If you're not sure what a Palm is, visit the Palm site.
I have had various Palms since the late 90s. My first was a ³Pilot² then a ³Palm Pilot III² a mere 12 months later. This was replaced by a Palm IIIxe (see Palm Boulevard) 18 months later, which was our Christmas bonus that year. We donıt usually get bonuses, by the way.
Then, thanks to a generous gift for my birthday in June (2002), I found myself able to afford to buy the then-latest model, the m515, which I knew I needed as I'd nearly filled the old one. The upgrade from 8 to 16 Mb hasn't helped, though - I've only got 1 Mb left already! Luckily, the m5xx series allows SD card expansion...so naturally Iıve made use of that instead. The old III had had only 4 Mb of RAM, and neither III supported external cards.
At the time of the upgrade to the IIIxe, everyone had one! So, I just had to personalize mine! So off I went to CoolColors (who no longer exist, but you can see examples at Pen Computing) to get me a gorgeous purple replacement case. Yum.
Sadly, no color cases have yet been made for the m5xx series...
I carry my Palm everywhere I go .
I've accumulated a bunch of software - probably nothing compared to many other users, but it suits me! Here's a selection of my favorites:
|drinks (cocktail manager 1.1)||PalmGear|
||www.thinkingbytes.com - now called SmartListToGo from Dataviz||Fully programmable database - I will never duplicate books, CDs, or DVDs ever again!|
|"PopCap Games" from Astraware||www.astraware.com|
|memosafe||www.deepnettech.com||encrypt your important memos|
|orrery, jovian, and lunar, plus the "astro-metrics" DA||www.astro-metrics.com|
||www.toolworks.com/bilofsky/tidetool/||Note that the developer has been forced to remove British Isles support as of v2.1. See the website for details and suggestions of how to combat the problem.|
||www.beiks.com||A dictionary for the Palm with plug-in modules for French, Italian, German...and a full English dictionary, too.|
||www.pacificneotek.com||The programmable "all in one" remote controller!|
|TinySheet & Agendus||www.iambic.com|
|metro||PalmGear||Text-based aid to getting around London.|
|invaders||PalmGear||Removed from the m515 as it doesn't work on PalmOS 4|
|Documents to Go||From Dataviz||
This product was supplied with
the m515. I didn't need the Word functionality: TealDoc reads DOC files, and I don't (yet, I guess!)
have Word documents I need to have with me. But the PicsToGo program sounded lika a need-to-have,
so now I can carry photos of my cats and bikes everywhere I go!
Dataviz were extremely helpful in getting this up and running since the supplied version was the old, not-for-MacOS X version, and to upgrade I needed to have registered that version, which just was not possible! Thanks, Dataviz!
Plus, I have installed the Mobile Connectivity Service apps, including mail, WAP, and Web Clipping.
I get most of my software via PalmGear.
And I find out about all things Palm through my subscription to Palm User Magazine, which is excellent. I particularly like it's quarterly frequency, as I am already swamped with too many monthly mags! See also 3lib - they have a strong involvement in the mag and sort out the regular London Palm User Group meetings.
A good place to get other accessories is Proporta.