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Old March 4th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PalmOS Graffiti > anything else. Am I right?

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Old March 4th, 2010, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Exclamation Wait. Treo has Graffiti in it??

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One of the main reasons I still like my Treo more is that it does handwriting recognition in any app and not just one crummy custom search thingie
OT: hold on. I have had a Treo 650 for a couple years, and now just traded up for a Centro. These don't have Graffiti do they?? I used to have the old PalmPilot (3Com!) PDA and LOVED graffiti. I love my PalmOS, but there are times I'd much rather be writing than typing on those little buttons. I will $hit my pants if you tell me graffiti has been on my phone(s) this entire time and I don't know how to enable it.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 06:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OT: hold on. I have had a Treo 650 for a couple years, and now just traded up for a Centro. These don't have Graffiti do they?? I used to have the old PalmPilot (3Com!) PDA and LOVED graffiti. I love my PalmOS, but there are times I'd much rather be writing than typing on those little buttons. I will $hit my pants if you tell me graffiti has been on my phone(s) this entire time and I don't know how to enable it.
I don't know how to tell you this ... you might want to "sit down".
Sure, the Treos don't have a graffiti area, but with a bit of software they do graffiti just fine. This must be the 50th post where I admit to being a die-hard TealScript addict, making my own set of strokes and whatnot. I've had that on a whole range of Palms, from a 3Com to a PalmV to a couple of T3's to a Treo. Full-screen handwriting recognition on an old Palm beats any virtual keyboard on any Android/iPhone any day. I wish I'd kept my T3's (and that they hadn't killed the OS).
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I guess I have news for everyone.

First, download MobileWrite. It's "Graffiti" for Android. It even lets you choose among Graffiti1, Graffiti2, and plain handwriting. I have it on my Moto Droid and loved it. Until I discovered Swype. I haven't used it -- or the physical keyboard -- since. No exaggeration.

Second, you can download Graffiti to put on your Centro, although I'm not certain from where. I know, because my Treo 680 came without it and I was able to download and install it on the 680 and it worked just as well as it did on my Palm m130. It's a free program.

Try googling for it -- as best I recall, it's on a website somewhere.
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[QUOTE=DAE51D;218310]I too am a Treo 650 PalmOS user and sadly just purchased a Centro off ebay because I'm very disapointed at the lack of seemingly obvious features Android (and iPhone and others) don't have that the PalmOS has and has had for 5 or more years. It's almost as if these newfangled OS were written from scratch without ever doing comparisons of existing operating systems and trying to take the best parts... And for what it's worth, I had a G1 for a few weeks and got rid of it because of the lack of comparable PalmOS features. Very sad. Very sad indeed.

too true sir...i ran with Palm for a good stretch before jumping to Android. I love Android, but there was so many things Palm did solid (and had been doing for years) that Android does "differently" and maybe just need some getting used to. But i will definitely agree that as outdated as everyone said/says Palm is/was: it still ran circles around some other OS's that are missing little things here and there.

give 'em time though...that's sorta what Android is about right now...Personally i feel the wait is and will be worth it in the end. The 'pluses' outweigh the 'minuses' even now and those minuses will only shrink as apps take hold and get integrated in the OS. We've seen that happen with a few crack apps on the market.

(now: if only for a "search" feature in the Calendar!) waiting...waiting...
here's a great example of where Palm does something very well
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I guess I have news for everyone. First, download MobileWrite. [...] I have it on my Moto Droid and loved it. Until I discovered Swype. I haven't used it -- or the physical keyboard -- since.
Yeah, well, I've tried MobileWrite, and found it horrible (the Market comments are true, and there is literally no way to enter certain international chars). Or are you saying that Swype is better?
Android's habit of wiping your UI so you can write is just an abomination. My next device is definitely going to have a physical keyboard.
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I have a 5 year old Palm 600 and I've had 'Graffiti Anywhere' for as long as I can remember. When my less than 2 year old Motorola RIZR Z3 started falling apart, surprise surprise! My 5 year old Palm 600 took it's place and left retirement for active duty again... lol

Anyways, I use the Graffiti Anywhere to impress people with my 5 year old phone, but when I'm using it for calendar, text msgs, emails etc. I use the keyboard simply because for me, it's faster, especially with a lot of punctuations like colons, commas which I'm having a bit of difficulty doing in a fast way with Graffiti Anywhere.
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