Re: essential Palm Pilot apps?

Mike Masnick (
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 23:11:24 -0800

At 04:30 PM 1/12/99 -0500, John M. Klassa wrote:
>I just got a used Palm Pilot Professional... It's as close as I'll ever
>get to a laptop, given that I'm never going to have $1k to spend on


>For those with Pilots, what else is a must-have?

If you have any plans to use it to take serious notes (more like a laptop)
then I highly recommend buying the GoType keyboard from landware
( I bought one a few weeks ago, and I'm never
going back. ;) It's great. Easy to use (a bit small, but I'm getting
used to it). Whereas the Pilot used to be useful as a scheduler/address
book/(occasionally)games-to-pass-the-time device, now I can really use it
for note taking, or for writing. I already own a laptop, but this is so
much more convenient. Much smaller. Easier to carry around. Easy to set
up. No boot up time. No having to find a power outlet to plug in. It's
really great.

Okay. That's it. No more gushing. Just thought you should know about it
if you were hoping to use it for more serious note taking than grafiti or
the online keyboard allow.

Oh yeah, with all that said, I really wish there were a better writing
program, other than just the memo pad that comes with the Pilot. I looked
briefly a few weeks ago, but couldn't find one. Anyone know of any?