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Subject: Re: which PDAs sync to which software? Date: 11/28/2000 5:43 PM
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Debbie wrote:
Just ONE more question: if a buy a Palm Vx (if I can find one!), does it come loaded with the interface software for all those different PIM programs, and I just configure it to the right one. Or, do you go to the website and download the appropriate software? Okay, TWO more questions: do PDAs come loaded with their own native PIM apps that some people use in a standalone mode?

Hi Debbie,

If you buy a Palm PDA, it comes with address book, calendar, memo, and to-do applications burned into ROM. You can add better applications if you desire, but the default apps work very well.

It will also come with the Palm Desktop software for your PC, which works as a PIM itself. (it will let you create your address book and calendar entries on the PC, for example)

Out of the box, a Palm PDA can sync with Microsoft Outlook as well. If you use other PIM applications, you may need to buy third-party conduit software to sync with your PDA.

I sync my Palm IIIxe with Outlook on my PC at home, and with Solaris' desktop applications at work. Since I use Netscape mail at work, I have to use an intermediate script to convert the Solaris address cards to a format that I can import into Netscape's address book, but I probably represent an extreme case. =8^)

I hope this helps.

scottie
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