Best Gets Its Act Together on Palm OS

 
 
By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2003-05-12 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With the updated act for Palm OS, Best Software puts new functionality and better performance into its already-popular contact management application.

With the updated act for Palm OS, Best Software puts new functionality and better performance into its already-popular contact management application.

I installed the $80 Act for Palm OS on a Sony Clié PEG-TG50. After hot-syncing the Clié with the included Act Express, a limited version of Act for Windows, all the data Id entered in the Act Express database was available on the handheld. Pull-down menus and tools eliminated the need to handwrite meeting info and to-do items.

Act has some of the best interfaces in its class, but the handheld version was unable to take advantage of the color screen and graphics available on the Clié.

Still, Act does get the job done. Its contact database is easy to maneuver, and tracking notes and managing sales opportunities feel natural (see screen). There is no way to beam contacts from one PDA to another—something Id like to see in a future version.

 
 
 
 
As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel