The program has a built-in Spb Weather module. That is, now to view the weather forecast, you can disable the Today plugin for Spb Weather and thereby significantly save screen space. The only inconvenience is that the forecast is displayed only for the first city in the list. But this is a kind of payment for compactness. In addition, the Spb Diary program provides integration with the Spb Finance and PhatNotes packages.

Spb Time

The current version is 2.0.1. Updated June 15, 2006. Program price is $14.95.

The main updates are: full support for WM 5.0 based devices, a custom plug-in for the Today screen, and an applet for the Spb Pocket Plus screen plug-in. In addition, the screensaver can work as a slide show. The very first impression of this update is that the developers have added several “decorations” to the program. Support for devices based on WM 5.0 is really important, all other additions are optional.

Spb Weather

The current version is 1.5.1. Updated August 8, 2006. Program price is $14.95.

In the new version of the program, the user is given the opportunity to select one of four modes for viewing the weather forecast. There was support for screens with a resolution of 480x640 pixels, the ability to add your own cities and forecast sources. For more efficient use of screen space, the weather plugin is built into SPB Pocket Plus and SPB Diary. The program is optimized to work with the Gismeteo.ru server.

Impressions

The most interesting changes in the described updates are:

1. Possibility of memory card backup and selective data recovery in SPB Backup program.
2. Display special events and photo contacts in SPB Diary.
3. The appearance of a plug-in for SPB Pocket Plus in the SPB Time program.

Note that the attention of developers to their products deserves respect. The stability of work has increased, there are practically no failures. Changing the communicator model from Pocket PC 2003 SE to a device running WM 5.0 had almost no effect on the functionality of the utilities described above. So users of such devices can safely be recommended to install these products on their personal device.

Full-featured versions of the programs were provided by SPB Software House. Testing was conducted on a Qtek 9100 communicator provided by Brightpoint.

Spb Software House updates for WM-based devices

Regular readers of the "Soft" section have probably paid attention to the published reviews of new versions of the products already described earlier. We will continue to draw your attention to interesting features of the updated versions. This material is devoted to the description of updates to several programs at once, released by Spb Software House over the past few months.

Developer - Spb Software House. The company's website is www.spbsoftwarehouse.com.

Spb Backup

The current version is 1.5.1. Updated August 9, 2006. The distribution method and the price of the program have not changed - $19.95.

The program has added the ability to back up memory card data and selectively restore data. The data backup capabilities of a memory card cannot be overestimated. Now, when restoring information, you will get exactly the software configuration that was on the communicator at the time of the backup. But such archives take up a lot of space. So it makes sense to worry about a high-capacity memory card in advance, especially if there are several such archives.

Spb Diary

The current version is 2.0.2. Updated September 14, 2006. Program price is $19.95.

The most interesting new feature is the support for photo icons in the contact list. To enable the display of photos, it is necessary to enable the “Show photo contacts” item in the corresponding settings of the program. When there is an incoming call, the contact icon is displayed as a small picture on the screen next to the information about the incoming call.

You can now manage lists using hardware buttons. The solution is good, but half-hearted - you still have to use the stylus to open a specific item.

The next update in the program was the bookmarks of birthdays and anniversaries. In the program settings, you can select the time period for displaying memorable dates (up to one year).

You can view text documents in the Notes section, and they don't have to be stored in the My Documents folder. All folders are viewed both in the communicator's memory and on the memory card. Along the way, it was found that text files with Cyrillic characters are displayed correctly only if saved in Unicode format.

Spb Weather module is built into the program. That is, now to view the weather forecast, you can disable the Today plugin for Spb Weather and thereby significantly save screen space. The only inconvenience is that the forecast is displayed only for the first city in the list. But this is a kind of payment for compactness. In addition, the Spb Diary program provides integration with the Spb Finance and PhatNotes packages.

Spb Time

The current version is 2.0.1. Updated June 15, 2006. Program price is $14.95.

The main updates are: full support for WM 5.0 based devices, a custom plug-in for the Today screen, and an applet for the Spb Pocket Plus screen plug-in. In addition, the screensaver can work as a slide show. The very first impression of this update is that the developers have added several “decorations” to the program. Support for devices based on WM 5.0 is really important, all other additions are optional.

Spb Weather

The current version is 1.5.1. Updated August 8, 2006 The price of the program is $14.95.

In the new version of the program, the user is given the opportunity to select one of four modes for viewing the weather forecast. There was support for screens with a resolution of 480x640 pixels, the ability to add your own cities and forecast sources. For more efficient use of screen space, the weather plugin is built into SPB Pocket Plus and SPB Diary. The program is optimized to work with the Gismeteo.ru server.

Impressions

The most interesting changes in the described updates are:

1. Possibility of memory card backup and selective data recovery in SPB Backup program.
2. Display special events and photo contacts in SPB Diary.
3. The appearance of a plug-in for SPB Pocket Plus in the SPB Time program.

Note that the attention of developers to their products deserves respect. The stability of work has increased, there are practically no failures. Changing the communicator model from Pocket PC 2003 SE to a device running WM 5.0 had almost no effect on the functionality of the utilities described above. So users of such devices can safely be recommended to install these products on their personal device.

Full-featured versions of the programs were provided by SPB Software House. Testing was conducted on a Qtek 9100 communicator provided by Brightpoint.

Spb Software House updates for WM-based devices

Regular readers of the "Soft" section have probably paid attention to the published reviews of new versions of the products already described earlier. We will continue to draw your attention to interesting features of the updated versions. This material is devoted to the description of updates to several programs at once, released by Spb Software House over the past few months.

Developer - Spb Software House. The company's website is www.spbsoftwarehouse.com.

Spb Backup

The current version is 1.5.1. Updated August 9, 2006. The distribution method and the price of the program have not changed - $19.95.

The program has added the ability to back up memory card data and selectively restore data. The data backup capabilities of a memory card cannot be overestimated. Now, when restoring information, you will get exactly the software configuration that was on the communicator at the time of the backup. But such archives take up a lot of space. So it makes sense to worry about a high-capacity memory card in advance, especially if there are several such archives.

Spb Diary

The current version is 2.0.2. Updated September 14, 2006. Program price is $19.95.

The most interesting new feature is the support for photo icons in the contact list. To enable the display of photos, it is necessary to enable the “Show photo contacts” item in the corresponding settings of the program. When there is an incoming call, the contact icon is displayed as a small picture on the screen next to the information about the incoming call.

You can now manage lists using hardware buttons. The solution is good, but half-hearted - you still have to use the stylus to open a specific item.

The next update in the program was the bookmarks of birthdays and anniversaries. In the program settings, you can select the time period for displaying memorable dates (up to one year).

You can view text documents in the Notes section, and they don't have to be stored in the My Documents folder. All folders are viewed both in the communicator's memory and on the memory card. Along the way, it was found that text files with Cyrillic characters are displayed correctly only if saved in Unicode format.

Spb Weather module is built into the program. That is, now to view the weather forecast, you can disable the Today plugin for Spb Weather and thereby significantly save screen space. The only inconvenience is that the forecast is displayed only for the first city in the list. But this is a kind of payment for compactness. In addition, the Spb Diary program provides integration with the Spb Finance and PhatNotes packages.

Spb Time

The current version is 2.0.1. Updated June 15, 2006. Program price is $14.95.

The main updates are: full support for WM 5.0 based devices, a custom plug-in for the Today screen, and an applet for the Spb Pocket Plus screen plug-in. In addition, the screensaver can work as a slide show. The very first impression of this update is that the developers have added several “decorations” to the program. Support for devices based on WM 5.0 is really important, all other additions are optional.

Spb Weather

The current version is 1.5.1. Updated August 8, 2006 The price of the program is $14.95.

In the new version of the program, the user is given the opportunity to select one of four modes for viewing the weather forecast. There was support for screens with a resolution of 480x640 pixels, the ability to add your own cities and forecast sources. For more efficient use of screen space, the weather plugin is built into SPB Pocket Plus and SPB Diary. The program is optimized to work with the Gismeteo.ru server.

Impressions

The most interesting changes in the described updates are:

1. Possibility of memory card backup and selective data recovery in SPB Backup program.
2. Display special events and photo contacts in SPB Diary.
3. The appearance of a plug-in for SPB Pocket Plus in the SPB Time program.

Note that the attention of developers to their products deserves respect. The stability of work has increased, there are practically no failures. Changing the communicator model from Pocket PC 2003 SE to a device running WM 5.0 had almost no effect on the functionality of the utilities described above. So users of such devices can safely be recommended to install these products on their personal device.

Full-featured versions of the programs were provided by SPB Software House. Testing was conducted on a Qtek 9100 communicator provided by Brightpoint.

Spb Software House updates for WM-based devices

Regular readers of the "Soft" section have probably paid attention to the published reviews of new versions of the products already described earlier. We will continue to draw your attention to interesting features of the updated versions. This material is devoted to the description of updates to several programs at once, released by Spb Software House over the past few months.

Developer - Spb Software House. The company's website is www.spbsoftwarehouse.com.

Spb Backup

The current version is 1.5.1. Updated August 9, 2006. The distribution method and the price of the program have not changed - $19.95.

The program has added the ability to back up memory card data and selectively restore data. The data backup capabilities of a memory card cannot be overestimated. Now, when restoring information, you will get exactly the software configuration that was on the communicator at the time the backup was created. But such archives take up a lot of space. So it makes sense to worry about a high-capacity memory card in advance, especially if there are several such archives.

The program has added the ability to back up memory card data and selectively restore data. The data backup capabilities of a memory card cannot be overestimated. Now, when restoring information, you will receive exactly the software configuration that was on the communicator at the time creating a backup. But such archives take up a lot of space. So it makes sense to worry about a high-capacity memory card in advance, especially if there are several such archives.

Spb Diary

The current version is 2.0.2. Updated September 14, 2006. Program price is $19.95.

The most interesting new feature is the support for photo icons in the contact list. To enable the display of photos, it is necessary to enable the “Show photo contacts” item in the corresponding settings of the program. When there is an incoming call, the contact icon is displayed as a small picture on the screen next to the information about the incoming call.

You can now manage lists using hardware buttons. The solution is good, but half-hearted - you still have to use the stylus to open a specific item.

The next update in the program was the bookmarks of birthdays and anniversaries. In the program settings, you can select the time period for displaying memorable dates (up to one year).

You can view text documents in the Notes section, and they don't have to be stored in the My Documents folder. All folders are viewed both in the communicator's memory and on the memory card. Along the way, it was found that text files with Cyrillic characters are displayed correctly only if saved in Unicode format.

Spb Weather module is built into the program. That is, now to view the weather forecast, you can disable the Today plugin for Spb Weather and thereby significantly save screen space. The only inconvenience is that the forecast is displayed only for the first city in the list. But this is a kind of payment for compactness. In addition, the Spb Diary program provides integration with the Spb Finance and PhatNotes packages.

Spb Time

The current version is 2.0.1. Updated June 15, 2006. Program price is $14.95.

The main updates are: full support for WM 5.0 based devices, a custom plug-in for the Today screen, and an applet for the Spb Pocket Plus screen plug-in. In addition, the screensaver can work as a slide show. The very first impression of this update is that the developers have added several “decorations” to the program. Support for devices based on WM 5.0 is really important, all other additions are optional.

Spb Weather

The current version is 1.5.1. Updated August 8, 2006 The price of the program is $14.95.

In the new version of the program, the user is given the opportunity to select one of four modes for viewing the weather forecast. There was support for screens with a resolution of 480x640 pixels, the ability to add your own cities and forecast sources. For more efficient use of screen space, the weather plugin is built into SPB Pocket Plus and SPB Diary. The program is optimized to work with the Gismeteo.ru server.

Impressions

The most interesting changes in the described updates are:

1. Possibility of memory card backup and selective data recovery in SPB Backup program. 2. Display special events and photo contacts in SPB Diary. 3. The appearance of a plug-in for SPB Pocket Plus in the SPB Time program.

Note that the attention of developers to their products deserves respect. The stability of work has increased, there are practically no failures. Changing the communicator model from Pocket PC 2003 SE to a device running WM 5.0 had almost no effect on the functionality of the utilities described above. So users of such devices can safely be recommended to install these products on their personal device.

Full-featured versions of the programs were provided by SPB Software House. Testing was conducted on a Qtek 9100 communicator provided by Brightpoint.