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SideWindow: Use A PDA As A Second Monitor

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Pocket PC Thoughts has a review of a really cool bit of software, Innobec’s SideWindow, which allows you to plug in a PDA to your computer and use it as an external monitor. This is a really cool idea, and as far as I can tell from the review, it works really well, so it can be very useful for many applications. The two I’d like to try out: Putting on the PDA palettes from editing software, like from PhotoShop or Premiere Pro, or putting on it some Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets.

SideWindows is $15 and available at PocketGear.
(via jkOnTheRun)

April 23rd, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | General | one comment
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  1. I bought and used it about a year ago (although I was wary at the time as dev seemed to have stopped and their forums was a wasteland of spam)
    In the end I only used it for a short time as it’s not as good as it could be - lots of little stability niggles and (I was using WinXP) no gadgets to drop onto the surface easily.

    I might try it again under Vista (no mention if it suppots Vista), but unless there’s a way to get gadgets/widgets to automagically “pop” onto the PDA screen and return to the main desktop on dock/undock it’s probably more trouble than it’s worth.

    I’d hoped to be able to use it as a simple WMP media keyboard (my Vaio doesn’t have media keys) but it was just a bit too hard.

    Hopefully if there’s some excitement around it we’ll see a versio later than 1.01 eventually appear

    Comment by OffBeatMammal | 4/24/2007

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