If you are considering an Agenda Application for your Palm…

This, is a great comparisson of the two leaders:

When I bought a PDA, one of the first things I wanted to do was find a replacement for the built-in datebook. I evaluated DB5 and Agendus, and purchased the former. With the release of Agendus 7, I thought it would be interesting to do a somewhat detailed comparison of the two applications. I’ve since updated these pages to reflect changes through Agendus 10 and DateBk6.

I’ve been a long-time DateBk user. However, near the end of 2005, I decided to go 100% with Agendus to see how it worked for me over an extended period of time. Then the beta for DateBk6 was released, so I figured it was a perfect time to update my review.

Hopefully you’ll find a fair and balanced comparison of the two applications. Of course, we all have our own way of doing things, so what I view as a “plus” you may view as a “minus.” In any event, the side-by-side comparisons should still be helpful even if you don’t agree with my analysis.

Side note: I believe that CESD is one of the top three Palm developers (along with Jeff/Shadow and Li/ZLauncher), and that — IMO — is an important factor to consider.

I hope you’ll find the screenshots and accompanying analysis informative and useful. If you notice any errors or have suggestions, please let me know. In any event, if you’re considering purchasing either of these apps, I suggest you take them both for a spin on your PDA and draw your own conclusions. Remember, this is just one guy’s perspective.

Bottom Line: Moose Man summed it up nicely, so let me shamelessly steal: DateBk “…is probably the best “calendaring” program out there. Agendus is the best contact manager.”

bundle0_0.gifI happen to favor Agendus. For a power user like me, it just has more power and flexibility.

Others would argue that DateBk’s custom views are the real power. I have used both, and I find that the combination of Agendus on the Palm and the Agendus plugin for Outlook, give me unparalleled power and flexibility.

In fact, I love the way Agendus integrates tightly with Microsoft Outlook. (I am an Outlook Power User).

Agendus is more of a Project Manager’s Agenda program, giving you tight integration between calendar, tasks and contacts. Since my business is Contact oriented, its like having a mini CRM in my pocket. For me, Agendus wins hands down.

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