FireViewer for Mobile

FireViewer for Mobile

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  • Version:
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2003
  • Price:
    Purchase; $29.95 to buy
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  • Product ranking:
    #46 in Image Viewers

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4 stars

"Essential catastrophe"

August 18, 2006  |  By ray.lurie

 |  Version: FireViewer 6.4c2


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Firepad's Picture Viewer v. 6.5 f3 promises to be able to read nearly any type of file. I used it for reading maps (one of the recommended uses) on a Palm T5. Perhaps a quarter of the time, the program would either open up the pictures with skewed colors (making the maps unreadable) or crash the Palm on exiting. The pop-up menu frequently inhibits scrolling with the stylus, and, even when scrolling does work properly, it's rather jerky (cf. the smooth scrolling with VisualIT's maps). The zoom feature does the exact opposite of what the name implies: it makes the map *smaller,* enabling more of it to be seen. There are two problems with this: 1) The zoom increments are too discrete (3 zoom-levels only) and most users will want to *enlarge* the map in order to see it in greater detail (and be able to read the street names!). For instance, the RATP's bus map for Paris (intended for this program) can be viewed in only 1/3, 2/3 or full size--but in none of these sizes can any of the names of stops or numbers of bus-lines be read. If this program worked properly, then the ability to take normal maps, digitize them (scanner, camera), convert them to Firepad-readable format and read them on a Palm would be great, but this program is far too buggy, fails and crashes too often and is too unreadable to be of much use. In addition, trying to read anything on a Palm outdoors is nearly impossible because of the sunlight. I would really love to love this program since it promises to enable me to do things that I think are essential, but this is the most frustrating program I've ever used on the Palm--and all this for $30!

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Full Specifications

Publisher Firepad
Publisher web site
Release Date December 03, 2003
Date Added December 03, 2003
Version 6.4c2
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Image Viewers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mobile
Additional Requirements
  • Palm OS 3.0 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 733.4KB
    File Name Not available
    Total Downloads 169
    Downloads Last Week 2
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $29.95

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