I like free. I also like great applications that work as expected, especially when they’re free. Suffice to say, I like Palm Commander.
Palm Commander used to be a commercial product, but the author has graciously decided to give it away…so you will need a registration code to activate it. Just follow the activation link and generate the appropriate code.
I’ve been a fan of the ‘Commander’ style file management system for years, both in the Linux environment and the PC, so I was rather pleased to find one for the Palm, especially as I was reorganizing my files on the little beastie, and it really doesn’t come with a tool that will do the job.
I’m not going to do a full review, but here’s a quick overview of the way Palm Commander works.
The screen is divided into two panels, left and right. Basically I can do things to a file on either side, or copy/move files between sides.
So, if I have some new text files or ebooks in a ‘download’ directory on the left, I can easily drag them to the right panel, which may be showing a view of a folder on the memory card.
Obviously, there are many more features (clipped from the website screenshot gallery):
One Panel Mode
Preferences Editor (“PalmOS RegEdit”)
Virtual File System
I’ve only started working with this application, but so far, it does what I need it to do, and the price is right.