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    I was looking for a barcode app like for the ipad using the camera not scanner, and it dawned on me there wasnt a thread for 'apps'
    Lots for windows mobile, but what about win 7 specifically on Slate 500.

    Maybe we can start collecting good, grown up apps (not really counting angry birds etc :-)

    Anyway, welcome thoughts; first question is on the barcode app.

    regards, and thx in advance
    Victor
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    first question is on the barcode app.
    I found ZBar. No idea if it will/could work but it's open source so you could try it and let everyone know:

    ZBar bar code reader - Support

    Also, Springpad might be able to handle it (you'll need to set up an account to try):

    Springpad Takes on Evernote with Semantic Technology, Barcode Scanner
    Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 (Win 8)
    HP Slate 500 (Win 7)
    Asus T91MT (Win 7)
    OQO 02 (Win Vista)
    Motion m1300 (WinXP Tablet Edition)

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    Flickr for Windows and Windows Phone 7. Flickr: Introducing Flickr for Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 Using it now. A little laggy but it's still nice to finally have an app meant for a touch screen.

    Geordie

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    Two reading focused apps: The Kindle App for text and ComicRack for comics. Both support touch control, though neither have touch friendly menus. The latter is unfortunately somewhat bloated as well, though it does have a lot of functionality.

    I'd really like a touch-friendly music player with a touch-friendly way to navigate the library. Tried foobar2000, Winamp, and iTunes over the weekend, and they all fail at using touch to navigate a large library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kartng View Post
    Two reading focused apps: The Kindle App for text and ComicRack for comics. Both support touch control, though neither have touch friendly menus. The latter is unfortunately somewhat bloated as well, though it does have a lot of functionality.

    I'd really like a touch-friendly music player with a touch-friendly way to navigate the library. Tried foobar2000, Winamp, and iTunes over the weekend, and they all fail at using touch to navigate a large library.
    For music I put Albumplayer (albumplayer.com) on my slate. I originally used it for a Touch Screen Jukebox in my game room. It is designed for Touch Screens and has flip scrolling support. The only thing it lacks is a "Genius" option for picking music. It has some pseudo genius like options but I haven't had much luck with them. Other than that it works really well and has a cool skin-able interface. It's also not free but you can download a trial version.

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    Media: Windows Media Center

    Surface Pro 2 & Sony Vaio Duo 11 (currently on eBay)
    Mobile: iPad Mini and Lumia 925
    Past Notebooks and tablets: Sony Tap 11 (perfect except for battery life), a few generations of Vaio Z, some Android and Windows experiments (HTC Flyer, Archos 9, HP Slate 500), and way back when I had a couple of Dells

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    Does anyone know of a good crosswords app for windows 7. I had an Android tablet for a while (sold it when I got the slate) and it had an app called Shortyz Crosswords that I really liked. It would download new crosswords everyday from the web. I've tried the Google gadget and some of the online crosswords and they are just not the same. I've Searched around but had no luck finding anything. Anybody have suggestions??

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    My favorite app for the Slate is Windows 7 Pro
    Mine is here and I'm messing with it

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    Have you been here Intel AppUp(SM) Center

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    Thanks all
    Interesting references.

 

 

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