Salling Clicker - now for Windows and PocketPC

Salling Clicker just made it to version 3.0. And the biggest change: it now runs on windows and PocketPC.

This was a really smart move for the product - as there is obviously a huge market, with no other great solution like this. I was having trouble with my iPaq 1945 - turns out the battery went completely kaput, so I ordered a new pair for $4.95 (plus $10 S&H - go figure) off of eBay, and it's back to new.

So I quickly tossed on the demo version of Salling Clicker, and it's great. I must use Windows for work - so being able to have all the remote interface, and bluetooth interface goodness on my work machine is a little slice of heaven. Almost makes up for not having a Mac on my desk... almost, but not quite

In case you didn't know - Salling Clicker is a bluetooth or Wifi interface UI for accessing and operating your computer from a Pocket device (Palm or PocketPC), or your mobile phone. It's well known for allowing people to control their powerpoint presentations from their cellphones instead of a dedicated remote.

However, Salling Clicker also allows one to: stop/play/view cover art in iTunes, control the mouse, lock/unlock your computer when you walk away or approach, and is completely scriptable.

For example, on my home mac (and soon to be work mac), I have scripts that when my cellphone approaches and connects, it changes my travelogue location to the correct place.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.