4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I think this is a great book,
This review is from: How to Do Everything with Your Palm Powered Device, Sixth Edition (Paperback)
I think this is a great book.
Just recently got to the point in my life where I need to get and use a PDA and decided to buy this book to go along with it. As someone "new" to this, it was exactly what I needed to hit the ground running with using my new Palm gizmo. I found it extremely well written and easy to read.
Before buying this book, I read over a lot of the reviews here on Amazon, and noticed that some of them are less than positive, and I'd like to address that in light of my own experience with this book. Most of the complaints seem to fall in the area of being, "Most of this stuff I already know.....". And that is probably going to be true for most people who have been using a Palm PDA for awhile. This book mainly covers the "Basics", stuff that someone who has used one of these devices has already figured out. There might be just a few bits here or there that an experience user might find new or interesting. With a title of, "How to Do Everything with Your Palm Powered Device" - I expected the book to cover just what it did - "Everything", which to me basically means the entry level stuff, the intermediately level stuff, and a smattering of advance user stuff. As a new user, there was a lot of basic information that I needed to know, and which this book covered in detail - the bulk of the book is dedicated to doing that. As I gain more experience with using the device, I imagine that I'm going to appreciate more of the intermediate stuff as well.
So my advice, if you need to know "Everything" as I did - this is the book for you. I'm guessing it knocked more than a year off my learning curve for using my new PDA. If you are familiar with the basic operation of one of these devices, there may be some stuff that you might find interesting too - but most likely not a whole book worth.