Paper & Palm
Let me add to this topic what my setup is.
I use paper and Palm. I have a Tungsten T3. What I love about the T3 are the buttons! It has five (configurable buttons and I use them all. Configured to my buttons are the following programs:
Key Contacts (Chapura KeySuite)
If I’m out and about, I will use the palm Note Pad instead of paper notes. I ALWAYS review my notes on Palm Note Pad and decide what to do with them quickly as possible! I'm very fond of keywords when taking notes or jotting ideas.
My Palm is invaluable mainly because of Bonsai, Note Pad and KeySuite (also Checkbook). I find KeySuite simply marvelous. I use Keysuite as my Rolodex and contact list. It has saved me many times with miscellaneous telephone numbers and addresses. I now only have one calendar, Outlook 2003 that synchronizes nicely with Chapura KeySuite.
Of course, Bonsai rocks! And is very easy to use and synchronizes with my Desktop nicely. One of my longest lists is: @TO READ category for all of the books I will read eventually. I find them on Amazon and quickly paste them to Bonsai on my Desktop version, then synchronize to Palm. Saves time. Amazon is very cool! (I use Opera as my primary web browser. Remember on certain web browsers you can configure/customize keystrokes. In Opera, I type "ctrl-b"and it launches my desktop Bonsai. Fast too. )
With Ultrasoft Checkbook I can record my spending habits and synchronize them with Microsoft Money! It’s very fast to enter my receipts into Ultrasoft Checkbook, quicker than a regular checkbook and you can graph and visually see your spending habits, categories and all! Wow.
These programs have made my life 100 times easier, and faster.
I also have a extensive paper note collection of which I categorize and flush from my home Inbox. I also find paper indispensable (notebooks, homework, misc notes) although I find my Palm portable and very handy when traveling.
I use both, paper and palm. Palm a little more so. If I’m home more, probably paper notes and notebooks, gotta love plain-ole’ paper.
You guys are right, Palm shouldn't be a hassle to use. It should be quick and efficient otherwise it shouldn't be used. No tinkering for me, all use...and no games on my Palm (no room)
(Thanks everyone here for recommending these Palm programs. This is where I discovered them all!)