Apr 27 2009
I’ve featured some great software here on Freeloader, and since then some of it has gotten better.
This week we’ll take a look at some of the freeware updated since it was featured here.
This menu extra has actually been updated twice since its feature. WeatherPop has grown up into WeatherPop Advance, a shareware app displaying a
5-day forecast among other enhancements. Don’t worry the original is still free and sports new icons.
Microsoft had its chance at Palm sync and Entourage. Much to the disappointment of Entourage users, the Microsoft Palm sync excluded email sync. Now that Microsoft has recalled it’s half-hearted effort, it’s time to turn back to Queue Sync. Beta when it was featured here, it has become
shareware, and it does support email syncing.
Also worth mentioning, Queuesoft, the makers of Queue Sync, also have a bucketful of Palm conduits for older versions of Entourage as well as Outlook Express. So now, reguardless of your OS version or Palm Desktop
version you can sync your email to your palm. And the Outlook Express conduits are free.
Since my feature on universal chat clients, Proteus has also left the realm of freeware with its newest version. Fire, also updated, is still free.
Now at version 0.40 (whatever that means) Chimera, the promising
up-and-coming browser has attained preferences. While not quite “there” yet,
this alternative browser is getting better by the day. And with support for
tabbed browsing (the coolest thing since embedded images), it’s looking more
appealing every day.
Not to take too long to dwell on the past, I hope our little look back has
prompted a few downloads. Join me next time for another nostalgic episode as
we take a look back at some of the best freeware for old classic OS 9.