Name: Best Profiles
Description: Profile Manager
Summary: I haven't been impressed with too many applications these days normally because they only have one use. Its going to be a mouth full to tell you what Best Profiles can do for your Nokia N96 but ill give it a go. To start with lets go through the basics, Best Profiles will let you chose to change your profile everyday or just the selected days, you can also set up key words and whenever an event happens in your calender that uses that key word it will change to a selected profile. Best Profiles will also use your GSM location to chose a profile (which so far I have only been able to define a country but you mite be able to work or home locations) and of course it can change your profile when you charge your phone. With all this going on it could well happen that your profiles overlap so Best Profiles has a priority setting for each profile change it does. Now lets get onto the good stuff, first for every different profile you can have different wallpapers, Themes and sound notifications. Also upon activation of a profile you can set it to run multiple applications, different backlight settings and even bluetooth activity. All this needs a bit of planning what if you just want a quick change well Best Profiles has the ability to let you activate any profile at a certain time, after a certain time, for a certain time and even lock for a certain time if your not sure what other profile mite activate.
Overview: On its own Best Profiles doesn't seem that much but if you think of the possibilities for example my previous post was power mp3 that could start playing music as soon as it opened so if you set that as the application your profile runs it could be an alarm clock that doesn't stop. Just think what it could do I'm 100% sure that someone will think of an even better use of this application and I would love to hear about it when you do. Unfortunately I have some bad news Best Profiles isn't free its only £6/$10 but I know that it will put most people off which is a shame because it is a good application and one day there will be a time this application will help you.
To Download the trial of Best Profiles go here
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If you have come up with anyway this will help you please tell us at the forum
Name: Battery Manager
Summary: These phones use so much power to take calls, display pictures, run games and play music – which is great when you’re at home or in the car, but what about when you’re out, do you want all these features to consume your battery when you really want a phone to make calls?
Well here’s an application to help: battery manager will turn on when our phone reaches a certain battery level. This gives you an extra hour or two to make calls listen to music and just keep in contact with others. It’s such a pain if your phone turns off when you’re not done with it, why not just have an application to reduce the consumption on your phone?
You can set it to nearly all basic Profiles at any Battery State, you also can have multiple actions, like switch off Bluetooth at a certain time, and change Profile at another. To change the alarm just change “C:\Battery-Manager\alert.wav” with any sound you want to.
This application is free but it is quite complicated to install, check this installation note:
Before installing Battery Manager, install “xprofile_3rd_110_unsigned.SIS” & “blues_3rd_1_0_0_unsigned.SIS” to your phone memory, both attached in this Download! Then install “BatteryManager_v1_5_0_unsigned.sis” also to your phone memory.
Overall: This is a great application installation mite be a bit long but I’m sure that one day your phone will turn off and you’ll just wish had this application better safe than sorry.
I haven’t even downloaded this yet, I’m first catering to you. If you use Google Calendar (I do), you will know how useful this is.
I use Google Calendar because it gives me SMS and email reminders to events, and it allows me to share events with other people. We all have the S60 calendar, but having something this Web 2.0-ish, is much better.
Unfortunately, the app is still in beta, so you’ll find it slightly buggy, but here are the features for now:
- calendar filtering
- events creation
- event searching
- events location map viewing
And here are the known issues:
- Some Nokia Series60 1st and 2nd edition devices have problems in handling HTTP redirects: I’m working on a fix, that will be available in a future GCal release
- You can now specify ‘@gmail.com’ part in your account name, and authentication will fail no more. Also, if you’re using a mapped domain with Google, you can now use your hosted account data as well.