Bob OMalley | 1 Feb 01:00 2005
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Missing Task Completion Dates (was Re: Newbie: How to get NAs on Palm?)


Thanks for the tip, Gretchen.  I checked the Record Completion Date 
setting and it was checked in both DateBk5 & the native ToDo app.  I 
still have some completed ToDo's float forward on all days.

I did a little research on the tasks that keep showing up, and they 
appear to be tasks that were created AND checked off in Outlook 
(having been synced to my Palm at some point between creation and 
completion).  I just checked my ToDo list in DateBk5, selected Show 
All Items, and to my dismay there were a couple hundred completed 
tasks in the list.  The only way to make them stop showing up (that 
I'm aware of) is to uncheck them in DateBk, and then mark them as 
complete again.  I guess I could do this on the Outlook side a little 
bit faster, but either way I'm sure there's some way around this!

I've looked all over Outlook for any settings about recording the 
completion date, but couldn't find anything.  Everything looks setup 
correctly on the Palm side.  If anyone can help me, I'd be most 
appreciative.

Frustratingly yours,
Bob

--- In GtD_Palm@..., "Cawthon1" <cawthon1 <at> i...> wrote:
> Your problem could be this: Make sure you have "record completion 
date'
> checked both in the native todo database on your palm and in the 
dateb5
> todo prefs.  It has to be checked in both places to work properly.
> 
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dtycheng | 1 Feb 01:56 2005
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Re: Is there a PC equivalent of Pslink?


Dear Jacques,

Thanks for your input.

As I am still in my experimenting phase, I will try one or two of 
the apps you mentioned, and come back with more questions ;)

I agree with your idea of keeping the implementation of GtD simple 
(i.e. no rigid data or file structure; no specialised apps; and use 
search function extensively).  In fact, Pslink, BackDA and FileMemos 
on the Palm together with the built-in Palm apps render a perfect 
implementation of GtD that satisfies the above keep-it-simple 
principle.

Hotsync has already brought across from the Palm the datebook, 
address, memo and todo data to the PC, e.g. into the Palm Desktop 
(or Outlook etc).  I am hoping that there are equivalents of PsLink, 
BackDA and FileMemos on the PC so that these equivalents would work 
on the Palm Desktop data the same way as the Palm apps work on the 
handheld.  If so, I would be able to perform GtD while I am at my 
desk or on the go with no worry of something falling through the 
cracks due to any missing sync between the Palm and the PC.  In 
short, I am concerned about the synchonisation between the Palm data 
and the PC data.

I may be a bit idealistic.  But I do not think the above is at all 
too demanding from the point of view of IT technology.

Thanks again.
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Polpeter | 1 Feb 05:41 2005
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Info Select


Does anyone use info select for GtD?  It has great fast filtering and some 
date capacity.  If so, what are its advantages and disadvantages?

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bcampos86 | 1 Feb 10:17 2005
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Re: Is there a PC equivalent of Pslink?


Never heard of "filememos". Where can this be found?

--- In GtD_Palm@..., "dtycheng" <dtycheng <at> y...> wrote:
> 
> Dear Jacques,
> 
> Thanks for your input.
> 
> As I am still in my experimenting phase, I will try one or two of 
> the apps you mentioned, and come back with more questions ;)
> 
> I agree with your idea of keeping the implementation of GtD simple 
> (i.e. no rigid data or file structure; no specialised apps; and use 
> search function extensively).  In fact, Pslink, BackDA and FileMemos 
> on the Palm together with the built-in Palm apps render a perfect 
> implementation of GtD that satisfies the above keep-it-simple 
> principle.
> 
> Hotsync has already brought across from the Palm the datebook, 
> address, memo and todo data to the PC, e.g. into the Palm Desktop 
> (or Outlook etc).  I am hoping that there are equivalents of PsLink, 
> BackDA and FileMemos on the PC so that these equivalents would work 
> on the Palm Desktop data the same way as the Palm apps work on the 
> handheld.  If so, I would be able to perform GtD while I am at my 
> desk or on the go with no worry of something falling through the 
> cracks due to any missing sync between the Palm and the PC.  In 
> short, I am concerned about the synchonisation between the Palm data 
> and the PC data.
> 
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bcampos86 | 1 Feb 08:39 2005
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Re: Thinking of switching to Agendus, opinions?


I first got introduced to Agendus way back when it was still called
Action Names, I think I had the Palm Pro back then. It was amazing
improvement over the built in calendar to say the least.

I got introduced to the DateBk5 much later. I think when I had my 2nd
hand Kyocera SmartPhone. 

I switched quickly from ActionNames to DateBk5. I loved the strikeout
feature, and the floating agenda entries. Also the alarm settings and
very flexible linking.

ActioNames became Agendus and they've worked at getting better. Every
few months, a new Agendus would be released. Better than the previous
one. I always upgraded. Tried it for a few weeks, and went back to
DateBk5.

And then Agendus 9 came along.

What won me over was how you can filter tasks by category, by icon,
and by priority. I don't know an easy with to do that with DateBk5. 
So now, my category represents my "context", I use particular icons
for task duration, so icons represent the amount of time a task takes,
and then my priority reflects importance. So I can now filter tasks I
need to do at Home (category/context), that are quick (duration as
represented by the icons I choose for it), and are absolutely
important (priority of 1). All this with just a few check marks. No
complicated "filter" operations. And all of this in the "list" view.

In the task view, I can quickly organize by category, due date, matrix
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Jen Edwards | 1 Feb 14:35 2005
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Re: Re: Thinking of switching to Agendus, opinions?


See my comments interspersed below:

> Nonetheless, there are a few DateBk5 features I miss:
> 1. Unlimited linking. DateBk5 can link to as many people as desired.
> Agendus can now do this through the "attendees" feature. It will do.
> But not as elegant as the Datebk5 approach. In DateBk5 you can link to
> memos. I don't think Agendus can (yet).

You can link contacts to memos, but only one-- there's no "attendees"
tab. Just open the memo you want to link then tap on the Details tab
to assign a contact, icon, color, or photo, or to mark it private.

> 3. More Text options. In DateBk5, you can color both the text and the
> background. In Agendus, you can color only the text. Also, in Datebk5
> you can change text size.

You can change the background, though only by category. Go to
Options/Prefs/Colors & Icons to set the background color for each
category of items (meetings, to dos, addresses, memos) and for special
days (birthday/anniversary). It shows in both single day and weekly
block views.

You can change the text size as well, though again this is a global
option per view, rather than a per-item option. Tap on the bottom
right "Tools" icon to bring up the Options menu and choose from eight
different font sizes and to toggle multil-line display.

HTH

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David Degville | 1 Feb 14:40 2005

Email on the Palm


I'm a mobile professional, travelling the country as a salesman. It's
key for me to have all of my info with me at all times and have managed
that with docstogo, notestudio and datebk5. The missing element has been
email for a long time. I began using Eudora and that worked well for a
while but I have recently been having all kinds of sync problems with it
so I'm giving up on Eudora. I also missed the use of email attachments.
Further back I used Snappermail which I loved but I don't currently have
a home wifi network so it's of no use. Has anyone else got any good
ideas. I've not yet tried outlook or outlook express.

I'm not bothered about being bang up to date with email. I am fine with
syncing every morning and taking yesterday's email with me today. I only
need to get my email once per day at home. I'd love the package to sync
attachments, html etc if possible.

For your info, I use a TH55 (hence wifi was good!) and sync with the
palm desktop. I'd really appreciate any good ideas.

Thanks,

David

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Jen Edwards | 1 Feb 14:42 2005
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Re: Info Select


I don't use it for GTD, but it's GREAT for reference material. I tend
to leave stuff in my email box thinking I might need it, etc. but
InfoSelect has really helped me get (and keep) my inbox clean.
Searches are lightning fast-- I can dump anything and everything in
there, and one press of F5, type in a word or two, and it finds
exactly what I need every time.

I don't think it's quite "there" for GTD purposes-- I don't really
like the way it handles calendar & tasks, preferring to stick with
Agendus for Windows. But you won't find a better virtual filing
cabinet anywhere.

Jen

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 22:41:09 -0600, Polpeter <polpeter@...> wrote:
> 
> Does anyone use info select for GtD?  It has great fast filtering and some
> date capacity.  If so, what are its advantages and disadvantages?
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martinrousselle | 1 Feb 14:53 2005
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My data is stuck!!!! (palm Email)


I have been using palm mail for a while to sync with my outlook inbox

I keep my inbox empty before I sync except for stuff I want to keep 
from the GTD_PALM group (I receive the GTD_PALM group directly in 
Email form)

once I sync, I go to my palm and open mail after mail and file them 
(menu>message>file)(It was painless... I have done that for at least 
100 mails)

so all my GTD_PALM group messages get moved from my palm Inbox to my 
palm filed box 

I re sync, now outlook in box is cleard and my palm has a whole 
archive of mails in the filed box

MY PROBLEM (Jacques will say "told you so")

My data is stuck!!!! in the filed folder on my palm, I would like to 
get it back to outlook somehow so I can archive it in the right 
place "THE MEMOS" (a la CyberPoche)

My question: Is there an Email application that I could install 
        THAT USES THE SAME DATABASE AS PALM MAIL
(that also means the same conduit) but could help me get the filed 
email from my palm back to outlook.

I am not looking for a better email program I just want a "EASY hit 
and run" solution to my problem
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Jacques Turbé | 1 Feb 15:14 2005
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Re: Re: Is there a PC equivalent of Pslink?


On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 00:56:14 -0000, dtycheng  wrote:
> 
> 
> Dear Jacques,
> 
> Thanks for your input.
> 
> As I am still in my experimenting phase, I will try one or two of
> the apps you mentioned, and come back with more questions (snip)

Hello Daniel,

Of course, I fully agree with your remarks.  I regret, for instance,
that NoteTab Pro does not hotsync with Palm.  Or that Palm doesn't
provide some sort of hotsync plug-in easily usable within third
parties applications.

As things are, if you use an application not synchronized with Palm,
you have at a moment or another to copy / paste.  After ten months of
experiment, I realize that it is very feasible, reliable, with no
waste of time.  But, like often when using basic tools, one needs the
conjunction of several tools to tailor things as you want  (that, I
often note it, frightens many of us). Not worse, after all, that all
the settings you'd do in a sophisticated app :)

In the example of NoteTab that I use I have (only once!)  created a
clip which converts pasted memos into an outline a la Treepad, and the
reverse.  I thus have a file outline of all the memos on my Tablet PC,
with working PSLink links.  In addition, all the memos created on my
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