Thursday, 16 October 2008

5800 Freeware


Nokia Store
The Nokia Store is the best place to find Paid and Free apps for your phone. When i started this blog the Nokia store didn't exist but since then neraly all developers release their apps via the Nokia store as it will give them the best promotion for their app. There are literally 1000's of apps at the store. Below are some of my favourtites.

Application Types

Symbian Applications .sis or .sisx (Signed)
Install using the Nokia Suite


Symbian Applications .sis or .sisx (Unsigned) Get files Signed at Symbiansignedonline
Sign then
Install using the Nokia Suite

Widget .wgz Files.
Install by moving to Phone or SD card Memory and select Open.

Java based Applications .jar & .jad Files
Install by moving to Phone or SD card Memory and Open from .jad or .jar (if .jad is not present)

Flash .swf Files
Install by moving to Phone or SD card Memory and Open. Depending on your browser settings you may need to Right click and "Save link As" to download to a PC.

Certificate Problems
If you get error “Certificate Error, contact the application supplier”. To accept all applications Go to Settings > Application mgr. > Installation sett. Change Software installation from Signed Only to All and Online certificate check to Off. 
If you get "Certificate Expired" Go to Settings > Phone > Date and Time and set the date to an earlier time, one year should be enough. You can change the date back after you have installed the application. 

Freeware Applications

Calc Touch
Calc Touch is touch screen calculator by Offscreen. It is a very useful everyday calculator. It has a very similar design to the iPhone Calculator and easy to use buttons. It is available from the Nokia store here.

Brightlight Touch
This is a really useful application which turns your phone into a torch by turning on the 2 LED flashlights in the camera. It makes a very effective torch which is easy to turn on and off with the touch switch. Download directly to your phone via the Nokia application or Brightlight

Level Touch
This application from OffScreen Technologies turns your 5800 into a spirit level. It uses the accelerometer in the phone to show the movement/ rotation as a level indication. It is a stylish and simple application that you can download directly to your phone from the Nokia store or Level

DeviceInfo 2
Device Info has had an update. The widget from now shows the Memory, RAM and battery status with a graphical display. This is a really useful addition allowing you to see how much power you are using .It is an alternative to the Device Updates screen (*#0000#) found in the Phone mgmt. folder. It also shows Bluetooth, Wlan Mac address and other system info.

Timer v.1.0
There is some confusion whether this is a freeware application. As Offscreen Technology is no longer offering it for sale, They may have released it as freeware. I have temporarily hosted the original 1.0 version. It is a stylish digital Stopwatch with a lap counter.

This is a Flash .swf version of the classic Battleship game. You therefore start the game by simply clicking on the file rather ta
han installing it. A couple of points to mention to deploy the ships you need to go to full screen mode to use the right touch button (highlighted in orange) to rotate the ships before you can move them using the stylus. Once you have deployed your ships i would then recommend going back to inital screen mode as the image is larger than full screen (although that doesn't make sence).
When the game asks to Go online at the start choose "No" and the game will continue. You can play this .swf game on a PC. You may need to Right click and "Save link As" to download to a PC.

This Flash version is an excellent reproduction of the classic PacMan arcade game. It is a flash game which does not need to be installed just opened using the file manager, so it wont show up in your applications folder. You have to play it in full screen mode to get the controls. You can control the sound level using the Flash Main Options rather than the game controls (Select Mute/UnMute then adjust the volume bar). The Game Play is excellent with full sound and a good speed of play. The original game was designed in 3:4 and the game fits really well into the 5800 screen even with the touchpad controls.


PacMan Touch by Kriker
This game has been created to work on the 5800 with full screen and touch features. They have incorporated the original Namco design/Logo into this game which gives it an authentic feel. The game is controlled using your finger or stylus (better with stylus) which can take a while to master. The speed of movement is faster, than the original game but i am sure that improvement in later versions will be forthcoming. Java games only need to be open to start installation once moved to your phone.


Time Machine 1.3
Time Machine is a really handy application by Sheludkov. He said "I've been searching a descent timer/countdown timer but never found one. So I made this with Flash."
It is a Count Down and Count Up timer making it also useful as a basic Stopwatch. To set a time just use your finger to scroll up or down on the number dials then press either button to start the timer. It has an great design and good settings which allow you to change the alarm tone and duration.

Racing Die
This is a freeware game from J Moeschen. It is a maze game that uses the accelerometer to control the movement of a dice around the maze puzzle. There is a good bounce effect that makes the game more realistic and interesting to play. There are currently 3 levels and a useful guide at the start of each level.

Desk Flicker Clock
Desk Flicker Clock which is no longer available from Pixelsbeatpaper.It is a simple but elegant clock and what is great is that it works in landscape (large detail) and portrait mode and of course stays illuminated while on, this of course will drain your battery over long periods. Nokia removed the Screensaver feature on the 5800 to save battery power, so if you want to activate this clock you have to start it from the Menu or you could put it as a shortcut on HomeScreen Shortcuts bar if you plan to use it a lot.

Nixie v1.10
Nixie Clock v1.10 by Jouni Miettunen from Finland. This is another clock that runs as an application from the Phone's Menu. You need to install Python S60 and install both applications to the Phone memory to run this clock. It is based on the Nixie Clocks first introduced in the 1950's. This second version rotates and stays illuminated while in use. The same .sis file can be installed on an N95 and it has a "Change Colour" which doesn't work on the 5800.

CountDown Timer
Count Down Timer this is another free application from and it is a very useful countdown timer allowing you to set a specific time. The application has the usual stylish and simple design from PBP, they also have 2 more free apps available on their website a BMI Calculator (imperial to metric) and a Split the Bill Calculator (for dividing the cost of dining bills)

Mac Attack Shooter
Mac Attack Shooter is a fun little game where you shoot Mac apples as the fly past.There are two types of apples that move quickly up the screen. There is a time limit and a counter for hits and misses. I found the stylus useful for hitting the apples as fingers are a little too big.

Shuffle Shock
Shuffle Shock is a touch game based on the Classic Pong arcade game. You move your slider by pressing the >>>> buttons to create a tennis style game. You can set the difficulty level which is good as i lost most of the time!

Tic Tac Toe
Tac Toe is a touch version of the Noughts & Crosses which saves you finding a pen and paper to play this very old game.

SameGame is a touch version of the classic arcade game. This application was developed for 5800 by Nigel Morton. There is no sound but it works in full screen with nice graphics.

Handwriting Calculator
The Handwriting Calculator from Nokia Betalabs graduated to it final version and is now available from the OVI store. It now has scientific functions like sin, cos, tan, ln, etc.You use the Stylus or plectrum to write a calculation and then the full answer is shown in standard numbers on a new screen. A really nice touch is that if you write a wrong number you can just scribble over it to erase it. You can also watch a video about the App. noikaHandwriting 

Solitaire is a touch screen version of the classic game for 5800. I downloaded the game from Nokia forum and extracted the .sis file for easier installing.

The is simply a freeware Sudoku game.

Paint Pad v1.0
Paint Pad is a similar application to mobile Paint but with the added features of allowing you to use a backgroung Image of Photo. It also allows you to write/resize text into the picture. There are 64 colours to choose from and an addition Spray can effect. You can save/send images or set as wallpaper. It is a very good first version application that came from Nokia Hong Kong website.

Mobile Paint v1.0
Mobile Paint a cool application that allows you to draw lines, circles, squares etc. There are 16 colours to choose from and you can save the image as a jpeg. This allows you to write (using the stylus) notes/memos in your handwriting rather than writing text with the usual Notes application. I have extracted the .sis file from the Nokia Forum zip folder to make it easier to install.


Best ScreenSnap
Well this is an essential tool if you want to show friends Images from your phone display or if you have a phone website. It is currently the only 5th edition screen capture although i am sure there will be out more soon. It has good settings and is easy to use.


Dr. Hec said...

Very good site! Because of this helpful site, I enjoyed the 5800 even more.
Just a suggestion, have you tried Google maps for the 5800? I think it is much better than the default map of the 5800, with more accurate satellite view and street labels and even supports street camera views, just like google earth! Just wondering why you have not included this in your tips and tricks page.

God Bless you for making 5800 owners happier.
Looking forward for more tips!


sjc said...

Re Dr.Hec: You have a good point, Google Maps is well worth checking out. I could make a new page about Nokia Maps and Google maps. When i get more time i will do it, Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much, this site was very useful for helping me customize my 5800. I never actually knew that there was so much that could be done with the phone considering that it is fairly new on the market.

Anonymous said...

Hi, great job with the blog, keep up the good work!

Cant seem to find samegame as mosh is gone and its not on ovi, can you post it here?


sjc said...

Re SameGame Mosh: I have now hosted the SameGame widget as the Mosh links no longer exists. Just click on the application title to start download.

Anonymous said...

Re SameGame Mosh: Thanks, much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

great site!ΓΌ thanks much! hope we can have a link to the pacman flash game though. more power

sjc said...

Re Anon PacMan: Oops i forgot the link for flash Pacman. Link now added!

gugs said...

indeed you have the best tips and tricks! :)

thank you so much for your help in the permanent deletion of the music files from the music gallery. i've been losing sleep over it for some weeks now because i've been dying to organize the music properly and yet, the music i deleted are still there. i've scoured the net over and over and only you has the perfect solution. thank you!

by the way, would you know what to do if i want to make sure that ringtones do not show up on my music library? it's kinda annoying when i'm listening to my music and then later on, one of my ringtones play.

keep up the good work and hope to see more from you! ^_^

sjc said...

Re gugs Music Library: I'm glad you appreciated the Music Library fix.
The only simple way to avoid playing ringtones is to create a playlist in your music library. You can create your own playlists and easily add songs and of course ReOrder them (which is really useful).

Malek said...

Thanks mate, this is such a wonderful blog....

You are the best

Anonymous said...

I put here as well the link. Podcasting does not work for me... looking for another application. Help is most welcome....

garryb said...

Great site !
I used this site a lot when i had my N95 8GB which now has a broken screen and have got myself an N97 Mini which seems ok so far but one app i cannot find is the fm transmitter which is on the N97.
Can anyone help?
Keep up the good work.


Anonymous said...

very very good's very usefull to me...btw has anyone have a full screen caller id? i've been looking everywhere but i can't find it...thanks....

Anonymous said...

thanx a tonne i can make my 5800 from a sick phone to a rocking one....really wuz longing for these applications since i got dis phone....thanx keep posting more such apps....

Anonymous said...

Joseph here

1st of all i wish 2 appreciate a ton for the wonderful site...

very useful one...

I got a small problem. The fonts are not at all changing for me. Initially the "resource" folder was hidden in my memory card. then i made it to normal and copied the Harlow solid italic fonts folder into it. But its not working...

Pls help !!!!

sjc said...

Re Joseph: What type of PC font did you use?
You can use any Open Type Font (.OTF) from your PC. True Type fonts (.TTF) do not work correctly and should be avoided they can cause errors although some website said they do work i found they didn't.
Maybe this was your problem.
All the best

Subhu said...

U r a real genius

Walter said...


I modified the Sudoku-package from the Hongkong website, in such a way it installs with a decent name instead of the strange characters

PM me if you want to make it available on the website

Walter said...


I have a question too. Is there a way to download the apps from Ovi-store on a normal PC, to install them via PC-suite. I don't have internet on my 5800


Anonymous said...

Dear SJC,

My 5800 phone plays youtube videos without any problem. But when I tried to play the flv file of the same video, which was downloaded using a PC it doesn't.

Please tell me the easiest way to play those.



sjc said...

Re Walter : The Ovi store only allows you to download to a mobile. I use WiFi to download from Ovi, thats my best suggestion. Good work on the Sudoku package too :)

sjc said...

Re Anon Flv files: My 5800 can play .flv files via the flash player. I cant remember if i specially formatted the files on my PC first. But if you can't play flvs then i would check the file format or download a higher quality MP4 version if possible (sometimes available)
I hope that helps

Anonymous said...

How can i hack my 5800 v50?

sjc said...

Re Hacking 5800: I dont have any info on Hacking the 5800 v.50. I would try over at Symbian freak.
All the best

Anonymous said...

Nice job buddy...........It given a lot knowledge about 5800......I am using and enjoying now...

Anonymous said...

hello !!
can anyonetell me how can we download applications to pc ???
so that i can transfer them to phone afterwards....

rvic said...

very good site..helpful and ease of use..thanks a lot!

sjc said...

Re Anon Download to PC: I assume you are referring to downloading apps from OVI Store because Nokia have made it ONLY possible to download to your phone. You could of course extract the app installer from your 5800 and move it to a friends phone.
If you are referring to any apps on THIS website then you should be able to download to your PC in most cases.
I hope this helps :)

classic pacman said...

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

sjc said...

Re Classic Pacman Comments: If i do any updates you will find them on the mainpage here.
PS I love old arcade games!!!

hulk said...

i could not watch .flv videos in websites like metacafe online y this occurs?

sjc said...

Re Hulk .flv metacafe: As far as i am aware the .flv files will not play on 5800 flash player. Obviously Youtube .flv video do work so it has to be the file encoding. I have tried using the Opera browser instead but the result is the same. You can download the clips and convert the files to the correct .flv format using the OVI suite.
All the best

Anonymous said...

Fantastic blog, I must give it all to u... Some great programs, which I perhaps would have never found without ur help... gr8 stuff friend :)
Just wanted to ask if u have come across any good call management programs like making the caller hear a ringing tone while the call is waiting? And call recording without beeps and without time limits?
Please let me know, appreciate any info u hav on this :)

sjc said...

Re Anon Free ware Call app: Thanks for the comments on the blog , I'm glad you found it useful :)
As for Call waiting apps, I'm sorry but ive not seen anything like you have mentioned. I googled around and still didn't find much.
All the best

Anonymous said...

i come to notice this website is kind of old but it is still more useful than any other

VIKRANT said...

I have nokia 5800 .. i have a problem with msg outbox... some msg is store the thst can not be able to delete... this problem also happened in past... but at that time i used active file software to delete these msg... but now i haven't that software... pls help me to delete these msg..

sjc said...

Re VIKRANT Outbox: A lot of people have had similar problems with Outbox messages.
Have you tried switching memory from card(E) and phone (C) without transferring the messages. Then switch to phone memory (C to card memory (E).
To switch the memory of messages.
1. Go to Messages
2. Select settings from options
3. Select other

Also if you move the messages to the SD card rather than the internal memory you can delete them from your card when in Data transfer mode via usb.
If you are really fed up you could do a Factory restore (*#7370#) but you will loose at lot of data!
I hope this helps

Anonymous said...

ur site is lovely.plz put sme video players for 5800.plzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

hi good day,i can't download the themes you created on my 5800 coz it's a zip files..?why i can't able to download a ZIP files,help me please!

Anonymous said...

and one thing sir,how can i download a ZIP files on my nokia 5800xm.?Can you help me find a setting on updating my phone on it's latest version..I already updated my music player but the result comes out with nothing,it says that the lyrics is available but there is no changes at all,,Why?will you help me please on my problem sir?thanks in advanced and godbless!

sjc said...

Re Anon Zip files & Updates: You should be able to download zip files for your 5800. There is certainly a Zip application in the phone so you can open them.
If you want to get the latest updates for your phone download the Nokia suite (as its now called)from the Nokia website. Once the phone is connected via USB go to the "Software Updates" section and check for updates.
Let me know if you need more help
All the best

Anonymous said...

Dear it is nice to visit your website about the browser we can not operate skyfire in india. i have updated firmware to 60. but still not able to play flash contain web pages which are supports or made in flash 10 or more can you please help me for this problem

sjc said...

Re Anon Skyfire: I have recently updated this Blog in Feb 2012 and i removed Skyfire because they no longer support Symbian OS. So basically if you use Skyfire it will be an old version which may well have problems.
You could try Opera. Otherwise there is not a lot you can do except wait and hope future updates will sort out this issue.
All the best

FrancoK said...

Very nice page(s)!

I enjoyed the stile, the quality of the infos, the fact it is up to date, the files and the links.

My best for you.

Anonymous said...

Amazing!Thanks!Internet become useful sometimes...and this blog it is.