Palm Pilot software for nursing - page 2

Hi there everybody. Anybody got some good links for FREE software apps for palm pilots? I found a couple of sites (the palm home site and another one, but I want to find more free stuff and quit... Read More

  1. by   GPatty
    Thanks Cyberkat! I'll check into it!
  2. by   crnasomeday
    Great StudentSandra! I'm glad you found the links. To post them in your reply, you need only to click on the "http://" button which you'll find right under all the message icons. If that doesn't work, let me know and I'll send you an email.

    Oh, and OOO,OOO,OOO, I found a good link too!
    I found some really good program apps there. The other links that everyone suggested are very very helpful too, and I thank you all. So far, I've added an ABG program, medical abbreviations software, Epocrates drug database, patient tracker, and several other good helpful nursing programs.

    mkue: they are pretty much like little computers. I have a Handspring Visor, and I really love it. When my laptop pooped itself recently I decided to go with a handheld this time, and I'm really glad I did. Yes, you can type info into it. Right now, I'm just using the little on screen keyboard and graffiti (where you right and it shows up as typed text), but when my financial aid for school comes, I'm going to purchase a fold up keyboard for it, and add Microsoft word to it. That will be very helpful to me when I'm on campus and can't be working at my PC.
  3. by   crnasomeday
    Oh yeah...I almost forgot....I found a program for lab values and another one for interpreting ECG's. Very cool
  4. by   StudentSandra
    OK, here goes nothing.

    Thats what I got, nothing! Guess the problem is I don't have the "address" just the "links" like when you put something in your favorites, or click e-mail to someone. Good thing I'm going into nursing not computers.

    crna, like I said, just e-mail me if you want the links, my addy is in my profile.
  5. by   essarge
    I'll try to explain how to put a site here on the board.

    go to the site.....left click on the address bar (it will turn blue)....right click on blue area... left click on copy. come to this site and open the thread that you want. left click on "post reply"......right click in reply box....left click on paste....this will put site into your text for anyone to find. Hope this helps.
  6. by   Katnip
    mkue, you can write on them with a stylus, using a type of script. The script Palm uses is called Graffiti. It's a kind of shorthand, easy to learn. You can also buy a mini-foldable keyboard and type with that. I don't know how much a keyboard costs, though. For me, it's one more thing to lose.

    A PDA really is a mini computer, many new ones come with expansion ports.
  7. by   Mkue
    Thanks cyberkat !

  8. by   BrandyBSN
    I have had mine for quite a while, 2 years i think.

    I have a handspring visor, and it only has 2MB (which means i have to pick programs very carefully as i have run out of room.)

    If i was going to buy a new one now, i would get one of the Palm m500 ( i think that is the model number). Make sure you get one with expansion possibilities. the new SD ports seem to be the best, and most huge programs are starting to accept only this type of expansion memory.

    Good Luck!
  9. by   wannanurse

    So you really like 4.0student? I only have the trail version and I have been debating on if I should buy it or not. So far I really like it.
  10. by   BrandyBSN
    i really do like it, and i think it is one of the best programs for grade tracking. You might want to check out a program called Due Yesterday as well, its similar to 4.0Student, but it has a desktop application for your big computer too, which makes typing things in much easier, then when you hotsync it loads it all to your PDA. If I hadnt already purchased 4.0Student i probably would have gotten Due Yesterday instead. But, ive only got one semester left, so I'll just stick to what ive already got

    Good luck!
  11. by   delirium
    Glad you're all talking about this.
    I got a Palm m100 for Christmas but am upgrading to a palm m125. It has 8 MB with an expansion slot for adding more storage. I'm looking for programs to help with school too---
    where'd you all download the E-pocrates from? I'm most interested in a pharmacology tool... with some other stuff for interpreting lab values, ekgs, abgs, etc.
    Thanks for the help!
  12. by   BrandyBSN
    i think the website is
  13. by   Katnip
    I just checked out the memoware site. It's got a lot of good stuff, and it's relatively easy to find. Thanks, crnasomeday!