[maemo-users] Decent PIM for the N8x0

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Mon May 5 19:52:49 EEST 2008
On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 6:01 AM, James Knott <james.knott at rogers.com> wrote:
> Lake Stevens Dental wrote:
>  > IMHO, the world doesn't need another PIM.  What it needs is a system to
>  > sync with a commonly available system (like google docs, email, &
>  > calendar) and a universal port of that software to whatever platform one
>  > is using (including tablets).  When one edits on the local, it syncs
>  > with Google and visa versa -- all in a rather seamless brain dead
>  > fashion.   Kind of like how FoxMarks in Firefox to sync browser
>  > bookmarks...    (like when is that option going to come to tablets?)
>  >
If you're "syncing" with the tablet, then you have a PIM on the
tablet. I don't use Google or any other online document or calendar
services and never will. There's no substitute for having (often
private/sensitive) data on the local machine rather than in the hands
of some faceless corporation, not to mention that when one most needs
access to the data just might be (and in my case *usually* is when no
network is available or when wireless is banned or even deliberately
> >  So big deal, OpenOffice isn't currently available on the tablets, which
>  > means OO docs can't be edited on the tablet.
>  We don't need OO on the tablet, though applications that can handle ODF
>  would be nice. For example light weigh apps, such as Numeric and Abiword
>  already exist. Unfortunately they don't support ODF.
Speak for yourself. I *do* need OOo on the tablet. You're forgetting
that it not only does ODF, it also does the Micro$oft formats just as
well, not to mention rtf, txt, and a multitude of other formats. If
somebody else comes out with an application that works as well with
all those formats as OOo, great! That currently is not even close to
being the case, though.

The other issue is that I'm dealing with not only word processing
documents, but spreadsheets, presentations, and databases as well. By
the time you get all the different applications installed to do all
those things, you may as well just have OOo. Why reinvent the wheel?

I had Gnumeric installed until a reflash, but now I've forgotten the
hoops I had to go through to put it on OS2008, and will have to find
that information again. Not user friendly...


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