Broken Palm m505

Well hells bells. This is a really sucks. I like my m505. It is so sad to see it go. It has done me very well. I bought it when it first came out in early 2001. I mumbled about getting a new PDA in February. But after that I decided my m505 was all I needed. Well now I need a new Palm. Because that is my digital brain. Now my digital brain is on drugs, or rather in limbo. The power button on my m505 does not work and I cannot sync the m505 to my Mac or my PC. If I cannot sync to my computer the handheld is worthless. And I can only turn it on with the hardware keys, and only turn it off with the software. I really wanted to wait until Palm OS 6 was out. But... I use my Palm on a daily basis for a calendar, scheduler, address book and a password storage database. That password storage database is a key to my survival. I have other apps on my Palm but the one I use the most is FileMaker Mobile to keep track of my passwords. I am going out later today to buy a new Palm, possibly a Tungsten T2. Beth: I used to use an excellent app called Password Store, I used it for a long time. I finally decided to write my own password storage database in FileMaker Pro because Password Store did not (and I do not they do yet) offer a Mac compatible desktop conduit program to manage passwords on the desktop. Last I checked they had a beta out that did not work one bit. But you hit it right on the head "Without that information, there's no hope of my doing anything online." I would have to add to that all the server passwords I keep. heh. Not a fun thought if I lost that stuff. That was another reason I switched to a FileMaker Pro based database. FileMaker Mobile is $50 and well worth it.

Comments (2)

Beth:

Hey, sorry to hear about your Palm. It's funny to hear about someone else, though, who is as dependent on the password-storage function of the Palm as I am. (Mine are stored in a different application, but it's the same idea. Without that information, there's no hope of my doing anything online.)

I used to use an excellent app called Password Store, I used it for a long time. I finally decided to write my own password storage database in FileMaker Pro because Password Store did not (and I do not they do yet) offer a Mac compatible desktop conduit program to manage passwords on the desktop. Last I checked they had a beta out that did not work one bit.

But you hit it right on the head "Without that information, there's no hope of my doing anything online." I would have to add to that all the server passwords I keep. heh. Not a fun thought if I lost that stuff. That was another reason I switched to a FileMaker Pro based database. FileMaker Mobile is $50 and well worth it.

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