Monday, July 14, 2008
Exodus : Palm to iPhone
Been attracted by Newton for years. Been using PalmOS for almost 8 years. And now, iPhone is here, with thousand promising applications. I think, the next era of Apple PDA is coming. And it's not just PDA, but Smartphone.
Should I abandon my Palm Clie PEG UX50 -- keep it in the drawer and sell it at eBay 20 years later, it may worth selling at million -- and grab the iPhone totally, for good?
In my Palm, I always using three main applications for years :
- ThoughtManager : thought & idea records
- DayNotez : personal journal
- SplashMoney : financial records
If I jump to the iPhone, I have to migrate these apps and the datas from the Palm. At least one apps available for iPhone : SplashMoney. It's in the AppStore and the desktop apps will be coming soon -- sync with Mac and iPhone/iPod Touch. So I don't have to migrate one by one for the finance data. Just sync my Palm, Mac, iPhone and it's there.
But the other two apps -- the developers have not updated their software since 2 - 3 years ago :P -- currently has no sign of coming at the AppStore in the future. It seems that I have to convert the datas for the iPhone apps *sigh*
In the mean time, maybe it's better for me to wait. And give my Palm another chance to live.. a bit longer :)