[maemo-users] Decent PIM for the N8x0

From: Lake Stevens Dental lakestevensdental at verizon.net
Date: Mon May 5 07:35:40 EEST 2008
James Knott wrote:
> As an example, I can export my address book in LDIF format, from 
> Seamonkey, Thunderbird etc.  However, for some reason the N800 email app 
> gets the fields mixed up when importing the data.  How could that 
> happen, if whoever wrote the email app was paying attention to specs?
  IMHO, TB & SM are fine apps for single user systems.  I used TB on my 
laptop and desktops for email and RSS for quite a number of years.  Like 
you, I've also had a lot of hassles keeping my TBs contacts and 
calendars synced between my laptop, office desktop, tablet and home 
desktop power computer (used for media apps).   I've attempted to 
install some TB extensions that supposedly syncs TB contacts, but that 
seems a work in progress at best, at least when compared to Foxmarks 
syncing browser data on Firebox.  Ditto for TB Calendar syncing 
progress.   It would be nice to have them sync with gmail calendar... 

  In my limited attempts to sync data, TB seems to mangle exports into 
gmail just as much as it does my tablet.  I haven't tried gmail exports 
of contacts, but that's probably because I've haven't successfully got 
my extensive TB contacts properly imported into gmail.  My time sorting 
this stuff out is limited.  I've just got too much other stuff to do.  
At this point, it seems most of the syncing problem may be TB (or SM) 
exports.  These issues all seems to not be a problem on Gmail, except 
there currently doesn't seem to be readily available syncing of Gmail 
and calendars with any offline apps, although it's possible I just 
haven't spent the time finding out what's available.  My guess is if 
it's not available, compatible syncing offline apps for gmail and gdocs 
is likely to happen soon enough.   


Always, Dr Fred C
drfredc at drfredc.com

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