On Sat, 26 May 2001 12:22:34 -0400, Dmitri Shleifman
>I am looking for the unit that will provide:
>- ToDo, Sched, PhoneBook functions
Can be done with the standard PalmOS tools. There are third party
extensions to do it better such as DateBk4 and Action Names.
Quote:>- Freehand Memo
Can be done with freeware third party software or on the Notepad
application provided with newer Palms.
Quote:>- Sound Memo
The only Palm based device that does this (AFAIK) is the new HandEra
which has a digital recording facility. The Psion V I think does this
outside the Palm world also some of the Windows devices.
Quote:>- Long Life battery (at least 3 month)
With the mono devices you might get this. In my experience good
Duracell batteries gave 30-35 hours of uptime. If you used the device
for half an hour or so per day you'd get your three months. The colour
devices seem to provide about 16 hours of uptime but they all contain
LiIon rechargeable batteries so generally that's not a problem.
The new HandEra device uses four AAA's instead of two, I'd imagine
that you get a commensurate increase in time between battery changes.
Quote:>- character recognition will adopt to my way of hand-writing
Not as standard in the PalmOS. There are third party packages which
provide alternate recognition systems such as Jot but I haven't used
Quote:>- backup on a desktop PC
Standard HotSync should take care of this.
>- color display
This is available (IIIc, m505, Prism) but as I said above, it has an
impact on the battery life.
Quote:>Nice to have
>- wireless dialing (by placing PDA close to the phone set and selecting designated
>person from a PhoneBook it will dial the number)
There are third party shareware packages which will do this.
Quote:>- ability to create links between ToDo, Sched, Memo and PhoneBook entries
The third party replacements for the standard tools that I mentioned
above (DateBk4, ActionNames etc) will do this. The standard software
Quote:>- backup software compatible with Linux
There is a GPL based suite of software for working with Linux. I don't
know many details myself.
To look up any of the software I mentioned or to see some good faqs
check out www.palmgear.com