Zoomcomm provides simple file exchange between a PC and a Zoomer,
written by John Feras. Announced as
XTOZ is a freeware UNIX to Zoomer (i.e. uniX TO Zoomer) communication package,
written by Keith Williamson. It's available in source code form and runs on
many UNIX platforms. Details are available in
a zoomer-list message,
itself is available from ftp.biostat.washington.edu.
ZC is a small Zoomer communications program (runs on the PC side) written by
ZDOS is a small and "not overly stable" command-line communications program
(runs on the PC side) written by Dave Goodman.
An alternative client program for accessing AOL. Permits you to access
all AOL services and use 9600 baud modems. There are a few caveats in
is available via ftp.
Zcomm Lite is a simple terminal emulator for a Zoomer. Available as
from Structured Software Designs. Look for a more full featured, commercially
supported version called "Zcomm Pro" in the future. The
is available via ftp.
is a freeware utility which exports text from NoteBook files into plain
ASCII text files on a PC, courtesy of
Available via ftp from
University of Washington archives.
Palm Import was part of the commercial
PalmUtilities package, but
is now available via
ZTE is an easy to use text editor for Zoomers, from
Blue Marsh Softworks.
Lector is a text scratchpad and clipboard with very fast loading and saving
(using state files). Available via
is an electronic book authoring and reading system, from
Miscellaneous small applications are available via ftp. For details, see
the ftp index:
Expert Mode Plus is a set of modifications to the Zoomer's GEOS operating
system settings, originally developed by Arthur Tyde and improved by
Chris De Hererra. It's not for the faint
of heart, but promises to enable the following features:
- Multitasking is fully exploitable.
- Multiple open applications simultaneously. Don't run more than 3 apps
at the same time - the system may run out of ram.
- Windows are resizeable, moveable and layerable and iconizeable- ie. you
can reduce them to icons and arrange your desktop.
- Zoomer is faster.
- Express Menu is visible/accessable.
- You can shut down the Zoomer (as in Exit Zoomer (full power down)) and
restart will bring back your desktop and applications in exactly the
same place and page you might have left them. Your battery life will
be significantly lengthened.
- Full file system access is available.
- You can execute DOS programs and batch files from GEOS. GEOS will
prompt you for DOS parms when DOS programs are executed.
- IZL files are recognized and run IZL.
- Additional spiffs like TASK LIST and PRINT MANAGER are available
- World Clock icon bar item is reprogrammed to launch File Manager.
(Don't worry, you can still get to World Clock through the Express Menu.)
- All documents are automatically saved after two minutes of use.
- Double clicking on the screen is easier. You now have more time
- Pen click sounds are turned off.
- The wait time for ink recognititon has been reduced.
- The screen settings are setup to show as much text as possible.
- "...and many more!"
It's available via ftp as a ZIP file with instructions from the
author's WWW site.
IZL is a interpretive language for application development requiring only
the AOL text editor on the Zoomer for programming, written by
Feras Information Technologies.
General information about the freeware version is available from the
zoomer-list announcement. The
itself is available on popular FTP sites like ftp.biostat.washington.edu, along
Version 1.0 of the cheapware product has been released. It's capabilities
and ordering information is available in an
There are some sample programs available for the commercial version:
is now available.
And of course there are some games, via ftp. For details, see
the ftp index:
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