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Smartphone Software - PhonePix: Photo Caller ID

Using PhonePix: Photo Caller ID you can know exactly who's calling because you see their picture and hear their customized ringtong. Check it out.
Published: Sep 7, 2008
Author: Michael E, Callahan

PhonePix: Photo Caller ID by Javatek Media

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder


Note: Since by definition "smartphones" are phones that are also PDA's, the software reviewed here should work with personal digital assistants that are not "smartphones". Check the operating system because we'll be reviewing software for both Pocket PC and Palm devices. -- Editor

On every phone I've had I've used custom ringtones for each person in my family. That way I can know who's calling just by what song is playing. There are times, however, when I have my Blackberry muted, because I'm in an appointment or on my land line phone. That's where a program like PhonePix: Photo Caller ID comes in handy. The program comes with both a Blackberry component and a Windows component. You can associate a photo and a ringtone with each of your family and friends. In testing it out I connected my Blackberry to my PC with the USB cable and I was ready to start sending files to my smartphone. I like the fact that I could manipulate the length of sound files so that they took up less space on my phone. The program supports MP3, WAV, and MIDI song formats. When you're ready you just upload your ringtones to your phone. With the desktop software you can work with the images that you'll use to identify callers. The program comes with some default images in case you have callers that you don't have pictures for. You can rotate images, zoom in, and see each image as it will appear on your device. Slick. Then when you get a call you get a picture of the person and their own special ringtone. I found the program to be very easy-to-use and intuitive, perfect for both new and experienced users. There's a list of supported Blackberry devices on the company Web site. So, if you'd like to know exactly who's calling your phone, take a good look at PhonePix: Photo Caller ID. I recommend it.

If you have software you use on your "smartphone" or PDA, come and talk about it with us in the Forums. We look forward to seeing you there.


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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