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Windows Mobile Tools for Consultants October 17, 2008

Posted by Jim Locke in IT Business, Mobility, Productivity, Tools.
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I am always on the lookout for tools that will make me more productive in the field. As my Windows Mobile device is my main connection to the outside world, I have selected a Samsung i760 with Windows mobile 6.1 and several specific application to give me an edge. Here is what I have on my device:

  • Autotask LiveMobile – Permits me to access my Autotask information from the field. Well worth the minimal $10 fee I pay each month for access to it. If you haven’t tried it, call your Autotask sales rep and have them set you up with a trial.
  • mVisualVoicemail – connects me to my VOIP voicemail system. It downloads my messages using Outlook and Activesync and places it on my SD card for payback. Cost is $25.
  • Google Mobile – My favorite Google Mobile apps are Google Maps and Google Reader. Google Maps helps me to get where I need to go. I use Google Reader to keep me up to date on industry and technical news.
  • LogMeIn – I am still shocked at how many people I meet that don’t know that LogMeIn works over a Windows Mobile device. All you need to is logon to your account and access the computers in it. Use your stylus to manuever the desktop, etc. It is simple. It works. Really comes in handy some times when you need to use a Windows Mobile device to access a computer. Best of all, its free.
  • Sprite Backup – You are backing up your Windows Mobile device, right?
  • Spb Communication Pack – Includes the Spb Mobile Shell, Spb Phone Suite, Spb GPRS Monitor and Spb Insight (RSS reader). The Mobile Shell and Phone Suite are the strengths of this package. I really don’t make much use of the other products in the package because I don’t care about how much GPRS data I am transferring and I prefer Google Reader for RSS feeds. Still a great value at $49.95. Depending on your needs you may also want to take a look at the Spb Business Pack for $69.95.
  • Windows LiveSearch – While I am still partial to Google Maps, Live Search is great for mapping, as well and offers manyother freatures. (Free)

I am still looking for a few more apps to perform some of the mundane tasks I dont like to do like expense reporting, phone logging and mileage logging. Still testing a handful of apps in tis arena. I report back on what I find.

Still playing with a number of other



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