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REVIEW: Burr Oak Software HotButton Plus for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 27.03.04 - 18:01:49 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 7820x
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HotButton Plus lets you operate your Smartphone with one hand by giving you fast access to applications, system status or phone numbers.

Assign applications to launch built-in functionality such as system and network status or phone numbers to dial.
You can even associate a sound with each jog task so you don't have to look at the screen.

After the installation of HotButton Plus, you will get a configuration wizard. Here you can select which applications, system information or phone numbers you want to get included into HotButton Plus:

"Built In" are predefined configurations you can select from like Network Status, Release IP Address, Renew DHCP Lease, System Status and Toggle Mute.

"Launch" lets you select from your installed applications and programs and includes a "Command Line" as well to define what the launched application should do (like selecting a music title and start playing it).

The third action is "Dial" which lets you enter a phone number and name.

You can add as much tasks as you want and reorder it however you want:

Now, after you've configured HotButton Plus, you can close it and use it by pressing the Home key twice to invoke HotButton Plus.

  • Use Up and Down on the navigation pad/joystick to move between the previously configured tasks.
  • Use the select key on the navigation pad/joystick to execute a task.
  • Use the Back key to cancel HotButton Plus.

Final Conclusion

HotButton Plus is a fine utility which gives you three functionalities: device status, easy application launch and fast dialing and what I like most is that I get information about my current IP address (which might be usefull from time to time, even on GPRS) as well that I can launch my most used applications in an easy and fast way without using the Smartphone Start menu. Dialing phone numbers out of HotButtonPlus might be not that important since you can also assign contacts to the numeric keyboard but it gives you additional options which is always appreciated!

HotButton Plus works on both - Smartphone 2002 and 2003 and is available from for US$ 9.99 and also includes a trial version.

If you are an existing users of HotButton Plus for Pocket PC - your registration code HotButton Plus (formerly known as PTJogger) will work with the Smartphone version also.

Cheers ~ Arne

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