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hi all,
Recently I was given a PDAA as a gift (Sony Clie SJ20).
Apart from storing contact information is there any other use I am missing out on?
Thanks.
 
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Apart from storing contact information is there any other use I am missing out on?
You are missing a lot. Put JVM (J2ME) on your device and you can actually write your own Java apps that will run on it.
 
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Has anyone tried using it to read IBM redbooks?
 
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Originally posted by San Tiruvan:
hi all,
Recently I was given a PDAA as a gift (Sony Clie SJ20).
Apart from storing contact information is there any other use I am missing out on?
Thanks.


You lucky person.
I use my PDA constantly to do one thing-- read books. I use an application called "Plucker" http://www.plkr.org which allows me to convert HTML and ASCII documents to palm format and read them. There are many good ebooks in HTML and text format, and you don't even have to break copyright if you get them from Project Gutenberg, for example. There is a site dedicated to free Plucker format books called, oddly enough, http://www.pluckerbooks.com with 2000 books ready to download and read.
There are also illegal ebooks (people post them in the same places as MP3's, for example), but it would be unethical to read those.
Good luck finding stuff to read. -tim
 
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I have a Palm Pilot, so my applications are different, but similar apps exist for Windows CE.
My main function is a password application - it stores all my passwords, credit card numbers, etc., in an encrypted, password protected database. This means that I can access my passwords etc., where ever I am.
When travelling I also use the address book quite a lot - not so much when I am at home.
I also have a document reader on the Palm Pilot, and quite a few conversions from the Guttenberg project, plus some other things converted from the internet where I legally can do that. This is especially good as I then have several books to read while carrying very little.
The calendar is very good for reminders, especially things like birthdays - I can set two reminders, one for about 2 weeks prior to the birthday, so I remember to buy a card, and one for the birthday itself. Excellent. I also found that setting notes to myself about tasks to be done at work was very good - the PDA beeping 1 day latter would remind me to do the task, whereas if I had only written the task on a piece of paper I would have to read the paper to remember it.
I have several games on there as well, which can be good when you just want to kill 5 minutes (stuck on a long haul flight, waiting for the next movie to start playing, and sick of reading).
I used to keep receipes in the notepad section as well (technically I still do - I just dont read them anymore), which was good when I was not at home and wanted to cook something (I spent a few years working overseas, far from my receipe books).
Regards, Andrew
 
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