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  • GTD with Palm and Apple Macintosh

    I am a Palm Pilot and Apple user of many years. Currently, I have a Palm Tungsten T, and I purchased a new Apple PowerBook G4, OS 10.3.3.

    I am having great difficulty syncing between my desktop Palm and my handheld. The Apple genius (who is a Palm user) who helped me suggested syncing between Mac addresses and my Palm handheld. Also, I understand that Palm is no longer supporting Apple.

    Does anyone have experience in this area? I love my Apple Powerbook, and I also like the Palm software that allows for "To Do's" and "Memo"s with categories. I welcome suggestions!

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    Palm is only dropping support for the next version of the Palm OS (6 I think.) Any PalmOS 5 or earlier version will still be supported.

    Also a third party provides a sync utility for Macs. It's called The Missing Sync, by Mark/Space. For more info on this utility go to http://www.markspace.com/

    This will provide syncronization for the new PalmOS version.

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    • #3
      I have been using my Palm with the Macintosh since the Palm Pilot Pro. Currently I'm using an m515 with a G4 iBook and have no problems syncing (of course, the m515 doesn't run the latest Palm OS). I prefer using Life Balance on the Palm and the G4 to manage my next action and project lists -- you can check it out at http://www.llamagraphics.com/

      good luck,

      Ambar

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        Re: GTD with Palm and Apple Macintosh

        Originally posted by lorelei
        I am a Palm Pilot and Apple user of many years. Currently, I have a Palm Tungsten T, and I purchased a new Apple PowerBook G4, OS 10.3.3.

        I am having great difficulty syncing between my desktop Palm and my handheld. The Apple genius (who is a Palm user) who helped me suggested syncing between Mac addresses and my Palm handheld. Also, I understand that Palm is no longer supporting Apple.

        Does anyone have experience in this area? I love my Apple Powerbook, and I also like the Palm software that allows for "To Do's" and "Memo"s with categories. I welcome suggestions!
        First, here's a likely answer to your sync trouble:

        http://discussions.info.apple.com/WebX?14@@.599b7059/22

        Stephen Hanson's directions for discarding a long list of files *after* uninstalling Palm Desktop did the trick for me. Be sure you have your "User Data" file backed up before uninstalling Palm Desktop.

        If this doesn't fix the trouble for you, please post again and we can tackle it offline. (I just fixed my sync issue after weeks of trying, so I'm happy to help...)

        I'm hoping Apple will take advantage of Palm's woeful lack of support for the Mac community by introducing an iPod-esque PDA with a real personal information manager. (The Palm Desktop for Mac is a creaky version of Claris Organizer, which Apple bought way back.) Palm has long been promising an update of Palm Desktop, but it appears to dropped any pretense on that front.

        Expecting Mac users to pay an extra $40 for Mark/Space conduits? Not a good solution, as far as I'm concerned.

        Regards,

        Tim

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