[maemo-users] [maemo-users] GPE Tools

From: Álvaro J. Iradier airadier at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jan 25 21:48:05 EET 2007
Hi, I miss 2 things in GPE, and I'll try to work on them when I get
some time, tell me what do you think:

1) Repetition for TO-DOs. For example: I want to remember to pay some
things monthly, so I want a TO-DO item to be reopened every month. I
had this in my palm (at least in Agendus)
2) Show contact birthdays in calendar.It would be great to have a
"Birthdays" calendar that shows them, and be able to activate or
deactivate it.


On 1/25/07, Dr. Nicholas Shaw <Doc at docharley.com> wrote:
> I'm interested in the community's thoughts.  I have a N800 and am currently
> using gpe-todo and gpe-contacts and I tried gpe-calendar (very short
> period).  I sent my observations/thoughts/recommendations
> to George France but thought I'd put some of them here to see if I'm really
> off base or if others have similar thoughts.  I've listed the programs in
> the order (my order) of completeness.  I do realize that only gpe-todo has
> been listed for IT OS 07.
> gpe-todo
> I like gpe-todo more than the Palm todo program.
> I like the fact that the categories are shared amongst three programs (todo,
> calendar, contacts); however, they are unsorted.  The contacts should,
> ideally, be automatically sorted or, as a minimum, allow them to be sorted.
> I see no value in the status display.  If I tap the block, a mark appears
> indicating it's in progress.  If I tap it twice, a line goes through the
> task indicating it's complete.  Thus, I see the status display as being
> redundant and taking up real estate.  By removing the status, there's more
> room for summary text.
> When entering a new todo item and checking the "Due:", you can choose a date
> by double-tapping the date you want.  I'd prefer to be able to just single
> tap.
> gpe-contacts
> This program has much potential.  I like the ability to choose from the
> alphabet on the side and all entries that fall within that range appear.  I
> also like the ability to display entries based upon category (I missed this
> when I wrote to George).
> I would either eliminate the image or move it to a separate tab.  With the
> open area for "Personal", I would break the name into two separate entries,
> "Last" and "First" and then sort on the "Last" field.  I would also include
> a field in this tab called, "Business" and sort on the first word.  While
> there appear to be unexplained exceptions, business names sort on the last
> name.  Thus, for example, AFA Orthopedic Clinic had to become, "Orthopedic
> Clinic AFA" in order to sort correctly.
> I wouldn't create redundant entries for home and office but instead, like
> the Contacts program that comes with the N800, enable the creation of new
> fields that would include, for example, "Home", "FAX", Mobile", "Work", etc.
>  Thus, the user could create, if needed, two mobile number fields, or two
> business fields, etc.
> The address field should be multiple address fields, e.g. street1, street2,
> city/province, state, zip, country, etc.  The "mail" and "web" fields would
> be new fields as required as in the Contacts program that comes with the
> N800.
> Names of people and names of business, once sorted, should appear in proper
> order, e.g. "Bank of America" would follow "Frank Arnold."
> gpe-calendar - This program kept causing problems with IT OS 07 so I had to
> remove it; however, it looked like it would do the job.
> gpe-syncd – I have not been able to install this so don't know how well it
> will sync the above programs with data on my computer.
> Regards,
> Nick Shaw
> _______________________________________________
> maemo-users mailing list
> maemo-users at maemo.org
> https://maemo.org/mailman/listinfo/maemo-users

  Alvaro J. Iradier Muro - airadier at gmail.com

More information about the maemo-users mailing list