Palm Pilot users.......
Please share how you "organize" your functions (Contacts, Tasks (aka To Do), Memos).
What categories do you use in each?
We can learn from each other: i.e.too many categories/subcategories OR not enough? Even though this is an individual preference, we may gain some insight knowing what others do.
Here's mine ~
FAMILY, FRIENDS, BUSINESS (as in local businesses in my case, like a yellow pages). Directions to each, if needed.
I also have the following:
Â Team Rosters (3, each with Team Name) Â it is very helpful to have instant access to names of parents or siblings or other information about a particular family. I also include an entry for Schedules where I view the entire schedule at once. (These also get entered on the Calendar, but as individual games.) If a teammate plays on two teams I just change the category from one to the other when the season ends (since the seasons donÂt usually overlap.) Sometimes I also add directions to various fields, gyms, as needed.
Â Healthcare Â all MDs, orthodontist/dentists, etc. I also include my health insurance info. in this category, and attach any pertinent info. for each.
Â Schools Â in addition to the kidsÂ schools, I have their piano studio and karate studio. Also under this heading is PTA info. and Weather Closing Info. In the "note" section for each kid, I entered their school schedule, locker #/combo., "special" schedule, etc. Also put church into this category, along with Mass schedules for local parishes.
**Tasks** (aka "To Do")
Here is where I can especially use some new ideas. Usually if itÂs a "To Do" list for a specific day I enter it in the calendar section, or use paper (even better).
Â Mind Clutter List
Â DH (to do)
Â This Month (subdivided into 12 months in the Description field, sort of like a tickler file).
In this section I try to keeps "lists", unlike the To Do section which requires action.
Â Books/Media: subdivided into Books-kids, Books-me, DVD/Videos (to rent), playlist-me (for songs I want to download), playlist-kids, reference books.
Â Dinner Menus
Â Gift Ideas: subdivided into family members
Â Master Lists: subdivided for Costco, Walmart, etc.
Â Home Measurements: subdivided into various rooms of the house
Â Personal: subdivided into various membership information, meds my parents use
Â Recipes to Try which get deleted or moved to
Â Recipes to Keep
Both of the above categories are very handy if the mood to try something new strikes while in the grocery store.
Â Reference: subdivided into lots of sectionsÂ..which are frequently deleted as no longer neededÂ.included here might be inventory of decorative flags that I use (so as not to buy another for the same season), the special size of the replacement bulb I need for the desk light, Goodwill location/hours, restaurants to try, Sonicare toothbrushes IÂm interestd in checking out, kids handheld game inventory (so as not to buy a repeat at gift time), different items I may have researched on the internet but want to compare at a store, etc.
Â Every once in a while I may copy and paste a thread to read while I am on the road.
So there you have it. I donÂt use/need the "Expense" function; I never use "Notepad" (kids use it to pass the time, writing notes to each other, while waiting for a meal while dining out. No handheld games allowed.)
So whatÂs on your Palm?