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Your 3rd party apps?

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Well, I've had the a701 now for 3 weeks and was wondering what 3rd party apps people are settling with. I have had to change a few things around since I moved across from an Axim x51v/Nokia 7610 & BT GPS due to compatability issues here & there, but I think this is all the software I will need for the forseeable future:

Apps:

Tomtom v5.21 with my own custom speed icons & speed zoned warnings

My favourite driving satnav software - 9/10

GPS Dash v2.58 + .NET Compact Framework for it to run (GPS Dash v2.6 due next week)

Really good GPS app for walking/cycling/running/flying/sailing etc. Can use scanned maps or link with Google Earth - 10/10

MY Sport Training v3.94

For keeping track of your health & training program. If you're serious about fitness, then it's really good. You can also get a version that links with Polar watches 8/10

SPB Time v1.1

Good app for RELIABLE alarms, much better than the WM5 crap - 9/10

Agile Messenger v3.0

Use MSN Messenger/ICQ/Yahoo/AIM all on your phone over GPRS - 9/10

Magic Button

Make the X button close things as it should do! - 10/10

Adobe Reader for PPC v2.0

Obvious - 7/10

Microsoft Reader

Obvious - 7/10

ScaryBear Check Notifications

Clears out the crap from the events database. If you have never used this, you will have loads in there for sure - 8/10

Resco Explorer/Registry edit

File Explorer & Registry editor. Allows browsing over network too - 9/10

Intellipad

T9 Text entry pad so you can text while driving & not have to steer with your knees :shock: Why the Mio didn't ship with this is beyond me - 10/10

Games:

Resco Sudoku

If you like Sudoku, you will like this - 9/10

Astraware Big Money

Astraware Bookworm

Astraware Atomica

Astraware Mars Needs Cows

All Astraware games are addictive as far as I'm concerned, these are just my current favourites - 9/10

i-mate Poker

A goo Texas Holdem game, can be played online too but I've not tested that - 8/10

I think that's it anyway. Most are installed on the 1GB SD card leaving 30MB storage & 30MB Program memory on the device to play with.

Things I've tried & ditched for one reason or another

SPB Pocket Plus

Another 2 or 3 Sudoku games

Beeline GPS

Navio

GPS Tuner

Pathaway

Various other alarm clock apps

VITO Voice Dialer + other similar things

ExMSoft Pocket Alarm (Still in trial period, but not been late for work since trial started!) Now ditched in favour of SPB Time

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for me:

utilities:

converter ce

voicedialer

pocket translator

pocket tablet

eng-thai dictionary

dynamo

econvertor (this came free in the cd)

eval

ewrap

fake cursor

measure

metro

mobipocket

plamp

pocketmirror

pptt (periodic table of elements...very useful in my line of work)

ruler

seymour

smartfilter

stoptime

camera timer (faster to use)

pencil box

pocketrar

pocketzip

games:

atari retro

big 2

boxman

bubble breaker

dots

gamebox

invaders

mooregames

pacfun

pacman

tictactoe

minigolf

gps:

gpsdash

tomtom (sometimes)

making v7 (prefered)

smartmap

virtual gpsce

i use a 4-gig sd card and most of the apps are installed there. in the sd card are the maps, personal files and tunez as well.

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I've edited my post now with some discriptions & my ratings. They are all quite highly scored because they wouldn't be on my device if I didn't think they were good!

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Here's my list:

Pocket informant: Way better than the original WM5 outlook.

SPB pocket plus

TCPMP : use it to watch divx

Resco explorer: Way better than the included explorer. This one include FTP and a Registry editor

Microsoft voice command: Great software, don't even need voice tags. I would rate it accuracy to 80%. The only downside is it doesn't work with BT headset.

Tomtom.

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For what it's worth, I tend to get a bit app happy and load too much on.

So, having bought a new device, i've tried to minimise apps to those I find essential, including:

1. TomTom 5 - why have this phone without this brilliant software?

2. TCPMP - for watching stuff whilst bored on the train

3. Magic Button - (BUT I'D LOVE TO KNOW IF THERE'S A WAY TO CHANGE THE COLOUR OF THIS TO MATCH THE SKIN)

4. Microsoft Voice Command - brilliant for voice dialling

5. Phone Alarm - clear indication of calls, emails etc

6. PowerStatus - a tiny freeware app that shows battery and memory visually on all screens without taking up any space (4k) or screenspace

Will definately try and get intellipad but can't seem to install it properly.

Am now looking for a good game !?

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where can i get games for it from.

not that i have a a701 yet, just researching it^^

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add Speereo Voice Translator to your list :D

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