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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

I played with my Palm Centro all evening yesterday. I almost have it set up the way I like it. I am very picky about my setup, because I believe a good set-up makes you more efficient. I've been searching Centro Tips and Tricks all night.

The most important thing I set up last night was my Phone app favorites list. I set up several numbers to dial quickly, by simply pressing Phone and one button - A for Alan, Q for Alan at work (because it's easy to remember and right over the A), S for Sunny, W for Wendy, J for Jenny, M for Michelle, B for Brien, P for Parents, and O for Office. That's it, because a shortcut dialing list that is too long defeats the purpose, and those are the people I call the most. For those of you thinking of creating your own favorites quick dial list, on your Palm Centro or your own phone, note that I programmed the most frequently used numbers, not the numbers of the people who live closest to me and I see the most often. For example, I call EBeth on occassion, but usually I just see her, so I don't need her on speed dial.

My tip for an effective speed dial list: program in numbers for the people you call at least once a week and get familiar with those shortcuts. If you want to add more people AFTER you memorize the initial list, that is fine, but don't start by programming so many shortcuts that you can't remember and use them.



Mathochist said...

I use some of those 1-key shortcuts for apps, too, for things I'm always too much in a hurry to search for. Like HotSync (H) & TCPMP (free media player if you aren't familiar with it). This week I finally set up that 2nd page of "favorites" with something - the list of people to call when the baby arrives.

Frog said...

I need to do that. I'll have to figure out how to do on my phone!