While most of us have moved on from our PDAs and smartphones of yesteryear, some of our clients love a specific device, and we consider it our job to figure out a way to let them use it if that’s what they want to do. We have a client who still uses a Palm organizer, because its calendar view represents things in a particular way that works for her.
The problem is, of course, that Palm doesn’t exist any more, and their software is no longer supported. It hasn’t worked on any Mac made in the last five years. Our expert Greg thought that he could make it synchronize with a Parallels virtual machine setup with Windows 7, but it was the 64-bit version of Windows 7, and the software doesn’t work on that, either.
But Greg found a company called Aceeca that sells rugged handheld devices, including a Palm OS model (you see these sorts of things when you get your ticket barcode scanned at a ballgame). They make a 64-bit Palm device driver for Windows, and it worked!
That’s kind of what we love to do here: make it work. There is always a way.