Most netbooks have low resolution displays, which means that applications that may look good on desktop or larger laptop computers are difficult to use on a netbook with a 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel or or lower resolution display.
One upon a time, most applications were designed for 800 x 600 pixel or lower resolution displays, so of course you could always dig up old programs for your netbook. But a handful of developers are also updating existing applications to optimize them for small screens. Ars Technica has an article on a new version of the Banshee Media Player which has a custom “Cubano” interface designed specifically for netbooks. Banshee was originally designed for Linux, but it also runs on OS X.
Another netbook-friendly Linux app is Anjal, an e-mail application that has a tabbed UI designed for small screens.What are some of the best netbook-friendly Windows, Linux, or OS X apps you run on your netbook? Sound off in the comments.
via Portable Monkey