SAPIE - ORGANIZERS REVISED
In these busy and hectic times an importance of self-organization is growing rapidly and became a vital issue for majority of business and laymen community. Such times spurred high demand on personal organizers – PC & mobile device-based alike. Today most popular Windows Mobile PIMs are Agenda Fusion and Pocket Informant. They offer good customizability and a lot of functions. They are tuned to look good on the 3,5 inch VGA screen and multiple tabs and views offer quite a lot of information.
Let’s ask ourselves a question: are they really SO good? I mean, PIMs are true time-savers, but the necessity of studying 100 pages of manual often frightens even experienced users. And if you opt not to read you will quickly find yourself lost in all these checkboxes and windows. That’s why many users prefer to stick with preinstalled programs and only occasionally use reminders and other functions typical for PIMs. Another problem is the typing speed on mobile devices. It may vary from 20% to 60% of “normal” typing speed (on standard keyboard). That’s why many users prefer not to type at all on their mobile devices. Of course, it’s a cool idea to write letters with the help of your brand new pocketable, but notebook is always better for these purposes.
Guys from Speereo Software state that their voice-controlled application Speereo Voice Organizer is the fastest PIM for Windows Mobile. SVO did win Best Software Awards from PocketPC Magazine, so at least this application is worth checking out. I decided to measure the time spent to perform several frequent operations. First column represents Microsoft Outlook (PC version) data input speed, second – Pocket Informant (it represents traditional PIMs like Agenda Fusion – both have many similarities, but PI works a bit quicker), and the last column lists figures for Speereo Voice Organizer (Sapie).
The table illustrates the superiority of voice interface compared to traditional data input. Actually Sapie is significantly faster than typing in MS Outlook! Amount of errors in speech recognition engine is quite low. Speereo Voice Organizer is a very attractive application for any user. It is especially interesting for users who find traditional PIMs overloaded with functions and for those who have relatively small screens (2,2 – 2,8 inches). It will be helpful for people who are used to making lots of dictaphone records, but are dissatisfied with dozens of files piled up in folders: with Speereo Voice Organizer all data is neatly organized. And it’s definitely a good find for people who prefer really large notes and e-mails. Good job, Speereo!
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1. Reminder - meeting (short)
Remind me tomorrow morning - "meeting with Fred at 14.45"
2. Reminder - Detailed shopping list
- Milk chocolate with whole hazelnuts,
- Orange juice (fresh!), one liter;
- Red Honey Apples, two kilos;
- Goat meat (Neck) for five persons;
- Distilled water, ten liter;
- Fresh ground sea salt;
- Red crushed pepper.
3. Task - Meeting (full) Task Name: Meeting with Mr. Jacobson
Date: May 15th, 2008.
Note: Current position: e-marketing manager at Qwerty Industries
Education: CentralMichiganUniversity, BAA, Communications.
N.B. We are to discuss cross- promotion alternatives for our web sites.
4. Task – Cooking (full)
Task Name: Sushi Rolls
Date: May 24th, 2008.
400 g Japanese sushi rice
90 ml rice wine vinegar
6 sheets nori (dry seaweed)
1 avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced
1 cucumber - peeled and sliced
225 g smoked salmon - cut into long strips
30 g wasabi paste
Soak rice for 4 hours. Drain rice and cook in a rice cooker with 2 cups of water. Rice must be slightly dry, as vinegar will be added later.
Immediately after rice is cooked, mix in 6 tablespoons rice vinegar to the hot rice. Spread rice on a plate until completely cool.
Place 1 sheet of seaweed on bamboo mat, press a thin layer of cool rice on the seaweed. Leave at least 1/2-inch top and bottom edge of the seaweed uncovered. This is for easier sealing later. Dot some wasabi on the rice. Arrange cucumber, avocado and smoked salmon to the rice. Position them about 1 inch away from the bottom edge of the seaweed.
Slightly wet the top edge of the seaweed. Roll from bottom to the top edge with the help of the bamboo mat tightly. Cut roll into 8 equal pieces and serve. Repeat for other rolls.
Name: James Jacobson
Position: e-marketing manager
Company: Qwerty Industries
Address: One Front Street, P.O. Box 663Rollinsford, New Hampshire
Work phone: (3483) 555-44-23
Mobile phone: (955) 481-10-00
E-mail: [email protected]
6. Contact (Full) Last Name: Satyanaryanan
First Name: Alexander
Middle Name: Nicholas
Mobile tel: +10 904 394 03 94
Email: [email protected]
Company: United States Department of Homeland Security
Work Address: 3 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94120
Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager
Work tel.: 202-496-1111 / 202-496-6213
Work fax: 202-496-6213
Work email: [email protected]
Web page: www.dh.gov
Home Address: 3 Cyclotron Road, BerkeleyCA94120
City name: Berkeley
Home tel: 202-896-2543
Home email: [email protected]
Personal web: hohoho.livejournal.com
Spouse: Kate Satyanaryanan
Children: Michael, 11 and Jessie, 7.
Anniversary: Alex + Kate, 10/03/1993
Another ann.: Vietnam, April 30, 1975
Add. notes: I met him back in 2006, he is the best friend of George.
7. Reply e-mail.
Speereo Voice Organizer combines features of three Speereo products:
1. Speereo Voice Reminder features quick agenda planning via 3 easy steps of voice data input including Appointments, Events and Meetings.
2. Speereo Voice Contact allows recording contact information and finding person by name, company or city. Voice dialing feature is available.
3. Speereo Voice Mailer offers virtually unlimited length of audio message due to very small size of file.
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