PDA News – Handy utility, New games, SplashPhoto 4.0

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A great tool, and cheap too

Once in awhile we run across something special. In this case, a member of our editorial staff discovered an impressive PocketPC utility called HandyMenu. In the words of our very own Converted Convert, Barry J. Doyle:

This is one of the absolute best and most useful utilities for Pocket PC I have seen in a long time. It is only $2.99. What a steal!. It is stable, multifunctional and extremely “handy” (as the title indicates). It is available at Handango, PocketGear, etc. Microsoft should have included this as part of Windows Mobile 2003 and that would have made headlines!

I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet, but the feature set looks exceptional for such a low price. It allows you to place a small icon on your PocketPC’s menu bar that gives you instant access to a large number of functions, including battery status, memory, instant soft resets, plugins, backlight, themes, and probably tons of other features I’m unaware of. You can also assign a hardware button to activate the menu.  For $3, it seems like a very good deal. Almost as good, the program is only 95 kilobytes.

Handymenu screenshot

HandyMenu at Handango


New games from iNDUSTRY and ClickGamer

ClickGamer is offering $1 off their new PocketPC racing game, Mini-Aquabike. The game offers seperate Speed and Obstacle races, realistic physics, and some extremely impressive looking 3D graphics.



iNDUSTRY Entertainment, makers of Sugatris and Monsta, have released Jack (or, 100 ways to make grill), a platform action game for Palm OS. The game supports high-res graphics, OS 5, and 5-way directional controls.



Big update for SplashPhoto

SplashPhoto, a Palm OS photo viewing and categorization application, has moved up to 4.0. Amongst the updates is compatibility with the Palm Photos application on the Zire 71 and Tungsten C, support for built-in cameras on the Z71 and Sony NX series, and storing JPG images in internal RAM without need for a memory card.




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