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  • GTD on the Palm Pre

    I'm guessing I'm not the only person thinking about buying the forthcoming Palm Pre.

    The rumor is that the phone will not sync directly with PCs, but rather use cloud computing.

    So the question is how do you do GTD on the Pre if one's work life involves Outlook?

  • #2
    8 ball says "Reply hazy, try again"

    I've looked at Palm's web site, and it is not going to tell you much at this point. As a point of reference, the iPhone was useful for GTD only after the 2.0 software release, and it took some months after that before useful applications started appearing. Call it a year after the initial release of the iPhone. Of course, Palm might do better.

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    • #3
      Palm Folio fate?

      Originally posted by sweat View Post
      I'm guessing I'm not the only person thinking about buying the forthcoming Palm Pre.
      Once upon a time there was the Palm Folio announcement... There were beautiful prototypes...

      And now there is Palm Pre.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
        Once upon a time there was the Palm Folio announcement... There were beautiful prototypes...

        And now there is Palm Pre.
        Bad analogy. The Folio made no sense from Day 1 and Palm never had any retailers wanting to sell it.

        The Pre is a much overdue update to Palm's smartphones and Sprint is already advertising it. If it lives up to the hype, and granted that's a big if, the phone should be a success.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sweat View Post
          Bad analogy. The Folio made no sense from Day 1 and Palm never had any retailers wanting to sell it.

          The Pre is a much overdue update to Palm's smartphones and Sprint is already advertising it. If it lives up to the hype, and granted that's a big if, the phone should be a success.
          The Pre is not an update. It's a bet-the-company new product. We don't know much about it, really, except for the hype. There are hardware, software, financial and legal unknowns. It could be a success, and Palm could still go down the tubes. If there are significant problems, Palm is probably toast. I used Palms for years, and would like to see them succeed with the Pre, but I like my iPhone.

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          • #6
            I suspect a bridge of some sort will happen along quickly, but that depends on the OS, not the handset itself. Early buzz indicates developers are enthusiastic about WebOS, and if true, the developer community will see the opportunity (there are just a few Outlook users...) and find a way should Palm fail to do so.

            Stay tuned...

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            • #7
              Did you hear about RedFly?

              Originally posted by sweat View Post
              Bad analogy. The Folio made no sense from Day 1 and Palm never had any retailers wanting to sell it.
              I don't think so.

              You say that Folio made no sense. Probably for Palm. Celio Corp. delivered similar product with success http://gizmodo.com/339387/redfly-mob...indows-mobiles.

              I suggest everybody to wait and see. And to focus on the GTD process - not the tools.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TesTeq View Post

                I suggest everybody to wait and see. And to focus on the GTD process - not the tools.
                The tools for some of us are important, though I understand what David said about technology more and more everyday. Funny, I never hated Microsoft before I got Vista and Windows Mobile.

                To try and avoid the same mistake, I'm trying to get things set up for the Pre, or at least be prepared to jump to the Blackberry or iPhone if the Pre doesn't work. Hence the reason for this thread.

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                • #9
                  companionlink

                  Companionlink has already announced that they will do palm pre to outlook sync via google calendar.

                  http://www.companionlink.com/aboutus...es/040309.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by plaid View Post
                    Companionlink has already announced that they will do palm pre to outlook sync via google calendar.

                    http://www.companionlink.com/aboutus...es/040309.html
                    The problem is that Google cannot handle multiple categories assigned to tasks. For instance if you have a task categorized as Next! and call, Google can't handle both categories.

                    CompanionLink has been great about responding to emails. A rep there said that there might be USB syncing but he can't say for sure until the phone is actually released. It will partially depend the WebOS/

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                    • #11
                      I question your approach to prepare now for Palm Pre.

                      Originally posted by sweat View Post
                      I'm trying to get things set up for the Pre, or at least be prepared to jump to the Blackberry or iPhone if the Pre doesn't work.
                      I am sorry but I have to question your approach to prepare your GTD system now for Palm Pre. I think it is a waste of time. Pre doesn't work because there is no Pre you can buy.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
                        I am sorry but I have to question your approach to prepare your GTD system now for Palm Pre. I think it is a waste of time. Pre doesn't work because there is no Pre you can buy.
                        You and I are looking at this from two different angles.

                        You are thinking, and correct me if I'm wrong, that my system is dependent on certain technology. David clearly warns against this and I agree with him.

                        From my viewpoint, I know what type of GTD system would work best for me. So, for me, it's simply a question as to whether Pre can do what I need it to or if it can't. I won't change my system for the Pre, but I will change my phone and/or cell phone service to get what I need.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sweat View Post
                          You and I are looking at this from two different angles.

                          You are thinking, and correct me if I'm wrong, that my system is dependent on certain technology. David clearly warns against this and I agree with him.

                          From my viewpoint, I know what type of GTD system would work best for me. So, for me, it's simply a question as to whether Pre can do what I need it to or if it can't. I won't change my system for the Pre, but I will change my phone and/or cell phone service to get what I need.
                          No quarrels with what you say, but I still think it is premature. It might be different if Palm were telling us more about the software.

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                          • #14
                            I simply do not believe Palm.

                            Originally posted by sweat View Post
                            You are thinking, and correct me if I'm wrong, that my system is dependent on certain technology. David clearly warns against this and I agree with him.

                            From my viewpoint, I know what type of GTD system would work best for me. So, for me, it's simply a question as to whether Pre can do what I need it to or if it can't. I won't change my system for the Pre, but I will change my phone and/or cell phone service to get what I need.
                            I am not focused on your GTD system. It is great that it is not dependent on technology.

                            I simply do not believe Palm so I think that any time invested in researching their press releases is wasted.

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                            • #15
                              I think Palm are crazy for not doing some PR about how it will sync with other systems. (as a Mac user I am still totally in the dark on how a Pre will work with a Mac..)

                              But that said..... ...I will do one last check on the Pre before my planned move from Blackberry to iPhone 3.0 this summer...

                              But my mind is pretty made up already

                              Mac + Omnifocus
                              iPhone 3 + Omnifocus iPhone app

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