Palm V Connected Organizer
|I have gone through a number of organizers through the years, including
Casio and Sharp electronic diaries. Considering the cost of the machines,
in comparison with a paper and leather diary and the hassle of entering
your data every time - the new PDA better be worth it.
Recently I gave in (I was waiting for the all-singing, all-dancing
computer in your palm) and bought the Palmtop V.
Besides some hassle with getting the cradle to speak to my computers at
home and at work, the machine has worked very well. I now have over 2500
contacts on the organizer, as well as hundreds of to-do, diary entries and
notes. I have installed the avantgo.com
free software for getting news off the web on my PDA - and I still have
one quarter of the memory available. That's smart memory management.
Also, I have just upgraded to Pam OS 3.3 software - for free from the palm.com
website - and it worked straight away, a real beauty.
Why in the world did I hesitate for so long?
PS: If you need more than 2 MB, you may want to look at the IIIx model
- but 2 MB has never left me wanting more, so far.
PS 2: If you have trouble with the configuration of the synchronisation
between the Palmtop and your computer, try all the ports you have or don't
have on your machine (yes, Port 1, 2, 3, 4, etc) the Palmtop identifies
the ports numbers in a different manner from you computer! I have spent
hours trying to get the Palmtop to speak to port 1 - unsuccessfully - but
it worked once I configured it to speak to port 2 or 3... while it was
still attached physically to my port 1...