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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Treo 700 Free Software

This is the spot to add your favorite FREE Treo 700w software. So far, the list contains 19 software programs. Hopefully, the list will grow with community support.

If you would like to add a link to a FREE Treo 700w compatible application or game that you've personally used and recommend, just send an email to Steve.B[at]

Everyone who sends in a new, unreported link to some great software, will receive a FREE Treo 700 Commercial Product courtesy of if we use it on this list.

To ensure compatibility, each entry, will be tested and verified by us before being included here. (continued...)

Virtual Earth Mobile is an application for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices that displays maps and satellite photography, and locates businesses by name or category within a geographical area.

It works well on the Treo 700 and other 240x240 square screen devices and supports GPS.

You can download it Here

Thanks to Ryan Hutchinson for personally testing this free software and sending in the link.

Ryan also recommends:

SoftReset for Pocket PC 1.1
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SoftReset is a tiny and handy utility which does a soft reset on your PPC.

Olive Tree Bible Software 3.64
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For those believers who read the "Good Book" here
is a Free Bible reader from Olive Tree Software.
Works perfectly on the Treo 700 and other 240x240 devices.
The reader is free and it offers many bible versions.
Over 20 bible versions are free and the rest are not. The
search function is very handy for finding quotes.
Bibles can use up a lot of storage space and a storage card
is highly recommended. Contributed by: Steve

Due Date Reminder 1.0
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Managing your Due Dates will be quicker, easier and more
comfortable with Due Date Reminder. Tested on an iPaq 6515
by John H. but should work on WM5 too. Please report if problems on Treo 700

MS Remote Display Control for Pocket PC
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With the Remote Display Control application, you can
display actions on a Pocket PC, including user input,
remotely on the display of a desktop or laptop personal
computer. This is a great tool for demonstrating the
power of the Pocket PC to a large audience.
It also allows developers to test their applications
for the Pocket PC on a larger screen.

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A Sirius player for PocketPCs with WMP 10 and an
internet connection

A6.Times 2006 beta 2
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A6.Times, a user friendly electronic newspaper for your Windows Mobile device
that gives you news updates in real time. Discover a newspaper like you've
never seen before.

BeyondTheTech's WebSearchPlugin.dll
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Google Search Today Plug-in modification that shows a small map, addresses, and one-touch telephone number links of all the matching locations within a given area. Automatically dials the number when you tap it. Read the thread before downloading.
-submitted by Steve

Sprite Backup for Treo 700
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Palm Treo 700 users are elegible for a free download of Sprite Backup via the Palm website. You must enter your Treo 700 serial number before downloading.
-submitted by Steve

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Orb gives you secure access to your digital media from your home computer
through a simple Web interface. Stream your live TV, photos, music and
videos to any Web-enabled device. How cool is that?
Test some live samples on your Treo 700
-- Confirmed by Steve

WiFiFoFum 2.1.1
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The latest version of WiFiFoFum, a WiFi scanner and war driving software for Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC and Smartphone editions. This software makes use of the latest features of .NET CF to give you the highest performance for hotspot searching. With this version you can be confident your GPS logged coordinates for the networks you find are highly accurate, and can rely on a smooth user interface experience. GPS functions may require this additional DLL installed in the WiFiFoFum directory to work correctly.
-- Confirmed by Mike C.

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Skype has Free software in their downloads section for use on WM5.
Calling people on Skype is totally free. It's also free to call landlines and mobile phones within the US and Canada until the end of 2006. The only drawback is that the Treo 700w is not quite fast enough to process the voice as good as some other faster devices plus you need a WiFi card in your SD slot. Still the free calling offer is good for both your Treo 700w and your desktop PC so I decided to post it anyway. -- Confirmed by Steve

Minimo Browser
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A Small, simple, powerful, innovative, web browser for mobile devices --Tested by Steve

Magic Button Task Manager
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Magic Button looks clean and blends surprisingly well with the Pocket PC theme. For those who do not want too fancy or too complicated Task Manager, this is for you.
--Tested by Steve

Acrobat Reader from Palm
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Picsel PDF Viewer lets you access full, native PDF documents directly from your smartphone, without having to convert or reformat content. Version 1.1.1 includes optimized memory management for the Treo 700w smartphone to better support the viewing of large, graphically intense documents.

DockWare 2.0
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Free, personalized desk clock and calendar with your own slide show.
-- Tested by Josh

CalcNote for Pocket PC 1.2
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The stay-on-top calculator and a notepad in one -- Tested by John

PocketTV Classic (free) for WM5 1.2.10
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PocketTV lets you play any standard MPEG-1 file
(extension .mpg) on your Treo 700w. You can play
your own MPEG files or download thousands from
the net. You will need to register it for free here.
- Tested by Allen

Tire Tossin
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Fun game set in the backwoods. Test your skill.

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Special Offers

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Spb Backup 1.5
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Ultimate Pocket PC backup solution. Full and custom backups.
Encryption and compression. Scheduling backups and desktop
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Save $4 Until August 3rd
Spb GPRS Monitor 2.4.3
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A unique utility for measuring your GPRS connection and
calculating its traffic and costs

Save $3 Until August 3rd
Spb Diary 1.7.6
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Today plug-in for Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, Notes and
Messages. Powerful replacement for the standard Today
plug-ins for appointments and tasks. Most of actions
performed on the Today screen

Save $4 Until August 3rd
Spb Pocket PC Tips & Tricks 1.5
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The most complete collection of more than 200 tips and
tricks and 40 tweaks on using the Pocket PC, written
by 10 professional Pocket PC authors.

Free Calls Until Dec 31, 2006
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Skype has Free software in their downloads section for use on WM5.
Calling people on Skype is totally free. It's also free to call landlines and mobile phones within the US and Canada until the end of 2006. The only drawback is that the Treo 700w is not quite fast enough to process the voice as well as some other PDA's plus you need a WiFi card in your SD slot. Still the free calling offer is good for both your Treo 700w and your desktop PC so I decided to post it anyway. After all, Free calling is Free calling whether it's on your 700w or not. -- Confirmed by Steve

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Look here to stay on top of changes to this website.

June 13, 2006:

- added links to Skype on Contacts page and bottom right-hand column of any page on the blog. Now you can call me for FREE from anywhere in the world to discuss Treo 700w software or the blog. Check the Contact page for the FREE Skype download link.

June 12, 2006:

- updated main navigation to make it easier to locate software categories

June 1, 2006:

- added Rants and Raves sections where you will find my personal
musings, good and bad, about Treo 700w products and services.

May 26, 2006:

- added a FAQ section

May 24, 2006:

- added a tabbed interface to the blog in the hopes of eventually categorizing all the software. This should make it easier to find what you're looking for in the future.

- added a "Special Offers" section to allow readers to keep informed of money-saving promotions

- added a "Contact" section

- added the "News" section

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Monday, February 06, 2006


This blog is dedicated to you, the Treo 700w user.

If there is anything that you'd like to see on the blog that is not there now, please send me an email at: Steve.B[at]

You can also phone me with the FREE Skype Client Available Here. You'll find my Skype contact link at the bottom of the right-hand column of any page on the blog.

If you have any comments, problems or concerns, contact me. If I'm not in you can leave a message.

We can discuss anything you like regarding any topic related to the blog.


Steve Bralovich

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Saturday, February 04, 2006


Are these products really 100% compatible with the Treo 700w?

Yes, to the best of my knowledge all the software listed here
is totally compatible with the Treo 700w.

All commercial products, except where stated otherwise, have
been confirmed by the developers themeselves. If you look on the
product listings on the product website, you should see a
reference to compatibility...Square screen, Treo 700w, WM5, etc.

In order to be listed on this blog, the software has to show
evidence that it is compatible with square screens and WM5.
The evidence can be provided either by the developers or through
tests by Treo 700w users. (continued...)

In some cases, compatibility has been determined by direct
testing of the product by myself or another Treo 700w user.

This is necessary because lots of product is fully compatible
with the Treo 700w but for some reason the developers have not
mentioned the Treo 700w in their listing. This is a big
over-sight in my opinion and this blog is an attempt to
correct this problem.

Free software has mostly been confirmed by actual testing by
users and is sometimes listed by the developers as well.

Software listed here, is not necessarily a recommendation of
of the product by the author but is for information purposes

Be sure to try the software first before purchasing it. Not for
compatibility, but mainly to be sure the software lives up to
your expectations.

If you should have any compatibility problems, please report
them using the information on the Contact page.

Why did you start the list?

Finding quality software that fit the Treo 700w's square screen
and worked with WM5 was a problem for me so I had to do a lot
of investigating to find compatible apps for my own device.
It was as a real chore.

It became a daily ritual to search for new compatible software,
so since I was compiling a list for myself, I decided to
share it with other Treo 700w users.

What is the purpose of the email list?

It's an easy way for busy folks to stay abreast of what's
new in Treo 700w software without having to visit the blog.

The email list is a weekly synopis of software that has been
added to the blog during the previous week.

Your email address is confidential and will not be shared
with anyone.

Most of the links go to What's the reason for that?

PocketGear maintains a large database of Pocket PC software and is
a useful tool for finding Treo 700w compatible software.

I use their site daily (among others) to find software and download
trials for testing purposes. I also use their descriptions to create
content for each product.

So it only seems fair that the product links point back to their website.

Also, as a developer who has sold lots of my own products with them, I can truthfully say that these are good people to deal with. It's also where
I shop for my own software.

Is money being made off the blog?

Yes, the blog makes a small percentage if someone buys anything using the
links on this website.

No one's getting rich by any means and anything purchased here also benefits
the software developers directly so that they will keep making quality Treo 700w software.

Profits from the blog are spent on making the blog a more interesting and useful place to be for Treo 700w users. The more purchases visitors make, the better the blog can become.

There's no extra cost to the user and if you visit the "Special Offers" page frequently enough, you may be able to get your purchase at a considerable discount.

After testing the software yourself, if you make a decision to buy the software, why not consider using the links on the blog and in the newsletter to make your purchases?

BUT -- only buy here if you agree that the blog has been a useful resource and in your mind has earned it.

It helps support the blog and developers directly and I want to thank
those of you who have already made it a point to buy your software here.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006


This is a special area of the blog where I give praise to products
and services that I believe to be the BEST for Treo 700w users.

For things I've found to be not so hot, see the Rants section.

The views expressed here are my own opinions based on
observations and personal experiences with the Treo 700w and
the products mentioned here.

June 10, 2006

Isotope244 Games

Game software is hard to review because what's fun for one person
may not be fun for another. So using trials are the order of the day
if you really want to be sure before you buy a game for yourself.

However, when it comes to production standards, that's another story.

I've developed a couple of games myself (see below) and I've been
a multimedia developer since 1995 so I guess I know a thing or two
about quality in this area.

Isotope244 is a company that develops lots of multimedia projects
including a few Pocket PC games.

I've played all their games and I find them to be extremely well designed.

The graphics are exceptionally rich in all their games but especially
in the Atomic Battle Dragons game.

My favorite game is Atomic Cannon which I've played for around a year now. The play is simple, the animations are cool and it's a fun way to pass a little time.

If you like Breakout style action Ackys Breakout is sure to please you.

All the games have great game music and sound effects to add to the realism and fun of game play.

And they're all 240x240, Treo 700w compatible too boot.

The only thing that is a little disappointing with Isotope244 is that
they haven't done any 3D style games yet that could take advantage of
the special WM5 3D gamimg features.

However, it wouldn't surprise me if they come out with one later
this year though I really can't say that with any certainty.

What leads me to believe this is that Isotope244 has a record
of producing top quality games that people enjoy playing and 3D is
certainly in demand with gamers.

All in all, I highly recommend you visit them and look at what
they have to offer.

If you're at all interested in the game genres they offer, I doubt
you'll be disappointed.

June 3, 2006

Game Editor

Have you ever wished you could make your own games for the Treo 700w?

Well, now you can make great games for your square screen devices using
Game Editor 1.3.4 by Makslane Araujo.

I love finding gems like this one. (continued...)

It's a complete development tool that not only creates PDA and Smartphone
games but also desktop Windows and Linux games as well. It supports lots
of screen sizes including the 240x240 size we need for Treo 700w games.

All you need to create a game is some graphics, sounds, a few commands and a little patience.

Designed for beginners and pros alike, it has lots of demos, tutorials and
an online community that makes getting started easy.

If you hit a roadblock,and can't find the answer on the forum, you can even
contact Makslane the creator himself. He will usually get back to you with
a response pretty quickly. Try doing that with Visual Studio 2005.

I've been using it myself to create some simple games for around a year now.
Tire Tossin is a game I whipped up in about a 10 days. Try out the demo to see what I was able to accomplish using Game Editor plus a few graphics and sounds.

There are a few things about the interface that take a little getting used to
for experienced programmers like myself, but after awhile you adjust and
it's actually very efficient.

If I have one crticism, it's that some commands such as sprite rotation could
be easier. Text handling could be better too. However, the software is in
constant development and future updates will most likely address that sort
of thing.

If you want to make a serious game or just want to dabble in it for some
laughs, Game Editor will keep give you everything you need to get started
fast. And at only $14.95 U.S. for a basic license, it's a bargain to boot.

In 30 years, I've NEVER seen a multi-platform, rapid application development
tool that even comes close to offering the kind of value that Game Editor
offers at any price. It's a unique and exceptional product.

Visit the site at for more details, view the forum and to download the 30 day trial version.

June 1, 2006

SOTI Pocket Controller Professional

If you're looking for a useful desktop companion for your Treo 700w, look
no further than SOTI Pocket Contoller Professional 5.

This utility allows you to view your PDA/Smartphone screen and control it from your desktop PC via your ActiveSync connection.

I've been using versions of this great software for a few years since version
3.0 with several pocket pc devices that I've owned over the years and more
lately with the Treo 700w.

In my opinion, the best thing about Pocket Controller is that you can do
remote data entry from your desktop PC. This means that you can edit data
in ALL of your Treo 700w apps using a larger screen (via zoom) and larger keyboard.

A real time saver in many situations like when you need to update lots of records.

Other uses include:

Presentation - An ideal tool for training/presenting mobile software or
mobile devices by projecting your desktop/notebook computer screen

File Synchronization - Synchronize files and folders between your desktop
computer and mobile device

There are many other uses possible only limited by your imagination.

The one feature that is lacking and that I would really like to see added to this great product is a remote registry editor.

This would allow technical users like myself to make changes to the PDA system from the desktop. SOTI, if you're reading this, please take note.

There are lots of other features I could mention that are beyond the scope of
this mini-review so the best thing if you're interested, would be to download
the Pocket Controller Trial and see for yourself what a useful tool this can be.

I use this tool often and highly recommend it if you're in the market for an easy remote data entry, presentation and control utility. At under $35 dollars (at the time of writing) it's worth having in your toolkit.

Do you disagree? Have something worthy to add? Tell me about it by emailing
me at the address on the Contact page. I'll publish your comments
if they're relevant and worthy.

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This is a special area of the blog where I sound off about
issues that I believe adversely affect all Treo 700w users.

For things I like for Treo 700w users, see the Raves section.

The views expressed here are my own opinions based on
observations and personal experiences with the Treo 700w.

June 10, 2006

One of my general peeves with today's PDA's is the lack of storage
space that comes with them.

The Treo 700w comes with 128mb RAM but only has 60MB available for
programs and files. The rest is used up for the WM5 operating system.

This is adequate for simple business users but totally inadequate for
general purpose users like myself.

In my experience, over time, most users will end up with a pelthora of
applications, games, mp3's and videos that they'll want to use with
their Treo 700w's and 60mb won't cover it.

A better minimum storage size would be 1 GB of space. This is ample
room for lots of apps, games and other fun stuff.

I recently found a great deal on a 1 GB SD which I installed, but like the WiFi card, it uses up the expansion slot, so you can have one or the other but not both.

This lack of storage is not crippling usually, but it shows a lack of
understanding of what people are actually doing with their devices these
days. And it's not just a Treo 700w problem.

What I'd really like to see is 1 GB of storage built-in to the Treo 700w
PLUS another expansion slot for SD or Mini-SD.

Memory is cheap again and you can even get a 4 GB SD card for under $100.

And that's at retail, so a manufacturer like Palm should easily be able
to get a deal that will only add a few dollars to the cost of a new unit.

Do that Palm and you'll really have a killer PDA that millions more will
flock to buy.

June 1, 2006

Today's rant is about the lack of a built-in WiFi card for
the Treo 700w.

This is a serious over-sight on the part of Palm designers. What were
they thinking? (continued...)

Did they think that users would not want to take advantage of the free
wireless access that's taking the world by storm? In my neighborhood alone
there are over 200 free access points available.

Did they think that users would naturally want to pay wireless carriers
a hefty fee everytime they wanted to access Internet features?

Whatever they were thinking at the time, they seriously hobbled the 700w
in this area. I'm sure they've paid for it though with sales lost to
competing units and returns of Treo 700w's.

Other PDA/Phone devices like the HP iPaq 6900 come with WiFi built-in so
we know that it's more than feasible to produce.

Hopefully, they will get this right when they update the model.

Until then, we are forced to use third party solutions like the
Spectec SDW-820 802.11b SDIO wireless LAN card.

This causes an additional conflict since there is only one expansion
slot which many people will be using for memory expansion.

This is an unsatisfactory situation and forces me to give Palm a
thumbs-down for not adding a built-in WiFi solution for such an
obvious need on the part of end-users.

Do you disagree? Have something worthy to add? Tell me about it by emailing
me at the address on the Contact page. I'll publish your comments
if they're relevant and worthy.

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