++Volume is a small program (extension) to increase the volume when you dial phone numbers. It does this by patching the O/S and overriding the standard touch tone generation routine. It also uses it's own set of touch tone sounds as the ones in ROM don't sound so good when the volume in increased.
AffiliatePlus extends the built-in Affiliate function in the Name File. Currently, you can only add an affiliates name and title. AffiliatePlus extends that and allows you to add two of their phone numbers, their e-mail address and even their birthday.
AppMan is similar to the Application menu on a Macintosh. It places a small button in the corner of your Newton which, when tapped, pops up a list of all running applications, as well as three frequently access apps (Notes, Styles, and Connection).
Using the Assist feature of the Newton is a great time saver except when Assist takes longer to figure out what to do with the phrase than it would take for you to enter it yourself. Assist Todos makes using Assist with todo fun again. No more waiting for Assist to process a phrase, to tell you it can't interpret the phrase, or that the phrase is too long.
An extension that automatically rotates the Newton screen at power on depending on whether a keyboard is connected.
Back on Top
An applet that brings your backdrop application up on top of all other running applications. It will also send the backdrop application back behind all other applications again when it's on top. Perfect to be installed in the button bar on an MP2000. NOS 2.0 and 2.1 compatible.
Backdrop Plus is an alternative to the NotePad as the backdrop, or background, application for the Newton. With the NotePad closed, you save as much as 10k in heap (similar to RAM on a desktop machine.) This means that you can have more extensions and applications loaded at once, and you will get fewer memory-related problems and restarts.
Backlight Control Button
Creates an 'invisible' button to let you turn on and off backlighting, play a tap sound, turn off your Newton with a double tap, etc.
Backlight Plus adds additional controls to your Newton's backlight! Now, you can have the backlight on all of the time, or from specified times during the day! Backlight Plus also adds a button to one of the screen corners for easy access to toggling the backlight on and off.
-- Commercial (demo available for download)
Lets you have notes in the note pad up to 32k in size (the standard limit is 4k.) Completely transparent, just keep writing.
-- Time-limited Demo
An extension that puts a rotate button in the status bar of the Notepad.
ButtonPkg consists of 5 buttons, each having its own purpose. The buttons are picture buttons, which look nicer and take up less space than text buttons:
Calc. Adds a button to the backdrop application. Pressing the button opens the Calculator.
Style. Adds a button to Notepad. Pressing the button opens the Styles palette.
Rotate. Adds a button to the backdrop application. Pressing the button rotates the screen.
Dates. Overrides the built-in Dates button (so it is invisible.) Pressing the button opens Notepad instead of Dates. If Notepad is already in front, however, Dates is opened. (This is especially useful if Dates is your backdrop application.)
Notes. Adds a button to the backdrop application. Pressing the button opens the Notepad application.
SignatureButton adds a button to the status bar in Notepad. Pressing the button inserts your signature from the Owner Info application.
BacklightButton adds a button to your backdrop application allowing you to toggle the backlight on Newton devices with this option
ConnectionButton adds a button to your backdrop application. When you press the button the Connection application opens directly.
IOButton is added to your backdrop application. When you tab the button the In/Out Box application opens.
CalcButton adds a button to your backdrop application. Makes it fast and easy to open the Calculator.
StyleBytton adds a button to Notepad. Pressing the button opens the Styles palette directly from Notepad freeing you from the annoying steps through the Extras Drawer.
RotateButton adds a button to your backdrop application. Pressing the button makes the screen totate.
DatesButton overrides the built-in behavior of the silk-screen Dates button. Pressing the button opens Notepad instead of Dates. If Notepad is already in front, however, Dates is opened.
NotesButton adds a button to the backdrop application for easy Notepad access.
Extension which installs a small button on the notepad status bar. This button looks like a tiny phone. Clicking on it will immediately bring up the calls application.
Control Panel lets you set five features of your Newton according to the time of day and power source:
Alarms - You can set as many alarms as you need. Alarms will open any application you want when they go off.
Sleep Delay - Set the Newton to go to sleep after a certain amount of time based on whether it is plugged in or not and what time of day it is.
Sleep Delay - Set the Newton to go to sleep after a certain amount of time based on whether it is plugged in or not and what time of day it is.
Open Applications - Automatically open application depending on the time and worksite.
Backlighting - Backlighting can be turned on at night, when you are plugged in, when you are on the road, or always.
Worksites - Depending on the time of day and power source Control Panel can automatically choose your worksite.
Experience tragically shows that the most vulnerable part of your beloved Newton MessagePad is its display. In the case of a damaged display it is not possible to write anything on it anymore. You cannot even get your data back! This little package does nothing but automatically open the Connection slip and wait for your desktop machine to get into contact. You will then be able to back up your data from the desktop using the Newton Backup Utilities or similar software.
A program for entering and displaying directions to specific destinations. For example, if you are traveling to a site across town, you enter the steps in the journey into Director using the popup menu, then click the Direct Me button. Each step appears in 36-point type on your Newton's screen, one at a time. When you're ready for the next step, you can click one of the extra-large buttons with your finger or stylus (but the buttons are large enough for finger-clicking), and the next step in the directions will be displayed.
A free utility for creating names, DragNDrop Names 1.0. Simply write a name in your Notepad and drag it over the Names app to instantly add a new person. Skip the needless steps of tapping Add->Address or Add->Email.
Email Services 1.2
Saves you time entering email addresses and memory by letting you expand the email services the Newton OS knows about. So you can add your site to the popup list. For example, add a new "Catamount" service that will append "@catamount.com" to every outgoing email address.
The builtin word expansion is a cool idea which is built into the Newton OS, but the process of adding new word expansions is long. Expansion speeds this process up. Expansion also allows you to bypass the built-in 30 character limit and create expansion phrases of unlimited length. Requires 2.0.
ExtraExtras adds new functionality to the Extras Drawer by adding three new actions to the Extras Drawer's action button: "Get Info", "Freeze" and "Thaw". The "Get Info" action opens a view containing information about the selected package. The "Freeze" action freezes, or deactivates, the selected package(s). When a package is frozen it does not use any heap memory, but any functionality that it may provide will not be available. The "Thaw" action will thaw, or reactivate, the selected package(s).
Flash is a Newton program that helps you improve your reading rate & comprehension. Flash provides a variety of exercises that users can use to improve their reading habits. Flash includes on-line help which explains speed reading concepts and how to use the program.
An informational Folder utility for the Newton. It was written primarily to inform users about how much storage space is consumed by Notes, Names, and packages stored inside Global folders in the Newton 2.0 operating system. It also allows these items to quickly be deleted on a folder-by-folder basis and can be used in landscape mode.
Freeze Utilities allow you to take advantage of the built in freezing option on the Newton, as well as providing a few enhancments.
GCStat 1.01 GCStat is a small application that does a garbage collection, then displays the amount of memory free in the frames heap. The display will appear in the center of the screen for 2-3 seconds, then disappear. If you would like the display to disappear sooner, just tap it.
GestureLaunch and GestureScript are ICS's answer to button bars and package launchers. Now you can assign up to four actions to each built-in button for a total of 24 different actions that are always available and don't take up as much heap or screen space as a button bar.
Heap Saver will reclaim between 5 and 20K of heap memory by removing unused objects from memory.
HyperNames allows you to create links between address cards that both show additional information and allow easy one-touch navigation.
With i++ you can extent/customize the menu shown when tapping an "i-Button". Menu items can be included to open applications (without opening the extras drawer) or to invoke other special actions (like changing the screen orientation). Those info buttons are present in most Newton(tm)2.0 applications, since it is a standard component of the 2.0 user interface. So "your" special purpose menu will be reachable in most situations without getting in your way when you do not need it.
A Notepad navigation tool that installs a small button in the Notepad's status bar to quickly jump to a saved location, and then back to the location you jumped from. JumpN remembers two notes per folder (including "Unfiled" and "All Notes"): the "saved" note, and the last note you were at when you jumped to the saved note.
Cut most actions down to a couple of taps.
Lava is a compact and complete solution for making the backlight on the Newton function much more effectively. This is what it does:
Turns the backlight on when the Newton is turned on.
Backlight switches off after a period of inactivity.
Backlight automatically switches back on when you tap anywhere on the screen.
Animated screen designs can be drawn during system inactivity.
All settings are completely under your control.
-- Time-limited Demo
A small freeWare app that automatically turns on the backlighting on a Newton when the unit is turned on. Tapping its icon in the extras drawer will toggle the light on and off. This is most useful for those people who keep the extras drawer as their backdrop app.
A small freeWare app that automatically turns on the backlighting on a Newton when the unit is turned on. Tapping its icon in the extras drawer will toggle the light on and off.
The original package mover and copier program for the Newton. MagicApp allows you to move programs from the internal memory to a storage card or vice versa. It also allows you to copy a program from a card to another card.
Newton's Reflex makes all your Newton tasks easy! Save time - every time you use your Newton. Tasks and applications are instantly at your fingertips. Newton's Reflex turns otherwise arduous tasks into a one-step, one-tap process, and introduces up to 3 powerful and customizable menus.
A FREE application that simplifies and standardizes software registration and identification by creating a universal owner card.
Test that Newton, before you buy it. Screen, speaker, serial adapter, PC-slots, memory cards. Determines transfer rate of memory cards.
A collection of 8 extensions (stationary) for your notepad. One of the extensions, Voice Mail, features "call back" alarm. This alarm will remind you to call a person at a pre-set time. You can also add the call to your Todo list and the Calls app as well as add the person to your Names app.
A Newton package and Macintosh Fat Binary application that allows you to easily transfer text based notes from your Newton to your desktop computer. NoteThing can extract the text from all types of notes, including any stationary that supports text transfers. Basically, if your stationary can email text, NoteThing can transfer it to your Mac.
OneTap Scroller is a Notes enhancement button that allows scrolling to the next, previous, first, or last note.
Package Organizer makes it easy for you to keep track of, manipulate, and manage your software packages. Moving packages becomes as easy as dragging from your internal memory to your card, and it's easy (and fast) to work with large groups of packages at once.
passKeep is an application written just for MessagePad users who have a difficult time keeping up with user id's and passwords for all of their different accounts, and addresses.
Patchwork 1.1 is a small package which solves two problems in Newton 2.0 during restarts occuring after a reset:
Restoration of the previously selected remote city in TimeZones.
Restoration of the previously selected view in Dates.
Person To Co (17K BinHex)
For those of you who've migrated their names file over from a 1.X Newton, you may have noticed the inability to change a Person's name card into a Company card, and vice versa. In addition, you may have created a name card and decided to change it into the other type. Person <-> Co. solves this problem. It provides a list of all the names in your names file, with an iconic representation of their type to the left of the name. You can tap on the icon to pop up a list of available types (currently only "Person" and "Company") and choose a new type. Tapping on the name itself will open the card file to that name. Requires Newton Operating System 2.0.
2.x only. Select package(s) in Extras, select "Pkg Info" in action menu. Displays information about an application, book or autopart(extension) [not storage or built-in apps]:
store name: size in bytes (and compressed size if applicable)
creation date and time
An Ultra Fast Package Launcher for Newton. PkgPopper adds a popup menu to your Newton MP which enable you to launch different Applications, Scripts, Books, HelpBooks, etc. If you select an application that is already open, it will be brought to front without reopening it. This popup menu is activated by tapping on the PkgPopper button. Pressing on the button will have another effect, that is to toggle the backlight.
Plain Jane makes one entry screen out of three thereby speeding data entry. The address, email and notes screen are combined into Plain Jane. How To - Install Plain Jane.pkg, Open Names, Tap New can to create a new person card, Tap Add and select Plain Jane.
This extension activates the aliens in Dates -- Install it onto your Newton and the aliens motif will appear in Dates. Only works on NOS 2.0 or 2.1
PopExtras 2.0 - consists of two parts, the first being a button which is attached to the status bar of the background application (eg Notepad). Tapping this button will present you with a pop-up menu containing a user definable list of apps installed on the Newton. Tapping an app name will open that app! The second part of PopExtras is the utility that is used to select which apps will be displayed in the popup button. This utility consists of a scrolling list which contains the apps installed on the Newton. Tapping on an item in the list will place a check to the left of the app name, tapping again will remove the check. Simple. There is also a Clear button which will uncheck all items. It should also be noted that this version of PopExtras will only run on Newton 2.0 devices.
Power Pref 2.0
This package adds a panel to the Prefs application under Newton 2.0 to allow access to some hidden options that aren't normally available (only works under Newton OS 2.0)
Power Preferences (7K BinHex)
This package adds a panel to the Prefs application under Newton 2.0 to allow access to some hidden options that aren't normally available (including Freeze)
Provides instant access to your most used packages and instant Fax and Beam receive.
Extension which installs a small button on the notepad status bar. This button looks like a "x". Clicking on it will immediately turn off the Newton. Saves wear and tear on the power button.
Quick Xtras is a floating, tappable view which hovers at the top twenty pixels of the silkscreen. When tapped, a popup menu appears listing the folders available in the Extras Drawer and the applications that are available in the currently selected folder. XtrasLib is included which provides a library of APIs for accessing the Extras Drawer.
Adds a convienient button to the Notes application for quick access to the Styles pallette.
Ragout - is the ultimate soup tool, designed for Newton developers, consultants, and power users. It includes a comprehensive feature set not found in any other soup tool. Incorporating an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that displays all essential soup information, Ragout lets you: Create, delete, copy, and move soups; Add and remove soup indices; Create, delete, copy, move, view, and edit soup entries, and change slot data types; Delete all entries in a soup or index; Create multiple copies of a soup entry, a feature that is particularly useful for sizing potential soup structures. Fax and print soup information and entry contents for documentation purposes; and Beam soup entries to other Newtons.
Rebooter will allow you to reboot your Newton without having to pull off your battery cover. This is especially important for MP110 owners since the covers tend to wear out easilly on these machines. Rebooter also has two additional buttons. One is labeled GC and will do a garbage collecton on your Frame Heap memory recovering any unused memory. The Sleep button will cause your Newton to sleep or power off.
Remapper is a utility that allows you to change the behavior of the built-in silk screened buttons on the MessagePad 120 and 130. You can completely customize the behavior of any or all of the silk screened buttons.
Restart is a simple utility that causes the Newton to restart. This is the same as pressing the hardware restart button under the battery cover without the trouble of having to open the battery cover up manually. Note: this is a soft reset, not a hard reset (i.e. does not delete soup data or packages from the newton).
The ultimative utility collection for Newton 2.x.
ShopList 2.30E (English version)
shopList software (sL) is a shopping list manager. sL helps you keep track of items you need to purchase at various stores. Especially helpful with groceries.
Shopper is the easiest way to turn your Newton into a convenient shopping tool.
When using Sleeper you can tap the button and slip your stylus in the slot and be done. No more juggling the newton around in your hands to switch off the switch. This also reduces the wear and tear on the power switch.
Sound Sleep provides several new features to your Newton: The ability to power on your Newton with a tap, and the ability to start a new sound note with the power on switch of your Newton. Sound Sleep will also add a floating button to your Newton's screen to easily create new sound notes.
-- Commercial (demo available for download)
StickyNewts is an easy to use program for keeping notes on your Newton, and accessing them quickly whenever you need them. StickyNewts provides a small "floating" button, which is always available when StickNewts is running, from which you can create new notes, show and hide or print, fax or email them.
Super Caps places a button in the NotePad's status bar or in one of the corners of the Newton which, when tapped, 'corrects' the capilization of selected text. Text can be selected by highlighting it, or if nothing is highlighted, Super Caps will correct the topmost note. There is a preference window which you can open by tapping and holding the Super Caps button.
A multi-purpose button manager. With it, you can set up button bars made up of your favorite selection in your own order and layout. It also allows you to add buttons into status bar of Notes (or your selected backdrop applet). Also, for programmers, TapBar has an open API that allows you to write your own buttons and even create your own commercial button suite!
Switch between running applications.
TheWholeText (TWT) is an extension that installs a button on the status bar of the Notes application. Tapping on the button selects all text for the active note. This "Select All" works differently than the system implementation of Select All, which only selects text in the current paragraph containing the caret. TWT selects all text within a single note even if the text is not on the screen and in another text block.
Toggler adds a popup button to the status bar, which allows you to toggle preferences for a number of features
Use TrackIt to record and graph any set of numbers. The data set can be time based or just a sequential set of numbers. If the data set is time based the X axis will graph the points spaced to reflect the time between points.
Formerly known as RemoveIt, TrashPak lets you quickly remove Packages and Soups from the internal or PCMCIA card. Also, TrashPak lets you remove entries from the System and Directory soups (can be fatal if you remove the wrong entry, so be careful). The system soup is where preferences for various packages are stored. The Directory soup is where MetaData is stored. MetaData is the data that the NCK uses to display soups for editting. WARNING - While the remove button gives you an chance to change your mind (there is a confim dialog _ONLY_ if you check the "Confirm?" checkbox in the preferences), undo is NOT supported. If you remove it, it is gone!
Vitamin A is a popup menu editor, with complete support for nearly a dozen different menus. Using Vitamin A, you can create menus that popup when you tap the bottom portion of any of the silk screen buttons, you can place buttons in the four corners of the screen, and you can completely customize the caret menu. For example, if there is a character or two that you frequently have to open the keyboard to type in, you can place it directly into the caret menu, and access it with just a tap. Alternatively, if you find yourself toggling through keyboards often, you may wish to add the various keyboards to the popup menu, giving one-tap access to them as well.