palm pilot"s do they help you?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ant, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    i see palm pilots everywere.
    are they that big of a time saver?
    i am a note pad on paper kind of a guy and
    like to look into one of those palm's...
    how do they work?
    i went to the office warehouse and the
    guy behind the desk could not even turn it
  2. I love mine and would say try the new m105 Palm as it is the least expensive. If its not for you then you can sell it or give to someone who likes this nerdy stuff. I'm hooked. All important info stays in one place! Comp USA sells a breakage plan to cover you for two years. You break it, they replace-no charge. Try this thread to get the skinny on PDAs.



    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
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    A friend of mine who has a sizable company ( landscape ) up here, uses one religiously. His secretary puts all his messages onto the computer and then he can download them onto the palm pilot and keep track and make notes as he responds to the calls and so on and so fourth. he says he would be lost without one.. Me , I dont' have enough work to worry about that yet..
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    thanks for the replys.
    i was reading the sunday paper and office max has a palm m100 pda for 100.00/
    it has 2 mb. of memory
    is 2 mb. enough?
    is this thing easy to grasp?
  5. chariot

    chariot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    I have a Handspring Visor which uses the palm operating system. This has helped me keep things up to date with the business. I like the Handspring because it has many ways to upgrade and there are lots of modules available , such as digital camera, mp3 player, cell phone and a lot of others, they hook directly to the palm itself. You should look at them, I love mine!
  6. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    I use a Laptop it just works better for me.
    Appontments on Outlook.
    Too do lists.
    Mapping software.
    Equipment tracking software.
    Manpower tracking.
    Proposal and bid sheets.
    Some plans (CAD) on laptop.
    Extra Work orders can be written and signed.
    Letters written on site while fresh.
    Download pictures off camera and place in letters as needed.
    Transfer of files while out in the field.
    Material ordering with suppliers.

    I have a old printer that runs on 110 in the back seat with a converter that I picked up at SAM's club for $30, plus it keeps the battery charged on the lap top.
  7. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    paul" how does that mapping software work?
  8. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    I had a Palm and they are great TOOLS for our trade. I did upgrade to a IPAQ 3650 that runs Windows CE and has 64 megabytes of memory. The reason for the upgrade is color, (I can show prospective customers a sample of my work), more memory, and it runs Windows applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and Dope Wars.

    At school last week, we had a wonderful demonstration of Clip and how Clip will interface with IPAQ or other WIN CE handhelds. This will be a real time saver for accurate billing and time accounting.
  9. scottt

    scottt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    I have a handspring visor deluxe with 8mb of memory. I love it, however earlier this year I dropped it and broke the glass. I would highly recommend the 2 year breakage plan from compusa. Does anybody know the best place to have it fixed?
  10. tpirobert

    tpirobert LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    Another Handspring Visor Deluxe user here. Threw away my Franklin Planner earlier this year. I too love my Visor. Recently picked up digital camera "module" that also works well on Visor. It's a great tool with lots of options. Get 8mb of memory or more.

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