Cool & Nifty Windows Mobile 5.0 Software

The main reason i upgraded to the Windows Mobile platform was to surf the internet….and before you say it…i might as well….i’m beyond hope! 🙂
Most of the software i have downloaded and tried on my mobile computer has revolved around adding speed/convenience to my online experiences…here is a very short list of FREE tools that help you surf better or online tools that aid your offline life!

a) Opera – An absolute MUST HAVE … tabbed browing, multiple views, data compression the list goes on and on and on …
though i am a BIG fan of firefox….i will urge you to stay away from Minimo … though its based on the mozilla shell, it falls way way short.
Opera Mini is also an alternative, albeit a limiting one…very strange that Mini offers an option to remember passwords which the full version doesn’t ..

b) Mobispine – Discovered yesterday…and i’m already addicted! An RSS reader for your phone…helps you maximise your news sources and adds some interesting feeds of its own… i’m just piping my “What is Gautham reading just now” to my phone …. and running up some very moderate data usage ….also, on the PATHETIC edge speeds that Hutch offers RSS is a much better alternative to HTML…

c) Google Maps – Brilliant! Necessary if you’re not too used to the offline world or a typical male that can’t ask for directions….offers you the ability to zoom down to street view (well, almost) , has landmarks, aerial or satellite view, route mappers etc etc etc…

d) Widsets – Allows you to run widgets on the Mobile platform…is fun to play around with…. I’ve kitted this out too… the Wikipedia Widget is absolutely rocking….scrapes content, compresses and renders very very quickly…other feeds i’ve added include techcrunch, assorted news and email widgets… i’d urge you not to miss this one…

Gotta run now…but will be back to update this later… have fun!


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