Review: MyStream 1.0 Don t Forget the Small Stuff

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Don t you always need something like your car s VIN number or your Delta frequent flyer information, or perhaps you dog s county license number, when you don t have it? Here s a nice solution that lets you sync on your Palm OS PDA, or via the Web.

 

Streamline Mobile has released MyStream 1.0 to solve this problem. In addition to software that resides on your PDA, MyStream has an online component that lets you manage all the information. And that s where this product really shines.

 

After creating an account, users are presented with an account management dashboard. In addition to your account info and the ability to download the PDA application at any time, this is the main interface for editing your categories. The program starts out with roughly a dozen pre-selected categories like: combinations, emergency contact info, frequent flier accounts, insurance information, memberships, prescriptions, and vehicle info to name a few.

 


All of these categories are editable on the PDA or Web interface so you may enter data on whichever side you wish. During HotSync the data is synced in both places, giving you a current snapshot on the PDA and Web console. The usability on both the Web site and the PDA application are great, it s very intuitive, which is a huge factor for me. So power users and first-timers will both feel comfortable.

 

I like this application for two main reasons. First, I can get a lot of crap out of my wallet. I can t stand a thick wallet (obviously unless it s all cash). Right now I have a few of things this program can replace: AAA card, insurance card, dental insurance card, alarm codes for the office I work in, and other pin numbers and access info. All of this can be gone with a few minutes of data entry. Further, I can add all the information I leave at home, that I always need when I don t expect it.

 

The second reason is that you can have access to your info on the Web or via data export whenever you want. Mobility is the name of the game with PDA s, but knowing you can log in with a Web connection from anywhere is a nice insurance policy.

 

You can pick up a 15 day demo for free, the full version is only $14.95. I recommend giving it a try. Who knows maybe you won t sit lopsided any more or your purse becomes lighter and more organized. Either way, things are looking up.

 

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Brian

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