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gNats
01-14-2009, 08:40
Hello!

I am starting to use my Palm TX again and was wondering if anyone has heard of any programs developed for the Palm OS that are scuba related?

Specifically, using the Palm as a <mini> log book.

Thank you!
gNats

DMWiz
01-14-2009, 10:04
I think I remember having a conversation about this in a galaxy far far away on a different board. I'll see if I can find the thread and post a link to it.

I'm a big fan of the Palm OS and it's the primary reason why I don't own an iPhone (well that and the ludicrous $30 fee for internet)

Let me see what I can dig up!

DMWiz
01-14-2009, 10:10
Never mind, I see that you have been to that galaxy and gotten some good answers :smiley2:

gNats
01-14-2009, 10:14
I think I remember having a conversation about this in a galaxy far far away on a different board. I'll see if I can find the thread and post a link to it.

I'm a big fan of the Palm OS and it's the primary reason why I don't own an iPhone (well that and the ludicrous $30 fee for internet)

Let me see what I can dig up!

Thanks, I have a Blackberry phone (switched from the Palm Treo) and while I LOVE the Blackberry's connectivity, I miss the many little programs I used to keep track of things like my mileage, an encrypted password system, lol - a dictionary, reminders... the list goes on and on. Many of the programs that have been developed for the Palm are not available for Blackberry, or a not-so-nice substitute is available. So, I am reconfiguring the Palm for life organization and keeping the Blackberry for phone, email, and texting.

I did find a program (freeware) called Dive Logger. It was created by someone as a senior project. The price is great, but it is a bit plain jane.

Here is the link: Narced Technologies: SCUBA Tools for PalmOS (http://scubatools.narced.com/)

It also includes a NAUI dive planner... which I did not install.

Thanks for checking those other boards. If there is a reasonably priced program that is a little more user friendly, I would like to evaluate it.

gNats

Airborne!
01-14-2009, 10:44
Check out SharkPoint (http://www.dreamdives.org/en/index.htm). It also has a Windows Version that allows you to sync the two. I personally would recommend the Windows version in addition to the Palm Version as a backup unless you are using some other type of Palm Backup Software.

There are also a few others I have played with including Ruiz Dive Log (http://www****izlog.com/), Aqua DiveLog (http://www.aquadivelog.org/divelog/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1), Reef Dive log (http://www.reef-log.com/products.htm) and ReefNet DiveMaster (http://reefnet.ca/products/divemaster/).

I would suggest getting the shareware demos of the ones that look like they might interest you and looking them all over to help you decide.

gNats
01-14-2009, 10:55
Check out SharkPoint (http://www.dreamdives.org/en/index.htm). It also has a Windows Version that allows you to sync the two. I personally would recommend the Windows version in addition to the Palm Version as a backup unless you are using some other type of Palm Backup Software.

There are also a few others I have played with including Ruiz Dive Log (http://www****izlog.com/), Aqua DiveLog (http://www.aquadivelog.org/divelog/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1), Reef Dive log (http://www.reef-log.com/products.htm) and ReefNet DiveMaster (http://reefnet.ca/products/divemaster/).

I would suggest getting the shareware demos of the ones that look like they might interest you and looking them all over to help you decide.

:smiley20:

CompuDude
01-14-2009, 12:24
I used AquaDiveLog for years on my Palm Treo. Great little program. I miss it terribly now that I've moved to an iPhone, but that's about all I miss... (ok, having 26+ hard speeddial buttons was nice, too)

DMWiz
01-14-2009, 14:33
Thanks, I have a Blackberry phone (switched from the Palm Treo) and while I LOVE the Blackberry's connectivity, I miss the many little programs I used to keep track of things like my mileage, an encrypted password system, lol - a dictionary, reminders... the list goes on and on. Many of the programs that have been developed for the Palm are not available for Blackberry, or a not-so-nice substitute is available. So, I am reconfiguring the Palm for life organization and keeping the Blackberry for phone, email, and texting.



I used AquaDiveLog for years on my Palm Treo. Great little program. I miss it terribly now that I've moved to an iPhone, but that's about all I miss... (ok, having 26+ hard speeddial buttons was nice, too)

I've been a Treo user since the B&W version (250) I think it was and a long time Palm user also when they were black and white and have tons of apps I just don't see myself giving up for an iPhone.

Ironically enough the conversation I was referring to was with CompuDude on SB, but I doubt he remembers it and i can't find the link to it.:smiley29:

Searching for Palm OS on SB brings up every post about diving in West PALM Beach! :smiley36:

gNats
01-14-2009, 14:39
I downloaded the beta 4.0 version of the Ruiz Dive Log software. I'm really excited about this program - it has some nice bells and whistles and is priced at a moderate $20.

My TX is on the 5 OS and the current non-Beta version is for 3.0. I've sent the developer an e-mail hoping to find out if they will be offering PADI dive tables (they currently advertise NAUI and SSI) and when the 4.0 version will be solidified.

If you are looking for a dive program to keep your log on a PALM, this one does like nice.

The Shark program seems a little overpriced to me for the level of development/design/user interface. They are asking over $30 for the program.

CompuDude
01-14-2009, 15:07
AquaDiveLog is free. Can't beat that!

Also very cool is the integration with Uwatec computers... using the Palm's IR port, you can beam the logs right off the computer into the Palm before you set foot off the boat. It then syncs the data with the Windows desktop SmartTrak software. Totally slick.

gNats
01-14-2009, 15:21
AquaDiveLog is free. Can't beat that!

Also very cool is the integration with Uwatec computers... using the Palm's IR port, you can beam the logs right off the computer into the Palm before you set foot off the boat. It then syncs the data with the Windows desktop SmartTrak software. Totally slick.

wooooo that is slick.... :smiley20: