Palm III vs. Palm IV: Upgrade? Buy?? Wait???

So far, I’ve owned every Palm Pilot ever produced. I lost my original Palm Pilot 1000 on an airplane (not likely anyone will return one if you lose it).. I bought the Palm Pilot Personal (differs from Professional only by the amount of memory) for the new backlit screen. I ordered an upgrade to Palm III status for it, but cancelled the order when it took too long. I purchased the new Palm III. Now I’m lusting for a Palm IV (announced last week for a late November shipment schedule).

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Safe Palm Pilot Transfers to Act for Windows

Discussions of contact managers and PIMs often take on the characteristics of a religious debate… fierce positions, often adversarial, seldom resolved. This article will avoid that fevered controversy by limiting the scope of discussion to practical tips for users of Act for Windows and any version of the Palm Pilot (personal, pro or III).

Since early last year, Symantec has provided a free utility for synching Act for Windows with the Palm Pilot. You can download this patch free from the Symantec Web site (under products select ACT and select free downloads). The file is about 6 Mb, so pick a time when you can handle a file that large.

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