palm pilots and keyboards for lecture class - page 2

have any of you used or have a palm pilot? I've been told by MANY college students this is an electronic essential when it comes to organization and note taking. Its much lighter and more convenient... Read More

  1. by   Mkue
    Thanks Cheryl,

    My son has a cell phone that alerts him to dates and appts..didn't know cell phones could do that.

    Guess I'll just have to have someone demonstrate that Palm Pilot, it sounds like a great idea
  2. by   2amigos
    I know what you mean Marie. I'm in the same boat! I am looking forward to the kids starting school today so I can go to the computer stores and play with the PDA's and see what I want. Good luck and let us know what you decide and why. Thanks!
  3. by   nurse_gigolo69
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    thanks for the information, everyone.
  5. by   nurse_gigolo69
    just wanted to know, which programs would be beneficial to have on your palm pilot?
  6. by   2amigos
    I went to OfficeMax and they had the Palm m500 on sale. It was only $199- $100 off!!!! So DH said to go ahead and get it. I got the keyboard and a carrying case. I also got the service warranty for two years- it will cover it in case it drops..... I am so excited about my new toy! I am going to practice so I can take notes using it. My classes start Monday evening. I can't wait!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mkue
    how can you type on something soooo small? i would really like to have one to keep track of dates, appt. tests.. etc.. football games etc.. i use a datebook now.

    i'm just getting used to a cell the buttons are so small.

    is there a buzzer that goes off to alert you to a test, appt. etc?

    i use my computer calendar for dates and events alert and i have a two-year planner that i carry around with me. in my purse, i have a smaller planner.
  8. by   RNpalm
    Originally posted by nurse_gigolo69
    just wanted to know, which programs would be beneficial to have on your palm pilot?
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  9. by   Robin61970
    BUMP...good Stuff for you PDA guys!!!! I want one!!!! LOL
  10. by   Dublin37
    I've got the palm125 and keyboard. I tried taking notes on it and when I went to print it out, it only had about 2 paragraphs. What did I do wrong? Heather
    P.S. Thanks for the flash card idea for A & P, cuz I'm dieing!
  11. by   Robin61970
    I'm glad I bumped this up cause it helped someone.....I am researching PDA's....what do you guys think of yours???
  12. by   globalRN
    Hoolihan: You can go to your hotsync settings for the 'custom' set : switch from handheld overwrites desktop to
    'desktop overwrites handheld' in the datebook option

    I have a portable keyboard for my Palm m505, but really haven't used it very much. I have to type with force to get all the characters to come out; originally I had bought it to take notes.
    The one I bought wasn't very good...the better ones were
    $100 USD so I decided not to repurchase. Sides, my Fujitsu laptop weighs about 3 lbs and I prefer to use that for notetaking rather than squinting at my PDA screen.
  13. by   GPatty
    Hey Dublin....when you find out about the notetaking with the keyboard, let me know, ok? I have a 125 too...been thinking about a keyboard, but not if it only takes a certain amount of notes...