Looking To Buy A Pda - page 2

I've posted this on the infomatics board but am looking for more feedback. I've been offered a beta test of medical reference for PDAs by a major publisher. I'd love to work with them on it, but I... Read More

  1. by   Mary Dover
    I have a Visor handheld. Downloaded the free ePocrates, which I really like using. Lots of other things you can find to download from the net, some free - some not, but nice to know so many things are available. I use mine as well to help manage checkbook balance,and even play one of my favorite games (mah johng).
    I think you'll be glad if you decide to purchase one.
  2. by   TracyB,RN
    ePocrates is pretty cool. I also have a Neo Visor handheld & use it daily, if not for work stuff, then for personal stuff. It is much easier than lugging around books & planners.
    Just keep it on you at all times.
  3. by   Agnus
    What features should I look for? How much memory? I see they have 8 MB and 16. What abouth those plug in cards?
  4. by   LSRN
    I have 8 MB, not even close to running out yet. I don't have plug in cards, haven't regretted it. There are so many features out there, now they even come in color. Most features just run up the price. I love my Palm VX, wouldn't trade it for anything.

    By the way, Marynurse, I just downloaded eProcates and I love it. Thanks for the tip.
  5. by   cappieo
    Originally posted by Agnus
    What features should I look for? How much memory? I see they have 8 MB and 16. What abouth those plug in cards?
    I just bought a sony clie handheld two days ago. I love it! I bought mine because I think it might help while I am in school. Things You want to concider (and what the sales people told me ) Do you want a color screen? if you want to put a lot of programs on it you MAY want a memory card, I would shy away from getting a "handheld personal computer" and get a handheld that runs the "palm" operating system Ex "Palm OS 4.1" the difference between the two is the "personal computer" has a operating system more like windows and is a new system compared to the "palm operating system". The Palm OS also has MANY more compatible medical and nursing programs. For example Epocrates is a great program but it will only run on a Palm OS. Some of the handhelds that run the Palm OS are: Palm, Handspring, IBM, Sony, TRG Pro, so you are not limited to buying a "Palm Pilot" I would advise that you get one that recharges the battery while on the base, some take regular batteries I hope I havn't confused you :chuckle I got a lot of info from Epinions.com and cnet.com If I can help e-mail me at cappieo@aol.com BTW... I was just fiddling with mine and I found out that it... Get ready for this..... changes my tv channels!!!!!!! :roll I can't believe it nor do I know how it does it but i can use it as my channel changer LOL!!!!! ok..ok... I know small things amuse small minds....but this thing is cool!
  6. by   ageless
    I am looking to purchase a handheld PCA in the near future. I would like advice as to which are the best in the clinical setting and give me the most "bang for my buck"!
  7. by   Marianne518
    Definitely stay away from Casiopeio brand. They area horrible and you cannot find compatible software anywhere.

    Stick to Palm or Visor. From what I have heard here on this board, they are two of the top PDA's.
  8. by   armyrn
    palm is the best. all kinds of free software available and for a small fee you can even download books!
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    Check out:
    PDA Mobile Informatics magazine website
    http://www.pdacortex.com/
  10. by   Marialeah
  11. by   Nurse2BinNC
    "Definitely stay away from Casiopeio brand. They area horrible and you cannot find compatible software anywhere. "

    I agree with Marianne518, the Casiopeio are a complete waste of money. Lucky for me I found that out the day I got mine and took it back. The sales person recommended a Sony PDA and I got it and so far I love it. It is so simple to download into it.
    :roll
  12. by   momoftriplets
    Hello All, I am looking to buy a palm pilot and would like some input from those who already have one. I will be starting school for my Masters and I work in the ER, so I know I want one that will "grow" with me. Thanks for the help.
  13. by   PennyLane
    Hello, welcome to this site! I don't have any advice for you on palm pilots, but I wanted to say hi! Do you really have triplets?? Three times the fun!

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