SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database
tools for business and personal productivity, today
announced the SYWARE SixPack, a FREE package of six
easy-to-use Pocket PC database applications. From counting
calories to keeping track of music CDs, the applications
remove the cloud of mystery that many people experience with
databases and demonstrate the benefits such programs can
bring to daily life. All SixPack applications were created
using Visual CE®, SYWARE’s intuitive software development
tool that allows personal and business users to create their
own customized database solutions in minimal time. Each
SYWARE SixPack application comes with its own runtime
version of Visual CE , which means there’s nothing to buy
and no hidden costs. These applications also serve to launch
the new mySYWARE library of database applications for
"We’re providing this package of applications to prove a
point – that databases belong in the real world," explained
Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "A database application
does not have to be a highly complex program that belongs in
the corporate data center. It can also be an everyday tool
that people use to organize the information around them.
These useful Pocket PC applications demonstrate some of the
many ways that portable databases can slice and dice
information to enhance daily activities and favorite
The SYWARE SixPack runs on any Pocket PC device and is
designed for immediate use by anyone with minimal handheld
or desktop PC experience. Applications include:
o Calorie Manager, tracking daily food intake including all
meals and snacks. The application computes optimal calories
compared to what is actually consumed, and shows how many
calories are remaining for the day.
o Music Manager, managing CD collections by criteria such as
musical genre, artist name, physical location, and
favorites. The software helps prevent duplicate purchases by
keeping track of when/where each CD was purchased, as well
as the price.
o Photo Manager, managing a handheld library of photos taken
with a digital camera or scanned. Photos can be displayed on
the handheld screen, and can also link to an audio file.
o Grades Manager, allowing high school and college students
to track their grades for each course, as well as homework
assignments and tests. Students can view their grade point
average for each semester and see trends over the school
o Recipe Manager, organizing favorite recipes by type of
dish such as appetizer or main course, or food type, such as
vegetables or poultry. Recipes can be easily shared with
family and friends using a standard text file import and
o Checkbook Manager, helping mobile users keep track of
their checking account balances, rather than performing
calculations by hand. Debit card and ATM transactions can be
easily recorded, as they occur, keeping account balances
accurate and up-to-date. Check reconciliation is facilitated
through a build-in multi-sort capability.
mySYWARE Database Library
The SYWARE SixPack applications represent the first entries
in the mySYWARE library of personal database applications.
This freeware library will grow quickly with the addition of
new applications currently under development, as well as
selected applications submitted by users. SYWARE envisions a
large and continuously growing library as more users
discover the benefits of handheld database applications.
Applications will be available at no charge by downloading
from the SYWARE web site,
Intuitive Application Development Tool
All applications are built using Visual CE, SYWARE’s
intuitive database and forms building tool for Pocket PCs
and Windows CE handhelds. Available for as little as $79,
Visual CE provides a drag & drop interface that allows even
non-programmers to easily create their own portable database
solutions to meet virtually any personal or business need.
Data can be easily shared with family members, friends, and
colleagues, or automatically synchronized with a desktop PC.
Visual CE has been used by thousands of business
professionals, physicians, and professional developers to
quickly develop customized applications without coding. A
new wireless component based on SYWARE’s mEnable
architecture, allows Visual CE applications to run in
real-time over wireless connections to corporate databases.
Acquiring the SYWARE SixPack
The SYWARE SixPack can be downloaded from the SYWARE web
site at http://www.syware.com/mysyware.htm. The software is
also available for posting on shareware library web sites.
The software installs automatically on Pocket PC handhelds.