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ev1l
post Jan 13 2005, 09:12 AM
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Hey guys.
I'd like to compile a list of very good (mature) software for the Z so that newbies don't get overwhelmed by the avalanche of apps available on it.
If you have very good apps you think no one should miss, reply here with name, link, and whatever info you think is necessary.
I'll update with mine in a few.
Please do NOT post questions/comments so this thread stays on-course, and easy to read

My personal list:

KDEP Pimpi Zautrix is our savior! Send him bug reports here
Opie Reader cool text reader.
Joe's Own Editor. Just a nice CLI text editor.
QPE Filemanager Just a little less braindead than the Files tab.
Qpdf2 Get the freetype package.
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Ragnorok
post May 16 2005, 01:24 PM
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KO/PI
- The cat's meow in terms of Calendaring on the Z, hands down.
KA/PI
- The cat's meow in terms of Address books on the Z, hands down. Is there an echo in here?
PWM/PI
- Used zSafe for years, now I use this. It's vastly better, overall, depsite some odd quirks, imho. Since I have the source I'll likely do something about them, when they become annoying enough. (wink)
NeoCal
- Finally bought this simply amazing little guy, instead of using the unlimited use freeweare version. I've never looked for anything else.
StageOne
- Task list application that does percentage completion for you, supports multiple files, plus images and notes right in the ToDo. KO/PI is better than most ToDo apps, but this is still my favorite.
JustReader
- Found this on this uber-list. Great e-book reader!
QPDF
- Been using this as long as I've owned a Z. Once I figured out how to get it to run in landscape on the C1000 I was very happy! (snicker)
PortaBase
- Found this on this uber-list. Reminds me of the database app on the Psion, which I've sorely missed for years and years. Nice to have it back.
Opera
- Because it's better than any alternative I've tried. Haven't done the Debian/Firefox combo yet.
QKonsole
- Very nice support for larger fonts, full-screen mode, and the ability to remove most of the useless "window dressing", make this beat out Konsole, my old command-line tool of choice.
Tree!Explorer
- Found on this uber-list. VERY sweet app that I'll have to be registering, to have the "SendTo" style functionality.
SystemInfo
- Been using this as long as I've owned Z's, too. It still doesn't show my kernel version correctly, but that's the minorest of minor things in this excellent tool.
Memory Applet
- Used to manage swap with it, now it's just a nice indicator of my memory usage.
Kalarm Applet
- Because it's part of the suite. (grin)
Battery Applet
- Shows battery status in a little pop-up, instead of consuming the *entire* screen for something so simplistic.
BlueZ
- While not an app, per se, it is something I've installed, so it's included. Very slick bluetooth implemention that I'd love to do a little coding on, if'n I could piece it all together somehow.

Asteroids
- From the SL-5000, which runs on the larger screen very nicely. The "Menu" button even gives me shields, which *never* worked on the 5500.
NetHack
- At last I have this available again! It refused to run symlinked to the SD card, and I didn't have enough main storage to load it on the 5500. That's just no longer an issue. (grin)
Barrage
- Nice little kill everything game, in a just wrong sort of way. (snicker) Kinda like Lemmings was, in that regard.
Marbles
- Nice brain buster whose only "fault" is very tiny text. Doesn't affect playability in the least!
Mahjongg, Shisen-Sho, zIQ, zKnights, lTris, lGeneral, Go (SL-5500), BackGammon, Atomic, Word Game (SL-5500), Checkers, Mine Hunt (SL-5500)

Anything not explictly listed, I use the default apps for. Music, word processing, spreadsheet, photos, etc, etc. Haven't gotten 'round to looking for alternatives, yet.
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ev1l   Essential Z Software Megapost!   Jan 13 2005, 09:12 AM
Bertram Wooster   just a few personal favourites... PIM KO/Pi: op...   Jan 13 2005, 10:00 AM
soundwave106   APPS NEOCAL Provides a very good calculator for th...   Jan 13 2005, 01:33 PM
dtruchan   The apps I use almost daily. Tree Explorer QT Plu...   Jan 13 2005, 07:24 PM
fpp   Another Zaurus essential : Portabase ! http://...   Jan 14 2005, 05:51 AM
fpp   For the enlightened "mobile developer" :...   Jan 14 2005, 06:00 AM
fpp   A touch of the exotic, from Switzerland : ELOG No...   Jan 14 2005, 06:13 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(fpp @ Jan 14 2005, 09:13 AM)Then get th...   Feb 12 2005, 01:53 AM
fpp   QUOTE(xjqian @ Feb 12 2005, 01:53 AM)I tried ...   Feb 12 2005, 02:32 PM
Kedge   TextMaker: Word processing with all desktop featur...   Jan 14 2005, 07:18 AM
eji   QUOTE(Kedge @ Jan 14 2005, 03:18 PM)TextMaker...   Feb 12 2005, 10:01 AM
deluxe   QUOTE(eji @ Feb 12 2005, 02:01 PM)QUOTE(Kedge...   Jan 11 2006, 05:57 PM
Stubear   Zten Variant (ztenv) http://hiki.lkj.jp/zten%B2%FE...   Jan 14 2005, 08:25 AM
rickh   QUOTE(Stubear @ Jan 14 2005, 04:25 PM)Zsafe h...   Mar 26 2005, 09:31 AM
Neverwinter   QUOTE(dtruchan @ Jan 14 2005, 03:24 AM)The ap...   Jan 14 2005, 04:52 PM
zautrix   QUOTE(Neverwinter @ Jan 15 2005, 01:52 AM)The...   Jan 14 2005, 05:25 PM
bgsfh   I don't do much with my Zaurus, but I do use t...   Jan 19 2005, 02:43 PM
adf   how does it compare to flite?   Jan 26 2005, 01:59 PM
slapout   QUOTE(adf @ Jan 26 2005, 01:59 PM)how does it...   Jan 27 2005, 08:28 AM
adf   media: mplayer office:hancom is nice. a port of si...   Jan 27 2005, 02:43 PM
tumnus   Stuff I use frequently: QPDF2 NeoCal Keyring QPSw...   Jan 26 2005, 03:53 PM
edoc   QUOTE(tumnus @ Jan 26 2005, 07:53 PM)Stuff I ...   Feb 5 2006, 11:00 AM
edoc   QUOTE(edoc @ Feb 5 2006, 03:00 PM)Will JSword...   Feb 5 2006, 05:34 PM
Storm   QUOTE(edoc @ Feb 5 2006, 09:34 PM)QUOTE(edoc ...   Feb 20 2006, 08:50 PM
edoc   QUOTE(Storm @ Feb 21 2006, 12:50 AM)QUOTE(edo...   Feb 20 2006, 09:07 PM
bgsfh   To try to respond to your question adf, the Spoken...   Jan 28 2005, 01:28 PM
adf   hmmm..... My flite was just a binary that I exrac...   Feb 2 2005, 10:29 PM
fpp   There, the new binaries are up now. Haven't h...   Feb 12 2005, 03:17 PM
padishah_emperor   My favorite apps which I run on my Yopy using Qtop...   Feb 12 2005, 04:24 PM
kahm   I use my Z pretty hard, and I just recently reflas...   Feb 26 2005, 07:48 PM
kclayton   QUOTE(kahm @ Feb 27 2005, 03:48 AM)Portabase ...   Mar 14 2005, 11:52 AM
kahm   QUOTE(kclayton @ Mar 14 2005, 07:52 PM)QUOTE(...   Mar 26 2005, 11:31 AM
chal   QUOTE(kahm @ Feb 27 2005, 03:48 AM)Portabase ...   May 5 2005, 03:12 PM
DeGT   I'm using wikijserver( http://wikipedia.achter...   Feb 28 2005, 03:00 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(DeGT @ Feb 28 2005, 11:00 PM)BilliardZ ...   Apr 16 2005, 12:47 AM
nilch   Essential apps on my Zaurus For PIM ----------- K...   Mar 4 2005, 07:19 AM
iamasmith   If you travel on an underground railway... anywher...   Mar 4 2005, 02:45 PM
ads   TimWs qtreader now has flite support and works ver...   Mar 26 2005, 05:34 AM
TsingTao   I'll riposte (hee hee) here after I've had...   May 6 2005, 03:44 PM
Ragnorok   KO/PI - The cat's meow in terms of Calendaring...   May 16 2005, 01:24 PM
PrOtOn   Once I decided what I want in my Zaurus, should I ...   May 26 2005, 05:45 AM
ev1l   QUOTE(PrOtOn @ May 26 2005, 05:45 AM)Once I d...   May 31 2005, 06:07 AM
totaln00b   Gotta go for the old apache, mysql and php combina...   Jun 22 2005, 12:15 AM
Cresho   QUOTE(dtruchan @ Jan 13 2005, 07:24 PM)The ap...   Jul 9 2005, 04:09 PM
vishnja   essential: vim KO/PI KA/PI PWM/PI Alarm Clock Kon...   Jul 16 2005, 12:36 PM
seinfield   One for the Engeeniers and other people using CAD:...   Sep 22 2005, 08:39 AM
speculatrix   old but interesting http://www.mobiletechreview.co...   Sep 22 2005, 09:01 AM
OttoAcuna   I've read with interest all the thread. Coming...   Nov 6 2005, 09:05 AM
ArchiMark   Otto, I've bought several of the theKompany...   Jan 11 2006, 07:40 PM
propofol   For image editing (can only be used in portrait mo...   Dec 19 2005, 12:02 PM
itzco   Absolute must: KTrove. Surprised not to see this ...   Apr 12 2006, 08:36 AM
Ragnorok   QUOTE(itzco @ Apr 12 2006, 04:36 PM)Absolute ...   Apr 13 2006, 01:18 PM
Sy Ali   Thank you for all the leads.. I'll be having a...   Jun 17 2006, 10:25 PM
Overgauss   Anybody having success with Frink? I think Frink m...   Jun 23 2006, 12:34 PM
RobbH   QUOTE(Overgauss @ Jun 23 2006, 08:34 PM)Anybo...   Jun 23 2006, 05:03 PM
Sy Ali   It doesn't seem to do anything on my SL-C1000 ...   Jun 23 2006, 11:53 PM
speculatrix   thought I'd bump this thread as it's got l...   Mar 26 2007, 01:13 PM
adf   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 26 2007, 09:13 PM)tho...   Mar 26 2007, 09:06 PM


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