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UTILITY: Xbar Beta 3 for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 05.08.03 - 12:29:32 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7702x
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Xetra has developed a handy tool for Microsoft's Smartphones which is available in Beta 3 now - xbar.
It's a graphic oriented task switcher (reminds me a little bit on SideX for Pocket PCs) for Smartphones which lets you switch and close tasks as well as it provides you information about phone memory used.

It uses the record button on the left (which is useless anyway - at least for me and I even re-assigned it to a task manager) to launch/hide the GUI:

While Xbar is visible it offers different functionalities (here the most important):

  • Back button: Stops the selected application
  • Action button: Switches to the selected application
  • 1: Stops all applications except the selected
  • 2: Stops all applications
  • 4: Opens Notes
  • 5: Opens Calculator

In addition it offers various skins right now and it's easy to go to create own skins:

Xbar is currently free for download from Xetra's project site. Absolutely recommended to try.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by M. Lawrence on 05.08.03 - 17:52:25


This looks to be a great tool.  The XetraNet website does not seem to have a contact info link, but if you mentioned to the developer that if he could add some alarm clock functionaility to the Xbar, he really would have an incredible utility.  I mentione this because the Xbar does have a clock view in its current skin form.

Posted by Kristian on 06.08.03 - 22:27:30

You can ask him yourself in this forum:


Posted by Xetra on 16.08.03 - 23:15:36

Beta 4 available


Posted by idna_dear on 21.03.05 - 14:55:39


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