is a line with system information - battery level and signal reception. In the center there is a clock, and at the bottom there is a panel with icons of utilities, programs and settings.

The icons in the bottom bar can be freely swapped or removed in a special menu where the icons are represented by a matrix. From this menu, in turn, part of the programs or settings can be moved to the main menu bar.

Customizing the shell is currently possible only by editing the appropriate *xml file in the folder where the program is installed. In the future, it is logical to expect the emergence of new features and convenient settings. So far, the shell is interesting only as a demonstration of some features, but it is worth following its development. True, in what form the Gsmart today plugin will eventually appear before users is not yet clear, either the project will develop in the form in which it is now posted on the Internet, or the shell will appear only in new devices from Gigabyte.

Wireless Time

  • Site: http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-wirelesstime.html
  • Type: Free

And here is the very mysterious, very specific program that flashed in the announcement for this article. The Wireless Time utility performs just one action - it disables or enables certain interfaces by the clock, and also changes the profile.

The motley interface of the application cannot be called a minus, it is as clear as possible, and this is the main thing. In the program window, you can select one of the days in which the behavior of the communicator is configured at every hour of the day. For example, from 13:00 to 14:00, during lunch, the program can turn off all wireless modules, as well as select a silent sound profile. From 14 to 20, turn on the modules and the vibration profile again. And so you can set a schedule for every day, simply enabling or disabling certain icons in the program menu around every hour.

As a result, the program can be configured so that the communicator will work with wireless interfaces and a sound profile without your intervention: set a vibrating alert at work, turn on Wi-Fi somewhere in a cafe at lunchtime, and turn off the sound at night. Simple and convenient, agree.

Another question is that not all users will appreciate the program, and not everyone likes the need for such automation. But this is already a new topic for conversation, but one thing can be said about Wireless Time - it is an excellent utility for automating the management of the sound profile in the device, the operation of wireless interfaces, as well as the GSM module.