Calendars and tasks question

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  1. basenjihouse

    basenjihouse New Member

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    I am sorry for my ignorance.
    I know that this subject has been discussed but I am trying to understand it. I hate the google calendar. I need something that is on the desktop and on my droid that syncs. Is there anything? I loved the palm app...Will they be coming out with something for the droid?

    Also, how do you get the tasks to show up on your screen on the droid? What app does everyone use?

    Thanks
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    I use Agenda widget downloaded from the market. It's free. The only drawback is it won't seek with my corporate calendar. I work around that by using using Google Calendar sync Getting started with Google Calendar Sync - Google Calendar Help

    This allows you to sync your Google Calendar with your Corporate Calendar three different ways. And then I have the Agenda widget syncing with my Google Calendar. It gives a nice display on your home screen with various sizes showing your upcoming meetings and appointments.
     
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    Regarding tasks, I have moved away from them since switching from my Palm (which I had used different version over the past 10 years). I hear talk about gTASK, but have not tried it myself.

    What specific do you miss from the Palm Desktop? That may help us point you into a direction.
     
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    basenjihouse New Member

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    I don't like the fact that google calenda is not on the desktop. I have to be online to access my calendar. (Am I missing something with that. )

    Reasons I like the palm:

    Desk top

    User friendly- I like the to do lists on the side, I like how easy it is to imput information and times for appointments-

    Everything seems to flow just a tad bit better.

    Maybe I am just used to it.
     
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    Install Google Gears and you can take your calendar offline.
     
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    I found Google Calendar very easy and fairly equivalent to Palm Desktop which I used religiously. To use it as a "desktop" then I would suggest that you just have a tab that is always open or open the browser in a separate session.

    You can drag appointments, copy entries, and drag to extend appointments. You can also open tasks next to your calendar.
     
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    Try Companion Link USB. I struggled with the same issue and arrived at this solution. I'm pretty satisfied with being able to keep palm desktop and syncing it with the droid. One virtue is you don't have to worry about google contacts and entrusting your data to the cloud. Here's link to their site. http://www.companionlink.com/androidusb/index.html
    Demo it and see if you like it. The google off line calendar isn't worth it because it's read only.
     
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    gtask in the market is great, it syncs automatically with google tasks so you can add or delete a task from your phone or your desktop.
     
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    Not to beat a dead horse, I like the fact the Google is always trying to improve their calendar and makes it plain via the Labs tab.
     
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