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UTILITY: Xbar Beta 4 for Smartphone with improvements and more features released
Posted by Arne Hess - on Sunday, 17.08.03 - 00:10:54 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 6582x
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Xetra has recently announced the availability of Beta 4 of his Xbar project for Smartphone with some useful improvements and additions. Xbar is a graphic oriented task switcher for Smartphones which lets you switch between tasks and close open tasks/applications as well as it provides you information about phone memory used and now - with Beta 4 also information about your battery health is implemented ass well as the current tempreture, based on the Canary/Tanager battery information (see his previous project - Thermo for Smartphone).

As before it use the record button on the left to launch/hide the GUI and now also use the volume up/down to switch between the running tasks:

Some changes:

  • Beta 4 uses less resource
  • Use of Volume +/- for navigation
  • Keys 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0 got shortcut functions through extra shortcut pack
  • Addition of many skin functionalities
    • Customization of bar width
    • Centering the text
    • Thermometer and battery information added
    • Hide Car

As before:

  • Back button: Stops the selected application
  • Action button: Switches to the selected application
  • 1: Stops all applications except the selected
  • 2: Stops all applications

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 but he asks for a PayPal donation. Even more recommended to try out now with Beta 5!

Cheers ~ Arne

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