Okay, a quick mention for a couple of new apps available via PreWare. This highlights a problem that us Euro Pre owners face as we await the official Palm Catalogue offering us paid software. I had a couple of really good applications a month or so ago, one for storing personal info and one an RSS app that synced with Google Reader, but they were both demos due to expire and “graduate” to the official Palm software store. Well, they both did and good luck to them but it leaves us Euro Palmers a bit stuck.
Replacements have thus been sought and luckily found. First up is SecuStore which is rather decent and then there is a new bit of software from the chap behind loads of classic Palm apps, Hobbyist Software, which has one of the simplest yet nicest icons I’ve ever seen and is called News Feed. It’s especially good although it doesn’t sync with Google Reader and you have to add feeds manually but when you have then navigation is done really well in the app.
Since I applied the latest update I’ve had more problems on the Pre in 2 days than I had in the previous 3 months with some odd resets and some updates failing to install from the Palm catalogue. The Pre has been getting a bit of dissing over at PDA247 in the forums, mainly from people who I suspect have never really used one in anger but who seem authorative enough, in their own opinion anyway, to knock it. Fair enough I guess but they’re missing a bit as the Pre has a very nice underlying OS, some decent apps and is more likely to get better than worse in the next 6 months or so.