TI Connect is an advanced TI connectivity kit that aims to facilitate the data transfer between a graphing calculator and a PC. The package bundles tools such as a device explorer, backup and restore options, a data editor and a screen capturing utility, all working together to allow efficient device and content management.
Providing support for various devices, including TI-73 Explorer, TI-83 to 92 handsets, Voyage 200 or CBL 2, this application makes it easy to download graphing calculator software apps or drag and drop various data types from the handheld device to the computer.
Once the handset is connected to the PC and turned on, the device explorer enables you to view and browse its contents in a structured manner. Thus, you can create new folders and delete existing ones, copy data from and to the computer and manage the clock settings. Furthermore, the backup and restore feature is designed to help you create safe copies of the RAM, archives and apps stored on the handheld device and restore them at a later point.
The built-in screen capturing application aims to assist you in taking snapshots of plotted graphs and use them in presentations or tests. It supports popular graphic file types, as well as proprietary formats of TI calculators.
An important feature is the built-in data editor, which can be used for creating new lists, numbers and matrices that the device memorizes automatically, as well as editing the exiting content. The device information viewer displays details about the model, ID, OS and BIOS version, memory and the battery status, installed applications and ID lists, enabling you to save the report locally for further reference.
As for the usage, the interface is intuitive enough to allow even beginners to get accustomed to the application at the first interaction, providing quick access to all the tools.
TI Connect allows the efficient management of your Texas Instruments' device. While its speed and reliability depends on the USB connection and calculator's capabilities to respond to requests, TI Connect is a useful tool that has the advantage of being compatible with most TI devices.