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  1. OK - please forgive me in advance for the post ... I know everyone is tired of reading about Palm PDA advice and the such. My husband is making me post this (he's a software developer and want's to make an informed decision about whether to get a Palm or pocket PC).

    Specifically, what program's are you using on the Palm vs. which one's are available for the PC. If there were 2 or 3 programs you could not make it through school/clinical's/the OR without, which ones would they be?

    I've searched the forum and have seen that about 90% of you like the Palm. I just want to make sure that the programs are interchangable with the pocket PC. Thank you thank you thank you.
    Last edit by versatile_kat on Jun 30, '04
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  3. by   jwk
    Quote from versatile_kat
    OK - please forgive me in advance for the post ... I know everyone is tired of reading about Palm PDA advice and the such. My husband is making me post this (he's a software developer and want's to make an informed decision about whether to get a Palm or pocket PC).

    Specifically, what program's are you using on the Palm vs. which one's are available for the PC. If there were 2 or 3 programs you could not make it through school/clinical's/the OR without, which ones would they be?

    I've searched the forum and have seen that about 90% of you like the Palm. I just want to make sure that the programs are interchangable with the pocket PC. Thank you thank you thank you.
    I like the Pocket PC format personally, but obviously I'm in the minority. I use spreadsheets constantly at work, and the ability to download those directly from our network into my PDA is a great plus. Pocket PC's are Windows-based, so my Excel spreadsheets transfer directly.

    I think it's correct that a lot more stuff is available for Palm OS products. ePocrates is only available in Palm as I recall, and a lot of folks here have that.

    One thing that may be a concern is that the PDA market in general is shrinking. People who used their PDA's mainly for phone lists and email are now able to do a lot of that same stuff with their cellphones, which has taken a huge chunk out of the PDA market. There are some good phone/PDA combinations available in both formats, e.g. Blackberry.
  4. by   Nurse GOODNIGHT
    Have a pocket pc and love it. Have found all the medical software everyone mentions for the pocket pc. plus seamless (well ya know) integration with the windows environment.

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