At 06:49 PM 9/1/02 +0200, you wrote:
> >Greg, can you or someone else list the features that HS2 has NOW that
> >SplashShopper lacks? I think that would help those of us who still
> >have a lot to learn about HS2 and will certainly help those who are
> >comparing the two products head to head.
Ok, so I installed the latest SplashShopper and checked it out. Here are
some things that HandyShopper2 HAS but SplashShopper does NOT. This is
probably not a complete list:
1) Ability to edit items in list view. SplashShopper automatically goes to
Detail view when you tap and item, and information is edited there.
2) Ability for an item description to take up more than one line in list
view. SplashShopper truncates the description to the column width, with no
option to allow multiple lines. The most you can get is a full line across
the screen by turning off all other columns.
3) The Best Buy calculator. Sure, I could do it with the Calculator
application, but this is SOOOO much easier.
4) Date, Tax2, Priority, and Private. I'd say aisle and custom text, but
the two custom fields in SplashShopper can serve as those. This allows HS2
to record item creation or completion date, or any other date, as well as
calculate additional taxes, filter/sort by priority, and hide items from
5) ability to copy an item, either in the list or to another list
6) One-handed more. They've created a No-stylus mode, but it's a global
preference that you set before opening a list, and the only way to turn it
off is to go to the SS home screen and into the option again.
8) ability to purge items based on different criteria.
9) a useful total, including tax, filterable by category and even priority,
and access to the checkout function from there.
10) four different display fonts to choose from
11) 3-tier search orders for All and Need, which can be preset.
SplashShopper lets you quickly sort a list by any of the fields it
supports, but only by one field at a time.
12) Alarms per item. SplashShopper has no alarms whatsoever.
13) Lefty support and the famous "tip window" on the scroll bar.
13) Ability to import data from the Memo Pad. Useful when someone beams you
data that they have in a memo (or exported to one as many programs to).
14) On the way for HS2 are per-item icons and alarm sound selections
Some of the things that SplashShopper has that HS2 didn't have been added
to HS2, including per-list icons and drag-adjustable column widths.
There haven't been many changes to SplashShopper since I last looked at it
several months ago. The main differences I see now are that it has stores
and the ability to record per-store prices and aisles (if you use a custom
field as aisle), some item marking and navigation tools, and the no-stylus
mode. It's main advantage over HS2 is still the well integrated desktop
client for both Windows AND Mac users.
Hope that helps anyone interested. I'll stick with HS2 myself, but you all
knew that already. ;-)
- Gregory A. Gaub | http://www.snapbag.com/~flux/