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Zaurus Software Reviews: Find It
By Steve Emms

Find It is a Jeode application for the Sharp Zaurus PDA, Jeode being a Java virtual machine which is tailored for the limited resources of this device.

The application is trivial to install (then again most Zaurus applications are), and installed cleanly to a 256MB CompactFlash card (unlike a surprising number of Zaurus applications, which insist that they are installed to RAM).

Unusually, the program doesn't take up the full screen; merely the top half of the screen is used by Find It, presumably to allow you to have the virtual keyboard to be displayed at the same time

So, what does this Java utility do? Well, it performs some of the functions of grep, without you having to remember the right flags to use. There's been an enourmous amount written about GUI apps in general. Console programs invariably have far more functionality, but if you're like me, it can be hard to remember the exact command to do what you want, without having to resort to the man page. However, GUI applications usually offer reduced functionality, but are easier to use.

Find It performs some of the actions of the famous 'grep' console program. It searches the Zaurus for text, Word .doc files looking for matches to your search criteria. Organisation has never been my strong point, and I generally find that despite good intentions, files are left everywhere. Even on a Zaurus I've been saving some files by accident to RAM, some to different directories to CF cards. Here's where this program comes in useful.

The first screenshot shows the result of searching for files that have the word comet in them. Find It found a match in three of the files, conveniently searching both the RAM and the CF card for matches. The screenshot below shows the result of searching for the file name only, which is also handy in locating files that have gone astray.

This is a tiny application, at an inexpensive price. It isn't a must buy app, but if you're hate a shell prompt, it's a useful little utility. It is a bit too limited though for my liking, and has a few bugs.

Product Details:

Name: Find It
Company: RCC Consulting - email:
Price: $3.99
Pros: Simple utility, inexpensive
Cons: grep is more powerful
Rating: 6/10

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