Most of you should known Clie Organizer, the PIM suite of the Clie TH55 and VZ90. It’s well-known because of its singularly features: icons, colors, and drawing sketches into the Calendar. It was very difficult to get this running on other Sony devices, e. g. UX 50. But some people reported their success although it wasn’t very stable. But nobody got it working on a Palm device.

Some people said it would be impossible due to hardware differences, Handheld Engine and so on.

Now I tried it again on my Tungsten C with the files from SonyClie.org. With a special modded version of MakeMeClie, I could get Clie Organizer working (lets say 10% working):

thumb01 CLIÉ Organizer running on a Palm Tungsten C thumb02 CLIÉ Organizer running on a Palm Tungsten C

(sorry for the bad image quality but at the moment I have no other digital camera.)

  • Calendar part: Clie Organizer starts with the Calendar tab. I can use almost everything (except of free notes and changing the font). When I try to exit Clie Organizer, to switch to another tab or to start another app the device crashes.
  • App launcher: works almost 100%, but it is unstable.
  • When you tap on another tab, either nothing happens or the device crashes. When you tap on “To Do List” a dialogue appears “needs library”.

So, I think Clie Organizer could work (almost??) 100% on a Palm device if you have patch some files and / or you have the right libraries. I think this is an interesting app and I will continue working on it!

What do you think?

Perhaps you’ve read the thread Garnet on T3 at 1src. Someone saw a T3 running Garnet Favorites. And indeed, we could get the most Garnet apps on a Tungsten C. (Garnet means Palm OS 5.4x of PalmSource and has nothing to do directly with Favorites, … of Palm(One). But often people talk about Garnet when they mean the Palm(One) apps).

 Garnet on a T3   introduction   UPDATED

“Typical Garnet applications” are:

  • Favorites
  • Files
  • Calendar / Contacts with photo capabilities (introduced with Palm OS 5.2.8)
  • Launcher with photo capabilities (introduced with Palm OS 5.2.8
  • Blazer
  • VersaMail 3.x
  • “Garnet Graffiti 2″
  • Media
  • Drive Mode
  • World Clock (“new” one)
  • HsNav
  • Phone capabilites
  • FAT32 drivers

Also some small “tricks” are possible, e. g. the new system sounds (Palms like Zire 72 and newer have other system sounds like a Tungsten C, for example during a hotsync, or key clicks). We will post articles regularly how to copy an app. We have already some articles:

What do you think?

The T5 debuted with an application called Files. This file manager was fully documented and used in many third party applications like DocsToGo 7. Search is enabled to do a rudimentary VFS file search. Also, it allows to open files directly if a supported application is installed.

Anyways, the E2 contains an online help that references to Files. And indeed, the program can be installed on a Tungsten T3 and E2:
t3f Garnet on a T3   PalmOnes file manager for all of us t3d Garnet on a T3   PalmOnes file manager for all of us
e2f Garnet on a T3   PalmOnes file manager for all of us e2d Garnet on a T3   PalmOnes file manager for all of us
This feat is easy to achieve. Get yourself a T5 and use a third party file manager like FileZ. Copy or beam the following files out of the T5′s RAM:

  • FileBrowser-PFil.prc
  • FileBrowser-PFil_enUS.prc
  • FileBrowserLib-PFiA.prc
  • Filez.prc

Anyways, adding these four files to an E2 instananeously enabled all kinds of things. Favourites now allowed to assign files as favourites, Blazer can open local files and DocsToGo 7 allows you to choose in which folder to save a file. The global find facility now looks for filenames in VFS btw. A Tungsten T3 behaved similarly, altough there is no Blazer and no Favourites on it(yet). However, DocsToGo 7 and Find exhibited a similar behaviour!

Overall, Files is a good file manager. It allows you to move directories. The direct file opening is an extremely useful feature-this compensates for the lack of RAM file view imho. And you can have Files and Filez installed at the same time.. . However, the main point of the ‘upgrade’ are the extra functions that are added to third party programs. Also, getting a file manager for free is-um-funky…

PalmOS Garnet 5.4 Grafitti-as used on Tungsten E2 and other handhelds-has one major difference to the “traditional” 5.2.1 one-it waits when multi-stroke characters are entered. Traditional Grafitti simply sends a backspace ahead-a behaviour that can confuse applications that don’t know about this happening. Since only a few handheld families are “affected”, there is a high chance that developers will soon forget this.

However, a solution is very easy. Walk up to a Tungsten E2, install FileZ onto it and beam the “Graffiti 2 Library” over to the other box. You may see a fatal alert soon after accepting the transmission-but don’t dispair! A soft reset, and the new library takes over merrily. If the handheld doesnt accept the file/doesnt enable it, you may neec to do a hardreset. Then, do the calibration(without touching the grafitti area) steps and beam the file over to the handheld.

This 3gp movie shows the library in action on a T3.

Overall, this one was really easy! Please let us know if it works!

Some people say “the T|X is the T|T5 with Wireless LAN”. Not really. The T5 had an “internal drive” with 160 MB , “normal” RAM about 60 MB. On the internal drive could be videos, music files, folders, in a file system like on a desktop. A useful application was “Drive Mode” which made the T5 acting as an USB mass storage unit. The T|X has 100 MB RAM available for the user, but no internal drive, no Drive Mode, so you can’t download “unknown” files, you can’t use it at any mass storage-compatible desktop, … Some people are angry because of this, especially those who had a T5 and now have T|X are missing the features.

Creating an internal drive

Dmitry Grinberg developed a small tool which creates an internal drive like on the T5. Originally it was for the T|E2 (it is called “E2InternalDrive”), but it works on the Treo 650, probably on the Z22 – and on the T|X. You can download it at http://www.palmpowerups.com ( -> Downloads -> Experiments) for free.

Drive Mode

This isn’t as easy as creating an internal drive. There are several applications for that:

  • Softick Card Export II (http://www.softick.com, it seems as it doesn’t work on T|X yet)
  • MobileStream Card Reader (http://www.mobile-stream.com)
  • Palm File Browser (http://www.pmrogan.de, but no “real” Drive-Mode)
  • Drive Mode application from T|T5 or Life Drive

For the Drive Mode app you need a Life Drive or T|T5 (or a friend with such a device). Install “FileZ” (http://www.nosleep.net) on it and select

  • DriveModeApp-PDM1 + localization file(s)
  • DriveModeLib-PDM2

and transfer them to your T|X, via MMC/SD card, via Bluetooth or Infrarot, via mail, … but not via HotSync, it won’t work.

Camera Companion

That’s an app on the Life Drive. It copies your image folder (/DCIM) from an inserted SD/MMC card to your internal memory. On the Life Drive it was useful – it had a hard disk with 4 GB, enough for thousands of photos. On the T|X it could be useful for a few small-sized photos. You need “CameraCompanion-ccmP” + localization file(s) from Life Drive.

File management tool

If you have an internal drive, you need a file manager of course. Examples for such apps are:

  • Resco Explorer (very powerful file manager, http://www.resco.net)
  • UniCMD (very powerful, too, and free: http://www.unicmd.de)
  • FileZ (basic tool: http://www.nosleep.net)
  • FileBrowser 1.0 (basic, from Tungsten T5)
  • FileBrowser 2.0 (from LifeDrive, same as FileBrowser 1.0 + multiple file choice)

Resco Explorer and UniCMD are the most powerful file management tools. They support backups, zipping files, unzipping files, you can view JPG files, TXT files, and UniCMD can open WAV and HTML files. If you prefer the PalmOne tools, you need

  • FileBrowser + localization file(s)
  • FileBrowserLib

from Tungsten T5 or LifeDrive.

This should work on a Z22, too. On this device there is no “Card Info”. You can get it from almost any Palm device. The required files are CardInfo_cinf (on a Life Drive e. g.) or CardInfo (on a Tungsten C e. g.) + localization file(s).

Now your new Palm is almost perfect. What do you think about this? And please, give me a feedback and tell me the size of your InternalDrive

In the probably the last post about “the new PIMs on old Palms” (part 2part 1) you can read how to hide the old applications (Date Book, To Do List, Address Book, Memo Pad) and how to hotsync your data.

Hiding the old applications

Now that you’ve installed the new applications (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Memos) on your handheld, there are now both the new and the old apps in the launcher. To hide the old apps, you need the following files from a device with the new apps (Tungsten T3, E work fine):

  • DateBook *and* localization file(s) (Date Book_deDE for German, Date Book_enUS for English, …)
  • Address Book and localization file(s)
  • Memo Pad and localization file(s)
  • To Do List and localization file(s)

Read part 2 how to get files from another device’s ROM.

Syncing your data

The new PIMs run on your Palm – but you can’t hotsync anymore? It seems that you have an old version of Palm Desktop / Pocket Mirror / … which doesn’t understand the new data format. So you need a new version of Palm Desktop, I recommend version 4.1.4E. It includes several languages, MS-Outlook and VersaMail conduits. It keeps your old data but you should backup your files before.

Do you like the new apps?

Ever since David Zucker bought himself a WristPDA, I was planning to get it connected to the network by porting over libraries from, my old Palm V running OS 4.1. The PalmOS network files are optional, and can be excluded if a licencee beleives it to be a good idea. Since those files-however-are created by PalmSource and not Fossil, backporting them may be successful.
Indeed, a 1src user now succeeded at the idea of moving the TCP stack and accompanying files over. Look here:
http://www.1src.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95842
It looks as if his handheld works well. However, he has not yet tested any communication apps. I personally beleive that the files he used are not enough though, and ripped the following files of my Palm V with OS 4.1:
I dont own a WristPDA-so test this on your own responsibility! A hard reset is possible, so better have a good backup!

  • Cmd-nettrace.prc
  • Cmd-ping.prc
  • Connection.prc
  • Connection_enUS.prc
  • DefConnection2DBVSeries_enUS.pdb
  • DefConnection2DB_enUS.pdb
  • ExgLocal Library-locl.prc
  • ExgLocal Library-locl_enUS.prc
  • Loopback NetIF.prc
  • Lz77 Library.prc
  • Mail.prc
  • Mail_enUS.prc
  • Net Library.prc
  • NetSync.prc
  • NetSync_enUS.prc
  • Network.prc
  • Network_enUS.prc
  • PADHTAL Library.prc
  • Pdi Library.prc
  • Pdi Library_enUS.prc
  • PPP NetIF.prc
  • PPP NetIF_enUS.prc
  • SLIP NetIF.prc
  • SLIP NetIF_enUS.prc

AFAIK, installing all these files at once(beam them over if necceccary) should equip the Fossil with a fully-fledged TCP/IP stack! Please keep me posted if the files work for you!

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