G1 - Review after a few hours use

G1 - Review after a few hours use

Postby 2ndWife » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:49 pm

I've used Palm PDA's for many years, just now switching from a Treo 650. Last night I received in the mail my Android / Tmobile on HTC phone.

What I like so far:
- Google maps: Great! The "find my location" using cell triangulation was off by a few blocks, however I have not yet tried the GPS, which should be much more accurate.
- Sliding window panes
- Browser, with ability to zoom in and out

What I miss (need?), that I used regularly:
- A (local) Notebook application, to scribble notes to myself
- Icons in Google calendar. This gives you a useful month-at-a-glance view. (I'm spoiled, having used Datebook 6). It would be great if I could do a mouse-over on a day and have its text pop up without having to switch into the day view.
- An application to (locally) store passwords & other textual information that should be securely encrypted

I'll keep looking around, maybe someone has written some of this stuff already.
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Postby 2ndWife » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:52 pm

Sorry about the huge picture. I'm used to much lower resolution on a camera phone...
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Postby plusminus » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:00 pm

Thanks :) (I'll shrink it when I'm home)

The photo was taken from your G1 and is showing your old phone, right :?:

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Re: G1 - Review after a few hours use

Postby val » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:58 pm

2ndWife wrote:- Icons in Google calendar. This gives you a useful month-at-a-glance view. (I'm spoiled, having used Datebook 6). It would be great if I could do a mouse-over on a day and have its text pop up without having to switch into the day view.


I don't know Datebook 6 but I just love the useful month-at-a-glance view of the included calendar that shows great dots for the approx. time that you have appointments. :-)
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