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by Rick Smith (June 25, 2001)
Sponsors of MobileFocus:
Lernout & Hauspie
DataViz Documents To Go
When you leave the office, many times you need to carry reference materials. Instead of carrying a laptop around with your office applications and current versions of your original data files, you can simply carry a Palm PDA with Documents To Go. You can then be sure that the latest version is with you, since Documents To Go automatically converts, optimizes and synchronizes your documents between your PC and Palm.
With Documents To Go's handheld word processing application, you can even create new files on the Palm and synchronize those files with your PC. This application isn't just a simple text editor -- it supports bold, italics, underline, justification, indentations, auto bullets, line numbering and even tables!
This DataViz technology offers two important advantages -- your desktop files don't have to be specially formatted and the documents on the Palm device are editable. This technology surpasses both Adobe's PDF format and peanutpress's e-book format when using documents under your control, because these other methods do not allow editing from the Palm platform.
Being able to make quick revisions to your important documents from the Palm should make a great improvement to your workflow. It changes the way you can work, since the Palm is no longer just an electronic reference manual, but it now can function as lightweight notebook.
Some other factoids about Documents To Go are:
You can "beam" documents to other Palm users.
"Beamed" documents can be recreated into the original file format on a desktop computer if you have Documents To Go. This makes a unique backup method for critical files.
Files are compressed to a fraction of their original size to saves memory on your PDA.
Because you can:
Find a projected bottom line from a corporate report in the field
Reference your product price list
Review and revise a memo or contract on the train
Documents To Go appears to be an essential program for all Palm users.
FranklinCovey's OnePlace is a software program that helps you become more productive by electronically organizing information on your PC. It helps you quickly find needed information in your OutLook e-mail, word processing documents, schedules, contact lists or on-line Web sites.
By integrating this feature into a single application, OnePlace makes "queries" for this information easier since it can find information from multiple sources. It is compatible with the data created by the following applications:
OutLook 97, 98, and 2000
OutLook Express 5.x
AOL 4.x and above
Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 and above
Microsoft Works 4.x and above
Microsoft Windows Write
Novell PerfectWorks 2.0 word processor
WordPerfect 6.0 and above
PFS Professional Write Plus
Chart 2.x and above
Novell PerfectWorks 2.0 spreadsheet
Microsoft PowerPoint 7.0 and above
Adobe Acrobat up to 4.05
Novell PerfectWorks 2.0 draw
OnePlace can also read RTF (Rich Text Format) data as well, giving you one more reason to store your documents in this wonderful, virus-safe format. OnePlace can also index your Windows BMP graphics as well as GIF and JPEG images.
Running on top of Microsoft OutLook, OnePlace scans your most recent items during the initial installation. The rest of your hard drive is then cross-referenced in the background, while you work. Once this is completed, you are then able to see all your information within FranklinCovey OnePlace.
FranklinCovey OnePlace requires:
Windows 98, ME, 2000, or NT service Pack 3.0+ (Unfortunately, Windows 95 is not supported)
Pentium II 300 MHz or higher
64 MB or more RAM (128 MB for using Windows 2000)
SVGA display with 16-bit high color or greater -- 800 x 600 minimum
50 to 100 MB of hard disk space
Internet connectivity is recommended
Logitech Mouseman Traveler
Sometimes you want the feel of a desktop mouse when you are on the road. While several companies have made portable units, few have the feel of a desktop mouse or the styling of the Logitech MouseMan Traveler. This product combines optical technology with the quality that Logitech has become known for by selling over 300 million mice.
The Logitech MouseMan Traveler also:
has two models available -- USB and PS/2
is compatible with Windows or Mac OS 8.6+
features one touch scroll wheel
comes with a five year warranty and carrying case
uses an 800 dpi optical sensor for greater speed and accuracy
works on any surface -- no mousepad required!
works for either left-handed or right-handed use
weighs 3.2 ounces
retails for $49
The Logitech MouseMan Traveler will be shipping on October 1, 2001.
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