Friday, April 23, 2004
A Whole New Today -- Snoopsoft Dashboard v2 Reviewed
Posted by Don Tolson in "SOFTWARE" @ 09:30 AM
Product Category: Software: Plug-ins
Where to Buy: Handango (affiliate link)
Price: $13.00 USD
System Requirements: OS: Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002 or Windows Mobile 2003 (Note: Windows CE2.11 is no longer supported as of version 2.0)
Compatible Devices: @migo 600-C, Casio EM500, Dell Axim X5, HP iPAQ h1910/h1920, HP iPAQ h1930/h1940/h1945, HP iPAQ h2210/h2215, HP iPAQ h3100/h3600/h3700, HP iPAQ h3800 Series, HP iPAQ h3900 Series, HP iPAQ h4150/h4155, HP iPAQ h4350/h4355, HP iPAQ h5100/h5400/h5500, HP iPAQ h5450/h5455, HP Jornada 520/540 Series, HP Jornada 560 Series, T-Mobile Phone Edition, Toshiba 2032, Toshiba e310, Toshiba e330 Series, Toshiba e350 Series, Toshiba e550 Series, Toshiba e570, Toshiba e740, Toshiba e750 Series, Toshiba Genio-e, ViewSonic Pocket PC V35, ViewSonic Pocket PC V36, ViewSonic Pocket PC V37
Specifications: Install via ActiveSync; Requires 1.34M memory. It is recommended that Dashboard be installed to main memory.
- Easy to install and use;
- Seamlessly integrates Today plug-ins from other applications;
- Completely customizable and skinnable;
- Very reasonably priced.
- Documentation is a bit sparse in some areas;
- Can take time to load information when changing views.
Snoopsoft’s Dashboard is a Today screen replacement which integrates Appointments, Tasks, and Email with other application plug-ins, to give your Today screen much more functionality. Adding the ability to use multiple display ‘skins’ for the various screens, and you truly have ‘The Today screen as it was meant to be’ (To quote from Snoopsoft’s Web site). Judging from the number of downloads at Handango and the general discussion/reaction around this site, Snoopsoft’s Dashboard has to be one of the most popular Today screen replacement/plug-in managers available! Since they have just released version 2.0.047 (which addresses some niggling bugs with VGA support), it felt like a good time to finally getting around to doing a full review of this product. So…
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