How do I export everything from Palm Desktop?
May 26, 2008 1:43 PM   Subscribe

I want to get away from Palm Desktop.

I started using a Handspring Visor back in 1999. I synced it with Palm Desktop for several years, until I got tired of carrying the Visor. Since 2003 or so I have just kept Palm Desktop installed on my laptop and looked up dates and addresses when I needed them. I am tired of doing this, since I no longer carry the visor or use the software for anything else.

I am currently running Palm Desktop v4.0.1.

I would like to move all my info to an easy-to-use, preferably freeware or inexpensive shareware application.

I may move some of the info into Outlook or Gmail.

I saw this post, but I want to go to a new application and don't have a Treo to sync with.

So now the question:
How do I export all of the addresses and dates out of Palm Desktop, and where do I send them? Is there a way I can export the whole db to excel or something, where it will be easier to work with?
posted by charlesv to Technology (4 answers total)
If you're interested in exporting your Palm calendar to Google, you can might be able to use the free evaluation copy of CompanionLink for Google.. It doesn't do addresses though.

I bought the program so I can sync my Palm Pilot to iCal on my Mac and iPod Touch (Pilot<>Palm Desktop<>Google Calendar<>Plaxo<>iCal<>iPod Touch)
posted by jaimev at 2:37 PM on May 26, 2008

It's possible to import vCard files into Thunderbird address book.
posted by Yavsy at 4:49 PM on May 26, 2008

Response by poster: Yavsy, is there a way to export all of my contacts at once from Palm Desktop?
posted by charlesv at 6:19 PM on May 26, 2008

  1. View > Contacts
  2. Edit > Select All
  3. File > Export vCard OR File > Export

posted by grouse at 1:11 AM on May 27, 2008

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