Palm Users Who Changed to Droid?

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  1. gprichardson1

    gprichardson1 Member

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    Splashdata actually has SplashID for the Droid:

    Android Password Manager - SplashID

    I use it on my PalmPilot but have yet to venture into moving it over to my Droid. I hope to get to that soon. I've heard that if you're an existing customer and you contact them they may give you a free upgrade to the SplashID desktop for Droid but you'll have to pay for the app, which is $9.95 in the Market.

    -Gary

    -Gary
     
  2. jrocketdroid

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    wow so many former Palm peeps...glad to see I'm not alone...Droid has been awesome!
     
  3. knightshade

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    I had long been a user of a Palm 3c (yeah, ancient I know...)
    I'd stepped away from it for the past few years, and had been taking a laptop everywhere...

    I'm hoping that the Droid will give me the freedom needed to go back to a palmtop... only with much more power.

    I should have my droid on Tuesday!
     
  4. The Rigger

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    Far from it... I came here from a Treo 700p, on my New Every 2 plan (the Droid only cost me $99 that way. Yay!)...

    Oddly enough, the one thing I think I miss the most, aside from an Android version of FileMaker Mobile, is a Droid equivalant to the Palm's Memos app. Any ideas?
     
  5. Milehighjc

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    Count me in as another convert. I started with a Treo 600 way back when (actually, had palm pilot, and a workpad too). Had a 650, then 2 years ago got a 755P which was a solid tool... I loved it... for about 1.5 years. It had started having problems - lots of random resets, the calendar was hosed up, and it was generally slow. It had a maddening habit of freezing when calls came in - would get the call screen, but it was unresponsive to the "answer' button. The only way out was pulling the battery, which means I lost the call from the call log too.

    But given that I was VERY used to the palm user interface, I was a little reluctant. Two hours after bringing the droid home, I knew it wasnt going back.

    From a hard core palm user point of view :
    - Screen is spectacular. Only word I can think of.
    - Very intuitive, highly integrated user experience - better than Treo. Much.
    - Fast
    - Much better sound quality (handset, speakerphone, audio) than Treo
    - FAR better camera (w/flash) and video
    - I was a big google maps user, but Google NAV is WAY cool

    There were a few functional things that I HAD to replace :

    Syncing of my work calendar/contacts - found a package called Companionlink that seems to be working quite well.

    Tethering my PC to the phone as a high speed modem - while I havent installed it yet, I see that PDANet is available for Droid (that is what I used on Palm, so Im comfortable with it)

    I had an awesome app called TryDA Phone number (yellow and white), reverse look up, integration with google maps). While I havent found a direct replacement, the Google integration on Droid may be sufficient if I can find a reverse look up app.

    I used a mobile version of FlightStats on the Treo, there is actually a Droid app for it that is even better.

    I used the espn mobile web page from Treo to follow sports, it looks/behaves MUCH better on Droid.

    I was seriously considering both iphone, and PRE... Im not willing to move to AT&T, so that took the iphone out of contention at least for the short term, and I decided I like the form factor of the Droid better than PRE (although the PRE was VERY nice), and I didnt have to switch carriers.

    Thats what I can think of for the moment - net is that so far Im EXTREMELY happy with the Droid - better function with almost no learning curve.

    Hope this is at least a little helpful to anyone who is considering the jump...

    jc
     
  6. darreno1

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    I had a Pre for 3 months. Lots of potential but the small screen and keyboard was too much to get used to. Plus at times it was pretty sluggish. WebOS certainly has a lot going for it in terms of the interface. What Palm really needs to do is re-write it with the GPU in mind and possibly move to a slab-like design with a bigger screen and side-slide out keyboard similar to the droid.
     
  7. lowtech

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    I found it, tried it and uninstalled it. It was cranky! I got Keeper and really like it. It takes some initial tweaking, but that oblidged me to weed out a lot of old, unused passwords and trim the list. It synchs well now...
     
  8. doonger

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    I'm a current Palm Centro user that's been looking forward to the Droid, but a little hesitant to make the plunge due to the mixed reviews...I suppose I have to just give it a shot and find out on my own.

    But one HUGE question that I haven't been able to find a definitive answer to is whether or not there is a way to perform a complete phone backup/syncing with my desktop for the Droid. I know there are apps out there that can backup my contacts/calendar/etc...but one of the MAIN strengths of the Palm phones (at least for me) is the ability to do a COMPLETE backup/sync of the phone to the Palm Desktop Manager - not just of calendar and contacts, but all settings, preferences, and data such as ringer settings, phone background, text message conversations, downloaded applications (and associated data), etc...

    Basically, if I lose my phone and replace it with a new one, I want to be able to plug it into my desktop and have it automatically updated so all settings are identical to the original. Can this be done with the Droid?
     
  9. mjeagent

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    Maybe my video would help - I did a short comparison on the Droid vs. Palm Pixi vs. Palm Pre vs. IPhone 3GS

     
  10. bernilynn

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    I'm using Google Documents as my memo pad- it will sync with the Droid.
     
  11. doonger

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    thanks mjeagent - can you provide any insight about the ability to do a complete phone backup/sync for the Droid? right now that is my main concern, all my other questions/concerns have been addressed/discussed by various articles/threads, but still haven't seen anything about that.
     
  12. lowtech

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    Here is a link to an article: How to backup Android (and HTC Hero) phone | Backup HowTo - I have not looked at all the options yet, but there might be some help there...
     
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