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We have a crazy busy schedule with 2 special needs kids. We have 33 medical appts this month. Lots of travel out of town as a result and I have to track the goings on in 3 cities for things to do when we have down time between appts. My paper calender just can't handle it! I'm also missing some things that are reoccurring because they didn't make it on the calender and 3-4 months before I scheduled something that day because I didn't see anything scheduled at that time so I need to be able to set stuff as reoccurring and still be able to schedule over it if necessary while keeping the 1 appt in the background if that makes since. For example Thursday there is a playgroup at 10am we want to attend but we end up with a Drs appt at the same time. I need to be able to see that yes there is a play group we can attend if we get out early or the appt is rescheduled to a later date. Make sense? I also need to keep track of a million phone/fax numbers too and being able to keep a running grocery list would be nice too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> So, any model suggestions that's not going to cost a fortune?<br><br>
Oh yeah. I also need to be able to track when school assignments/papers are due and stuff so while not an exact appt I need to be able to see the notation on the calender for that day.
 

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My dad has a crazy schedule that he used to keep in an appointment book. We bought him a generic PDA a few years ago for Christmas. He has since purchased a Palm Tungsten, and he says that it is perfect. He keeps everything in there... appointments, classes, concerts, rehearsals (he's a musician), etc.<br><br>
I would highly recommend it!
 

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I have a Treo and love it, but what you are looking for any PDA at all would work well. I personally like the Palm brand. They are always changing them and the prices drop a lot on the older models, but there is no reason one of those would not work for your needs. You could even post an ISO on the TP to see if anyone has one around they are not using anymore and would let go for cheap. HTH.
 

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I have the Palm TX and couldn't live without it. It was seriously worth the money.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have enjoyed having the Palm in the past, but have switched now to google calendar which works pretty well for me.</div>
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But can it go along with you to appts?
 

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I could not live without my Treo. I use the alarm feature to remind me of stuff all the time. I used to carry a cell phone and a PDA, but was happy to consolidate them.<br><br>
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How does the Treo work? Do you pay extra for things or is just like paying for your cell phone?<br><br>
Can you download a calendar off your computer? Can you link to someone else?
 

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The Treo is the same monthly price as your cell phone, unless you want data service (so you can connect to the internet) - that is $40 a month extra (I have it, but it is not "necessary"). You can sync with Outlook on your computer if you have the version that runs Windows - not sure about the version that runs the Palm OS, but I am sure it comes with a version of the Palm calendar software. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Treo. It was around $400 when I got it, they may be less now. The only thing is it is sorta bulky as a phone, but like PP, it beats keeping a PDA and a cell phone charged and on your person all of the time.<br><br>
As I mentioned, mine runs Windows mobile, so I can edit Word, Excel, etc. documents on the run. I really like that, but I work from home as a consultant and don't always like being tied to the house, so YMMV depending on what your days are like. When I WOH FT sitting in front of a PC all day I would not have needed all of the features as much.<br><br>
It also works as a MP3 player...plays videos...take pictures...etc.<br><br>
It really does everything - but you may not need all of those features. I use it 80% of the time as a phone and calendar - occasionally use the internet and check my email and create/edit documents.<br><br>
Using the bluetooth you can "beam" info to other bluetooth devices. I haven't used that but I do have a bluetooth wireless headset.<br><br>
Okay, I think that's enough input from me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I have had it for about 1.5 years and am still quite happy with it.
 
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