View Poll Results: which hack manager do you use?

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  • HackMaster

    30 31.91%
  • X-Master

    48 51.06%
  • TealMaster

    14 14.89%
  • EVPlugbase

    1 1.06%
  • other

    1 1.06%
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  1.    #1  
    After using HackMaster, I've switched to X-Master. No problems with X-Master and I have about 10 active hacks.

    If you select "other", please indicate! (I think I have them all covered).
    Steve
    "Gort, Klatu verada nictu."
  2. #2  
    I've wound up using them all. I like TealMaster the best, as it allows for prioritizing of hacks. This was important to me as at one time I had 18 hacks and some were disrupting others. You can do this in X-Master but you have to activate in a certain order, and it took a long time to experiment this way. Hackmaster doesn't even remember the order you put them in after a reset, and that was a big problem.

    I also use Trapweaver for added stability. You can't use it with EVPlugBase, so that was out for me. Trapweaver now fixed the bugs with Springboards, btw. EVPlugBase has some of the functionality of Trapweaver built in, but doesn't account for Hacks at startup. X-Master will be adding Trapweaver-like functionality in later versions according to the author.

    I usually recommend EVPlugBase for newbies, as it offers some of the functionality of Trapweaver without any of the maintenance issues (such as remembering to restart Trapweaver after a hard reset). Sometimes it doesn't work (they don't update it that often, and some conflicts remain). In that case, I have started recommending X-Master Lite, as it is another free program. TealMaster isn't for everyone, as it costs $10.
    Last edited by waytoomuchcoffe; 03/17/2001 at 09:54 AM.
  3. #3  
    waytoomuchcoffe,

    You shouldn't have too much trouble finding an avatar at http://www.tmcm.com/

    hee hee hee

    Ed
  4. #4  
    X-Master. It meets my five most important criteria for software.

    1) It works properly and does what it is supposed to.

    2) It is free.

    3) It is free.

    4) There is no cost for it.

    5) It is free.

    8-)
  5. #5  
    I really liked TealMaster but I'm not willing to pay $10 for it, HackMaster was one of the few shareware I never ever registered. Eventually I got X-Master, since its free, and displays stuff properly on 3.5
    Matt Nichols
    VigoSpraxPalm@Yahoo.com
  6. #6  
    I chose "other" as I am hack-free.

    Crazy, huh?

    I loaded one hack once right after I got my Visor and it made a mess of it, and since then I have been unwilling to fool with them. I can't say that I have really found anything that I can't do without them... except maybe invert my backlight.

    I have nothing against them, of course! More power to the people who are braver than I!
    --
    ThirdMan
  7.    #7  
    Originally posted by waytoomuchcoffe
    ...I also use Trapweaver for added stability. You can't use it with EVPlugBase, so that was out for me. Trapweaver now fixed the bugs with Springboards, btw. EVPlugBase has some of the functionality of Trapweaver built in, but doesn't account for Hacks at startup. X-Master will be adding Trapweaver-like functionality in later versions according to the author.
    waytoomuchcoffe,
    Great review! Thanks for the info about Trapweaver, I wasn't aware of it. It seems to have resolved some instabilities I had with AppHack. Of course, now with Launcher III, McPhling, EZLaunch and Apphack it may take me longer to *pick* a way to launch an app!! [and these should be helping me do it quicker!]
    Steve
    "Gort, Klatu verada nictu."
  8. #8  
    Originally posted by ThirdMan
    ... except maybe invert my backlight.
    I think you could.....with some undocumented shortcut trick =P So there, Now you could proudly say you are hack free and your Visor does everthing you need it to do! =P


    Originally posted by ss@rr
    with Launcher III, McPhling, EZLaunch and Apphack it may take me longer to *pick* a way to launch an app!! [and these should be helping me do it quicker!]
    hey, I use Silverscreen, Apphack, App/Da Launcher, EZlaunch, clip, and BookmarkDA to launch my stuff, now, I almost forgot how the original laucher even Silver's interface looked.... =P
  9. #9  
    Originally posted by meitsjustme


    I think you could.....with some undocumented shortcut trick =P So there, Now you could proudly say you are hack free and your Visor does everthing you need it to do! =P
    Unfortunately, it doesn't work for some reason on Handspring devices.
  10.    #10  
    Originally posted by meitsjustme

    hey, I use Silverscreen, Apphack, App/Da Launcher, EZlaunch, clip, and BookmarkDA to launch my stuff, now, I almost forgot how the original laucher even Silver's interface looked.... =P
    Oh dear! I forgot DALauncher! (Pref type, pretty slick!)
    Steve
    "Gort, Klatu verada nictu."
  11. #11  
    I had some memory-chunk problems with HackMaster and running several hacks together. Since switching to XMaster I haven't had any problems whatsoever. I use Afterburner, CHronoHack, FindHack, and LauchEmApp Hack (Which, BTW stays active even after you remove the LaunchEm demo
  12. #12  
    I use Hackmaster, but am considering switching to X-man. WHere so you get it? I assume you have to delete hackmaster before installing x?
    Felipe
    On the road to 5,000 posts
    Life is what happens between Firmware releases.
  13. #13  
    Originally posted by Felipe
    I use Hackmaster, but am considering switching to X-man. WHere so you get it? I assume you have to delete hackmaster before installing x?
    You can find X-Master at http://linkesoft.com/english/xmaster/

    No, you do need to delete HackMaster before installing it -- it detects that HackMaster is installed and tells you that it will remove HackMaster.

    If you want to try TealMaster and X-Master, make sure you fully delete one and do a soft reset before installing the other. I had a couple of hard resets occur when I was evaluating these two packages. I'm sticking with X-Master for now.

    Anyone found any problems with AfterBurner 3.0t on a Prism with QuickBits installed too? Whenever I try it, I've been getting Fatal Errors and have now switched to FastCPU 2.2 -- which I've found to be working just fine.
  14. #14  
    Originally posted by ss@rr

    now with Launcher III, McPhling, EZLaunch and Apphack it may take me longer to *pick* a way to launch an app!! [and these should be helping me do it quicker!]
    Lol! Actually, if you want another way, look at LaunchMenu too. When you do a swipe, it pops up a directory list of programs you can choose from. It launches DA's too. I usually put in the most common aps in the main directory, and then create categories for the rest of my stuff. For instance, I can swipe and bring up the menu tree, select "Games", and then select SFCave (for example).

    Between that and McPhling, I don't even use a real Launcher anymore. I own copies of both Silverscreen and Launch'Em I don't use. I map the home key to SuperUtility (formerly FPS Utility Pro).
  15. #15  
    Originally posted by ThirdMan
    I chose "other" as I am hack-free.
    You could also use Desk Accessories instead of hacks. I don't know exactly what the differences are, but most DAs are free, easily activated and deactivated and work very well.

    THE page for information is: http://member.nifty.ne.jp/yamakado/da/
  16. #16  
    Originally posted by purplemd


    You could also use Desk Accessories instead of hacks
    I am a big fan of DA's. However, I am not aware of any DA Launcher that is not a Hack itself. So to use DA's you will need to install a Hackmanager and at least one hack. Does anyone know of an app that launches DA's?
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    #17  
    I presume DALauncher Preference type comes up in Palm preferences, and so is non-hack.
  18. #18  
    Originally posted by VM
    I presume DALauncher Preference type comes up in Palm preferences, and so is non-hack.
    I don't understand. The program "DALauncher" is a hack. What part of Palm preferences are you talking about?
  19.    #19  
    Originally posted by waytoomuchcoffe

    ...look at LaunchMenu too. When you do a swipe, it pops up a directory list of programs you can choose from...

    Between that and McPhling, I don't even use a real Launcher anymore.
    That reminds me; also forgot to mention MultiMenu, a configurable pop-up menu (multilevel) that's a plug-in for Magic Text.

    I only resort to LauncherIII to find the more obscure, very occasionally used utilities, etc.
    Steve
    "Gort, Klatu verada nictu."
  20. #20  
    There are two versions of DA Launcher. One needs Hack Master(or equivalent), and the other doesn't(you can set preferences through "Prefs"). I use Hack version but the other version is for those who do not want to use hacks.

    To download DA Launcher or see explanation of two different versions, go to Hacker-dudesan's page, follow the link "To English", then go to "Palmware".

    I like DA's because they are pop-up programs. You don't have to close current app you are running to use DA's. For example, I use Cal-cal(a DA pop-up calculator) while looking at ePocrates do calculate doses.
    Taki
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