Monday, November 29, 2004
Wisbar Advance 2: Using Your Pocket PC Just Got Easier
Posted by Steve Sharp in "SOFTWARE" @ 10:00 AM
Product Category: Utility
Manufacturer: Lakeridge Software
Where to buy: PocketGear
Price: $9.99 USD
System Requirements: Windows Pocket PC 2002 or greater, Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 2003SE, 500Kb of storage memory.
- Tightly integrates with the OS;
- Eases navigation of menus and settings;
- Eases configuration of various aspects of a Pocket PC;
- Small storage requirement.
- There is no help or user manual included in the program;
- Wisbar Advance 2.0 acts strangely when used with PDA phones (the developer warns that it was not designed to work with a Pocket PC phone. Although it works, it has some minor ideosyncracies);
- Small resource indicators can be hard to read.
Wisbar Advance is a good example of a highly useful program that comes in a small and affordable package. Every once in a while, a Pocket PC program comes along that really enhances and improves the usability of the Pocket PC; Wisbar Advance 2.0 is one of them. The program smoothly integrates with the OS to the point that it doesn't feel like an add on. The beauty of Wisbar Advance is that it does not intrude on or alter the function of other programs or the OS itself.
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