Active Desk v2.50 for Symbian

Personalise your phone with Active Desk - the essential productivity and information management solution for Series 60 phones.
Active Desk v2.50
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Version: 2.50

Active Desk is the ideal solution to personalise and customise your Nokia Series 60 smartphone. nThe application allows you to fully customise the display - including choosing wallpapers ("skins"), text colours, and operator logos. Active Desk provide

Active Desk v2.50 by: Cibenix, last updated: 15/11/2004


About Active Desk v2.50

Active Desk is the ideal solution to personalise and customise your Nokia Series 60 smartphone. The application allows you to fully customise the display - including choosing wallpapers ("skins"), text colours, and operator logos. Active Desk provides five information and feature rich, customisable views of the key information stored on your Nokia phone, including calendar entries, to-dos and messages. The combination of customisation and personalisation makes Active Desk the essential add-on for the Nokia Series 60 phone. Active Desk has received Nokia OK certification. Active Desk is now available in English, US English, Italian, German, Finnish, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian and Dutch. Language packs can be downloaded for free from

Active Desk and the Nokia Series 60 take personalisation to a new level. Capture the moment with the built-in camera, and immediately use the images as a wallpaper in Active Desk. A different wallpaper can be set for each of the 5 views provided by the application, increasing the level of personalisation possible. You can even configure Active Desk to play a sound file during startup of your Nokia Series 60 phone. Cibenix have also released themes (sets of five background images and fonts) available for FREE download on our website

Active Desk is fully integrated with the Nokia Series 60, and acts as a third "home" application. After the installation of Active Desk, the Menu keywill switch between Active Desk, the Phone application, and the Menu application. You can also set Active Desk to toggle only between Active Desk and the Menu application. This effectively keeps all your key information and primary functionality one key press away. Version 1.75 introduces a keypad lock on the home page of Active Desk, so that you no longer need to toggle to the phone page to lock your Nokia Series 60 phoneTask Switcher
Active Desk introduces an enhanced task switcher to the Nokia Series 60 phone. The utility is invoked by pressing and holding the Menu key, and displays a list of the applications currently running on the phone. The Nokia Task Switcher can also be used. In addition to the ability to switch between running applications, the Active Desk Task Switcher provides the following features:
  • A report of the total free memory (RAM) available on the device.
  • The amount of RAM being used by each running application, with a report of any special status a running application may have.
  • The ability to close running applications.
Active Desk Views Home Page
The Active Desk home page provides a summary view of all the information presented in the different views. The view also allows you to create new messages (MMS, SMS or e-mail), new agenda entries (meetings, day memos, anniversaries and to-dos) and initiate phone calls.Active Desk allows you to configure the right soft command key available in the view. You can configure this button to launch any application installed on the device.The selection of applications to start automatically at device reset and the selection of the sound file to play at device startup is done through this view. You can now also receive your missed calls and messages through a pop-up into Active Desk. You can lock the phone keypad of your Nokia Series 60 in the same way as by using the phone application itself i.e. by selecting 'Options' followed by the * key to lock and unlock the keypad.Calendar View
This view presents a consolidated view of the upcoming calendar events (meetings, day memos, and anniversaries) in a clear easy-to-use view. The number of days presented in the view is configurable. You can also create, view, edit, and delete calendar entries directly from Active Desk. To-do View
The Active Desk to-do functionality improves greatly on the very basic in-built to-do application that is pre-packaged with the Nokia Series 60. Active Desk provides support for to-do lists, with the ability to filter the view by to-do list, "done" status, and due date. To-dos can also be sorted by a number of parameters including due date and priority.Active Desk also provides a purging feature, where you can delete all "done" to-dos through a single command.Messages View
The Messages view provides a summary view of the state of the messaging inbox, e-mail accounts and other key messaging folders which you can also enter directly from the messages view. Message counts are reported by message type with new messages emphasised.New messages can also be created through the Messages view. All message types are supported including MMS, SMS and e-mail. Favourites View
The Active Desk Favourites allows you to create links to frequently used applications so that they are conveniently available from within the Active Desk application. The list of links can be ordered as required. Active Desk Favourites integrates with the Nokia Favourites application to provide easy access to shortcuts to specific documents, multi-media files, and on-line pages.

Active Desk v2.50, compatible Devices

Nokia 3600, Nokia 3620, Nokia 3650, Nokia 3660, Nokia 6260, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 7610, Nokia 7650, Nokia 9210 Communicator, Nokia N-Gage, Nokia N-Gage QD, Nokia N70, Nokia N90, SendoX, Siemens SX1

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