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Memos - Palm data transfer?

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dr_5 Calculating status...
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Jun 2, 2009 6:40 AM
Just bought a new iPhone 3G (from Palm Treo 700)

Looking for an iPhone (or 3rd party) application that is able to:
1. transfer 1000's of memos from a dozen different categories from my Palm to my iPhone, &
2. add new memos & categories directly into iPhone.
17" core Duo laptop, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Apple user since 1983
  • Mwahoski Calculating status...
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    Jun 9, 2009 11:18 PM (in response to dr_5)
    1. Transfer from your Palm/Palm desktop to outlook
    2. Transfer from outlook to your iPhone
    PC, Windows XP
  • jimbob5941 Calculating status...
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    Jun 12, 2009 7:37 AM (in response to Mwahoski)
    I have new iPhone 3GS on order... and will be migrating from Palm device.

    To where on the iPhone do "Memos" or "Notes" sync?
    It was my understanding (and I sure could be wrong) that Outlook sync. was limited to Calendar and Contacts and that ToDos and Memos/Notes did not sync. at least via official channels.... ???
    IBM, Windows XP Pro
  • Daiya Level 4 Level 4 (1,655 points)
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    Jun 12, 2009 7:43 AM (in response to jimbob5941)
    Notes (from Mail and Outlook, I think) are supposed to be syncing with OS 3.0. ToDos still seem unsupported.

    But there are a number of third-party options for syncing notes--for instance, check out Evernote. Zenbe Lists does to-do sync from web to phone. You might have to change your workflow a bit, but you should be able to find something that works for you.
    MacBook Pro 2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), first-gen iPhone
  • jimbob5941 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 12, 2009 11:38 AM (in response to Daiya)

    If sync. of Outlook "Notes" is supported that should get me going for now!

    It just seems like it would be so easy to sync. ToDos from Outlook I gotta wonder why it can't happen. Thanks for the suggestions on alternatives!
    IBM, Windows XP Pro
  • jimbob5941 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 13, 2009 12:48 PM (in response to jimbob5941)
    Replying to myself ... here...

    I sent Appigo a note as I recalled that at one time they were working on a direct sync. from Outlook to iPhone for ToDo list. Here is the response I received:

    +Thank you for your interest in our applications. We do plan on providing a version of Appigo Sync that works in windows and allows synchronization of tasks with Outlook. We have an initial prototype and plan to release it in the coming months.+

    So ... no hard date but it is at least underway...
    IBM, Windows XP Pro
  • Bunky Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jun 20, 2009 2:32 PM (in response to Mwahoski)

    Have you done this? Where do the Memos end up on the iPhone, in Notes? Can you password protect any of them?
    MacBook Pro 2.16Ghz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.6), iMac 24" 2.8Ghz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Nightingale Calculating status...
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    Jun 21, 2009 8:14 AM (in response to dr_5)
    I sure miss the memo app from my palm Centro. I don't have outlook on my MAC. Have done without the memos so far. Would love to save old memos and categories. Is mail really an option?
    MacBookPro, iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3.0
  • exNewt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 3, 2009 1:46 PM (in response to Nightingale)
    If you want to abandon your Palm (i.e. manually sync legacy Palm notes ONCE) and stay with the iPhone OS 3.0, look at PhoneView from You can manually add (dozens at a time, maybe hundreds?) of .TXT notes from Palm Desktop or MarkSpace NoteBook.

    Just click "apply" and after a few minutes (without iPhone reboot, which previous version of PhoneView did) you have all your notes on the iPhone.

    New notes created on the iPhone will synch going forward. There are no categories of notes, but the Spotlight search on the iPhone makes this less critical.
  • coop42 Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Jul 3, 2009 2:06 PM (in response to Mwahoski)
    This will work (if you have OS 3.0 on the phone), but be aware that that any categories that were in your Palm will be wiped out.

    Outlook deals with the Palm categories just fine, but the iPhone just dumps them all into one non-category called Notes.

    Yes, I know this from experience.
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  • RobbieMan Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2009 1:38 PM (in response to Mwahoski)
    Any idea where I could go to get the old transfer program? I have a palm i705 and can't find the support cd....
  • jimbob5941 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jul 19, 2009 6:59 PM (in response to RobbieMan)
    The Palm/Handspring desktop program is available from the Palm website as a free download. Is that the program to which you were refering?
    IBM, Windows XP Pro
  • Joe Wible Calculating status...
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    Aug 17, 2009 11:58 PM (in response to Nightingale)
    I am not an iPhone user, but an iPod Touch user. I just posted a message on the iPod Touch forum that may be of interest to those trying to migrate Memos from Palm Desktop on a Mac to their iPhone (URL link below). I successfully moved 3,476 Memos into iDatabase Mobile which has search features that are better than those in the Mac Desktop version of Palm.

    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • asj Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Aug 20, 2009 3:54 AM (in response to Nightingale)
    You might also give "Notebooks - Write Notes and Store Files" a try, they have a really quick and simple simple step-by-step guide available at their website.
    MBP 2.53, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • inward Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2009 6:07 PM (in response to dr_5)
    Hello...did you ever solve this MEMOs issue? I'm now in the same boat completely. Thanks.
    PC, Windows XP Pro
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