Re: A new web-based solution
It sounds interesting except the part about the web. Why would anyone want their store their personal information on the internet with all of the privacy issues and inconvenience of needing an internet connection to plan if can't or don't want to use a Palm?
Security, privacy and inconvenience
Well, there are a few things to be considered.
1. I plan to run everything through a secured site which will provide 128-bit encryption through the front end website to the SQL server backend. I am also incorporating database encryption to keep everything as secure as possible. There are always security issues with web solutions, but somebody could also break into your house and steal your wallet. Know what I mean?
2. Though you have to be connected to the web to use this PIM, that connection only represents an inconvenience if you do not have a constant connection, such as DSL, at work and at home. It surely is much better than trying to keep everything in sync between your home and office by file transfer. You will not have to use a Palm if you do not want to, and I plan to have a desktop version which will sync will the web but that will also have a local database so you do not have to be connected.
3. An online solution paves the wave for collaborative environments. I have several ideas for implementing such environments, but I am waiting for more ideas from my alpha testers. There are so many things I can do…I really have to stop myself from expanding the system too much. I currently develop large Enterprise Web-based learning management systems(we are talking HUGE 100K+ systems), so I have a lot of experience in creating collaborative environments that are secure.