Palm crisis....please help me decide what's next
My Palm Centro is failing to recharge properly, its life is coming to an end. I have used it for my N/A list, project descriptions, contacts (with gobs of notes) and calendar, and of course the phone. I have never activated it for internet use. As we all know, any smart phone available now requires a data package, and its monthly fee. So here is the choice I think:
Transfer everything to a new Palm Pixie or Pre and get the data package.
Transfer my contacts to a very basic phone and everything else to an I-touch.
Unless I am mistaken, a data package for a year for a smart phone will cost t about the same as ah I-touch.
My work involves minimal e-mail at this time. To get everything off the Centro to either the Pixie or the Pre requires several transformations:first to Outlook (which I do not use), then Google synch, then to the new Palm. It seems about the same number of steps to take everything off the Palm and put it on an I-touch.
So, I am asking what I-touch Aps might work for GTD nicely?
And, has anyone used the Pixie or Pre for GTD? Any assets or liabilities here?
Finally, anyone have any issues with transformations across platforms?
Thanks in advance. Jamie
Re: Palm crisis....please help me decide what's next - Palm Pre 2 experience
I have just taken delivery of a Palm Pre 2. It's a nice device but fails terribly at the moment for easy implementation of GTD - and as David says, you need a device to attract you if it is going to work, not repel you!
Here are the most immediate and significant problems I've faced:
1. Does not sync categorized tasks in Outlook - only allows a single list of uncategorized tasks to sync and due to the poor Tasks application on the Pre 2, you can't use 'codes' in the task subjects to use as filters or for sorting as a workaround
2. Although it claims to sync Outlook Notes during the one-off data transfer during setup, mine didn't work so I don't have most of my reference notes transferred
3. Does not synchronize Outlook Notes with the Palm device during regular sync
4. Palm Pre 2 Task Lists application does not allow for customization (e.g filtering/sorting as mentioned above, changing fonts)
5. Supposed to sync with Exchange so corporate users can use it but the designers seem to have spent more time getting it to work 'in the cloud' as they call it but means via Google - this is causing a LOT of people to complain as they really only want a local sync to their desktop. It claims bluetooth will do this but I haven't got it to work yet. Connection with a usb cable does not give sync facilities.
I'm currently investigating 3rd party applications which may help solve these problems but as the developers were not granted pre-release access to the webOS 2.x code, they are playing catch up. For example, Chapura PocketMirror will probable fix most of these issues when a compatible release is issued. They have said they are workig on it but have no date for release.
I have to use the Pre 2 as it is my employers choice but it is really frustrating & disappointing when suppliers issue devices which take a massive step backwards from where things used to be.
Overall it is a nice device & if they can get the apps up to expected standards it will be very nice one to use. In the meanwhile, it just means early buyers have to figure workarounds & hacks to use their GTD setups which may have worked well for them for years.
If anyone has any suggestions for hacks/workarounds or alternative apps (which must be compatible with webOS 2.0 and above), I'd appreciate hearing about it.
PocketMirror & WebOS 2.0 & Palm Pre2
Thanks for taking the time to reply but, as I said in my post, PocketMirror does NOT currently work with webOS2.0 and the Pre2. Chapura are working on a new release but have no idea when it will be available.
Originally Posted by Veritas