One of the major problems of using a SmartPhone as an ALMOST complete replacement for a laptop is the screen size – and by extension – the size/legibility of the characters displayed. Some applications recognize this problem by providing the option to choose font size as embarrassingly big as you wish. After all, it is your eyes!
There is no way (yet) to increase the screen size without a corresponding increase in the overall size / girth of your mobile device (sliders partially address that, at the expense of the phone thickness).
Also – all things being equal, the bigger the screen size, the greater the battery consumption.
Staring at tiny characters would be uncomfortable (and probably have a long-term strenuous effect on the eyes. the eye doctors would know better!).
One way I addressed this problem (when I was using a Symbian 60 Version 3 – Nokia 3250 twister) was through the use of an application called Psiloc Font Manager. That application allows you specify the typestyle and font size of the characters on your phone. This is done at the Systems level so that the font characteristics thus chosen – apply throughout all applications on that phone.
Problem is, Psiloc Font Mnager has an s60v5 versio, but it does not seem to work well for me.
I have been searching for a while for a replacement app for S60V5. I recently came across an application that performs this function very well – with no issues.
This is called ‘Font Zoomer’. Like older-school ‘Psiloc Font manager’ , it allows you set system-wide font size and character type, and additionally- character transparency.
Font Zoomer is available as a paid application on the Ovi Store for US $3.89. The trial version is available with some limitations (just 3 font style available…)
You can also download ‘Font Zoomer’ from here. If you own a Symbian 60 Version 3 / Version 5 phone, give this a try (I have – it is GOOD!) and give your poor eyeballs a break from those tiny letters.
Now, I have a good reason to use Opera Mini6 more. The tiny fonts (even when set to maximum) – have always been a pain in my eyeballs (neck too).