If you’re one of those people who use a paper planner but think there has to be a better way to stay organized, you’re right. PDAs, or Personal Digital Assistants, are a great way to use technology to stay organized. PDAs let you take notes, store phone numbers, manage to-do lists, keep track of your calendar, and much more. To better understand what a PDA can do for you, here’s a closer look at some of the basic features you’ll find on all PDAs, regardless of which operating system they use:
PDAs are generally smaller than many paper planners, especially if you consider the quantity of information they can store. Plus, because a PDA can store a variety of information, you’ll never again have to sort through scraps of paper and notes taken on napkins to find what you need.
Another big benefit to using a PDA over a paper planner is the ability to back up the information on a PDA. Anyone who has ever lost his paper planner can tell you just how valuable a back up can be. After all, your planner holds a lot of information about you and your life. Most of us would be lost without this information.
In addition to helping you get and stay organized, PDAs can provide lots of entertainment. For example, your PDA can serve double-duty as a portable music and video player, GPS unit (a separate GPS receiver is required for most PDAs), and handheld gaming system. There are also thousands of applications that you can install on your PDA to make it an even more valuable tool.