DataViz answers the call

I was elated to get an email from Cheryl this morning that informed me Documents To Go Premium 8 with native PDF support was now available. I am downloading and installing it now on my Treo 650 and can’t wait to try it out. I did try the PalmPDF beta, but it didn’t work with all my files and the functionality doesn’t seem to be close to what Docs To Go 8 is advertising. If PDF support is important to you then you should check this out.

Knowing the way Documents To Go is better than the Mobile Office suite, in terms of features, I imagine this native PDF viewer will be better than the free Adobe PDF viewer for Windows Mobile devices. DataViz may want to consider porting their apps to Windows Mobile in the near future.

  1. #1 by Anonymous on November 13, 2005 - 02:11

    DataViz will have VERY stiff competition from the Softmaker apps, if they move to PocketPC. They aren’t cheap (although they regularly run deals) but I’ve used Textmaker/Palnmaker for a long time and they are true “desktop relacements” – much better than DTG on my old Tungsten �E. Startup speed is an issue but worth it for the knowledge that you’re not going to lose any data during the ’round trip’ process.


  2. #2 by Anonymous on November 14, 2005 - 08:34

    I’m waiting to hear your opinion of the pdf viewer of the new DTC 8.0. I’m looking to start using with my Treo 650.

  3. #3 by Alex on November 14, 2005 - 11:41

    I have problems with viewing pdf files. First off, I work with lots of pdf catalogues with Chinese text and they are not displaying correctly. Secondly, I am using CorelDraw to creat pdf file as sales material and all the holes in the text are filled up. I contacted the tech support of DataViz and wish they can solve the problems.

  4. #4 by palmsolo on November 14, 2005 - 13:58

    I threw a 1.2MB PDF that included output from a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, and MS Project Gantt Chart and DTG 8.0 performed well. There was a few second pause to load up and scroll through pages in the file, but I was able to see everything well. I also tried viewing a 97 page proposal that had salvage software output and text in it without any problems. I then took an AutoCad 2005 drawing of a ship’s general arrangements and output it into PDF. This opened up fine, but I do wish I could zoom even further than 200% and also rotate the PDF file to make this a bit easier to read on my device. Then again, the Treo 650 does have a square display so I can rotate the device myself 🙂

  5. #5 by MetaView on November 15, 2005 - 04:44

    PalmPDF 0.6 is out. You might give it another try 🙂


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