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
Aug 18, '02Occupation: Nurse Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 12,715; Likes: 2Thanks 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
Aug 19, '02Occupation: run a private group home Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 144I 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!
Aug 22, '02Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36thanks for the information, everyone.
Aug 22, '02Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 19just wanted to know, which programs would be beneficial to have on your palm pilot?
Aug 22, '02Occupation: run a private group home Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 144I 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!
Aug 22, '02Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36originally 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 phone..lol. the buttons are so small.
is there a buzzer that goes off to alert you to a test, appt. etc?
Aug 25, '02Joined: Sep '00; Posts: 17Originally posted by nurse_gigolo69
just wanted to know, which programs would be beneficial to have on your palm pilot?
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Sep 29, '02Occupation: fulltime student Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,025; Likes: 1BUMP...good Stuff for you PDA guys!!!! I want one!!!! LOL
Sep 29, '02Occupation: Homemaker and student. Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 657; Likes: 42I'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!
Sep 29, '02Occupation: fulltime student Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,025; Likes: 1I'm glad I bumped this up cause it helped someone.....I am researching PDA's....what do you guys think of yours???
Sep 30, '02Occupation: RN, NP Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 479; Likes: 96Hoolihan: 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.
Sep 30, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 3,725; Likes: 458Hey 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...