miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2012

PIM Data conversion -Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Memos,..

Replace a platform is a hard decision, and too many times implies data loss. After spend sometime looking for methods find below how I moved from Palm OS to Android.



General info.
PalmDesktop 4.1.4
Contacts: aba, csv, tab (Export all)
excel, Word (select all, send to)
vcf (vcard) (Select all, export to vcf) *

Tasks: tda (Export all)
excel, Word (select all, send to)
Memo: mpa, csv, tab, txt (Export all)
Word (select all, send to)
Calendar: dba

* works in PalmDesktop 6

General Info.
Import from SIM
Import from SD (vcf file in SD) *
Import from Google
* Classification category is lost

Palm contacts to Android contacts
Export from Palm Desktop as .vcf containing all contacts
Copy vcf file in Android SD
Import from SD in Android
Recreate categories in Phone or Kies manager

Palm Memos to Note Everything
Follow Note everything manual or
Export from Palm desktop to csv, import in excel and let the columns as

column1 =category
column2=memo content

Palm desktop to Android DejaOffice
DejaOffice has its own contacts, memos, tasks, so syncronization will not affect to default Android apps.

Requirements in Computer:
-Palm Desktop installed and previously synchronized with Palm Phone
-PC with Android Phone drivers (Install Kies for Samsung, connect phone and drivers will be installed)
-CompanionLink * installed (Checked with v 3.0.3089)

1. Configure CompanionLink
1.1 PDA: Android USB
1.2 PIM: Palm desktop (Access)
1.3 Configuration: Palm desktop as primary
2 Connect phone by USB
3 Execute DejaOffice in Android,
3.1 Click "Syncronize" on DejaOffice menus
3.2 Wait
3.2 Disconnect Phone from PC

Now Contacts, task, calendar and memos will be available in Dejaoffice :)

Android Calendar to DejaOffice Calendar
Android calendar is a piece of crap,with poor on features and with a lack of usability in UI.
But if you have data en Calendar and you want to move to DejaCalendar without sync with google web (I don't like the cloud).

go to "Settings", "Sync settings" and activate "Sync with Android Calendar App"

Note. At least in the spanish translated version 2.1.9
"Sync with Android Calendar App"and "Sync with Android Contact App" are incorrectly exchaged.
After select you have to chose between alarms in Android Calendar or DejaCalendar.
Chose categories to sync.

In Home/ main menu chose "Read Android Data"
Now we have real calendar. ;)

Outlook Calendar to DejaOffice Calendar (using Sundbird -> no cloud,  no shit in the middle)

From Outlook Calendar.
  Save Calendar as (as ICS)
  Date range: Specify dates
  Detail: Full detail
  Advanced: Include details of items marked private

From Sunbird (Mozilla Sunbird 1.0b1)
  Import ICS file  and remove instance/occurrences
  Select specific events and export Selection (to ics)

From Android
  Open ICS file from Android (any file explorer)
  DejaOffice will import the entries and even categories will be preserved.

viernes, 4 de mayo de 2012

My best Android apps (updated)

Although many people thought Android came to save us from the darkness, I think this OS is not an step ahead but in my humble opinion it is more like reinventing the wheel, losing much time to create the same, and this new apps are not multiplatform..

Probably this is the best choice for a private company interested in doing the maximum of money but hardly it could be worse for users and progress

Anyway anyone said it were a perfect world....

Samsung Galaxy Chat GT-5330
By default: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
now OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Base B5330XXUBMC2

Internal Memory 2GB (space available for application or data)
Ext SD: up to 32 GB

240 x 320 pixels, 3.0 inches (~133 ppi pixel density)
Touchwiz UX UI
Java, via Java MIDP emulator

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
microUSB v2.0
CAMERA : 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels Records VGA@25fps
Accelerometer, proximity, compass
A-GPS support and GLONASS

CPU    850 MHz*
Family designed by: ARM Cortex-A9

Architecture: ARMv7-A

High-speed ARM Cortex A9 processor for superior applications processing and advanced user interface support along with an ARM Cortex R4 communications processor


Keepassdroid. 1.9.18 (GPL)

-DejaOffice 2.5.8
Features: Import from ics calendar(open ics file from explorer/fileexpert...)
sdcard\clusb\dbcompanionlink.db (sqlLite format; tables: Calendar, Memos,...)
(backup default path:  sdcard\clusb\backup\companionlinkxxxxxxx.db
BB10 .\misc\android\clusb

Manual backup 
     -Configuracion de Registro y Soporte
     -backup databases

-Note Everything 4.2.4
Info stored in file /noteeverything/backup/notes.db (sqlLite file; table Notes)

  +proAddon 2.5.1 (includes internal backup/restore feature)
! (config location for automatic backup in external SD card)

Backup policy
v4.2.4 and 4.2.9 (without Pro addon)
Before install the apk, copy "backup" with contents in folder in SD folder "/noteeverything/"
Install apk v4.2.4, v4.2.9,..
Open, noteverything will detect the previous backup and will ask to restore it

* Preferences,advanced,"import/export db","backup base de datos"-,export internal sd

* Preferences,advanced,"import/export db", Restore db (from SD)
*  Base de datos,

v4.2.9b (Only with ver Pro addon)
* Preferences, Advanced, Database maintainer,"Backup database"/"Restore database"
it will update the file content of:  /noteeverything/backup/notes.db (sqlLite format)

Folder player 3.1.2
BS player lite 1.3.126
VLC 0.2-git (APK) http://nightlies.videolan.org/build/armv7-android/
Minilyrics 1.0.8
Podax 5.9 +gpodder1.9
Rehearsal Assistant (Free)(a voice recorder with play function)

Colordict.  4.2.1 SD(internal) folder: \dictdata
Goldendict.1.5.6 SD
         default folder: \goldendict (db will be indexed)
         free version max 5 dictionaries at same time
         an additional folder for dictionaries can be specified in preferences (i.e  \dictdata)
Aard 1/2  (Free)
         .slob files
         inc wikipedia simple
       offline wikis,etc ...
       can get content from the app
Default folder in internal but external can be configured 
i.e  /Storage/extSdCard/xx/AnkiDroid

Sygic 13.1.4 (maps 2013.01)
Sygic 14.3.4 (maps 2014.0x)

(Map format .mwm)
BB10 .\misc\android\MapsWithMe\15080

(map format: .map)
BB10 .\misc\android\wikiloc\offlineMaps

OruxMaps 5.5.2
(map formats: .rtmap, .db, .map)
(default folder
BB10  .\misc\android\oruxmaps\mapfiles)

OSMAnd 1.9.5
 Settings,General, Storage directory: extSdCard
  /extSdCard/osmand (map files are hidden to usb connection)
 (removing or renaming file .nomedia, files will be visible to PC)

OSMAnd 3 (in BB10)
 Settings,General Settings, Data Storage folder:
(work but data is using internal mem and also folder and files are not accessible by user)

Solution: change the folder and the app will move all the data
new folder: /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/SD_DATOS/osmand

To change language for place names:
Menu, Configure map, Map language ( English ; default: local names)

Metro 0.3.0 (data \GT-xxxx\Phone\metro)

HERE (ex Nokia Maps,Here) (on previous ver. rendering sometimes failed)

  internal or  extasdcard
 1step: configure storage in: external sd card
 2step: download maps


IM+ 6.3.6
K9 Mail
(Account, Settings, Account settings, Storage=SD card
Storage/sdcard0/Android/data/com.fsck.k9/files )

SpaRSS(improved fork of Flym) (Free-Fdroid) import/export opml, keep entries forever,...

Internet browsers:
(app size)
CMbrowser 5.1.80
Firefox 34.0.1
Lightning 3.1.1a
Opera v14.0.1 (last Opera engine)
palm game for android

Firefox/Fennec v23.0 
(APK) http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/releases/latest/android/multi/
Opera Mini 8.0.1807

Styletap. PalmOS emulator

Barcode Scanner (Free-Fdroid) 
File Expert. 5.0.6 (files explorer, apps to apk, zip...
OI Filemanager 2.0.2 (Free-Fdroid)
All in One Toolbox (performance, sys info, files explorer, apps to apk, multiple files to zip...

Hacker's keyboard  (includes function keys required for remote control of computers)(f-droid)
Galaxy Toolbox 1.22GA

APK Extractor (Free-Fdroid)
Disk Usage (Free-Fdroid)
Applications info (Free-Fdroid)  (many info about installed apps)

Cache with APKS...

rerware Mybackup Pro (\rerware\)

ROM toolbox 5.5.0  (some options requires root)
 ROM management, App management, browser,autostart, Apps2SD, Terminal emulator, task manager,..

Autostarts (available at F-Droid) what starts and when
OS Monitor (available at F-Droid) shows linux processes, TCP/IP open connections,..
requires root
titanium backup