If you own a Sony Clié UX40 or UX50,
CodeDiver will be the best $10 you've ever spent on your
PDA. In fact, CodeDiver is a great purchase for anyone who
owns a Palm OS PDA that has a 1/2 VGA (320x480 or 480 x 320)
display such as the Tungsten
T3. Why? CodeDiver allows applications that don't run
full screen to run full screen. Though developers will eventually
support the UX's landscape high res + display, who wants
to wait? With CodeDiver you can run Documents To Go, Blazer
and most other applications full screen. No more Graffiti
area wasting precious screen real estate.
CodeDiver is a small application that requires
only 50K of space on your Clié. Once you install it,
simply launch it and select the program you wish to run full
screen. Note that it isn't necessary to use CodeDiver for
applications that already run full screen, such as NetFront.
Right now, CodeDiver will only "see" programs that
are stored in the main 16 meg memory rather than on Memory
Sticks or the internal flash memory partition. You can set
a variety of parameters for a program in CodeDiver, but the
following settings are what you'll want to use for your programs:
1. Next to “ AppName :” select
the program you wish to run full screen.
2. Next to “ VirtualSilk :” tap “OFF”
3. SizeChg : “Set”
4. StartedSize : “Long”
5. StoppedSize : “Long”
You should download CodeDiver directly from
the developer's web site: www.jade.dti.ne.jp/~imazeki/palm/cDiv/index-e.html .
You will need the latest beta as of this writing for the
UX and T3 rather than the most recent non-beta version. You
can purchase a license for CodeDiver from Handango if you
like it (it has a free trial period). The license for the
last release version will work with the beta.
WideNotes 1.1 by Varibyte
Though many of the Sony applications that ship
with the UX series support full screen landscape display,
surprisingly the CLIE Memo app does not. Want to write ink
memos, create drawings and more in full screen? Then check
WideNotes is an incredibly useful and clever
application. Not only can you write ink notes full screen,
but you can use it in split screen mode, with ink notes and
drawings on one side and text on the other. Very handy if
you're entering directions and would like to have a map and
WideNotes offers three line widths, a color
picker, an eraser, the ability to assign a note to an alarm
and more. You can file notes in categories and beam them
if you wish. Definitely an affordable and extremely handy
app to have on your UX!
WideNotes is available on Handango,
and version 1.1 does not require CodeDiver.
AcidImage is a great app for any Palm user,
but it really shines on the UX series thanks to the UX's
lovely display, digital camera and the fact that Sony's built-in
image viewer, CLIE Viewer, is so slow to load images. Not
only is AcidImage very fast at loading images, but it supports
removable media such as Memory Sticks (along with CF cards
and SD cards for those of you who own other Palm OS PDAs).
The application supports BMP, GIF and JPEG file formats.
It can also display PictureGear Pocket and MGI PhotoSuite
AcidImage supports a variety of thumbnail view
layouts, full screen image viewing with zoom, slide shows
and allows you to use the jog dial to move between images.
Their new Pro version adds support for the
TIFF/fax file formats, but is considerably more expensive
If you like real time strategy games, then
check out WarFare Inc. from Handmark. This beautifully rendered
game runs full screen on the UX in landscape or portrait
and supports high resolutions on many other PDAs and .NET
devices. It looks great, it plays great and is loads of fun!
To read a more detailed review, check out our game reviewer
JadeDragon's review here.
WarFare Inc. offers 20 levels of playing fun,
missions that are original and unique and strong AI.