Boy oh boy, I can still remember the day when I got my first HiRes Palm(a Palm Tungsten T). The HiRes display was simply stunning for a person coming from a Palm m505…soo much more information on such a tiny thing. Adios scrolling, welcome tiny fonts and halfblind eye! DocumentsToGo always did a good job in HiRes, but I always had the impression that they ignored Lowres handhelds a bit.

To be honest, DocumentsToGo 9 sneaked itself onto my Treo 600 rather accidentally – its hotsync conduit found a PDA that ran v8 and simpy kicked v9 into the RAM instead(so much about beeing card sensitive, good I had 17meg free). Anyways, DocumentsToGo started up without problems on the Treo 600:
 DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions  DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions

WordToGo
The major annoyance I always had with WotrdToGo on Lowres devices was the big default Palm OS font used for displaying data. DocumentsToGo 9 now uses its Agfa TrueType engine on Lowres Palm PDA’s too – three zoom levels for lowres folks:
 DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions  DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions  DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions

I already mentioned that the Agfa engine has problems with rendering in our Documents To Go 9 review – this photo of a regular plaintext file shows how crazy the fonts actually look(greyscale pixels everywhere). I probably mentioned already that ClearType, subpixel rendering, etc are a surefire way to annoy my halfblind eye, didnt I( :-) )?:
 DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions

WordToGo now supports a true fullscreen mode – the extra three lines can be very helpful when it comes to reading documents:
 DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions

SheetToGo
SheetToGo also supports three zoom levels(small is unusable) and a fullscreen view mode:
 DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions  DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions  DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions

 DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions

SlideshowToGo
SlideShowToGo works really well on Lowres screens. When you zoom in, the slides are shown really really clear:
 DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions  DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions  DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions

Last but not least, here is a photo of an app with a really well-done small font. Its SrcEdit(free from here):
 DocumentsToGo Lowres screenshots and impressions

Overall, DocumentsToGo 9 is a great step forward for Lowres handheld users – and it is a step back, too. The flexible zoom options make viewing files easy, but the subpixel rendering spoils the fiest(for me). If you want to know more about DocumentsToGo 9, visit our full review!

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