2.3.3 for SIBO
If you want to connect your Psion to your PC then you will need PsiWin
and an RS232
serial cable. The latest version is PsiWin 2.3.3.
You can use PsiWin 2.3.3 to connect the following PDAs
SIBO (Siena, Series 3, 3a, 3c, 3mx and WorkAbout)
EPOC (Series 5, 5mx, 7, Revo, NetPad and Netbook)
Windows 95, 98, 98se, Me, 2000, NT4, XP or Vista.
PsiWin 1.1: If you want to connect a Psion SIBO machine
to Windows 3.1x then you can also use PsiWin
1.1 which offers convertion for SIBO sound and graphics files unavailable
Some people have experienced problems installing
or uninstalling PsiWin 2.x, including removing the My Psion icon
from the Desktop.
This Registry Cleaner removes only the Registry
entries that PsiWin makes.
I downloaded it from Mike
McConnell's excellent website.
Simply unzip the contents to the Desktop and right-click
the .inf file and select Install. All PsiWin 2.x-related Registry
entries will be removed. Then immediately re-boot.
from this site
You can now download PsiWin 2.3.3 from this website
in various languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian,
PsiWin is designed to run under Windows NT, 98,
2000 and XP.
Registry Tweak for Psion SIBO
In order to use PsiWin 2.2.x or above
with a Psion SIBO machine you may need to make this simple Registry
In the key
the EC_EXTRA field should have the
value 36dd not 0
More details in this text file:
If you install PsiWin 2.x on a machine with MS
Outlook 97 or above you will see a new toolbar button (above).
This button gives you a one-click option to sync
your EPOC Agenda, Contacts and E-mail with Outlook.
You can remove this button simply. More instructions
in this text file:
Using PsiWin 2.3.3
You can use PsiWin 2.3.3 with your Psion SIBO machine. This
is now available as a free download on the Psion website. HOWEVER you
may need to make an alteration to the registry to allow it to work properly.
To connect your Psion SIBO machine to your PC you will require a special
RS232 cable (for Siena, 3c and 3mx) or a 3Link cable for the Series
3 Classic or Series 3a.
Check out the cables page for options on
how to connect your Psion to your PC or laptop via serial cable, USB
If you are having real problems connecting to either PsiWin 1.1 or
PsiWin 2.x you can test to see whether your Psion and Windows are even
communicating at the most basic level by opening up the COMMS application
on your Psion and HyperTerminal on your PC. More details can be found
at Mike McConnell's excellent website www.mgmcc.myby.co.uk
under General Info, then click on Comms-Hyper.
Series 3/3a/3c/3mx or Siena files can now be converted to PC format
and vice versa. This option was previously unavailable in PsiWin 2.1.
Convertion is done via a drag-and-drop method, or via the Psion | Convert
option in PsiWin. A dialog box will pop-up offering you various convertion
formats and options.
PsiWin 2.3.3 is EXCELLENT for installing Psion applications to the
Siena, Series 3/3a/3c/3mx. Simply open a Windows Explorer folder containing
the Psion app files and drag and drop them onto the PsiWin explorer
PsiWin 2.3.3 also makes backing up files simple. I personally back-up
my Psion using both PsiWin 1.1 and PsiWin
2.3.3 (as well as Psi-Sync). This way I always
have another current backup should one fail.
PsiWin 2.1 came bundled with the earliest Series 5 machines.
The software allowed you to upgrade from a SIBO to an EPOC machine.
You can also use PsiWin 2.1 with the Psion SIBO range, but
with limited functionality. It will allow you to
- drag-and-drop installs
- convert SIBO files to EPOC
Note: PsiWin 2.1 does not need the registry tweak
required for PsiWin 2.3.2 or PsiWin 2.3.3.
2.3.3 Convertion Library
With PsiWin 2.3.3 you can convert SIBO files to
- Lotus Ami Pro 3.0 and 3.1
- Lotus WordPro 96, 97, 98 and Millennium
- Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0, 6.0, 95,
97 & 2000
- Microsoft Works for Windows 3.0, 4.0, 4.5
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
- Text (Windows ANSI and MS-DOS)
- WordPerfect 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
- Lotus 123 WK1, WK3, WK4, 97, 98 and Millennium
- Microsoft Excel 4.0, 5.0, 95, 97 and 2000
- Microsoft Works for Windows 3.0SS, 4.0SS
- Quattro Pro 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0
- EPOC Agenda
- Lotus Organizer 2.1 and 97(GS)
- Microsoft Schedule+ 7, 7a and 7.5
- Microsoft Outlook 97, 98 and 2000 (so long
as no IMAP mail server is being used)
- FoxPro 2.0, 2.5, 2.6 and 3.0
- Borland dBASE III, IV and 5.0
- CSV (Comma Separated Values)
- Microsoft Access
To sychronize on a SIBO machine use Psi-Sync
for MS Outlook.
To convert SIBO graphics use PsiWin
1.1 or XnView.
To convert SIBO sound use PsiWin