Nick's SoftCharge

(c) 1998 by logic tools, Nick Müller, München.
Nick's SoftCharge is freeware. You may give it to others at no charge. More about this under Legal Stuff.


SoftCharge is a small Newton program that allows a easy selection of the type of battery installed in your Newton. If you are using rechargeables in your battery holder you always will get wrong capacity readings. Not so with SoftCharge.
Select between:


If you insert a AkkuPack (either modified battery holder or a original APPLE product), the Newton always recognizes a NiMh battery type, no matter what you select (and it's OK this way!). Remember that SoftCharge doesn't help you in charging batteries in your Newton. You still need a modified battery holder to charge inside the Newton. But it is of great help if charging batteries in a charging station.

 System requirements:

Nick's SoftCharge requires Newton OS 2.0 or higher and a MP2x00
Nick's SoWoSamma was tested on a MP 2000.


Install the application by using your Connection Kit or other package downloader. Read the documentation for more instructions on how to install packages.


Once the SoftCharge.pkg has been downloaded to your Newton, setup is extremely easy.

 Version history:

V 1.0 -> V1.1

 Legal Stuff:

Nick's SoftCharge is copyright by logic tools, Nikolaus Müller, München.
Please note that the program may only be given to others at no charge.
Newton, MessagePad and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple USA


 What's left:

Any and all comments are welcome!
Do not hesitate to contact me if there are features you feel may improve the product or may have been left out.
You can download the current version (among other goodies) from my home page. The address is listed below:

Contact (please use e-mail if possible)
For enhancements, bugs and job-offers contact:

Nick Müller
logic tools
Fürstenriederstr. 19
GERMANY 80687 München

phone: +49-89-5461051
fax: +49-89-54612555

home page: