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Personal Organizers

The PDA is a traditional high tech gadget used to mainly to organize. When looking for a PDA, just like many other electronics, it is important to ask what will you be using it for? You can keep it pretty simple with basic PIM functions and applications. PIM stands for Personal Information Manager which is a type of application software that functions as a personal organizer. As a management tool, it is the software that keeps track of all the information on the PDA. Functions can include calendars, planners, note taking, address books, phone numbers, access to the web, email, and messaging.

The functions that you shop for will depend highly on what you will be using it for, just like a laptop. More personal and less tedious tasks will only require the basic functions, while business people will opt for many functions including WI-Fi capability and/or a smart phone features. Smart phones are also an excellent choice as a personal organizer because most people are already using PDAs and cell phones. Encompassing both devices into one makes for a more practical handheld and popular device. A smart phone can be a cell phone with PDA capabilities or vice versa: a PDA with phone capabilities. One of the most important things that distinguish a smart phone from a plain PDA is the ability to make calls. In a world of nonstop communication, it’s important to have this function readily available. The smart phone, just like the PDA includes the PIM application for note taking, lists and calendars. They also include data synchronization with Microsoft application and Wi-Fi capabilities to email, message and surf the web and even play video and audio files.

Unlike normal cell phones and normal PDAs which come with already installed configured applications, smart phones let the consumers choose which applications to run and install. The smart phone can help to change the phone’s functions to suit your needs. Utilizing the smart phone is a perfect way to plan daily tasks and do everyday things with the help of a specialized, handheld device. Nothing seems to be a more perfect personal organizer. It has the capability to make phone calls, keep track of a calendar, email and entertains, making it the most efficient device to handle all your computing and communication needs.

But as was mentioned earlier, choosing a personal organizer will largely depend on what you will use it for. If doing just about everything in the comfort of your own hand sounds appealing, the smart phone can do just about anything. A step down would be the PDA which carries fewer functions but still has many and useful organizational functions. And if you’re a broke student that just needs help organizing, traditional cell phones are always sufficient enough along with binder organizers.

Top Online Resources:

  1. How Smart Phones Work
  2. Buying a PDA
  3. Look for Basics, not Frills, in PDAs


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Wall Clocks

There are several different and relevant factors that an individual should consider in purchasing a wall clock for a home or office such as: decorative, functional, or both.

The most obvious factor is what the purpose of the clock will serve. If the function is primarily decorative, than the clocks looked at will be different than those that are needed specifically for telling time. This should be the first factor considered in order to find a wall clock that fits a person’s specific needs.

Analog vs. Digital:

Another important factor includes that of the way in which the clock will tell time. An analog clock is one with a clock face that uses a fixed numbered dial or dials and moving hand or hands. An analog clock provides the user with a classic way to tell time. However, if an individual has difficulty telling time from an analog clock, a digital clock may be a better choice. Digital clocks display a numeric representation of time. Digital clocks often tell time more accurately. Also, some newer digital clocks will actually reset themselves based on radio or internet time serves that are tuned to national atomic clocks.

Design and Size:

The general design and size of a clock makes significant differences in purchasing a wall clock. For example, an individual who wishes to put a clock in her modernistic living room will have a different clock than that of one desired for a country-style kitchen. Also, the size must be taken into consideration because of the broad range of sizes available to consumers. An individual with limited space will have a small wall clock in mind as opposed to one that is the size of a pizza pan.


Lastly, the price range for the wall clock plays an important factor on what clock will be purchased. Wall clocks cost anywhere between fifteen dollars and one-hundred and fifty dollars. Price must be considered in order to receive the best deal for the clock that meets the specific needs of a consumer.

Top Online Resources:

  1. Wall & Grandfather Clocks - PriceGrabber.com
  2. eBay - Wall Clock, Large Wall Clock and Decorative Wall Clock items on eBay.com
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