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Pocket Informant for Windows Mobile Update to 8.1

Pocket Informant 8.1 for Windows Mobile

Pocket Informant 8.1 for Windows Mobile

Pocket Informant (PI) rolled out the version 8.1 upgrade earlier this month and so far there had been 2 buld updates already.  I had been using PI since its first release and it’s the only application that I keep updating for I believe it’s the best PIM application out there for Windows Mobile.

Major improvements in version 8.1 from 8.0 –

  • 12 Key Search for Pocket PC – this is like T9 for search
  • Contacts rewritten so that it now is very fast
  • Improved Events view with groupings and more options
  • Improved Journal view with groupings and better view
  • Improved Touch mode
  • Major improvements to Smartphone all over the place
  • SmartPhone now supports Linking
  • Better one-handed usage
  • Default Number (SmartNum) now editable in the editor
  • A number of Template improvements
  • Read the full list of improvements

Also in works, is the Pocket Informant for iPhone which is currently in Alpha and expected to be out later in the year. Some of the features includes –


  • Integrated Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, Search
  • Customizable Settings
  • Category Colors and Icons
  • Over the air sync (1.0 or 1.1 feature – pushing hard for 1.0)
  • Journaling (1.1 feature)
  • Push Notifications of Alarms
  • Full Landscape support

  • Calendar with Agenda, Day, Week, and Month Views
  • Filmstrip Calendar View in Landscape mode takes advantage of the landscape orientation to see your schedule details
  • Inline Details of each day in the Month provides makes it much easier to read what your schedule is on any given day
  • Time Bars to quickly show your availability
  • Quickly Slide between months with your finger
  • Zoom into a month
  • Drag and Drop Time/Date of appointments

  • Full Featured Task Management
  • Default Smart Groups for All, Overdue, Due Today
  • Customizable Smart Groups

  • Coverflow Contacts
  • Picture List of Contacts
  • Group by Company
  • Create Appointments from a Contact
Pocket Informant for iPhone

Pocket Informant for iPhone


July 22, 2008 - Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Software, Windows+Mobile | , , ,

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