monthís article is focusing on the freeware software that is available
for Palm OS. Since freeware is literally free it has a tendency to
be smaller utility type programs in the handheld market. The first part
of the article will list many free software programs and a short description.
Most of these Palm software programs are available on various Web sites
on the internet. I know they are available on www.handandgo.com
one of the most popular Web sites for handheld software. You can go to
the section on Palm and search for any of the software listed below. I
have used the last part of the article to discuss the free software that
is available from the Palm site.
Letís look at a list of Personal productivity software that may make
your life a little easier.
FreeJournal by Chris Curtis
A simple, free application to record your thoughts, observations and
ideas. Sometimes the notes or to-do list programs do not meet your needs.
Free Palm Design by Fernando
Palm free-form drawings program. Free Palm Design is a freeware palm
application for any one who needs to keep their ideas in free-form drawings.
The application provides the user the means to maintain a knowledge base
of retrievable thoughts and ideas.
DaysToGo by Double U Software
DaysToGo is a simple Palm application that calculates the number of
days for an event from the current date
Qvadis Express Reader Lite by
One of many free e-book readers you may want to look at to control
your e-book collection.
Scribble-Out by Proporta Ltd
This program is designed to delete information in any or the Palm applications.
You can do it all in one shot.
Hours is a small and very simple database program where you can keep
track of your working hours. It also computes the total hours of a database
PriceCmp by Knock U Out Pty Ltd
Does a price comparison of two products for you.
WWPoints by Chris Messineo
Those watching their weight using the weight watchers system, this
calculator is used for the Weight Watcher's Winning Points Diet System.
ePocrates Rx by ePocrates
ePocrates Rx is a drug reference application. Use it to find over 2600
medications --- adult and peds dosing including off-label indications,
interactions, pricing, packaging, formulas and other tables, adverse reactions
divided into serious and common reactions, mechanism of action and much
GeoView Mobile by GeoDiscovery
GeoView Mobile is an application that displays interactive maps and
points of interest through an easy interface.
Tipster by blackboard software,
Calculate tips, sales tax
your bill amount
the tip amount
the bill + tip total
divided by the number of people
LogDay by Chambers Computer Consulting
LogDay is a program to log different events. You are able to edit a
list of categories and sub-categories to help track events. You can have
up to 15 categories with up to 15 sub-categories for each category.
America! by John R. Madderra
This is a collection of historical documents important to the history
of the American people. Includes transcriptions of the: Declaration of
Independence U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights Pledge Of Allegiance America
the Beautiful and the Magnacarta from Britain
Quick Grade by ADLSoftware
Simple percentage/points converter for teachers.
Pilot-DB by Pilot-DB
Pilot-DB is a free open-source Flat-File database. Create the record
structure and the different views, add new records, modify the others,
view, sort, filter them in the records lists.
MyMeds by Pollifax
MyMeds is an application to remind you to take medication. It organizes
all of the medications for multiple people. The user enters the name and
a brief note for each patient, and enters the medications for each one.
For each medication the user enters the name of the medication, the dosage,
the frequency, and a brief note.
Xmas GiftBox by pdasoftnet.com
This program is designed to keep track of the status of all your Christmas
Cards & Gifts, how much you spent on each gift. It allows you to define
your own categories and filtering by the categories
PalmPatriot by JEH Software
Patriotic quotations about America and thoughts on the subject of liberty.
The collection includes: Aristotle to Thomas Jefferson, George M. Cohan
to Abraham Lincoln. Includes excerpts from President Bush's September 20
speech. (Requires a Doc reader.).
Here are some fun programs or some call them stress management programs
that will help entertain you.
Anger Buster by WebOn Pvt. Ltd.
Designed to help you in reducing the stress in your mind before it
gets worse. It will also help you in reaching an optimal relaxation level,
For those tough days at the office.
Solitaire Free by smallWare
Three solitaire card games from the SmallWare Solitaire CollectionTM:
are free for download:
Klondike Deal 3
Gun Fight is based on the classic two-player video games. Players can
battle head-to-head over their Palm OS devices' IR ports in real time.
Making a connection is simple, just point the two handhelds towards one
another and hit "Play"! It has a built-in beaming button to make it easy
to give a copy of the game to someone else. The company states that, by
entering a 12-digit key code at freestyleinteractive.com
(provided when you play the game on your handheld device), you can unlock
an out-of-this-world special feature!
CasinoCraps by Stoneham &
For those that canít wait to take a trip to Vegas. This game has:
User definable maximum/minimum bets
User definable odds
User definable starting bankroll
Auto-odds feature (nothing could be easier!)
"Show all bets" for instant totals
"Short results" dialog simplifies roll results, and more
What does Palm Inc. offer
Do not forget the upgrades that Palm offers to you at no charge. These
may be upgrades you need for your desktop or Palm unit. If you have another
brand of handheld that uses the Palm OS (i.e. Handspring, Sony) check there
Web sites for free upgrades.
Those of you who use the Palm desktop software make sure and go to the
Palm site and check to see if you have the latest version of the software,
4.0. it does the following:
Features that palm lists on its Web site include:
The Web site is http://www.palm.com/software/desktop/.
Elegant User Interface - View, find, sort and edit records more
efficiently with our new user interface.
vCard and vCal Support - Send friends and associates business cards
or appointments electronically as vCard or vCal attachments to e-mail messages.
Desktop Alarms - Choose to get notification on your desktop for
Hide/Show/Mask Records - Mask private records so you can see the
existence of the record while keeping the data hidden.
Customizable Views - Display calendars for multiple months, resize
columns and choose from different viewing options to format the viewing
area to your liking.
Tool Tips - Access specific information quickly in the Date Book
views by positioning your mouse over an event.
Year View - View an entire calendar year in a single window and
mouse over a date to view ToolTips with your schedule specifics.
Day View within Month - View today's detailed schedule and the rest
of the month on the same page.
Business Card View - Scan Address Book information with a familiar
business card like view that expands or reduces to multiple columns and
Stability and Recoverability - Rest assured that your data is backed
up and easily restored in the event that your handheld is lost or that
you upgrade to a newer one.
Resizable Memo Window - Resize the memo window to take as much screen
space as you need to edit memos.
Another Palm page you should check for free
patches and fixes for your model palm has the most current Palm software,
accessory drivers, Desktop updates, OS updates, and more! All you do is
find your model Palm or accessory model from the page and it will show
you the most current software versions available for download at no cost
to you. This may not be fun software but very necessary to keep you Palm
Do not forget that Palm purchased the Peanut Press a large e-book Web
site. On the Peanut press site you have free software and books available
to you. You need to start out by downloading
and installing the free Palm reader software this will allow you to read
books on your Palm, current version is 1.1.14.
The site has thousands of titles available, there's something available
for everybody. Here is the list of categories they offer.
You can try out the idea of e-books by downloading some of the free e-books
the site offers. Here
is the link of the home page to find the free
books. If you need help using the reader there is online
Business & Technology
Espionage & Thrillers
Health & Medicine
Investing & Money
As well as reading e-books written by other people you can create your
own e-books out of text documents on your computer. Download
What I have tried to do in this article is point out the free
software (freeware) that is available for the Palm OS devices. There are
many more programs than this but this gives you an idea of what is available
at no cost. There are many site on the Internet for Palm software, use
you favorite search engine and search on Palm software or even more specific
free Palm software.