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Old 09-23-2008, 06:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all! I am a new BB user, having upgraded from my Treo and having been Palm OS dependant for several years. I changed to BB because I am a bit of a gadget geek and wanted to try something different. I think that most of my struggles so far are just me getting acquainted with BB, but it seems like I have to purchase multiple 3rd party applications to get the job done efficiently and according to my tastes - so far I am trial-ing ToDoMatrix and SplashID to improve the organization and functionality of the task list and password keeper. Anyone else feel the same way?
Anyone have MUST have applications for a single user in healthcare (other than the obvious
Thanks, I welcome your comments as I struggle to embrace the BB. Seems on the surface to be far less user friendly and intuitive than Palm, but that usually indicates a more powerful and versatile platform (I'm hoping.)
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Welcome to the forums!

I have to have google maps, and weathereye. Not sure about the healthcare stuff tho since I'm in tech.

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Old 09-23-2008, 07:11 AM   #3 (permalink) Super Moderator
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You might want to check out the Aftermarket software forum.

I've got WeatherBug Direct, Ascendo Data Vault, Viigo, JiveTalk.
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It definitely depends on the user. I do notice some of the non BB users from the past feel it is important to have Pocket Informant. I don't know.
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I come from the WM OS, and the Palm OS before that. If you require more power than the native BB PIM apps can provide, I recommend Pocket Informant. Being in the beta test group and can say it is an excellent, well-designed app. WebIS (developer) recently released this app.

The other apps I use the most are: BBSmart Alarms Pro, Pocket 10C SE (RPN calculator) and WorldMagic (travel clock).
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Viigo and Yahoo Go! are my top two -- I agree about having to use the 3rd party apps to boost the functionality of the device. That being said, I believe you will be a loyal BlackBerry user after a few months with your new device.

There really is no going back.

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