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

lloyd carr dcarr at SDF.ORG
Tue Oct 2 00:05:22 EDT 2012

I'm playing with coolendar at the moment. Interface is
a bit unstable, but it seems to handle completed tasks well.

On Mon, 1 Oct 2012, Darcy Casselman wrote:

> Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:55:10 -0400
> From: Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Whither the Android/Lniux PIM?
> 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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