iPAQ 210 Essential and VGA software

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  1. Techieguy

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    Hey,

    Since we already have an accessories thread going.

    It seems to be a little while since an up to date conversation has been started on VGA applications.

    What are your essentials and must have VGA applications for this device?


    Here's what's been suggested so far:

    Calculator:
    • calc98
    • OmniSolve
    • RapidCalc
    eBook:
    • eReader Pro
    • uBook
    Internet:
    • Google Maps
    • Opera Mobile
    • Virtual Earth Mobile
    File Managers:
    • Resco Explorer
    Keyboards (on screen) & Text entry:
    • Calligrapher
    • Resco Keyboard Pro
    • Spb Full Screen Keyboard
    • Touchpal
    Media:
    • Pocket Player 3
    • Resco Viewer
    • TCPMP with the .FLV and .AAC add-ons
    PIM Suite & Plug-ins:
    • Agenda One & Agenda Fusion (Agenda One has been designed to be completely stylus-free. Agenda Fusion with features like drag and drop, more heavily relies on the Pocket PC stylus.)
    • SBSH PocketBreeze
    • Spb Diary
    • Pocket Informant
    Security:
    • SplashID
    • Spb Wallet
    • Spb Backup
    • Sprite Backup
    System utility & Launcher:
    • SBSH iLauncher
    • Spb Pocket Plus
    • SKTools
    • Tweaks2k2.net
    • Wisbar Advance
     
  2. TimothyP

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    I always start off with Resco Explorer, Spb Backup, Diary, Pocket PLus, Wallet, Agenda One, SKTool and Resco Viewer
     
  3. Techieguy

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    Adama's recommendation from the accessories thread

     
  4. mdanehart

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    Not to be off thread but i own the N810 and the unit does a good job on videos, Youtube and what not. Will the new Ipaq 210 be capable of such? If so the N810 might be down the road...
     
  5. Techieguy

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    Well the VGA screen on the 210 should display videos beautifully, but it remains to be seen how it looks in landscape mode. (some VGA screens had polarization issue when viewed in landscape mode such as the X50v / x51v)

    In the coming weeks we should get plenty of review to pick from.
     
  6. Adama D. Brown

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    The iPaq 210 will play anything TCPMP plays, including DivX, MPEG, Xvid, etcetera. As for YouTube, there are several different options for playing them on Windows Mobile. I'm told Opera Mobile combined with the WM Flash plugin can do this. There's also TCPMP plugins, and other programs.
     
  7. Ed Hardy

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    I'd certainly put TCPMP with the .FLV and .AAC add-ons on my "Must Have" list.
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  8. AKAJohnDoe

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    I recently migrated from WM2003SE to WM5 and practically everything was capable of making the transition. I did upgrade Sprite Backup as there are different versions for the two operating systems. I expect that everything I currently run on WM5 will migrate successfully to WM6; I have no indications otherwise. :)
     
  9. Techieguy

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    So i take it that all your "must have" apps are listed on your site @ www.AKAJohnDoe.com
     
  10. AKAJohnDoe

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    Yes, indeed.

    Of all of those applications, the first five I installed on this most recent migration were:
    • Resco Utility Suite (Explorer + Photo Viewer)
    • Tweaks2k2.net
    • PocketInformant
    • PocketBreeze
    • iLauncher
     
  11. Mickeylittle

    Mickeylittle Former TX/Ipaq 210 User

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    Is TCPMP better than the stock Media player on the 210? Also what about backups, NVBackup is an awesome Palm OS program, is it available for Wm6 or is there a better option?
     
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    I am really impressed with my N810 especially watching the on line videos. Just downloaded the first season of '24', have got to find the time to watch. Just prefer Widows OS.
     
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    I currently have Password Agent but there's no mobile version of it. Does anyone know of a good password software that has a desktop and mobile version? Thanks :)
     
  14. woofwoof

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    I like SplashID. It has desktop, palm and WM version.
     
  15. Adama D. Brown

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    By an order of magnitude. The standard Windows Media Player will only play WMV, WMA, and MP3 files without major work. TCPMP plays everything. The interface may not be super-slick, but it has wide format compatibility, and it supports using the iPaq 210's hardware video acceleration.

    There's no version of NVBackup for WM. There's a freeware app that will backup PIM data:

    http://www.freewareppc.com/database/pimbackup.shtml

    But if you want a comprehensive backup app, you should look at commercial software like Spb Backup and Sprite Backup.
     
  16. Warden

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    Well since this is a thread pertaining to software and VGA, let me ask...what about getting WM to properly take advantage of the VGA resolution? Do you still, even in WM 6, have to install a hack to prevent "pixel doubling"? If so, what hacks are available and how well do they work?
     
  17. Adama D. Brown

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    Depends on how you define it. WM doesn't really pixel-double applications other than non-VGA games and the like. It does, however, still present roughly the same screen space as a QVGA unit. There are tweaks available that will change this to present everything four times smaller, or at an intermediate level halfway between the two.

    I haven't used them lately, so I don't know how good the current versions are.
     
  18. Konrad Pierce

    Konrad Pierce Village Idiot 2.0

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    I'm very interested in seeing some WMP, TCPMP, PocketPlayer, PocketMusic benchmarks on this device and similar VGA devices, like the hx4700 and X51v (running official WM5 and unofficial WM6 ROMs). For me, it will be the ultimate factor in deciding whether I trade in my pimped-up X51v for a 21X.

    Anyhow, I agree with something above: the transition from WM2003 to WM5 is nearly seamless, and the transition from WM5 to WM6 easier still. The transition from QVGA to VGA brings many problems. :(
     
  19. AKAJohnDoe

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    Not as many problems as a VGA to QVGA transition would be if one has customized for VGA.

    [ot]
    Talk about transitions! Vancouver BC to Mesa AZ?
    [/ot]
     
  20. Konrad Pierce

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    Yup, yup. Trade wet & cold for hot & dry; ocean, mountains, and trees for desert and scrub; heating bills for A/C bills; stupid Canadian Prime Minister for stupid US President.

    Who would ever downgrade VGA to QVGA?
     
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