I am new to PDA's. I started a computer repair business several months ago and business is getting very busy, I need something to organize my appointments. I have a New, fully loaded laptop to take care of most of my needs when I'm out, but I don't want to have to wip it out, boot it, etc..just to schedule an appointment. I have 3 more desktop computers in the shop at my disposial, so appointments and recording tasks while I'm on the road are the only reasons I would use the PDA.
One of the reasons I have not bought a PDA before now is that it looks slow to type in appointments one key at a time without a real keyboard. If I hate to do text messaging with my cellphone (to slow pecking keys without a real keyboard), will I hate to enter appointments in my PDA? I'm thinking a foldup keyboard for the PDA is a pain too, if I have to pull that out and plug it in every time I want to enter an appointment? Is it still eaiser to use an old fashioned Organizer, pen and paper, that I can handwrite into, or am I missing something? I have a budget of $350. What would you recommend for someone who hates pecking with his index finger, when he can handwrite it in half the time on paper. Should I even buy a PDA? It would be nice to learn how to use PDAs, since my business is crossing over into what PDA's are doing, but I hate to spend $350 for something that I won't use other then to play around with it in case a customer has a question.