TouchLauncher makes Palm OS feel like the iPhone

TouchLauncher makes Palm OS feel like the iPhone
TouchLauncher makes Palm OS feel like the iPhone. A new Palm OS launcher app, TouchLauncher, will give your Palm Treo, Centro (and even older Palm PDAs) a UI boost with an interface inspired from the iPhone. The full version of the application allows you to scroll through the app icons horizontally, just like on the Apple iPhone. It sports a beautiful user interface and combines basic launcher features with new ideas.

TouchLauncher can be used to run applications on your device with your fingers, as well as perform other basic tasks with them. The app comes fully stocked with support for finger scrolling, dragging and dropping icons, and dropping web links (bookmarks) directly onto the Palm desktop. It's complete with customizable icon positioning and and snazzy notifications.

TouchLauncher Features
+ Scroll with your finger. With this you can change pages of applications in TL with your fingers. Tap an empty space on a page and drag it left or right to switch to the next page.
+ Support for ICONSETS and WALLPAPERS. Iconsets can be created on the desktop and then used in TouchLauncher (a basic iFone iconset is supplied) and wallpapers can be set directly in the program (a sample wallpaper supplied in the archive)
+ Get the number of unread SMS messages (Treo and Centro). If you have an icon to Messaging application in TL, a red box will display the number of unread messages on your Smartphone.
+ Rearrange applications. you can use the Drag-and-Drop function to take an application icon and put it wherever you like it. It will stay there.
+ Categorize applications. Press Home or Space on your Treo to quickly change the current category. Or Menu-Y to edit application categories.
+ Rename applications. Give each application a unique name. (For example, rename "World Clock" to "Clock")
Basic functions (Beam/Send/Delete/Information). Just take an icon with your finger and drag it to the appropriate icon in the bottom bar.
+ Click a letter on the Treo keyboard to highlight the icon, which name starts with that letter.
+ Add WebLinks and Contact Links*. Add a web link to TL and quickly access your favorite webpage using Blazer. Add a contact link and quickly open your friend's business card in TouchBook.

TouchLauncher full version is available for $6.99. You may download a free trial version which allows you to run the TouchLaunch app for the first 10 apps on your device. The application requires Palm OS 5 Treo Smartphone and 200KB Free memory. More information about the application is available from kvplab's website.

Interested? You may also want to check out this "TouchLauncher makes Palm OS feel like the iPhone" video demo

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