Calar is a date book for handwritten notes wich cooperates with the standard Date Book application of Palm OS devices. It was designed for simplicity and fast operation by

  • using stylus gestures to enter, move and delete items
  • enabling the input of handwritten text

while maintaining a close connection with the built in Date Book by

  • displaying its items in Calar and
  • facilitating the transfer of items in Calar to the Date Book.

You enter, move and delete events simply with stylus strokes in the week planner. With each event you can store any number of pages with handwritten notes.

In the event view you inspect and edit the text for a single item. Details of an item like repetitions and alarm settings are entered on a separate screen.

A quarter overview allows to see a larger time interval on a single screen. Due to the space requirements of handwritten notes there is no daily overview, but you can easily scan through individual events with the hardware up/down buttons. In scan mode only the first page of the notes for each event is shown.

You can set an alarm signal for each event. When the alarm is fired, the handheld beeps and the first page of notes for the event is shown.

Within Calar you can view events already existing in the Date Book. Therefore you can use Calar right from the beginning as a supplement to the Date Book application. Furthermore items entered into Calar for reasons of speed or convenience can later be copied to the built in date book, where they are available for the HotSync process and time planners on the desktop. Copying items from Calar to the  Date Book is facilitated by a synchronization option wich copies all event details except the text, wich has to de entered by the user.

Calar has no own conduit for the synchronization with the desktop. To save your entries you can request a complete backup of Calar's database on each HotSync operation. If Scriptum is installed on your handheld you can transfer your notes to this application, which has a conduit and a viewer for the desktop. The shareware version of Scriptum – available free of charge – is sufficient for this purpose.