Thursday, August 31, 2006


oruam57 of xda-dev: I was tired of making shortcuts by manual editing, so I made this editor.
To install extract ShortcutCreator.exe and the other assemblies and copy them where you like.
The icon browser is not (yet) implemented.
This is beta so be careful before editing system shortcuts!
The program requires .NET Compact Framework 1 and it was tested on a HTC Magician with WM 2003SE.



"VH PocketPC Capture" (VHPPCCapture) is a tools, which allow you to capture from PocketPC or SmartPhone and CONTROL it.

Do you have PocketPC or Windows SmartPhone device? Do you want to capture it's screen, video from screen or camera content? Now, with VH PocketPC Capture tools you can easily capture PocketPC (and SmartPhone) screen content. You can capture in any DirectShow-based application by select "VH PocketPC Capture" as your Video Capture card. Your PocketPC (or SmartPhone) device must be connected to your desktop PC using ActiveSync.

1. Capture from PocketPC (SmartPhone) screen (you can select virtual device in any DirectShow-based application, or you can use special client).
2. Control your PocketPC, SmartPhone (you can control it from special client application, or using special C++ interface of virtual device).
3. Capture video or presentations from your PocketPC (SmartPhone) device.
4. Capture camera content (if you start Camera application on your PocketPC or SmartPhone). So you can use your PocketPC (SmartPhone) as web camera!

Requirements: WIndows Mobile 2003 or SmartPhone 2003 device ActiveSync



This will re-arrange folders/ shortcuts. Tweaking is done on the PC, supports up to 16 Start Menu items (folders or LNKs).

'Foldername' = folder
'ShortcutName.lnk' = shortcut



Wednesday, August 30, 2006

FileBarricader™ 2006 Mobile - FREEWARE POCKETPC

FileBarricader™ 2006 Mobile is primarily a file encryption utility.
In this day and age the protection of one's personal and sensitive files and information is one of the most important and often one of the most neglected aspects of using computers. Computers are used for just about everything today: online shopping, running businesses, surfing the net, communicating with friends and family and colleagues and so on and so forth.

Imagine someone getting hold of your tax documents for the last couple of years. Or that comprehensive portfolio report you received from your broker. Or maybe all the salary information you keep for all your employees. Or that once in a lifetime business idea you came up with. You get the idea, don't you?

Needless to say, the damage you could suffer from something like this is almost immeasurable! And this is where file encryption finds its place in modern day computing. File encryption is a fast, easy and secure way to protect your information. Some experts estimate the time it will take to break this protection at thousands of years and more.

It is easy to see how a small investment in the right computer software can save you hundreds or thousands or even millions or more in losses!
FileBarricader™ 2006 Mobile Features:

* Easy to use, fast file encryption;
* Includes only the best encryption algorithm: Rijndael (AES);
* Includes only the best encryption strength setting: 256 bit;
* Provides secure file deletion, making recovery of deleted files impossible.

FileBarricader™ 2006 Mobile is recommended for all levels of computer users.

For an online example of text encryption, click here, or if you have already encrypted some text here, click here for an online example of text decryption!

For an online example of file encryption, click here, or if you have already encrypted a file here, click here to decrypt your file!

Product Compatibility:
Windows CE, Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 5

Product Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 (Visit Microsoft's website to download the framework)


Tuesday, August 29, 2006


deltaLock locks your Pocket PC's screen and buttons while it's in your pocket playing music or doing whatever would require it to stay switched on. To lock your screen simply launch deltaLock and your screen will turn off. To unlock your screen again, press and hold down two hardware buttons. The default IDs of these buttons are 195 and 198, which correspond to the "Windows" and "OK" buttons of a HTC Blue Angel but may vary with different hardware.

To install, download the binary below, extract the zip file, then run the included cab on your Pocket PC. Note that you need the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework V1.0 (or any later version) to run deltaLock.


DevianT of XDE-Dev:
I have just added ability to control volume while device is locked.

The applications consists of two exe files. First, deltaConfig is used to set key codes for unlocking / controling volume. Second, deltaLock, locks device. You can set two keys for unlocking (they have to be pressed simultaneously) and one for each "Volume Up", "Volume Down", "Mute". By pressing volume buttons system sound volume changes, so it is useful not only when music is playing but also when the phone ringing or you are in the middle of conversation. By now, there are 10 sound levels available (common 5 is not enough for me but 10 is Ok), it could be increased later (sound volume variable type in windows systems is word, so it can be any integer in range [0..2^16-1].

The best way to lock your device is to bind deviceLock to one of hardware keys. It can be done by Settings->Button, but it is better to configure unlock buttons first.



Install Builder is a free standalone application that allow novice user to create setup cabinet for Pocket PC and Smart Phone. Install Builder use a simple ini file to store project settings, you can use simple editor like notepad to edit the ini file.

The setup cabinet contain binary encoded and xml installation file plus all application files. It support two installation mode (ActiveSync --> PPC, PPC --> PPC). The setup cabinet can copy files, make shortcuts and add registry keys.

Install Builder generate the installation file (encoded&xml) directly, so it does not require CABWIZ.EXE, however it does require CABARC.exe (one of the file in MS Cabinet SDK) to create cabinet file, you can obtain it here.

Change Log:
0.1 Initial release.
0.2 Fixed a problem that will cause unable to uninstall.
0.2 You can use comment now.
0.3 Create setup (.cab) directly.
0.3 Wildcard support (e.g. c:\temp\*.txt).
0.3 No longer required to specify '.lnk' in [Icons] Section.
0.3 Included some error detection code.
0.3 Smartphone support now (which require _setup.xml).
0.4 [07-10-06]
0.4 Binary registry key support.
0.4 Can specify TargetPlatform now. (e.g. TargetPlatform = StrongArm)
0.5 [08-14-06]
0.5 Fixed {app} not working in registry
0.5 MultiString registry key support.
0.5 Encoding of _setup.xml changed from ASCII to UTF8.
0.5 Support Flags in [Files] Section. (e.g. Flags: NoSkip Shared)
0.5 Support DestFile in [Files] Section. (e.g. DestFile: "Test.txt")
0.5 Support SetupFile in [Setup] Section (e.g. SetupFile=EncodedXml)


Tuesday, August 22, 2006


BatteryWatch is a System tray utility allowing you to quickly tell how much battery life you have left. Why waste valuable Today Screen space on a plugin when you can get the same kind of indicator by just looking at your System Tray (visible at bottom while on the Today Screen). The file is very small and takes VERY FEW resources to run.

* Battery Meter on your Today Screen system tray without taking up Valuable Today Screen Space
* 3 Icon sets
* Jump to Power Settings
* Menu display of Percentage of Power
* Small Footprint

OS: PPC2000, PPC2002, WM2003, or WM5

Processor: Strong ARM/XSCALE,MIPS, SH3


Friday, August 18, 2006

XDA Mini BIG STORAGE Rapidshare link

For those who have trouble downloading from the previous links I posted, here is a new Rapidshare link:


Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Only works on a Windows Mobile 5.0 system.

This little application depends on windows mobile memory management and tries to free up as much memory as possible.

* Tested on Dell Axim x51v and qtek 9100
* Save any open documents before running
* Requires .NET Compact Framework 2.0
* Avoid Running Repeatedly as performance can be degraded

Installation: Just unzip the *.exe, transfer it to your pocket pc and run.


Monday, August 14, 2006

Pocket Ancestry v1.9.1 FREEWARE POCKETPC

Pocket Ancestry is a program that gives you a possibility to view genealogy information from the file in GEDCOM format. Not all the attributes of GEDCOM standard are taken into account. For the details please see program help. Pocket Ancestry runs under Pocket PC 2002, Windows Mobile 2003, and Windows Mobile 2005 in only portrait layout. Genealogical data could be displayed in various layouts:

* list of all the persons in data file,
* list of "patriarchs" (persons having great-grandchildren, i.e. persons, which have descendant tree with selected number of levels in depth - three levels by default),
* information about one person selected from the list,
* tree of all the ancestors or all the descendants of selected person,
* family of selected person,
* parents' family of selected person.

User has a possibility to tune some aspects of program behavior.

Pocket Ancestry is a continuation of Pocket Genealogy (program was renamed). If you previously installed Pocket Genealogy then please uninstall it before installing Pocket Ancestry.


Saturday, August 12, 2006


pLock is a Today screen plugin which can lock your device to prevent it from unwanted taps when carrying it.

System Requirements:
Operating system:
* PocketPC 2003/SE
* Windows Mobile 5.0
* 200 MHz processor (ARM based).
* 16 MB RAM.

How To Use
To lock the device, tap the pLock on your Today screen.

To unlock the device, tap the pLock on the Today screen and then tap Unlock.

All settings are accessible via registry key: HKCU\Software\DaProfik\pLock

The items have the following meaning:
Locked State of the device (0 - unlocked, 1 - locked)
Unlock Timeout Number of seconds till the unlock dialog dissappears (default is 10)


Thursday, August 10, 2006


PocketLoop is an addictive game based on Slither Link / Fences / Loop the Loop.

Project Admins: lucio_ferrao
Operating System: WinCE
License: GNU General Public License (GPL)


Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Stefan Seiz said: "Having used SMS to text export on all my previous cellular phones, I wanted to have this on the Windows Mobile Phone as well."

I wrote a small application which allows to export text messages to a text file.


* exports to InBox and SentItems to selectable folder
* remembers settings
* Export read and/or unread items
* optional deletion of exported items
* Exports to CSV or Text file

SMSExporter requires the .NET Compact Framework 2.0


Monday, August 07, 2006

ThemeGenCE Tips from newbie2

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This is a tip on how to make your Today screen FULL, without the looping image created when you use Vijay's ToggleStart

The author of this very helpful instruction is newbie2 of XDA-DEV.

"I assume you've already downloaded ThemeGen?? Also, I'm assuming you're using a QVGA device. If not, let me know, and I'll update the instructions to include the correct resolutions for a VGA device.

If you're wanting to use your own image for the Today Screen image, you need to resize the image to AT LEAST 320x320 (if the bottom task bar is removed) and/or 350x350 (if BOTH top and bottom bars are removed). The "square" image will allow you to view the theme in both portrait and landscape modes, and the 320x320 is the resolution of the themes that Microsoft creates. Once you've resized your image, open Theme Generator and in the middle of the screen, click "Options".
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Click "Customized", instead of "QVGA"
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For the "Today" and "Start" height and width, enter the EXACT pixel size of the image you're going to be using.
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Then, click "validate" to close the window. You'll be back at the main window. On the top menu bar, click the brown image/star ("choose/modify the images").
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A new window will open. Click on the camera icon to load your image. The first image you're going to build is the Today image, so make sure that's selected in "Image to Build" to the right of the preview screen. Then, go to the top menu bar and select "eval". You'll want to choose the optimized GIF image to save as your Today image, so click that choice. Then, save your image.
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It will ask if you want to overwrite the existing image -- say "yes".
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Next, you're going to build the Start image the very same way. Make sure "start" is selected in "Image to Build" to the right of the preview screen. Then "eval" and save just like you did for the Today screen. Once you've built your Today and Start images, click the red button with the white circle on the top menu to go back to the main screen.

Once you're back, click "options" again. THIS TIME, select QVGA and validate.
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You can now make your custom color selections for the rest of your theme -- font color, notification colors, tap-and-hold dots, etc. When you're finished and have previewed your choices, save your theme to the PC and/ior PPC -- giving your theme a name.

When you load it to your device, there shouldn't be any "looping" of the image now."

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Friday, August 04, 2006

MSCEInf v1.3.7

Analyzer of files of installation Windows EC

This utility makes it possible to find all the data contained in the files of installation and makes it possible to analyze them. It is possible to safeguard the analysis in a file rtf, to reconstitute the inf file and to record it or place it in the paper weight;

This program can be useful to those which like to include/understand all that an application can put on their mobile, so much on the level of the programs installed than of the "pollution" of the base of register.

The mitre "Document rtf" has a contextual menu. This menu makes it possible to position on the level of the various sections of the analysis (Chains, Répertoires, Fichiers, Hives, Clés, Raccourcis, Début of file INF) and makes it possible to copy in the paper weight the contents of what one selected.

And still much of other possiblities...


ThemeGenCE V1.6

This program developed in Delphi 7 makes it possible to create and manage the topics of your Pocket PC. This program offers much more possibilities than "Theme Generator" provided by Microsoft. It makes it possible to manage much more parameters of the interface and very offers tools for image processing sympathetic nerves and deals with the machines under WM5. Moreover, it is completely autonomous (no installation requires). A complete help file is provided with the application.


Thursday, August 03, 2006


SIPChange has two execution modes. If executed with no parameter, it presents the list of SIPs available on your device and allows you to select a default. Once set, this information is stored in the registry. If executed with "SET" as the parameter it minimizes itself, reads the default from the registry and waits 10 seconds. When the timeout expires, it sets the Current SIP to your selected default and closes.

How to use:
1. Copy Sipchange.exe to your favorite programs directory
2. create a shortcut in your startup directory to execute sipchange with a "SET" parameter.
ie your shortcut execution parameter should look something like this:

"\program files\sipchange\sipchange.exe" SET

Now open SIPChange by tapping on the exe file (don't tap the shortcut here). You will be presented with a list of your available SIPs. Highlight the one you want to become the defaultIM and tap the "Set Default" button. The SIP will be changed to your selection and SIPChange will close.

That's it! The next time you (or your automatic nightly backup) resets your device, the default SIP will be reset to your choice.

Developer: Sleuth255 of XDA-DEV


Capture Screen Utility - FREEWARE POCKETPC

Capture Screen Utility is a useful utility for capturing screenshots and screenshots with displayed menu.

* Support QVGA and VGA screens
* Delay capture feature
* Auto filename numbering for multiple captures
* Save bitmaps to main memory or a storage card
* Close the utility after capture


Wednesday, August 02, 2006


eXPerience for the Pocket PC is an accurate translation of the most popular interface for desktop computers. This interface is a great alternative to the one that ships with Pocket PC.

As of 10/23/2005 eXPerience is no longer available for purchase. And we can no longer offer free support for this product. The final version is made available for free.

The final version of eXPerience, version 2.09, is not compatible with Windows Mobile 2005.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Kill ActiveSync 1.0

This Freeware Application Will Kill The MS ActiveSync Icon From The System Tray and Prevent ActiveSync From Loading Again Until You Run It Again.

Requirements: Windows 9x/ME/XP/2000, ActiveSync 3.x and above


ClearType Powertoy - FREEWARE POCKETPC

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A software that can help you control the Cleartype and Gamma options.



Manage your day-to-day Tasks with this outliner based ToDo List.