Replacing Palm PDA with Android smartphone
I am finally considering to retire my third Palm Tungsten E in favour of an Android smartphone. I have been a Palm user since 1998 when I bought my first Palm III, and I have been using the DateBk3-DateBk6 PIM software from Pimlico Software from the day that I found it, and DateBk6 outplays any PIM application I have seen on any smartphone so far. Now when Pimlico Software has released Pimlical for Android, I am seeing the light in the end of the tunnel...
I have a rather tricky setup today:
At work I use Microsoft Outlook on Exchange and this is where I keep all my tasks with Projects and NA as well. I also have a personal folder with private calendars that I sync with ~8 google calendars (one for each family member (=5), and some extra) using companionlink. I use Pocketmirror Professional to synk all my calendars and tasks to my Palm today (over USB)
I also use Microsoft OneNote for reference data/meeting notes on my work PC, and frequently use the hot keys for creating tasks while taking notes in OneNote. These tasks will end up with no category assigned and will be treated as new unprocessed data in the "task inbox".
The most important use of my Palm is as a trusted calendar and as a capture tool. For the calendar tool, I trust that I can get the Pimlical to work as DateBk6, but what can be used instead of the Notepad application? I have peeked at Evernote, but it seems much more complex, and I want the speed and simplicity of the Palm. In less than a few seconds, I can get the Palm out of my pocket, hit the notepad button, pull out the pen and scribble something in the Notepad app for later processing.
Any suggestions for what to go for (both in HW and SW)? I will probably still use my ordinary cell phone and use the Android smartphone with only a data subscription, as I don't want to be interrupted while working with my PDA
Last edited by TomasGardstrom; 03-08-2012 at 11:33 AM.
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