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Got PDA?

Do you use a PDA?

  • I love mine. My PDA changed my life for the better - I use it every day

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • It beats lugging around a Franklin Planner or Day Timer.

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Who really cares?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • PDAs Suck!

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • PDAs are the work of Dark Forces and are a gateway device to Big Box Stores destroying neighborhoods

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • I have other observations I wish to share.

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • I'm curious -Perhaps I need to get one.

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • Don't yet have, but am desperately lusting for one

    Votes: 2 13.3%

  • Total voters
    15

el Guapo

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I have one. It is my long term memory. If I didn't have a PDA I would be sacking groceries somewhere (some might suggest that is the best use of my planning skills :) ). It allows me to remain employable. However, I only use if for dates and phone numbers. I don't utilize it to its fullest. Do you use one in your work?

Well?

PDA - Personal Data Assistant i.e Palm Pilot, Handspring Visor....


I use a Palm M100 ($130) and Microsoft Outlook XP, both at work and at home, to keep organized. My wife and I email each other our dates and keep a semi-common contact list. It works great and I rarely miss something important. I am so dependent on the system I keep a CD-R back up of the data in our safety deposit box. I have about 2000 active contacts and my digital schedule record goes back to 1999.

I used to keep the regulations I worked under on it. I loved quoting from the regs or law to a contractor/developer while in the field. They didn't see it coming - ever.
 

Chet

Cyburbian Emeritus
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PDAs are nice, but much like their predecessor - I think its name was Franklin or Covey or something like that - you need to develop your habit.

I only have time for bad habits, and thus am PDA-less.
 

Glomer

Member
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I had one........had a hard time getting into it. It was always much easier to just write in a day planner.

By the time I did get used to it, I dropped it while getting into my car and it smashed the front in many pieces.........doesn't work anymore, but it looks really cool.
 
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My 2 year old Palm IIIc is practically obsolete now in comparison to the newer ones on the market, but it still provides me with the basic tools that I need in order to get me through the week - Backgammon and Pacman as well as the ability to download useful websites like Rollingstone.com and Style.com. Oh yeah, it also keeps track of the occasional meeting and "important" phone numbers.

Has anyone seen the Cell Phone/PDA hybrid? Talk about sweet...... :)
 

GeogPlanner

Cyburbian
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my boss jumped onto the phone/pda wagon...haven't played with it...but i think that is evil...life is too complicated when you have one of those...i don't even consider it a toy!
 

Dan

Dear Leader
Staff member
Moderator
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I've got an old Psion 5 that I occasionally use.

I wouldn't mind a Handspring, but then there's the issue of that silly writing, synching, losing it (I tend to lose small, expensive things quite easily), and so on.

I'll probably stick to the ATM reciepts for now, and wait until the Palm comes in an affordable high resolution color version before I drop the dough.

I tend to put most of my tech bucks into the PC at home; next is the network.
 

Journeymouse

Cyburbian
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443
Points
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For some reason, I seem to be good at remembering what to do so I never got into the habit of writing things down, until I started working here. They have lotus notes on the server so I've started putting my deadlines on the 'to do' list. Anything really important gets put on my phone (a Samsung A300 - I think that's the code anyway) which does almost everything but make me tea first thing in the morning...
 

PlannerGirl

Cyburbian Plus
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I have a Palm 105M and LOVE it, I think Id loose part of my brain were I to loose the "porn pilot" *thats my name for it*

I use mine for pics of folks " yha yuo know old so and so" *then show pic of them*
games, budget, shopping lists, contacts, etc. But I just cant seem to get that screwy language down pat so I type everything out.

D
 
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El Guapo - you should have included a category for "Don't yet have, but am desperately lusting for one". That's my vote. My birthday is Monday and I've been harboring delusions that my husband will pick up on my not so subtle hits and pony up for one. sigh.
 

Tranplanner

maudit anglais
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I second K's comments!

I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not going to pay for one myself though.
 

PlannerGirl

Cyburbian Plus
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The screwball ex got me mine for Christmas. Figure that is worth someting eh? *giggles though not much*

D
 

NHPlanner

Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
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KMateja wrote:
El Guapo - you should have included a category for "Don't yet have, but am desperately lusting for one". That's my vote. My birthday is Monday and I've been harboring delusions that my husband will pick up on my not so subtle hits and pony up for one. sigh.
And so it is added.

Don't forget Kelly...you too now have the power to edit and modify! :)

And likewise....I WANT ONE!
 

Bullwinkle

Cyburbian
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El Guapo wrote:
Try the Belkin 4 in 1 pen. It has a stylus, black ink, red ink, and a mechanical pencil.
I've got the 4 in 1 pen, too, but I have the Yafa version. Same thing, but mine has a stylus, black ink, highlighter, and mechanical pencil. Very handy.

It goes with my now archaic Palm IIIxe. It's old, but it does a good job of keeping me organized. With AvantGo http://ami.avantgo.com/channels/, I can download Planetizen and any number of other websites to occupy my time in department head meetings.
 

Linden Smith

Cyburbian
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Points
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I have a PDQ/phone, a QualCom 800 that I got on ebay for $100. Its a cdma so I had to sweet talk Verizon into hooking me up but it is sweet. I can surf the web on my phone, the screen is big enough to actually use for most text pages. And I can hotsync everything to outlook. Very useful now that I am a consultant.
 

Mastiff

Gunfighter
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I don't have a PDA, so instead I take a Gameboy to those boring meetings and pretend to be taking intense notes...

And what's more fun is having someone want to swap data with you, and you keep telling them you're sending it, and their PalmPilot must be broken.
 

planasaurus

Cyburbian
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Planderella wrote:
My 2 year old Palm IIIc is practically obsolete now in comparison to the newer ones on the market,

Has anyone seen the Cell Phone/PDA hybrid? Talk about sweet...... :)
I have the same one. I love it, but it would be nice to not have to drag around a palm pilot and cell phone - to have it all on one!
 
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