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Posted by Ken
Jan 8, 2009 at 10:08 PM

 

It looks like Pimlico Software, the makers of DateBk for the Palm, are releasing a windows based calendar program called Pimlical:  http://www.pimlicosoftware.com/pimlicalpreview.htm .  DateBk is one of my absolute favorite programs, along with Ecco, and it is the reason that I carry around a beat up old Sony Clie today.  I have not yet had a chance to look at the new program, but I have high hopes for it as I have wanted a desktop companion to DateBk for years.

—Ken

 


Posted by Chris Thompson
Jan 8, 2009 at 11:03 PM

 

Looks interesting. Let us know what you think after you try it. I remember DateBk3 being a nice application.

—Chris

 


Posted by Ken
Jan 8, 2009 at 11:15 PM

 

Hi Chris,

It may be a few days before I am able to purchse and load the program.  I was disappointed that I could not find any screenshots or additional description of the product.

Also, I noticed that Palm has issued a new device today called the “Pre”.  I am hoping that they will expand their cellular service tie-in from Sprint to Verizon because the units looks interesting.

—Ken

 


Posted by Thomas
Jan 12, 2009 at 01:23 AM

 

Pimlical is a Java app, not very appealing visually.
Very non-Windows one.
(Check Options > Preferences, for one example.)
IMHO the target group is mostly the hardcore datebk users, who could then sync Palm with Linux or Windows easily.
I guess technically it might really be superior to other calendaring apps on the market, but market-wise it’s no competition for them.

 


Posted by Ken
Jan 12, 2009 at 07:20 PM

 

Thomas wrote:
>Pimlical is a Java app, not very appealing visually.
>Very non-Windows one.
>(Check
>Options > Preferences, for one example.)
>IMHO the target group is mostly the
>hardcore datebk users, who could then sync Palm with Linux or Windows easily.
>I guess
>technically it might really be superior to other calendaring apps on the market, but
>market-wise it’s no competition for them. 

I had a chance to install and look at the program.  I am hoping that the intent is a cross-platform program that will synch with mobile devices (read Java) .  If that is the case, then the program has a good chance of surviving.  If not, then I do not understand what would drive people to use it as there are already a large number of calendar programs out there.  It retains many of the powerful features that DateBk brought to the original Palm platform, and they could certainly prove useful on most mobile devices.  And, having a powerful program that can synch with a desktop would also prove useful.  But, until I find a suitable replacement for my Sony Clie, I will just be watching Pimlical’s development.  I am curious about the new Palm Pre, but am in no rush to be an early adopter.

—Ken

 


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