[NTLK] Fwd: Newt2.X - Calender and Contact Syncs

Forrest newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Mon Sep 10 19:28:20 EDT 2012

Grrrr trying a cheap Bluetooth keyboard  with the iPhone.

Anyway, $50 seems too much, IMHO.


Sent from my AT&T iPhone 4

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Forrest <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com>
> Date: September 10, 2012 4:25:05 PM PDT
> To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Newt2.X - Calender and Contact Syncs
> Dammit! Okay, as I was saying AGAIN--while $1.99 might not be enough, $50 seems way topoolkjn
> Sent from my AT&T iPhone 4
> On Sep 10, 2012, at 3:08 PM, Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:
>> I have often thought about this package as well.  I wish he used the
>> name or something else that does not lock it down to a particular
>> machine.  What I would really like it for is backups, but if one MP2x00
>> dies and I get another the software won't work with it.  Given how old
>> our hardware is and most of us have spares, it is not wise to lock down
>> software in this manner.
>> I am not saying the developer (or product) is bad, but for me this is a
>> issue.  I am sure the developer would give you a new license if your
>> current newt died.  But what happens if you can't get a hold of him?
>> There are many cases of developers disappearing from the newton and
>> leave us up a creek.  Again nothing against the developer, it is just a
>> "sticking point" for me.  I have no problem buying software that I know
>> I can use when I need to use it (especially since it now benefits UNNA)
>> -Dan
>> P.S.  I do have a couple of old windows programs that will sync, I think
>> Claris is one of them.  Not sure offhand, but I know I have at least
>> two.  I thought they were on UNNA, if not let me know and I will dig
>> them up and upload.  The only downside to them (if I remember right) you
>> couldn't exports the data from it very easily.  Although I think one of
>> them did have CSV as a option, just wasn't the easiest to use.  Also I
>> seem to recall doing a post a while back comparing the various programs
>> and what I found.  Perhaps it was just my notes, but might be worth
>> doing a search. ;)  I don't have time at the moment or I would check now.
>> On 9/9/2012 3:16 PM, SteveCraft wrote:
>>> I liked the Newton Connection Tools a lot (could not pay by the original
>>> Argentinian method, but paying by donation worked fine for me). Anyway, the
>>> main drawback to it was the copy protection, it is keyed to work on/for a
>>> single Newton device only (it worked on my single MP2k1 but not my eMates or
>>> my secondary MP2k). Also, it also needed a serial port, which have all but
>>> disappeared on modern machines (not really the fault of the software).
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net
>>> [mailto:newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net] On Behalf Of Morgan Aldridge
>>> Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2012 8:04 AM
>>> To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
>>> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Newt2.X - Calender and Contact Syncs
>>> On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 1:02 AM, Blake Hanes <kissmyash933 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Perhaps an older version of palm desktop? I believe Claris Organizer 
>>>> was made for windows as well.
>>> There is also a relatively new piece of software called Newton Connection
>>> Tools for Windows which supports Outlook synchronization:
>>> <http://usuarios.arnet.com.ar/mtu16/>
>>> I've never tried it myself, but I know there's at least a handful of people
>>> out there who use it. Full disclosure: the author changed the payment
>>> process a couple years ago to require a $45 donation to UNNA and I'm not
>>> suggesting it for that reason, but I am gauging use by the
>>> 1/2 dozen or so donations I've received.
>>> There's also another method describing syncing w/Outlook 2007 using LookOut:
>>> <http://www.hanselman.com/blog/HowToSyncYourAppleNewtonMessagePadWithOutlook
>>> 2007.aspx>
>>> Hope that helps,
>>> Morgan
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