Treo to iPhone
I've been a Palm user for years but am now considering a switch to the iPhone.
Aside from the calendar, the applications I use most are:
-TravelTracker (tracks details of plane, car and hotel reservations and transfers them to my calendar
-Autoslate (tracker start/stop mileage for trips and also car fuel and maintenance details
-SplashID (paswword tracker)
-Documents to Go (allows me to read/sync Word/Excel/PDF documents from my desktop)
Are comparable applications available for the iPhone?
- 09-15-2007, 09:57 AM #2
SplashID? NO. But you'd think demand would be there for an app and it'd be simple to do one. Apple needs this.
Docs to go (or to read docs) YES..and reads them quite well. No editing.
Autoslate? Perhaps a web2.0 app
Travel tracker? I wouldn't think so. Unless what you use puts it in Outlook then gets transferred in sync.
- 09-15-2007, 11:24 AM #3
The answer to your question is ...NO!....The calendar Is basic ,no colors no icons no separate calendars but its so cool and well you know ...I still use splash ID desktop and keep my 680 synced and carry it in my brief case but I never pull it out because the iPhone is so cool and well you know . If you know . I know some day iPhone is going to to have a DateBk10 , splash , slap , DialByPhoto , and zlauncher but for now you get this :
- 09-15-2007, 05:39 PM #4
- 09-16-2007, 09:18 AM #5
- 09-16-2007, 07:31 PM #6
Do you like your Mogul? I like the iPhone, but it IS a very consumer device. I am thinking coming back to Sprint but with a Mogul instead of my Treo 700p.
Have you ever had a Treo? What do you like (and hate) about your Mogul?
- 09-16-2007, 08:36 PM #7
Dave, I am completely bored with my Mogul.
In all honesty, I jumped on it because it was the upgrade to the 6700. I thought I was getting this kick-a$$ top of the line phone/pda. Based on using it for not quite 2 months, I feel that I could have continued to use the 6700.
I am NOT impressed with Wi-Fi on the Mogul. Some days it works but most times it doesnt connect. I will say that when it does randomly connect, wi-fi speeds are tremendous.
I havent done anything to my initial setup. My Wii & PSP connect flawlessly, but the Mogul is more miss than hit.
I think the Mogul is slower than the 6700.
And yes, I've had the Treo 600/650/700p. I still have the 700p. I do want the iPhone and if I dont get that then I'll get the iPod Touch (16G).
For some reason I get the feeling that the Mogul is missing something. The longer I think about it, the best I can come up with is it just doesnt WOW me.
- 09-17-2007, 01:17 PM #8
Treo - iPhone
I made the switch last week. I evaluated how I used the Treo 680 (along with various smartphones/ppc phones) and determined that I don't sync documents all that often, even with the improvements that DTG has. (Interesting that Microsoft still can't get it right on their handhelds). I also figured out that I have been able to make the iPhone do pretty much everything that I want it to. It requires some patience and thinking. However, I am very pleased with the way things are now. In addition, I have my iPod with me everywhere I go and the few hundred songs in tow. Next stop, videos and such.
- 09-17-2007, 01:25 PM #9
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- 09-21-2007, 09:06 AM #12
It appears that Splash Data is developing a Web 2.0 version of Splash ID. Sign up here - Splash ID for iPhone request.
I am a long time Treo owner and my WM6 Treo 750 is currently on eBay and will sell today. Gotta recoup some of the iPhone costs.
Just got my iPhone last week and I haven't looked back. Don't know if I will hack it yet. I guess it depends on the apps that become available. I also don't want to hack it and have Apple reverse it with an iTunes update.
- 09-21-2007, 12:30 PM #13
- 09-21-2007, 05:59 PM #14
I got an email a while back from SplashData. They were thinking of releasing sometime in early November 2007 for an iPhone SplashID app.
My only problem is that I do not want web-based ID app. If I wanted a web-app I would subscribe to www.jkpassword.com . At around $15 a year, seems to be a very good buy. I trust jk as he has been programming for the Palm OS platform for a long time.
Eh. Maybe I will give jk a go.
- 09-25-2007, 08:09 AM #15
- 09-25-2007, 08:08 PM #16
I own a Treo 680 and bought an iPhone on Sunday; it arrives tomorrow!!
If I like the iPhone (I'm sure I will!), I intend to sell my Treo to buy a TX. I have too many Palm apps that I use to think my iPhone will replace my PDA, but I'd rather take advantage of the TX's large screen than continue with the Treo. I'll miss it's keyboard, though.
- 09-25-2007, 10:40 PM #17
- 09-26-2007, 05:21 AM #18
I gave my wife the 680 to replace her 650. I don't see me going back. In fact, I will be getting a new MacBook as soon as Leapord is released. I spent two hours working with one in the Apple store (just wanted a couple of accessories for the iPhone) and was really impressed.
Loving the new MacBook. So easy to set up and use.
- 09-26-2007, 01:58 PM #19
- 09-26-2007, 02:38 PM #20
I went from the Treo line to the 8125 to the 8525 to the iPhone. Like all converged devices, there are a few compromises, but I seriously wouldn't consider going back to anything I've had or anything that's currently available (or on the immediate horizon). If your "tracker" resource has the ability to email you an appt file (like some webinar sites), they will synch with Outlook which will go on your phone. There is a todolist webapp that's pretty cool, and if Splash is working on some other web apps - the gap is closing that much more...
I highly recommend the iPhone.
- 09-26-2007, 02:53 PM #21
- 10-30-2007, 12:07 PM #22
I am looking going from Treo line to iPhone now to AT&T Tilt.
I am a IT professional and really need to have my 200+ passwords with me at all times. Now, I carry my old Treo 700p as just a Palm with SplashID and carry my iPhone - but I hate carrying two devices.
What did you hate about the 8125/Tilt? What did you like about it?
- 11-24-2007, 02:58 AM #23
I'm entering this text on an iPhone. Never thought I'd buy one this soon (& don't recommend going deeper into credit card debt to do it like I did) but I think I'll keep it after all is said & done 'cuz so far it lives up to all of the hype. Especially the relative cheapness of the data plan. The only thing I don't like about it is how fragile it is. But I was never planning to take my Treo swimming or rock climbing, & the thing works great as a phone & mp3 player. Plus the display is fan-frikkin-tastic. I think I may be hooked, & not worried at all that I'm just throwing money at something that's gonna be obsolete in two years. Still got 2 weeks to decide, though. I'll let you know how it goes.
- 11-24-2007, 02:21 PM #24
I'm also typing this on an iPhone (and faster than I ever could on my old Treo 680 or any hard keyboard). Local apps won't even begin to be developed until after Feb. I'm happy to be off Treo - the phone app crashed/froze on me daily while in use. (And I'd already shifted all my media to an iPod - podcast, TV, and movie heaven AND a functional phone!)
- 11-24-2007, 02:26 PM #25