Sunday, November 02, 2003


I found an interesting blog called Brian's PDA. Brian does not give an e-mail address, so I can only correspond with him through the blogosphere. Weird, eh?

Anyway, Brian uses Notetaker, which is a Palm Memopad replacement designed with two things in mind: ability to organize very large numbers of notes, and to import/export text from a Mac. It is freeware written by a British academic called Bill Sellers - you can get it from his website. Brian says that Notetaker does not work with OS5, but it seems fine on my T|E. I have not tried the MAc OSX conduit yet, but I do not expect any problems: each 'file' on the Palm is a 32kb text field which is simply dumped into a plain text file on the Mac. Going the other way, if the input file is more than 32k, some division is needed, but that seems to be the only difficult bit.

And for those of you who think that they would like to try this, but they have so much accumulated data in Memopad/pedit, Notetaker does have an 'Import Memo' function. But no option to export to Memopad or to DOC format, so that would have to be done via the desktop.