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Hiram357
03-13-2007, 07:40 PM
I just got a Palm TiX... and it's really starting to tix me off... (the file sharing programs are really anoying) I can't seem to get GSAK to download using their hot sync software, is there an easier way to transfer information?

Mainiac1957
03-13-2007, 07:44 PM
GSAK doesn't go on a palm. It will send data to cachemate on the Palm. Give a call if you keep having trouble. I'll see if I can help you.

Hiram357
03-13-2007, 08:05 PM
so cachemate goes on the palm?

Hiram357
03-13-2007, 08:06 PM
well i figured out how to get the mp3s on it!! (i'm playin my drinkin songs on it and stef is just rollin her eyes).... :D

Haffy
03-13-2007, 08:16 PM
Yeah Cachemate is what you need on the Palm. Go here: http://www.smittyware.com/

brdad
03-13-2007, 08:20 PM
What's the quality of the mp3s? Have you tried it though speakers? Lee is gonna get something new, figured if a Palm could play decent mp3s we could listen to them in the car or she can hook it up to the stereo in her craft attic, and save the trouble of a decicated mp3 player. Does it say anywhere just how big a card it will take? I can't find any info. Palm has 2 GB ones on their site, I'm wondering if it'd handle 8 GB.

And yes, cachemate goes on the Palm. You don't even need GSAK actually - I know the people that use it use it for a reason, and probably a god one - but I just load a PQ of my finds and a PQ of all my unfound Maine caches into the cachemate converter.

Hiram357
03-13-2007, 08:34 PM
arrrrg!! cachemate bad!! palm bad! ug!! must hit with stick!! :rolleyes: (I think I installed cachemate on the palm... the palm just doesnt know it yet)

the MP3 quality is pretty good (for the little speaker it has) it sounds like it does playin off of the computer. I bought the 2gig card to go with it, so far I've only put 4 songs on it, but I haven't even spilled over onto the card yet (the palm has 100mb without the card, but it also wont let you download large files to the palm without having the card in)

Haffy
03-13-2007, 09:06 PM
You should be able to load your MP3's directly to the card without using the internal memory of the Palm at all. Just do it through a card reader.

Hiram357
03-13-2007, 09:13 PM
You should be able to load your MP3's directly to the card without using the internal memory of the Palm at all. Just do it through a card reader.

I think that's what I did... I'm not sure yet, but that's the way it looks. I found that my media player on my PC likes my Palm, it connects and transfers everything for me! (made it really easy) :D I can't get cachemate to load though, I follow the directions but no icon appears on my palm..?

Haffy
03-13-2007, 09:33 PM
Did you register it?

Hiram357
03-13-2007, 10:41 PM
i found my error, i was downloading the program to the card and not to the unit.

vicbiker
03-13-2007, 10:50 PM
What can you expect from a man that walks around wuth a crow sitting on his shoulder?

Hiram357
03-13-2007, 10:52 PM
What can you expect from a man that walks around wuth a crow sitting on his shoulder?

ya know what they say... "as the (drunk) crow flies!" :D

hollora
03-13-2007, 11:46 PM
Man and that thing was tippsy all day. But I gotta say - had my hubby wondering.

Mainiac1957
03-14-2007, 06:17 AM
Man and that thing was tippsy all day. But I gotta say - had my hubby wondering.

We all are wondering about Hiram:rolleyes:

firefighterjake
03-14-2007, 08:56 AM
I never would have thought I would say this, but I love my Palm T/X and use it every day . . . I've consolidated all 103 (or so) of my lists that I had on scraps of paper (everything from ideas of where to place caches, fall to-do projects, my 2006 Christmas lists, house projects, ATV Club projects, oil boilers that I am considering purchasing, etc., listen to the MP3 songs that I burned from my CDs (the quality isn't half bad -- I use earbuds while snowmobiling . . . otherwise the sound is a bit tinny coming out of the rear speaker), schedule everything on to the calendar and have used the wi-fi aspect more than one time.

And of course, the second thing I never thought I would say . . . I'm now paper-less or as close to being paperless as possible. I still write out a list of planned caches in an area with a rough sketch of the order I want to do them, but otherwise no more sheets of paper for me.

Hiram357
03-14-2007, 03:19 PM
I never would have thought I would say this, but I love my Palm T/X and use it every day . . . I've consolidated all 103 (or so) of my lists that I had on scraps of paper (everything from ideas of where to place caches, fall to-do projects, my 2006 Christmas lists, house projects, ATV Club projects, oil boilers that I am considering purchasing, etc., listen to the MP3 songs that I burned from my CDs (the quality isn't half bad -- I use earbuds while snowmobiling . . . otherwise the sound is a bit tinny coming out of the rear speaker), schedule everything on to the calendar and have used the wi-fi aspect more than one time.

And of course, the second thing I never thought I would say . . . I'm now paper-less or as close to being paperless as possible. I still write out a list of planned caches in an area with a rough sketch of the order I want to do them, but otherwise no more sheets of paper for me.

So far I'm really enjoying it, I downloaded all my spreadsheets for work to it, so now I can do my officework while I'm at the site, and I saved about 1/2hr today just doing the paperwork as I go through the day. (I even stopped at staples to get a game pack, and dictionary/thesaurus) I finally figured out cachemate & gsak with the palm, now I just gotta figure out how to use the GPS with all of it. Can anyone explain the bluetooth and the beaming thing? My GPS has bluetooth, and my TiX has bluetooth, if I get 30 other people with the same units in the same room do we have a full set of teeth that can communicate?? :rolleyes:

firefighterjake
03-14-2007, 03:27 PM
. . . Can anyone explain the bluetooth and the beaming thing? My GPS has bluetooth, and my TiX has bluetooth, if I get 30 other people with the same units in the same room do we have a full set of teeth that can communicate?? :rolleyes:

Nope . . . what you get is a typical resident of Unity . . . as opposed to the folks in the rest of the County who don't have blue teeth (or even green teeth for that matter) . . . they're just missing half of their teeth. :D

firefighterjake
03-14-2007, 03:29 PM
So far I'm really enjoying it, I downloaded all my spreadsheets for work to it, so now I can do my officework while I'm at the site, and I saved about 1/2hr today just doing the paperwork as I go through the day. (I even stopped at staples to get a game pack, and dictionary/thesaurus) I finally figured out cachemate & gsak with the palm, now I just gotta figure out how to use the GPS with all of it. Can anyone explain the bluetooth and the beaming thing? My GPS has bluetooth, and my TiX has bluetooth, if I get 30 other people with the same units in the same room do we have a full set of teeth that can communicate?? :rolleyes:

I've used the word processing program a few times for editing purposes -- but without a keyboard the process is a bit slow for me. I thought about getting a game, but I already spend way too much time in the bathroom playing Solitaire. :D

brdad
03-14-2007, 03:29 PM
FFJ, have you ever played the Palm through a stereo? I'm wondering if that quality is halfway decent. Lee might like to get one before the end of the month, I have $40 off until then. Coming past Birch Street anytime in the future? ;)

firefighterjake
03-14-2007, 03:43 PM
FFJ, have you ever played the Palm through a stereo? I'm wondering if that quality is halfway decent. Lee might like to get one before the end of the month, I have $40 off until then. Coming past Birch Street anytime in the future? ;)

I've never tried it . . . just name the time and place and I'd be happy to let you try it out.

Hiram357
03-14-2007, 03:55 PM
FFJ, have you ever played the Palm through a stereo? I'm wondering if that quality is halfway decent. Lee might like to get one before the end of the month, I have $40 off until then. Coming past Birch Street anytime in the future? ;)

Hey Dave, I just did an experiment for ya, I crawled behind my desk (almost got lost) and found the plug for my PC speakers, I made it out ok and plugged the speakers into the TX, and the quality is pretty darn good, sounds like it does as if I was playin the MP3 off the PC, there's little to no difference in the sound quality. :D

brdad
03-14-2007, 04:05 PM
Well, that sounds promising! It doesn't need to be great, just good. Neither of us are audiophiles.

FFJ, we may takle you up on that offer anyway, if you don't mind. Lee can get a better idea if she likes something if she can see it in real use. I'll ask her about it tonight.

Hiram357
03-14-2007, 04:09 PM
Well, that sounds promising! It doesn't need to be great, just good. Neither of us are audiophiles.

FFJ, we may takle you up on that offer anyway, if you don't mind. Lee can get a better idea if she likes something if she can see it in real use. I'll ask her about it tonight.

I have a cousin with one of those iPod's and I can't tell the difference, I think they both sound pretty good.

firefighterjake
03-14-2007, 04:13 PM
Well, that sounds promising! It doesn't need to be great, just good. Neither of us are audiophiles.

FFJ, we may takle you up on that offer anyway, if you don't mind. Lee can get a better idea if she likes something if she can see it in real use. I'll ask her about it tonight.

Just let me know . . . I'm in town tomorrow and Friday and have nothing scheduled during the day except for running up for some lumber in Stillwater possibly tomorrow late-afternoon. I'd be happy to let you guys check it out.

Mainiac1957
03-14-2007, 04:48 PM
I've had my Zire 71 for several years now and use it for music often. I have plugged it into my Milwaukee job radio, used the ear buds, and now I have an input jack in my new geomobile. It sounds good on all account. It uses REAL jukebox software which is very simple to use. It's really no different than playing music through a computer or any MP3 player.

Hiram357
03-14-2007, 04:56 PM
I've had my Zire 71 for several years now and use it for music often. I have plugged it into my Milwaukee job radio, used the ear buds, and now I have an input jack in my new geomobile. It sounds good on all account. It uses REAL jukebox software which is very simple to use. It's really no different than playing music through a computer or any MP3 player.

does your zire have the bluetooth??

Mainiac1957
03-14-2007, 05:17 PM
My 71 doesn't. It's replacement, all though now also discontinued the 72 did have bluetooth. I have been looking to upgrade to the T/X but my 71 works well so I can't justify it right now. Just like I would like to upgrade to the MAP60 csx from my cs. Just can't do it at this time.

Hiram357
03-14-2007, 05:19 PM
My 71 doesn't. It's replacement, all though now also discontinued the 72 did have bluetooth. I have been looking to upgrade to the T/X but my 71 works well so I can't justify it right now. Just like I would like to upgrade to the MAP60 csx from my cs. Just can't do it at this time.

Justify it??? why justify it??? that's like saying "well, it's 5oclock somewhere" I don't need an excuse to drink, so why need an excuse to spend lots of money??? :D

brdad
03-15-2007, 01:03 PM
Well, I have to thank FFJ for being gracious enough to stop by and show Lee and myself his T|X. I think it might sound better through my stereo than CDs do, and it looks like it'll do all we do now with out PDAs and more. Lee liked it so much she thinks she's going to get us each one - how do I rate?:)

As soon as we get situated, we'll probably offer her old one for sale here if anyone is interested. It may be outdated and have no WIFI, but would still work great for anyone wanting to go paperless. I don't remember what it is, might be a Zire.

firefighterjake
03-15-2007, 01:17 PM
Well, I have to thank FFJ for being gracious enough to stop by and show Lee and myself his T|X. I think it might sound better through my stereo than CDs do, and it looks like it'll do all we do now with out PDAs and more. Lee liked it so much she thinks she's going to get us each one - how do I rate?:)

As soon as we get situated, we'll probably offer her old one for sale here if anyone is interested. It may be outdated and have no WIFI, but would still work great for anyone wanting to go paperless. I don't remember what it is, might be a Zire.

I was there to bear witness Dave . . . she definitely said something about buying two of those Palms.

I only wish I had some of my Celtic tunes loaded up on it . . . somehow you two don't seem like Godsmack or Disturbed fans which is what I had playing until I switched to a more mellow REM tune . . . as I mentioned I loaded up those fast-paced songs for cruising on the sled . . . not for relaxing while making scrapbooks. ;) :D

Thanks for the tour of the place incidentally . . . but remember if anyone asks I was there doing a fire inspection tour . . . you guys passed with flying colors by the way.

Hiram357
03-15-2007, 03:27 PM
Well, I'm getting pretty good with this thing, I can play music, download files, play games, I'm even getting pretty skilled at writing the letters so that the palm can recognize what I'm writining and translate into text... But I hit a wall again... I can't figure out how to get the excel and text files from my palm back onto my pc. The hot sync is only letting me put files onto the unit... can anyone enlighten me???

firefighterjake
03-15-2007, 04:00 PM
Well, I'm getting pretty good with this thing, I can play music, download files, play games, I'm even getting pretty skilled at writing the letters so that the palm can recognize what I'm writining and translate into text... But I hit a wall again... I can't figure out how to get the excel and text files from my palm back onto my pc. The hot sync is only letting me put files onto the unit... can anyone enlighten me???

I saved the Word file I was working on the Palm that I had made changes to and then hotsynched it and opened up the file via the desktop icon/program. In setting up the Palm and documents to go you might have to tell the Palm where to send the files.

I gave up on using the graffitti program and instead use the "keyboard" -- I've gotten pretty quick typing out letters with the hunt-and-poke method -- OK, for short messages, but not so great for long detailed messages, notes to self, e-mails, BBS replies, etc.

firefighterjake
03-15-2007, 04:02 PM
The one thing I still haven't quite figured out (and this worries me a bit) is how to save my back-up files when I hot synch . . . I've clicked on the desktop icon to back-up files, but there's nothing there . . . and now I'm only one crash away from having my entire lifetime's worth of lists that I have compiled on to this Palm from disappearing forever.

Hiram357
03-15-2007, 04:03 PM
I saved the Word file I was working on the Palm that I had made changes to and then hotsynched it and opened up the file via the desktop icon/program. In setting up the Palm and documents to go you might have to tell the Palm where to send the files.

I gave up on using the graffitti program and instead use the "keyboard" -- I've gotten pretty quick typing out letters with the hunt-and-poke method -- OK, for short messages, but not so great for long detailed messages, notes to self, e-mails, BBS replies, etc.

That's what I've been trying to do, but I can't figure out how to tell it to send files from palm to pc, all I can do is pc to palm. Are you using the Palm Desktop program that came with the TX?

firefighterjake
03-15-2007, 04:18 PM
That's what I've been trying to do, but I can't figure out how to tell it to send files from palm to pc, all I can do is pc to palm. Are you using the Palm Desktop program that came with the TX?

Yes . . . have you gone into the Desktop Icon for the Palm and changed the settings so that the Palm and PC will over-write each other for document sharing?

Hiram357
03-15-2007, 04:21 PM
Yes . . . have you gone into the Desktop Icon for the Palm and changed the settings so that the Palm and PC will over-write each other for document sharing?


AH HA!! Who needs an instruction manual... :D

firefighterjake
03-15-2007, 04:23 PM
AH HA!! Who needs an instruction manual... :D

Just to clarify (before heading home . . . with a quick stop at the Unity House of Pizza for dinner) . . .

Open the Documents to Go file icon on your desktop and check to make sure your preferences are good . . . and that the exchange is sending your files where you want them to go and then make sure that the hotsynch is synchronized between the Palm and computer . . . does this make sense?

Hiram357
03-15-2007, 04:26 PM
Just to clarify (before heading home . . . with a quick stop at the Unity House of Pizza for dinner) . . .

Open the Documents to Go file icon on your desktop and check to make sure your preferences are good . . . and that the exchange is sending your files where you want them to go and then make sure that the hotsynch is synchronized between the Palm and computer . . . does this make sense?

It makes sense, but I'm not seein how to designate the folder of where the files will be sent to, so far it has just sent them to "my documents"

Sudonim
03-15-2007, 05:01 PM
Just to clarify (before heading home . . . with a quick stop at the Unity House of Pizza for dinner) . . .



MMMM, Unity House of Pizza, good stuff:p :p :p

brdad
03-16-2007, 09:33 AM
Well, Lee did get two TX's - she's a good woman, eh?

We each had minor issues with each, Mine mostly because it's old and clunky, and hers because some of her software was too new - go figure. She was able to sync all the programs and data from her old Palm. Me.... not so much. Had to delete it all and start from scratch. But, other than cachemate and a list of people I never call, I didn't have much in there.

Thanks again for the looksee, FFJ, and by the way , we both like a broad range of music from Johnny Horton to ZZ Top. Godsmack .... well, we hear it coming from the kid's room. I think it's pretty good until they start singing ;-)

Hiram357
03-16-2007, 01:07 PM
Well, Lee did get two TX's - she's a good woman, eh?

We each had minor issues with each, Mine mostly because it's old and clunky, and hers because some of her software was too new - go figure. She was able to sync all the programs and data from her old Palm. Me.... not so much. Had to delete it all and start from scratch. But, other than cachemate and a list of people I never call, I didn't have much in there.

Thanks again for the looksee, FFJ, and by the way , we both like a broad range of music from Johnny Horton to ZZ Top. Godsmack .... well, we hear it coming from the kid's room. I think it's pretty good until they start singing ;-)

I was having transfer issues too (I think mostly user error though) But I upgraded from the basic software to the premium software (it was about $30) and it seems much more user freindly and i can use all of my excel spreadsheets on it (before the upgrade they either werent coming through or the formatting was all goofed up) I aslo upgraded the Ptunes (which I don't notice much difference but is still neato) :D

brdad
03-18-2007, 08:53 AM
I remembered I had a few good programs on my old PDA, so I added them to the new one, and thought others might want to know about them too.

Tide Tool (http://www.toolworks.com/bilofsky/tidetool/) - This app will give you the tide times for nearly any city at any given time. Great for those low/high tide only caches!

Unit Converter Pro (http://www.unitconverterpro.com/product.html) - This app can convert between any measurements you could ever think of. You may want this on my next cache when you have to convert maxwell/centimeter2 to teslas. ;) With the Window's version (Shareware), you can export a palm version which only has the categories and units you want to use, or even create your own.

Best of all - both of these apps are freeware!

I also installed WiFileLT, which is on the Palm CD, so I could access my network shares from the palm. Works nicely!

Does anyone else have any software of use to others?

WhereRWe?
03-18-2007, 11:51 AM
Does anyone else have any software of use to others?

Well, I kinda like the Bejeweled (http://www.astraware.com/palm/bejeweled/) game! :o :o :o

brdad
03-18-2007, 11:58 AM
You and Lee and your games!

Haffy
03-18-2007, 01:24 PM
I have a great freeware utility on my Palm called FileZ and lets you know everything that you have on your Palm and your memory card and gives you the opportunity to delete any of them as well. http://www.freewarepalm.com/utilities/filez.shtml

Hiram357
03-18-2007, 09:59 PM
I have a great freeware utility on my Palm called FileZ and lets you know everything that you have on your Palm and your memory card and gives you the opportunity to delete any of them as well. http://www.freewarepalm.com/utilities/filez.shtml

Now that sounds like a useful program! It's been driving me nuts not knowing what i can delete, I'm so used to using my computer (call me old school, I just never got into icons and desktops, and that goes all the way back to the days of winfile.exe, and back to dos 2.0 with access :rolleyes: )

Hiram357
03-18-2007, 11:58 PM
Just wonderin if anyone else that has a TX has experienced this problem before... So there I was, downloadin, updating, loggin, havin all sorts of fun with my TX.. all the sudden outta nowhere, IT LOCKED UP!!! so I thought, well no big deal, I pushed the power button and nothing... I had a little panic but managed to keep my cool, and pushed the handy reset button on the back of the unit... (this is where the fun began...) It reset, the palm os screen popped up (and I was relieved for a moment) then it popped up again, and again, and again, it wouldn't stop restarting. So using my caveman intuition I smacked it on the desk a couple times, nothin happend... it wouldn't quit restarting! So I did the hard restart, (as described in the palm help files online) and that fixed the problem, then I ran the hot sync and had to restart the unit, and now it's doing it again!!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:

brdad
03-19-2007, 06:09 AM
You didn't get crazy with that FileZ program and move/delete something did you?

Here's Palm's page on resets
http://kb.palmone.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?New,Kb=PalmSupportKB,ts=Palm_External20 01,case=obj(887)

I've also been checking out the Brighthand Forums (http://forum.brighthand.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1099), might get some answers there.

becket
03-19-2007, 07:19 AM
Just wonderin if anyone else that has a TX has experienced this problem before... :mad: :mad: :mad:hiram, my palm did the same thing! it is an older palm - m130 model (hey, it was free!) so maybe it's just worn out. the first time the palm did it, i did the reset when i got home, then all i had was just a light gray screen. i bought a new battery and after that taking me forever to change, i went back out caching and the palm did the very same thing again. i did the reset thing again, but most of the times i have used it since, it has gone crazy again. i am looking forward to getting a new one. (i think maybe i dropped the palm one too many times.)

dí76
03-19-2007, 07:44 AM
For all of us palm users out there, I cant stress enough how important it is to buy a good hard case for it. Brad has a real nice one that I like alot. I have a metal oe made by palm but it doesnt have a slot in it for the charger or the sync cable. Brads does. Maybe we can talk him into posting the link here.

Hiram357
03-19-2007, 07:45 AM
You didn't get crazy with that FileZ program and move/delete something did you?

No, I didn't even Install the program yet


[quote=becket;29394]hiram, my palm did the same thing! it is an older palm - m130 model (hey, it was free!) so maybe it's just worn out. the first time the palm did it, i did the reset when i got home, then all i had was just a light gray screen. i bought a new battery and after that taking me forever to change, i went back out caching and the palm did the very same thing again. i did the reset thing again, but most of the times i have used it since, it has gone crazy again. i am looking forward to getting a new one. (i think maybe i dropped the palm one too many times.)

I don't think that's the problem, this is less than a week old.

Hiram357
03-19-2007, 08:05 AM
not sure if it's coincidence or not, but I went through and deleted everything related to the palm and cleared the palm with a hard restart (erased everything) and went back through reinstalling everything one by one... with the exception of that file program Haffy suggested (my problems didn't start until I tried to hot sync to install that program) So we'll see how it goes....:confused:

Haffy
03-19-2007, 08:36 AM
Gee,sorry if it was that program but it works great on mine with no problems whatsoever. TRF was the one to tell me about it and he has it on his as well. I think it is a great program.

brdad
03-19-2007, 08:37 AM
I have it, too, Haffy. But sometimes little things can make a difference. Model, versions, updates, order of install...

Hiram357
03-19-2007, 03:13 PM
I'm not sure if it was that program, but it was the last thing I hot synced before I had the troubles, and I did the hard reset and reinstalled everything but that program and havent had the troubles again. But from what I've read on the palm support site, that seems to be a pretty common problem with the palms when using 3rd party programs.

brdad
03-19-2007, 03:19 PM
You can't help but wonder if Palm incorporates an app which determines if there are any 3rd party apps installed, and gives the unit a random percentage to be forced to crash. :rolleyes:

Hiram357
03-19-2007, 03:25 PM
You can't help but wonder if Palm incorporates an app which determines if there are any 3rd party apps installed, and gives the unit a random percentage to be forced to crash. :rolleyes:

I wouldn't be suprised, there are already CDs and microchips that are built to deteriorate over time (fancy security features) I wouldn't be suprised if they dont slip a few of those in from time to time... :rolleyes:

I don't suppose anyone knows of any maintenence apps for palm? (like windows has the defrag and system cleanup, or the norton windows checkup?)

Haffy
03-19-2007, 03:27 PM
You can't help but wonder if Palm incorporates an app which determines if there are any 3rd party apps installed, and gives the unit a random percentage to be forced to crash. :rolleyes:

Almost sounds like something Microsoft would do and not Palm. :confused:

Hiram357
03-19-2007, 04:16 PM
Almost sounds like something Microsoft would do and not Palm. :confused:

Ohhh c'mon Haffy!! Like a big corporation like MS would do something un-ethical!! geeeze, you're so paranoid...;) :rolleyes:

brdad
03-19-2007, 04:35 PM
Actually, MS made their money by letting 3rd parties make software. Of course, that's a double edged knife, and a topic for another thread - and forum, perhaps. :)

I think Palm relies on their resets to cure most ills. None of those listed worked, Hiram? Oh never mind, I guess it did. I don't think you need any defrag type apps for Palm.

Hiram357
03-19-2007, 05:04 PM
Actually, MS made their money by letting 3rd parties make software. Of course, that's a double edged knife, and a topic for another thread - and forum, perhaps. :)

I think Palm relies on their resets to cure most ills. None of those listed worked, Hiram? Oh never mind, I guess it did. I don't think you need any defrag type apps for Palm.

neither the regular or the soft reset worked when it went into the loop reset, I had to do the hard reset and erase everything. When I couldn't figure out how to get the hot sync program on my pc to not install everything again (even though there was nothing prompted for sync) I deleted everything on the pc to and just started over... That's a lot to do for one little problem (especially since I tried 3 times before I ended up deleting everything and starting over) But it all seems to be working ok now

Haffy
03-19-2007, 05:45 PM
So have you tried the FileZ program now and have it on the Palm or are you chicken still?

Hiram357
03-19-2007, 06:19 PM
So have you tried the FileZ program now and have it on the Palm or are you chicken still?

after the 3 hours i spent last night getting my palm working again, then the 2hours i spent this morning redoing all the documents i lost for work... call me a lil scarred, I don't think I'll be attempting that file for a while... but on the positive side, i just got the bluetooth setup on my PC and I'm listening to the radio with my palm! (which is really nice because the walls of my apt are about 3ft thick and the only choice i have is between 98.5 and 107.9 with my clock radio) :D

Anyone know if there is an app for palms that is a diagnostic utility that would tell me if there are any problems with my palm or apps that I download to it?

Hiram357
03-21-2007, 09:30 PM
Well after much much much working and trying and deleting and reinstalling and trying more I have come to this conclusion of Palm OS 5...
IT HATES SOFTWARE!!! :D I found that most of my problems were from 3rd party programs (those not sold by palm) which was disapointing because I had to deleting my Instant Messengers... but I found a better program (it's like that triton program) that allows you to log onto your AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, ect... it's called Mundu IM ( https://messenger.mundu.com/ ) I've been trying out different utility programs for maintaining the palm, so far I haven't found anything promising. Most software made for the earlier Palm OSs causes system errors and crashes. (my yahoo and aim were for earlier OSs) after getting rid of this and a few other programs I have not had any problems yet. I'm going to run it for a few days with my current setup, then I'm going to try putting cachemate and some other programs back on. :D

P.S.
Palm Tech support is worthless... :rolleyes: