I believe you're refering to the day view in Datebook+ on the PDA, not on the desktop. Yes? Since I still use a Handspring, I can't really speak to what other app's look like, but maybe a trick I picked up will help. In Datebook+, I went to Options...Preferences. I set the Start Time and End Time the same (8:00 AM). Now, when I look at any date, I only see the appointments I have, no empty lines. Plus, unless I have a lot of stuff on one day, even my evening events are always on the screen. Have your secretary try it to see if you like it, then see if your calendar app on your new device supports it.