It was accompanied by a great sense of freedom.Â Suddenly I did not have to fit my habits to HTCâ€™s vision.Â I suddenly had a vista of 1000â€™s of Today screen plug-ins I could choose from, and even combine them, something that is just not possible with TouchFlo3D.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love TouchFlo3D.Â It has huge bragging power, it is much more slick and pretty than even the iPhone interface, it makes great use of todayâ€™s high resolution screens and does surface functionality like picture viewing and music very well. However over the last few weeks of using the HTC Touch HD I was noticing an increasing move towards using the tools built into the native Windows Mobile interface, which, to an expert user, actually has greater usability.Â
I found placing my most used applications in the start menu meant I could access them much faster than going to the programs tab. Placing a shortcut to the camera app in the start menu especially sped up using the software, from the previous Home>Careful Swipe>Tap to a quick Start>Camera movement.
I found activating notifications for incoming text messages and e-mail (off by default on the HD) meant I could actually see and read my e-mail as it come in, rather than only going to scan it every once in a while via TF3D.
I also found I was going to the programs page much faster than the programs tab on TF3D, especially because finger scrolling works so well on the HD.Â
Now that I have de-activated TF3D I have the choice of what Today plug-in to use to replace it.Â The large WVGA today screen will mean I can fit plenty in there, and I have no doubt the interface I create will be more useful to me.
What do our readers think?Â Do we lose more than we gain by using TouchFlo3D?Â Let us know in the comments.