Should I bother with other sync programs from chapura-keysuites or intellisync? How much better will these 3rd party sycn programs be compared to the standard hotsync.

I have not yet tried these programs on my pc for fear they'll corrupt the palm hotsync application or corrupt my outlook and handheld databases.

I'm quite happy with the standard palm hotsync that came with the TReo 680.
THough I wish in the handheld and outlook middlenames get transferred as they are, and not changed or modified.

For example - 'Matt Damon Mcdonald' would sometimes be cut short to be 'Mcdonald, Matt'.