Pocket PC was once just for basic functions like email checking, browsing, appointments and reminder, etc but over the years it has gone way more useful. This palm size gadget is now capable of performing mostly everything you can do on a PC or laptop.
If you’ve just got yourself a new Pocket PC and getting all excited about it or in case you’re looking for more software to make your Pocket PC more useful, here’s 50 must have softwares worth installing (or at least a try) for a Pocket PC. Full list after jump.
NetFront Browser supports almost any OS and CPU and offers low power consumption, easy customization, and a broad range of plug-ins.
Flash Video Bundle & TCPMP
FlashVideoBundle and TCPMP are used for watching Youtube clips in Windows mobile phone.
QuickMenu is a start-menu stronger than Smallmenu, it is from China, now you can try the English version.
Google Maps Mobile is a free download with a look and feel just like that of the Google Maps you’ve come to know and love, offering directions, local search, movable maps, and satellite imagery of your location.
Foxit Reader allows users to easily view a variety of PDF documents and find texts inside PDF documents.
My Mobiler allows you to view your mobile screen on your desktop monitor and control with your keyboard and mouse.
CeleDial is a must-have smart-dialing assistant for Windows Mobile Pocket PC (Phone) – you will be amazed to find there’s such a simple, fast and convenient way to locate contacts.
XnView Pocket lets you visualize your images and photos on your PocketPC.
pBar is a lightweight and speedy task manager, smart close, and battery indicator that works just the way it should be.
deltaLock locks your Pocket PC’s screen and buttons while it’s in your pocket playing music or doing whatever would require it to stay switched on.
Pocket Finance Diary is a simple financial manager for tracking expenses.
Live Media for Mobile is a new and free Peer to Peer self-broadcasting service that allows you to view slideshows, webcams and download shared files to your phone.
Bluetooth Remote Control
Control remotely from your mobile phone your desktop mouse, Winamp, iTunes, the Windows Media Player, PowerPoint, PowerDVD and the Vista’s Media Center.
Symbian S60 3rd Edition
fring™ is a mobile internet service & community that enables you to access & interact with your social networks on-the-go, make free calls and live chat with all your fring, Skype®, MSN® Messenger, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo!™ and AIM®* friends using your handset’s internet connection rather than costly cellular airtime minutes.
Nokia Sports Tracker is a GPS-based activity tracker that runs on Nokia smartphones.
ShoZu enables one-click uploading of camera phone videos and pictures to over 30 online social networks, blogs, photo sites and other popular web destinations.
Ultimate Voice Recorder
Record voice memo or phone calls anytime by simply pressing hotkeys. Phone calls can be recorded automatically.
Yahoo! Go 3.0 connects your device to Yahoo! services in real time.
Y-Browser is a filebrowser application designed for S60 3rd edition devices.
Your Alarms is a multialarm applications.
SMS Spam Manager
SMS Spam Manager blocks unwanted SMS messages without producing any sound or light indication.
PuTTY is a free SSH client developed by Simon Tatham
Screenshot is a FREE program to take screenshot on your Symbian OS mobile phones.
With WWIGO, a camera phone can be used as a webcam with PC or Laptop using bluetooth as the transmission medium.
For Symbian UIQ
GDesk is a customizable and extendable desktop system. Icons can be placed on the desktop representing applications, page links and plug-ins.
Garmin XT is a rich turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation application for smartphones.
Swiss Manager Pro offers a way to have a lot more control, essentially making using the PDA a lot more practical.
StickIt is a simple app which allows users of UIQ3 phones to attach a note to their standby screen.
SmartMovie is a video player for your mobile device, with counterpart PC converter utility. With the converter, you may prepare any video clip for playback on your mobile device.
Lubisoft Outlays UIQ3
Notice your expenses and you will save easily with Lubisoft Outlays UIQ3.
LinkBoy provides up to 45 shortcuts to frequently used tasks, that can be optionally displayed on the standby screen.
Best Calc allows you to perform all basic calculations as well as all common scientific functions in fast and easy way.
WorldMate travel software for Windows Mobile provides you with critical travel information when you need it the most.
LCG Jukebox is music player for mobile devices, that is designed to suit all your music listening desires.
VirtualRadio connects to the Internet through your mobile phone operator’s network and links to more than 1’200 radio stations from all over the world.
Opera Mini 4 enables you to take your full Web experience and digital lifestyle with you.
eBuddy Mobile Messenger
The eBuddy Mobile Messenger is a Multi-Network application, especially designed for the best Instant Messaging experience.
TinyBook is an office application for users to read and write .txt format file.
Mobile GMaps is a FREE application that displays maps from Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Windows Live Local (MSN Virtual Earth), Ask.com, Open Street Map and other sources on Java J2ME-enabled mobile phones, PDAs and other devices.
Bluetooth Messenger will allow users to transfer text messages via bluetooth connections in short distances.
MoneyManager is a handy and user friendly solution to track your transactions.
Bidirectional English-Russian-English dictionary with about 10000 words, large version with 30000 words and full version with 50000 words and all variants of translation.
Stopwatch up to max 999 hours 59 minutes 59.99 seconds with 1/100 of a second accuracy.
SmartShopper is a popular and easy to use shopping list program.
Calc works much like a good old HP calculator with RPN logic, but the stack has 16 elements and you can see many of the elements on the stack simultaneously.
Lavella Mobile Radio
Lavella will give U digital streaming radio via GPRS connection with good quality sound.
Mobile Windows Live Messenger
Mobile Windows Live Messenger lets you chat with your friends and family on your mobile.
YouTube for Mobile is a simple application to watch YouTube videos on your phone.
GoTalkMobile is GTalk instant messenger (IM) client for your J2ME-enabled cell phone.
This program turns your mobile into a cool spy cam