Solved downloadable tda converter for Palm files?

December 19, 2014 at 18:47:56
Specs: Palm, it's a handheld
I have a Palm Centro and am concerned that the handheld won't last much longer and have to get ready to move to a more modern handheld.

I backup my Palm often and have my "to do" file that can be exported to a "tda" format.

I don't want to send my file to a cloud service as my data is private. Is there software that I can download (or even buy) that will convert a file with a tda extension to something like Excel csv so I can import it to another device?

Help would be appreciated


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#1
December 20, 2014 at 00:41:30
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#2
December 21, 2014 at 08:14:45
Thanks Phil22.

I am sure the site you pointed me to works great but I do not want to run the conversion through the cloud as I mentioned in my problem statement. I don't want anyone to get their hands (even virtual hands) on my data.

By using the service you pointed me to, I am uploading my tda data to a service that converts it to csv but have no way to guarantee that my tda (or csv) data has been destroyed.

What I am looking for is software that I can download (or even buy) that will convert a file with a tda extension locally on a PC or MAC to something like Excel csv so I can import it to another device.

Help that does not involve me shipping my data to a web site to convert, then getting the csv (type of) file back would be appreciated


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December 28, 2014 at 07:12:22

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#4
December 28, 2014 at 07:43:40
Thank you Justin.

Phil22 - apologies if I upset you. I took a great deal of time to articulate my question. The answer you most recently provided is great. It is unfortunate that there is no software that I can download and use to convert my data from my Palm but that is indeed the answer rather than the web link you originally provided.

I know you were trying to be helpful to provide a partial solution but that was not clear in your answer until your most recent post. Because we live in a 140 character world, you appeared to do what so many do and "skim" my post rather than actually read it. There is a great deal to be gained and respect demonstrated by properly reading and understanding what someone take the time to write.

You seem to be a helpful person, I appreciate your efforts but am left with no (as you say) acceptable solution and will have to re-key data into a new device. With information security a growing and huge issues now, a person would be naive and careless to send their data to a third party for conversion.

I won't bother you any more Phil22


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#5
December 28, 2014 at 07:55:47
Thank you for taking the time to post a link to a number of other Palm related links riider.

Unfortunately if you had checked the Palm related links you sent, you would have seen that they all show nothing but the Palm logo. As an example - see here http://mynewpalm.com. This makes sense and Palm was bought by HP and then sunset as you may (or may not) know - have a look here http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/5/30...

Palm is to handhelds as Beta was to VHS (you may be too young to understand what I am talking about).


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#6
December 28, 2014 at 09:12:11
I graduated from college in the mid 70s, so I think I understand Beta & VHS. I also understand box cameras, rotary phones, B&W TVs, etc, etc. You'd be surprised how many of the helpers in these forums are not "kids". What I don't understand is why someone is still clinging to a Palm based device in 2014?

Admittedly I didn't click on any of the links within the link I supplied in response #3, if I had, I wouldn't have bothered to post it. Apparently your only recourse is to use the cloud-based conversion, but since you are reluctant to do so, maybe your best option would be to manually recreate your "to do list" in the file format or your choice.


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