PDA Software

Old Feb 11th, 2004, 06:13 AM
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PDA Software

I noticed Fodors now has PDA software. I gave it a try and it was ok, but had very limited choices for cities. Anyone use PDA software for their trip? Maybe mapping, their routesm hotel, train and flight informaiton, etc?

I have Palm OS 5.2 on a Tungsen
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Old Sep 13th, 2004, 10:25 AM
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I use my iPAQ (PocketPC) for everything!

Besides the built-in appointment calendar, contacts etc., I load

Daily news and e-mail when I'm in a hotspot
Flight numbers, times, gates
Train times, platforms
Hotel addresses, phones, confirmation nos.
Restaurant addresses, phones
Maps with GPS
Subway/bus routing program (Métro)
Language dictionaries/phrase books
Reading material (several novels)
Sightseeing possibilities
Currency calculator
Bank, consulate phone numbers
Passport numbers
Credit card numbers, PINs (encrypted)
Travel diary...

...in other words, anything I might otherwise have to carry paper for.
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Old Sep 13th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Nowadays I mostly use mine for calender and reading ebooks, as well as a genious Converter-program that converts anything, especially from metric to imperial measurements (including speed, volume and area

While I'm at it, if anyone likes Science Fiction take a look at www.baen.com they have every book they publish in "all" ebook formats and lots of books in a free library as well.

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Old Oct 12th, 2004, 03:36 PM
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Please add software links to this thread

Here's a nifty currency converter:

http://www.indecka.com/software-windowsmobile.asp

It has two outstanding features: it automatically updates exchange rates from the European Central Bank when you've got an internet connection, and

It's free!
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Old Jan 28th, 2005, 03:31 PM
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At this writing, Microsoft eBooks has 379 titles in their Travel section:

http://www.mslit.com/default.asp?mjr=TRV

...including 10 free samples of Rough Guides.

p.s. These aren't PDA only. You can read them on any computer that has Microsoft Reader (free) on it.
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Old Feb 15th, 2005, 08:12 AM
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FREE! Microsoft Streets & Trips for PPC:

http://www.pocketpccity.com/software/pocketpc/Pocket-Streets-for-free-2003-11-21-ce-pocketpc.html

(Note the instructions on converting files.)

FREE! Maps for hundreds of European cities:

http://www.ppc-welt.info/ppc-welt/karten/index.php?dir=europa

FREE! More of same from Microsoft:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/downloads/pocketstreets/mapdownload/psmapsearch.aspx
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Old Mar 3rd, 2005, 04:37 PM
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FREE! Microsoft language dictionaries

French, German, Italian, Spanish

http://www.mslit.com/default.asp?mjr=REF&mnr=REF008000
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Old Mar 3rd, 2005, 06:10 PM
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Can I really use my PDA as a cell phone in Europe? Is it practical?
<http://www.mobiletechreview.com/tips...M_CF_card.htm>
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Old Mar 3rd, 2005, 06:20 PM
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Thanks Robespierre for the links!

I have had my Toshiba for nearly three years now and all I use it for is addresses, appointments and my audible books. I am ashamed to admit that I have never even tried out the WIFI option (my excuse is that I always travel with my notebook ...)

This year, I intend to exploit its capabilities. Feel free to nag me if I don't.

regards Ger
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Old Mar 4th, 2005, 06:46 AM
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robjame,

there are enough issues with the compatibility of CF and SD peripherals that I would be dubious until I had seen an actual example working in my specific PPC.

Take your PDA to the Cingular store and ask to see a demo. Make sure the Enfora is unlocked before you sign anything. In Europe, all you will need is a SIM for the country you're in, and you're off and running.

Please do post back with a full report
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Old Mar 7th, 2005, 08:49 AM
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Michelin has a complete line of road maps of Europe for Pocket PC or Palm. They are all GPS-enabled, so your location is continuously pinpointed on the map. You can zoom to 20 levels of detail, from entire regions to the smallest streets.

You enter Departure and Arrival points, and it plots the route on your screen, providing a list of directions, distances, and times as well. The "MapSonic" versions (pri¢ey) talk you through the directions as you drive ("Antelope Freeway exit right, ¼ mile").

http://www.shop.viamichelin.co.uk/csasp_editorial.asp?ID=96

You can download a free demo that will run on a Windows PC from

http://www.shop.viamichelin.co.uk/prod/VMCarto_Demo_PPC_EN.zip

Red Guides (hotels and restaurants) are also available. The points of interest found in the Green Guides are represented by icons, but lack the text found in the book versions.
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Old Apr 19th, 2005, 07:00 PM
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The greatest subway/bus routing program ever devised is Métro (free) from

http://nanika.net/metro
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Old Apr 19th, 2005, 07:12 PM
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Maps of Paris Métro/Bus/RER in pdf format are at

http://www.ratp.info/orienter/tous_plans_pdf.php


Most of the Transport for London maps are indexed here

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/maps-home.shtml

and the Tourist Bus map is at

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/pdfdocs/tourist.pdf

There's also a road map at

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/streets/pdfdocs/TFL%20Base%20Map%20Master.pdf
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Old Apr 20th, 2005, 06:48 PM
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Hi I really need some help!! I tried downloading Adobe.v.2 to the hx4700 Ipaq with no luck I am doing something wrong! Anyone willing to let me email them about this. I need guidence thanks so much!
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Old Apr 20th, 2005, 07:57 PM
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I'll be glad to help

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Old Apr 20th, 2005, 09:28 PM
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Robespierre did you receive my email? gingerpot
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Old Jul 30th, 2005, 10:18 AM
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Paris bus maps in pdf are available directly (without going through menus or gif downloads) from here:

http://www.ratp.info/orienter/f_plan.php?loc=bus_paris&nompdf=ROUTE&fm=pdf

Substitute the route number you want for ROUTE in the above URL. The 21, 42, and 69 are some of the best for sightseeing.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2005, 01:27 PM
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Robespierre,

Do you know where I can find some *current* ebook travel guides for London, Paris, and Ireland?

The ones I am finding are somewhat dated (2003-04)...

Thanks!
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Old Sep 21st, 2005, 02:12 PM
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The version of AutoRoute I used in the Channel Islands in September, 2005 includes maps for all of Western Europe - and then some.

It even pinpointed our position, course, and speed on the ferry between Jersey and Guernsey.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2006, 06:50 AM
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The Currency Converter cited above has moved to

http://www.indecka.net/windowsmobile.asp
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