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  1. Treesham's Avatar
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    after basically not being able to afford the Treo 300 despite my extreme drooling, the 149.00 price with rebates will be tough to beat.

    so i ordered one, and it should be here in a few days.

    having said that, i'm at the starting line.

    in a nutshell - what Apps (preferably free or cheap) are must-haves to get the most out of my treo.

    pardon my newness, but man, i'm giddy! )

    peace,
    Tree
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    Treo300SMS to be able to send SMS messages ($20)

    Big Clock is a nice freeware clock/timer with a hack so that holding the phone button displays the time, even when the Treo is off.

    X-Master (free) for all the other hacks you will find later.

    I am doing the 2-month free trial of Business Connection through Sprint and so far I love it. At $5/mo its well worth it.

    Eudora (free)for email
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    Palmgear is your friend.
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    Treo300SMS and TreoAlrtMgr from PDAapps (well worth the small amount of $)

    as well as Button-T from Palm Gear (as Appleman stated, Palm Gear good....) (my favorite price ...free)

    I also have Eudroa Web as well (I turned the bookmark Sync off as well as not using the email portion of Eudora) (free as well)

    Those are my can't live with out so far...Matt Burkhard
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    that i've had a Handspring Visor for a few years now - i've got some cool apps (the checkbook one is my fave), but i'm particularly looking for things that will make my Treo experience, including surfing and chatting (can i even do that? on AIM or Yahoo or something?) optimal. for a minimal price. LOL

    thanks,

    Tree
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    Please keep the 'must have' list coming.
    I'm in the same boat as Treesham, in that, I went for the $149 deal. I have a feeling there's going to be alot of us newbies needing basic info/recommendations. Thanks, Keith.
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    Originally posted by tarfin
    Big Clock is a nice freeware clock/timer with a hack so that holding the phone button displays the time, even when the Treo is off.
    what version of big clock has this hack?
    Felipe
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    You'll want eMail and IM software, almost certainly. I'd recommend SnapperMail for the former. I have something of a conflict regarding the latter, but your choices at this point are VeriChat and Chatter.

    - m
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    ...the newest stuff/excitement will be using the web...between my Visor and my regular sprint phone, i've got lots of experience, but surfing the web with the Treo is what jazzes me.

    how fast/slow is the experience?
    are most sites accessible?
    where the heck is the FAQ? LOL

    peace,
    Tree
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    Originally posted by Felipe


    what version of big clock has this hack?
    My bad, I thought that it was Big Clock, but its actually clock pop which I use x-master to use that allows this.
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    For Yahoo, AOL, MSN and ICQ get Chatter. It's the best. (hehehe ... oh boy will I get flamed for this one..)
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    I still don't get trying to surf the net with the Treo. Am I missing something??? Its like looking at my laptop screen through a toilet paper tube.....way too small to be useful....many sites require Java .... ....someone enlighten me.

    That said....my favorite apps are:

    Treobutton ( I like it better than Button T- allows use of shift+()

    Idial - Dial a phone number from any app.

    To Do Plus - Improves on the To Do App

    Memo Plus - Improves on the Notes App

    X-Master

    Abacus - emulates an HP 12C financial calculator
    Warren C.
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    wchapman?


    Don't you ever need to look up a place to eat.....or directions.....or phone numbers.......or news......or check e-mail....or check the weather......

    or do you just pack your lunch all the time

    I use my web stuff too much and I just had to coax my way out of $128 bucks. see the post.

    Best apps for me:

    Treo Tools by Scott Gruby
    (turns your phone off and on at times you set to save the battery)

    AppList (makes an entry in the memo are listing all your apps)

    Datebook5
    (big brother of datebook+ lots more options and tinkering)

    Handy shopper2 (compare prices at the wholesale club)

    Checklt
    (checklist like a traditional todo list on paper, just enter text and check them off when done)

    RechoEchoPlus (get your grafitti back just up on the screen)

    MyBible
    (search for any sequence of verse in seconds plus the whole bible on your palm)

    thats all for now more later

    Mike
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    Originally posted by Wchapman
    I still don't get trying to surf the net with the Treo. Am I missing something??? Its like looking at my laptop screen through a toilet paper tube.....way too small to be useful....many sites require Java .... ....someone enlighten me.

    Okay - if you are having that experience, you must be going to the computer screen websites, rather than the versions specifically designed to be seen and navigated well on a handheld.

    If you do a search here on TreoCentral, you wil find several long lists of urls which you can bookmark on your Treo, for the pda equivalents of every major site.
    Even the pda site for the New York Times snaps to attention almost instantly.

    Give it a try, and you may gain a different perspective on surfing the web from your Treo. And throw away that Charmin tube!

    Regards,

    NateS
    Treo 600 - what a "Marvel"ous device!
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    So where can I find these long lists of PDA friendly URLs.

    Warren C.
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    I've been quite partial to WorldMate. Especially on a wireless device it's nice to grab weather updates in lotsa locations throughout the world, along with exchange rates, times, etc.

    Marc already recommended SnapperMail so I won't need to

    As for navigating with the keyboard and buttons, try some freeware hacks:
    Switcheroo
    EasyLauncher

    -W
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    OK, i'll chime in here.

    first off, a couple of threads above mention first big clock and then x-master as giving you a clock that pops up when you hold a button even if the treo is off. the actual app that does that is clockpop, available here http://www.palmgear.com/software/sho...4&prodID=13111 and you need xmaster or another hack program to use it.

    another great hack you can use once you have xmaster installed is the keycapshack which lets you capitalize by holding a letter's key down, or shift to the related symbol by double-clicking.

    i get great use out of the splash suite. splashphoto is a great program for keeping your pictures on the treo, and splashID keeps all my passwords up to date on my treo and all my computers when i sync.

    tcringer is a must for managing ringtones if you like that sort of thing, and treopicturecallerid will also have a selected picture (works great with splashphoto too!) come up when someone calls. i have a bunch of people with custom rings and photos.

    the Directory Assistant PQA (you need web clipping software to run any PQA's, which are essentially 'purpose built' web info retrievers) will look up places and then take you right to mapquest for maps and driving directions.

    Filez will backup everything which has saved me from much heartache when the inevitable (it seems) hard resets come.

    Treotools was already mentioned. great for automatically turning the treo on and off at specific times, and more. the author, scott gruby, also did TCRinger.
    Change is a challenge to the adventurous, an opportunity to the alert, a threat to the insecure.
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    palm net is a new program that let's you use your Treo as a high speed wireless modem! I haven't bought it yet because I want to see my next Sprint bill first, since that will determine if I will continue to use it. Unlimited Vision doesn't technically include this type of connection, but from what I understand... actually I don't totally understand the implications of using the software yet with the vision service, everyone seems to have different opinions. I've read some threads on this site and sprintusers. It's a cool program nevertheless.
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    i think the kind of connection that program (palm net) uses is clearly within the current unlimited vision plans but also clearly OUTSIDE sprint's INTENT for the unlimited vision plan.

    let's face it, they intended to give treo phone users the chance to check their email and wap web sites as often as they wanted during the day, not have folks hooking up their notebooks and using 8 hours straight of max web capacity.

    i'm not expressing an opinion about who i think is right, but i think it's easy to see that there is a difference...
    Change is a challenge to the adventurous, an opportunity to the alert, a threat to the insecure.
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    Wchapamn,
    I use PDA friendly and non PDA friendly sites.
    Here are some examples...

    1. I use "Accuweather" daily. Loads quick and I find it very useful ( http://www.accuweather.com/pda/pda_5dy.asp?act=L ) put in your Zip and your set.

    2. I also use the Yahoo news(reuters) daily to catchup on stuff ( http://wap.oa.yahoo.com/raw?dp=news&.../514/index.xml you have to refreash it each time to get the current stuff, but hey...small price and simple (option "R")

    3. This is the page I have for the blazer homepage http://blazer.handspring.com/blazer/EnglishUS/ watch the URL, it's case sensitive. I use " kwd:sprint1 " (no http, no nothing, just what is in quotes.) for short as the url (only woirks in blazer. This has plenty of use full stuff and had GOOGLE too!

    4. Yahoo Moblie has a usefull movie link so I can look up what is showing when I am out with family or friends and get the movie bug. I can find times and locations with my Zip. ( main link http://wap.oa.yahoo.com/ ) movie link http://acid1.oa.yahoo.com/raw?dp=movie&pdadid=%deviceid )) click on "Change location" and input your Zip.

    5. I can be going to the races, and pull up a message board that I moderate and do my "job" form the race site, hotel room and such.. THAT"S WAY TOO COOL IMO!!!!! http://pub122.ezboard.com/bultra150

    6. I can check my hotmail too.

    7. check the race homepage and the sanctiong body home page
    ( http://www.teamsportracing.com/welcome.htm http://www.ijsba.com/ijsba/index.cfm

    8. My racing friends use it to look at other sports they like, like http://www.racerxill.com/main.cfm and

    9. I can go to EBAY and check on stuff http://catalyst.2roam.com/www.ebay.com

    10. I can get directions to places and find numbers (off the HS homepage) and other help full stuff.

    11. Look at stock prices

    12. A PWC site that I get info fromhttp://www.pwctoday.com

    13 and of course, all the PDA friendly sites that are listed on this forum.

    So it's not as nice as my PC, but I don't use the HS when I am at home and I don't take my PC with me (the extention cord is too short LOL )
    Anyway, that's what I do with mine

    Ya get the point (some may load slow at first, but it says in my cache and it loads quicker the 2nd time.

    Wonder how I did with out it before. Big phone on one hip, pager on the other side, and my Visor Edge somewere close by too. Now I have it all.....the TRIFECTA
    My 2-cents and a bit of rambling, Matt Burkhard :shortcut:
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