I conducted a little user experiment to improve the usability of my Pocket PC. The goal was to identify the 12 applications I use the most make them easy to run. After a few days of recording the number of times I selected each app to run, here are my results:
Web browser (Opera Mobile or Pocket Internet Explorer
A few days into the study, I began user Opera. It rocks! Finally, a tabbed web browser for Windows Mobile 2003 that renders pages well and doesn't crash.
I frequently turn on or off the various radios depending on whether I'm at home, in bed, at the office, or outside on the street.
My groceries list
The native calendar works better than mobile Google Calendar.
Various tables of things, including my youth soccer team's roster
I feel like this should be mapped to a physical button so I can dial one-handed, but I really don't use it enough to need quick access to it.
>How embarrassing! Solitaire is one of my most used app's. I used it primarily to kill time while waiting for Pocket Internet Explorer to load pages. Now that I'm using Opera, I hardly play Solitaire at all.
I love GooSync! This is the best way to keep my Google Calendar sync'd with my native calendar.
Windows Media Player
Sometimes, you just have to reboot.
I mapped the top three to the physical buttons, and the rest to the Start button.