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25
Sep
11

QuickOffice Pro 7: QuickSheet

QO_PRO_512x512-96x96 This Review forms part of a multi-part review:

QuickSheet is a sub-app of QuickOffice Pro 7 enabling creation, editing and viewing of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. One thing to note is that although Microsoft Excel supports many different document file formats QuickSheet is limited to .xls (Word document), .xlsx (Word 2007 document) and .txt (Test file) file formats according to the user guide, although the save as menu also offers .xlsm (Word 2007 Macro).

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25
Sep
11

QuickOffice Pro 7: QuickWord

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This Review forms part of a multi-part review:

QuickWord is a sub-app of QuickOffice Pro 7 enabling creation, editing and viewing of Microsoft Word documents. One thing to note is that although Microsoft Word supports many different document file formats QuickWord is limited to .doc (Word document), .docx (Word 2007 document) and .txt (Test file) file formats according to the user guide, although the save as menu also offers .docm (Word 2007 Macro).

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25
Sep
11

QuickOffice Pro 7

QO_PRO_512x512-96x96Historically QuickOffce Pro has always been somewhat of a triple hitter of an app providing Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint viewing and editing capabilities to mobile phone users. With the release of version 7 for Symbian the QuickOffice development team have added cloud based file storage/sharing to the product.

 

QuickOffice has been a default install on Nokia devices for a long time now with, in most cases the standard version limited to document viewing pre-installed with the ability to upgrade to the pro version to add editing functionality. To be honest, in the days of the Nokia N95 although I was impressed with QuickOffice I ended up favouring ActiveNotes due to it’s simplicity, but this app never ported across to S60v5, let along Symbian^3, Anna or Belle.

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23
Sep
11

Make add-ins compatible with newer versions of Firefox

firefox Being a long time Firefox beta user I often hit the issue of add-ons not being compatible with the latest beta. Quite often the issue is not actually compatibility, but the maximum supported Firefox version stated in the installer file (.xpi).

Below is a way in which you can re-enable the add-ons to install on newer versions of browser:

  • Find the Firefox add-in on the Firefox Add-ons pages and right click on the download button to select “Save link as”.
  • Once you have the .xpi file on your PC it’s time to change the file extension to .zip so that you can access the content of the compressed archive.
  • Open the new .zip file and extract the install.rdf file.
  • Change the install.rdf file extension to .txt
  • Open the install.txt file with Notepad
  • Find “maxVersion” in the file and replace the number after it with the version number you want to support up to and save the change
  • Change the install.txt file extension back to .rdf
  • Replace the install.rdf file within the zip file with the newly modified version.
  • Change the .zip file extension back to .xpi

You can now add this add-on to your current version of Firefox.

This has helped me out a few time and I hope it helps you too.

18
Sep
11

Test post using Shozu

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18
Sep
11

QuickOffice Pro 7: QuickSheet – Supported Excel Functions

QO_PRO_512x512-96x96 Having spent the last few days testing QuickOffice Pro 7 for Symbian I noted that there is not much information on the supported Microsoft Excel functions within the QuickSheet sub-app of QuickOffice.

Function Entry

Functions can be entered within QuickSheet, but it is a somewhat long winded process as you have to:

  • tap on “Tap here to edit” or [Options] and [Edit Cell] which opens the half screen keyboard, and exit again by tapping on the green tick (bottom left corner).
  • tapping on [Options] brings up new menu options, including [Operators] and [Insert function].
  • Tap on [Insert function] and you will be presented with function categories as seen in Microsoft Excel function wizard.

Once you have selected a function, all function text must be entered in uppercase as lowercase letter usage presents you with a “Cannot accept the input” error message.

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13
Sep
11

SymNote: Notes app with cloud backup – Symples

SymNote-96x96Following my recent reviews of SymPaper and SymFTP I have now arrived at the final part of the three part app trilogy, in the form of SymNote which is a Symbian client for SimpleNote App which is a cloud based notes system enabling creation, upload, modification and sharing notes via PC, smartphone and web.

Interaction with the app is simple like its “Sym” siblings. The app opens to the notes list with an integrated search window at the top of screen. At the bottom of the screen the user is presented with (from left to right) exit (arrow), add note (plus symbol), Tag filter (tag symbol) and menu (three horizontal lines). Tapping on the menu button provides access to the  View Mode menu, Sync, Sync Options, Info, Sign Out and Exit. By accessing the View Mode menu the user can choose between All Notes, Active Notes, Deleted Notes, Un-Synced Notes.

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13
Sep
11

SymFTP: Wi-Fi based file transfer for Symbian

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Many time both myself and others have asked for a method of connecting and browsing and transferring files on and off our Nokia smartphones with no joy.

Recently I found out about an excellent app that makes this possible. The app goes by the name of SymFTP and is developed by the same person as created SymPaper which I recently reviewed.

Operation of the app is about as easy as physically possible having a large connect/disconnect button at the centre of the screen. When it’s red it’s disconnected and when it’s bright green it’s connected. In addition to this easy visual signage, above the button the GUI displays either “disconnected” or the IP address and port number that you need to type into your PC web browser (e.g. Firefox)or file manager (e.g. Windows Explorer).

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13
Sep
11

Nokia CAR Mode Announced

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Hot off the press: Nokia announced a new Qt based app called “Nokia Car Mode” as IAA (Internationale Automonil Ausstellung). The app installs standalone GUI to making access to maps, satellite navigation (Nokia Drive), traffic updates, music and voice calls easier whilst driving. The layout functionality is designed to maximise usability and minimise drive distraction negating the need for a separate Sat Nav and Music Player.

The sad new for the moment is that it is designed to work with Symbian Belle devices meaning those with Symbian^3 and Symbian Anna smartphones will have to wait for the Symbian Belle update before they can make the most out of this app. For those looking for a new device “Nokia Car Mode” will be available for the Nokia 600, Nokia 700, Nokia 701 during the 4th quarter of 2011 and will also release on the Nokia N9 (Meego).

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10
Sep
11

Battery Power Saving: Extend your Symbian battery life

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When I was looking through the new releases on the OVI Store this morning I noticed a nice little free by the name of Battery Power Saving which as the name implies helps to extend your battery life by auto enabling the Symbian^3/Anna/Belle power saving mode based on battery level.

The point at which the power saving mode is is enabled is selected by the user based on the number of battery bars displayed on the phone screen.

In addition to enabling the power saving mode the profile can be changed, thus enabling the user to change the theme to a lower power option and switch Bluetooth off.

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