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IMPROVED: Spb Software House releases Spb Diary 1.7 with new features and enhancements
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 02.02.06 - 22:23:44 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 9762x
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Spb Software House announces the release of Spb Diary 1.7. Spb Diary is a feature-rich Today plug-in for your Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, Notes and now - Messages. It enhances the Pocket PC's Today screen, Pocket Outlook and Inbox by gathering all of your PIM and message information in one place. The new version introduces a bundle of new features like the Messages Tab, an auto-height adjustment feature, native birthdays support and integration with Spb Finance and Weather as well as improved speed, better usability in the Notes Tab and many other changes.

It is the hundreds of small features and improvements that altogether make a product truly useful and this is what we set out to accomplish with Spb Diary 1.7. The main goal for this release was to make Spb Diary so easy and fast to use, that you can almost forget about it and concentrate on your business.

"It is clear that Spb means business and this new release of Spb Diary puts them well ahead when compared to similar applications. The improvements - both in usability and in performance - make Diary a first class application that should be standard issue for all Windows Mobile device owners.", said Spb in its press release.

Here is the brief overview of new features and main changes introduced in Spb Diary 1.7:

  • Messages Tab: See your E-Mails and SMS aka text messages, quickly preview them and perform the most frequent actions (reply, forward, delete, call) in one tap. This was the most frequently requested feature:
  • Auto Height Adjustment: This feature forces Spb Diary to extend automatically in order to fill unused Today screen space. Never spend time trying to best fit your Today plug-ins anymore! We think this feature will become a standard for PIM Today plug-ins.
  • Notes Tab Improvements: One tap edit and delete from note preview, converting notes to appointment, task or contact. If you use notes you will immediately feel the difference.
  • Speed Optimizations: The performance of initial loading, changes handling and synchronization handling was vastly improved. Windows Mobile 5 users should notice the greatest speed improvements.
  • Birthdays: Now birthdays are anniversaries are shown in the Calendar Tab along with other events.
  • Integration with Spb Weather: Weather forecasts are now shown and updated even if the Spb Weather plug-in is not shown on the Today screen.
  • Integration with Spb Finance: Spb Finance users now can see scheduled transactions on the Calendar Tab.

As always, Spb offers a free trial version that works for 15 days from the day of installation. The registered version costs US$ 14.95 and for sure all current owners of previous Spb Diary versions can upgrade free of charge. However, if you do so, it is recommended that you uninstall any previous version of Spb Diary before installing the new one.

Spb Diary works with all Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2002, 2003 and Pocket PC 5.0 devices.

Cheers ~ Arne

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