Palm Organizers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeffyr, Jul 11, 2000.

  1. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have been thinking about investing in one of those small Palm organizers to help control my life. Are there any of you that use them for daily schedules, expenses and appointments. If so, which do you have and in what capacity do you use it ? Has anyone else thought about it, or is there another device on the market ?<p>Thanks for the reply.<p>jeff
     
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm a stuborn guinea so it took me a while just to give in to the whole internet craze, so I'll stick with my daily planner for now. I'd be lost with out that thing. Birthdays, anniversarys, appointments, I'd be a dead man.....but it always keeps me out of trouble. (AND I DON&quot;T HAVE TO PLUG IT IN!!) <br>I'd like to hear what kind of luck your having with those palm pilots though, I never really checked one out.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
     
  3. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    jeff,<br>I was also considering one. It would allow you to keep your current billing with you at all times. Phone numbers, addresses, etc. I didnt purchase one because the link to a PC. I use an old mac. The new Palm is internet ready. Lawnsite.com in the field! I think a laptop would be better, but worrying about theft would bother me.
     
  4. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Toroguy,<p>I also work on a mac, and you can link up a Palm and a Mac. I'm not clear as to what the different models do, and the website is not clear about the specs for each (only the most expensive). Do you know anything about the diffent models....they go from $150-$500 (which you can connect to the web). Thanks.<p>Jeff
     
  5. Palmer

    Palmer LawnSite Member
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    Yes I have used one in my sales job and it is great for data storage, expenses, notes, etc. The only reason I do not use it now is it fell out of my shirt pocket one too many times. They do not like to be dropped on hard surfaces. It would be a good tool to keep in the truck. A very nice feature is the hotsync to your pc the can be used with a contact manager if you use one. I will replace it when I feel they are a little more durable, but I am hard on portable electronics-I ready for my 3rd cell phone in 2 years. If you can break free from all paper and do not mind a little more computer time, they are great. BTW I had a Palm 3.
     
  6. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
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    We use Ospro by Oregon Scientific
     
  7. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks to all who replied<br>jeff
     
  8. jcoat

    jcoat LawnSite Member
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    Speaking of technology, how many of you guys use the e-mail features of your phones to help in scheduling? I don't use this feature, but a friend of mine does and it helps him tremendously in where/when he needs to be.
     
  9. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
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    Use thaT too
     
  10. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I bought a Palm IIIx when they first came out in the spring of 1999. I used it all last year, bought all the accesories and many additional programs. <p>Scheduling, route lists, names, addresses and phone well all nice.<p>I finally realized I spent more time working ON it than WITH it.<p>Now my son uses it for school and video games.<p>
     

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