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What are your favourite Palm OS applications?
Some of those that I found quite nice include...
image viewer that lets you zoom seamlessly
another image viewer; this one has a nice way of displaying thumbs
audio player; also plays mp3 files which is nice if you're on the go
a game & quite addictive..
Here's what I have on my Main page for my T3:
3Nity - a userid and password holder for the palm. I keep all my id's and passwords here.
DayNotez - a handy place to keep the notes of the day. Let's me track activity by date, contact, keyword and palm category. It comes with a desktop companion that I use for data entry and can review notes from my palm.
Documents to Go - Word, XL and PPT for the palm.
Expense Plus - I replaced the expense application that comes with the palm because this is a bit easier to use and allows me to specify various accounts from which items are paid, and also allows me to track against my companies cost centers.
Gulliver - I keep my travel itineraries here.
KK-12C - Emulates the HP12C financial calculator on my palm. It even amortizes faster than my actual calculator (of course the HP12C I own is a dinosaur).
PktQuicken - I just upgraded to the new release. There are some great additional features.
Project@Hand - Project Management on my Palm.
ShadowPlan - An outliner.
Slap - a utility for entering "stuff" and then slapping it into the right place (such as a task, appointment, etc.)
Trip - Tracks auto milage for business and tax purposes.
Weekly Plan - A nice weekly view of tasks and appointments.
2Action Meeting - I don't use this as much as I used to. It's great for creating meeting notes and tracking meeting agendas.
ChemTable - Just in case I need a periodic table of elements...
HanDBase 3 - Database that syncs with Access.
Wassup - A nice overview of what's in your palm.
06-09-2005, 02:09 AM
There are 2 applications on my Treo that I consider critical to my GTD system which is based around Outlook 2003:
1. Chapura's KeySuite. Superb Outlook 2003 integration. Flawless and fast sync'ing.
2. Chatter Email. Used on an IMAP server so I have one view of my email whether I am using my Outlook or my Treo.
I use Agendus Pro for my calendar and my contacts. I use LifeBalance to handle all of my tasks and projects. LifeBalance automatically beams my tasks to DayNotez when I check them off, and DayNotez also imports events from my calendar. DayNotez is more of a curiosity at this point, since it simply gives me a list of what I've done and when. I don't report to anyone, but I still find it good to review occasionally to gauge my productivity. I use VersaMail for my e-mail, which synchs up with my Thunderbird mailbox on my PC. I don't have a WiFi card, but new mail is downloaded and my outbox is sent every time I sync my palm, and that works well enough for me.
I use Fitaly as an alternative keyboard layout for my Palm, which boosts the speed that I can enter short notes. If I'm out an need to write an e-mail or a detailed note, then I have a foldable full sized infrared keyboard in the glove compartment of my car. All of these programs sync with a corresponding Windows version, though, so I use a windows PC most of the time for printing and easier data input.
I like this topic:
Datebk5 -- no introduction needed
Bonsai -- same as above (although I did use ShadowPlan until about 2 years ago)
eReader - one of the best electronic readers
PocketLingo dictionaries -- I have about 5 dictionaries of the suite including the max American Heritage one
ZLauncher -- best launcher
TCPMP -- best multimedia player -- plays every kind of video file -- no need to convert to anything
PocketTunes -- only use it to play internet streams
Clie AudioPlayer -- use it to play mp3s
Picsel Browser -- best internet browser (I was using NetFront until recently)
Resco Viewer -- THE best picture viewer
SplashID -- I keep all my passwords in it
HandyShopper -- all my shopping needs
Contacts+ -- my address book
a few minor hacks and DAs that make the whole Palm experience beautiful.
06-13-2005, 08:37 PM
For GTD, I generally like apps that have a good desktop companion. The desktop is more convenient for heavy data entry. My main GTD tools are DateBk5 and Bonsai. Other useful apps are:
- TurboPasswords: Good desktop companion that integrates with IE6. It
automatically fills in user name and password on web forms. A great time
saver for all the web based tools I use for work.
- Palmary Clock: alarms, timers, stop watch
- NeoCal: Good RPN calculator
- Documents to Go
- Various utilites: 5N Launch, FileZ, Uninstall Manager, Crash,
BackupBuddy VFS & Icon Manager
- Assorted games when it's time for a break.