From Palm: App ReplacementSupport


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  1. Nepherim

    Nepherim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm moving to the Droid, coming from a Palm T3. Anyone know of any good replacements for:
    • DiddleBug -- allows handwritten notes, Basically a drawing program allowing you to jot and categorize quick notes. (It doesn't perform handwriting conversion.)
    • Bonsai -- heirarhichal list organizer.
    • eWallet -- no Android version on the horizon. Looking for something to store credit card info, passport info, etc. LastPass and KeePass don't quite fit the bill. SplashID is way to costly.
    • Calculator -- with unit conversion.
    • USB Sync (Outlook) -- as far as I can tell this isn't available yet. I want to USB sync solution. As much as I like Google products, I do not want to use Google as a middle man.

    Suggestions?

    ~ ~ Dave
     

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  2. Nepherim

    Nepherim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Quick reply to my own post...
    USB Sync: Found a few companies with forth-coming solutions: Mark Space, and Mobile Action.
     
  3. PittCaleb

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    I use an app called simply Draw! that I find an equiv to Diddle Bug

    I also have installed, and you should check out for yourself, "Unit convertor", AK Notepad and Calculator from Kreactive Technologies. They may be useful to you as well.

    I used to use an app, Handy Shopper, that I truly loved. Haven't found similar for Droid or any that were good for grocery shopping yet - tried Cloud List today and besides the FC's, it wasn't working nicely, so it's a gonner.

    PittCaleb
     
  4. Nepherim

    Nepherim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the suggestions. For shopping try: Hungry!, OI Shopping List, or one I suspect will work best, but not specifically shopping is "Tag ToDo". I haven't had a chance to really use them yet though.
     
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    I've used OI Shopping list. I like it, I like that you can "check-off" items you have in your cart. I'm not sure what other features you were looking for from that type of app...
     
  6. PittCaleb

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    I'm looking for something that will allow me to state the aisle a product is found in, thus when im in the store, i can sort by aisle. HandyShopper for the Palm is the perfect app for this. check it out if you want to see what im looking for.
     
  7. Nepherim

    Nepherim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    For DiddleBug, I checked out Draw! and it's not really very usable for handwriting, nor does it offer categorization. I also checked out Sketch, and that's slightly better for writing -- still no categorization though. So still looking for recommendations.

    For Calculator, I'm going with RealCalc. It's more calculator than I need, but it easily covers my reqs, and also has unit conversions.

    eWallet and Bonsai -- nothing yet, so any suggestions welcomed.

    In terms of USB sych, another alternative is CompanionLink. A press release I got from them today:
    So still looking for solutions that exist today.
     
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    I agree with Draw! not being great for writing, which I loved about Diddle Bug. I think my problem is using my finger rather than a stylus. Screen was bigger on Palm but control tighter because of stylus. I think that's going to be a problem for all Palm users for most apps for a while.

    Going to look into your suggested apps now.

    PittCaleb
     
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    I haven't tried yet but when I connected to my work PC using bt it had an option for hotsync. Not sure if that will work but I can try next time I boot it (on vacation this week)
     
  10. Nepherim

    Nepherim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just discovered that "Tag ToDo" has the ability to attach sketches to the notes. The writing on those sketches is pretty good. Unfortunately it takes a few clicks to get to the sketch part, but it's a start,
     
  11. toys4fun

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    I see that "mobile action" apperarntly has a download available to get the M droid to sync with outlook. It does not appear that the "mark Space" has their software available yet. Have you tried the "Mobile Action" software yet?. I just updated from the Palm Treo and have a ton of files in the Palm PC program that comes with the treo and would like to get them sync to my Droid. Does anybody have a way to do it. I have a lot of files stored in "my documents" from Word files and would like to get them on my droid too.
     
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    handycalc is the best calculator i've used on any mobile device. the unit conversion is very good too.
     
  13. katahdin

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    The developer of Note Everything has just added an automated import from palm memos !! I imported converted 400 + in seconds !! So fast I thought there may have been a problem - but worked perfectly !! He did this after a request for help.
     
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    Wow, impressive! Think I'll go check out that developer's app(s) now. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    FYI - Note Everything - update to the latest version (2.8.0) via market and can use the new functions - Import from Palm

    Read instructions here: SoftXPerience | Import Palm
     
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    Thanks for the update. I'm excited to try it out. I hope it works.
     
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    Tried it out. Everything came accross in Non-English characters.
     
  18. katahdin

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    Did you look at the csv you created ?

    What version of palm are you on?
     
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    Sorry to sound like such an idiot but, what does csv stand for? and how do I find out what version of palm I have. Thanks for the response. I had a palm treo 600 prior to the Draoid and it was the software that came with it.
    Cody
     
  20. katahdin

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    CSV - stands for comma separated variable (or something close to that !!) basically, Its a a text file where fields of data are separated by commas.

    I'm not familiar with the treo but if you look at:
    Read instructions here: SoftXPerience | Import Palm

    and they make sense - then you can bring over the palm memo from the desktop. If not then you need some more searches - googling.. Good luck - let us know.
     
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    I've just released an alpha version of AndyShopper for Android. I'm not affiliated in any way with previous or current development of any of the official HandyShopper versions, and I simply felt there is a need to have a HandyShopper like application for Android. Sorting on aisle is one of the sort options (actually you can sort on any attribute that is available for an item).

    I made a full post in the Yahoo HandyShopper group if you want more information.

    You can download the alpha builds from here:

    AndyShopper for Android

    @+,
    Feico
     
  22. hgoldner

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    As a long time HandyShopper user who has migrated to Android via an HTC Incredible, I welcome your efforts.

    I'm not entirely enthralled with ToMarket, which is the most robust Android app and closest equivalent to HandyShopper.

    I like, for instance, AndyShopper's ability to filter by store. I haven't seen that in ToMarket (at least the Lite version).
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. Please do let me know other specific features that you'd like to see in AndyShopper. I will continue to release new builds, at least one per week and hopefully more.
     
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    Hi there, how's this going...?
     
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    Thank you for this! The closest I have been able to find was Hungry! Its an OK app but I have really missed Handy Shopper. I will give this app a test drive immediately.
     

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