I’ve been using some version of a Palm for about 4 or 5 years now, and I’m just about ready to quit and go back to paper and pen. Why? The immediate reason is that my Sony Clie PEG S360 just crapped out on me again: the battery goes dead with frightening frequency. And this time, I think I’ve lost a good chunk of data as a result.
But more generally, I’m just tired of the cramped space on the little screen and the low-contrast black-on-green text and images. By contrast, a simple pad of paper has much more room to write and sketch, features a high-contrast black-(or blue-)on-white surface, and the information you store there doesn’t disappear when the juice runs out.
However, I would miss the searchability, the small size, and the syncing with the laptop. And I have had my eye on the Palm Zire 71 since it first came out. A camera and an MP3 player along with the usual PDA functions? Mmmmm.
What about you? How do you keep track of contacts, appointments, interesting citations, to-do lists?