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Looking for reviews of MS Access databases for the Palm OS

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Hello,

Currently I used Biomobility's DataOnTheRun for the Pocket PC. It's a
little slow, but it does exactly what I need -- and it does it well.
Unfortunately, now I need to have the same thing for the Palm OS and,
unfortunately, DataOnTheRun is Pocket PC only.

Can anyone please point me to reviews of such software? There seem to
be dozens of these kinds of tools, but no where to go to research the
differences.

The main features that I need in the software is seamless
synchronization of databases, the ability to modify on the Palm or on
the PC, sorted list view, and form view.

If you don't know of any reviews (web sites or magazines), feel free to
post your two cents worth. You suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you.

P.S. To stop spam, my email address here is false (of course!)
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On 3 Mar 2004 17:04:07 -0800, Joe Wasik said...
Hello,

Currently I used Biomobility's DataOnTheRun for the Pocket PC. It's a
little slow, but it does exactly what I need -- and it does it well.
Unfortunately, now I need to have the same thing for the Palm OS and,
unfortunately, DataOnTheRun is Pocket PC only.

Can anyone please point me to reviews of such software? There seem to
be dozens of these kinds of tools, but no where to go to research the
differences.

The main features that I need in the software is seamless
synchronization of databases, the ability to modify on the Palm or on
the PC, sorted list view, and form view.

If you don't know of any reviews (web sites or magazines), feel free to
post your two cents worth. You suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you.

P.S. To stop spam, my email address here is false (of course!)


<http://www.jimthompson.net/palmpda/database.htm>

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Nov 12 '05 #2

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Jim Anderson <fr*****@frontiernet.my_finger.net> wrote:
<http://www.jimthompson.net/palmpda/database.htm>


Ah, he's updating it again. Last time I looked it hadn't been updated for a year or
two. Thanks, added to my list of links.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
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Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 12 '05 #3

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While intrepidly exploring comp.sys.palmtops.pilot, Joe Wasik
If you don't know of any reviews (web sites or magazines), feel
free to post your two cents worth. You suggestions will be
appreciated.


Well, I'm not sure if it's worth 2 cents, but...

I've been a fan of Smart Lists To Go (by Dataviz) since it was
ThinkDB (by ThinkingBytes). I use the program to keep track of
software registration, website passwords, course grades (when I
was teaching), and a contact list for my current job. Actually, I
also use it to keep track of my contract hours for the current
job.

I like the way it allows me to organize and create forms, and the
desktop program is useful (and apparently being upgraded later
this year). The syncing conduit is easy and makes mapping of
fields simple. And you can actually create your database or edit
forms on the desktop instead of just on the handheld.

Most importantly, I like the fact that it will directly sync with
MS Access databases, where many others only sync with a
spreadsheet.

If I were told that I could only have two third party programs on
my handheld, Smart List to Go definitely would be one of them. The
other'd probably be Wordsmith - or maybe Freecell.

--
Derek

If you're not a part of the solution, there's good money to be
made prolonging the problem.
Nov 12 '05 #4

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On 3 Mar 2004 17:04:07 -0800, jo******@msn.com (Joe Wasik) spewed forth these
words of wisdom:
Hello,

Currently I used Biomobility's DataOnTheRun for the Pocket PC. It's a
little slow, but it does exactly what I need -- and it does it well.
Unfortunately, now I need to have the same thing for the Palm OS and,
unfortunately, DataOnTheRun is Pocket PC only.

Can anyone please point me to reviews of such software? There seem to
be dozens of these kinds of tools, but no where to go to research the
differences.

The main features that I need in the software is seamless
synchronization of databases, the ability to modify on the Palm or on
the PC, sorted list view, and form view.

If you don't know of any reviews (web sites or magazines), feel free to
post your two cents worth. You suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you.

P.S. To stop spam, my email address here is false (of course!)


Check out SmartList To Go. Version 3.0 will be available soon.
http://www.dataviz.com/

--
"I'm not a cool person in real life, but I play one on the Internet"
Galley
Nov 12 '05 #5

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In article <98**************************@posting.google.com >,
jo******@msn.com says...
Hello,

Currently I used Biomobility's DataOnTheRun for the Pocket PC. It's a
little slow, but it does exactly what I need -- and it does it well.
Unfortunately, now I need to have the same thing for the Palm OS and,
unfortunately, DataOnTheRun is Pocket PC only.

Can anyone please point me to reviews of such software? There seem to
be dozens of these kinds of tools, but no where to go to research the
differences.

The main features that I need in the software is seamless
synchronization of databases, the ability to modify on the Palm or on
the PC, sorted list view, and form view.


Don't forget to take a look at HanDbase at http://www.ddhsoftware.com

It runs on both PocketPC and Palm. Has multiple levels of synchronization
with desktop databases from simple access sync to full scale ODBC
synchronization to a server based database. You can even beam records
from a PocketPC to a Palm.

I haven't used it but I have been stewing on the whole thing for a while
and that would be the first one I would try for real business level use.
Nov 12 '05 #6

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While intrepidly exploring comp.sys.palmtops.pilot, Grant
Robertson rolled initiative and posted the following:
In article <98**************************@posting.google.com >,
jo******@msn.com says...
Hello,

Currently I used Biomobility's DataOnTheRun for the Pocket PC.
It's a little slow, but it does exactly what I need -- and it
does it well. Unfortunately, now I need to have the same thing
for the Palm OS and, unfortunately, DataOnTheRun is Pocket PC
only.

Can anyone please point me to reviews of such software? There
seem to be dozens of these kinds of tools, but no where to go
to research the differences.

The main features that I need in the software is seamless
synchronization of databases, the ability to modify on the Palm
or on the PC, sorted list view, and form view.


Don't forget to take a look at HanDbase at
http://www.ddhsoftware.com

It runs on both PocketPC and Palm. Has multiple levels of
synchronization with desktop databases from simple access sync
to full scale ODBC synchronization to a server based database.
You can even beam records from a PocketPC to a Palm.

I haven't used it but I have been stewing on the whole thing for
a while and that would be the first one I would try for real
business level use.


Ah, I see they finally added direct sync functionality for MS
Access databases with HandDBase Pro. If they'd have had that a few
years back, I probably would have given them more consideration
before I bought ThinkDB.

--
Derek

It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a
warning to others.
Nov 12 '05 #7

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Derek <ne**@gwinn.us> wrote:
Ah, I see they finally added direct sync functionality for MS
Access databases with HandDBase Pro.


Ah, fabulous. I was irritated at that omission too. I'll have to go looking for
HandBase next time I'm in a computer store.

Tony

--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 12 '05 #8

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