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    Apps make the i500 great!

    Other than the svelte clamshell design and sturdy construction, it occurs to me that the variety and quality of applications for the i500 are what make it a great PDA phone.

    I thought I would share with you those applications that I find indispensible:

    1) TurboPasswords: In my humble opinion, this application kicks ars. It integrates with Internet Explorer seamlessly and has its own companion Windows application to help manage the data.

    2) AOL Instant Messenger: This is pretty cool, but I don't really use it very often because you can't receive any calls while it's running.

    3) eReader: This is a nice small eBook reader that lets me keep a wide variety of light reading available for any occasion.

    4) Directory Assistant: This is a nice little 411 type application.

    5) Documents To Go: This application lets me read/edit various MS Office format documents.

    6) HandyShopper: I find this very useful for tracking the things I'm looking to purchase and their prices at a variety of different competing stores.

    7) NoviiRemote: This is a very handy application when you're in a venue where you want to change the channel on the TV.

    Mahjongg: Simply a classic de-stressing game.

    9) SolAntics: Another classic de-stressing game.

    10) Chess Deluxe: A great game for when I want to exercise my noggin.

    11) Sprint Business Connect Personal Edition: A very useful application let's me get/send near real-time email, calendar, and contacts on the phone, as well as pop access to my gmail account.

    What's on your i500?

    Thanks,

    nv

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    Vindago, 3xcom, Abacus, Big Clock, BCPE, Converter, Dir Asst, Docs to go, Find Hack, FlightStatus, GAnywhere, I500SMS (still good for my Sprint family), KsDatebook, NotePad, Nweb, Snapper Mail, WorldMate, XMaster.

    Would kill to keep: Vindago, BCPE, GAnywhere. Love: Snapper Mail.

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    That'sssssssss all folks!

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    BB:

    I have been browsing the SnapperMail website and unless I am readng this wrong, it sounds like Snappermail does the same thing as BCPE. This MUSt be wrong since I see you are using both.
    Al

    Loved my old Samsung i500 (Palm, yes Palm); loathed Win Mobile in a VZW-8600; loved my current Blackberry Curve for getting on 3 years but it's time for an iPhone!

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    I got the answer. According to Snapper, SnapperMail does not currently support "push" e-mail.
    Al

    Loved my old Samsung i500 (Palm, yes Palm); loathed Win Mobile in a VZW-8600; loved my current Blackberry Curve for getting on 3 years but it's time for an iPhone!

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    Actually it is a bit more complex. I use SnapperMail (which was a bit hard to find, if I recall correctly, for it is not sold), because it allows me to see my in-box on Yahoo w/o either removing the messages from the yahoo server and yet not requiring me to keep them on my cell phone (and thereby use up my limited free memory). Also it does support auto (eg hourly) pull e-mail and you can set the parameters for this. The problem with BCPE (which I love for my work Lotus e-mail) is that AFAIK each time you sync any item you delete from the phone will be deleted from the Lotus server. Another great feature of Snappermail is that it is very easy to address e-mails using the address with smart searching for an address (including SMS addresses, eg XXXX@messaging.sprintpcs.com). The SMS aspects makes is a back up should our txtmessaging progs stop working at some point.
    Trust this all makes some sense to you. If not let me know and I will try again.

    Also very glad Sprint got your BC working again. I also have got very fine support on BC---esp. once I learned the name/number of their BC specialist.

    BB

    PS Sorry for delay in this answer but was out of the country for a while. BB
    That'sssssssss all folks!

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    TAKEphONE is indispensible for my I500.

    Latest version 7 just installed and works great.

    Been using it since shortly after I got the I500.

    Also when I've emailed them the replies have been faast and helpful.

    See: http://www.shsh.com/

    I also use SplashPhoto and SplashShopper
    AutomMobile
    BigClock (free)
    Birthdate
    Bugme! (free)
    Passwords Plus (free)
    Launcher III (free)
    KsDateBook (free)
    Today (free)

    Free is good.

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    The one thing that makes this phone great, that makes it unique, that frees me from carrying a pen and paper, that gets no end of “what the heck is that cool thing” comments, is DiddleBug...

    freewarepalm.com/graphics/diddlebug.shtml

    I’ve had several episodes with a string of failed i500s. When I’m forced to retire one, I see what phones are new and “better,” mutter that I can’t imagine life without Diddlebug, then get another i500 on eBay.

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    I installed a little newer Palm desktop one time and noticed that it gave my standard ToDo items alarms. But our phone OS did not support it.

    I just got TMP (Time Manager Pad) and love it. It lists my ToDo items and have a unique feature of creating alarms for them that is backup up with a hot sync.

    Lil' Red Spider - TMP Home

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    Other than apps llisted by others, I use:

    AutoBase
    BibleReader
    Converter
    Dated
    FileZ
    Obfuscate (great for getting the icons from Rom apps that no longer work like Blazer off your screen)

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    apps i use often:

    calc
    causerie
    documents to go
    dopewars
    keyboard (with palm older keyboard)
    minibar
    noviiremote
    newb
    pktquicken
    puzzlebob
    skinselector
    text message
    upIRC


    now, i admit im seriously considering gettin the blackberry. this i500 is so beloved to me, but sometimes there are days I have had other tech geek picking on me to get a new phone. -sigh- there's no clam shell like this i500 i got (same phone, but new battery and stylus -- got three extended battery life OEM and one slim and i really like the slim -- and after the problems with that plastic battery holder, i decided for once and all, not to replace the battery too often, so Ive stuck to slim for as long as i can til i really have to, ill pull out the extended battery). otherwise, im still not quite convinced to buy a blackberry.

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    I can't believe no one talks about Fitaly pad!!?? Go to fitaly.com and check it out. I can type 30 words a minute on my i500. Other than that, it has to be WorldMate for finding flights when I am traveling.
    Cheers,
    dj
    If it's out there I'll find it... If you have it, I want it!

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