Shortcutter allows you to draw panels of controls (buttons, scroll bars, knobs
and other widgets) on the handheld and then use them to control any PC application.
The buttons can be big enough to hit with a finger, or tiny so that many will
fit on a screen. Key features of Shortcutter include that it can provide customizable
interfaces on the PDA even for applications that do not have a customization
facility on the PC. You can use Shortcutter to build custom extensions to applications.
Since these are on the PDA, you can take them with you and use them even on
other people's computers.
For the newest PDAs that have rechargeable batteries, you are supposed to leave the device connected
to the PC whenever the user is next to the PC since it is recharged in the cradle.
Therefore, using Shortcutter to create panels of controls that might be useful
for the PC's applications makes even more sense.
Please send us examples of interesting panels you make with Shortcutter so
we can find out what people find it useful for. Let us know if it is OK to share
these panels with others. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are both Palm and
Pocket PC versions of ShortCutter.