When my husband decided to get a new phone, he wanted one that would do phone, PDA functions (calendar, tasks, password management with sync to PC) and music. He ended up getting one that did the phone, some PDA functions, and music. With a recent software purchase, he was able to put in passwords, and proudly announced he was ready to get rid of the PDA. It was a sad moment for me, because this marks his transition away from Palm into Windows Mobile.
I thought about if I could downsize my gadgets. I won’t get rid of my current mobile phone – it’s an old model that does exactly what I need it to do: make calls, nothing more. My iPod is currently carrying my schedule and contacts, and some of the games I enjoy on my PDA. Can I get rid of the PDA?
I’ve thought about it, and I’ve decided that for everyday use, I need to keep the PDA. I do so much on it for day-to-day functions: to-do list, project planning, timesheets, checklists, shopping lists, password management. I’ve even gone away from my weekly planning sheet…I plan the week on paper, but then move the tasks to the planned days in the PDA and work from there.
But on trips, where I don’t need the day-to-day stuff, I can easily leave the PDA at home.
Is it possible to consolidate some of your gadgets? Tell me what gadgets you carry everyday.
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