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Unread 01-22-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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Appointment schedule keeper software

Anybody out there reccommend one? I don't want one of the freebies that track you.
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Unread 01-22-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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Hi Jim

Do you own a handheld? I'm very happy with my Palm Pilot (Tungsten). The software is included for your desktop. I bought a construction scheduler, but it's not the same.
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John, the only handheld I own has 0 memory, only works in two rooms and I can't use it in public.

I do know what you're saying though but I'd rather keep everything on my puter. I'm not out in the field anymore.
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My accountant uses a Lotus program. I don't know how to get it though. I bet you can find it!
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A low-price Palm unit should work nicely. If you forgo the color screen your battery life will be much better. Look at spending no more than $150 or so. Unless you really want all the whizbang extras that the higher prices will bring your way. For appointments/tasks/contacts you don't really need much of a PDA.

So if you're into barebones, read this review of the Palm Zire 21

If you feel like spending a bit more you could jump up to the Palm Tungsten series or if you really like the Windows look, go for a Dell Axim
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If you don't want to get a handheld, just download the software for a handheld and use it on the desktop. Palm don't have to know you'll never sync your data to a real device.

http://www.palmone.com/us/software/desktop/
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That looks like a great idea Dave, which version do I select for Windows 98?
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On this page:
http://www.palmone.com/us/support/do...n_desktop.html
Choose Zire 21 and Windows 98.
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I keep my job and bid schedule on Excel spreadsheet
TJ prints one for me each day to carry into the field.
When anyone want to schedule with me I'm almost always able to get them to "call TJ in the office and get it on the schedule." I never seem to remember to get it to her to get on the schedule. This works pretty well.
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If software is what you want and you don't want to spend any dollars, check out Snapfiles.com freeware selection.
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Thanks Joe, I don't mind spendinga few bucks but hey, if it's free?

Jerry, I have no problem entering things into the schedule, I just have to remember to refer to it. Maybe one of those thing that pop up everyday.
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Hey Jim, Have you ever used Microsoft Outlook?
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That's all I use, 6.0. Why, does it have something in there?
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I'm not familiar with MS Outlook 6.0. I only have Outlook 2000. Maybe we're on a different page here.

Are you familiar with the calender feature? It has appointment times, as well as a reminder option when the appointment is set. It will give you a pop up as little as 0 minutes, up to 2 days in advance. Now my palm pilot has a chime feature for the appointment reminder. Sometimes I want to chuck the darn thing.
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