View Full Version : does anyone use Picsel ?
01-01-2004, 06:33 AM
I've had my UX50 for a couple of weeks now, and am getting around it fine but I was wondering... what the heck is Picsel for ?
I could understand it if it was a rendering engine for Netfront, or a Word document editor, but... it just sits there making me wonder... why !
01-01-2004, 07:34 AM
It's a stand alone document viewer - lets you view Microsoft Office documents, also PDF.
It's not integrated with the web browser or email client - you need to copy/download documents onto your UX50 to view them.
01-01-2004, 08:00 AM
It's kinda cute in it's frontend presentation, but......
I wonked it to work on my NX60 and then found that for me it just laid around on the card doing nothing. I trashed it out.
It's kind of slow, even on UX50. Viewing app that I don't really need. I really want to get rid of it from my UX.
01-01-2004, 02:11 PM
Not that this answers your question, but I've NEVER gotten Picsel to open ANY MS Word or Excel file that I've tried to open with it. Word files with tables, without tables. Simple Excel files. Plain text files. Nothing. I always get an error. It's useless as far as I can tell.
My 2 cents...
01-01-2004, 04:52 PM
Useless indeed...but don't forget ugly and awkward. I have little patience with developers who think their little app is so important they can ignore all the UI standards and do their own thing.
There's nothing wrong with innovation, but give me a switch to get back to the standard UI if I don't like your creative approach! It shouldn't have cost as much as an hour for the Picsel developers to have it also work through the standard Palm menus. Bleh.
01-01-2004, 07:34 PM
I found it conflicted with Codedriver - picsel would just hang.
I de-installed codediver, and it works fine now.
Could this be your problem?
01-01-2004, 07:37 PM
Not for me.....it just hangs my NX a few days ago when i mingled with it.
01-01-2004, 11:44 PM
I love Picsel. it opens every document I have ever tried. It displays them all EXACTLY like they would look printed out, and it renders them using vectoring so that you can zoom
way in to a single letter in a document, and the edges stay smooth. It's by far the best PDF viewer IMHO. It renders them unchenged! Reading from any document is very easy using the jog dial.
TIP: Mine was a bit slow, but one day I tried turning off CodeDIver before launching Picsel, and that sped it up quite a lot.
01-01-2004, 11:46 PM
P.S. I keep a seperate folder on my MS just for native Word, Ecxel, TXT, PDF, and other files just for easy sharing with my computer, and easy viewing with Picsel.
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