TUCOWS ARTICLE

Must Have Application - Spb Mobile Shell

Spb Mobile Shell is a powerful program that enhances the Windows Mobile smartphone with customizable features. It's a Must Have Application so check it out for yourself.
Published: Apr 29, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan

Spb Mobile Shell

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder


In testing a large number of software programs for the"smartphone" I see a lot of programs that are just "Okay." I also see some that are really good. I've found, however, that some smartphone applications will lockup my phone or make it act quirky.That is not the case with Spb Mobile Shell by Spb SoftwareHouse. This program is so solid and stable, along with having such a nice range of features, that I just had to make it a Must Have Application. Let me tell you about it.

To begin with Spb Mobile Shell puts all the information you need on the Today screen. Without doing anything you can immediately see:

  • the time
  • the weather
  • the date
  • the state of your battery
  • the number of emails waiting
  • the number of phone messages
  • the number of text messages
  • the strength of your phone signal

Take a look at the screen shot. The interface is clean and efficient.You can easily take in all the information with a glance. I've searched for what I felt was the perfect smartphone application and for methis is it. Clean, concise information on what the company calls the Now screen.

If this was all that Spb Mobile Shell did it would be a valuable program, but it does so much more. To begin with you can totally customize the Now screen. You pick what other information you want and the program lays it out for you. Want a digital clock instead of an analog one? No problem. You can use the new adaptive skinsthat change when other things change. Slick. You can pick from a color theme and make changes without affecting your Today screen theme.

The Spb Menu portion of the program is really cool. It lays out all the functions of your device so you can navigate with one hand. I use my thumb and can easily maneuver around the various commands. No having to deal with the "Programs" menu.

I really like the Smart Launcher tab that's shown in the screen shot above. It will automatically pick programs that you can launch. It's easy to delete shortcuts you don't want and if you have some you want to keep just put a "pin" in them. There's also a Weather tab that you can customize, a Time tab that gives you alarms and times from around the world. You can also add tabs if you like. For example, I like JournalBar, from Omega One, so I put it in a tab so it's out of the way, yet easily accessible. Cool.

Summing It Up!

Spb Mobile Shell is one of those programs that just clicks. It gives you optimal functionality that's also easy-to-use. It makes everything easier to do. Get information, launch programs, navigate your device, you name it. So, if you have a smartphone device that uses Windows Mobile 5.0, you have to give Spb Mobile Shell a try. For Windows Mobile smartphones it truly is a Must HaveApplication . I'm also awarding it the Tucows Editors Choice Award for excellence. Check it out.


  • Spb Mobile Shell
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • System Requirements: Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Get more info



About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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