[kwlug-disc] Whither the Android/Lniux PIM?

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 21:55:10 EDT 2012


I use Google.

I'm terrible at organizing tasks, though.  I've tried, but I'm an
utter failure at it, so I don't bother.

I do have Remember the Milk installed on my phone.  I can't vouch for
it as I haven't done any more with it than add a couple tasks which I
then proceeded to ignore.  It supposedly syncs with Tasque (the Gnome
app), but I couldn't get that working (mostly for lack of trying).
There may be KDE equivalents...

Darcy.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 6:01 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> Set aside korganizer (kdepim) and Evolution for the moment (no universal UI,
> e.g. Web, Android).
>
> My favourite Palm PIM is Agendus. Others liked DateBk or just Palm Desktop.
> (I am aware of pimlical, bundle it in as DateBk for the moment.) Think of
> these as Palm equivalents to Outlook, kdepim, or Evolution - although,
> 'sadly', dependent upon the Palm Desktop backend, which never made it beyond
> Palm. (So they can't just pick up Agendus, code convert it for another
> platform, and drop it in - it would be missing the entire data storage back
> end. Palm Desktop 6.2, as I understand it, actually moved to an MS Access
> back end, while the better 4.2 was Palm proprietary.)
>
> Anyone know of decent cross-platform / look at the same (local, my) data
> PIM, including an Android UI of it? [I have seen MLO - My Life Organized
> (has only a win version on the pc side), and Essential PIM (missing Calendar
> on Android, let alone also win only), gtasks, google tasks, NextAction,
> Jorte, Astrid / Toodledo, and BusinessCalendar.]
>
> There is Google, which doesn't well integrate tasks. Consider it a back end,
> and because of the lack of tasks a somewhat broken one.
>
> There have been threads here in the past about things like gtasks, and
> agenda widgets that bundle google tasks and calendar into a single
> interface, but in the end they are still distinct things.
>
> I wonder if the PIM has evolved into CRM / CMS / groupware. Does the thought
> hold any water?
>
> Let alone good Android interfaces to them that don't require hosting one's
> own server.
>
> Thoughts / any good Android PIMs out there?
>
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