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  1.    #1  
    I can't understand why there is no all-in-one Palm program that launches programs, phone calls and sms's, and displays Today's meetings and tasks.

    The closest 2 programs and my personal favorites are:

    *ZLauncher, but it doesn't launch calls or sms's (and seems to be dead, for there hasn't been a significant upgrade in months, if not years).
    *Initiate, but it doesn't have a Today plugin (despite many requests).

    Of the others:

    *TakePhone doesn't really launch programs (the i-bar is really just for a few favorites) and it only shows the next appointment (but the developer is alive and very responsive to requests...).
    *2Day doesn't launch calls and sms's.
    *TreoLauncher doesn't launch calls or sms's, and doesn't have a Today plugin (and is also pretty much dead).
    *TouchLauncher doesn't have a Today plugin and you have to add Contacts one by one (and is still in its infancy).

    I hate having to constantly move between 2 or 3 programs!

    Your thoughts?
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    IIRC, UltimatePhone does everything you want. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. 60-something hours of no sleep and forum posting might not be the best combo.
  3.    #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by thejesusegg View Post
    IIRC, UltimatePhone does everything you want. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. 60-something hours of no sleep and forum posting might not be the best combo.
    Thanks! But it looks like it only shows the next appointment. And you have to add each program one by one to your favorites, and even then they are time-consuming to select, like the i-bar...
    Last edited by rossarnie; 05/14/2008 at 03:42 AM.
  4. #4  
    Hi,

    May I step up to the defence of my apps - 2day & TAKEphONE ?

    Not sure I understand what you mean by phone calls, but if you use 2day, you have a display of all meetings & tasks (as well as icons for unread messages, etc.).

    You can call/sms to number in those meetings/tasks.

    You can configure 2day to start a contact search if you start typing in text from the main scree, or to start manual dialing.

    As a side note - one other app you may consider trying out is Initiate.
    No meetings/tasks, but it combines launcher, contacts search.
    Again - you can use 2day as a starting point, and have it automatically launch Initiate when you start typing a contact/application name.
    Shimon Shnitzer
    Maker of TAKEphONE, 2day, 4cast, 2dial & CallCards -
    "Take telephony into your Palm"
    Web: http://www.shsh.com/products
    Blog: http://www.shsh.com/wordpress
    eMail: contact@shsh.com
  5.    #5  
    Thanks Shimon,

    But there is no need to defend your apps - they are excellent and your service is the best!

    I have tried 2Day, but, it interferes with the off button on my T680 - it becomes sluggish (believe it or not!)

    How do I: "use 2day as a starting point, and have it automatically launch Initiate when I start typing a contact/application name"?
    Last edited by rossarnie; 05/14/2008 at 07:49 AM.
  6. #6  
    Prefs -> Helpers
    Lookup should be set to Initiate rather than TAKEphONE or Contacts.
  7.    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by cavingjan View Post
    Prefs -> Helpers
    Lookup should be set to Initiate rather than TAKEphONE or Contacts.
    Thanks!
    FWIW, I'd like to see 2Day adding certain features, such as the ability to make weekly meetings until a defined end date.
    Last edited by rossarnie; 05/14/2008 at 08:04 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossarnie View Post
    Thanks!
    FWIW, I'd like to see 2Day adding certain features, such as the ability to make weekly meetings until a defined end date.
    Hi,

    You can start with the current "New meeting/task" dialog, and press the "Goto >" button to further edit the meeting.

    I did not want to bloat the app to allow managinf repeating events and such - 2day is mainly designed as a viewer, not as a competitor for DateBk6 or Agendus.
    Shimon Shnitzer
    Maker of TAKEphONE, 2day, 4cast, 2dial & CallCards -
    "Take telephony into your Palm"
    Web: http://www.shsh.com/products
    Blog: http://www.shsh.com/wordpress
    eMail: contact@shsh.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossarnie View Post
    Thanks Shimon,

    But there is no need to defend your apps - they are excellent and your service is the best!

    I have tried 2Day, but, it interferes with the off button on my T680 - it becomes sluggish (believe it or not!)

    How do I: "use 2day as a starting point, and have it automatically launch Initiate when I start typing a contact/application name"?
    You mean with the latest version from www.shsh.com/beta ?

    Re: Initiate - "Buttons" -> "Letters/Digits:-> "Start Initiate"
    Shimon Shnitzer
    Maker of TAKEphONE, 2day, 4cast, 2dial & CallCards -
    "Take telephony into your Palm"
    Web: http://www.shsh.com/products
    Blog: http://www.shsh.com/wordpress
    eMail: contact@shsh.com
  10.    #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKEphONE View Post
    You mean with the latest version from www.shsh.com/beta ?"
    Yes.

    Having spent a little time looking over 2Day, I find that it takes a lot of precious Treo memory for limited functionality. It isn't a complete Calendar program, yet it is (a large) 460 KB and it really hits my Treo's performance/speed (when run as an overlay over Initiate).

    Rather than using it as an overlay for Initiate, it makes more sense to use KeyguardTime+ (http://mytreo.net/downloads/keyguardtime,640.html) which shows a Today page as part of a keyguard, and is less than 20% (90 KB) the size of 2Day, and much quicker (the only advantage of 2Day is that it is better eye-candy).

    BTW, if you check out the Today plugin for ZLauncher, it is only 64 KB and it's affect on performance is not noticeable at all.

    IMHO, 2Day doesn't replace the calendar program and is too big and slow to load, and is therefore not what I am looking for.
  11. #11  
    Hi,

    I guess it's a question of what you want from the app:

    If all you want is a "glance at today" - then I agree both KeyGuard & the ZL plugin are great.

    If you want a "today" page with functionality:
    - ability to view all the meetings/tasks/birthdays.
    - plugins like 4cast.
    - week view.
    - ablility to start calls/sms to numbers in your meetings, etc.
    - looks.
    Then 2day (I think) is worth the size price.

    Shimon
    Shimon Shnitzer
    Maker of TAKEphONE, 2day, 4cast, 2dial & CallCards -
    "Take telephony into your Palm"
    Web: http://www.shsh.com/products
    Blog: http://www.shsh.com/wordpress
    eMail: contact@shsh.com
  12.    #12  
    Thanks for your input, and for your helpful and considerate attitude. (I have installed KeyguardTime.)

    I continue to hope for that the developers of ZLauncher come alive and enable contact launching, or, more likely, the developer of Initiate makes a Today plugin...

    Unless somebody else has a solution I haven't thought of...?

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