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When is Mrs. Anderson's next shoeing appointment? And, what size shoes does her horse take? It’s impossible to tell in your current pen-and-paper schedule book because your handwriting isn’t very legible and the ink is starting to smear due to an unfortunate mishap with a cup of coffee this morning.
But if you are like Johnnie Warner of Oneida, Tenn., all of your essential shoeing information is stored in a Palm Pilot or hand-held computer, which fits into the pocket of your shirt. Warner, who made the switch to the Palm 4 years ago, says you’ll never have a problem with scheduling, billing, compiling expenses or anything else that you need to run your shoeing business. The best part of all, according to Warner, is that buying a regular Palm with no additional software is cheap and his is extremely easy to use.
The problem with many of the electronic gadgets on the market today is that you have to buy so much additional software to run the equipment properly that the final price isn’t worth it, says Warner. But with his Palm Pilot, he didn’t buy anything extra and it has all the information he needs about a client’s horses at the touch of a button.
“It does everything I need it to do without having to buy any extras,” says Warner. “The Palm software is so simple to use that anyone can figure it out in a matter of minutes.”
Warner says that when…