[maemo-users] Google Calendar and Other Things

From: Jonathan Greene atmasphere at atmasphere.net
Date: Thu Mar 1 19:17:41 EET 2007
Since I do not activel use windows, outlook is from a priority for me,
but I wold certainly welcome two-way sync with standards based support.

As far as the other app requests go, I miss quite a bit frm my palm days
but appreciate what we currently have on the tablet.  While it's called
an internet tablet, it's really far more of a computer than viewer for
online content and should have more apps that enable mobile (including
offline) access.  Otherwise I believe the tablet will remain a niche


On Thu, 1 Mar 2007 09:09:03 -0800, "DAVID BURGER" <dwburger at ucdavis.edu>
> I'd like to second Nick's request for a solution to the Outlook-N800
> calendar 2-way syncing capability.  I've found (with help from folks on
> this list) a 1-way (Outlook export to iCal and then GPE Calendar import)
> work-around that's OK, but it would be so much better to simply have my
> Windows XP Outlook and N800 GPE Calendar automatically syncing.  I'm an
> N800 end-user pretty ignorant of what programming would be required to
> make this happen, but if it's possible it would dramatically increase
> the usability of the N800 in my office.
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org
> [mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of Dr.Nicholas Shaw
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:00 AM
> To: maemo-users at maemo.org
> Subject: Google Calendar and Other Things
> I tested out Google Calendar and have concluded that it isn't acceptable
> for what I do.  Synching with 
> Google Calendar is fine; however, to update Google Calendar with Outlook
> is a pain in the butt.  My 
> schedules change often and I have several meetings in a day.  Thus,
> constantly exporting my Outlook 
> calendar then importing it into Google is inefficient and tiring (are
> you listening Nokia?).
> I applaud the work everyone is doing to make Google Calendar work and am
> sure, for many, this is a good 
> solution.  For many others, it isn't.  What is needed is (many others
> have said this already but I'm 
> frustrated so am saying it again) a "reasonably" effective PIM that
> allows for automated synching between 
> popular packages such as Outlook.  I also applaud the excellent work the
> rest of the open source 
> community is doing to get maemo-centric applications out.  What we need
> though are commercial 
> applications such as:
>  - A good password protection program.  An excellent program for the
> Palm (not available on Windows) is 
> Passwords Plus by DataViz.  
>  - A small database that allows the user to create databases on the flythat allows the user to create databases on the flythat allows the user to create databases on the flyy.
> I actually have 10.  I have one 
> for my books (so I don't duplicate a book I already have), movies,
> vehicle maintenance, windchill 
> factors, etc.  Again, an excellent program that is available for both
> Palm and Windows (may be available 
> for other OS') is MobileDB by Handmark (handmark.com).
>  - An expense program.  I found that Expense-n-Go (budgetprogram.com) is
> excellent for the Palm and 
> allows for easily changing the mileage rate.  Even a simplistic program
> that comes with the Palm would be 
> preferable to nothing.
>  - A checklist program similar to Checklist by Handmark (actually, they
> just market the product).  Since 
> I often travel around the world, I have travel checklists for the US and
> overseas. This program is much 
> better and efficient than creating databases.  Some of my checklists
> have over 100 items.
>  - Gas mileage program that allows for multiple vehicles to be tracked.
>  - A good world clock with at least three timezones.
>  - A real backup program (I applaud Nokia providing something).
>  - A conversion program such as 1-2 Convert that allows, for example,
> conversions between distances, 
> weights, monetary values, etc.
> I don't expect Nokia to provide any of the "such as" programs.  I've
> written to the companies asking them 
> to port their applications over and I'd be willing to test them out.  I
> think if more commercial 
> applications become available for the N770 and N800, their popularity
> will dramatically increase.  I also 
> know that an open source program is being developed that will handle
> password protection.  The sooner 
> such programs become available, the quicker more business people will
> use them.  While I'm actually a 
> scientist, I depend upon these tools and until something comparable is
> available for the N800, I still 
> have to carry a Palm as well.
> I know that many of you also have programs you use day-to-day.  Perhaps
> Nokia can help work with 
> convincing commercial vendors to port their applications.  Nokia, if
> you're working these, perhaps you 
> could post applications being considered or negotiated (if you're not
> bound by NDA).
> The potential of the N800 goes (as has been said by many long before me)
> far beyond a mere Internet 
> Tablet.  As has been noted in reveiws of both the N770 and N800, the
> tablets are excellent at Internet 
> but few users will be willing to carry around Palm devices, cell phones,
> AND an Internet Tablet.  The 
> N800 has a large screen that could allow it to easily replace a Palm
> with far greater capability.  This 
> is Nokia's chance to provide a true multifunction tool that could trump
> existing PDA devices.
> My apologies for the long post.
> Regards,
> Nick Shaw.
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