cannot tell you what a big fan I'm of such little helpers like John Cody's
SkweezeIt! I'm. John created this app because he was tired of reading the brief
summaries often found in RSS feeds. To read the full details of a story, you
often have to click the "Read More Online..." link at the bottom of the RSS
summary, but these links often point to a full-size webpage which can be very
painful to load into Pocket Internet Explorer.
That's indeed a problem I've also facing many times; especially if sites either
don't offer mobile versions or if they do, they don't use device recognition to
redirect the reader to the optimized version (which the::unwired does for sure).
Anyway, back to the utility. Because of the fact above, John created SkweezIt!
intercepts most attempts to launch Pocket Internet Explorer from another app
(like from an Inbox or an RSS reader) and instead will prompt you with a
"Skweeze it?" dialogue. If you say no, then Internet Explorer Mobile will launch
normally to the passed URL. But, if you say "Yes", then it will automatically
filter the passed URL through Skweezer.com so the webpage will load quicker and
better formatted for your device's smaller screen.
SkweezeIt! works on both, Windows Mobile Smartphones and Windows Mobile
Pocket PCs (this is written in VB.NETcf 1.0, so it won't run on 2002 Smartphones
or 2002 Pocket PCs). However, before you can use it, you also have to make some
changes in your Registry (so you better know what you are doing, otherwise you
might be forced to hardreset your device to make it alive again) which are
explained step-by-step at Smartphone Thoughts.
Nice little utility - check out the original posting at Smartphone Thoughts.
Cheers ~ Arne