The only time I used the CD that came with a Nokia phone was the first time I bought one, after that I never used the CD since I just downloaded PC Suite from the web and I already knew how to use the phone. Some days ago I got bored and I inserted the CD that came with the Nokia N85 in my PC just to see what was inside and see the difference from the last time I used one. And well, I got completely amazed to see that there was an upgrade to the original Nokia PC Suite called OVI Suite.
I really hated the Nokia PC Suite, it came with all kinds of bugs, problems and it did not look nice at all. So I went ahead and uninstalled every Nokia app that I had on my PC and installed the brand new OVI Suite from the N85’s CD, I expected to see the same PC Suite with the OVI branding just like the Nseries PC Suite is the same PC Suite with the Nseries branding. With the old PC Suite I had all kinds of problems, first of all, it looked boring and lame. Then the biggest problem of the old Suite is that it was not integrated, when the user opened the Suite it had a bunch of icons that just opened another program, so basically the old Suite was just a shortcut manager that crashed and opened other programs that also crashed. Anyway, the old PC Suite is of course a requirement for a Nokia user, but I just opened and closed it when I needed it so it did not cause any problems, but the good news are, the new OVI Suite changes everything.
The OVI Suite has 6 icons on the top, music, pictures, video, web, maps and settings. And now it just does not look like a small window, it is now a full Suite with mini view and full view, completely redesigned and changed in a very good way. And the best part is that most of the old programs are integrated in the OVI Suite, runs very smooth and looks very well with the OVI icons and colors. Since I installed the OVI Suite it became a program that is constantly running in my PC because it does not crash, does not make other programs crash, runs smooth and is very handy to connect a Nokia device and start using the Suite in less that 2 seconds.
The other part of the good news is that currently Nokia is working on the MAC version of the Nokia PC Suite, it will be OVI Suite for MAC and will do everything the Windows version can do, just on a MAC! Very good news for Nokia and MAC users since the compatibility between this two brands has been very bad in the past, fortunately, Nokia PC Suite for MAC is on its way!
If you still use the PC Suite you should really try the new OVI Suite because it is a big improvement over the old PC Suite, the OVI Suite is compatible with all Nokia devices and is completely free to download, you can go here: OVI PC Suite and download the new OVI Suite, then tell us if it is as great as we think it is!