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Intex PC Suite review
Intex PC Suite is a generic phone management application which allows the Intex brand mobile phone users (a popular mobile phone type in India and other Asian countries) to manage their devices and transfer data from the PC to the phone and vice verse. This Phone Suite solution is very similar in looks and functionalities with other Indian manufacturers and service providers like Micromax, GPhone, Spice, Lava phones and more. The idea of the project is to provide a basic tool for out of the box management and a simple way to keep the mobile phone updated, backed up and restored if needed. It does not excel in either looks or usefulness and reflects the actual time and effort that has been put in developing it. The Intex users however will probably not be disappointed because after all, they will get a freeware PC Suite solution for their devices which does the job it is intended to do. We will take all these options and functionalities and explain them as we go through this application. Users downloading it will be surprised it does not need any installation to be able to function. All they need to do is just download the compressed Intex PC Suite package available and extract it anywhere on the PC. After that, open the executable file available in the folder and they are set. The phone can be plugged to the PC either before the application is started or after as it will not make any difference in functionality as the device will be recognized in both of the cases.
The upper part buttons available are File, Edit and Help. Once pressed each of these have several options available for additional actions (Help Topics and About for the Help button as an example).
On the right, the main tabs representing different areas for phone management are available. Once one of the tabs is accessed, the window changes on the right and more options are revealed to the user.
PhoneBook contains the Handset folder, PC Folder and the Trash. Once one of the options is clicked, a list of available contacts and information about each of them is shown below. Users can create a new contact, open an existing contact, cut (copy) and paste a contact from the phone to the PC and the other way around, delete a contact or download them locally from the phone.
Message opens the Handset folder, the PC Folder and the Trash. Each of these also has sub folders like Inbox and Outbox. After selecting a folder, the list will be available on the right and details about the selected message will be shown below. Users can create a new message, open up a certain message, reply to a message, forward a message, cut, copy and paste messages, delete and send all the messages at once.
Settings opens up additional tabs for General, Dial Up, Create Connection and SMS Settings. General handles connection setup, language, default settings. Dial Up selects the SIM and active connection. Create connection selects, adds, modifies and deletes the modem list. SMS Settings opens and handles Mode and Languages.
Images allows selecting a picture on the PC and setting it up as default wallpaper on the mobile phone. Supported image types are bmp, png, gif and jpg. The image is previewed when selected and also adjusted on the fly. Additional options include new image, edit image, save image on the phone, copy and paste image, delete image, upload and download from and to the mobile phone.
Melody selects the song to play from the list (supports midi files only) and loads it on the phone. Melodies can also be copied, pasted, edited and deleted from the phone.
MMS handles the multimedia messaging system. Here users can create a new MMS, edit MMS, copy and paste MMS, delete MMS. The MMS can also be listened to or previewed on the fly.
File manager browses and handles all the rest of the supported file types. Transferring and copy pasting is supported through this specific manager. Other available operation is java installation.
All these operations help users with Intex devices in managing their phones and offers basic functionality. It is way better than no functionality at all so give this a try of your phone is an Intex.
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