GScroll – finally software that uses the capacitive navi-pad

Software that actually take full advantage of the large capacitive sensor area on the HTC Touch Diamond and Pro have been long in coming, and now seem to have finally arrived.

GScroll uses the area on the front of the HTC Touch Diamond and Pro very logically as scroll pads (like your laptop’s mouse pad) and also has other features e.g.:

‘Swipe’ to Scroll
GScroll allows you to swipe your finger left/right/up/down on the touch panel to scroll or navigate. This functionality will work in any Windows Mobile application that supports scrolling or navigation via the directional pad.

‘Tap & Tilt’ to Scroll
GScroll allows you to use your built in accelerometer to scroll or navigate any application. Simply double tap the center circle, and then begin tilting. To exit ‘Tap & Tilt’ mode, simply tap the touch panel.

Double-Tap Launch Zones
GScroll allows each of the 4 quadrants of the touch panel to be assigned to a custom application. Double tapping the quadrant will launch the application of your choosing. You can also assign custom actions to the hotkey, such as ‘Open Start Menu’ and ‘Close Current Application’.

Smart Scroll Mode
For both ‘Swipe’ and ‘Tap & Tilt’ scroll settings, you can either always scroll, always navigate (directional pad), or choose Smart Scroll Mode. This mode will choose the best suited method to control the current application. For example, PocketIE will scroll webpages, while swiping on the home screen will navigate up/down/left/right.

I have not tried the software out yet, but I am pretty excited to give it a go as soon as I receive a review copy.

If you cant wait for our video review you can download the trial cab directly from here or  buy the full version from Handango for a low $4.99 right now.


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