Tricorder Screenshot
Sure, the PalmPilot's great for keeping track of appointments and such, but you can't scan for tachyon emissions with it... until now!

A simple touch of the scroll button lets you survey a wide variety of geological, meteorological, and biological phenomenon. Version II adds more sound, more animation, more displays, customizable messages, plus support for Tech Center Labs' Tale Light! Don't leave the Alpha Quadrant without it!

This latest version of Tricorder is, of course, freeware--you can install it and use it with absolutely no obligation to pay anything. Nonetheless, some people have written saying I should've made it shareware. So, if you'd really like to show your support, I suggest a donation of whatever size you like to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where they're working right now to make sure that a cancer-free world doesn't remain science-fiction. You can do the whole thing online with a credit card. If you'd like, you can even make the donation in honor of "Tricorder". Check out the readme file that comes with the current Tricorder package for more info.

If you're interested, the first version of Tricorder is still availabe for the Mac or PC. Not nearly as much fun, but only 9k in size!

Here's what people are saying about Tricorder...

"...a nifty little application... complete with graphics and computerized burps, chirps and bleeps."
The New York Times, June 25, 1998

"Trekkies will no doubt exult over the faux tricorder program that simulates scans for life forms and radiation leaks with cool 'Trek' sound effects."
Newsweek, February 10, 1997

"Be sure to read the program's Read Me file, certainly one of the best I've read in months."
Jeff Carlson, "Visual Quickstart Guide: Palm III and PalmPilot"

David Pogue, "Palm Pilot: The Ultimate Guide"

"...provides hours of amusment for the PalmPilot user."
Steve M. Schafer, "PalmPilot Companion"

"Even my wife thinks it's cool!!"
Vince D.

"Your Tricorder app is spreading like wildfire through US Robotics, and will fast become a 'cult app'. Nicely done!"
A USR employee that, for the good of his career, I will keep nameless :)
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