No question, I'm a long time fan of MultiIE and when Peter started the development of version 1, it was the time when we used our Pocket PCs to surf the web via CSD GSM connections only, it was long time before we had GPRS and his idea was to develop a Pocket Internet Explorer plugin which allows tabbed-browsing to reduce the online time, since you could surf parallel in different PIE windows. MultiIE was born.
While we have Windows Mobile 5.0 today, Internet Explorer Mobile still lacks the support of tabbed-browsing and while MultiIE 3 worked perfect with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Pocket PCs, it never worked with Windows Mobile 5.0 since Microsoft changed the GUI with the introduction of Windows Mobile 5.0.
Now - after 2 years of silence - MultiIE is back - as version 4 which is designed to support Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PCs and Pocket PC Phone Editions now.
While it is still based on the initial tabbed-browsing idea, it does many more (you can read Carlo's previous review of MultiIE 3 here to get a better idea) today to make using Internet Explorer Mobile a way better experience by supporting tabbed-browsing with loading status, quick full screen mode, hardware buttons assignment, background window loading, pen dragging, keep backlight on and 30+ more essential features:
Even if MultiIE 4 is a completely new version, you can upgrade for free from your previous MultiIE 3.x version, if you have a valid 3.x key. For all others, MultiIE 4.0 is available for US$ 17.95, however a 14 day trial-version is also available.
While v4 has still some bugs, it's already worth to use and I was more than happy to figure out some days ago, that MultiIE is Windows Mobile 5.0 compatible now. I've seriously missed it, since I've upgraded from Windows Mobile 2..03SE to Windows Mobile 5.0.
Cheers ~ Arne