[maemo-users] Nokia N810 PIM

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Sat Feb 9 02:37:57 EET 2008
On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 04:47:24PM -0600, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 01:32:44PM +0930, Peter Hickey wrote:
> > If there is anyone out there who also has a palm background who is now 
> > using a N810 I would love to chat. Maybe even a Skype call or two.
> I've come to an N800 (I seriously considered an N810, but ultimately
> decided I preferred the larger memory capacity and non-fixed camera on
> the N800) from a background of a Palm IIIx which was finally replaced by
> a Tungsten C.  I've only had the N800 for about two weeks so far, but
> I'm definitely liking it overall as an upgrade.
> The one PIM bit that I'm missing (and still has me occasionally using my
> Tungsten) is a match for Palm's todo app.

I had a palm.  I found the memo feature the most useful for my TODO 
list.  Except for the limited number of categories and the inability to 
put items in multiple categories, it worked fine.

>  Checklist-type memos in
> Maemopad+ is the best I've come up with so far, but (AFAIK) it still
> lacks the ability to reorder the list or to delete all checked items[1].

Reordering the list was necessary.

> The necessity to manually save changes instead of actions being
> immediately persistent by default also feels like a step backwards from
> the Palm todo app.
> I have also tried gpe-todo, but it seems to be much more intended as a
> serious project management tool rather than the simplified checklist
> that I'm looking for.

It's not even that -- a serious project management tool has a way to 
identify which items have to wait on which other items.  That and 
estimates of the resources and time needed for an action have been 
around in project management since the 60's, at least.  I remember such 
a sustem running on an IBM 1620 -- a machine with 20K digits of memory.

>  (e.g., One of my major uses for the Palm todo app
> is keeping track of my grocery list.  Either I have bought milk or I
> haven't; moving it from "Not Started" to "In Progress" to "Completed"
> seems a bit silly.  Not to mention that gpe-todo's checkboxes are too
> small to easily hit with a fingernail (so I'm not constantly digging out
> a stylus while walking through the store)...)

With or without a stylus, it's still a two-handed operation, so you need 
a grocery cart and not a basket.

-- hendrik

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