One of my all time, personal favorite Today screen plugins for Windows Mobile just get better: SPB Software House updated Pocket Plus to version 4.0. Aside from a smaller device footprint and increased performance (two bonuses on a mobile device, IMO), the new version has a few features that make it worth looking at. Tabbed browsing doesn’t exist natively in Pocket Internet Explorer but you’ll get them with Pocket Plus. Along with the tabs is a fast search feature in IE as well as the ability to scroll web pages with the touch of a finger, similar to Vista’s gesture functionality or the iPhone’s kinetic scrolling. In fact, the "smart scrolling" isn’t just limited to the web, but to lists of contacts, e-mails and more. Sweet!
The Pocket Plus File Explorer offers ZIP support, file encryption, storage card formatting, and file property information as well. Aside from the features I highlighted (there’s more, of course), I simply like the way Pocket Plus works as a tabbed program launcher on the Today screen. That’s what drew me to it several versions ago, but all of the extras make it well worth the $29.95. Upgraders benefit from a reduced price of $14.95 and there’s a 30-day money back guarantee from SPB if you don’t like the app.