Battery Prefs sets the default battery type of your Palm OS device.
It also displays statistics such as voltage level and low battery warning levels.
This program shows up in your Palm Preferences application (known as “Prefs”)
and not in the application launcher.
This program displays various information for the current battery type.
The battery type can be changed so that the low battery warning is properly
calibrated. The warning and critical voltage levels change depending on
the battery type selected. “Default” refers to the factory default battery
type. Setting the battery to the wrong type may result in loss of data.
Use this feature with caution.
CCrypt is a simple encryption program for a Palm OS device.
McChords will display the notes of sixty chords and forty-eight scales.
It also has a four octave (six if your device has a collapsible graffiti area)
playable piano with pitch pipe capability. The key and chord are selectable
via onscreen buttons. There is an option to play the notes of a chord or scale
as well as a pitch pipe.
McColors is used to display all colors available on a Palm OS device.
McEcho is a sequence repetition game. Simply repeat the ever-growing
sequence by tapping the appropriate ButtonLight (red, yellow, green and blue).
Each level adds one more ButtonLight to the random sequence. As the levels progress
the sequences get faster. The faster you repeat each sequence, the higher your
score will be. At the completion of each level a bonus will be awarded.
McPhling allows you to quickly switch from your current application
to the previous one by simply swiping your pen from the silkscreen “Apps” button
into the upper-left graffiti area. In addition, a swipe from the “Menu” button
to the “Apps” button will pop up a list of your most recently used applications
(application list) for you to select.
Other Features of McPhling Include
You can configure how McPhling is activated by configuring
the swipes or by configuring it to work with buttons or keyboards. Jog
Dials and custom buttons are supported.
On a Palm OS 5 device, McPhling can be activated by tapping
the McPhling icon in the command bar. The command bar can be
made visible on most Palm OS devices by performing a swipe from the
bottom left of the “abc” portion of the graffiti area to the upper right
of the “abc” portion of the graffiti area. This swipe looks like a slash,
“/”. If your Palm OS device has a keyboard there may be a key to bring
up the command bar. Be sure to consult the documentation for your Palm
OS device. Note that enabling this feature has been known to slow down
the command bar on some devices.
You can choose which applications will be ignored by McPhling
from the preferences screen in HackMaster (or whatever Palm OS
system extension manager you use).
You can choose “favorite” apps which will always be shown in the
You can choose DAs (Desk Accessories) to be launched by McPhling.
Note that a DA must be set as a favorite in order for it to show up
in the application list.
Applications that reside on external memory cards show up and are
underlined in the applications list.
You can select the number of applications in the applications list.
You can choose the order of the applications list. Ordering options
Most Recently Used
MRU with Favorites at Top
MRU with Favorites at Bottom
Alphabetical with Favorites at Top
Alphabetical with Favorites at Bottom
You can select whether the current application is displayed in the
You can select whether the last run non-ignored application is selected
in the application list.
You can clear the cache of applications stored by McPhling
from the preferences screen.
Small icons give you a visual cue in the most-recently-used list.
Note that if an application does not have a small icon, it will not
show up in McPhling.
McPhling can be configured on whether icons are shown or
whether there is a click when the application list is brought up.
A second swipe from the “Menu” button to the “Apps” button will
remove the applications list if it is already up.
McPhling5 is a stand-alone application that will only work in
Palm OS 5.x. It has its own icon and shows up in the launcher.
McPhling4 requires a Palm OS system extension manager, such as
HackMaster, in order to work. It will only work on Palm OS 3.x and
4.x. It is assumed that you are familiar with using Palm OS system extensions,
so please read your Palm OS system extension software documentation before
installing McPhling4. In particular, you should always disable system
extensions before uninstalling or upgrading them.
There are various programs that are HackMaster compatible. Here
are the ones that I am familiar with and recommend:
X-Master by LinkeSOFT (original, bad link),
freeware (my favorite);
One of the winners of the 2001 HandEra 330 Software Developer’s
McRazor, the buzz of the Palm OS community, turns your Palm OS device
into an electric razor.
Finalist for Most Unusual Application at the Handheld Computing Best
Product 2001 awards.
Owner is a Palm application that brings up the “Owner” Palm preferences
form. If your Palm OS device is lost and then found by an inexperienced Palm
user, then this is an easy method (for inexperienced users) for finding the
owner preference form. Owner is named with dashes (“-”) at the beginning
and end of the name so that it will show up first in a list of applications.
Screen Prefs sets the default screen color/gray scale depth and
color scheme for your Palm OS device. It can handle screen modes from black
and white (1-bit) all the way up to 16-bit color. This program shows
up in your Palm Preferences application (known as Prefs) and not in the
application launcher. However, it can be configured to show up in the application
TC Assist is a tool designed to assist in filling out daily timecard
entries. The user can enter start and stop time as well as the number of hours
taken at lunch and hours worked. Either the start time, stop time or hours worked
can be solved based on the other three parameters. An alarm option is also available.
TikTok is designed to be a simple, no nonsense, timer utility for
a Palm OS device. Using it is dead simple. Tick on a checkbox to start a timer,
edit its description to tell you what it is you are timing. Simple!