today announced the availability of the first Windows Mobile Smartphone release
of Flash Format, the popular storage card management utility already available
on Pocket PC and Handheld PC devices. As it was the case when the Pocket PC
edition was first introduced in 2001, Flash Format for Smartphone is the first
utility to provide Smartphone users with a full set of information and easy to
use tools to keep their storage cards in optimal conditions.
The Smartphone Edition of Flash Format implements a renewed Smartphone compliant
user interface, with animated icons and soft-key menu providing easy access to
all tools and information.
- The "Volume Information" and "File Statistics" tools show full reports
of the current storage card status, including file system information,
cluster size, and analysis of file allocations ("slack space").
- The "Verify/Repair" tool lets users scan their storage card for
allocation errors, and recover any space missing because of lost clusters.
Any chain of "lost data" is placed in CHK files which can simply be deleted
to recover the corresponding space, or that can be moved to a Desktop PC for
further inspection, in case there's any important file or information that
can be restored.
- The "Format" tool provides a full set of formatting options so that
users can optimize storage card characteristics by selecting the File System
type and cluster size that best suits their typical usage.
- Last but not least, the "AutoRun" feature allows users to specify a file
or program to be automatically activated whenever a given storage card is
inserted. This is extremely handy to have a playlist, photo album or game
immediately start playing as soon as the corresponding storage card is
inserted, without the need to go through the Start > Programs list, or
browse around with a File Explorer.
The Smartphone Edition of Flash Format requires only 200KB of storage memory,
and it is compatible with all Windows Mobile powered Smartphone devices,
including Smartphone 2002, Smartphone 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0.
Flash Format Smartphone Edition is available for US$ 12.95 but a a free full
featured evaluation copy of Flash Format for Windows Mobile powered Smartphones
can be downloaded from the CNetX as well.
Currently CNetX is running a special launch offer: customers registering Flash
Format on their web site before the end of March will get a 50 % discount on
Pocket SlideShow, the popular PowerPoint viewer for Smartphone devices.
Cheers ~ Arne