QUOTE(bluedevils @ Jan 30 2006, 04:06 PM)
Well I use kde pim pi suite everyday and it does organize my life to the point my wife calls it my brain. What can make the pim apps better? More options (flexible) and functionality because everybody has their own styles of organizing things. Once all the settings are in place, the UI should be quick to enter and retrieve items. For any pim suite to be effective, you have to commit to using it constantly. I think on the back side, the mention of a database instead of loading all contents into ram at once sounds better.
Same here. I am a heavy user of KDEPIM/PI. And it really helps me a lot.
In meetings I always take notes, either in to KO/PI journals, or, if it's more than just a few keywords and sentences, I use StageOne.
Of course it needs discipline, the same amount or even more than without using PIM software. But once you get used to it and are consequent in using it, it can help you so much.
I always carry a pen and a small sheet of paper with me as a "backup", in case the Zaurus fails, has to be rebooted or if the information is just coming too fast in order for me to kepp up with the software. Then I later transfer the paper sheet contents into the Zaurus.
But I try to always only use the Zaurus.
Additionally, I try to concentrate on very few programs to use for the important stuff. That way, it will be easier to search for and find relevant information for any topic I may be interested in later.
KEDPIM/PI has great searching features and if I have to use an external program for additional information recording, I always put a note or hint into the KO/PI journal where to look for additional information.
In order to be fast with KO/PI in meetings I often overclock the machine to 614MHz. That really speeds up display refreshs etc. of KO/PI.