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imrambi
I'm thinking about writing some apps or something for the Z. I have a 5600, with no syncing software in linux. I know there is multisync, and was thinking about writing a 5600 connector for that, along with some other PIM app stuff. More input the better.
bluedevils
KOPI on the Z is just great and I can't wait for KAPI. The KDE suite on the desktop compliments it well.
zautrix
You can use KO/Pi on Windows, Linux and your Zaurus.
And sync it with with Sharp-DTM or with other Apps using ics Files.
www.pi-sync.net
jerrybme
I use KO/PI on both Cacko & pdaXrom and sync my winblows & linux desktops KO/PI with ssh. I have to maintain 2 calendars on my winblows machine @ work as I am forced to use Groupwise and nothing syncs well with that POS. But KO/PI ROCKS, can't wait for the address book version of KO/PI wink.gif !
doseas
Hate to admit it, but... M$ Outlook (or "LookOut" for all you M$ fans). I'd switch to Evolution, if the Sharp 3.x PIMs supported it or if one of the alternate ROMs were more stable.
JohnKiniston
I use a Wiki on the Zaurus for my PIM needs, the only thing it cant do is alert me of pending tasks/meetings.
dh
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KOPI on the Z is just great and I can't wait for KAPI.

Same here. KOPI is just excellent. I'm using the stock address book in Cacko ROM until KAPI arrives.
Stubear
Ko/Pi, although I have been playing with other pims on the desktop, but I dont think I change from Korganizer

Stu
Qman
Default ROM 2.38 PIM on the Z and Outlook on the PC. Got my first look
at Evolution on a Linux box to night and liked, so I'll be installing it ASAP
on my Linux box. :wink:
Smokin
How do I remove the sharp/qtopia address book, calendar, and todo list seeing as I use KO/PI and KA/PI? The address book etc don't show up as packages in the package installer app.
tom_sawyer
hello,

i use PIM in Open Zaurus 3.5.4 rc2.

tom.
sleepy
Qualendar on Cacko. Modifies the default calendar/todo list to much more usable and gives you a nice daytimer style week view.
Snappy
I'm using the default SHARP PIM apps that come with Cacko. I would prefer KO/PI but I'm currently evaluating OZ/GPE and pdaXrom to see which one to use. They are that much snappier than Cacko, although I'm currently using Cacko just nice.

Once I choose one of them, I'll use KO/PI.
brashley46
On the Z I actually use the address book & calendar that come stock in CACkO 1.23. I sync them with the Palm Desktop on my Windoze box.
HoloVector
QUOTE(brashley46 @ Jun 3 2006, 10:16 PM)
On the Z I actually use the address book & calendar that come stock in CACkO 1.23. I sync them with the Palm Desktop on my Windoze box.
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I'm using KO/PI on my Z. The reason why is because it was the only solution that could sync with my Powerbook. mad.gif Overall, I'm not too happy with KO/PI - the interface (to me) is quirky and way too configurable (did I just type that?). huh.gif

Apologies for the following bunny trail....

I also have missed several appointments due to the fact that the Z seems to only have one volume level for screen taps, key presses, alarms and system sounds. I work in some quiet environments and with the exception of the occasional alarm sounds, noisy machines aren't tolerated. Is there some way to set the alarms to a higher volume then the rest of the sounds that the Z makes? My old Palm T3 could do that so, could my ancient Psion series 3a's. sad.gif

This issue is really killing my productivity on the Z.
desertrat
Kopi
miskinis
I was expecting to be prompted for the information after choosing "other please specify",
so I assume the proper thing to do is post...

I rarely use PIM applications, but when I do, I always use the provided
date book, phone number, to do list, and notes applications on a Palm IIIc
(or Palm V when traveling very light/slim).

Of course this means carrying an extra device, but I do not have to disrupt my
activity or share screen space on my Zaurus devices. I also consider the battery
life exceptional, as I do not have to worry about charging very often.
phunkhy
I used to use Kopi / Kapi as they are good PIM apps but they suck on the Z because they are too slow. It was always quite embarrassing to let people wait so long for telling me their contact details or appointment details until these apps are up and ready. Preloading takes too much resources.

So now I'm trying to get used to the GPE pim apps (on pdaXrom) which are quite lean, fast and feature rich enough. They pop up almost instantly. At the moment I am working on making them synchronize with evolution (via multisync) which basically works. I just have database issues with the contacts so they don't sync but tasks and appointments are working fine.
Dobby
I know how you feel. fltDj is an interesting alternative and close to what I need but could do with a bit of polish (and to work properly).

GPE PIM apps are ok but again they seem a bit too much for the Zaurii. I've been using a filofax for the past year and found it very accessible. I want that same level of accessibility in a PIM app. I think I'll have to write my own! (Bringing this whole thread full circle I believe (for those who were paying attention wink.gif )
SNi
Was using Ko/Pi. However, now that I'm using a BB 8700g I do my calendar, address book, rss feeds, web browsing on the 8700g and all else on my SL-C3000...
SNi
lardman
I sort of use Outlook - at least I would if I could be bothered to set up syncing with my mobile (which is more useful as I always have it with me).

An Outlook one-way sync would be easy enough to implement using VBA, though it would be nice if the same Outlook backend could be used for any other PIM apps (Opie, GPE, KO/PI).

More interesting for me would be syncing between my phone and my Zaurus/etc.


Si
desertrat
QUOTE(lardman @ Sep 19 2006, 09:29 AM)
More interesting for me would be syncing between my phone and my Zaurus/etc.

Ditto. Now that I've got an E70 I would be very interested in (at the very least) how to keep contacts/address book in sync. The frustrating thing is that thumbnails don't want to travel between phone<->zaurus.
nilch
QUOTE(phunkhy @ Aug 22 2006, 03:51 AM)
I used to use Kopi / Kapi as they are good PIM apps but they suck on the Z because they are too slow. It was always quite embarrassing to let people wait so long for telling me their contact details or appointment details until these apps are up and ready. Preloading takes too much resources.
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Sorry to hear the bad performance issue with Ko/Pi apps on your Zaurus.
But do you have Fast Load enabled for the Ko/Pi apps ? Having them preloaded does take some memory but not enough to slow down other apps - as far as I have seen (on my C760 as well). But thats a trade-off you have to make.

With fast load on, on my Zaurus (currently C1000, but have used previously on C760) it takes a second to load up the Calendar app and about 2 seconds if other apps are on for the Ko/Addessbook component.

The recent versions of Ko/Pi has a task bar applet too from where you can start and check your calendar events/tasks or contacts - pretty fast.

If that helps ...
jocasmi
KDE pim.The same for me. Pretty fast, talking about my sl-5500, and obviously faster in the clamshell.

Greets.
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