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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.
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.
This Review forms part of a multi-part review:
- QuickOffice Pro 7
Following 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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
Have you ever seen a something on the web that tweaks your interest, but you just don’t have the time to read it. There have been a number of options around this for a while now, but the problem has been the lack of Symbian support. One of these offering goes by the name of Read It Later which I have been using for a while, with the ability to send links from Symbian apps like Gravity from Mobileways.de, with no way of reading them on device. Enter SymPaper.