Let me just get this out of the way: The Palm App Catalog sucks. Give it time and there will be plenty to choose from, but right now there are only a few gems in there. I was at first eager and hopeful when I saw Classic, by MotionApps, which is an emulator and allows you to install any of the applications that were designed for Palm OS on webOS. It would make thousands of applications availble to Pre owners, but two things are keeping me from purchasing right now: the $30 price tag and the plethora of poor reviews. … Read more
With its professionally designed and visually appealing interface, ACDSee Pro makes a good first impression. While novice users might be overwhelmed initially, the tools to organize and view images proved easy to use.
This program's sleek interface looks sharp and well-designed. Four main areas dominate the screen. The middle section, and largest, is for thumbnails of your photographs and allows you to view an entire folder's worth of shots at once. The lower left side gives a larger preview of any thumbnail you click on, as well as a small graph of its color composition. Above this box … Read more
With the Palm Pre successfully launched and sales well under way, several developers on Monday unveiled new apps for the smartphone.
The applications include Zumobi's Today Show and Sporting News Baseball apps for on-the-go news and sports updates, and LikeMe, which offers personal recommendations for restaurants, attractions, and so forth, based on your location. In addition, Beeweeb and Agile Commerce announced their plans to offer services to help developers create apps for the Pre and Palm WebOS. You can see a whole list on Palm's blog site.
These new apps join the dozen or so programs that were … Read more
Archive & Restore is a backup program that protects important files and folders. We especially liked that it included file compression and the option of backing up our files on an external device.
A wizard walks you through the initial setup process of choosing the archive location (LAN or disk archive). We were able to easily create a backup folder for protecting our desktop. The program operates through Windows Explorer. All you have to do is right-click on the files you want to back up and select the Archive In option through your Context menu. The Properties menu lets you … Read more
Books is a free tool that can help you organize your book collection, acting as a sort of iTunes for physical books. This virtual card catalog lets you classify all the books you own using predefined fields like title, author, and publication date. You can also create your own.
Books lets you track and store summaries, cover images, personal reviews and ratings, notes on multiple copies of a single book, and more--and it even helps you track a books lending history. Smart Lists, much like iTunes' Smart Playlists, let you group books by criteria--for example, by author, genre, or publication … Read more
Tired of receiving a mountain of useless catalogs in the mail every day? If your mailbox looks anything like mine, you could probably use some help getting your name removed from the plethora of junk mail sent to your home--plus, you'll be doing the planet a favor.
Catalog Choice is a free online service that makes sure you stop receiving the catalogs that you no longer want in the mail. The site has attracted some media attention, and now small businesses and even some schools are using it to reduce waste.
Imagine what your recycling bin would look like … Read more
Here is a list of all of the past episodes covering everything from Episode One through Episode 67. Any future episodes will be posted in their own entry on this blog.Gadgettes 67: The Pens Episode. Yes, Really. Gadgettes 66: The Trick or Treat Episode Gadgettes 65: The Beauty and the Geek Episode Gadgettes 64: The Bad Robots Episode Gadgettes 63: The Sky is Falling Episode Gadgettes 62: The Sophomoric Episode Gadgettes 61: The Fall Season Episode Gadgettes 60: The Kitchen Gadgets Episode Gadgettes 59: The iBoycott Episode (featuring toys!) Gadgettes 58: The "What the hell?" Episode Gadgettes 57: The Desperate Housewives episode Gadgettes 56: Yet another car episode Gadgettes 55: The Judge Me All You Want Episode Gadgettes 54: Get Your Sh*t Together Episode Gadgettes 53: The Format War Episode Gadgettes 52: The 'I Miss My Baby' Episode Gadgettes 51: The Wii Episode Gadgettes 50: The A Sante Episode Gadgettes 49: The 10 things to do while you wait for the iPhone episode Gadgettes 48: The Don't Lift a Finger Episode Gadgettes 47: The 'is it art?' Episode Gadgettes 46: The Where in the World Episode Gadgettes 45: The Road Trip Episode Gadgettes 44: The Playing With Fire Episode Gadgettes 43: The Underwater Edition Gadgettes 42: The Things We Want Episode Gadgettes 41: The Crafty Episode Gadgettes 40: The Eco-Frivolous Episode Gadgettes 39: The Relaxation Episode Gadgettes 38: The Easter Gadget Episode Gadgettes 37: The 'Things I Would Buy My Girlfriend' Episode… Read more
I'd been intrigued by Delicious Library software ever since I saw the program featured on David Pogue's video blog. This Macintosh cataloging program allows you to create a virtual library of all your books, movies, music and video games. Then you can browse or search your collection, and keep track of books you lend to others. Best of all, you have all your books visually represented together in one place, regardless of where they are physically located.
This was the breakthrough for me. As a writer, I have over 1000 books on shelves all over the house. Along with the advantages of working at home comes the clutter of the office, ported into my own dining room. With Delicious Library, I could box up books I don't need very often and put them out of sight, but not out of mind.
The genius of Delicious Library is that you can quickly, automatically catalog entries for your media by scanning the bar code on each project. Delicious Library connects to Amazon.com to import each item's information and cover art.
Delicious Library worked really well with the optional Flic Wireless Laser Barcode Scanner--which is a necessity for creating a large library--but although this was a virtual project, I still had to deal with the question of how to organize, lug, and store over a thousand books. More on the reality of the project after the jump.… Read more