[maemo-users] Default PIM software

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Mon Nov 24 10:25:21 EET 2008
On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 12:39:25PM +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
> Andrew Flegg wrote:
> > The built in "Internet Call". It works very well when your wife/son
> > have an N810 at home, and you're working until 11pm practically every
> > night for 3 weeks. Being able to say "night night" to my toddler's the
> > only thing which has kept me (vaguely) sane.
> That's a very excellent reason. Unfortunately I don't know anyone else 
> who has an N8** (present company excepted :-). If Pidgin and/or aMSN or 
> anything else with a widely-used video protocol works in Diablo with the 
> camera then that solves the problem.
> > As Quim's asked before - what are you using to define "PIM"? The only
> > PIMish apps which ship with Maemo are Contacts and, arguably, Email.

And the COntacts that ships isn't very useful.  I got suckered into 
using it, put street addresses in as AIM addresses of some such, and 
failed to install gpe contacts because I thought I already had it....  
Now I've got both contactses (what is the plural of a plural word, 
anyway?) and have to move entries from one to the other.  Having a 
Contacts application already on my N800 has actually harmed usability.

> I'm surprised the question has to be asked. PIM apps universally are 
> Contacts and Calendar,

Contacts and Calendar definitely have to be linked.  I want my 
appointments to link to the contact entry so I know where to go, and I 
want my COntacts entry to link to the appointments so I can check on 
when my next and last dentist visits are/were, cor example.
> but they have to link to each other plus whatever 
> you use for Browser, Email, and IM/SIP, which are not themselves PIM 
> apps.

I don't have as much need for these other links, but I admit they mioght 
be useful.

-- hendrik

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