The little device you see to the right has changed my life. If you have a busy schedule
with a lot of details, this little handheld computer can swallow all you can feed it and
give it back when you need it. It's called the Palm III, for some general info vist the Palm Homepage
Software Archives | Online
Zines | Newsgroups | Vendors | Wireless
Mine has become a replacement for my Day-Timer and all those little scraps of Post-It
Notes. Anything I have to remember, or will ever need to reference again later, gets
entered. You write using something called Graffiti (a slightly modified alphabet) in the
little box at the bottom of the screen. Your handwriting is entered as text on the
display. On a good day, I can write about as fast as I can type -- of course, that's not
saying a lot...
As a self-employed consultant I need to document my work and travel rather closely. All
my appointments and engagements are recorded and synchronized with my PC daily, just drop
it into a cradle and push one button. The data feeds into my QuickBooks billing & accounting software via an
export file. It works better than any other scheme I've tried, and I've tried a lot.
My Palm III maintains all the following:
|Address Book - several hundred entries, and still very fast |
|Appointment Calendar -- business & personal, with reminder alarms |
|To Do Lists -- one list per client, calls to make, HOT! items, etc. |
|Memo Pads -- categorized notes on current projects & reference material|
|Numerous web pages designed for PalmPilot off-line reading using AvantGo including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, InfoWorld, Letterman's Top Ten, I, Cringely
and lots more. There is a desktop application that configures subscriptions and HotSync's
the data to the Palm. Amazing product, highly recommended.|
|Map Blast a website for creating
maps viewable on the Palm|
|Time Tracking -- TimeReporter from Iambic, uses a
time sheet metaphor |
|Expense Tracking -- Expense Reporter from Iambic
used mostly to track mileage (gotta keep the IRS happy) |
|POP3 E-mail -- Handstamp
from SmartCode directly to my ISP via clip-on modem|
|BrainForest -- I'd go crazy
without an outliner, now I don't have to wait 'til I get home|
|KarKare -- tracks
miles-per-gallon and reminds me of oil changes etc.|
|JShopper by Land-J Technologies -- shopping lists
for 15 stores, really slick. Fixes the part of my brain that forgets stuff until at the
checkout with five people behind me.|
|DOC -- a program to read
large chunks of stored text. I have a dozen or so favorite short stories by Jack London,
Hemingway, James Thurber, O. Henry and others stored and frequently change the selection.
It amazes me the amount of full-text literature that is present on the Internet. Try MemoWare, The
PalmPilot Library, BookMobile or The Lending Library|
|Numerous Games -- a computer without at least one game feels empty... |
|Puma Technology has software that can HotSync the
data from lots of products directly into the Palm, take a look. |
- The PalmPilot Web Ring
- A nice jumping-off point -- dive in and see...
- Pilot Gear HQ
- One of the best Pilot sites I've found. I almost always find what I need here.
- The Pilot Atlas
- Your Roadmap to the Best of the PalmPilot on the Web
- PDA Central
- One of the newer sites
- Pilot Zone
- Good Software Archive
- The Pickled Pilot
- Very extensive site
- Ray's PalmCentral
- Thousands of archived Palm software
- A new site -- I haven't figured out what is here yet
- Palm Planet
- Pretty neat site
- PalmPilot World
- Take a look
- PenComputing Magazine
- Nice layout and info
- The Gadgeteer
- If you have general interest in handheld computers and gadgets, don't miss this one
- Digital Concepts
- Prototypes of PalmPilot 2001c, Electra, Communica, and Exec [farfetched? -- I think
- This is the newest and is devoted to the Pilot. My news provider doesn't carry it yet,
or I have the address wrong (maybe it doesn't have the alt. prefix) or something...
- Probably the busiest of the handheld computing newsgroups.
- Pen Computing
- Fascinating reading, good reviews, archive of past issues. Available in print also.
- Mobile Computing
- mobilis: the mobile magazine
- Welcome to Volksware, Inc.
- PDA Panache
- Lots of styli for the PalmPilots and other handhelds
- Pilot Pen
- Some pretty slick styli [hint: not your 49 cent pen]
- Mobile Office Outfitter
- Source for some unique items such as auto seat desks, and laptop steering wheel clips.
- Mobile Planet
- Wide range of products
- Road Warrior Outpost
- The name says it all...
- Iambic Software
- Home of TimeReporter & ExpenseReporter software.
- Puma Technology
- Nice sync software
- PDA Direct, Inc. - Your One Stop PDA Shop!
- Direct Mobile USA
- PDA Page - price comparison
- CDW Computer Discount
- ELEK-TEK PDA's and Organizers
- Intellilink Corporation
- Markets software to syncronize with popular PIMs, e.g. Schedule+, Sidekick
- CompUSA Online for Personal Computing
- Mindwell's Pilot Apps
- DaggerWare Home Page
- Direct Mobile Pilot Stuff
- Cellular, Paging and Other Remote Comm
- Totally Wireless Home Page
- RadioMail Corporation Home Page
- The ARDIS Coverage Atlas
- CompInfo - Mobile and Wireless Computing
- Information Sources and Manufacturers
- Mobile &
- Wireless Providers, Services,
- Wireless Providers, Services,
- Introduction to ARDIS
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