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OK...I accept it! I need help on this one. I'm compulsive when it comes to organization none-the -lees I'm practical about it. During the past 5 years in order to keep all my contacts, notes, 2 do's, calendar, ect. Up to now I've used couple of programs at the same time (Palm, Outlook Express and lately; Plaxo). Obviously I've hit myself one too many times with the double entry and redundancy in applications wall. So, I set myself to to find out a program that will do an.....ALL IN ONE! After some research (not much I admit, yes my fault!) a friend highly recommended Now Up to Date and Contacts. I saw it working and it seemed what I needed. The program was originally created for Mac OS so I installed the new windows based version. After many hours of installation and setup time (and many $ spent for a comp guru that came and couldn't get it up and running a %100) What do I have? All my contacts from Plaxo, Outlook Express and Palm as messed up as a 10-egg scramble! So in a nut shell what do I need? Your help pointing me out what software to get which is:
economical, easy to set up, able to import data from the mentioned programs, networkable and that can keep all my data in ONE program and sync with my Palm. Choices anyone?!

Luis Montanez
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Isn't that what Outlook does?
Of course getting the data imported is always the hard part.

mb
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

I do not think there is any one such program which will help you manage and sync your contacts especially if you tend to have them in multiple places

But checkout the Addressgrabber utility from eGrabber www.egrabber.com  which seems to have some of the capabilities you need...one of the most interesting being that it can parse an address from free form text in emails etc...and insert it into a variety of contact management applications like outlook.

Code Monkey
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

You know, in my experience things in a book tend to stay where they are, things on my computer tend to get shuffled around and eventually forgotten.

That's why I have a Moleskine addressbook which I write in in pencil so I can later erase or change entries:

http://www.moleskine.co.uk/addressbook.html
(that photo is approximately life size)

A small leatherbound binder dayplanner style book with lined pages to keep my to do lists in.

And a cell phone with all my relevant phone numbers.

That being said, why don't you just use the Palm Desktop software and skip Outlook?

Full name:
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Besides, the problem with PIM + PDA, is remembering to synchronize :-) Personally, I got tired of it, and just use a web-based app. If you like those, take a look at MoreGroupware and WebOrganizer.

http://weborganizer.sourceforge.net/
http://www.moregroupware.org/

Frederic Faure
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

My friend Jorge went through the same problem and swears by a program called Bonsai

My 2 cents

//Jorge
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

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