NTLK Newt Sync Rant / Suggestions Pls

From: max search (paul6161@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Nov 29 1999 - 20:19:18 EST

Despite my strong affinity for my Newton, I absolutely
want to
hurl it out the window when attempting to import,
export, or
sync data, still.

I purchased a MP100 when it first arrived on retail
shelves and
used it mostly as a PIM for about four years. About
six months
ago I purchased a 2nd hand MP 130. It amazes me just
how fatal
a flaw Apple allowed to 'go by' them and just how
large an opportunity
(ie Palm's success) developers have as well, in their
deference to
building all these exotic applications and plug-in's
("can I land a lunar
module remotely using my Newt somehow"...) for Newts
while abandoning
any notion of building a *robust* and reliable sync

Isn't 3m Palm's success proof that the real money was
in building
rock solid PIM Organzier functions first and then
adding more exotic PDA
type one's around it where/when possible ?

I use Now Contact/Up-To-Date (new versions coming
soon). Now Syncronize
is a joke and should be called instead "Now (almost
with 18 work arounds)
Import" at best....NCU 1.0 responds to sync request
with "this feature is not
supported yet"

What is the best way to import/export, and sync the
PIM data I have
in Now Contact/Up-To-Date available out there now ?

Seems like there could be a Newt List devoted soley to
this one topic alone.

Still I'm committed...until Mr Jobs comes up with a
i-Pad or something.

Any insight appreciated.

Paul Moshay
Los Angeles, Calif.

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