Home | Stories | Reviews | TreoCast | Treo Store | Accessories | Software | Discussion at webOS Nation | Mobile | About | Search
treocentral.com >> Products & Reviews >> Software

Sun Aug 27, 2000 - 7:20 PM EDT - By Douglas Morse

The early Lonely Planet guides had a reputation for hard-edged cynicism that bordered on politically incorrect.  They were the best guidebooks for the budget traveler in Asia, but because information changed so fast, the guides were not always entirely 100% accurate and their reach was spotty. But the guides made up for these drawbacks in opinionated and gleeful discoveries -- when you used one of the guides, you felt as if you had fortuitiously bumped into a world weary traveler who wasn’t going to hide either his disgust or his delight at sights he had seen. With this realisitic approach to travel guides, the Lonely Plant guides pointed you towards wonders and pulled you away from traps.

And now, what a difference success brings! Lonely Planet has innumerable travel books prepared by hundreds of researchers worldwide, who select topics by slicing and dicing regions, countries, cities and so on. Even the better guides' rough edges have long since been written away.  At their worst (I used a guide to Greece this summer) they are merely a catalogue of sights and sounds. There is no coherence to the narrative, and there are often only lists of places to go and things to see with no special emphasis on the needs or desires of the budget traveler.

So it was with trepidation that I approached CitySync for the Palm platform. The installation was only slightly confusing. The box screamed that you only got four cities.I was presented with a slew of cities to hotsync onto my Visor.  Aha, I thought. I’m going to get them all!  So I clicked on most of them and installed; then I pressed Hotsync.

And waited and waited and waited.

Finally, I did what you are absolutely not supposed to do: I interrupted it in progress. Fortunately, the program and almost all of the databases had been transferred. I played with 3 cities before hotsyncing again.  All was fine, but be warned: find some time consuming task to occupy you while you’re installing the cities.

Next Page: Using CitySync >>

Treo accessory store
User Opinions
Thumbs Up 75% Thumbs Down 25%

Read Opinions (4)

Would you recommend CitySync?
Yes   No  

Product Info
> Name CitySync
> Company Lonely Planet
> Size 400K +
> Fact Sheet & User Opinions
> Available
> $49.95

> Print this page
> Digg!


Copyright 1999-2016 TreoCentral. All rights reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy

TREO and TreoCentral are trademarks or registered trademarks of palm, Inc. in the United States and other countries;
the TreoCentral mark and domain name are used under license from palm, Inc.
The views expressed on this website are solely those of the proprietor, or
contributors to the site, and do not necessarily reflect the views of palm, Inc.
Read Merciful by Casey Adolfsson