Great Lost Software: 16 Gone But Not Forgotten - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Government // Enterprise Architecture
News
2/22/2011
08:40 PM
Jake Widman
Jake Widman
Slideshows
50%
50%

Great Lost Software: 16 Gone But Not Forgotten

Software comes and software goes. Most that fall into the latter category deserve their fate, because either they weren't very good or they were superseded by a better option. Though such also-rans are soon forgotten, some defunct software still holds our affections, whether because nothing as good has come along or because it was our "first love" in a category. Software may seem a funny thing to be sentimental about, but when you use a tool every day, you can grow quite fond of it. We ransacked
Previous
2 of 16
Next


A repository for personal information, Palm Desktop was the desktop program that synced calendar, contacts, and other information with Palm PDAs. But it also worked pretty well as a standalone PIM in its own right. Only recently orphaned, the latest Windows version officially supports Vista (though the company support page says, "many users have successfully installed and run Palm Desktop 6.2 software with Windows 7"), while the latest Mac version does not work with OS X 10.6. The Web is full of desperate pleas from users needing to reluctantly move their data out of Palm Desktop into something else.

SEE ALSO:

IT Hall Of Shame

Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010

Computer History Museum Tour

Top 10 Most Hated Tech Mascots Ever

19 Gadgets That Changed The World

12 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Previous
2 of 16
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Commentary
Why 2021 May Turn Out to be a Great Year for Tech Startups
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  2/24/2021
News
How GIS Data Can Help Fix Vaccine Distribution
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/17/2021
Slideshows
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
Slideshows
Flash Poll