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DataViz WhatzUp 2.0 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mohd Nazley Mohd Fadhley   
Jun 25, 2002 at 03:07 PM
I feel like highlighting an application which can be considered "old" or "classic". DataViz WhatzUp 2.0 gives the user the flexibility the palm built-in datebook lacks. I came about using this application again since I got the HandEra330 because my favourite datebook software, ActionNames, has some incompatability issues with the HandEra Hi-Res display. WhatzUp somewhat enhances the built-in datebook.

WhatzUp is a simple application that displays the meeting and appointment time and the Palm to-do list on one screen. Yes, the built-in datebook comes with the "Agenda" display (only in devices with Palm OS 3.5 and above) that lists down all the meetings /appointments and to-dos for the day, but one limitation is that it dispalys only the appointments for the day in the top half of the dispaly and *all* the to-dos in the bottom half. WhatzUp main screen is not much different from the "Agenda" view but does a little bit more, letting the user to view the meeting/appointments for today, tomorrow, appointments for the week or for the next 7 days or for the whole month. The same views apply with the to-do list in the bottom half of the screen. In addition to that, the to-do display can be filtered to display a list according to categories set in the To-Do application, so you can choose to view "Phone calls to make" or "Items to order" or All to-dos .... according to your preference.

The WhatzUp appointment list can be customized whether the user wants it to display the end time for the meetings/appopintments, or if one prefers the note symbol, repeat symbol or the alarm symbol displayed. For those who uses the Datebook 3/4, WhatzUp is compatible with the third party application as well. The to-do section can be customized to show checkbox, priority, due dates and notes.The best function, to me at least, is the ability to check out a completed to-do on the same screen. And just like the appointment part, the to do section also support third party to-do list application like To-Do Plus by www.HandsHigh.com.

At 38K RAM requirement, the software doesn't take up much space. This application is a USD10.00 shareware but free for registered DataViz's Documents to Go users. The prc file distributed is however is fully functional with no time limit. Those interested in trying out WhatzUp can search for it at Palmgear.com or wwww.dataviz.com.

The reason I deciced to talk about a "classic" application here is because, I think this simple addition to a PDA could be useful for those with limited memory and don't want to use third party datebook application like ActionNames and Datebook 3/4 which require high RAM requirement. Visor Deluxe and the Palm IIIe users who are stuck with OS 3.1 can use this to add the 'Agenda" view to the built-in datebook.

And since it is a classic, some new users might have overlooked its existence.

Happy Palming.

Mohd Nazley Fadhley
Last Updated ( Oct 30, 2005 at 09:40 AM )