Re: [HS] Handyshopper Verses Spash Shopper
- On Sun, 01 Sep 2002 03:30:22 -0000, "glmason92"
>Greg, can you or someone else list the features that HS2 has NOW thatI'll wait for a list.
>SplashShopper lacks? I think that would help those of us who still
>have a lot to learn about HS2 and will certainly help those who are
>comparing the two products head to head.
I started with HS (and love the prgm!) and changed to Splash shopper
for the desktop conduit. I must say: I really do not use the DT CD
much. I could do without it.
- Last date an item was bought HS does, SS doesn't.
- Combining stores at will (pick 3 out of 10, I use them for certain
situations, like "alone", "son visiting", "parents visiting"). Neither
HS nor SS does that. I use "stores" for "situations" (I don't buy
chocolate ice cream when I'm alone :-)
- There are items you shouldn't forget to get. My medicine is rather
essential. So I WOULD like an advance warning or putting it on the
list automatically: no HS or SS feature :-(
- I appreciate the effort that is spent to HS. It's free. I EXPECT
from SS that they care: I paced for it.
- At 06:49 PM 9/1/02 +0200, you wrote:
> >Greg, can you or someone else list the features that HS2 has NOW thatOk, so I installed the latest SplashShopper and checked it out. Here are
> >SplashShopper lacks? I think that would help those of us who still
> >have a lot to learn about HS2 and will certainly help those who are
> >comparing the two products head to head.
some things that HandyShopper2 HAS but SplashShopper does NOT. This is
probably not a complete list:
1) Ability to edit items in list view. SplashShopper automatically goes to
Detail view when you tap and item, and information is edited there.
2) Ability for an item description to take up more than one line in list
view. SplashShopper truncates the description to the column width, with no
option to allow multiple lines. The most you can get is a full line across
the screen by turning off all other columns.
3) The Best Buy calculator. Sure, I could do it with the Calculator
application, but this is SOOOO much easier.
4) Date, Tax2, Priority, and Private. I'd say aisle and custom text, but
the two custom fields in SplashShopper can serve as those. This allows HS2
to record item creation or completion date, or any other date, as well as
calculate additional taxes, filter/sort by priority, and hide items from
5) ability to copy an item, either in the list or to another list
6) One-handed more. They've created a No-stylus mode, but it's a global
preference that you set before opening a list, and the only way to turn it
off is to go to the SS home screen and into the option again.
8) ability to purge items based on different criteria.
9) a useful total, including tax, filterable by category and even priority,
and access to the checkout function from there.
10) four different display fonts to choose from
11) 3-tier search orders for All and Need, which can be preset.
SplashShopper lets you quickly sort a list by any of the fields it
supports, but only by one field at a time.
12) Alarms per item. SplashShopper has no alarms whatsoever.
13) Lefty support and the famous "tip window" on the scroll bar.
13) Ability to import data from the Memo Pad. Useful when someone beams you
data that they have in a memo (or exported to one as many programs to).
14) On the way for HS2 are per-item icons and alarm sound selections
Some of the things that SplashShopper has that HS2 didn't have been added
to HS2, including per-list icons and drag-adjustable column widths.
There haven't been many changes to SplashShopper since I last looked at it
several months ago. The main differences I see now are that it has stores
and the ability to record per-store prices and aisles (if you use a custom
field as aisle), some item marking and navigation tools, and the no-stylus
mode. It's main advantage over HS2 is still the well integrated desktop
client for both Windows AND Mac users.
Hope that helps anyone interested. I'll stick with HS2 myself, but you all
knew that already. ;-)
- Gregory A. Gaub | http://www.snapbag.com/~flux/ -
- --- Willem v/d Blink <wblink@...> wrote:
> - There are items you shouldn't forget to get. My medicine is ratherYou can set an alarm for an item.
> essential. So I WOULD like an advance warning or putting it on the
> list automatically: no HS or SS feature :-(
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