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Google Docs and Spreadsheet thoughts...

Hi everyone,
This is my first post on the boards...just read GTD, emptied my mind, but am now in search of a good-for-me way to implement it all.
Anyway, short story is that I need a digital solution as I love paper but crave syncing and feel imcomplete without something electronic ruling my life. That said, the palm TX I just bought doesn't feel quite right and I search for something more suitable and OS X friendly that has a keyboard. Why oh why can't they make a good portable PDA - with or without a phone who cares - that has a decent qwerty keyboard, touchscreen, etc. Those blackberry/treo keyboards just kill me.

I just stumbled upon google's new Docs and Spreadsheets and instantly thought of it as a potential portable capture device/support document mechanism/etc. If you haven't checked it out, try docs.google.com and experience it for yourself.

In the meantime, if anyone has any thoughts on my current device quandry, I'd appreciate any suggestions. I really feel like the perfect handheld device just does not exist yet. Something like an iPod in its fit-for-purpose and rugged practicality.





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