• Re: Replacement for Palm Desktop?

    From paulatripp@paulatripp@gmail.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Fri Jul 17 12:08:03 2020
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    Sooo....it’s 10 years later and my Dad is STILL trying to use the Palm Desktop. What do you like now?
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  • From Fred McKenzie@fmmck@aol.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Fri Jul 17 16:41:00 2020
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    In article <c9dd0bbc-cc21-4cd1-915c-f86c226bbbb9o@googlegroups.com>,
    paulatripp@gmail.com wrote:

    Sooo....it’s 10 years later and my Dad is STILL trying to use the Palm Desktop. What do you like now?

    May be more than 10 years!

    I use both Palm Desktop and HotSync Manager together, to transfer data
    from my handheld Palm Z22 to the computer. Then I print monthly
    calendars several months in advance.

    I don't think it works on the later OS updates. If I get a new
    computer, I'm in trouble!

    If you know of more recent programs that work on Macintosh, I would be interested.

    Fred
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  • From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sat Jul 18 10:52:50 2020
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    On 2020-07-17 19:08:03 +0000, paulatripp@gmail.com said:

    Sooo....it's 10 years later and my Dad is STILL trying to use the Palm Desktop. What do you like now?

    If it works, let him use it.

    If by Palm Desktop you just mean the calendar app (which was good,
    although really just a re-badged version of an older app) and need
    something that runs on more current Macs, then MacOS comes with
    'Calendar' for free. It's not as good as the old Palm Desktop in some
    ways, but usable for simple needs. Two other calendar options are
    BuzyCal and Fantastical, but they aren't free and somewhat more
    complicated.

    If you mean trying to connect to a current Mac to an actual Palm
    device, then you're probably out of luck. It may be best to just trash
    the Palm and get an iPad Touch or iPhone instead.

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  • From ErikRS@mac-dane@is.invalid to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sat Jul 18 01:22:17 2020
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    Fred McKenzie wrote:
    paulatripp@gmail.com wrote:
    Sooo....it’s 10 years later and my Dad is STILL trying to use the Palm
    Desktop. What do you like now?

    May be more than 10 years!

    I use both Palm Desktop and HotSync Manager together, to transfer data
    from my handheld Palm Z22 to the computer. Then I print monthly
    calendars several months in advance.

    I don't think it works on the later OS updates. If I get a new
    computer, I'm in trouble!

    If you know of more recent programs that work on Macintosh, I would be interested.
    I don't know whether there are newer versions of the Palm Desktop
    software for Mac OS X, but Palm Desktop v.4.1 works fine on both OS X
    10.6.x and 10.7.x. - I still use the v.4.1 as my main calendar software... Cheers, Erik Richard
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    NisusWriter - The Future In Multilingual Text Processing - www.nisus.com Openoffice.org - The Modern Productivity Solution - www.openoffice.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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  • From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sat Jul 18 13:54:01 2020
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    On 2020-07-17 23:22:17 +0000, ErikRS said:


    Fred McKenzie wrote:
    paulatripp@gmail.com wrote:
    Sooo....it's 10 years later and my Dad is STILL trying to use the Palm >>> Desktop. What do you like now?

    May be more than 10 years!

    I use both Palm Desktop and HotSync Manager together, to transfer data
    from my handheld Palm Z22 to the computer. Then I print monthly
    calendars several months in advance.

    I don't think it works on the later OS updates. If I get a new
    computer, I'm in trouble!

    If you know of more recent programs that work on Macintosh, I would be
    interested.

    I don't know whether there are newer versions of the Palm Desktop
    software for Mac OS X, but Palm Desktop v.4.1 works fine on both OS X
    10.6.x and 10.7.x. - I still use the v.4.1 as my main calendar
    software...

    Cheers, Erik Richard

    Depending on who you believe, the final Mac version was either 4.2.1
    rev D or 4.2.2 (they may even be the same thing), but either way it was released in 2008.

    You can download "4.2.1 rev D" from MacintoshGarden.org: <https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/palm-desktop>


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  • From ErikRS@mac-dane@is.invalid to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sat Jul 18 16:34:52 2020
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    Your Name wrote:
    On 2020-07-17 23:22:17 +0000, ErikRS said:
    I don't know whether there are newer versions of the Palm Desktop
    software for Mac OS X, but Palm Desktop v.4.1 works fine on both OS X
    10.6.x and 10.7.x. - I still use the v.4.1 as my main calendar
    software...

    Cheers, Erik Richard

    Depending on who you believe, the final Mac version was either 4.2.1 rev
    D or 4.2.2 (they may even be the same thing), but either way it was
    released in 2008.

    You can download "4.2.1 rev D" from MacintoshGarden.org: <https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/palm-desktop>
    Hm, don't recall right now why, but I had the v.4.2.x installed but gave it up again when updating from OS X 10.4.11 through 10.5.8 and now
    10.6.8 and 10.7.5 on two of my old MacPros.
    It may have had something to do with synching between my - at that time
    - PowerBook running 10.4.11 + OS 9.2.2 + PD 4.1.x. Fact is that I
    downgraded PD to 4.1.x on the MacPros...
    Cheers, Erik Richard
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    Erik Richard Srensen <mac-daneRE@MOVEstofanet.dk>
    NisusWriter - The Future In Multilingual Text Processing - www.nisus.com Openoffice.org - The Modern Productivity Solution - www.openoffice.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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  • From David Lesher@wb8foz@panix.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Thu Jul 23 00:35:24 2020
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    I use a Handspring with the STRIP app for my password vault.
    I figure airgap isolation makes it hard to attack.

    Guess I need a Desktop replacement soon; the one I use needs Rosetta.


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  • From Bud Frede@frede@mouse-potato.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Thu Jul 23 12:11:14 2020
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    David Lesher <wb8foz@panix.com> writes:

    I use a Handspring with the STRIP app for my password vault.
    I figure airgap isolation makes it hard to attack.

    Guess I need a Desktop replacement soon; the one I use needs Rosetta.

    Time to move into the Century of the Fruitbat. :-)

    I think Tomasz Surmacz was the one that told me about STRIP, but I
    finally gave up on the Palm a long time ago.
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