The built-in task lists and syncing options for Palm OS (non-Windows Mobile, non-webOS) handhelds are seriously limited. These devices are old, dying technology. Consider a different smartphone, like an iPhone or Android. However, this training will help you use your Palm if you are determined.
To migrate your old Palm Desktop data to a new device, use Pocket Copy by Chapura: www.chapura.com/pocketcopy.php.
If You Are Determined to Use Your Palm
If you really want to manage your life with your old Palm device:
- Install Palm Desktop on your computer. You’ll find the latest version at kb.palm.com/wps/portal/kb/common/article/33529_en.html.
- Follow the exact instructions for your particular software. (Example: https://kb.palm.com/wps/portal/kb/common/article/32859_en.html).
- Know your limits. Palm OS handhelds restrict you to 15 short categories, one category at a time. This is a serious constraint if you have a busy life. You are also limited to syncing your handheld with Outlook.
- Consider this easy option. You can always use your Palm calendar to see a mobile Do Today list away from the office.
You can also do TRO without a syncing smartphone. If you ever work away from your desk, print out your Do Today list, make notes on it, and process the changes each day. Some people love this. Look for a desktop task list that has a tolerable print format. It doesn’t need to be fancy.