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Looking for PIM contact manager

Hey there.
I used to have an old Palm Pilot, and what I now use its their Contact manager in Palm Pilot desktop b/c I can hide contacts and keep lots of stuff there.

Is there a similar app, to be used in my U3 stick and get rid of the Palm Desktop software?

Thanks! Sergio

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Mozilla Thunderbird

is an excellent contact manager and email client. There's a portable version on this site.

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Todos and Calendar

You can also add todos and a calendar with the Lightning extension. Unfortunately, there's no solid way to sync all this with a Palm yet. You can sync the address book in TB with Palm using an extension, but I don't think it's ready for production use.

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I dont want the Palm anymore

I dont want the Palm anymore (its a really old one)
just want their contact manager software.
I really dig the ability to hide some contacts and keep the other ones visible.

No calendar, no ToDo, just contacts and PIM.

Any suggestions?

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Hehe

First off... PIM means contacts + todos + calendar

If you just want contacts... then you just need an address book. And Thunderbird has a solid address book inside of it. I don't think you can set individual records to private like in Palm. And it doesn't have categories... but you COULD create separate address books... one for work, one for personal, for instance. They all show up in the left pane and you can switch between them, kinda like categories.

I'm gonna release an optional stub launcher so that you can launch the address book without launching the rest of Thunderbird at some point, too (useful for quickly looking up an address when you don't need to check your email). Kinda like the additional stub launchers for OpenOffice.org Portable that let you directly launch Write, Calc, etc.

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OK

now that language misunderstandings are cleared (thanks!)...
I see your point.

I have found other stuff that anyone might also like (or not)

* ContactPocket (http://www.isaacboy.com/contactpocket.htm)
* Essential PIM (http://www.essentialpim.com/?r=products) from U3 Central.

Not 100% satisfied with them so far, but they're free.

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Yay!

I love stubby!

Seriously though, I couldn't live with out OOP's Stub launchers.
Side-note: Aren't you guys so glad it's OOP not POO Blum
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Try it out

Heh... didn't know there was that much love for the stubs.

Anyway, you can try it out if you'd like:
Download Thunderbird Portable Address Book Stub Launcher

Just download that file, ThunderbirdPortableAddressBook.exe, and place it within your ThunderbirdPortable directory next to ThunderbirdPortable.exe. Running it will launch ThunderbirdPortable.exe with the -addressbook command line parameter, starting your TB address book directly. You can start the full TB from the address book window by clicking Tools - Mail & Newsgroups or just hitting CTRL-1. And the stub launcher will show up in PortableApps Menu as "Thunderbird Portable (Address Book)".

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Great

Works flawlessly, Thanks John!
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Same here

It works great.
An Addressbook-splash screen would be nice, though.
(I bet you knew someone would ask for that. Its like "offer a finger and he will take the whole hand")

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Nope

Stub launchers don't do that. They don't have their own internal splash screens since all they do is call the main launcher with a command line parameter. The OpenOffice.org Portable stubs work the same way.

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ok

wonderful anyhow!

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Stub

I had no idea this existed. I love it.

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John

why not adding this link to the Thunderbird page?

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KDE-PIM/Pi for Memory Stick

There is a Memory Stick version of the KDE-PIM suite featuring KOrganizer (Calendar and Todos) and KAddressBook (Contacts). I have it on my USB device in the PortableApps Menu.

Download from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/kdepimpi/kdepim_225_for_memory_stick.zi...

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KO/PI

That looks cool, but it also looks like they haven't updated it for nearly 2 years. Is anyone maintaining that project?

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I tot KDE-PIM or Kontacts

I tot KDE-PIM or Kontacts are for Linux OS ? no?

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