As a product, the HTML Viewer is still in its infant stages, but is gathering a close-knit following thanks to open and regular communication with the developers. This gives me a lot of hope for Empower and its future iterations. As is, this is a program that I’ll be leaving on my BlackBerry; it’s uninvasive and keeps e-mails tidy. There’s still a lot of tweaking to do (so much so that I wouldn’t really call the e-mails I get as full HTML with the viewer), but even cutting off URLs so they don’t take up a whole stinking paragraph is worth the $10. If that cost allows for free later updates, it’s definitely worth your while to sign up now.
As for InstaSpell, I’ve got a soft spot for anything that helps me write – hell, it’s what I do for a living. In its current state, InstaSpell is fully-functional, lightweight, nicely integrated, and helps you in your everyday BlackBerry e-mail writing. For those reasons, I’m giving InstaSpell 4 High School English Teachers out of 5. I might just be enamored by the idea spell check on my BlackBerry, since this is the first product of its kind that I’ve tried, but so far it’s doing the job well. While the HTML Mail Viewer shows promise, it is not yet full-bodied. It’s a fine URL-shortener, but has a ways to go to full HTML. As such, the Empower HTML Mail Viewer gets 3.5 Amibitious Developers out of 5.
– HTML Mail Viewer
For more information, check out the Empower website.