Shadow Plan is the ultimate in Palm OS outliners, note takers,
ToDo-listers and task managers.
What is an outliner?
An outliner is an application that allows you to store
notes in a hierarchical fashion.. which is to say one item can
contain another item, which can contain another item, etc. You
can twist shut (or collapse) an item to hide all of its contained
items, or twist open (expand) any item to reveal its contained
items. This is something the built in ToDo application should have
had since day one but doesn't. Did you ever wish that you could
enter a series of ToDo items and have the application know they
belong together, or that one thing depends on another? Shadow
Plan delivers all that and more!
What is a note taker?
A PDA is a device you carry around with you all the time, and
that means you need rapid access to your data and you need to
enter data quickly. You don't want to be sitting in a meeting or
in your car and put everything on hold while you jot down a few
ideas. Ideas need to flow and your tools need to work
with you to facilitate the noting down. Shadow is designed to work
quickly and in many ways to make sure your ideas can be entered
as quickly as possible. You can manage them right away, or just
input like crazy and deal with the ideas later. Sort, filter,
manage later if you want to.. Shadow
Plan will make taking and visiting notes a snap. You can have
an Inbox file and ship those items off to other files later,
or link them right into your ToDo or Datebook to show up in
your calendar right away.
What is a ToDo-lister?
Its well known that most people use a PDA for two things -- as
an address book, and as a To Do List. A To Do list generally just
contains a simple flat listing of things you need to get done and
when. But thats as far as the built in Palm To Do application goes --
it doesn't let you group related items or organize them to occur in
any order. Shadow Plan lets you group items or sort them any
way you need. You can see what you want to see, when. Maybe you want
to see who is assigned to an item, or when its due, or how far
away that due date is. Its up to you with Shadow Plan.. no limits.
We're all about making things easier for you, so you can get things
What is a task manager?
Did you ever want to assign an item to someone or to a group of
people? Maybe you wish to assign a group of items that are all
related or depend on something or perhaps depend on the completion
of another item? Shadow Plan lets you create lists of tasks to be
done in the past or future. These tasks can be linked to show up in
your Palm ToDo or Datebook applications (or 3rd party ones), so
they even sync into your normal calendar (like Outlook or Palm
Desktop). Shadow Plan will always try and fit into your normal
routine and augment it.. to try and save you a precious few
minutes and speed up your workflow. So you can get more done and
get home to your family faster! You can organize items by a number
of criterion, and have as many items as you need to. Theres
just no limits on your Shadow Plan lists! If you want smart
filtering, there is no better Palm OS application. If you wish
to categorize data, there is no better application. Shadow is
about as flexible as it gets!
What can you do with all this data?!
Shadow Plan is the ultimate at organizing your data.. even
data in other applications! You can import and export data in
almost any imaginable way, and you can relate Shadow data to
other Palm applications data (like Addresses, Memos, ToDos,
Datebooks). Shadow Plan can filter your data through a number
of built-in common filters, or you can construct and save your
own filters and views for generating reports on the fly. You can
customize the display to show only what you want or need to see..
it depend on where you are or what you're doing or what tools
are at your disposal. You can manage your shopping lists while
browsing the shelves just as easily as you can manage your
client listing while speaking with your lawyer!
Bottom line: Shadow Plan is there to make your work and
life easier, so you can get more done faster, and enjoy life
a little more.