" what is monosim ?
...is a simple application that can be used to read, write, update, delete and backup your sim card contacts. It open and save also some format files to manage your contacts also in a text files. To connect monosim to your smartcard you need use a standard PCSC smartcard reader as towitoko, acs, athena, blutronics, etc. "
The monosim project is from Armando Basile and uses the GNU GPL v2 license. The project started in 2007. The latest version 1.5.2 is from July 2009.
InstallationThe installation is quiet easy on a Debian system. The documentation is enough.
Just use the clasical:
$ ./configure $ make
If a dependency is missing install it and go to the previous step.
$ mono monosim/bin/Release/monosim.exe
Monosim is the most user friendly and usable application I found:
- The application is using a GUI (and not just text like PSSI).
- The application allows to edit the SIM card, not just dump it content. It is possible to same the phone book in a text file and copy-paste between the SIM and the file.
Technical sideMonosim uses the PC/SC API using its own C# wrapper also written by Armando Basile. Maybe because many PCSC C# wrapper where did not exists in 2007 when the monosim project was started.
After writing a phone book to my SIM the program now always crashes when reading the SIM. I filed a bug. Maybe you will have more luck with your own SIM :-)