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What do you use your handheld organizer for?(7 posts)

What do you use your handheld organizer for?Fez
Jan 21, 2003 11:30 AM
Just calendar, name & address & phone # list, and to-do lists, and games?

I have seen some handheld organizers that can double up as a cellphone, digital camera and picture viewer, surf the net wirelessly (LOL on a tiny screen), act as a GPS with a sled unit and additional software.

Is this just wasted technology that makes you say "WOW!" or does anyone actually use any of these advanced features?

BTW - I am not impressed with my Palm m515 - I'm on my 3rd one (prior 2 broke) and I bought a GPS sled unit for it that stunk. I think I'll go back to a paper system.
re: What do you use your handheld organizer for?Dave Hickey
Jan 21, 2003 11:33 AM
I gave my Palm to my son. My phone has all the features I need.
For testing and as a GameboyKristin
Jan 21, 2003 1:34 PM
I support them so I own several. I don't really need them for scheduling purposes. I just use them for testing. Otherwise, they make a nice diversion in waiting rooms.
I use them for testing too, otherwise I wouldn't have one.nmchopper
Jan 21, 2003 1:42 PM
play games during boring depositions nmDougSloan
Jan 21, 2003 2:07 PM
Had a PalmPaulCL
Jan 22, 2003 6:54 AM
But gave it away. I was a dedicated Palmpilot guy ...inputed all my database, tried to put in notes after meetings, uploaded the info onto my desktop almost daily. Eventually, the work got to be too much.

Now, I rely on a checkbook sized calendar plus cell phone. I've saved hours of time weekly. If I lose my notebook, I shell out $1.59 for another. My entire calendar is on my desktop anyway. If I need a phone number...I call my assistant or call 411.

I gave it to my brother in law. He used it for a couple of months then gave it to his kids for the games. By the way, I won the palmpilot in a contest - so giving it away wasn't so tough to do. Paul
An excuse...Matno
Jan 22, 2003 1:48 PM
I write things in there so that I can say I forgot to check it when I forget to do things. (Just forgot an important meeting yesterday, and guess where it was written down?!) I guess the technology just isn't necessary for most of us. Well, I'm actually STARTING to use mine a little more since it has all the medications you could possibly want to know on it, along with dosing, method of action, counterindications, etc... Comes in handy in med school occasionally.