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Saturday, November 20th, 2004, 5:15 pm

Portable HotSync

ComputerAlex King started a thread which discussed a Web-based project he initiated. That project led me to thinking about a Web-based Palm Desktop — one which can be accessed from any machine and then synchronised over the Internet. Here is my (non-contextual) message on Alex’s site:

Hmmmm… actually, I was talking about off-line HotSyncTM. I don’t think I will ever find a Bluetooth connection point so I can’t rely on remote task lists solely. Maybe I am missing something though. What I suggest is the following:

Have your package modified to work as a partial replacement for Palm Desktop. This way users will be able to edit lists remotely. Then, when returning to a machine with a cradle, the users can Sync. the changes made on-line. In other words, make it a portable Palm Desktop.

2 Responses to “Portable HotSync”

  1. Alex Says:

    If someone created a web based sync framework, I’d be happy to try to support it. :)

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    I think we first ought to worry about Palm’s survival. I speak to people in the palmtops newsgroups who (stupidly) want to move to PPC. The Treo is doing wonderful work to support PalmOS, still.

    I will post a message to see what people feel about Web-based Desktop. If the response is positive, I can try contacting Palm who might offer $upport.

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