Every PDA available today can be synchronized with your desktop computer. This is an important program or function that allows you to add data to your PDA. Your PDA could come with the docking station that plugs into your desktop computer, while some docking stations for specific PDA’s are sold separately. Either way you want to be sure you have the right one.
Being able to synchronize your PDA with your computer also allows you to back up information should you need to. Synchronization is also effective if you need to get information off of your PDA in order to free up some of the memory space on your PDA.
With synchronization you can also load emails and other items onto your PDA to read them at a later time. It also keeps you up to date , with any appointments or details concerning your calendar of events on your PDA. The file manager on your PDA, knows when the PDA itself has actually been docked to a desktop computer and will begin to synchronize information. There is a program that comes with your docking station or PDA for the desktop computer to acknowledge the PDA and its source.
If synchronization starts automatically you have to be careful, in some ways because the PDA will attempt to load files on its own that you may not want on the PDA in the first place. You should create a special folder on your desktop computer for your PDA to keep track of your information.
One point that is definite, if you do not create a file and you synchronize your PDA with your desktop computer specifying what folder to sync with your PDA will attempt to synchronize and every folder on your desktop computer it can. You have to be specific in this area, or your memory on your PDA will fill up a lot faster than you had wanted it too. And, with information you didn’t want on your PDA to begin with. Some people change the settings on their PDA so is doesn’t automatically start to synchronize with your computer as soon as it is docked with your desktop, doing this basically makes the PDA from a command from you before it starts to synchronize the folders.
Also, in the event your PDA gets lost or stolen, you have the information on your desktop computer and that data as well as maybe pictures or mp3’s aren’t lost. You synchronized the information with your PDA. Most PDA’s already have the synchronization program on them, therefore all you have to do is install the program on your desktop computer for the synchronization process to work using your PDA.
Another good use for synchronization is if you want to personalize your PDA, such as purchase games off of the Internet. You download the game to your desktop computer and then through synchronizing the game is installed on your PDA. However, make sure it is a game that can be used on your PDA. There are special formats for that too.