Electronic organizers

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Toroguy, Apr 22, 2002.

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Do you use a PDA or laptop or other electronic organizer while in the field?

  1. Yes, I use a PDA

    21 vote(s)
    42.0%
  2. Yes, I use a laptop computer

    9 vote(s)
    18.0%
  3. No, but I am considering purchasing an electronic organizer or similar

    13 vote(s)
    26.0%
  4. No,

    7 vote(s)
    14.0%
  5. No, I still use carbon paper

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im curious as to how many use PDA's, pocket PC's or laptops while in the field.
     
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    :D I have a pda, has mileage program, qxpress and other stuff on it. It has been a real time saver for me this year!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    i use a pocket pc just made a mulch calculator ,lawn measuring tool,entire nursery price list.job tracking you name it
     
  4. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Premo and Promo thanks for the replies, and thanks so far for everyones votes.

    Yes these "toys" are very handy, a calculator, date book, spreadsheet, phonebook all in one. The talk around the campfire at Palm and Handspring is for the next generations to be all the above and a cell phone as well. That will be a future poll...

    If you haven't voted please do,

    Thanks in advance
     
  5. AK Lawn

    AK Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Just got my handspring, it will be the first year in the field, i think it will be a major time saver, just downloaded act so that will be my daily sheet,
    AK Lawn
     
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    if anyone is going to get one make sure it can be used outside i took one back because if the sun was out it was useless
     
  7. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Good point Promo, my Handspring is poor during the winter, fogs up so when you wipe the screen, you skip to another location.

    The new thing I was mentioning is the "Treo" which has the wireless phone built in.

    I am also happy nobody has voted for the carbon paper:p
     
  8. I actually use both......laptop for traveling and a Cassiopea PDA for local travel.....

    The higher end PDA's don't have the glare problem or fogging up
     
  9. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    i cant use my cassiopea in the sun its ok in the shade i think the hp is supposed to be good in bright locations havnt run it over with the mower yet but when i first got it my son dropped it while i was backing the stang out of the garage good thing it was just the corner
     
  10. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Don't jinx yourself man!
     

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