Get Your Treo or Centro Skin To Revolt
Lately people have repeatedly been asking me about the MacOS X skin that appears in my application screenshots.
Even though it is not yet fully optimized for our Treo or Centro I thought that I’d nonetheless share it with you since I have been using it for months and have managed to live with its minor bugs.
The program in question is called PalmRevolt ($12.95) and it allows you to change from the standard PalmOS (below left) to either one of 13 other free skins including WinXP, OSX (in Green (below right), Aqua, Purple or Red), Cobalt, Gant and others.
After trying the OSX Aqua for a while I eventually settled on the OSX Green instead which also changes to orange when the slider is selected for example. The change from the standard PalmOS look and feel may not be immediately obvious but generally speaking you can see from the screenshots below that it is ‘flatter’ and less appealing that the OSX version.
PalmRevolt really could be simpler to use. After installing the small .prc and your chosen skins (which you can move to your SD card to save space) you just need to select the one that you want to apply from the Skin pull-down (below right) and your changes take effect immediately.
As I mentioned earlier, the thing to keep in mind is that certain applications that you have installed may not provide adequate support for the PalmRevolt skin that you apply and for this you can create a simple ‘Exclusions’ list – I have added about 10 programs – and either disable PalmRevolt partially or completely when using that particular application.
Treonauts know that small things can have a big impact…