Originally Posted By: phandy
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I use Porter Valley Software and love it. I have used it on both my HP 2215 IPAQ and my TC1100.
The pda is great if you don’t have to make many alterations to your library in the field. The problem is when you get into a situation where you have about 15 or so unique situations to report on and you don’t want to enter that many on your pda with a stylus as it just takes too long.
I used the TC 1100 for awhile and used a hip pack to carry it in, pulling it out only to document the findings. In the unique situations where you need to alter the findings of your library or add another, it is so much faster with the tablet pc. I don’t use the keyboard or a mouse. The writing recognition works well and my handwriting is sloppy.
Lately though I transfer the report template to my pda and use it. If I have any unusual situations that call for a unique comment, I have the tablet on hand and just write it out on the MS Journal program that is already booted up and it just takes a second. I load the program back onto the TC1100 once I am back at the office and add the noted from the Journal there at my leisure. Being able to use the pda is definitely the quickest way to go about preparing the report if your library is good.