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Card Reader allows you to use Palm-powered handhelds as an ordinary USB or Bluetooth card reader for quick and easy file exchange between a Mac computer and a Palm handheld.

It has the unique ability to export the card in the background mode allowing you e.g. to transfer MP3s simultaneously with Web browsing.

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Version 1.09: New option to force write protection. Fix for the incomplete folder listing problem in Bluetooth FTP mode.


Mac OS X and Palm handheld

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I originally downloaded Card Reader from Pocket Gear, having gotten tired of constantly removing the MicroSD from my Centro to put it in a USB reader - the Centro is a hassle to get cards out, the battery cover must be removed to eject or insert the MicroSD.

Rather than go through that every time, Card Reader makes it a breeze: plug it in, launch the program, and bam, it shows right up on the desktop.

Though I could never quite figure out the BlueTooth feature (it's not exactly immediately straightforward, and the FAQ on the site is somewhat scant, at least for me), the USB worked like a charm.

I would give it a solid 5, but the BlueTooth, as aforementioned, wasn't as easy as, say, Salling Clicker (another excellent piece of software).

Nonetheless, it's definitely worth the $11.95 if you're tired of constantly ejecting and inserting cards with a reader =)

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Version 1.08

I got Bluetooth to work by accessing the Centro with Bluetooth File Exchange.
Whereas I believe in the USB mode the Centro's add-on storage card mounts as a volume. Correct?
But how on earth (actually: where exactly) do you plug a USB cable into the Centro?? TNX!


Ah yes, enabling Card Reader and launching BlueTooth File Exchange worked for the most part ... and by for the most part, I mean when downloading a photo that was residing on the MicroSD card, it refused to open once on the desktop ... which is strange, as it works perfectly via USB ... oh well, I guess I'll just have to use the traveling USB cable I have when using a computer other than this one =P

In response to your question about USB, I actually use a third party USB charging / syncing cable that goes directly into my Mac; it's got a connector on one end which goes in the Centro, and USB on the other.

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Downloads 1,228
Version Downloads 854
License Shareware
Date 05 Mar 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $11.95
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