external hard drives

I bought a few months ago, an external hard drive, which is something I had meant to do for ages but was also one of those things that you never really seem to get around to doing. It is one of the best things I have bought for my imac as I can copy stuff across to back it up and it is in my view a better alternative to the rather crummy mac "backup" application which you can only use to copy a limited amount of stuff to a burn disk.
It’s especially useful for backing up sd cards and for swopping stuff across between them. I am always doing this when I change devices.
They are pretty cheap…I got an 80gb one for less than £80.


treo 750v anyone?

Now that I feel reasonably comfortable with the WM5 system and that the treo 750v is on the horizon, admittedly somewhat distantly, I was just wondering whether I should be looking to get the treo750v. At this point in time I would have to say probably not. My current device, Qtek S200, does all that the treo can do and some more with the notable exception of not being 3G enabled.
In most other aspects, the things that are important to me, it is a very capable device. It is also smaller and lighter than the treo and although it doesn’t have a built in keyboard it is very easy to use with excellent dpad support. It really is a breeze to zoom through the menus.
I would say at the moment I am more likely to get a 3G enabled version of what I have now, if it comes out.


Repligo is a programme I have been using for a couple of years on my various palms and it falls into the category of truly essential. It has become one of those programmes that you wonder how you managed to get by when you didn’t know about it.
It is very simple. It converts any type of file that you can print on your pc into a repligo file which you can then view on your palm or pocket pc using the repligo viewer. All it does is put a "repligo" printer icon into your printer box and you can then print off webpages, excel, doc, pdf’s etc etc and convert them for viewing on your handheld.
It is good value and stable. It is also a far better pdf viewing option on your pda than anything I have ever tried.
Genuinely, I don’t know how anyone can survive without this app!


GPRS…an always on connection except that for me, it’s never on. That’s not to say it never works, far from it, it very rarely doesn’t work but rather I am a bit paraniod about leaving it active so if I use a programme that needs it – such as email – the first thing I do after downloading email is close off the GPRS connection. I don’t know why, I guess I’m just worried that if I leave GPRS on all the time it will mysteriously download loads of data in the background.
Which of course, it wouldn’t do….would it?

HandySwitcher for WM5

One of the things that has been bugging me about WM is the difficulty in getting running apps closed…you think you have closed them (although most don’t have a close button) but lo and behold they are in fact still running and using up valuable memory.
This little application closes them pronto and is well worth the money to help the system run more smoothly.

It also has the advantage of looking like a very professionally designed application and is is easy to use…it also works.

windows immobile

Jeesoooo…some of these windows mobile apps are real lardy boys…I tried out a couple of mp3 players that weighed in at over 3000kb per app which is about 10% of available storage space on my Qtek. Palm apps are soooo much smaller and neater in comparison.

Sidenote 1.7.2 for mac

"About Sidenote
Tries to catch the "Stickies" spirit but in
the form of a multi-document drawer that will hide in the corner of
your screen (left or right). You can use it to take all your daily
notes, include images and easily modify text color and font.

Sidenote will automatically expand so that you will be able to drag
into it any picture, text clipping or pdf file from the finder or your
favorite application. With notes auto-saving, you’ll never have to save
your notes. Sidenote will handle that for you. You can also print notes
or export them to rtf"