Treo: Finally making it work…

There are a few extremely painful problems that I believe every Treo 650 user faces.

  • Wireless is “turned off” after Palm OS silently crashes… causing you to miss calls and short messages. (Radio Control)
  • LEDs that always light up at the wrong time. (LEDOff)
  • Versamail, Real Player and other programs you probably never use have the most prominent places on the “Favorites Menu”. (Filez)
  • Programs you never use like “Quick Tour” and “Welcome” are ever present in the Applications menu. (Obfuscate)

Today, let’s fix all of them without spending 0.01¥. You’ll need to download:

  • Filez: Best File Manager for Palm OS, and it’s free.
  • LEDOff: Manage your Treo’s blinking LEDs
  • Obfuscate: Hide those unused applications
  • Radio Control: Turn on the Radio after your system crashes…

Of course there are many other programs that Palm users should not be without. I’ve tried all of the 3rd party launchers and I wouldn’t choose any of them over the default launcher, though the default launcher probably works best after deleting all of the categories.

If you’re planning to waste your time blogging about your Treo, you’ll probably need the ubiquitous “quickTake” screenshot manager for $10 USD.

If you’re thinking of replacing your trusty Blackberry with your Treo, you might be able to pull it off with Chattermail+. Even supports IMAP + SSL. Of course POP works too… $40 USD. Only downside of Push Email on your Treo is the battery life will probably not be long enough. I’ve upgraded to the Seidio 2400mAh Extended Battery and carrying one device instead of two is great!

Sometime I’ll write about all of the Chinese applications that you should have on your Palm (PlectoDict, PenPower, CJKOS). These three really deserve some explanation. Each is great. Excellent together!

To round out the miscellaneous list, I would recommend the excellent free “SFCave” game… It never ends… SoundRec in case you ever need to record sound, DiddleBug for drawing, Converter for unit conversions and of course TCPMP if you want to turn your Treo into a Video iPod…

Now to figure out how to change the names of applications and their icons…

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